2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great layout; challenging. Probably the best in the Houston area. The city needs to do a little work to make it safer as a park.
Cons: Poor tee markers - very hard to find your way around. WATCH OUT FOR COTTONMOUTHS IN THE WATER HOLES - SAW A 4 FOOTER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF 9/10.
Other Thoughts: Bring water - none on course.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Water, water, everywhere!
Well designed course with some great shots out there to be had. Challenging to play. Fantastic "Risk/Reward" course; makes you choose a lot between laying up or going for it. Built on top of an obsolete ball golf course this area drains exceptionally well. Other than #15 & #16 I have yet to encounter any standing water on the fairways. Recent addition of the "Largo" configuration gives this course a whole new look: bigger, longer, and more challenging!
Many small lakes will get discs wet. The water isn't that deep, but it is very muddy so you can't see anything underwater. If you throw floaters you can get most of your discs back. No permanent above ground tee markers, must use the online map to find the in-ground bricks.
Site for 2008 TX State Disc Golf Championships. 15 of 18 holes have water in play. Not many trees to contend with out here. Holes #2, #7, and #16 are the make or break a round holes for good players, if you can '3' those you'll have a good round.
Are *you* scared of the water??
Update: on Sep 21 '08 small colored brick tee markers were installed. The blue tee for #8 was moved 27' up the incline to the top. This will entice more players to "go for it" from the tee instead of laying up which was becoming all too common.
Update: October '08 There's a new monster layout available to play called "LINKS Largo". All 18 tees are marked with white bricks, drop zones are marked with yellow. The first nine holes play the course forward and the last nine play the course backwards (See the map). This is a great layout that is in line with today's longer courses that force you to make a long upshot and/or putt.
There's obviously a great deal of contention between forward and backward playing holes, as well as the standard vs. Largo configurations. But with the current low level of play this course sees it's not a problem.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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The Links (The Lakes?)
Pros: Really makes DG a thinking man's game with the huge amount of risk vs. reward shots. Any given hole can be a 2 or a 5 based on if you "go for it". The water will swallow your discs but don't let it scare you away as the overall experience of the course is wonderful and challenging. Set on a ball golf course which means it drains well and there are carts available to rent which greatly increase the speed of play and your ability to play a few rounds without getting worn out even in the hot Houston sun. Come with extra plastic and a positive attitude and you will LOVE this course!
Cons: You really should hesitate to throw your favorite plastic as water can gobble discs up quickly. Don't get frustrated when it happens and you will be fine.
Other Thoughts: One of three courses at Quail Valley Country Club and the only one (at the point of this review) put in permanently. If all three courses get permanently put in the ground this could be an ultimate disc golf location.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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