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The "Other" Temple Course
Pros: Hole lengths range from a 150' to over 650' depending on which concrete tee you decide to play. The long tees play almost 7000' in mostly open terrain, so players long off the tee who want to improve their play in the wind will really enjoy this course. Holes #3 and #5 play the drainage ditch while over a third of the course has a small creek running through it. All of the shorter holes play along the creek, so conservative play should keep you dry, plus the creek is small and disc can be retrieved in many of the areas.
The flow of the course pretty good from the long tees, but the map provided under links is a useful tool for first-timers. Note the transitions from #7, #8, and #9 as well as #11 to #12. Parking is ample by the water park, but can be very busy on a warm summer day. However, it's the perfect place to drop off the kids, while you get in a couple of rounds.
BEST HOLE/S: #14
Unlike a lot of hill central Texas courses - there are no real memorable holes here. The course is dead flat, so elevation junkies should stay at Lion's Park
. I felt like I was back in Houston playing a longer version of Agnes Moffitt Park
with a creek. Signage is average, but is not the high quality Houck signs that you can find on many of his courses. Also, given the light foliage, bring some water, because this place hot and dry in the summer.
WORST HOLE/S: #1
Although overshadowed by much more impressive Lion's Park
, South Temple community Park is an interesting mix of lightly wooded creek -lined holes. Built back in 2002, this Houck designed course is a good place for beginners and recreational level players. The short tees offer good ace runs, and the long tees are just challenging enough for the big arms. Although this is far from the many superior Houck courses in the Dallas and Austin areas, the interesting b lends of lines and flat terrain are just enough to make this an enjoyable experience. Experience Temple and combine this course with Lion's Park to make a fantastic day of disc golf.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: I think this is a great course. Like most have said there is a nice mix of long and short holes. Very well placed tees and baskets to get the most use out of the mature trees on the land. I would highly recommend this course to any body. Pros could even like this course because they can work on different shots from huge hyzer bombs, to rollers, and so on. Also the course is well taken care of as well.
Cons: I have no cons of the course. As for texas during the summer this place is very hot. Yes the wind might be blowing but it does nothing for you. Bring water better yet bring a golf umbrella for shade it gets hot. Lot of trees on the back nine help add some shade.
Other Thoughts: Since I haven't been there in several years there wasnt a water park located here. However still should be a great place to play some golf. Awesome tee pads, nice large creek when water is in it. Worth the stop to check it out.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really like this course and it doesnt seem to get played very often since I rarely see anyone here. Yes this course is mostly open and flat but there are some great holes here despite that fact. You will have to be able t throw many shots and be able to do so in a big wnd because the wind is always here. Now the navigation is not an issue as te course flows very well. This can be enjoyed by not only the newer players but also the more advanced and even the pros. The crrek and the path make good OB if your looking to make the course harder on you as well. The pads are concrete and once again the dual tees are a bonus. The waterpark is nice if your lady and kids dont want to play.
Cons: Windy and not much shade at all. Bring drinks cause it can get hot and its a long way back. Some of the rough is just that.
Other Thoughts: I hit these courses every time I go down to Llano and love to do so. There is a good mix of golf and it breaks the drive up. Both are really worth the stop and I think you will enjoy.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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South Temple Community prak
Pros: This 18 hole disc golf course, with long and short cement tee pads, is very user friendly. A good mix of long and short holes, that allows you to blast a monster drive, and makes you "place " a good approach shot. "Birdie alley" is a mix of short, challenging holes in the middle of the course, with one "island type green" (hole 10). Designed by John Houck on a 50 acretrack of land, it has a creek that runs through the middle of it. Not much elevation or shade in summer time, so bring water, the city has just built a water park on site, so bring the kids and leave them in the lazy river while you play golf. The city of Temple and the TDGA takes real good care of this course. I play this course alot
Cons: Some trees, some water, very hot in the tx sunmmer, bring drinking water, no restroon and big mosquitoes in spring & fall
Other Thoughts: A great place to work on your game, and see our new water park,,,,
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Rotary DGC South Temple
Pros: Very easy to follow the course. There are signs at every box and course map at the start of the course. Multiple tee boxes on most holes. Great for trying out new discs and different throw types.
Cons: Very wide open. Not many trees to block any wind or sun. No elevation change to speak of. People often take their dogs out to the course and leave behind their waste so watch out on fairways and even on some greens. In the underbrush be sure to look out for poison ivy and oak.
Other Thoughts: Now that spring is here there are quite a few snakes out and about the course. I went just the other day and left a disc in the water due to a 4 ft. snake swimming around in the creek at 10 basket section and my buddy walked into a snake while searching in the underbrush along the creek by the 14 fairway.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Great Beginner Course
Pros: - Wide Open
- Pretty Flat
- Can take some chances
- Many long drives
- Only thing at park is disc golf
- Creek is only main place to lose a disc
Cons: - No trees to block wind, makes it hard on windy days
- Can get pretty torn up if you do not throw in the fairway
- Not very scenic
Other Thoughts: I have only been playing for a few weeks, but have played this course probably three times a week. The first few holes are very good to test your throws and new discs on. This course is much easier for beginners than Lion's Park in Temple, but it isn't as scenic.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The distance variety on this course is very impressive with ranges from 150' up to the mid 800's. There are alot of par 4's.
There are nice long concrete tee pads on every hole.
There is a sign at EVERY tee with hole #, distance, and par. There is also a bulletin board at the start with a large map of the course.
Both pro and amatuer tees increases the already high variety of shots and distances. The biggest of arms will be challenged and the wimpiest will make at least one birdie (my wife made three).
The John Houck design means that every hole is unique and challenging. Even though it is flat and lightly wooded, the use of a winding creek, distance, and some well placed trees makes this an excellent course.
Cons: There's not much shade so mid-day play in the summer will be tough.
If you don't land in the fairway you may have to deal with thorny bushes and trees.
This course doesn't have quite as much scenic beauty, with mature trees and hilly terrain, as Lion's Park.
Other Thoughts: I actually slightly prefer this course to Lion's Park. The residents of temple are lucky to have such great courses.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Home Course # 1
Pros: Designed by John Houck. A fun course that you can develop your arm at. Good long open holes but lots of hazards. Short boxes and "Birdie Alley" fun for beginners who can stay on the fairways.
Cons: Trees that bite, and a mean creek.
Other Thoughts: We have relocated hole # 1 due to the new Family Aquatic Center which is being built. This added a little more to the overall length of the course. We also made 2 tee boxes for this hole.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Open and Flat
Pros: The course is very easy to find and well kept. All of the holes have cement tees and a majority of the holes have 2 tee boxes. There are signs at each tee box to give you a good idea of where you are throwing to since some of the holes are "blind." Whether you throw backhand or forehand, you will be challenged with a myriad of shots. There are many holes that allow you to explode on your drive but will challenge your approach and putting skills. The part of town this course is in is very quite, laid back, and developing. The course begins and ends at the parking lot. Trash cans are spread throughout the course so litter is at a minimum.
Cons: There are trees throughout the course but since a majority of the holes are wide open, take your sun screen...you WILL get baked. There is also a creek that runs through the entire course. About 3-4 holes require you to shoot over water, by water, or along a barbed wire fence line. Losing discs is very easy here if you are not a seasoned player. If you don't like having your legs scratched all to hell while looking for a disc WEAR PANTS! The underbrush here is lethal! Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are present. Not to mention that there are some BIG mesquite bushes and they have needle like thorns that have no problem passing through any clothing...including souls of shoes!! Very little variation in elevation. It's pretty much a completely flat course. Not a very forgiving "beginners" course since all but 2-3 holes have some sort of water hazard in them.
Other Thoughts: I play this course on a weekly basis will will continue to do so. I enjoy the long and short game this course provides. There is a cement walking trail that cuts through the course so waiting for pedestrians does happen some times.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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