2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +easy access off of I-35
+has a couple of hills
+baskets catch well
+hardly any walking in between holes
+no insect problems
Cons: -short and mostly devoid of trees, only two or three holes aren't bare
-dirt tees that turn muddy after rain
-swampy, muddy area at the bottom of the course will aggravate players who land there
-probably full of students during class times
Other Thoughts: Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College is a cool place for this short little course. It's a great place for new players to take up the sport as it is very easy but not completely boring. Best played when school is not in session, as a few holes cross a main campus sidewalk. Right off of the interstate, so it's a prime location for course baggers.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Quick Round.
Great for beginners.
Smooth flow except hole 6.
Easy access from the highway.
Plenty of parking (when we were there).
Cons: Needs teepad work.
A few need to be reset.
Couldn't find hole 6 tee.
Students in play throwing over sidewalks.
Needs a couple of trashcans.
Other Thoughts: Course needs a little TLC.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Alright Little Course
Pros: Good baskets
More fun than I expected
Always good to work on midrange game
Fairly clean campus
Good to take family or newbies to learn the game
Can get in 2-3 rounds very quickly
Easy access from i-35
Favoritre Hole(s): #4
Natural tees (really not too bad)
The water stinks
Sidewalks in play on a few holes (watch out for students)
Not very challenging or even technical
You can almost throw anything you want, you're not forced to pick a line to the basket.
Parking is crowded on weekdays.
The only hole that you need a driver on is hole #6
Other Thoughts: All in all this is not a bad little course. It is fun for a quick round or to take a beginner to.
This is not a destination course but, its worth a stop if you're in the area and have time.
Please respect the rules. It is on a Baptist college campus.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
A Day on Campus
Pros: This is a fun course. The holes are relatively short and with few obstacles it is a great beginner and novice course. Veteran players may wish for more trees or man-made obstacles.
The course is well laid out and each tee is clearly visible from the previous basket. Each tee has a sign (except for 6 and 7 which have been torn down) which gives the distance and a map.
The course conveniently starts and finishes in the middle of campus next to a building with bathroom facilities and a water fountain with fresh, cold water.
Though the course plays in the heart of the campus, it is a small school and there are never so many students walking by that it is a problem.
Cons: Finding the start of hole 7 took me a long time the first time I played.
Because many of the holes are on the edge of campus, unfortunately there was quite a bit of trash the the times I played here and the only trash can I saw were in the buildings.
The course plays around a swamp and when the winds act up, discs easily find their way into the soggy land in the middle of campus. Crossing to hole four, you have to walk across the water and the small bridge is quite rickety. Finally, I discovered the plank that someone put across the water for a safer crossing.
Other Thoughts: I have driven to Hillsdale in Moore twice to play this course. The last time I played, I played two rounds and it was a load of fun. Unfortunately I have not run into other players, but I understand that several people play this course regularly. If I lived in the OKC area, I would too.
A youth football team was practicing near hole one the first time I played, but they showed up when I was further down the course and I didn't have to skip the hole. Some holes are shady but others are fully exposed which can make it difficult to play an Oklahoma course in the summer or early autumn.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -fun, beginner-friendly layout
-mach 3 baskets are in great condition
-clean and well-manicured, grass is mowed
-easy to navigate the course
-signs at each tee but at least one was broken (hole 6)
-close to the highway
-despite the wetness, still pretty easy to play after a rain, not a lot of mud
Cons: -course plays through a small valley with a drainage area at the low point, gets very soggy
-not many obstacles and very short, experienced players will be bored
-might have to watch for pedestrians if students and faculty are around, a few holes play over walkways or near school buildings
Other Thoughts: This nice little beginner course is actually pretty fun to play. The holes are mostly short and play through a small valley with a drainage area through the low point. The course kind of zig-zags around it so the area around many baskets or tees can get pretty soggy if there has been any rain.
There are signs at each tee (hole 6 tee was broken) and the tees are natural, some with wooden framing. Even when wet, it is pretty easy to find a dry spot next to the tee from which to throw. Hole 8's tee is the concrete walkway next to the sign.
Some fun shots and since it plays through a shallow valley, some elevation comes into play on most holes. Very open and easy to rip it here but the accurate golfer will be rewarded with birdies.
Overall, a fun course but nothing special. Perfect for students here, if you live close to the school, or are looking for a place to bring beginners. A fun stop for course baggers but most travelers passing through should probably opt for one of the Norman courses. However if time is a factor, this course plays quickly and is right off I-35.
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7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Good course for a quick round
Pros: Easy access from I-35
Convenient for people living in S.OKC /Moore to play.
Mostly wide open. Great for beginners
Easy to follow lay out with clearly marked pins indicating the hole.
Only two pins on the course you throw at without seeing it from the tee box (#6 just left of the soccer field, other side of the hill and #7 to the left of the dorms)
Nice use of terrain, most of the course centered on a small valley between the dorms and classrooms.
The grass is short and maintained.
I've played it 4 times, twice on a Sunday afternoon and twice after work on a weekday and was the only group on the course.
Can squeeze in a quick game, played it between 30 and 45 minutes with a group.
Tough to lose a disc (unless you end up on top of the dorms or one of the buildings on campus).
Cons: At the bottom of the valley is a drainage area, which is either muddy or covered in water, depending on how much rain has fallen. This will affect your play on #1, #4, #8, and #9. If you stay right on #1, you'll miss it completely and you can throw past it on #8, but we skipped #4 because the area was all wet around the pin.
You can play around it on #9, but if you try to go for the pin and leave it short, you will be wet.
Lack of obstacles and short pin locations may not be a challenge if you're an advanced player.
On #7, the dorm is on the right, with windows facing the tee box and the pin is nestled between the dorm, parking lot and road leading into the dorms. A wayward disk could end up on (or in) one of those places.
There is foot traffic between the dorms and lecture halls, so you may have to watch for people, which will delay your game.
The tee boxes are earth and become mudholes with any recent rain.
Other Thoughts: The course is very visible from the dorms and the parking lots have vehicles near the course, just be aware and don't get too crazy with the discs.
Considering it's a Christian college and you're literally playing in the middle of campus, just be respectful.
I was playing and walking up to #8's pin and I saw a coyote run through the middle of the course, probably 100 feet from me. This might only happen once in a millennium, but there are areas of trees adjacent to the campus, which sits in an almost open field.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A very fast course to get through. Played it with MikeTheGoalie & two others over lunch with plenty of time to spare.
Easy to navigate and a relatively open course. Few woods and the only "water" is a marsh/bog that is around 6 of the holes but you /should/ stay out of them if you play the holes right.
Baskets were in great shape and easy to see.
Cons: The bog/marsh doesn't ever go away apparently. It's been more than a week since the last rain and it was still soggy.
The tee boxes are earth with garden timbers framing them. They are very uneven.
Baskets are hard to locate from the tee box - especially on the tees that only have the metal post in the ground and no discernable tee box. Would have been hard to play without someone that knew the course.
In the middle of a college with what appears to be a major sidewalk running through the middle of the course. Might have to fight pedestrians.
There was a lot of overlap between holes and tee boxes. If there happened to be a group behind or in front of you you'd be in the way of their drives if you were putting on previous holes.
Other Thoughts: Was a great course to get a quick 9 in over lunch. Quiet area with no traffic other than students. Good short holes and a few to let you air it out at the end.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Not that bad
Pros: Tee signs for 7 of the holes.
Nice layout for each individual hole.
Cons: Crossing fairways.
Tee boxes were dirt and outlined with timbers that gave a too small of an area to tee off from.
Other Thoughts: This course in on a very small college campus. It is very good for what it should be. A course the kids can play for the first time. For that, this course is GREAT.
However, the tee boxes for several of the holes were too close to baskets and 2 of them had crossing fairways. But then no one plays here really so that does not matter.
2 of the tee signs have been broken off. (#6 and #8) but the poll was still there.
In all, this course was fun. I really only needed my ROC and putter. Only one hole was out of my reach.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Short and Sweet
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate. Quick to play. You can literally see almost the entire course from any tee. Good use of elevation. Only one real area of woods to eat your discs. Plenty of open holes and opportunities to try shots and approaches. Signs on all but three holes. Well maintained grounds though the tee boxes and baskets could use some additional weed-eating. Not busy at all. Plenty of birdie opportunities. The footbridge that crosses @ 4 has been replaced/repaired and is much more stable.
Cons: Short. Only one or two holes with anything approaching a challenging length.
The course is located on the grounds of a Baptist college (named Randall University as of August 2016) so you may have to wait as the course crosses sidewalks between buildings. Not a huge issue and not a problem on weekends or evenings for the most part. Also watch for the soccer field in use around #6.
Natural tee boxes aren't really a negative for such a short course, but some might not like them.
The bog that is a little in play on #2 and really in play on #4 and #9 holes is full of high weeds and isn't mowed as often so it grows in size every time there is a hard rain. Borderline stagnant water makes for less than appealing smell when you go to retrieve you disc.Watch for ticks in the dead tree near #9 too. Only had one occurrence in multiple plays, but still...
Other Thoughts: Great course to get in a round during a lunch break and still have time to eat. No "traffic" so you can take your time and practice if you want. Closest course to me or my work, so I'll there often to work on drives and mids and can empty the bag without fear of holding up groups.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Not a 2
Pros: Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. This is a beginner friendly course that is worth the stop if you are in the area. There is nobody out playing so you can play at your own pace and practice different shots if you like. The course is pretty open allowing many different lines to most pins. The elevation is used pretty well here even though there isnt much of it and despite the fact that the course description says that it is flat.There are tee signs on every hole except 6 and the natural tees are marked by wood posts. The course seems well taken care of and there is no vandalism or trash on the grounds. The baskets seem to be in good shape as well.
Cons: The "marsh" in the middle is nasty but shouldnt really come into play. No trash cans out there but someone must lean up because there isnt any there. The criss crossing of the course could be a big deal if there were a bunch of people playing and there are a couple of baskets placed in the line of other holes.
Other Thoughts: Good course for newcomers to get out and practice without getting caught in the crowd that forms in Norman and in the city. Easy access and there are no places to lose plastic.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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