Top 10 in Texas
0 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: - Multiple Concrete Tee-pads
- Some variation in terrain
- Lots of room to bomb some drives
- Shot placement is needed to score well
This course is tons of fun. Its not often that you come across a course so vast and yet has good variety of shots.
The constant wind really challenges your game on the open holes, as easy as they may look they are not always straight forward.
Several open holes are complimented by the hills around the lake which you must shape your shots to stay in the fairway while managing to throw with good distance on most of them. Good use of the elevation for the most part.
The last part of the course finishes with some nice tee and basket placements with trees in play that work your mid range game.
Cons: - Hole 1
I am not fond of hole 1, I think its the weakest on the course requiring little skill and more of just a spike out to nowhere and hope it lands on the right side of the shrub so you can putt. I think this hole could easily be redesigned with all the empty space by the parking lot and still link up to hole 2.
Other Thoughts: North Lake is a good contrast to Lake Lewisville, I like to start off with a morning warm up round at Lake Lewisville then on to North Lake to throw some distance drives. I play here every time I am in Denton and this course really shows you what your game is made of.
0 of 13 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: The first holes are long wide open shots for those with a big arm. The later holes become more technical.
Cons: The lack of concrete tee boxes and the heavy use of the course can lead to some pretty muddy encounters as well as vague tee areas.
Other Thoughts: The elevation changes in the course make it difficult at times to push joggers or strollers.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Bare Bones Golfing
Pros: It has 18 baskets, few water shots.
Cons: Too open, No Concrete tees, Signs are awful, pond is nasty if you have to recover a disc.
Other Thoughts: Boring to say the least, wasn't excited about any holes until Hole 15 I think.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Not Fat Friendly
Pros: Front nine is very open, lots of good open shots. This is a great place to practice your drives. The greens are the only wooded places for most of the course, so you're accuracy for mids and putts is critical. Holes 4-7 are up or down hills, so huge chance here to maximize distance. I really had a great time here, lots of trash cans, not crowded.
Cons: 4, 5, 6 and 7 are up and down hills. I'm not "in shape" so these wore me out really early. Made this course exhausting. Hole 14 has a huge puddle almost exactly at the critical turn for that hole, also about my average distance on a drive, so I landed right in the swamp. The back nine feels crowded after the huge open front nine. Lots of long walks between holes, don't go on a hot day, no shade. Some of these baskets, the top of the basket actually curves in? I've never seen this before, and it totally boned me on some shots. I was really excited about the proshop between 11 and 12, but it's more a ball golf shop, they had like 12 discs that all seemed used, I was sad.
Other Thoughts: This course was fun, I probably got my max distance drive today (shot downhill on 7) but the only challenge here is really the distance. I had a good time, this is the first course that really allowed me to cut loose and blow my arm out for all out distance, without making me pay for it. It's a great course to play for practice, but not a great challenge.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
solid but nothing special
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Makes good use of the elevation and water
-Lots of longer holes where you can pull out the big guns.
-Some more technical holes on the back 9.
-Sequence of holes has a nice flow, except the gap between 11&12.
-Course is mostly easy to follow, 11-12 gap is the only real trouble spot.
-Wind is a major test on the open holes
-New dual concrete tees on each hole. There are now 4 different layouts you can play: Long, short, classic, and new.
-Many of the new tees offer significantly different looks at the hole.
Cons: -Lack of shade, especially on the front 11
-The baskets are okay but some have single chains, leaning slightly, and/or just kind of janky.
-Much of the front 11 is unmemorable distance holes with little to no obstacles. Thank goodness for the pond and bunker.
Other Thoughts: This is a good option if you live in Denton. You can get in a fun round in town without having to drive to Lewisville. That said, I live in Denton and I'm certainly willing to drive to Lewisville pretty frequently just to play a better course.
This is basically a long and mostly uneventful course. Most of the front 9 circles a small lake (or big pond?) which comes into play on 4(creek),6,9. Not much in terms of obstacles, just a few lines of trees here and there so just bring your distance. A large bunker circles half of the lake so a few holes get an elevated teepad (5,7,9) or basket (4,8). Most of these holes are straight fairways and don't favor RH or LH.
Once you get through 11, there is a long walk around some tennis courts and a ball golf driving range to get to the tee for 12. Can be a nice little break and there is a water fountain and beverage machine on the way, next to a little shop between the tennis course with drinks and snacks.
The back holes are a little more varied: more trees, obstacles and technical holes, shorter distances. Here a small creek comes into play on 15-18. Great contrast from the front side.
The other major factor here is that there is nearly always a good amount of wind coming through the course. Great practice for getting used to the wind but it can get old. Bring your overstable plastic, somehow there is almost always a headwind not matter which direction you are facing.
The course is a veritable swamp after a heavy rain. The front 9 is doable but you've got to skip much of the back unless you want to be at least ankle deep in mud and water.
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Decent Long Range Course
Pros: Good variety of shots. Long, open shots for the first group, then some closer, precision shots in the last group.
Lots of fun if you like really airing out a disc, plus the lake and the creek in the last area gives some challenging risk/reward shots.
Not usually very crowded, and eve when it is, the people are mostly friendly.
Cons: Few to no trees from hole #2 to about hole #13, gets really hot.
Long walks between most of the holes.
Only mowed on the fairways, the grass outside of that can get REALLY long.
VERY windy, even for Denton, but it doesn't affect you as much as it could, since they're mostly long, straight shots that are pretty forgiving.
Other Thoughts: This course really let me get my drives down.
It's a long ways from hole #11 to #12, but the trip takes you past a place to get drinks as well as a golf pro shop with some decent discs for sale.
Overall a pretty fun course.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
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.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
long and hot
Pros: This course has some nice length and wide open tee shots. There are also some elevated tee boxes/pins which make things interesting. the back 7 holes or so ride next to a creek and is lightly wooded so it's a little more technical here.
Cons: Little chances to catch a drink in the summer time which can be blisteringly hot due to the open style of the course.
Other Thoughts: After hole ten you got a bit of a walk around the tennis courts to the next hole.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
hot and windy
Pros: Lots of wide open shots through the front nine if you want to work on your driving or try out new discs. Very close to UNT for any students wanting to play regularly.
Great course for beginners.
Cons: The middle ten holes, there are not any trees, which means no shade in the summer and lots of wind most of the time. Makes for some very boring holes.
Most of holes are just not challenging enough for a novice or experienced player.
Other Thoughts: If you are in Denton, you are better off taking the drive down to Lake Lewisville or LL woods in Lewisville.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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