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Pros: The challenge level on this course is very high. There are many very tight fairways with very small windows to try to shoot through. This is definitely a course where you have to pick a line and commit to it and hit it if you want to shoot well. There is not a lot of room for error, and if you do err then you'd better get lucky or you'll end up with an even tougher second shot. There are 4 par 4 holes and 2 par 5 holes that are true pro par 4s and 5s. I really enjoyed the fact that most holes offered a variety of options on how to drive. This course has come a long way since its inception a few years ago. Fairways are much more fair and the course is much more friendly to play. Especially, during the winter time, this course is a lot of fun to play. For the most part, bad shots are penalized and good shots are rewarded. There are a few holes that run next to the Trinity river and offer a nice view. The tee boxes and signs are great here as well as great discatcher baskets.
Cons: This course will be difficult to navigate if you go without a map. You will have a better experience if you can play with someone that knows the course layout. It is somewhat easy to lose your disc if you go off the fairway and get buried in the thick...it may take some considerable searching at least. There is some poision ivy at various places on the course. No restrooms. Trash cans are sparse.
Other Thoughts: This is a tough par 62 course that is a lot of fun to play when conditions are right.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
A Lovely Little JunGle WaR
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Top 5 in the metroplex.Very nice new benches have been recently added between holes 1 and 9! Excellent low ceiling corridor shots,tight lines thru narrow fairways,decently technical.Hole 3 and 16 have a newer longer pin from its original placement congrats to the design team it really helps keep the course tough.Long course,knowing where to land to shoot low scores here will challenge you.The short holes are difficult enough to be fun not boring,4 and a half (hole 5) out in the open holes stand out compared to the majority of the course being heavily wooded.Holes 5,12 and 16 three of the top holes in the Metroplex.Only Crossroads of Life in Duncanville, Harry Myers in Rockwall an Z Boaz own only one hole each as difficult as holes' 5(when construction is done and its back to 707ft)and 12 and 16 at beautiful Gateway Park along the Trinity river.Holes 1,2,8,9,13,17 and 18 at night have light on the fairways from the streetlights shining thru after 5:30p.m. you can start your round on hole 10 and finish on 9 and play the last three four holes with plenty of light!Sweetness! Deciding what line to take then actually hitting hit keeps this course...HARDCORE! Play this course... even if its just once.
Cons: If you throw off the fairways a weed whacker or a machete' would be very useful.Gnarly brush here.Wear jeans to keep your legs from scratches although the grounds have been cleared alot since conception.Find a buddy to play with you you'll need one to help find discs lost into the taller viney tree shrubs here.Please do your part by helping clear fairways as you play.Funkytown has taken over maintenence but every disc golfer should pull a weed or two while strolling the fairways to help out.Cutting trees down is illegal.Please respect that not all courses are plain-jane.Course put in over the top of old landfill on some holes,very little elevation throughout.Queerbaits are thick in the parking circle near hole 13,(almost dizzying watching them drive round and round the park).hopefully we can get them to leave permenantly,watch your six.
Other Thoughts: Keep in mind if you have never played here that the photos on this site are from 2009.Those photos absolutely do not look like the fairways of todays' Gateway.A whole lot of time,effort and energy has reduced the low shrubs an taller grasses you see in these old photos to almost non-existent status. It was a great experience in 2009 when the course was brand new and 62 won the Hangover and the course record.Heavy clearing of the fairways using a bobcat occured in summer of 2012.The new top scores after that "de-jungling" of the fairways really say something for the courses difficulty level then and now. A 52 is the lowest round as of 2012 in the "Meltdown."
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
This is going to be a great course
Pros: I played this course in the hangover classic on new years day. This course is great. It is a finese players dream. It has a mixture of long dog-leg shots as well as a ton of obstacles to throw around. I dont think there was a simple hole on the whole course. I loved the way the developers used fallen trees and bushes as obstacles. This course ate alot of peoples lunch yesterday. There are a couple of mando shots as well as maybe two open field holes. People with big arms and no finese will have nightmares on this course.
Cons: Since it was the first time anyone played on the course, there were thorns and briers everywhere. Once people play it enough this shouldn't be a problem.
Other Thoughts: I think this will be one of the favorite courses in the DFW area. The tournament was great, and the course was THE BOMB!
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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