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Fun to play
Big arms delight! At 7,286' for 18 holes there's ample opportunity to let your discs fly here. A decent amount of elevation in play (for TX) and almost all of it downhill. Signage is usually pretty good considering many/most holes are sponsored and have easily visible signs. The course makes good use of the lake and its landscape on several holes; it features a "tin cup" island hole and two peninsula holes. Natural surface tee pads are typically in prime condition as the course is played only once a year. On site restrooms. Your pay-to-play entry fee includes a fabulous lunch between rounds. The course is located on a ranch so you get some pretty cool views of Texas wildlife around the course.
Baskets are variable depending on the source of the temps used each year. With a lot of holes in the 400' range and upper 300' range they're too far for most players to '2' but too short to routinely take '4's, thus you end up carding a lot of '3's on this course and there isn't a lot of scoring separation between skill levels. There are a few holes with trees to force specific shots but generally most holes can be reached with a big Texas hyzer. Some posted hole distances have historically been pretty far off, but hopefully that has been fixed as of 2009. With most of the elevation in play being downhill that means you do fair amount of walking uphill between holes.
The Eberly Ranch Open utilizes a two round format where Round 1 is singles play segmented in the usual skill divisions. Round 2 is doubles where players are paired up by score across all divisions
. Thus the player with the lowest score from R1 is paired with the player shooting the highest score in R1. Second lowest score with second highest score... and so on. Round 2 usually sees Pros and Novices paired together. At the end of the day your score within your skill division is your R1 singles score plus your R2 doubles score. This tournament is a lot of fun to play. Watch the HFDS Forum
for more details.
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