Mesquite, TX
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 A good place to learn

5+    11/8/2008   11/14/2008
Review By: Geraldo
Played: 18  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/26/2011
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course is great for beginners. Everything is well marked and easy to find and follow.Most holes have both trees and slight elevation changes. Park is very clean.

Overall this course is a great place to teach someone the game.Newer players will find it much easier to build confidence here and not get as frustrated as they might at harder courses.
Cons: Holes 4 & 5 play pretty close to the elementary school's recess area.No real parking lot( you have to park in the street near #1). Only one set of tees, all of the holes are under 305ft so the bigger arms dont get to open it up here.
Other Thoughts: As a hole this course is a good place to introduce new players to the sport.When the park is empty its a great course to make up your own long tees.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great beginner / intro course

1    8/28/2008   10/28/2008
Review By: RustyP
Played: 52  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 10 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: **Let me start by saying that this is clearly a beginner-level course, and that my overall rating takes that into consideration. I don't think it would be fair to compare this course to top-caliber, pro/adv-level courses.**

The course was very easy to navigate, which is a giant plus for the crowd it was designed for. The grass was recently mowed, no trash was on the ground, and I recall passing a few trash cans along the way. The course has concrete pads, nice signage, and new Discatcher baskets.

While all the holes are under 300', each demonstrates a particular type of throw or "idea"...one with a low ceiling, one slightly downhill, one uphill, one through a narrow gap, etc, etc. I feel this is very important for a beginner level course.

Overall, there is a good amount of shot variety and the "fun factor" is fairly high for a short course...which I think will keep new players coming back for more. This course could also be a great place for upper level players to practice their midrange/putter game.
Cons: One of the holes plays pretty close to the elementary school it borders...which shouldn't be a problem for new playes, but if a longer thrower were to miss their shot it could end up near kids at recess.

The course could prove a bit boring for upper level players, but this open division player enjoyed it :)

Also, there isn't a parking lot, so you have to park on the street. Not really a "con" for me since you can park right next to Hole 1, but could be for others.
Other Thoughts: I've heard rumors that the Mesquite ISD is going to integrate disc golf into it's PhysEd curriculum, and with a course like this, they should be off to a great start!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/19/2008   9/19/2008
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 224  Reviewed: 176  Exp: 15.9 Years
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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