Fun Course in Clean Public Park
Pros: TL;DR - Fun, uncrowded, newer course in a nice park.
- Park is very clean, family-friendly, and scenic
- Not nearly as crowded as other local courses
- Nice signage, baskets, and benches near the teepads
- Most holes are well-designed and offer multiple lines to the basket
Cons: TL;DR - Five boring holes in a windy field full of sandburs.
- Five long, open, windy holes on the back nine
- Large field on the back nine is full of stickers (sandburs)
- Wind is usually a major factor, expect 20-30+ MPH gusts
- Trees on the front nine are almost all evergreens, so discs tend to get stuck easily in their branches
Other Thoughts: The more I play this course, the more I like it. The wind is almost always a challenge. Bring a baseball to retrieve discs stuck in fir branches.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Super cool little park with brand new discatchers that make it even more pretty. Nice concrete tee pads and tee signs on every hole making the navigation easy even though you can see multiple baskets on a lot of the holes. The trees are trimmed making shots have to be laser beams to be safe or you have to go over and take your chances of taking 2M OB strokes. There isn't a ton of elevation but the little that there is, is used to the fullest making is very fun. This course is fun not only for the beginner but for the upper level players and both lefty and righties. The fun factor is high because there are tons of chances at birds but a bad shot has the chance of getting punished, so you have to keep up your guard to score well. This course has many trashcans which makes the course very clean and pleasing to the eyes. The park is next to city offices so there are many little attractions like bathrooms, water fountains, playground, and others.
Cons: The back 9 gets a little boring because of the lack of trees and the same shot pretty much for a couple of them, fun if you like working on your distance. The walking path hosts many joggers/walkers so be careful and courteous. No benches but not too big of a deal.
Other Thoughts: Great addition to the OKC area and its now in my rotation for when I travel up there. This course is very cool and should be visited if you have the time!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great first course in the Mustang area.
- Technically challenging front 9
- Long drives on the back 9
- Great landscaping, will be beautiful when it warms up and greens up
- Well maintained course; I didn't see any trash lying around
- Excellent DISCatcher baskets
Cons: - Front 9 almost has too many trees
- Back 9 has barely any trees; would like to see a few more scattered around
- Front 9 will steal your discs if you throw high; either throw low or learn to climb trees
- Could use either maps posted or a walking path to guide you; I lost my way from 9 to 10
- Could use more benches/trash cans, but those will probably come with more time (and funds)
Other Thoughts: Great course for being so new. Watch out for the front 9 trees, they'll take your discs (I almost lost my drivers on two different occasions). Take a drink, I don't remember seeing any water fountains towards the middle of the course.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
A Tale of Two Courses
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has a somewhat schizo feeling as the first 9 holes are moderately wooded and the back nine is almost treeless. Front nine plays through the pines west of Mustang Road in the NE corner of the park property. To the south is the water park, to the west is a playground, restrooms, water fountains, and a military memorial. A running/walking track winds around the park, but is only in play on the back nine to a limited extent. The hole design on the front nine favors psuedo fairways through the pines and then tucking the pin just behind a single larger tree or patch of trees. Plenty of overhead room on almost all the holes and the lengths are all in the 250'-300' range on the first half of the course. A short walk past the pavilion and memorial gets you to tee 10 which has the first real elevation change on the course as you have to shoot over a hill and below some oaks to the pin. The 11th tee has you looking out over the NW portion of the park down toward the pond. You can see the next 5 holes from there as they're all in the same huge field. These holes are also the first appearance of the walking path mentioned above. While the Oklahoma wind was likely a minor concern on the front nine (unless you only throw hooks and thumbers) it's definitely a factor on the back nine. You throw all the cardinal directions over holes 11 through 16 so you'll have cross, tail, and headwinds for variety. Nose control and disc selection are especially important. You also see some slight uphill tosses on 13, 14, and 15. The last three holes work back toward the pavilion and the parking lot to its north. The design flavor of tucking the pin just behind isolated trees/groves is back in play on the final three holes. The park is well taken care of and the pavilions, water park, and walking path are well patronized. Tee pads are level, well-constructed and a good size. Decent benches scattered throughout the course. Baskets are Innovas and are highly visible and clearly labeled. Signage is tee signs sponsored by Lowe's and each has a hole diagram and distance. There are a few garbage cans scattered in the front nine, but once you walk past the pavilion to the back 9, that's it until 18 brings you back toward the same area.
Cons: I'm not entirely sure that there can be any more variety on the front nine, but it feels repetitive as the obvious, low-risk lines tend to be thumbers or hyzer bombs. The tee on 2 points NOWHERE near the pin unless there is an unmarked mando (line shown on tee pad sign, but no verbiage to indicate a mandatory line) forcing the RH turn to the pin, otherwise another over-the-top line is easily applicable. A few of the pin/next tee placements on the front nine are a little crowded and moderate-to-extreme hyzers/anny's could go awry and come pretty close to the next tee. Lots of anthills on the front nine. Just as the front nine feels repetitive, 5 grip-and-rip holes in succession will fatigue most casual players as the likelihood of 8-10 good longish pulls in a row will not be realistic, so expect to add some strokes. You can see the walkers on the path coming from about a half mile away, but you should still be aware of them and show courtesy. A little bit of elevation change, but nothing extreme or even much of a factor on line/disc selection. Shade is few and far between on the back nine especially. I've heard many complain about the walk from 9 to 10 as it isn't intuitive to first-timers that the 2nd half of the course is on the other side of the pavilion/memorial.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a decent addition to the OKC disc golf directory. The front nine has the feel of Will Rogers before most of the important trees were removed, but without the elevation changes. The back nine most closely resembles the open field feeling of most of Woodson Park. All in all, it's a newer, somewhat shorter and more varied Woodson. This course is a little out of the way for many of the metro golfers, but I'd rather play Wild Horse on a weekend where you know Dolese will be packed and don't have the time to get to Mitch Park in Edmond. I think the addition of some ropes and mandos at tournament time could add significant difficulty and excitement to this course.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great new course in the OKC metro area
Pros: This course is well groomed - partly because it just opened and partly because the city of Mustang does a good job keeping this park maintained. The layout is intuitive and easy to follow and very well marked if the next pad is not easily noticeable from the previous pin.
Although this course is in a popular park, there is very little overlap between the course and the rest of the public - there is only two holes that are close to the walking trails. A few of the holes approach the outfield fences of the baseball fields, but your discs should be safe from going on the fields.
The concrete pads are of adequate length for the holes and the ground leading up the them is relatively flat if you need a longer run up.
The front 9 will challenge your touch shots and if you have a thumber in your bag it will get a work out. These aren't "woods" by any means, but the trees are utilized to their fullest. The back 9 lets you grip-it-and-rip-it.
There are maintained restrooms near the first tee along with plenty of parking.
Cons: The front 9 holes are in the trees and the low hanging branches could be trimmed a bit. Many of the pins are "hidden" behind trees and there aren't many clearly defined lines to some of the pins.
The tee pad on #2 is not aligned at ALL. If they added a mando then the layout would make a lot more sense, but as it stands, you are throwing at a 30 degree angle to the layout of the tee pad.
There could be some benches added at the tee boxes. The course is new, and maybe they haven't been added yet, but they would be desired.
I did not see a water fountain anywhere.
The transition from woods to wide open from 9 to 10 is honestly a bit jarring just because of the complete switch. That is what the land allowed, however.
The wind that is prevalent in OK will come into play on the back 9 longer holes and could really let your thumbers get out of control on the front half.
Other Thoughts: This is a great addition to the OKC metro area. Currently it is not full of people like you would see at, say, Dolese. But, once people start to discover this course it will become crowded.
There was a "dog disc" sitting at the first tee pad advertising for a "weed lawyer". This made me a bit upset at the "disc golf culture" and I hope that Mustang as well as the players can keep this course clean - there is a playground that is very popular with the kids immediately adjacent to #1.
**** UPDATE 2012-01-07 ****
There is new signage up at the course showing the (obvious) hole layout, but it is a really nice touch to spruce up the place. At least one trash can has been added around 5 or 6, but more could be added. The placement of a pin or two has been adjusted to have the baskets more protected than they were before. Holes with distances in the 300s or less are par 3, 400 are par 4, 500s are par 5 now and that takes the total for the course to an even 60.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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