9 Helpful / 0 Not
Another Fun, Yet Average Wooded Course in Houston
This short course is full of tight lines and strategic placement. The fairways are very constricted and technical on most holes, bordering on pin ball golf, but still fun. It's easy to understand the design since most Houston courses follow the same motto - "no elevation or variation of the terrain, then use the foliage to your greatest advantage." I don't know if more trees have been taken out since Eric's review, but the course didn't seem unreasonable when compared to similar courses in the area. Bottom line - if you like it tight, this course and nearby River Grove DGC
will give you a fix.
The course is in a park, and has the basic amenities you'd see in most parks. It has playgrounds for the kids, restrooms, and a walking path. The walking path really only comes into play on hole one. Another subtle feature is the painted spoke on each basket signifying the direction to the next tee box. It's such a small thing, but still a very nice touch for first timers to the course. There is a practice basket near #1, and tees are natural with two posts showing hole numbers and distances on the sides.
BEST HOLE/S: #2; #3
Cons: Like many wooded courses in Houston, the same pros can usually be listed as cons as a personal point of preference. I felt that if just a few more smaller trees were removed on the latter holes, then things would be smoother but that's mostly just nit-picky. Also, unless you are LHBH on #3, there aren't many opportunities to rip it at 2379" total feet, although the balance of hyzer versus anhyzer throws was okay. The boxes are dirt and although the course is fairly easy to follow - there could be some definitive improvements. Finally, first timers take note that hole #1 is the furthest box from the parking lot, so you'll have a small walk.
WORST HOLE/S: #7
Ultimately, I think I'll take the approach that I'm happy there is another course within 45 minutes of my house, but it's a simple and unremarkable course at best. Like River Grove DGC or Bear Branch Sportsfield Park
, it's just another wooded Houston park course, with the greatest pro being improving course density in the area. Go out of my way to play it - no, but if I'm in the area would I enjoy a round here, certainly.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Good 9-hole course
Nice city park location with decent amenities like convenient parking, restrooms, playground, and ball fields. The baskets are brand new dual chain MachIV's. The course slightly favors RHBH throwers but does a decent job of trying to have a mix of lefty vs. righty holes. The wooded fairways are tight forcing players to play well or smart because offline shots can be punished harshly, even on short holes. There are two mostly open holes that allows you to air out your plastic in contrast to the rest of the wooded holes. The soccer field with it's netted goals make for a nice disc throwing practice driving range. Basket spokes are painted black to point you in the direction of the next tee. Distances posted are pretty close to laser measurements except #2 which is off by 20'. (DGCR distances are correct.)
There are a couple holes that still have too many tress in the fairway. That results in reaching the basket or not becoming a matter of luck for almost identical shots. The sharp-top-post tee markers are potentially dangerous for anyone tripping and falling on one, or extremely short players hitting their arm/hand on follow-throughs. Some of the holes have blind baskets, but it's only a short walk up the fairway until you can spot the target. Tee #1 is a long walk from the parking lot.
There was a dog that was buried in fairway #3 that has become unearthed. Hopefully that will be cleaned up by the park shortly.
To play the course with a reasonable challenge you should play OB for creek and beyond as well as any walking path and beyond. If you park in the main lot, you're better off starting on hole #3 and finishing on #2. Note to first-timers: to get from #8's basket to #9's tee you walk past #3's tee.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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