7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Variety of shots, clean park, new baskets, not as busy as some other DFW parks
Cons: A first timer might have trouble finding some of the tee boxes on a few of the holes. 2-3, 5-6, 7-8, 10-11, and 14-15 all require a little walking in between but anyone who plays often can guess or assume where it will be. There used to be good signs posted at each hole, some of them have worn off though.
Other Thoughts: 1-Open shot, sometimes crowded from soccer practices. Posted par 4 is silly for a 400 foot open shot.
2-Easy pickup if you hyzer (RHBH) or can shoot straight through the tunnel
3-Shoot nice and straight 300 ft or use the open field to the right for some breathing room.
4-500+ft but has a posted par 5. Pick your shot, you're in an open field.
5-600+ft and another par 5. At 500 ft you have a patch of trees that can get in the way.
6-RHBH needs an anhyzer shot but I prefer to forearm it. You need to get around the patch of trees/drain/creek around the 225 ft mark if you want to par.
7. The fairway has a line of trees to the left, the shot is straight, you can use the soccer field to the right for some leeway on your drive, easy pick up for par.
8. You can hyzer through a narrow lane to the right of the tree in the middle of the fairway or you can anhyzer to the left, or my choice is to sidearm the 300 ft to the basket and hopefully pick up the bird.
9. I recommend shooting a RHBH straight toward the line of trees on the fairway. Your disc needs to start finishing left as it approaches that line and you will be set up for an relatively easy birdie on a posted par 4.
10-Forearm is your best bet here, disc needs to finish right into the clearing for an easy par pick up.
11-Need a good drive here to pick up the par. There is a large clump of trees to the right that can get you in trouble.
12. You can sidearm around (my choice) the large tree sitting in the fairway or you can shoot very accurately through a small tunnel to the right of the tree.
13-Recommended RHBH, drive hard on the right side of the fairway, your disc should be finishing low to the ground to get under the trees into putting range for a birdie try, or drop in par.
14-Short Tunnel shot, sad to say I rarely par this. You can always lay up for an easy par but who wants to do that? Just shoot in straight, you dont need the power or distance here, it's all about accuracy.
15-I like to RHBH a hyzer straight down the fairway and land to the left of the clump of bushes that guard the pin. You can easily sidearm around these shrubs for an easy par.
16-I like to have a hard forearm shot here that finishes back on the straight path. From here you can approach about 200 ft to the basket with a normal backhand shot.
17-Woe is your disc if you aren't careful. I prefer to power drive an understable disc down the fairway, if you turn it over you have nothing to worry about. Hint-don't throw your Excalibur high and with a hyzer, you will have to hope it clears the creek.
18-Elevation will cut your drive a little short but this shot is open and makes for an easy par pick up to finish the game
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 8 Not
1st time on a Mature Course...
Pros: Wide open on a good portion of the holes making it friendly to a beginner like me. Also some hole that were quite challenging even for the couple of veterns I played with. Overall a good course that has a good mix of easy and difficult holes.
Cons: A few of the holes had long distances between the basket and the next tee box...
4 of 12 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Long and Open
Pros: This is a good course for getting to throw some long drives. Distances on the holes vary from 250 to 670 feet. The fairways are well defined and very fair. The course is well maintained and the grass is usually cut low. The city cuts certain portions of the fairway lower than others to give the course more of a golf feel. There is a practice basket for putting before your round (edit: the basket for hole 2 was stolen and the practice basket was used to replace it...so no more practice basket for now). The creek by 15, 16, 17, and 18 makes a formidable obstacle...17 especially claims many discs. Hole 16 is the most challenging hole out there in my opinion. Great place to work on playing in the wind as it is often very windy here. This course is really good for working on many different aspects of your game. Many holes here offer a variety of ways to get to the pin leaving you with lots of options. You can work on forehands, backhands, thumbers, rollers, you name it. There are not a lot of obstacles to have to maneuver around, but the distances on most holes will test your driving, upshots, and putting. Many of the nearby courses are wooded and more technical than Arcadia, so this is a nice change of pace and really makes you work on your long range game. This course is usually not too crowded with other players making for a nice flow of play. The city finally put out some trash cans. The baskets here are top notch...still very new and have the 24 chains with the big yellow bands at the top making them easy to spot. Concrete tee pads. Great signs on the teebox that give you pretty accurate distances, par, and pin position...although several signs are missing due to vandals. There is lots of room to warm up before your round as long as no one is using the soccer field by hole one. There is also a nice gazebo by hole one for meeting up with others before your round and grabbing some shade.
Cons: The course is a part of a park that has a lot going on and has a walking trail that winds throughout it, so you have to be wary of pedestrians and kids playing. Most holes are very open, so don't expect much of a challenge in the way of obstacles. Holes 1, 7, and 18 play right beside a soccer course that is almost always in use from around 4:30 till dark. There are only a few holes with trees in the fairway and one shorter hole that is down a corridor with a line of trees on both sides. There is not much shade on hot summer days and not much to block the wind. No elevation changes. No running water or restrooms. The parking lot is also too small for all that goes on in the park. You can also park along the road if you want to start somewhere other than hole 1 and know your way around the neighborhood. The water hazards are not fun to have to mess with if you go in. You definitely want to stay on the fairway here because there are a lot of thorns, briars, and poisonous plant in the trees and brush that line the fairways. There are some tough navigation issues for first timers without a map. To go from hole 5 to hole 6 you have to follow the sidewalk for a ways around the corner. To go from 7-8 you have to follow the sidewalk and then watch for the tee box to your right. Going from 10-11 you skip the first tee box you see and cross the bridge to 11's box. A map would definitely be helpful for your first time out. There are concrete tee pads, which is a major plus, but they are really too short for a decent run up on a course that has a lot of long holes. Unfortunately, a lot of the tee signs are missing. While this is a challenging course and a good practice course, there are not a lot of truly fun, enjoyable holes here.
Other Thoughts: Playing sidewalk and beyond as OB adds a little bit more challenge to this already tough course. I'd enjoy this course even more if there were alternate pin positions and alternate tee boxes. I play this course a lot because it is close to work. I didn't like it too much the first couple of times that I played it, but it has grown on me a lot. It is a challenging course. If it is your first time out and you are having trouble finding the next hole; a good rule of thumb is to follow the sidewalk. North Park in Haltom City is about 10 minutes away.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great course for rainy day concrete tees and not alot of mud around baskets. Also has mowed path between baskets and tees that make it easy to find your way.
Cons: most of the park needs to be mowed more often and several signs missing.
Other Thoughts: Markers on baskets showing direction of next tee could be helpfull.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Can you rent a Cart?
Pros: alot of wide open holes to test your arm, course does make for a nice walk as you play, just be ready for the WALK part. the course is very nice and very scenic. very enjoyable experience
Cons: Well we made a mistake of playing this course around 2 in the afternoon, when it was 93 out....needless to say the long course made for an extremely long course that day......be ready to walk, some basket to next tee walks are lengthy, other then it being a long long course not that many down sides, the par 5 seemed easy until you realized you wre throwing into the wind...An online map might of been helpful to find your way along...but most holes had the tee pad somewhat in sight...maybe hard for first time players to follow
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is wicked awesome with Par 3's 4's and 5's. It is pretty wide open and VERY long. They take very good care of the course and it is very enjoyable to play. Playing this course once made me put it in the Z-bo's, Veterans, Cedar Hill class... a high compliment to Brian Mace for helping bring this course to the area.
Cons: Not really many cons. I say make the Par 5's a little tougher. A little easier than I was expecting
Other Thoughts: I got lost for a while trying to find it on bad directions and was pissed off when I finally did find it but it sure turned my mood upside down after playing it a real treat!
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 12 Not
a very long course
Pros: a great course to launch your disc on. this course has some long holes. i love that the park is in a neighborhood.
Cons: hole 17 is all you need to know.
Other Thoughts: this course is great for the excersise also. be ready to walk ALOT.
1 of 13 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Long Enough and Lovin' it.
Pros: I am rewriting this review since I have played and reviewed over 70+ courses since this was written. This is one of my home courses, but I am not a home course pride kind of person, so that will have nothing to do with the review.
This is a wider and more open type course. There are a few well positioned trees, a couple of creeks, a small pond, and even a sort of "tree tunnel" type hole here. There are only a few true "lefty" holes. Most of this course is fairly straight. The maintenance done here by the parks department is well kept. Fairways are mowed with the rough not being crazy. This place has nice signage and great cement tee pads and replace pins within a few weeks if they become missing. The park is clean and has trash cans along the way. There are 3 course par 4's and par 5's. The par is great for the recreational or amateur players. #9 tees off the top of a slope and it runs along a small creek on the last half of the hole into a more narrow tree line to the basket. #13 has a small pond to throw over or you can throw to the side and go around it. #17 is know as the Disc Eating Monster. The creek runs along the left side eating right hander's out of control hyzer shots. One really good thing about this course is that after a big rain, this may be one of the first courses that will become somewhat playable in the area.
Cons: There are some long walks to the next hole like #5 to #6 and #14 to #15 and #17 to #18, but they are not that excessive. #18 tees is placed on the other side of an entire soccer field back in the corner along the creek. It is kind of tough to find your first time out. If there has been lots of rain, this tee pad can get mudded up or water covered. On the weekends, this course can get pretty busy. There are not many really tough holes on this course they are just a bit longer than some of other courses in the immediate area. This place does have snakes in the creeks and poison itching plants in the well shaded areas. So keep this in mind when playing here. There are no restrooms or drinking water near this course.
Other Thoughts: The fun factor here for me, is fairly decent. There are about 6 holes I really look forward to throwing on. This is a good course for people who like to let it rip and for the beginner player working on their form and distance. I am not normally a fan of course that are long and fairly open, but the designer, Brian "Maceman" Mace, did a great job making sure almost every hole had some kind of obstacle or trouble area and yet keep it new player friendly. This course is pretty packed on the weekends.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Long Holes, Some very nice anhyzer shots. Good Layout.
Cons: Not enough trees. A long walk from pin to the next tee on a couple of holes. The pars 5s seemd short for 5s.
Other Thoughts: Fun course.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Flat, lightly wooded course with great brand new equipment. Some very long holes for par 3.
Cons: Walking, lots of thorns in brush. Easy to throw discs in water on some holes.
Other Thoughts: The legend of hole 17. It eats discs. Also watch out for 18, 13, 15. If you lose a disc, its gonna be gone by the end of the day. People are out all the time in the ponds and rivers looking for discs.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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