21 Helpful / 1 Not
When only 9 will do!
Pros: There is just enough water, trees, and variations of hole lengths to make this course rock! The water holes even have a route over dry land if you are not into that. The 2 long holes have just a few trees at the right length to make these still accurate drives. The cement tees have a decent length to them and have the tee numbers right on them. The baskets are in great shape and some are even place near the water, so beware. This course is beautiful and has plenty of trashcans. It is clean and well maintained. They have a nice information board that has the map of the course on it. One look at that and you should be good to go finding your way around. Updated: There is an on site bathroom there across the creek.
Cons: The course is flat and there are not too many technical holes. There are no tee signs. Well, that is it.
Other Thoughts: The fun factor did kick in the second time around. It took no time at all to start getting excited about the next hole. I must say that this is a fun place to play…even in a strong wind at a temperature of 30 degrees. One other note: this course's community is taking great care of this place as mentioned in the other reviews.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful.
20 Helpful / 0 Not
Fritz: Just plain fun!
Pros: Beautiful park with lush green grass and clean landscaping...the city and the local golfers do a great job of keeping this course clean. Although the park is actually right in the middle of a neighborhood, the ample amount of large pecan trees give it a secluded feel, which is something I always enjoy in a disc golf course.
For a 9-hole course there are some very interesting and challenging holes. While there are a few that can be parked with a well-thrown driver or midrange, most of the holes require either an excellent drive or a long putt to get the deuce. The land is mostly flat with some minor undulations on several holes...a roller is a very tempting option on most of the long shots, but the thick grass will make you think twice. The pond (with a fountain in the middle) and creek come into play on a few holes. There are a few tight shots through the pecan groves, and there's enough variation to keep the big arms AND the technical players happy.
During the mini alternate tees are used to make a full 18-hole layout, but I can't recall if they were permanently marked.
For me, the biggest Pro here are the locals...these guys are great! The Irving Disc Golf Club is very active and typically has a big turnout for their weekly minis (Saturday morning singles, Saturday afternoon doubles). I played here for the first time last summer and felt very welcomed. There are also many "old school" freestyle players who line up and jam before the minis...its always a blast to watch, and newcomers are encouraged to give it a try.
Cons: Although I think the hole number signs embedded in the concrete pads look cool, there were a few times that I actually stepped on the glass housing and slipped a little...not a major issue though.
Some might think that being a 9-holers is an automatic Con, but not me...this course if just plain fun.
Other Thoughts: I recommend playing the Saturday mini (9am singles - 2ish doubles)...there's usually a big turnout and the locals are good about making new guys feel welcome. They also bring out 3-4 extra baskets and set them up in a slightly more wooded area of the park. Last time I played, the shot that plays over the edge of the creek was set-up as an island hole...pretty sweet :)
Although it's one of the oldest in Dallas, Fritz park remains one of the most popular among all skill levels.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is by far the best 9 hole course I have ever played. It is in a beautifully landscaped park with hundreds of huge pecan trees. It has concrete tee pads with hole #'s set into the concrete. Unlike most neighborhood nines, this is not a pitch and putt course. Only a few of the holes are less than 350' with two being almost 500'. A couple of holes have you throwing over the bend of a large deep creek and one has you throwing over a pond with a huge spraying fountain shooting 100' in the air.
Cons: It's only 9 holes. I don't consider this much of a con because most 18 hole courses don't have this many quality holes.
signs with par and distance would be nice
It's very flat.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite courses in the metroplex.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 10 Not
Not too bad...
Pros: Long drives. Has a mix of tough and easy holes.
Cons: Not very easy to find the next hole. They need to fix the signs.
Other Thoughts: This is not a tough course, but it is still a good course to play.
5 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Join Disc Golf Course Review
for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In
to add a review.