2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a fun short 18 holer. I played this course in about 45 minutes. I really appreciated the quality tee pads and tee signs.. Hole 7 has a nice bridge to get you to the other side. The course makes the most out of its elevation. Hole 5 is a short down hill where 9 you throw across a valley. 10 is slightly uphill where as 11 is a steep incline. Universal offers very tight wooded holes to some open ones on the backside of the course. I love tight wooded courses and this course provides that on numerous holes.
Cons: The baskets were in a little bit of rough shape.There aren't too many other cons besides the navigation that everyone else has mentioned. FInding hole 4 can be a challenge as well as number7. Number 7's teesign is labeled wrong it is definitely not 255 feet, more like 450ish. Hole 13 can be a little dangerous. To get to the basket you have to go down then up a very steep incline. There is a flatter path a little to the left but as a first time player at Universal I didn't know that. Holes 17 and 18 were a little boring because they were in the completely open. Also, 18's basket is right by the practice basket so I threw to the wrong basket( 18 is the closer one to the tee).
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Favorite Course in SA
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good tee pads. Fun hole variety. Lots of different shots are required. The course is seemingly never too busy.
Cons: The newer holes in the back could use some cleaning/refinement. There is a lot of home construction and other kinds of trash sprinkled around. There are a couple of tee pads that were poured but no longer used and those could be removed.
The course probably favors right handed players.
A couple of the holes are probably too short/gimmicky.
Other Thoughts: This has become my favorite course in the San Antonio area.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is a short, technical course with a lot of dog legs going each direction. There is a good mix of open holes compared to wooded holes but there are far more wooded holes then open holes.
The concrete tee pads are long and very nice, the tee signs are all present and have the information on the sign; they just are a little worn down.
-There is a lot of elevation on the course. Some holes throw down and then back up a hill, and some basket placements are on a hill which will make putts roll down the hill. It adds a little bit of challenge when putting..
-There were bells at a few holes to signal to the group on the tee pad that you are clear from the basket. I thought it was a good added touch to the course.
-The baskets are all different varieties of baskets but all of them have two sets of chains plus a few extra chains so slip outs are very rare.
Cons: -Navigation is a pain in the butt. After hole number three it is a long walk to #4 and a few other holes you are kind of guessing what path to take to get to the next hole. There are no signs telling you where the next tee is.
-The brush off the fairways is quite thick. So keep it in the fairway. When I went out and played a few groups ended up losing a few discs from errant shots into the thorns and brush.
-This course is busy. Most groups seemed courteous to let you play through but you may have to do a bit of waiting.
-Like mentioned before the tee signs are worn down and some are starting to become illegible. It would be nice if they replaced the tee signs with newer and more vibrant signs.
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised when I came to this course. It is tough but not overly tough. San Antonio does not have too many courses but this is a good place to go play. I have not played Live Oak yet and know that it is very close to this course but this would be a good place to bring a newer player. It plays fairly quickly and it is not too long or too wooded, just a lot of dog legs. This is a course to definitely hit if you are in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
DGing To The Sound Of Planes
Pros: This is a good course with having the potential of being a great course. This course has holes that will challenge every level of player. I found myself pushing the limit on shots on several holes just to stay in the range of par. Best holes on this course are 7 and 13. Hole seven has you teeing off just before the creek and trying to make the basket 600 feet away in 4 shots. A good challenge. But, even a better challenge is hole 13. It has you teeing off toward a rise 150 feet away, then the fairway takes a dogleg to the left and tossing toward the basket on the other side of the creek 225 feet away. A very tough hole to achieve in 4 shots. Trash cans at various locations and benches at quite a few of the holes. Well maintained course.
Cons: Not many to note here. No restrooms hardly to speak of and a couple holes could use new tees. Navigation is somewhat muddled in the middle of the course, but not tough to find your way around.
Other Thoughts: I have enjoyed playing here all 3 times I have played at this course. Almost better than Live Oak City Park, and that is saying something. Live Oak is good. This one is just as good. Great challenge course for all levels. Recommended for any disc golfer.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Nice big concrete tees are always nice to see when you walk up to a new course.
2) Nice new benches in a few places for you to sit down on your round or while you wait for the people in front of you.
3) # plates and yellow painted tops of the baskets are always nice to see, but I couldn't tell if these were DGA or a homemade version of such.
4) Lots of woodchips used ont he course and in the right spots. This covers up a lot of the unsightly areas and it also reduces the soil erosion and impact of the compacted soils.
5) Awesome property . . . it has a wonderful mix of holes and design characteristics.
6) Nice infrastructure with a nice bridge on one of the holes out in the prairie type part of the course.
7) Diversity of foliage density going from dense woods, to some parklike holes, to some prairie type holes. Its always nice to see a little of everything.
8) Water in play on a couple holes bu most likely only at certain times of the year.
9) Nice use of a major neighborhood drainage way incorporated into the design. Even if there is no water, it uses the slopes well and meanders around this area very well.
10) Challenge is every present and in all sorts of different techniques.
11) Some directionals helping you navigate the course, but it could use a few more.
12) I was out there on a weekend and there was a worker crew out picking up the garbage from the course . . .it seemed almost out of place for a disc golf course, but it was nice to see.
13) Nice elevation change on a lot of these holes . . . it isnt all that dramtic of a change but it is enough to really alter your shots.
14) Nice diversity of shots needed to play well here.
Cons: 1) Not really beginner friendly, but with well executed shots it isnt really what I would say is unfair.
2) Loose rocks all over he place and the mowed down prairie areas are tough to walk through and seem like thye could use some grading work.
3) Compacted soil in a lot of place. Erosion and compaction are troublesome on disc golf courses as I feel it is just another reason municipalities and other places will refuse to install a course.
4) Lots of places where you cross a walkpath or a path to another hole which can cause confusion.
5) Old tee signs from the old layout so that can also lead to confusion especiall for a travelling disc golfer like myself.
6) A few more directionals could be helpful.
Other Thoughts: This is one of those courses that isn't the prettiest, it is the best maintained, but it is really funa nd really challenging too. I would play this course allt he time if I was in the area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Little Course
Pros: Course is kept well, or was when I played it. The tees and basket areas are clear. Not to difficult to navigate between holes, just be sure to check the map at the first tee.
There is a good flow overall starting and ending right at the parking area. If you stay in fairway your good, if you go out watch for cactus. Benches are available on a lot of the holes.
There are good elevation changes, short "go for the pin" holes if you can get your line through the trees. For a beginner it would be a challenging course, if you have a good variety of shots in your bag you will have fun.
Cons: The navigation between some of the holes was difficult the first time through (I did not study the map well enough on hole one ;)
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed playing the course, if you play it in the summer bring lots of water. I think if you played it all the time you could get some aces
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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