Garland, TX 
Audubon Park Share
Uploaded By: patfan74 Hole #11 (Taken 3/2011)
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 Encouraging improvements!

5+    8/14/2010   7/11/2009
Review By: eegor
Played: 116  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 20.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/7/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 brand new DGA baskets! You'll have to make a lot of different shots. It's a great course for practicing placement of the big drive. Great shade in the summer on all of the holes. One of the best layouts in the area, not like other area courses. High fun factor. There are options on how to approach baskets on most of the holes. Great course for learning course management. Not crowded. The city has been mowing the course regularly... it makes a big difference in a positive way.
Cons: Natural tee pads are in really bad shape. Some crushed rock at the tees would really help. The course has a lot of wet areas that require a long time to dry out.

No signs. First timers will need a guide.
Other Thoughts: Audubon is a nice park. The course has improved a lot lately. It would be one of the best courses in the area if the City of Garland would do something about the tees. The "very good" rating is due to the fun you will have playing the course. It's worth the trip if you like a challenging course. The work the city of Garland has recently put into this course have really improved the playability and my rating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Golf, No Thrills

2-4    7/10/2008   7/10/2009
Review By: RayRay
Played: 100  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 12.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Challenging shots
- Holes are long but not open with plenty of obstacles
Cons: - Tees, Signs, Baskets, Sketchiness...
Other Thoughts: If you care more about amenities, then this is not the course for you. But if you care more about the quality of disc golf, this course has a lot of great shots that will challenge the precision of a power drive and your creativity as a shot maker. It's one of the Metroplex's top 5 courses in terms of play but one of the bottom courses in terms of everything else. I think it's worth toughing out for a cool challenge.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/19/2010   5/13/2009
Review By: Roc1Time
Played: 129  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 15.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/19/2010
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: All of the baskets are brand new and therefore in good shape. Big arm is really needed here to score well. There are some tight lines to hit as well. Good course to learn how to throw far and play in the wind.
Cons: The tee signs have just numbers on them. Alot of the tee pads have big ruts so teeing off to the side is needed to avoid a broken ankle. Not many trash cans. Navigatio could be an issue for newcomers. The mowing is still an issue and is why I dont go there alot. you can be five feet from some of the baskets out here and be in waist high weeds or taller. Watch out for snakes during the hotter months. Standing water everywhere after a good rain! It can get very hot out here so bring lots of drinks.
Other Thoughts: Parking can get crazy if there is people at the nearby pool. Ok course but time has taken it toll.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Audubon is back

5+    4/15/2009   4/17/2009
Review By: Geraldo
Played: 18  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.8 Years
This review was updated on 5/26/2011
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: After several years of construction this course is finally back in the ground. some baskets have been moved back on certain holes but course is back to its original layout for the most part.Paths around the baskets and through the fairways are mowed and being kept up.Almost all of the brush and debris around the course has been cut down or removed.New DGA baskets are in as of 12-1-09.

As mentioned below the play of the course favors the big arm with very few holes measuring in under 275-300 ft range(with most being much longer).the course offers an array or mostly open holes with several tight ones to keep your arm in check.There are well placed trees which will make for a difficult tee shot in some places. Holes 4-8 and 10-13 play next to duck creek which can be a disc deathtrap if you find it.There are also a couple of new mando on the back nine( # 12)

As of 5-1-10 holes 4&5 have new pin locations with the baskets having been moved away from the creek. #7 yellow tee is moved across the small drainage creek closer to the blue tee
Cons: The dirt tees are terrible(and its not just the tees but the entire course is impossible to play for several days every time it rains)

With out proper tees and signage this course will remain difficult to navigate for many player not familiar with the tee and pin locations

Also the creek can be very dirty and has a terrible smell in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Set in a beautiful, safe, well maintained park Audubon offers a fun round without the crowds of the other courses on this side of the metroplex.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Course still affected by construction

5+    9/20/2008   9/23/2008
Review By: Tiggertooth
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 10.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The layout of the Audubon course still has potential. The first 7 holes still have baskets, and a few of the back 9 holes have baskets as well. The course is empty, as it isn't worth playing by the locals yet, so you can take as long as you want on every hole. And in truth, much of the park is well maintained elsewhere (grass is mowed, etc.) I did not feel uncomfortable at any time while in the park--though there were a lot of kids running around without parents nearby by that didn't really disturb me much.
Cons: Where to begin. In short, the middle 6 baskets of the course have been affected by park construction. So don't go expecting a full 18 holes. You can get in a good 10-12. The course is overgrown--it is hard to throw well on some of the holes because it just hasn't been maintained by the park service. The 5th hole has a gully that is so overgrown with weeds you'll spend 15 minutes just looking for the disc even if you know where it went in. We lost half an hour on that hole I think. The tee pads are dirt and very worn. One of them is under a fallen tree. In general, this course simply is in a state of repair by the park and volunteers, and until it is all put back together, and gets some steady traffic, it won't be the wonderful experience that it could be.
Other Thoughts: A friend of mine spoke with the local park service, who indicated they were still working on the park as of 8/20/08, and that they intend to put all the baskets back. Once that is accomplished, I might give it a go again. But even then it will take some doing to match up against other courses in the DFW area. That's a shame because Audubon was one of the courses I started on. It has long, challenging holes. A good mix of left and right shots, and big old trees running throughout that provide lots of shade. There's a creek too, which plays into most of the holes. All in all, a hard course, that's worth playing if it is restored to its former glory. I'm writing this review for the DFW players who might be wondering whether Audubon is ready for play yet.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    9/11/2008   9/11/2008
Review By: itskinnan
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Cons: This park was just plain terrible. To start, there were no maps and since I had never been there before, I had no idea where hole one was. After walking around the merky swamp course for about an hour, I finally found a cheap piece of wood with a "1" on it. This park was a ghost town. Other than the scary gang-members hanging out on the park benches in the middle of the course. There was not another disc golfer in site. The creek was dirty and filled with trash. If I had thrown a disc into it, I would't have dreamed of going anywhere near the garbage filled stream to retreave it. And just for the record, I am not a disc golf course snob by any means. I'll play anywhere. But I will never go back to that course again. For a thirty minute drive to go check out a new course that I had not been to, It was a huge dissapointment. I would not recommend playing this course.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.


2/24/2008   2/24/2008
Review By: mark
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It is a power throwers paradice ,esp the back 9 holes . If Garland does what its suppose to do this can be a very chalangeing course . great for tourneys
if tey don't ! Practice only
be warned to be prepaired to loose some disc in the creek as i have on any occasions .
Cons: The creek is filled with trash and stinks to high heaven in the summer
Other Thoughts: could be oneof the most beautiful pks in the dalla area if maintained

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Needs help!

12/25/2007   2/24/2008
Review By: punkfan55
Played: 28  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.5 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Cons: This course was going through some major sewer repairs, that cut off nearly half of the course. There is a creek that runs through it, and it was full of trash. The holes I was able to play were average. The main sign was pretty much crap. I attached a picture of it in the course images.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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