1 Helpful / 1 Not
get schooled in DG
Pros: Good local course if you live in the local neighborhood. See my full review below.
Cons: Close to school, be wary of proximity to children during school hours.
Other Thoughts: This is my disc golf course rating system. Each element of the course is worth ½ disc for a total of 10, ½ disc units or 5 full discs of rating.
My 10 categories are:
1. Quality of tee pads.
2. Quality of signage, both individual hole signs as well as a sign board and course layout at the hole one beginning location.
3. Course amenities. Benches at tees, garbage cans on course, disc bag posts/hooks, next tee arrows, etc.
4. Overall park amenities. Things like bathrooms, drinking fountains, playground areas, anything that improves the overall location.
5. Overall use of available terrain features. How well did the designers use what they had to work with?
6. Changes in elevation. Some courses have this occurring naturally. Others have created it. Either way it is vital that a good course is beyond flat... even in Iowa or Nebraska.
7. Variety of hole length. Is it mixed up? Some long, some short. Keep things interesting.
8. Tee and basket options. Are there tee options and/or alternate basket locations? Can the course be played different on different visits?
9. Signature hole? Is there one hole in specific that leaves an impression? Creates a unique memory?
10. Fun Factor - Purely subjective on my part. Did I have fun?
Porter park, Mesquite, TX
1. Yes. Good tee pads.
2. Yes. Good signage on posts. No main map. Next tee indicators on baskets. Easy to navigate course.
3. No. Park amenities are good, but course specific amenities are absent.
4. No. Overall nice clean park, but since it is basically attached to the school, no real park amenities.
5. Yes. Quite well done here. Nice use of the creek like areas. Could have used central tree area more, but this might subject it to much traffic/trampeling and that would be a shame.
6. Yes. Existing elevation and terrain is incorporated well into course layout.
7. No. Mostly all are just longer than short... low end of mid length holes.
8. No. No tee or basket choices are offered.
9. No. No real sig hole here.
10. Yes. I had fun. Good, basic course for one on a school grounds. Use care when playing during the day when school is in session. Fun to play, but there is better golf close by.
Rating = 5 yes, 5 no = 2.5 disc rating
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: this is a good course for a quick round. It is wide open easy to follow. Great for new players to get the hang of the sport.
Cons: All of the signs have been ripped off the poles by the local kids.Also they like to break beer bottles on the tee pads. I have grown up close to that area and the city will take pull the course up if the local kids do not stop tearing it up. Next to the fairway on hole 1 there is a soccor pratice field and the people out there sometimes like to let there kids play in the fairway. I foresee a kid getting hit with a disc because of there parents not watching them.
Other Thoughts: It would be nice to expand this course to a 18 there is plenty of room to do so out there.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: One of the best short beginner courses both in basic design stressing gentle turns and straight shots, elevation play and in cleanliness of play, amenities. Has cement tees, well marked, ball golf quality grass, rolling hills dotted with Mesquite trees. No rough/water hazard (good for the level of player it's for).
Cons: Short and too easy for anyone beyond a novice, not really a con because that's it's purpose and there are tons of other courses nearby.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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