1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The PROS:
1. Concrete tees.
2. Multiple tees.
3. Tee Signs.
4. Course Map by Practice basket.
5. Practice basket.
6. Cleared fairways.
7. DGA baskets. StorkeSavers.
8. Good mix of open/wooded fairways.
9. Well kept and maintained.
10. Restrooms near beginning of course.
Cons: The CONS:
1. Course floods after rain. Lots of standing water that could be drained to the creek if the course was redesigned.
2. Alt tee for one is either not there or not clearly marked seeings how the tee are are concrete.
3. Some of the tees are smaller than others. Some even need to be redone.
4. Course heavily favors RHBH.
Other Thoughts: Klein is a really good mix of open and wooded fairways. Trees come into play on every hole. The alternate tees actually offer a difference in difficulty. The blue tees (long tee) offer a good mix of distance and difficulty that will challenge you. The red tees (short tee) offer a beginner a chance to learn and have fun. The course is very easy to navigate. I wont go int best/worst holes. I think the course offers fun on every hole. You will need your distance driver and mid range. With a couple of greens being set on top of small hills, you need to choose which baskets to attack and which ones to be cautious. Watch the creek on holes 6, 12, 16, 17, 18. If you're in the Beaumont area definitely check out this course along with Copperhead.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun in the Sun
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of trees! Nice concrete slabs for both regular and pro tees with information signs. There is a good mix of open area and wooded paths. It's beautiful. There is a creek running through the middle of the park that I saw several people digging there discs out of, but it's shallow enough that it's an easy retrieval. The targets are in good condition, and there are picnic tables randomly along the way. There is a nice paved running track around the park as well.
Cons: There are bathrooms, though there are NO DOORS!
There is one large water hazard where the creek/ditch goes under the road and it's a little deep and dirty!
Other Thoughts: We stopped off here on our way home from Louisiana and it was a great pit stop! We got to stretch our legs for an hour.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Not bad Beaumont, Not bad at All.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love the interesting mix of technical wooded holes versus the open run and gun shots. The water areas, although not a main feature are just present enough to make you work - especially as you end your round. The course also plays just enough hyzer and anhyzer holes to keep your attention. The baskets are in decent shaped and the layout is easy enough to follow in case you forget a map.
The best feature however may be the duel tee boxes. Playing from the short tees makes for a nice casual round with enough difficulty to keep first-timers working and rec. players focused. The long tees on the other hand add over 1000' feet of necessary distance to make this course palatable for the more advanced player. In addition, the long tees don't just add distance, but many holes also change your line and approach to the basket. Basically for the majority of players the two for one layout is a great pro in helping someone improve their game.
BEST HOLE/S: #9; #14
Cons: Holes #5 and #6 play too close to the road for my taste, and I wish there was a little elevation to give the course that last little piece to push it up a notch. Signage was also a bit rough in spots. Also, can be too far from my house by a negative?
However, most agree that the lack of concrete boxes on the long tees is the biggest complaint. In time I'm sure they get installed, but if the same attention and quality would go into the longs as have the shorts then it would give this place a major bump.
Finally, even with the added length, some players will argue that the course is still too short and lacks a decent number of long holes where big arms can open up a bit.
WORST HOLE/S: #5
This is a fun course - period. It has most of the features players want when you think of a decent and diverse course on the gulf coast. Beyond that - you can argue about the finer details and points of preference, but I think most agree that it would be a great place to call a home course. Between this and the lesser played Copperhead DGC
outside of Vidor, the greater Beaumont area made for a nice little pit stop off the highway, and is about the best thing you can hope for between Lafayette and Houston.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great mix of holes. There are holes that require hyzer, annies, straight shots, even a few that you could break out the roller on.
-Plenty of challenge. This course has water, woods, old trees, difficult lines and is still a blast to play.
-Trees and Woods. Holes #8-#10,#14 and #15 are the wooded holes. They are short but require you to throw accurate shots with the right shape. The other holes on the course aren't wooded but do have plenty of trees on them to get in your way.
-Tee pads. There are now cement tee pads on both sets of tees.
-Alternate tees. There are two sets of tees that are marked. There is also a "white" set of tees. From talking to some of the locals, the whites are a mixture of the blues and reds. It seems like it is the best of both tees to make the course play as challenging as it can. The red tees are shorter and on most holes easier as well. The blue tees add a good bit of length and on most holes different lines as well.
-The flow of the course is very intuitive. There are no places where it's hard to locate the next hole or where you have to really look around to find it.
-Signs at most tees.
-Clean. the park has plenty of trashcans and is very clean.
-Nice restrooms by the parking lot.
-Fun factor. This is one of the most fun courses that I have played. It's a nice park and the course is really well designed.
Cons: -This course holds a lot of water when it rains in the area. Many of the baskets will be surrounded by mud.
-I do wish there were some slightly longer holes here. Most holes can pretty easily be reached with the exception of #11. The short technical holes more than make up for this though.
This course really doesn't have that many cons. The biggest complaint that I have is that I have to drive almost 2 hours to get to it. That's absolutely the only reason I don't play this course everyday.
Other Thoughts: If you are going to be going anywhere within 30 minutes of Beaumont, you owe it to yourself to check this course out. As I said it takes me about 2 hours to get there and I still try to play this course about once a month or at least every other month.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: RHBH player playing the Red tees. I had a blast. Balance of somewhat open, somewhat treed, and "don't look for any daylight in here" holes. Lefties will be pleased to have fairness in the course. Rest Room available. Concrete tees for the Reds. Benches at most holes. Signage is great for the Reds. Blues were mostly marked, but without yardage. Get that off DGCR. Locals play a "White" course with a combination of Blue and Red tees. Many baskets are on island-type hills, which makes for some fun putts. The course is not as scary in person as in the DGCR pictures. The aforementioned drainage creek is a challenge on #6, due to basket placement. I OB'ed on #17 on my second shot, which I got too high and had the belly exposed to the wind. Creek was dry this day. Lots of shade. No problem with joggers and dog-walkers, of which there were a few. Baskets are double-chained and fine. Good parking at Hole #1. Next hole directions are on all of the Red tee box signs, but I strongly suggest printing out the map on DGCR or GT Disc Golf.
If the creek ever gets real full and you OB, that disc is gone. Poison ivy is available for discs like mine. Streets are OB on a couple of holes, but that would be caused by a really bad throw, or heavy winds. The club is working on concrete tees for the blues, I believe.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course and I will stop again. It is challenging, especially if you do the Blue tees. Downright hard on some of them. Overall the GT Disc Golf guys have a fun, challenging course to offer.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Baskets on Ant Hills?
Pros: I'm not a huge fan of courses when almost every hole is like 250 feet, but this was an acception. There are older trees here, well cleaned up wooded holes, along with hilly pin placements, and a decent sized drainage ditch/creek. This place just has a nice all around feel to it. I couldn't really choose a picture hole, but everything seemed to fit together. The layout was well planned. The pins on the mounds (I joke that they looked like giant ant hills) were really fun to go after. The wooded holes had decent, and fair fairways. They were a fun challenge. The signs here were really good. I loved the next tee notations on them The concrete tees were nice. I wish I had time to play it again and try the grass tee Long Tee locations. They are marked by a blue stake. Bathrooms, drinking fountains, and good parking were all available.
Cons: There were a couple of tee signs missing, which did cause me to lose my way momentarily. And upon a first visit, finding number 1 could have been easier to find. (From the parking lot, keep walking past the shelters and it is on the left, still in the tree line.)
Other Thoughts: The fun factor here was actually pretty good. This is one of those courses where the ace runs are just tough enough to make them really fun. The older trees were cool and the wooded holes were fun tunnel like throws. I would play this one again no problem. Thanks Beaumont for a great road trip.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Dual tees allow you to choose your own difficulty. Smooth flowing course with open and wooded holes. Even the open holes have trees that need to be considered during throws.
Cons: A lot of the red tees have nice, concrete tees, whereas the blue tees are only dirt. It was stated before and the course does get muddy in spots very easily; however, the course counteracts this with dual tees and multiple approaches.
Other Thoughts: User friendly course, a bunch of regular disc golfers out there. Not a lot of people traffic to get in the way of any throws.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
The Gem of Beaumont
Pros: This is an excellent course with enough different looks to require you use all the discs in your bag. There are dog legs left and right which require technical shots through trees and over water hazards. Each hole has short (red) and long (blue) tee boxes with an added white strip per each whole to get a little of both. The part of the course that goes through the woods has been opened up a bit but still requires technical shots to stay in line with the holes. The course has been steady worked on by the GTDG association and is starting to look really nice. Many of the problem tee boxes have been replaced with concrete tees: holes 3, 4, 6,7,8,9,10,16,17. This course has been designed nicely and is very easy to follow.
Cons: There are few things that are bad about the course. For instance there could definitely be a few more garbage cans located through out the course. The lack of garbage cans has resulted in some trash being spread through out the course. Also, some of the blue tee boxes could be better. Some of the tee posts have been knocked down but it doesn't affect the flow too bad. There is rarely any problem with non-dgers getting in the way but on some occasions families do briefly get in the way.
Other Thoughts: I live in the Souteast Texas area and frequently play Klein Park. Over the years the GTDGA has made vast improvements on the course. I recommend playing the course if you are near the area. For the best of both long and short course i suggest playing from the white stripe tees.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Dynamic representation of everything I love about disc golf. There are wide open holes, forrest holes, water hazard holes, long holes, and short holes. The course is well thought out and flows nicely. The woods aren't too dense, so finding a mis-throw isn't too much trouble.
Cons: This course gets muddy very, very fast. If you play in the morning, the dew will provide a thin layer of mud in the dirt. Also, some of the tee markers are missing.
The course is fairly well kept up, and in pretty good shape, but it could be better.
Other Thoughts: You can make this course as easy or as hard as you would like. I find it ideal to play the "white" tees, the tees circled on the map. This provides a combination of red and blue tee locations, for a fairly challenging 18 holes. The red course is fairly easy, and the blue course is extremely challenging. The "white" course allows the player to experience difficult "blue" holes while finding relief in the easier "red" holes.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
A Little Fun in Beaumont
Pros: This a well laid out decent course in the heart of the Golden Triangle. It boasts 2 very distinct tee positions and good double chained cages. The tee boxes are natural and for the most part in good shape. The course offers a good mix of holes ranging from tight corridor shots like 8,9,10, and some open holes like 4,11,12 finally there are some tricky boundry shots with 6,17,18 where going OB is a definite possibly. The course is on a nice piece of land and has loads of potential. The two different tee positions offer two very different experiences. With longs being quite challenging and the shorts being a pretty low stress, fun setup. The locals told me the course is never really busy and that getting in a quick round is quite easy.
Cons: Some of the alternate tee positions can be down right ridiculous with no clear line to the basket and almost no chance for a bird (the addition of different pars would solve this). Although the majority of teeboxes were well kept some were downright BAD, so watch your step. There are few holes where losing a disc is a distinct possibilty such as 6 when the water is higher and the corridor holes have heavy brush on both sides. The layout is a little confusing at first and be sure to print out a map before going. No real elevation to speak of, but it is in Beaumont so I wasn't really expecting any.
Other Thoughts: Being that Im not often in Beaumont and dont get to the play the courses there. I was excited when I heard they were hosting a tournment and immediatley signed up. I would say this course is about equal to alot of other courses in the Houston area and offers enough variety to be distinct in its own right. If your ever make a the trip down I-10 stop by, its definetly worth a round or two.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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