San Marcos, TX 
Hillside Ranch Share



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 Short and Tight

5+    5/18/2014   5/22/2014
Review By: BenskaeTX
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.5 Years
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Pros: -Good opportunity to practice short, technical shots off the tee, especially in spring/summer when tress are full.
-Easily accessable, lots of visitor parking and never crowded..
-Creative shots despite over all lack of space.. there is very little to work with.
-The course has a decent flow and is easily navigable.
-Tee boxes are solid, even gravel pits, all are numbered.
-Nice new baskets, all numbered as well
-Lots of ace potential, many birdie opportunities, and plenty of interesting putt approaches
-Plays very quick, even with a bigger group
Cons: -Lack of upkeep.. there is considerable overgrowth on some parts of the course that can be uncomfortable to traverse. I reccomend wearing high socks or light pants if you dont want to have your legs itching
-All holes are short and technical approach style shots (200ft max) which will be dissapointing if your looking to air out some big drives.
-Layout is segmented with holes 1-5 on one side of the apt complex, and 6-9 at the other. Would be nice if the course played all the way through 1-9 smoothly
-Hole 9 has a high barb wired fence running along the right side, making the hole very risky.
Other Thoughts: Hillside Ranch is a fun, short course that tests accuracy over distance.
It is by no means a professional level course, and lacks many standard features like signs, benches, etc.
This course is not worth traveling to, but if you live in the area its worth checking out, and serves as a nice warm-up before playing the texas state campus west park a mile away.

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