4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short, Quick, Fun course in the city. We've played here since the start and it has gotten better over the years. Seasons change the course; play all year long.
Cons: Good rains = added water hazards; other park enthusiasts that like to play frisbee with your disc, they're nice, they just don't know.
Other Thoughts: It's our home course also, nothing spectacular, but a fun way to spend an hour of your life.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Always Perfect for a Quick Game
Pros: All the holes have something different to offer. My home course in Houston. Alt tees on every hole. Easy to find each tee, a logical progression from hole to hole. A mix of right and left through scattered trees, it even has a long(ish) open hole to really rip it. Not an extremely difficult course, but with enough variety to keep it interesting.
What this course lacks in quantity of holes, it makes up for in quality. While some Houston courses are filled with mostly "blah" holes, and an interesting one every now and then, this little course throws a surprising variety at you for nine holes. You will have to play a few different lines on this course, and while many of the holes offer deuce possibilities, there are no gimme holes on this course, and every hole has one or more ways to send you into bogeyland without thinking twice. Curse that wizard tree!!
This course is probably the best example I've ever seen of making the best use of a limited space. The fact that they even built a course on this narrow strip of trees between a divided road and the bayou is impressive, and how well it turned out is even doubly so. Its location makes it one of the few courses in Houston I can usually drive to in less than 30 min, which is saying alot for anyone who's driven in Houston. The convenient location is really this course's calling card.
Cons: Fairly flat, lacking in extremely thick forest to obstruct. Reforestation area is still fairly doable for escape shots/ shooting through. Also, bayou and giant sewer grate can both handily eat disks without possibility of retrieval if you are not careful.
Baskets have that annoying rejection bar on the top.
On a few holes, most notably hole 2, an errant drive to the right can easily end up in the busy street. I like playing it as it lies as much as the next guy, but its hard to land a good upshot while dodging traffic.
Like many houston courses (the city as a whole) TC suffers from poor drainage. After a rain, be prepared for standing water in many spots on the course, especially on the tees.
The dirt tees are fairly level, worn down paths of earth, clearly marked with posts. They are fine to shoot from when they are dry.However, in wet conditions, the tees become little ponds, and thus force you to shoot next to them on many occasions., since they are low spots and thus the last areas of the course to drain. This can be a bit frustrating.
Though the holes here have some challenges and make for a fun round, this course doesn't really wow or impress, merely entertains throughout.
Other Thoughts: A good course, but nothing fancy. Great for a quick game inside the loop. Easy to retrieve discs that go into the rough, unless you are unlucky enough to shank one into the bayou, then its bye-bye.
This is the home course of both me and my good friend that introduced me to this wonderful sport, and he really enjoys this course. To this day he maintains "Every hole at TC is like a signature hole from another course." In a sense, I agree with this. If you plucked a few of the better holes from Moffitt, Macgregor, First Colony Aquatic Center and Bear Branch (minus the water), this course probably has something kinda similar on it. So the holes at TC are like a collection of $5 knockoffs: Oakley's sunglasses, Rolex watch, clip-on tie. They will look good, tell time, keep the sun out of your eyes, and get you into a fancy restaurant in a pinch. However, they aren't quite the same as the real thing. So, while not signature holes by MY definition, I agree that every hole here is kinda interesting, with enough variety and challenge that playing here often won't leave you horribly unprepared for the majority of what Houston courses throw at you (besides Oak Creek and Spring Valley).
TC is my Houston "home" course, but on principle I refuse to let HBB inflate my rating, because objectively, this is an ok course with extremely basic amenities. However, personally I find TC to be a charming and fun little average course to play, so I still recommend you stop by and play a few quick rounds. Welcome to my home.
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