Now my Favorite Course in Waco
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Absolutely beautiful park, especially the open front nine near the river.
-Good topography/elevation changes.
-Several holes provide a choice of more than one route off the tee.
-Concrete tee pads on every hole and all were in good shape.
-Excellent course length and hole layout that requires a plan for approaching most of the holes instead of just throwing straight for as far as you can off the tee and then deciding what to do next.
-Nice restroom facilities on site.
-Good mix of open and wooded holes, though some of holes that appear to be open have challenging lines to hit among the trees.
Cons: -No tee signs on much of the course and tee signs are definitely needed. We found navigating the front nine to be very simple and intuitive, though no signs were present. However, it would have been nice to have signs to indicate distances and clarify what is OB on each hole.
-The back nine had tee signs on most holes, but the absence of signs on a few holes made it difficult to navigate the hole and to find the next tee.
-There were only two places where the transition between holes was not clear, but we had to wander around a bit to find those holes.
-There are a few places on the back nine where the trees make it difficult to find a good line off the tee, but most of the holes have good, fair lines.
Other Thoughts: Maybe the perfect weather, the autumn leaves, and the beautiful river had something to do with it, but I was amazed when I played this course. I loved it. I have played Cameron Park several times on trips through Waco and never made it over to this park. From now on, this is my first choice for where to play in Waco.If this course had accurate signage on each hole, this would be a four-star course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Tough to follow
Pros: Park is easy to find, nice views for area. Park was not busy, was able to go at a good pace.
Cons: No tees are labeled. If you do not play with someone from the area it is very hard to follow. A course map would have been great!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Fantastic 9-holer, for the time being
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Plenty of room to stretch out your arms and bomb. Most of holes 1-9 are 300-550 feet through fields and trees.
- There's plenty of terrain to work with, and the course is designed to use it well. Pins are strategically tucked into trees, hillsides, or across inlets, and the forest on holes 10-18 is fantastic terrain for disc golf.
- Many memorable holes, especially the over-water haul on 6, question mark-shaped dogleg on 10, and canyon shot on 14.
- Newly renovated with plenty of parking and bathrooms on 1-9
- Tee signs are now in place, which greatly help with navigation. Holes 1-9 are a simple "out and back" pattern, with only one slightly confusing walk between holes (4 -> 5).
Cons: - Too difficult for new players; you need about a 275' drive to fully enjoy this course, 200' to avoid getting frustrated with it.
- The first 9 holes are often under strong winds, which add a whole new level to an already challenging course.
- As of April 2013, HOLES 10-18 DO NOT EXIST BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION (again). This greatly cuts down on the terrain variety; the course is now mostly fields, hills, and a few trees.
The first 9 holes of Brazos Park East are still an enjoyable trek. They require solid drives and no mistakes to score well, and the risk-reward on hole 6 is tantalizing. At this point, the 23 holes of Cameron Park "West" are the main drag in Waco, but the 9 survivors of the "bEast" are also worth a look.
For more perspective, I encourage you to check out the older reviews at http://www.dgcoursereview.com...&mode=rev
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: back nine is very scenic. lots of trees and different shots needed. technical.
Cons: dirty. need to clean it up a little. no map to new holes. could not find the first basket on the new side. no signage. needs work. not playable if you do not have a local with you.
Other Thoughts: has lots of potential. located in a really cool park. stick to cameron park for now though.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
playable, but not finished
Pros: Bathrooms and cement tee pads
Cons: not finished yet (front nine). most garbage of any course (back nine) a City of Waco park (poor maintenance)
Other Thoughts: Barely open for play, grass still filling in so respect it please. city of waco have been dragging their feet on this for a year and blaming the contractor.
Anyway the whole thing is open now. No signs yet or map but the front nine follow an easy to navigate path. The back nine are still painfully wooded but beautiful. Easy to navigate the woods and some signs on the back nine. Nasty garbage on most tees in the woods including human waste and dirty diapers. homeless camp back by twelve seams abandoned but advise caution. lots of broken glass in the back nine so dont wear flipper floppers.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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