So much fun. 4.0 Golf, 2.0 Amenities.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Discatchers
Good Concrete Tees
Multiple Tees on every Hole
Well Kept and mowed
Plenty of Benches and Trashcans
Bathrooms (at #7)
Plenty of Parking
Most holes have some shade
Shouldn't interfere with other park activities
Awesome use of the land available
Looks like it would allow for expansion
Every hole was unique and fun (no repetition)
Some up /flat/down
Multiple Tees are set up well: Some short Tees are easier and some just offer a totally different hole.
Great use of the Creek on 6-9
Love the way the land rolls on 1-5
10 makes a decent finishing hole.
Decent to good Risk/Reward
Really good park to work on your accuracy. Good for Rec to Advanced
Something for everyone.
Basket ball courts
Pavilions for gatherings/tourneys
Favorite Hole(s): #6-Top of the world across the creek, #8-Cross the creek to Basket on Cliff
Cons: No Signs
Only 10 holes (no big deal)
The water in the creek is stanknasty. (Just don't throw in there)
A couple of holes play by the Parking Lot or Road (CONTROL, People)
Trapezoid Tees are backward (lol)
Seriously if this Park had some good signage/directionals, it would be a 4 based on the Play.
Other Thoughts: Over all this in a fun, challenging course to play. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Abilene. Since it has no directionals or Teesigns, I would recommend hooking up with a local or giving yourself time to make sure you are throwing at the right basket.
Bring water as it will get hot during the summer.
This Course has a lot of Fun Factor. #6 and #8 will make you throw several "extra" Tee shots just to see if you can "hit the spot."
When I'm in Abilene again I will surely hit this course again. This, along with the Fun Factor, is what I think makes a Very Good course. I weight my "Disc Rating" heavily toward the Fun and had to bump this one down a 1/2 disc for the complete lack of signs or directionals.
PM me and let me know how I can make my reviews "more helpful."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice 10-Hole course
Pros: This course is very well laid out; it uses the park well. Several baskets are protected by water, trees, and/or road, which must be OB. There are some elevation changes and a good variety of distances for the holes, though only 2 holes had distances marked at the tee. After playing both, I prefer this one to Cal Young, though it is only 9 holes. (UPDATE: The course has been greatly improved with both long and short concrete tee pads on every hole with distances marked.)
Cons: Having baskets near the road adds difficulty for some holes, which I like, but there were several times when I needed to wait for cars to move through before I threw. On hole 8 I would be concerned that a car could come into view after the disc was released and be hit by a drive that flew past the basket. Several of the tees were totally unmarked. I had to get help finding the tee for hole one. I found the tees for holes 5, 6, 7, and 9 by wandering in the general direction where I thought they might be. There are short boards in the ground at the front center tee-off position. (This problem has been remedied. The new concrete tee pads are nice and make the course easy to navigate.)
Other Thoughts: The layout of this course is very nice. The two baskets reported missing on the PDGA directory have been replaced with Discatchers, which are new and great.If it were well marked, I would give it a higher rating. Say "hello" to the dedicated watch dogs in the yard next to the tee for hole 4. They will introduce themselves when you get into the area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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