Great camp feature
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Primarily a fun course with dual tees to accommodate beginners and advanced players. The baskets are a mix of older, single-chain DISCatcher Sport and newer Lightning DB-5's that have had inner chains added. The course map (available at the conference center) is excellent and you should have no problems navigating with it in hand. The color-coded, wooden post tee markers are easy to spot. Several "next tee" signs aid in navigation. The back of the map includes terms and rules for new players. With the exception of one hole (#11) the distances on the map were all +/- 5' of what I laser measured. Discs are available for rent at the conference center. With a couple exceptions most holes offer realistic lines through moderate to heavy foliage. You'll find more trees here than in most other Houston area courses.
Easily the biggest knock on this course are the tees: the course just doesn't get enough play to break in the tee areas and they get overgrown with grass, weeds, small trees, etc.. Some tees do not have sufficient room for a standard three-step run up. With some clearing of tee pads this course easily moves up another half-star on the rating.
The tee posts were not consistent on which side of the teeing area they were located and some even appeared to be in the middle of the box.
Hole #14 needs a couple trees removed to shape a realistic line to the basket, as it is now it's a total throw-and-pray tee shot. Hole #15 long/blue needs a horizontal tree limb removed from the other side of the pond that ruins an otherwise really nice tee shot. Hole #16 long/blue is just plain dangerous throwing over a smallish hill to a blind basket adjacent to a playground... even good RHBH players are going to fade over towards potential unseen kids.
The two holes that play across the road are potentially dangerous, but with a spotter you should be able to avoid issues on the sparsely travelled road. #21 is slightly more dangerous since the road is the fairway on that hole.
This is a private course for the use of overnight Camp visitors.
The short tees average 161' and are well suiting for introducing new players to the game. Decent advanced players won't need a driver for any of the short tees (maybe #21) and will be disappointed at each one on which they don't card a 2.
The long tees average 273' and with moderate to heavy foliage are more what seasoned disc golfers will be used to. The 2's are not abundant but neither are the 4's or 5's.
Local course rule:
If advanced players (Blue) throw their first shot OB, then the beginner (Red) tee is the drop zone. Shots other than drives that land OB will be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. Beginner players may take a penalty stroke for an OB throw from the tee, but can play from the point where the disc went out of bounds. Throws in the lake or on paved surfaces are OB. (Reprinted from the map)
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