1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: By far, this course has the best upkeep I've seen yet. Some group (Austin Parks & Rec?) really takes time to care for this course. There is incredible shot variety throughout; with almost every hole different from the last. There are trails leading to the next box and signs everywhere, so I only had to use my map a couple of times. The entire course is set up in this park in such a way that no other park aspect (jogging trails, soccer fields, picnic tables, playgrounds) ever interferes with the playing of disc golf.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: This course is a "must visit" if you're ever in the Austin area. My lame description can't do it justice; you have to check it out for yourself. It is awesome and I wish I lived closer.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun on a cloudy day
Pros: Clean and friendly park
Great holes, very challenging but not over whelming for new players( Played with 2 relatives that hadn't really played before, they really enjoyed it )
Nice signs and tee pads
Almost every hole challenges you to throw down the fair way or end up in the trees. No boring throwing across an empty field.
Cons: Got a little lost going from one hole to the next a couple of times. Signs pointing to the trial leading to the next hole would have helped. Lucky I had course map in my phone.
Other Thoughts: Really enjoyed playing here. Hope to get back to it on another visit. Not sure if you can have you dog on the course here. Saw some dogs off leash but also saw sign saying you had to keep them on leash. Some of the elevation changes and trails would be rough on a stroller.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great mix of short and long holes, some elevation changes and well groomed. Challenging, but accessible for a range of skill as to not be only fun for advanced players. Technical and a range of shots required. I really felt like I was in a different world when I entered this course, like I stepped out off the highways nearby and had a restful hike through interesting nature.
Cons: Graffiti on some baskets and tees.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Incredible course!! Has every shot you could hope to throw in a round of disc golf. Very challenging but if you play this course you will become a better player.Teepads and baskets in great shape. Multiple tees for added difficulty. Very cool too playing in the middle of winter having all the Live Oak trees still having green on them. The 2 times i got to play it was raining once and 30 mph winds the next time and it was still an enjoyable experience.
Cons: If you haven't played the course be ready for a full day of disc golf, long hikes between some tees and thats if you take the right path. Once you have played it though everything flows very nicely.
Other Thoughts: If you love disc golf and are in Austin, play this course!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good signage, well taken care of course, big teepads, good baskets, a huge variety of shots, and a sweet environment. Everything you want.
Cons: Zero, I have no complaints about this place.
Other Thoughts: This place is awesome and very challenging. If you can keep it in the 50s playing from the long tees you are playing great golf. Knowing how to throw real golf shots here is mandatory! Super scenic with huge rocks everywhere and fairly hilly. Worlds should be in Austin because of this course.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
killeen area discers
Pros: Great mix of ling and short as well as straight and easy to very technical and difficult. Great scenery well maintained, and overall impressive
Cons: If you don't know what your doing this course may make you hate the sport. Rocky terrain and heavily wood so you may loose discs or destroy them if you aren't careful. It's also long as Hell so plan to make a day of it.
Other Thoughts: This is probably my favorite course I've played in years and don't trust your god when you get close to the course the trails are hard to spot at first and they are rocky but if you dont mind the hike its awesome. The wide selection of holes makes it fun and challenging but this is no course for beginners.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
My Favorite Course
Pros: What's not to love? Elevation, trees, hazards combined with some excellent design make for an outstanding experience. Do not pass this one up!
Cons: Its 150 miles from home!
Other Thoughts: Had heard about this course before making the journey westward but WOW - this blew away our expectations of what DG should be like - makes my local courses seem kinda lame. I dream about this course at night sometimes.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
One of the Best
This is a top quality course in just about every aspect of disc golf. To start there's a serious putting green with multiple warm-up baskets. Long and short tees are both good sized concrete pads. Tee signs are the best quality Houck signs with distances, pars, and maps. The fairways are groomed. The paths between holes are easily identifiable. The baskets are DISCatchers with the bright yellow band that makes the baskets easy to see at a distance. There were benches and trash cans along the course. Take a look at the Photo Gallery on DGCR to see how good looking this course is.
The redesign of the course by Mike Olse shows what good course design is these days. Much like he did at East Metro
, Mike has designed a course that will challenge good players. There's a nice balance of lefy-righty holes and some really fun elevation shots including one that feels like your throwing almost straight uphill. I personally like that there were some holes that really let you air out your throws while still punishing you if they strayed off the fairway. This course is flat-out fun to play.
Baskets were installed such that the tray is a bit higher than most courses which does a fair amount of messing with your putting. Course was crowded when we played early in the morning and some groups of six or more were not thrilled with letting a group of two play through.
The care and upkeep that went into the course is obvious. This course kicked my butt the first time I played it! Several of the blind basket holes (#18 especially) would have been better off if I'd walked ahead first. Despite having "short" tees, beginners will probably be frustrated by the difficulty level of this course.
Absolutely a destination course for experienced players.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Terrain and then some
Pros: This is a great course. Tee signs are great. Plenty of benches, trash cans, shady spots, etc. Alt tee pads on many holes. Nice development of the cuorse with walkways, bordering on paths and terrain support. many good options for shot selection. many different shots for a variety of disc applications. Course is generally trash free, kudos to the locals for maintaining and respecting this fine course.
Cons: Tee signs indicate next tee locations, but if you forget to look some transitions are tricky (remember to look). Some paths to the next tee are long 'nuf to be holes themselves. Some tee pads are a bit short for the hole lengths. I did not see spots for alt basket placements... but they might be here and I missed them.
Other Thoughts: I only played the front 9 as I was off to the airport and short on time, but walked the back 9 to the start/car. Overall a great course. Lacks a signature hole of some kind as a distinction, althought one of them (maybe 6) is a hard 90 deg. dog leg left that is sure to reslut in blown par. A few holes have interesting basket placements where a wayward putt will result in a second putt of greater distance than the first... Putt carefully... Use the practice baskets at the start (complete with fake turf) to sharpen up on your short game. Summer is hot. Bring water. This is both a disc golf course as well as a mid level hike. Wear the right shoes... plain tennies are not enough for the terrain.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Practice Baskets. Two baskets offer a variety of practice opportunities.
Tees. Concrete tee pads, dual options on most holes are all in great shape. Multiple locations not only offer length options, but several change the lines quite well.
Challenge/Variety of Holes. Each hole was a new adventure, I found myself walking the length of each hole to check out lines and landing areas to plan my shot, each hole required a variety of shots and line shaping skills.
Beautiful. The landscape is incredible, it's not only a disc golf experience but a hike through the "wilderness." Amazing enough to find an area like this so close to the city, but to have a great disc golf course in the middle of it - I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.
Amenities. Located in a sports complex of a park, bathrooms are available at the beginning. Trash cans can be found on several holes.
Cons: Vandalism. Yeah, I noticed the graffiti and various broken tee signs, didn't detract from the overall experience, but it's sad to see such a lack of respect for such a beautiful area.
Though the tees themselves are level, the area around doesn't offer a runup for those that like 10 feet behind the tee.
Not for Beginners. For one, it is very challenging and would have frustrated me terribly as a beginner. If I survived that and still kept playing, I'd be let down by any other course that I played afterward in this area.
Wood Chips. I don't know why shredded wood is so popular in this area, but it is very difficult to skip, and it makes footing challenging in areas.
Crowded. This course is popular for a reason, and everybody knows it - there may be a wait on weekends or in the afternoons.
Other Thoughts: Bring water, it will be hot out there, and it is a hike - take your time and enjoy this beauty of a course. Well worth the stop, if in Austin make this course a priority.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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