1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This coure has a little something for everyone. Short accurate shots and long drive shots. Its mostly shaded, which is great for these hot Texas summers. The course is very well maintained, mostly mowed and clean. Not alot of action here or at least not like some of the other courses in the area, but has some of the most challenging and interesting holes.
Cons: Mixed tee's, some are concrete some are dirt,
no multiple pin positions, no signage for navigation.
I only put these things here because they are what other people would consider cons. These things do not make the experience for me. I can very easily look past these small things for such a fun course.
Other Thoughts: This is an up and coming course that i WILL rate a five when all the upgrades are done. I would recomend this course over almost all others, it is a must play!!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Work in Progress
Pros: -Very unique holes, i.e. 11 with the basket on the platform. Loved it!
-Very rewarding if you are an accurate thrower.
-You don't have to be a bomber to get a decent score. Focuses more on accuracy than distance. But there are a few air out holes (13 and 15)
-Bathrooms on site
-A few ace opportunities. But there are no easy aces here. You will have to be accurate to get one.
-Uses the available elevation changes very well.
Cons: -Not all boxes are cement. Some are dirt. Not really a con, but I can see them getting pretty nasty in wet weather
-Construction. Looks like a company is laying a pipeline right down the middle of the course. Hole 4 was missing its basket. Ended up playing object golf to a tree where the basket used to be.
-Parking lot is pretty rough for lowered vehicles.
-Mismatched baskets. I guess this isn't horrible, I just like dealing with 1 type of basket per course. At least it has baskets!
-Traffic on 820. It can get pretty dead stop there in the mornings and afternoons.
-If you have tree-itis, you will have a pretty elevated score.
-Fairly difficult to navigate your first time. Bring someone that knows it or get a map.
-Some boxes were not marked.
Other Thoughts: Love the layout of this course. It will force you to turn the disc both ways to be successful here. If you have a sidearm, it is indeed helpful. I really like the uniqueness of North Park. The basket on hole 11 is elevated about 4 feet and is in a tree. It is a risky putt cause if you miss, you are well beyond what you would usually miss by. That and the tree guards the basket from 2 sides. But it is AWESOME!
Currently, there seems to be some construction going on that really interferes with play on a few holes, #4 and #12 in particular. #4 was missing its basket due to this and #12 did not have its teepad any longer.
All in all, I would say if you come to DFW, put it on the list, but not at the top. But when this pipeline is done and the course is fixed, I would definitely move it into the top 5 in DFW.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
May want to follow the people in front of you
Pros: ***UPDATE 11/8/10***
I love playing this course. Once you know how it is navigated its a lot of fun to play. The company who put in the gas lines paid for all brand new baskets to be put in, painted to point you to the next whole direction as well.
I find most people who don't like this course, can't play the course as well as it looks like you should be. Super technical, and tests your upshot skills.
Yes not all cement tees, but some things you just got to deal with.
Fast and short course. Not a crazy amount of walking. Challenging forest.
Cons: If you play during business hours there are most likely construction workers around. They're gone during the weekend.
Difficult to navigate. Not any real direction on where the next tee is. Had to use photos from this website to find the next tee's the first time I played it. When there are markers, they're pretty run down.
Other Thoughts: Decent, but overall I think the course needs a make over.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Better as a 9
Pros: This is a decent course. I personally preferred it as the 9 hole course it originally opened as. The newer 9 is confusing and seems rushed together. Lots of good shots, and never too busy as other nearby courses can be. There are both long shots and short, precise shots.
Cons: Confusing layout on some parts of the course and rudimentary navigation help, such as arrows spray painted on trees. A couple shots across wide open fields will wreak havoc on windy days. Tiny creek which is just a small
Other Thoughts: original 9 had a good layout and plenty of fun shots. The added on portion is ok but parked cars sometimes prevent play on a couple holes. One basket is even elevated in a tree which adds a degree of difficulty and is a nice touch. Not very highly trafficed and well maintained.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Why is it getting worse?
Pros: More box's all the time yay...
Easy to follow after the first time.
Lot's of fun in any season. I enjoy summer. despite the heat, the foliage makes the course good and tough.
Cons: Another InHg course, and you can tell. It has the trademark look of a course with a whole lot of thought and design, just not enough. Who the hell drove all over the course in the mus?? that sucks. bad. would have rather had the downed sticks than the ruts. I don't know how, or who will do it, but i will probably not be playing till it is fixed
Other Thoughts: I used to rate this a 3.5 but not anymore... also aren't the baskets supposed to be on the ground? silly rules.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 of the holes have tee pads.
good use of the land
Several good shots
Good use of the trees forcing a few lefty shots.
Most of the holes have fairways. (no throw and pray holes)
Cons: Needs tee signs, although I was able to find my way round pretty good. (I had a map)
9 dirt tee pads. (I understand cement pads are being worked on)
A few of the holes are a little too close to each other forcing mando's
Mix of baskets in mixed condition.
I do not like the elevated basket on #11
Other Thoughts: I was not expecting a course as good as this when I drove out there. I actually can't wait to get back and play this course.
I nearly aced #11 bouncing off the basket then tree and landing on the wood base. Good thing I didn't have to putt at that crap.
I was playing fast, but played the course pretty good, I shot a 46 with a few missed putts.
What I liked about this course is the amount of trees it has on the course. We don't get much of that in Texas. I also like the fact there is no rough.
There were a lot of people out there and they all offered to let me play though. That was very nice.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
North Park Rundown!!!
Pros: -Concrete t-pads for most holes. They're working on getting the others
-Different pin positions for most holes now with new positions.
-Terrain Varety (trees, small creek, open holes, elevation changes
-Not a very populated course, never really see many people out there
-Windy day course, being that the trees shelter you pretty good from it on most holes
-Numerous trash cans making the course pretty clean
-Nice park and surrounding neighborhood
-Easy to find
-Close to Arcadia #2, making for a good double course day ( Pizza Garden in between courses on Denton Highway...look it up and check it out!!! All you can eat pizza and salad for only about 4 bucks)
Cons: -Not all the t-pads are there
-Can be one of the worst to play on a wet day, get very muddy.
-Cops do patrol this one, so keep a heads up d.golfers
-Traffic on the highway can be a biatch
-Very difficult to navigate if you don't have a map...you will get lost, so be map-in-hand
Other Thoughts: Nothing really bad to say about this course outside the normal irritations of the game.
Fun course to play makin good used of a creek (winds through most of the frnt nine and some of the back) and trees (low ceilings, tunnel shots both left and right doglegging) Good finesse course and driving accuracy practice.
Challenging, but not to hard. Two thumbs up from me. Worth a drive if you have the time.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Something Different
Easy Birdies, But Not Gimmies
Cons: Lack of Tee Boxes
Baskets Mix Between Disccatchers and Mach
Other Thoughts: I really like the basket that is literally in the trees, mounted on top of a wooden box. Truly unique.
A tip on finding you way to the next hole:
A single bar on the bottom basket is painted red, that will point you to in the direction of the next tee pad.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I am a big fan of this course even though I was about to wak off after the second hole because of navigation issues. With that being said, this course is very cool and has just about every shot that you can use. There are some short tight holes mixed in with some open boomers as well. You will need your short technical game and then you can also use your "field" time also. The elevation is used pretty well here and makes for some fun shots!. Nothing really long so the course is pretty beginner friendly and there isnt much of a place to lose plastic. The mix of shots is fun because I think it evens out the playing field between the newer and more advanced player. There are little mable inserts in some of the tees that are pretty cool when you get them. Lots of shade which is always a bonus in Texas. The elevated basket on 11 is cool change from most courses.
Cons: The navigation is HORRIBLE for first timers. There are no numbers on the baskets and at one time I threw to the wrong basket not knowing any better. There are no tee signs so you have to look for patches of dirt or little postage stamp concrete pads where there is concrete. The places where there is concrete the pads are small and are exposed out of the ground leading to a step up. The grass is tall so it pretty much takes aways any rollers. The course also cris crosses a couple times which doent help either.
Other Thoughts: With all of those negatives this course is still better then the other one in the area because there are more "memorable" holes along with other bonuses. I feel that this course could be rated alot higher if there was a little work done on it and feel that the rating is low for the quality that is here. This course is way better then just a "good" rating and deserves more then that.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Not the best but...
Pros: Lots of trees make this challenging.
I'd say that every hole here is put together very well considering the amount of room that was available. I still have yet to see a raised platform that the basket lays on like hole #11.
Good course for the mid summer heat b/c 75% of the course is shaded and you're less than a mile from a Race Trac to get more water if needed. Restrooms on hand at the baseball fields right next to the course and if you're lucky it'll be game night and you can hit the concession stands.
Cons: If you haven't played here before and you have nobody with you that has... you're screwed. It is NOT easy to navigate your first couple of times, and that is a direct result of not having a lot of room to work with.
Other Thoughts: It isn't a course that everyone will love but it is ten minutes from my house. Shaded, clean, lots of elevation changes, and I just enjoy it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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