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Smithville, TX 
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Uploaded By: mc lazer Hole #4 (Taken 4/2010)
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  new home course

2-4    8/13/2011   8/13/2011
Review By: wood
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Now picking game back up after about 7 years off, this will be my new home course. The course is shorter so it is a fair course for beginners like myself. Still has some challenge to it. Also plying under the trees helps, it was nearly 100 deg this morning but on the course was still pleasant. Good course to pratice or just stop by and play while driving 71.
Cons: Being a re-beginner, I really didn't have any complaints but it may be a tad too easy for a pro, although it would provide good chances for aces if you are a pro.
Other Thoughts: Very dry and brown right now from no rain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 One of my favorite

2-4    6/14/2011   6/16/2011
Review By: drooh
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 24.8 Years
Pros: Fun! Isn't that the point of a game? Good for average players. Good for long time amateur players. Variety of holes. Beautiful environment. Good condition. Biggest size cement tees within regulation.
Cons: Some could say 9 holes is a con but I just play it twice. Not for super crazy pros, may be too easy for them.
Other Thoughts: Play is fast as tees and course circle around. If your looking for a long putting you could play this 3 or 4 times. If this course were 18 holes I would be tempted to give it 5 stars.

 Great rest-stop disc golf

1    5/8/2011   5/9/2011
Review By: ChrisMacG
Played: 84  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 6.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wonderful park located on the bank of the Colorado River with ample parking and great park facilities. Cement tee pads, easy to spot Innova discatcher baskets and excellent use of trees to make for a fun and well rounded course. The first three holes play out in the open before heading down towards the river for four holes through the tall trees on the side of the river. Great location for Houston disc golfers driving back from Austin who want to take a quick break on the drive home. We'll be stopping there again.
Cons: The park could use more alt tees to make this course playable as a full 18. Also, distances could be written on the tee posts. Hole #3 isn't all that interesting and could benefit from a redesign.
Other Thoughts: The river doesn't come into play near as much as it could. It would be nice to see the basket on hole #4 pushed back towards the bank of the river to put players in a risk/reward situation.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Perfect roadtrip pitstop

1    9/6/2010   9/6/2010
Review By: spaceguy87
Played: 76  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 12/7/2012
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun course for beginners or experienced plays. Good use of space, trees, and OB (roads). The big open areas use the space for two nice long holes and the rest of the course has short to medium distance holes with creative use of the trees in the area. Although right along the river, the water is not in play. And who likes dunking discs? Park seems clean. Far enough from the highway you can't hear or see the cars. Fun for good players to try to post their best under-par score.

Very nice large course map posted near hole 1 teepad.

Nice baskets! Numbered!
Cons: Only 9 holes.

3 holes have fairways that go over roads and thus you might have to wait for cars or pedestrians. Hole 9 goes very close to the bathroom building and if you have a big arm you might be in danger of hitting park-goers or cars parked near the restrooms on a busy day.

Hole 3 basket is not very creatively placed.

Hole 9 teepad placement feels sloppy. Very close to large leafy tree and spells trouble for leftys but poses no problems for righty backhand throwers.

Teepads need maintenance.
Other Thoughts: If this were just a course in a city with other options for DG, I probably wouldn't rate it over 3. But this course is perfectly located for golfers on the road in Texas, situated on the path between Houston and Austin or the Hill Country. What disc golfer doesn't love the idea of a quick 9 holes at the next rest area? Brilliant!

Hole 6 basket has been replaced.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

well maintained

5+    11/11/2009   11/11/2009
Review By: mc lazer
Played: 28  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/18/2012
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 9er along the Colorado River with huge Cottonwoods, Pecans and Oaks in play on most holes. Camping is available, there's also a playground and fishing pier. Nice layout with no underbrush or cedars. #6 basket was removed after a large tree smashed it, All the tee boxes are natural with a pitchers plate in the ground marking the end of the tee box. There are yellow posts at every tee box with its number on top. Each basket is numbered as well. Large area for a nine hole course, very obvious which basket is yours which is nice and makes it easy to navigate. The park is operated by the city of Smithville so you should contact them before intending to camp since there are no park staff on site. There is a possibility of extending the course and #6 will be replaced soon. Great for locals or to get out and stretch between Houston and Austin on hwy 71. Turn in on the west side of the Colorado River bridge on hwy 71.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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