Scenic 18 hole course south of Tyler
Pros: Nice scenery, minimal water hazards, fairly easy to navigate course even though there are not any signs showing you to the next tee pad. Bathroom and water fountain near 17th/18th holes.
Cons: Tees are not clearly marked, no distances shown at the (nice concrete) tee pads. Might be a pro for some but no hole to truly test your arm strength.
Other Thoughts: Even though this is a property owned by Green Acres Baptist Church, no one is out there trying to get you to go to church or witnessing to you (thankfully). The only people that will chat with you randomly are other disc golfers.
There is a softball/baseball field and some soccer fields with little league and other team sports (I've seen college age and older soccer teams scrimmaging before) that practice/play so you may need to be careful at a few holes so you don't throw onto the field or hit someone with your disc.
Tee pad for #12 is to the left (west) of the soccer field (that is right by #11 hole) in a cluster of trees. Naturally people want to walk on the right side of the soccer field with the concrete sidewalk but make sure you walk to the left to the trees and bench for #12.
Pretty Park Course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It is great to see this quality of DG course installed on church property and made available to the public.
The course winds around a multi-use park with ball fields, soccer fields and a walking path, but does a good job of avoiding conflicts with those activities.
Huge parking lots with nice restrooms. Good concrete tee pads in the short positions (which I played). The long tees appeared to be mostly natural.
The first three holes work up and down a small hill and are mostly open. I found them only so-so but things got more interesting with Hole 4 which is a tight tunnel through the woods. From there holes utilized woods and elevation to add challenge. Hole 10 is an interesting drive from an elevated tee, over the entrance drive and down to a basket far below. Holes 13, 14 and 16 all bring a large pond into play.
From the short tees hole lengths vary from 160' to 330' so this is a short course. Long tees stretch it out some but most holes are still 200' - 300'.
Cons: There are no tee signs at all, which is too bad. As a traveling golfer I appreciate good signage on a course. I had the course map which made navigation pretty easy. Otherwise it might be tough to find a couple of the holes.
There was some construction going on near Holes 5, 6, and 7 that had the area torn up and required some altered basket locations.
No long holes to really air out a drive. So if you are looking for a course requiring a big arm this isn't it!
Other Thoughts: I appreciate the church making this course available to the public.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Can somebody turn on a fan?
Pros: Elevation adds fun factor on many holes and a couple of empty the baggers. Water in play on 3 holes. One you throw over, one along side of and one to a basket with water surrounding it. I lost my disc on the latter, it went past the basket and skipped into the drink. Good disc catchers that actually catch your disc. 2 different tees per hole. Has a few memorable holes. For me 9,10,11,13 and the one I lost my disc on. Enough trash cans and benches that are all in the shade. Not busy on a Friday at 3 PM. In fact I was alone with the wildlife, saw a few lizards. There are many well placed baskets. Several ace runs for pros and even a couple for the rest of us. A few of the alternate tees change the shot and the elevation. For a small park this course is very fun to play. I played from both tees since there was no one behind me. This course surprised me almost as much as U.T. Tyler. This is the lowest rated course in Tyler but I am finding out that East Texas has elevation. I don't know about central, west, north or south Texas. The worst course in Tyler was still fun to me.
Cons: No shade except by the benches. Hard to navigate. You will have to spot many baskets. Hole 1 and 3's baskets are behind foliage. The fact that I just told you that does not change the fact that you will still have to walk many holes just to know where the basket is, including 1 and 3. Didn't find the basket for 17. I found where I would put it. Between these 2 rock formations filled with water. It would be quite a pin placement. Tee for 18 is just past the rock formations. Some of the holes you must spot are hilly. So bring water and a visor or cap. Some of the tee pads were dangerous, uneven sandy rocky texture.
Other Thoughts: Do not play this course without a local to guide you, unless you are very patient. I would have no problem giving this course a 3.5 or maybe even a 4 if it had concrete tee pads and good NEW signage with arrows and tee signs. If I would have let the navigation get me angry, I might see someone give it a 2 or 2.5, but the fun factor for me made up for it. Along with having the whole park to myself. Don't drive too far but if you are in Tyler play all 5. Tyler disc golf in my opinion is a blast.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great course. Some challenging holes with great basket placement. Good use of elevation, trees, and the ponds here.
Cons: I never play well on hole 7, ever. Overall a great course though.
Other Thoughts: The only good water holes in Tyler.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice elevation usage for a little park. Good baskets and 2 tees on all the holes as well. This is a short course for the most part except for like 2 holes. You can throw some different lines for the most part due to the openess of this course. Good course for beginners and to test out your up shots and putts. Alot of the same shots for me(RHBH)which seems like it might get boring after a while.
Cons: Signage, must be a thing in Tyler as in they are just numbers. The pond looks nasty so dont throw in there. Kind of hard to navigate at times but not too bad. Not alot of shade so it could get hot.
Other Thoughts: Fun course to go out to but not worth the drive itself.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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