College Station, TX 
Southern Oaks Park Share
Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #4 (Taken 4/2011)
3 / 194ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket



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 They call it SoAP

2-4    4/22/2011   5/14/2011
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 187  Reviewed: 150  Exp: 6.7 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
Sufficient sized concrete tee pads, top notch Houck tee signs, a course overview map, and newish multi-chain DGA baskets on a nine hole course indicate that the park put some decent money into this course.

Without excessive length, the holes are certainly challenging with tight wooded fairways on most of the holes. This is easily the most technical course in the Bryan/College Station (BCS) area. Locals have decided that a couple of the holes should have mandos and have Sharpied them onto the tee signs. However, there are no indicators on the course itself which objects are the actual mandos. The holes here are not long, but they are varied. Both righties and lefties will be challenged. A couple holes invite you to place your lay-up shot to make a run at the basket with your second shot.

The course is located in a multi-use park with a basketball court, children's playground, and picnic areas. There are bridges on the course for creek crossings and they are really nice; I mean noticeably top quality foot bridges.
Cons:
The biggest detractor from this course is the fact that almost all the tee pads are angled in the wrong directions. It almost seems like the concrete tee pads were poured before anything else on the course was designed and then someone cleared the fairways going elsewhere. This doesn't make the course unplayable by any means, but it does complicate your run-up and being on almost every hole is really depressing for what would otherwise be a really nice course.

Overthrowing hole #4 by 20-30' can easily hit players on #5's tee box.

Posted distances are too long on almost all tee signs. DGCR Hole Info has been updated with laser accurate distances.

Could use physical mando markers on the mando objects.

The course lacks a couple grip-it-&-rip-it holes to balance it out for the big arms, but that's not really what this course is about.
Other Thoughts:
Known by locals as "SoAP". This is a great technical addition to the BCS resume of courses. Newbies will be frustrated by the abundance of trees knocking their discs down, but those that tough it out and return for more will develop shot making skills that will benefit them on virtually any other course.

Not really a destination course on its own, but if you're traveling through BCS area it's one of the courses you should hit on a "9-hole crawl".

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