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.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
The Second Lake
Pros: Good course with lots of shots. You will need a big arm here to score well because there are many long holes. There is a good mix of shots though with some tight shots, some annys and some hyzers. Good mix of baskets and natural pads. Tee signs are ok but not great. Fun course to practice your wind game out.
Cons: Ruts on some tees suck. Needs trash cans. The walk between 11 and 12 is LONG. The pond will eat discs as will some of the creeks if they are up. Get very hot in the warmer months and its a long walk to your car once you start. Basket 14 is pretty much always under water(make your putt!)!!
Other Thoughts: I see they sell drinks and discs in the shop that breaks up the walk between 11 and 12. There will be some changes in the next couple of months from what the locals tell me, stand by for that.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
One of my favorites
Pros: This is a long course, so it is great for practicing your drive. The city has really improved the upkeep of the course. Great elevation holes for practice going up and down hills. The pond is nice to walk around, and you get your exercise for the day. The back nine are a good change from the open front nine. Parking is never a problem. Water hazards are not bad for losing discs (be careful on 9).
Cons: A few of the baskets have been damaged, and a few signs need to be redone. Some tees have become ruts (although the city is supposed to be pouring concrete). Some trees have been removed, which has altered some holes. Of course I must mention the walk between 11 and 12, but it isn't that big of a deal, it's healthy...
Other Thoughts: I am a little biased toward this course, it is the course i started on. Great fun, but plan for some wind. There is always wind at North Lakes Park, no matter what the weather is doing: we joke about it being the windiest place in town. Not a lot to worry about, just go out and enjoy.
There is currently a petition online for the improvement of this course. With your help and e-Signiture, this course can be greatly improved.
I put a link up in the "Links" tab. Thanks.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Very fun course!
Pros: Beautiful scenery by a lake that doesn't interfere much with play.
Wide open holes for driver practice.
A community athletics center with vending machines, water fountains, and clean restrooms is located near the 11th hole.
There is also a golf pro-shop by the community center that sells used discs for discounted prices!
The course has a few tees positioned atop hills that are very fun to shoot from.
Usually has a good amount of groups playing that are friendly and courteous. But is rarely overpopulated.
alcohol is allowed.
Well maintained with short green grass. Hardly any mud except by the creeks.
Cons: needs more trashcans/benches.
Very long walk between the middle of the course due to the athletics facility and ball golf driving range.
The final holes are over creeks and a ditch with some pretty swampy water so be careful.
The first part of the course is so open that it is usually very windy. This wind makes advancing through the long holes treacherous at times.
Tees are dirt and desperately need to be replaced with concrete.
Other Thoughts: This course gets more flak than it deserves. I have a lot of fun every time I come out here. If you have 1 1/2 to 2 hours to spare, it is well worth the time. Just don't come on a windy day if you can help it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long holes where you get to work on your big drives - this course is unique to the other courses in Denton County. Five elevation change holes allow you to work on shooting up or downhill.
Cons: You'll have a long walk between the holes around the pond and the driving range. No teepads here. This course is super-hot in the summer with little relief until you et to the last few holes.
Other Thoughts: Work on your wind shots here: 75% of the course is open and/or elevated so you'll get to deal with the wind on a bunch of your shots. A fun, big-arm course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Exercise Course
Pros: Some really nice long holes including one from the top of a hill over a dranage area to the top of another hill over 400 feet away.
Like the other review says lots of beginners out here. Used to be really weedy out here but he city is doing a much better job of keeping the grass down and a lot more players out.
You can pretty much find players out here everyday any time of day.
Nice course to work on your drives as you will be pulling out your driver on almost everyhole and be able to grip it and rip it.
Cons: Really really hot during the summer and very windy alot of times.
Wind can make some holes play extremely long and the next day make it short.
some baskets are not the best but havn't had the damage effect a putt yet and I play here 3-4 times a week.
Walk between 11 and 12 is a pain but there is a rec area there that has snack machines and drink machines inside as well as a cold water fountain to fill up your bottle.
Other Thoughts: I like the course for the length.
My 13 year old son is learning to play here and nice to let him learn to drive and approach.
Lot's of good people playing out here now so that is nice.
Would like to see weekly tourneys but havn't heard of any yet.
There has been more tourney's out here in the last year then I remember.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Just go play Lewisville...
Pros: Wide open, no trees or boundaries to challenge you.
Holes 15-18 are the only holes on the course that are not essentially wide open and at least end this otherwise lackluster course in a decent fashion.
Cons: This course is way too long, takes to long to play with lengthy walks between some holes and a considerable walk around a tennis complex and ball golf driving range, unless you wanna risk it. The course used to have a decent tree in the middle of a downhill shot on 5, but last i was out they had chopped it down, and now the hole is just a crap downhill shot with an abandoned parking lot as the only view...
The park has little to no shade over 85% of the course. A couple of the baskets are in disrepair and have minor damages to them.
Other Thoughts: This course should be abandoned and resource the baskets for a new course in one of the many new housing areas around denton. This course is a horrible idea in the middle of the summer.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 1 Not
Long, Open Course
Pros: There are plenty of long holes here for the big arm thrower. If you can't throw long, you won't enjoy the course and will just think it is too long. Even though there aren't many obstacles on the fairway, it is still a tough course due to it's length and the wind factor. There are finally concrete baskets installed making the footing a lot better for your drives.
Cons: Some of the baskets only have a single layer of chains. The first 12 holes are very wide open with no obstacles on the fairway. Most of them are long (350 to 500ft), so that is your biggest obstacle. It is often times very windy here and there isn't much shade offered until the last 6 holes where there are more trees. Holes 11 and 12 are disjointed. You have to take about a quarter mile walk along the road to get to 12 from 11. Hole 14's basket is in a low-lying area that fills with water easily after a rain, making it unplayable. Although there are concrete tee boxes installed now, most of them are not level and several are not even pointing to the basket you are throwing to. Currently there are not new signs posted for the new tee boxes and a few of them still have an old sign or pole that is in the way of your backhand motion making your drive very uncomfortable.
Other Thoughts: A lot of beginners play here. This is the course that I learned to play on while at school at North Texas. Hole 9 is a big hazard hole with the lake down the hill to your left. I've seen many beginners lose their discs here, including myself when I started out. The last four holes has a creek that runs through that will swallow your discs too. It is dry right now, though and usually is in the summer time. As many times as I've played this course, I still enjoy going out to play it occasionally. If this course gets signs for the new tee boxes that are positioned in a safe place, levels the tee boxes, and points them in the right direction, I could raise my rating to a 3.5, but I think that is the ceiling for this course.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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