Short and Sweet
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Pros: -concrete tee pads
-interesting holes make for a fun game
-fairly well maintained park
Cons: -the park was extremely busy when I visited and I had to often wait for non-discers to get out of the fairway - no one seemed to be aware of the sport of disc golf
-youre going to get wet if it has rained in the last 24 hours
-extremely short holes/course - this course is definitely for beginners
-not a full 18
Other Thoughts: unless one of my friends really wants to go here, I wont be going back. the holes were too short and the park was very crowded. its really a bummer because there are nice concrete pads but the course is just crammed in this park
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Retention Pond Course
Very nice concrete tees (a rarity for most Houston area courses) and double chain DGA baskets. Good restroom facilities with water fountains. Decent elevation changes with most of the baskets on the side of a hill, and while that doesn't do much to challenge the drives on this relatively short course it really makes you focus on the putts. The longest hole (#2) is an elevated tee pad and provides the opportunity for general Recreational players to really crank a drive and see it fly. Hole #1 is a great hole to challenge your distance accuracy, it's 152' from the tee to the basket, which is sitting at the edge of a steep drop off immediately behind the basket. If you short the drive you're still staring at an ominous putt with the drop off in the background. Not much walking between holes and a short course means you can quickly and easily play this course with just three discs.
It seems as though this course was designed by someone without much disc golf experience. The course has some reasonably serious safety concerns with pedestrian traffic. The most egregious is hole #1 which plays across a walking/biking path right in front of the basket and has hill blocking the view of incoming non-disc golf traffic.
Hole #2 throws over a baseball field (which may not get much use) but if you clear that obstacle the tee pad for #3 is only 10's of feet from the #2 basket and in major danger of getting hit with discs thrown from #2.
All the baskets except #2 and #3 are within 10-20' of the walking/fitness trail that circles the park, a pretty big safety hazard for disc golfers who don't know general safety etiquette. Also most of the tee signs are installed right off the front corner of the tee pad and will possibly obstruct a follow through.
No significant shot variety to the holes, they're all mostly straight with slight RHBH hyzer fades.
The #4 tee pad is non existent right now; apparently due to some recent construction modifications to the area.
"Deuce or die course." For any player rated ~850 and up a well thrown drive on every hole will yield a pretty easy birdie. But with baskets on the sides of hills even just a good throw can provide a tricky putt.
For serious disc golfers this course might be worth a play if you're in the area, but is not the type of course that you will be inspired to play again. Not worth going out of your way to play or, given the flood control nature of the park, worth playing if the weather has been wet recently.
The park in general has some nice amenities with a water park area, playground, and cookout areas. I played on a weekend and while the disc golf course was deserted the rest of the park was hoppin' busy.
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