9 Helpful / 0 Not
Storm The Hill!
Pros: Elevation in Houston!?!?! Whaaaa?
That's right. Terramont is centered around a large man made hill, incorporating elevation into almost every hole. The course makes fantastic use out of very little land and provides plenty of distance for the big arms.
The first thing one might notice is how stunning and clean this park is. The lucious greenery makes for quite the landscape.
This course lets you really bomb out some drives, but not without worry of them rolling down a hill. Terramont is a great course for learning how elevation affects throws. The combination of tight and open holes provides for a fairly well rounded 9 hole course.
The alternate tees make for a solid second round, giving a different perspective of shots on each hole. The alternate for #2 is a real punisher if you miss your line.
Rubber tee pads are in solid condition as well as the DGA baskets.
Cons: My biggest beef with this course is hole #9. It is argueably a "nice ace run to finish with," but we all know it's pretty much a throw away hole unless you play it as an island with the trees on the right being OB. This hole has me torn between a rating of 3 or 3.5
This course is definitely RHBH friendly. This could be a con if you're a forehand thrower who frequents Bear Branch.
There are almost always pedestrians on the course or in the way of a hole. Be respectful of them because many are unfamiliar with the sport and often aren't aware that they are in the way. Watch out for small children who tend to dart in front of you or pick up your disc.
The alternate tees are marked with bricks, making them very hard to find for players unfamiliar with the course layout.
If you are out of shape, you will definitely be feeling the burn from climbing the steep hill.
Other Thoughts: Terramont's location is within 10 miles of Bear Branch, Spring Valley, McDade, and Gwen Hruska, making it an ideal stop off for a long day of disc golf.
The Woodlands offers numerous resteraunts for those traveling to play the course.
This is an excellent course for competitive rounds because it provides plenty of score seperation between players.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Great 9 hole
Pros: Very well kept. The hills provide a good challenge, and make it fun to try out new shots. Never crowded with tons of people. The power holes are fantastic, and very challenging.
Cons: On a windy day, it can be very hard to control your shots on the hills. The woods can get very thick, making it hard to find lost discs. the walk from hole to hole can be a little physically demanding, due to walking up and down hills.
Other Thoughts: Overall, great, well kept, fun course. This course can teach a player how to cope with a combination of wind and elevation changes. I would recommend this course to anyone visiting the woodlands, or passing through.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is my favorite course in Houston. Elevation changes on all but 2 holes. The elevation holes have you either throwing from a hill into the trees or from the trees up a hill. #8 is definately one of the nicer holes in Houston--feels like a ball golf hole.
Cons: Most holes best suited for RHBH hyzers but the pro's kill the single con of the course. Slight knock on the rubber pads wrinkling up.
Other Thoughts: Condition wise this course is hands down the cleanest/best kept course in Houston. Only thing close is Spring Valley Power course but only b/c it sits on the maintained ball golf course. The park is not that big but was designed perfectly to utilize the space. I haven't gone looking for the second set of boxes b/c it's been so hot as of late but I have a feeling it's going to bring an awesome new look to an already good course. Even without the second set of boxes it has great replay quality. If you haven't played this course then you're sorely missing out. #9 might be boring for some but it's one that has everyone gunning for the ace. Good way to finish a round on a high or make you want to come back to get that ace.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Great 9 Hole Course
Pros: The hill gives this course a nice amount of variety. You can throw a couple of diffrent shots on the most of the holes making this a great place to stop by and play.
Cons: Hole 1 was a little tough to find and watch out for the trees on hole 1, they will keep your disc.
Other Thoughts: Great location, can easily play the other Woodlands course or Spring Valley and hop on over here for a quick 9 holes.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
8 Great Holes One Throw Away
Pros: Im going to just come out and say it. This is the best 9 hole course in the Houston area. It really isn't even close. The course offers true drastic elevation changes. With many shots going up and down steep hills. There are alcove shots like 3 and 5 and a long bomber on 6. If you want to play a quick 9 and live in the area play this course period.
Cons: As the previous reviewers have stated 9 is a throw away hole. Its a 200 foot straight shot, although I will caution, do whatever you can to not throw into the woods on that hole. You will be lucky if you ever find your disc.
Other Thoughts: I organized a team building activity at work and took everyone out to Terramont. They loved it. Beginners and experienced players alike enjoyed the layout, the clean awesome park, and the surprising "Hill" that resides at the center of this nine hole gem. This is a great park to take your family to if you have kids, as it has one of the coolest playgrounds around with a kick butt slide that had me wishing I was 5 again. Play Terramont now you won't regret it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
What's a Hill?
Pros: A large hill makes this course different from any other in North Houston. The elevation change makes shot selection an important part of your round, because if you come up short, you'll most certainly end up in the woods. Very nice Fly18 Tee Pads offer comfortable footing, even in rainy conditions. Easy to follow layout inside a very user-friendly park.
Cons: Only 9 holes. I could have played 100 holes if they were all as good as these.
Other Thoughts: I wanted so badly to put this in the "Con" section, but there is a huge hill. Up and down, originally from the flat-lands of northwest Ohio, this was a very geologically educational round.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Big Elevation...Yes, in Houston!
Pros: This is about the only true elevation course in Houston. This course has length, technical shots, and big slopes. With the alternate tees (Marked with a small brick), a person can really play 18 holes and feel like they were 18 different holes.
The tee area is complete with high quality signs that are fairly unique to the Houston area, and there are Fly18 rubber tee pads to help with footing.
There are quality bathroom facilities and a cool playground area for the kiddies to play at. Comparatively speaking, for a short course with no real hazards, a person who plays just in the Houston area will appreciate the different feel Terramont has to offer.
BEST HOLE/S: #2
Cons: The alternate tees are very difficult to find since it is just a brick in the ground, but they are new so it may change over time. Consult the map under links for all alt placements.
The Fly18 rubber tees are a bit short for my taste, and many are getting torn and badly worn. The soccer field can come into play for an errant shots on holes #8 and #9. Also, hole #9 is boring at best, since most people don't play it as the "island" hole it was intended to be.
Hole #6 can get pretty nasty after a rain especially by the tee box, and hurricane Ike downed some trees, which makes a horrible shot into the woods even worse. This is primarily an issue on the left side, so steer clear by hugging the right hand side of the fairway.
WORST HOLE/S: #9
Without the alternate tees, this is a course to play occasionally to practice elevation shots. With the newly added alternate tees, (as far as 9 hole courses go) - this is probably one of the best 9-hole courses within 100 miles of Houston with only Northside Christian Church DGC
being the only other close in quality and design.
Another perk is that Stonebridge Church DGC
is currently being redesigned into an 18-hole course, so there will be 27 holes of DG within about 2 miles of each other.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Fun Fun Course
Pros: This course is only nine holes but it has great replay qualities. I played it 3 times in one day! It at a very nice park that has great bathrooms and is well kept. The course has alot of elevation change and has many different types of holes. This course brings in a good balance of challenging and fun holes.
Cons: Its only 9 holes. Since it is at a fairly small park 9 is all that could fit. But it would be awesome if this course was 18!
Other Thoughts: There was alot of kids at the park and playground near the course so watch out for kids!
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun, short course
Pros: Excellent elevation change throughout the course as it is basically a course upon a GIANT hill. Most of the holes you are either throwing down the hill into a gap in the forest or out of the forest up the hill; though most are short holes. Their are 3 moderate length holes: #6 which is a straight shot down a ~40 foot corridor lined by marshy woods; #7 which goes back along the bottom of the hill with the pin placed ~midway up the steep hill (if your disc doesn't come in flat you are in danger of rolling ~60 feet back down the hill); #8 which goes (slightly downhill) along the top of the hill and ends with a pin that is on a small local hill. Nice markers at each tee pad giving the hole length and layout. The location of the next hole is usually easy to find, and first timers can look at the map at the park pavilion before playing to see the layout.
Cons: The rubber tee pads could really use replacement, most of them are uneven and some are falling apart. This is a park, so if it is busy pedestrians can get in the way - though when I played they stayed off of the course for the most part.
Other Thoughts: This course is great for beginners (4.0) and is still fun for intermediate players (3.5) and is great for practicing elevation changes. Also, as of today, the marker for hole 1 has been replaced; however, the fourth tee sign graphic is still wrong.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Now that's a big hill
The hill! I've now played most of the Houston area courses and Terramont has the highest percentage of holes playing up or down a hill. The best place to work on your game with elevation changes. This hill rivals Tom Bass:Wilmont #15/#16.
Parking is convenient and close to the first hole. There shouldn't be much pedestrian interference as the course layout avoids most of the other park amenities. The wooded holes have well defined and nicely cleared fairways that allow good shots a path to the basket.
The rubber tee pads were playable and provide a well defined tee box, but they're starting to show some wear.
The #4 tee sign graphic is wrong for the current basket placement. The sign shows the basket off to the right when in reality it's off to the left.
Hole #9 is an anti-climatic finishing hole: a 206' straight shot to the basket. I've since learned this was intended to be an "island hole" with the basket surrounded by a small brick wall (you can even see the wall on the detailed map graphic). That would make it much more interesting, but the Parks Department decided not to install the wall. So I guess you just finish the round with what should be an easy birdie.
First timers should check the map at the restrooms when you arrive to locate tee #1 and get a general idea of the course layout.
This course has only one RHBH anhyzer shot vs. five or six RHBH hyzer shots (the remaining two or three holes are primarily straight).
With the #5 basket set so far back in the woods it requires a very interesting throw to bend a disc down the tunnel from the tee. That's a shot I do not yet have. UPDATE: Hurricane Ike knocked down a bunch of trees on this hole opening up a gap straighter towards the basket.
I enjoyed my round at Terramont a lot, which may have been related to playing well. I finished two down on four birdies. We took the opportunity to throw several practice drives on #7 and watched most of them roll back down the hillside. The downhill slope on #8 allowed me to register probably my longest birdie hole at 410'. :-)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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