2 Helpful / 1 Not
A 'Texas Sized' Course
Pros: New teesigns make it fairly easy to find your way around the course (first timers should still take a map), several 400+ft holes and lots of space for driving will test and improve your long-range game, very little 'dense' undergrowth makes for forgiving placements and minimal loss of discs, a decent use of OB and hazards with the river and the small park road, and a friendly low-traffic atmosphere. Local DG'ers were all very friendly and willing to play a round or show some local course knowledge.
Cons: Teepads are pretty beat up, baskets are showing major wear and damage in some cases (basket #3's chains were hanging off and rusted last time I was there - for example), the landscape doesn't provide much variety - hence the holes get a bit repetitive and if you don't have some experience (300ft+ drives) you may have a long day here. Also some bad erosion starting to happen along the Riverbed and small creeks in the park is changing the feasibility of some holes (such as #7).
Other Thoughts: Difficult: Intermediate - Pro. All in all, a pretty decent place to play DG - it has it's quirks but it's a big course for a big park in a big state. I think the course not only forces you to 'up' your game in terms of distance, but also gives you many opportunities to use your midranges to either drive on the shortest holes or approach/upshots on your way to the basket. There is a zoo (yes, lions, monkeys, etc.) directly next to the course - the lions live behind basket #4 ... beware.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice course, but honestly not all that memorable
Good size concrete tees on all 21 holes. Dual pin positions on about 1/3 of the holes and what's nice about them is that they actually change the way the hole plays vs. just adding/subtracting length. This course is typical of what one finds in Texas: long and mostly open. The average hole length varies from 372' to 403' depending on which pin positions are in play. If you're a grip n' rip player you should love this course. The baskets are a mix of brands but generally are in good shape and catch well enough, but beware the shallow trays on some baskets. A restroom facility is conveniently located at the intersection of holes #2, #13, and #18. Minimal blind holes (only #12) are a wise choice at this popular multi-use park. Being the only course within 30mi means this course gets a lot of play and attention from the local club. Convenient parking that the course loops back on mid-way through.
The tee markers are generally pretty lame with no consistent information. Basically they're just short posts painted white to assist in seeing the tee pad from a distance. There's a lot of walking between holes. There's significant lost disc potential on hole #7 when playing the road as OB (as you're supposed to). Erosion and lost tree(s) have taken their toll on this course, specifically on #7 to minimize the landing zone of a shot near the basket. This multi-use park will have some holes with interference from other park patrons. This course places a huge premium on being able to throw long and straight, about 15 of the 21 tee shots are preferably long, straight drives.
The three extra holes fit in here: hole "A" plays between #11/#12, hole "B" & "C" play between #15/#16. Even when the pins are in the shortest position big arms have advantage over technical players because most holes are pretty open. The Texas Zoo abuts the course on holes #4 & #5 offering the unique opportunity to be putting on #4 with a wolf staring you down directly behind the basket! And keep your drive low on #5 or it can sail over the fence and give some animal a new chew toy.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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