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.
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.
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.
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