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The ReaL DeaL
Pros: The course designer favored having very decent technical fairways instead of boring shorter hole designs Hooray! Only hole one was shorter and it can be lengthened by simply moving back a little farther! No longer just nine holesSweetness! For Texas which lacks nice views mostly this course does have a picturesque view around you toward the north and west! The course is built on a hill but I would only call it major elevation change on hole 3 which was very fun to play(Sweet an Low).Creative hole design at this course force you to have to think about lines to take and aren't just easily walked up to and thrown. Hole 4 was a fun uphill roller shot for me.Hole 6 was a fun downhill roller line i took as well(very fun!).Trees abundant enuff to take away simple lines,(Nice job!)This course was placed in a park that holds very beautiful nicely manicured grasses, you almost feel like not walking on it(not possible) if you've played in the flatter eroded fairways of the Dallas area.Playing in such grass becomes quite a delight.Thought out hole design makes this course worth stopping by.
Cons: Recently alot of nicely placed trees that helped to make the course harder were cut.It looks like they (the City) chose to say they were dead and cut them.3 holes here now are definately easier because of it.The course would turn into a major mudslide on 2-3 holes during rainy seasons.Hole 2.Like I said earlier the course is set in a very very nice grassy hilly area an degredation of these grasses will eventually occur.Luckily,the course is in Denison,TX so the foot traffic will never be as high as another area the course could have been set in where hundreds of people would walk it seasonally.Hole 3(my favorite) says its 533 away but with its downward elevation change it felt more like 450 or less.I two'd.Not a course for beginners with one or two discs.They'd be havin sum trouble.
Other Thoughts: This course is inviting to anyone traveling toward or from the Dallas-Okla Highway 75 corridor,the exit is just north of the last beer store before the okla line(Cheetah on the Run)only a couple miles off 75.The directions tell you to come in off 75 from the north of town definately the fastest way there.
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Pros: -fantastic elevation changes
-great design, uses features well and layout is good
-discatchers in great shape
-natural tees in good condition
-awesome greens, each is either well protected or on a slope
-lots of mature trees, well defined fairways require a variety of shots
-trashcans, course map, plenty of parking, other park facilities
-9 new holes! 18 total
-still room for expansion
Cons: -natural tees are good for now but without regular maintenance i can see them getting bad very quickly with all the elevation. some already have exposed roots, etc and most of them are not level. it would be great to see concrete here eventually but it makes sense to break the course in a bit first
-no restrooms or drinking fountains
-navigation is pretty easy but a few next tee signs would be good since lots of beginners will play here
-what Giles already said in his cons about par and tweener holes definitely applies (see Giles review below)
not much to say here, course is clean and safe
The new back 9 is great but there is a definite lack of shorter, more technical holes.
Other Thoughts: This 9 hole course is laid out in one section of a large park with all kinds of large and subtle elevation changes. There are many mature oak trees that come into play on all holes. The fairways are semi-open with well-defined flight paths, many obstacles, and a variety of fairway shapes. This is no pitch-and-putt either! With 1 hole at 553', 4 holes over 400', and 8 holes over 300' this is certainly not the typical, beginner-level 9 hole course. With the distance and the number of trees, long and accurate shots are required to score well.
Every hole except the first has some significant elevation change. Hole 3 is a huge 553' downhill bomb, hole 8 is a long, subtle downhill 470', and holes 4 and 6 are tricky uphill shots. The greens and basket positions are thoughtfully placed also, with nearly each one either protected by trees or low hanging branches (3, 5, 6, 7) or placed on slopes for dangerous putts and approaches (2, 4, 9). Hole 8 has a cool 'island' green surrounded by a small stone wall, elevated about a foot.
This course is the first in its area so it's a great introduction to the sport. Lots of beginners will play here so I presume that is why the par is set at 30. Despite being quite a long course, it is still beginner friendly with the generous pars and elevation. Nothing will hook a beginner like seeing a drive flying 500' downhill!
Definitely worth the drive from DFW to check out this course. 2 rounds make a nice afternoon. Not much else out here but you can play Town Lake on your way back.
With 9 new holes, this course now has a lot to offer. Most of the new holes are quite lengthy; this is definitely a big arm course. The new back 9 mostly winds around the area between the front 9 and Hwy 69. A small creek runs through this area and comes into play on 3 or 4 holes. Half of them are long and flat, the other half are long with elevation. Only a couple are under 300'. Personally I would have liked to see a few shorter technical holes sprinkled in. New holes already have signs too.
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play here almost every day
Pros: par is set high for beginers but all holes are very long. lots of shade nice elevation.
Cons: no public restrooms or water fountin.
we now have two porta potties off the edge of the fairway at hole 8
Other Thoughts: back 9 has been done since december & is just as long and challanging as the front.
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Pros: What an awesome course. The elevation is great, the layout is sweet, and everything else is excellent! The brand new discatchers are a nice sight to see when you pull up and the yellow band helps out on a couple holes. This course doesnt favor a single player, except the consistant one. You must be able to throw far, tight, and everything in between. It is very well taken care of and the are trashcans spread throughout the course as well. Nice tees help the navigation and help you find where the baskets are. Natural pads, which I like for the most part although some are not level and there are rocks/roots right in the way. The sandy soil will be good during a rain and the course looks like it would be very playable after a downpour. There are alot of "tweener" holes out here but if you can manage to stay in the 50's youll be just fine. The shade is nice to have as well for those hot days. The greens are some of the best around. Every time you think its just an easy layup, you better take a second and think about it, one bad break and you will be sad.
Cons: Some of the tees are no bueno with rocks and roots. Not for the faint of heart, this course is long and with the elevation can make for a long day for those who can average 400' all day. Some of the tees play a little close some of the other fairways but not too bad.
Other Thoughts: Man this is a great course and the back 9 completing the full 18 rank it one of the highest rated and would really be worth many trips from DFW.
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Worth the drive from D/FW
Pros: Great design in a large city park. Elevation changes on most holes. Mature trees with a low canopy put a premium on shot-making and provide much needed shade in the Texas summer. Great mix of left, right and straight shots. Two of the longer downhill holes (3, 8) are open enough to really get a long flight from a well thrown shot. Most holes have a well thought out pin position making some putts a risk vs. reward decision.
Cons: A lot of "tweener" holes, meaning par should be set between 3 & 4, at 3.5. Very difficult to get a 2, but a 3 doesn't feel like a birdie. .
Other Thoughts: This course services a large area with no other disc golf courses, I hope and expect it will jump start disc golf in the area.
The par is set high at so new players don't get discouraged.
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