throw and seek
Pros: Nice campus course
Tee's are marked with bricks and tee signs on most of the holes.
lots of cedar trees to make the course interesting
Cons: once you cross a little creek, they don't mow a majority of the course. Some of the fairways and greens are mowed, but it was shin high today.
Lots of blind shots, I mean lots of them.
tee signs missing 3 of the holes.
Other Thoughts: I still can't figure out why you walk way down to the dam for hole 1, but hole 18 throws all the way back to the parking lot.
Basicly, the fairways for 1,2,3, and 18 are in an area they mow often, however the rest of the course is not mowed much and it has been a while sense the last time they mowed it.
As you play the course, the holes get tighter and tighter and you got to throw over the cedar trees because there are no fairways.
DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE BY YOURSELF, the two of us today had troubles spotting for each other as it is.
Most of the holes are reachable for Adv+ players, the only really long hole is 18 that is wide open and uphill.
Your just punishing yourself
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I can't really think of any pros to this course. But if I had to say.
-Quality of teebox signs, if you minus the bird poop on almost all of the signs.
Cons: The cons I could go on and on for days. But some of the major ones.
-Terrible natural teeboxes
-Baskets look like they were made by high school kids in shop class.
-The course itself has not been maintain in a don't know how long.
-Besides hole 1,2,3,18 you will need a spotter on the rest of the holes, don't waste your time playing by yourself.
Other Thoughts: Don't beat yourself up on this course, unless your looking for punishment. The only reason I played this course was because I was in the area. Even if your in the area, in my own opinion skip this course.
***This is probably the worst course I have played to date.***
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: trees help practice shots that are not straight away. makes you use all of your discs, ie understable stable and understable. helps practice your approach shots
Cons: just a pitch and putt no real long holes
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Can be a lot of fun - especially when groomed
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short and long tees.
Elevation and trees add difficulty, where there wouldn't be much if any.
A pretty good flow from start to finish.
Was installed by students down to the creation of the baskets.
Cons: It is not very well groomed. I always wear jeans when I go to play this course because you have a very high chance that from Hole 4 to 17 you will be walking in tall weeds, cactus, beggars lice, etc.
When it is freshly mowed, it's a lot more fun.
The tee boxes are not made for any kind of an approach.
2 or 3 of the signs are missing.
Some of the baskets no longer have the number on them.
The first time playing this course without a local will probably result in you hating it.
Other Thoughts: I hated the course the first time I played it. Then I decided to give it another chance since it is 5 miles from my house. On second play, I had a lot more fun. Since then, I have grown to enjoy playing it, unfortunately, I don't really have any friends that play it, so I usually go it alone.
This is a good course to play with a friend, at least the first couple times because on 80% of the holes you are throwing blind over/into cedars and you could end up looking for a disc a lot longer than you want to if you don't have a spotter.
If you are coming to this area and want to play it through with a local, hit me up - I play DG every day, and will probably be down to come out and show you the ropes.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun little course. Changes in elevation. Some blind shots which gives it a degree of difficulty. Plenty of ace runs.
Cons: Baskets are terrible. Natural tee pads could be leveled out. Signs are too close at front of the box
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Cedar Cedar Everywhere...
Pros: Amigo is a course installed and maintained by Hill College. The student association headed up installation and the maintenance dept. mows and trims the trees and baskets were created by the welding dept. Amigo is situated on the side of a hill covered with Cedar trees and little else. The designer did a good job with the two things he had to work with in laying out the course; cedar trees and elevation. The course forces players to exercise control of midranges and putters with additional challenge added by careful mowing that distinguishes the OB's from the fairway.
Cons: The cons of the course tend to shape opinions of visitors more than the pros do. The natural teepads are filled with jutting rocks and badly needed packed and level. The tee signs are too close to the tees and pose real issues for RHBH followthroughs. The baskets though functional have little to no sweet spot and are prone to spit outs. And the cedar trees....
Other Thoughts: The course can be accessed by driving through the primary entrance to Hill College - Cleburne on 67 Business / Henderson and driving past the campus until the road turns to gravel. Parking is up against the tree line at the end of the road. On your left will be the tee for hole 1 (by the pond) and on your right will be the tee for hole 18.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
fun and unique
Pros: unique and interesting design. uses terrain and elevation well.
Cons: home made baskets don't catch as well as normal ones. No concrete tees and worn in places, some uneven footing. Some missing signs. Tough to navigate the 1st time. no restroom that I could see. There is a building there at the college that could be open at times.
Other Thoughts: I love this course! It mostly plays through a bunch of cedar trees/ bushes. The 1st 3 and then the last hole are more open. The cedars produce a number of blind shots and force you to use every shot in the bag. I threw over the top, rollers, right turn, left turn etc.This course forces you to use your imagination and at times position your disc for the next shot. The holes are mostly short but extremely tight at times. There are many birdie opportunities but you can quickly make bogie also. Lots of risk/ reward. If some of the issues were fixed this would be a phenomenal course. If you like open courses where you can just let it rip you might not like it but if you like a technical course that forces you to think and manufacture shots then you might just love it.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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a walk in the cedars
Pros: -homemade baskets were surprisingly decent
-marked tee areas, signs on the front holes
-some fun holes and uses a bit of the elevation
-plenty of parking
Cons: -difficult to find the first hole
-at least half the signs missing
-lots of blind holes in a mess of cedars
-most of the middle of the course feels repetitive
-many lame fairways that are too dense for anything but an overhand shot
Other Thoughts: This course must be convenient for local golfers that don't have time to travel to a better course but it leaves a lot to be desired. The better part of the course works its way through an area dense with cedars resulting in mostly blind shots on holes with not much of a fairway.
The course is tough on visitors since the signs are mostly missing making navigation very tricky. You can't see ahead in the cedars so you have to go explore to find the basket or next tee. I also had a hard time finding the first tee so I started on hole 2.
Hopefully there is a group of dedicated golfers nearby that can make the adjustments that this course really needs to make a more enjoyable round. Cutting down some of the trees, clearing out some of the lower branches around the baskets, next tee signs, and the like would go a really long way here. Course baggers and locals only for now.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Could use some work
Pros: Good use for the land that they had available. Cedar trees are dreadful in many ways for disc golf, and there are atleast 4+ per hole after 3.
Custom built baskets were better than anticipated. Weird shape but could still drain putts if they hit in the middle or near the middle. If you hit on the side with a hyzer, it's most likely coming out.
Couple of the holes, 4, 10, 14, and 17, were awesome. The rest were the definition of mediocre or bad on some.
Well groomed where it needs to be groomed.
Cons: Very mediocre, short and tons of cedar trees.
Mediocre would be the long walks in between holes, the lack of concrete or quality teepads. Most of the dirt teepads were loose dirt or uneven in extreme degrees. Given you don't need much grip cause it can be played from a stand still, but it could pose an risk for injury if you try something with a runup.
Missing/stolen/broken teesigns, given there were 9 in the front half and they were accurate, but the back did not have any making it difficult to figure out where to throw. I spent more time walking up and back to see where to throw. The cedar trees pose a big issue this way. Thick, and not fun to land near. It could easily be made into a fun playable course. And needs more indication on where to park at this course. We ended up parking by hole 18's basket in the far parking lot just so we know we will end up near our car.
Other Thoughts: It could be made into a fun playable course, I would suggest replacing teesigns since it's very needed here. Trimming the cedar trees around the baskets, Just trimming don't cut those down. Maybe adding some teepads, or atleast evening out the dirt and packing it down. The biggest help to this course would be removing some of the unnecessary trees. A lot of blind holes with no real line for shots other than overhead. Maybe cut 1-2 trees a hole leaving the trees in between the holes. I liked the hiking aspect of this course, but I did not like playing disc golf here. I would return if I had to, but not in the near future. Maybe if I needed to break in some putters.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Blind Cedar Holes Amigo
Other Thoughts: A good design for what land was available. The design starts off promising then goes down-hill after the first set of holes. I don't think cedar trees are great for disc golf and that is about all this land offers. It would be a huge improvement if the cedars 'inside the circle' had the bottom 2' of branches cut off to make getting a legal stance less of a hassle. The easiest way to score well at this course would be to throw spike and overhand shots on most of the holes and I think that is boring golf and a design should try to minimize this, though it would be difficult if not impossible with the land used. The distances felt short and repetitive on the majority of holes. The tee signs were good and informative with next tee markings that help on a few of the switchback areas or where two tees are close to one basket. However the placement of the tee sign in relation to the 'regular' tee box was poorly thought out and a careless RHBH follow-through would smack into the signage. The tee markers of landscaping retaining wall stone were good enough, but the natural tee area will need work to stay playable. Home-made baskets were not bad but have a much smaller sweet spot than quality production models. If the home-made baskets on the blind holes had super tall poles that were visible from the tee, it would go a long way to improving the playability of the course as many of the holes were blind. The course was cart/stroller friendly but the rough had burrs and wasn't a good course for a small child to walk.
Though it will 'scratch the itch' for local players, the nature of this course would lead to frustration for the traveling golfer who will spend too much time scouting ahead to find baskets and searching around the cedar trees for their disc to make it worth the effort.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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