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Wolf Pen Creek Share
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 Fun 9 Holer

1    3/27/2009   3/27/2009
Review By: OneBallWonder
Played: 45  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 17.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variations in hole design make for an interesting day of disc golf. The first few holes are open, long bombs, then the climate of the course changes to a flood plain with a winding creek. The creek is not large, but large enough to swallow up arrant shots.

This is as complete a 9 hole course as I've ever played. The majority of the holes do favor the RHBH player however, but it is not completely unfair.
Cons: I don't know what the state of Texas has against concrete tee pads. This is another course with naturals, and they were muddy the day we played.

The flood plain is exactly that. It is a flood plain. It will flood all the way up to the ampitheater.

The walk from the 9th hole back to the parking area is a little bit unreasonable.
Other Thoughts: Stupid Texas Fire Ants....

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/6/2009   3/11/2009
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 8.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first four holes are in a different area of the park, more difficult, and not as interesting and fun as the last five holes. #1 is 305' but uphill so it plays about 350'. #2 is a 507' fairly wide tunnel and is the most difficult hole. #3 is 366 with the basket in the middle of a huge open field. #4 is 606' with a slight anhyzer approach route at the end.

The last five holes are all open but play back and forth and beside a narrow but deep creek that cuts it's way through the park. The creek provides a slight pucker factor but is actually pretty easy to avoid. This is the funner side of the course as it has an almost putt putt golf course feel to it and the longest hole in this section is 311' with the others averaging around 250'.

The tee signs are very good.
Cons: Dirt tee pads.

The signs show short tees but I could not find any sign of them.

There is too much walking for nine holes. There is a long walk between 2 and 3, 3 and 4, 4 and 5, and a long walk to get back to the parking area after hole 9.

The #4 tee pad is hard to find for first timers and it's fairway is a norrow strip of land between the creek and a swampy pond area and can get very soggy.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome

5+    10/25/2008   10/25/2008
Review By: Jeff
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.8 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Very well kept. Great mix of long and short holes. Diverse course. Nice area in general. Fun to play.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Easy to lose discs in the creek.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Favors Righties

5+    10/18/2008   10/19/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 203  Reviewed: 151  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/14/2009
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Very nice course. Pretty scenery. Good mix of distances on holes with some elevation changes. Typical excellent John Houck tee signs.

Adequate parking. Restroom facilities are decent.

The challenge of this course is to average 3 or better on the first four holes and then get all the 2's you can on the last five holes.

UPDATE: In early to mid-2009 a realistic gap was cut through the brush on hole #1 making it a more fair hole, also all the brush on #4 was cleared out from around the tree in the middle of the fairway making this hole a much easier '3' than it was before.
Cons:
Heavily favors RHBH players as every tee shot is either straight or a hyzer shot. The only significant anhyzer shot is the approach shot on #4 if your tee shot is right of the fairway trees. Not much shot variety in that regard. It looks like #9 was designed to be an anhyzer shot, but wasn't actually installed that way.

Tall reeds and murky creek can swallow discs and make them really hard to find.

For first timers the transition from hole #4 to #5 is not obvious, consult a map.

#7 is a throw away hole; very short and no real challenge.
Other Thoughts:
Course is somewhat divided between the front four and back five. The first holes are longer, the last five are shorter and birdie opportunities abound.

While this was a fun course to play it's not the type of course where a developing player will sharpen a diverse set of skills.

DGCR course map shows hole #1 slightly off from where is actually is. The tee is further from the parking lot and the basket is behind the tree line.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

6/12/2008   6/24/2008
Review By: ryandr
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great 9 hole course. The course is well maintained and mowed. All holes are marked well. The holes have a broad range of distances, with the first 4 being long with tree hazards near the pins. The last five are bordering a small creek and create a narrow fairway. These holes are shorter but require more technical shots and during wet weather avoiding the creek is a must (very cloudy water - discs are lost easily). Several pins are near the creek border.
Cons: Must be mindful of the water hazard on all the last five holes is the water is up at all. During wet weather there are several large pools of water in the fairways to avoid.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course for beginner to expert. The holes provide enough challege to play the same 9 over and over again. Besides the beautiful park, there are facilities on site.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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