7 Helpful / 4 Not
Goog thing I don't live in Texas
Pros: This course is one of two on the property (and the more challenging course). This one is well laid out with a variety of up hill, down hill, and flat holes that use the terrain skillfully to create holes that are aesthetically pleasing yet challenging. There are also a variety of open distance shots, technical alley-way shots, and both left and right handed approaches. The fairways are well defined and set up to reward (or punish) high risk shots, or allow safer more conservative approaches. There are many trees that act as barriers to the tee (to both accessibility and visibility), but the underbrush is fairly clear and it seems likely that you won't lose your discs (unless you throw one exceptionally errant).
I played the long tees, so cannot comment on the quality of golf from the short tees, but they looked like holes that would be enjoyable for upper entry level players. The long tees are best for advanced and open players if your goal is to shoot par.
If your goal is to develop into a disciplined player with a variety of shots, this would be an ideal course to grow up on.
Cons: There are no real cons for this course. If forced to come up with something to say, I did have to look a bit for two tee boxes, but having never played the course before, that's not a big issue.
I'm sure that it can get hot, and it can get windy, but those concerns are not related to the course, rather one's preparation for and willingness to face local environmental challenges.
Other Thoughts: Every disc golfer seems to fantasize about opening their own golf course and pro shop one day. To me, this is what such dreams are made of. There is a real club house on site (complete with showers), well stocked pro shop, and food and beverage sales. For me, this is what disc golf should evolve into (or at least, disc golf on private courses). I played free mid-week, so the fees may vary (but I heavily subsidized the pro shop). For the level of service you get access to, I would happily pay a $10-20 fee. It is clear that the owners have put a lot of money into this effort, and I hope the local community recognizes and supports that kind of risk and sport development.
Bottom line: it's a good thing I don't live in Texas, as I'd leave a lot of money in the club house and time on the course.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This is a one of a kind course.
Some awesome views from the tops of the hills (and it doesn't feel like a hike to get to the top because of the layout). There are many long holes, down the side of the hills, some not visible but they are constantly clearing out more trees.
Cons: No signs or directions to the next tee box though there is a map on the back of the scorecards.
Other Thoughts: Prepare for the Texas Hill Country. Bring water or be prepared to buy some there. Spend some time in the awesome club house and bring a camera.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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