Norh Lake Park
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Pros: Very beginner friendly. The course is open with very few obstacles, especially on the front nine.
Multiple concrete tees for each hole
Locals are friendly
Cons: Getting from the back none to the front nine s a bit of walk.
No signs at several of the tees
No course map
Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the local disc golfer that I played with I would have had no idea where to go. It was a very fun course though, many birdie even for a new guy like me.
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Pros: Long shots. Easy to follow the layout. Doesn't usually get too crowded. Hardly any pedestrian interference.
Cons: Boring. Only challenge is to throw your disc far and straight. And occasionally avoid a lake or creek or mud pit. Many holes get swamped out after it rains. Not much shade. Scenery isn't too exciting. It is often extremely windy out here (by Denton standards). Many holes are out on an open plain that catches alot of constant wind.
Other Thoughts: Don't end up in the driving range.
The course gets more interesting in the last 6 holes.
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9 Helpful / 2 Not
Run of the mill
Baskets were a mix of different types but mostly older, quality ones that caught alright. The tee signs were sufficient to get the point across and the posted distances were in the right ballpark on most holes. Generally a pretty easy course with some long holes that let you air out your discs. A weenie are will have a hard time competing on this course. Some decent elevation changes on several of the holes with a couple big downhill drives that can boost your ego. #17 is a great pie shaped "island" hole that affords a reasonable landing area, but then a challenging putt; if you try to park the tee shot you risk the narrowest part of the island. Four of the five water risk holes are at the end of the course allowing you to keep your plastic until the final holes. ;-) Restrooms and water fountains between holes #11 & #12.
The tee boxes were rutted dirt and could easily stand to be upgraded. You'll likely want to tee off from behind (or to the side) of many of them. The walk from #11 to #12 is really long. Not a very high challenge factor. The area around basket #14 could be filled because it's too low now and collects all the water in the area. Not much shade on the majority of the course.
I played a charity tournament on this course and they had slightly modified tee boxes defined to keep us out of the mud pits that were the normal boxes, that made the round more enjoyable. The locals said it was typically a very windy course, but it wasn't that bad the April day that I played. North Lake Park is a decent course but not something a traveling pro would be happy about going out of their way to play. But for locals and novice and recreational players it's a perfectly enjoyable course.
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13 Helpful / 0 Not
Into the Great Wide Open.
Pros: This is a long fairly open course. There are a few elevation holes and one with water that makes you decide just how much you trust your drive…or at least it will when the wind is blowing hard. At the time of writing this, they have dirt tees, but it sounds like they will be getting cement tee pads sometime soon. The tee signs were helpful in finding the next tees. This course has some really long holes. There is one hole that has a kind of peninsula style green. The fun factor here was better than average for me. It is worth going back to play again.
Cons: The dirt tee pads are worn down into ruts and you may want tee off next to some of them. The walk from one portion of the course to the other around tennis courts and a driving range is a bit much. But it is better to have the course and take that hike than to not have the course at all.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was just OK for me. For the most part this is a nice course. There are not many technical holes and very few wooded style holes, but I did enjoy the round. They have a nice course there in Denton, TX. My favorite hole is where you tee off one elevated point to a giant field and the basket was on top of another elevated point.
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