1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Most holes are very unique and unlike any other that i have played. There is a store at hole 15! pretty awesome.
Cons: This disc golf course is not open at all times, you can and will get kicked out. This effects my score because otherwise it would get a solid 3..... lorch was only 15 minutes away.This course is NOT for sissy's, wear pants and be prepared to be ripped to shreds by thorns, sticks ect...because you will. LOTS of poision ivy
Other Thoughts: Be prepared to bleed.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads, with signs (now temporary) that shows where to go from the basket to the next tee box. Really nice use of land, with great variety of shots neeed. Nice big blue drums used as trash cans on every hole.
Cons: Baskets do not have number plates. Tee pads seemed a touch short, but that is pretty subjective. There are no much-needed bridges (the first three holes in particular). There are no benches.
Other Thoughts: Consider that this course is *brand new*, and much clearing out still needs to be done. Rough can be *really* rough - I was scratched up after the first two holes. The fairways in the woods are easily, taken as a whole, the narrowest in the DFW metroplex. Think holes 10-13 at the Bill Allen course in the colony, and multiply and lengthen them. Having a couple of holes that make two or three turns is an interesting feature of this course.
My rating is based on the course as it currently is, not as it will be. I am confident that my rating will go up as the course gets cleared out more and improved, through play and through the efforts of those active in the maintenance and improvement of this fine addition to the DFW disc golf scene.
Below is my "blow by blow" description of the course,
1 - Throws over creek, basket hidden. End of teepad near the creek's edge, so watch followthrough. The creeks bends and parallels the fairway on the right. The hole finished uphill and to the left. Cross the creek to get to
#2 - Throws over a bend in the creek. Not currently easy to walk to the basket; I had to walk in what I found out was #4 fairway to get there. Cross the creek (again) to get to
#3 - Similar to #1 - finished uphill and left after crossing creek. Don't feel bad about laying up to stay out of trouble. Walk past the basket to the right to get to
#4 - Narrow ,flat fairway, blind shot, finishes to the right. Walk past the basket and across the edge of the parking lot to get to
#5 - Tee currently marked by spray paint on parking lot. RH hyzer back across corner of parking lot, basket tucked next to woods you just left. Walk past the basket straight to get to
#6 - Long hole, OB on left (houses), currently shown on the tee sign as a line 100 ft to the right of the back yard fences, but it is not yet marked on the course. There is a mandatory left of an outbuilding about 400 ft from the tee. You will walk past another basket on your left just before you get to the outbuilding. Basket is about 200 ft past the outbuilding, well guarded by trees. Walk to the right of the basket to get to
#7 - Tee is the sidewalk next to the tee sign, but it is not marked. Straight downhill shot with a canopy guarding the basket. Walk past the basket to the left to get to
#8 - Narrow fairway, appears to have been carved out of woods. Flat for the first 300 ft or so, then finishes up and to the right on a plateau. This is the basket you passed on hole 6. Walk to the right of the basket to get to
#9 - Back to the woods! Short shot over the side of a hill to the basket, which has a drop off behind it. Follow the drop off to get to
#10 - First 250 ft or so straight and open, then snakes left and then right to the basket. Placement is key here. Unless your second shot is a risky massive RHBH hyzer over the trees, or you can a 100 ft plus third shot, you will get a 4 or higher here. I got a four and felt very satisfied. Turn back to the right to get to
#11 - Straight and narrow, finishing to the left. Go past the basket to the left to get to
#12 - Walk past tee #7, tee is next to the (gym) building. Downhill, throwing over the volleyball court which is OB. Walk to the right to get to
#13 - There is street going across the fairway, about 275 ft away. Tee sign shows a course rule that for Advanced and up players, anything short of clearing the street is OB. Walk up the stairs on the left side of the building, and when they end, cross over the railing and walk toward the fenced-in playground to get to
#14 - Massive throw off the hill you just came up. Pavement is OB, but will not come into play if you clear the initial canopy. There is a fence between the tee and the basket which could come into play if you land too close to it on the drive. Walk to the right to get to
#15 - 710 foot tunnel shot; that about sums it up. Flat for the first 500 ft or so, then hole finished uphill to the right, well guarded by trees. Walk down hill and to the left to get to
#16 - Tunnel through trees. Fairway goes straight, then angles about 45 degrees to the left, then finished back to the right. Walk over to the convenience store for some well-needed refreshment. On the way, you will pass by the tee for
#17 - Open most of the way, but a canopy guards the last 60 ft or so, with the hole finished uphill. Walk up the hill to the left to get to
#18 - Left to right shot out of a canopy to a basket next to the woods.
There is a walk of about 800-900 feet to get back to hole #1, but that really couldn't be avoided, since the walk is 80% parking lot.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Course - Still needs play though!
Pros: I have played this course multiple times and let me tell you its fun! First 4 holes play through a creek that is still in the process of having bridges put in and fairways cut out as well as walking paths that need to be trodden down. Next, the course opens up a bit offering long open turn overs funneling down through trees. The basket on hole 6 sits on a ridge which is quite beautiful but dangerous. This course offers a hole called the Tunnel of Death (TOD) in which you are throwing through a tunnel of trees about 500' then up hill another 200 to a basked tucked in some foliage, 4 is possible but good luck getting a 3! This course offers a great fun factor, wide range of shot selection, and for being as new as it is, really has a very good playability. Check it out, 10 minutes down the road from Cedar Hill so you can make a day out of the area.
Cons: I only really have one major con with this course and it would be the first hole. The tee pad sits on a downhill slope somewhat hard to get to with not much room for standing if you were to have a group over 3 or 4. However, there is still work being done so this could very easily not be a problem in 6 months or so. Also, hole 5 throws from the parking lot and could cause some trouble if the parking lot was full. I believe a mando will fix this problem in the future.
Other Thoughts: As of right now the course is still having a lot of work done, area around some baskets is being cleared, bridges being put in, and fairways being mulched down; however, it is a very fun and very playable course. Don't get the impression that this course is any where close to as bad as Gateway when it was put in. Sean really did a great job with this course so if you see him out there Thank him!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This course is awesome!! There is a wide variety of shots that provide lots of skill to get par. There are long open shots, short tight shots, long tight shots, hyzers, annys.. you name it! Great brand new tee-pads are in great shape.The first few holes of the course uses the stream wonderfully. There are trash cans at every hole, and some of the holes have a very interesting "urban" feel (being right next to the building or streets).
Cons: This course is new so navigation is kind of rough. Getting lost isn't really an issue just read the signage, but be careful where you put your foot, and you might want to wear jeans or tall socks.
Other Thoughts: Sean is the youth pastor at the church, and he is in the process of fine tuning things (building bridges, pathways etc.) If you play you'll probly see him out there working. Stop by and let him now how much you appreciate this jewel of a course
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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