Dallas City Park
Pros: -Nice tee pads
-Quite a few birdie-able holes for all skill ranges
-Nice little mixture of different holes
-Baskets catch great
-Beautiful little city park
Cons: -Can get overly crowded in summer
-Holes 5,6 and 7 play right along a creek. Plenty of discs get swept away.
Other Thoughts: All in all a great little course. Locals run a league every Friday Night that is a lot of fun. A nice mixture of open and wooded holes. Not too much elevation change. Good course for the family to try out.
Good variety with holes and fun challenges
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variance with distance, elevation, trees, and water hazards.
Less experienced players will definitely use a variety of shots (forehands, backhands, hyzers, annys, and overhand).
Hole 1 and 2 are medium distance with small turns to the right past trees.
Hole 3 is an ace hole.
Hole 4 is a medium long straight shot.
Holes 5 and 6 have an "ace or drink" feel as you throw them across the water.
Hole 7 is pretty long and under some trees.
Holes 8-15 make you use a variety of shots as you work your way up and down a hill and cross some water hazards and trees.
Holes 16 and 17 are pretty long straight shots.
Hole 18 is an ace shot.
Good for playing in groups of different skill levels.
Cons: Holes 7, 16, and 17 can be a bit too long for newer players to view them as par 3's.
Hole 18 is mildly anticlamatic after the build up of the previous 10 holes.
Some holes tend to repeat the previous one (ex: 6 after 5, 17 after 16).
Other Thoughts: Fun place to have an ace race and have other activities if you decide to bring your family.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Nice laid back course
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course is just really nice we enjoyed it a lot. Laid back and just relaxing really. When we go here We play atleast two rounds before leaving.
Cons: Some times the other park guest get in the way, and make it hard to play.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Clean park. Great course to take the family. Fun little course with several short ace'able holes.
Cons: Marshy areas around 11 & 12. Couple of holes need better description of holes/hole direction. Park can be crowded so they is a need to watch out for other park goers.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Dalls City Park
Pros: - Variety of holes: Some holes are close to and over 500 feet. While there are back to back holes that are barely over 100 feet. Also there are holes that go downhill and some that go uphill. Some dog right, some left. Some through trees, some in fields. Its a perfect mix.
-Aesthetically Pleasing: The park itself is very nice with some water hazards and very green trees and green grass and fields.
-Challenging: Some holes are especially challenging but they are nicely balanced with some nice birdie holes so you never feel worn down by the course.
-Loop: The course ends super short from where it begings
-THE SIGNS: Easily the best part of the park is the awesome signs they have. They have an arrow that points to the next basket and tells you how far away it is!!!! All parks should use this method, as it shouldnt be hard to do but totally makes first timers find everything SO easy!
Cons: -Useage: The park gets a lot of use during the summer from kids and adults as there is a lot to do in the park, however I went recently during school hours and the park was really open.
-Poor disc knowledge: There are some people there that dont know disc ettiquette and it sucks to get stuck behind them, as they dont let you play through and they play with like real frisbees and swear up and down the course, I usually just skip a hole to get ahead of them though.
-Location: Unless youre from dallas it is a tad out of the way.
-hole 7: One time i was playing at Adair and let two people play through our group and overheard them talk about the notorious hole 7 that goes pretty much straight through a forest, a difficult hole that can eat up discs.
-Tee pads: For some reason the back 9 does not have tee pads yet.
Other Thoughts: The park is beautiful and obviously gets a lot of attention. However its not always the right attention and that can be bad. Ive lost a disc or two there and I know i would never get a call for either of them. But during non-busy times it is one of my favorite courses. I enjoy leisure days at dallas. Sometime soon I plan on taking my putters and midranges and going on a little ace run on holes 3-6 as 3 of those holes are ace-able. Its a good place to take beginners, but me and my friends enjoy it a lot as well. It is a great way to spend the day if you bring a lunch as well.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Ace runs, but easy
Pros: -great park setting
-excellent use of the park
-two shots over the river
-mostly concrete t pads
-groomed so no lost disc's
-dallas burger is bomb
Cons: -shots can be difficult
-narrow minded folks on the course
-people renting their kids to fetch disc's in the water??
-stolen putter on hole four! out of the basket!
Other Thoughts: If your out to dallas and are up for an easy game play this course. It is really fun. But keep in mind that this is a small town. A little ditty about tuff guy tommy chasing his fourteen year old girlfriend around. He's eighteen and prancing around in his jeanco's and insane clown posse hat. As for the rest of the crowd, who left the gate open!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Immaculately maintained park
-Virtually no blackberry
-Good use of space given
Cons: -Lots of people use the park (kids, other activities)
-First 5 holes short and packed together
-Some very short holes
-No teepads on the back 9
-Could have used more park space
Other Thoughts: This was my first time playing this park. I was intrigued after I read they added 9 more holes. This park is gorgeous and obviously gets a lot of use for the community.
First of all, the signage is fantastic. The arrows pointing to the next tee under each basket was a cute (and useful touch).
The front 9, especially the first five holes, are short and tight. Holes 5 and 6 are over the water, but a little short. There is little underbrush (save hole 7, with a bunch of ivy). The course opens up from hole 8 on, with less people traffic, etc. My favorite part were holes 12 - 18, which are more open, in the woods, longer, with elevation changes.
The biggest negative for me were the amount of kids of all ages running around, some on bikes, which lead to me waiting around some on the earlier holes. The worst incident with 'civilians' happened on the 17th tee, where a young couple with a 2-month old was sitting in the fairway (field) of the longest hole. I couldn't justify launching an errant throw with my Katana anywhere near them, but they got the point and politely moved for me for a second.
Because most of the course was so short, I scored a -2 on my first round. Just to let you know I play Adair regularly, with a +5 average there. So this isn't the most challenging of courses.
I think I'm going to wait for the fall to play here again. With less people running around, I'd give it a 3.5.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
18 and a good start
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Great variation (Trees, dog-legs, elevation changes)
-Good use of the park
-Have to think about the shots
-Good signage by tee pad and pointing in direction of next tee
-Parks Dept has done a great job of clearing out alot of the underbrush on a few of the holes and larger trees on 3, 4 and 6.
-Cement tee pads all in except for 15
Cons: -Playing in the summer is tricky, LOTS of people in and around the fairways on most holes
-Teams (Softball, Football and Soccer) can be on the field for 16 and 17, most move, some just will not.
-Holes 4 and 7 are too close to the parking lots, cars will be hit.
Other Thoughts: The course really opened up the park.
I just hope that the city continues to be behind the course.
The new baskets added have not taken away from the course and have made the flow a lot smoother then the original layout.
If you are playing alone can be difficult to follow the disc if it goes into the blackberries, ivy, woods or water. A spotter is nice on a few of the holes, but not a must have.
* The trees taken down on 4 have opened the river side of the fairway up, but from paved trail to creek is rocks, broken pices of concrete and HUGE black berry bushes.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Dallas,we're not in Texas anymore
Pros: This is a nice city park on a small river that you get to throw over twice as you attempt short ace runs. Many of the holes can be reached on the tee shot, but of course there are many trees to distract your disc. Consider yourself lucky or mighty good if you ever get a 3 on hole 7 with its length healthy tree population and ob. Most holes you are picking routes through the trees but they are close enough to reach but just when you feel that you have a chance to reach any hole, up pops #16 and #17 that are 480 and 503 too much for ancient arms like mine to have an easy 3. We do like variety and some quirky challenges like this course offers. Don't we ?
Cons: I don't see how this course can last because honestly there is way too much potential damage to the many other park users. Baskets should not be installed close to swing sets, picnic tables and right on the path where kids have probably been doing bike jumps since before any of us ever heard of disc golf. At least 2 holes play over pavement with the best route being over frequently parked cars. Not wise. Play the course, enjoy it, but don't take chances hitting people or cars. It won't further the cause of disc golf.
Other Thoughts: It can get pretty sloppy during wet spells.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Who shot JR?
Pros: Welcome to Dallas. No it's not the city where President Kennedy was assassinated and no it's not the 1980's soap opera starring Larry Hagman of I dream of Jeannie fame and I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with Cowboys or Cheerleaders either but it is a fun course not too far south of Portland.
The city of Dallas is very excited about their disc golf course which is really nice to see. As soon as I got out of the car I saw some city employees (3-5 of them actually) all using blowers to get the fallen leaves into a giant pile. As soon as I reached for my disc golf bag one of them came up to me and started talking to me about disc golf and telling me how much he was excited to have the course, I was very impressed by the enthusiasm for disc golf in this town. One of the things the Parks guy talked to me about was how to navigate the course, which by the way is very easy. They have brand new baskets with a red metal arrow and footage that tells you where and how far the next tee pad is and I found this to be an ingenious way of making things easier on first time players of the course.
The course itself starts out with two left to right shots (RHBH anhyzer) with hole one being fairly open and hole two being a very tough fairway to hit with guarding trees. There are two holes that are back to back that take you across the creek and are somewhat heart pounding do to the danger of going in the water but since they are so short (145' and 105' respectively) there isn't much challenge to clearing the danger. Hole number seven is a very tough fairway with lots of trees to navigate your way through and it's quite a long hole that feels longer than it is, this hole reminds me of some of those wooded holes out at Bryant Park in Albany, quite tough indeed. Like the Valkyrie Kid said, hole 15 would be considered the signature hole as it's the fun downhill throw but it would be even better if that hole was extended.
Cons: With hole four and seven the best route from the tee pad is to throw the big hyzer shot (RHBH) out over the busy parking and let it skip off the pavement towards the basket and this is obviously a huge liability and safety risk that should be avoided at all costs, I hate to say it because those are the best routes and fun to throw but there should be mandos on those holes to guard that area.
Holes five and six are fun little ace runs but I can see the danger of the disc going in the water and people going in after it and hurting themselves. There are several spots on this course where it takes you into other activities and sensitive areas and It's a little baffling to me that the course was approved to use all of these spots. When playing you will be going right through picnic areas, busy walking paths, a beautiful Japanese Garden, creeks, BMX dirt jumps, parking lots and more.
Holes 16 and 17 make little sense to me as most of the course is shorter holes with some obstacles but these holes are long, open and boring holes that add very little to course overall and undermine the type of clientele they should be trying for.
Other Thoughts: This place is a bit of a Rubik's Cube, there are several fun holes and a couple of bad ones but this place just doesn't seem to connect as if they took 18 random holes from 18 different courses and stuck them in here. It's good to see the city getting behind disc golf in such a big way and hopefully the local players respect the other park users and their areas so that the city is still excited about disc golf years from now. I would recommend playing here if you are going to be in Dallas as there are some holes you won't soon forget.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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