Tyler, TX
Lindsey Park - Gold Course Share
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Hole #15 Basket to Tee (Long Position)

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Fun, Tough Course

1    4/19/2013   4/19/2013
Review By: hph04a
Played: 12  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well designed, signage for navigation, challenging but fair, beautiful surroundings, well maintained
Cons: Signage at each tee pad detailing the hole could be better
Other Thoughts: This is an awesome course. Very challenging but rewards good play. There's a seasonal creek that runs in and around many holes, but no large bodies of water. The dense foliage offers enough challenge without having to worry about that. This is a course worth traveling to play.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Championship Caliber Beast!

5+    11/18/2012   11/21/2012
Review By: hookem41
Played: 36  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is referred to as the Dogwood course locally. It is a true test of accuracy and distance that will challenge even the most seasoned professional disc golfer. It requires every shot shape in the bag; dogleg left, dogleg right, straight shots, even a chance at an overhand or two. Excellent use of elevation where possible, as well as water when possible (even though rain is necessary to fill in the creek beds). Every hole drains like a champ because of the sand, except for number 3. This is an amazing hike through the woods, with benches and trash cans everywhere. A true championship caliber course with concrete tee pads on every hole, as well as short and long pin locations on every hole except numbers 4, 10, and 17 (all true par 4's). With several tournaments being held here now, there has been touch up trimming done, along with a significant amount of trees removed making every hole fair with it's line(s) to the basket.
Cons: I wish it had better signage, that's it. Zero significant cons here. Yes, it is not "beginner friendly" and the warning sign at the first hole lets you know that. It's not a joke. If you miss your line and hit a tree, it's possible the punishment could outweigh the crime. You just have to be accurate. The rough is very rough in several places and you will have to pitch out in some situations. This is also a true test of your mental capacity to have a short memory and flush bad shots or bad holes.
Other Thoughts: It's cart friendly, so take em. It takes you way away from the parking lot with no chance to refill any water bottles mid round, so take what you need with you. Extra water in the summer is necessary, it's brutally hot, but still the most shaded of the 3 courses at Lindsey Park. I've got par on the short pins at 58 and 64 on the long pins for the Dogwood. Please use the trash cans, the local club has to do all the maintenance except the mowing the city does. Lindsey Park is an incredible place to play disc golf with 3 very very good courses in one place. Check it out soon!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Great Course

1    10/25/2012   10/25/2012
Review By: dbx820
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete Pads on every hole, most holes with Long and Short pads. Immaculately maintained with trash cans and benches at each hole, bridges all in good repair. An absolutely beautiful nature walk.
Cons: None, really. Too far from where I live in Dallas??? :-) Anyhoo, gonna make this a regular.
Other Thoughts: This course is difficult but not the monster it is made out to be. You definately need a strong arm and a finesse arm to be at your best. It is wooded, but not tighly so--Coyote in Cedar Hill is much more densley wooded than this. Errant shots are not a problem--not a lot of difficult underbrush for them to hide--but beware the creeks! There are stickers, but they are minimal as the grounds are very well maintained.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Tough round

1    8/16/2011   8/31/2011
Review By: sgb118
Played: 24  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 8.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The tee pads were all concrete with plenty of room for any shot type. The signage was great, and it even had really good signage on trees leading you toward the next tee, which made navigation a breeze. The course provides a variety of shots needed and good distance variation. It makes good use of the water hazards (if they aren't dried up) and the changes in elevation. All of the baskets were in great shape, and every hole had multiple pin placements. There were plenty of trash cans and benches along the way, and there was a bunch of artwork to be discovered through the round. It was hot, but very peaceful and quiet back in those woods.
Cons: This one is not beginner friendly. There are a ton of very wooded shots that could ruin your day, if you aren't throwing your A-game. Some fairways could use some trimming, but nothing major.
Other Thoughts: Really beautiful course, and there are two more on site. Bring lots of water in the summer because it gets hot, even on this very shady one. Definitely worth the time to play if you think you have the experience, but be warned: the sign at the first tee is no joke. This one gets tough pretty quickly, and it doesn't really let up. Also it is a pretty long walk with trails winding you all through the woods, so be prepared for a hike.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Gold Course

1    3/9/2011   3/28/2011
Review By: DeadEye
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very tough course with a lot of trees, which is good for improving your game. Well thought out and has numerous holes for every shot. Concrete tees and pretty well maintained 'fairways', as well as seating pretty regularly.
Cons: Tough course. Not meant for beginners or people who don't feel like being frustrated.
Other Thoughts: The hardest of the three courses at Lindsey. There are very few true open shots on this course, and if they are open then there's some sort of catch to make it difficult. Play this course to improve your game, but only once you can already throw at least 300 with some control.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/9/2010   2/22/2011
Review By: coolpooky7
Played: 32  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great for the big arms. Long fairways and it really makes you pick that exact shot. You can't just get up there and boom it to the basket. You have to mix power and accuracy.
Cons: No cons.
Other Thoughts: Fun course to scramble on. Def a beast to take on alone. With a partner I was able to get plus 2 but alone not so good.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  best course in east tx.

5+    1/28/2011   1/30/2011
Review By: discgolfdonkey
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: concrete tee boxes , multiple pin placements, pro level course, beautiful fairways, course stays dry , plenty of shade, very challenging. world class course.
Cons: hole 3 is the only hole that gets semi-wet, every other hole stays dry when it rains thanks to the sand.
Other Thoughts: short placements 55-60 real good score, long placements par 63 one of the hardest courses in all of texas. strongly advise playing this unique course. some people complain it's too hard and too wooded but you just have to learn new shots and lean on good placement shots.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A great Course

1    7/18/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: redmanhmg
Played: 20  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A really great course. It took everything I had to make it through with my dignity. I think I hit every tree in the park and some across the street as well. The most best park yet. It will test you physically, and mentally. It is way above my skill level but I had a really great time playing the course. I don't have a 200ft straight shot , which would be a great asset at this park. The corridors are very small. If you live close you owe it to yourself to make it out there and play it.
Cons: Nothing really bad to say about the course just a couple of signs were down to find the next hole.
Other Thoughts: even though it is in the shade take plenty of water, it is still hot out there right now. good luck, I am sure you will enjoy it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A real doozy!

1    7/1/2010   7/8/2010
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 193  Reviewed: 86  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 1/20/2011
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A truly challenging course beginning to end. The tee boxes and baskets are very nice, and arrows make navigating between holes easier. If you like pushover courses, don't play here. In my limited class of the most difficult courses with Idlewild in KY, and the three courses at the PDGA headquarters in GA. I had a high score, but I wouldn't change any of the holes. A super disc golf course!
Cons: A couple of the tee signs did not accurately represent the pin positions. I stepped in quicksand trying to grab a disc on the edge of the creek. Over my skill level, left me muttering a few times.
Other Thoughts: If you appreciate a formidable challenge to your game, check this one out. If not, Lindsay Park has 36 more holes to offer which I didn't play, but assume would offer a bit more playability to the average player.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Flat Out Nucking Futs FUN!

1    6/2/2010   6/5/2010
Review By: Donovan
Played: 205  Reviewed: 184  Exp: 27.1 Years
12 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is amazing. This is a very tough course, but for me, that is an attractive quality. There are tons of older trees here making this setting rather tranquil. For the hottest part of the day this is the course you want to be playing. The heavily wooded and shaded hopes can knock the temperature down quite a few degrees. There are all kinds of shots and disc navigation needed to play here. The pin placements are in rather clever spots on many of the holes. The multiple pins can really change things up a bit. Many of them, will even change the layout from lefty to righty holes and vice-versa. The few creeks and well made bridges make for some nice risk/reward choices. The tee pads are big concrete slabs and well placed. There is some great seating and trashcans at many of the tees. The tee signs have the usual footage for both pin placements and there are lots of small next tee signs posted to really help you find your way. The park has portable restrooms at the parking lot.
Cons: This course is not beginner friendly. The tee signs do not show you where the pins are. Some poisonous plants (ivy, sumac, oak,) around, but that is at most of shaded courses in the DFW area. That is all I can think of.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor is outstanding here. This is tough and so much fun. This is worth a drive from just about anywhere. You have to love that this course has a stone monument with some tournament winners and years listed on it. The fact that there are 3 courses in this one park makes for a great outing. This is however the cream of that crop. If you like it difficult and figuring holes out like puzzles, this is your place!

Extra notes: The wildlife inside this particular course is rather intense. I saw many snakes, lizards, and other reptiles as well as the regular garden variety furry little varmints. ;) So just keep your eyes open. The locals call this the "Dogwood Course". It even has a warning sign at the beginning stating that it is a professional course and not meant for beginners. This sign matches the sign from the Dogwood ball golf course. It is obviously some kind of inside joke that we are all now part way in on. ;)

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.

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