3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Greenbelt has a big parking lot with plenty of space. There is a nice course map at the parking lot which helps for navigation purposes. There are tee signs for every hole which also helps navigation. They show the distance, provide a map of the hole and an arrow pointing where the next tee is. The course designer made good use of the land. The creek comes into play on most holes and many of the baskets make use of the limited trees throughout the course to add to the difficulty. Holes 12 - 15 make good use of the elevation. You throw up the hill then down and repeat the process again. The course involves a few bridges that you have to cross that are solid and sturdy.
Cons: After the redesign some of the numbers on the basket are not matching to the actual hole number. A few of the dirty teepads were uneven and I image they can get muddy after a rain. There was a "rock" bridge when crossing to hole 7. I image if the creek is high that you would not be able to cross the creek. The creek can be a disc eater if you aren't careful. It is not deep so if you have a golden retriever you should be able to get your disc pretty easily. Unfortunately, I did not have one so I left my blue Champion Mamba on 16. The only other thing i did not really like was walking from 17's basket to 18's teepad. You have to walk on the bridge right by Josey Ln. which is a pretty busy street.
Other Thoughts: Greenbelt is a really fun course and the designers made great use of the land that they were provided with. Navigation is easy and the creek and wind from the openness add a challenge to the course. This is not a staple course in the DFW area but definitely one everyone should try and go play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good course for practicing
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -nice signage
-plenty of parking
-easy to find course with plenty of other things to do nearby
-always immaculately maintained
-decent variety of holes and distances
-great elevation changes on holes 12-15
-right by jimmy porter disc golf park, so it's great for back-to-back rounds
Cons: -most teepads are uneven piles of dirt which turn into mud when wet. As an added "bonus," several also have large rocks embedded in them as well, which makes a run-up or even a walk-up difficult to impossible. Seriously... can we just get concrete teepads already???
- There is a winding creek that comes into play on most holes. I actually think that this is a positive in some aspects, but I'm putting it under cons because it can eat discs and I find the number of insects it brings to be annoying. As a side note, the city put up a sign about west Nile virus right upfront in the park due to the extreme amount of insects. That's not good.....
-there are no restrooms or water fountains anywhere
-the baskets are really starting to show their wear. Several are missing chains, have broken chains, etc. They need to be updated.
-some holes may be too open for advanced players, but the creek, elevation changes, tree placement, and sometimes wind drafts can keep you on your toes.
-most of the course is easy to navigate, but there are a couple of spots that could confuse a first-timer.
Hole 3 plays to the left of the pavilion past hole 2. The Hole 7 teepad is actually under the overpass, so you will have to cross the creek after the hole 6 basket. Hole 18 also requires that you cross the creek to the right of the hole 17 basket (hole 18 leads you back to the parking lot). All this brings me to my last con: you will need to be careful crossing the creek. It is slippery, and when the water is high it can be downright dangerous.
Other Thoughts: This course could certainly use some updating, but it is still very fun and it should be in your DG rotation if you live within 20 or so minutes of it.
With jimmy porter just a few minutes away, it makes for a great double-header of courses as well.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: - Some fun shots to be had
- Very well maintained
- Good parking and trash cans
- Beginner friendly
Cons: - Mostly open course
- Not a lot of variety, got boring quick
- Not a lot of challenge for advanced and above players
Other Thoughts: Stopped in on this course while playing some of the higher rated courses in the area. I always enjoy playing new courses, but would have skipped this one if I could do it again. Great course for newer players though.
a river runs through it
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -creek and elevation used very effectively
-new signs for the new layout
-decent challenge with the creek and OB paths
-close to Jimmy Porter
Cons: -no signature holes, barely even any stand out ones
-uninspiring layout and basket positions
-old baskets in okay condition
-no bathrooms or drinking water on site
-despite the new signs, navigation is not obvious
-i'm not a stickler on having concrete tees but the natural tees here are rutted and muddy most of the time. hole 5 has a concrete pad, hole 7 throws from the concrete path under the bridge, and holes 13 & 15 throw from the sidewalk at the top of the hill. those last 2 are really inconvenient too.
Other Thoughts: Greenbelt is a decent course that is all about staying in bounds and out of the creek. There are trees in play on many holes but they don't really force any specific lines, there are always options off the tee. The creek comes into play on just about every hole to some degree.
Beginners will appreciate the openness of the course but will be intimidated by all the water. Experienced players will probably not mind the water but won't find much challenge in the holes. The water makes for a great pucker factor but it loses its luster after so many holes in a row. Since the holes are mostly open, the creek can feel more like punishment at times than adding to the course; it just eats discs.
The elevation on the back 9 really saves this course. Holes 12-15 play up and down a large hill and break up the monotony of throwing back and forth across or next to the creek with few other obstacles. I also really like hole 11: you have to cross the creek with a low ceiling to a large green with the creek on two sides.
Greenbelt makes a convenient pairing with Jimmy Porter down the street. Unfortunately they are similar courses but JP is a little more technical with more trees to avoid.
The new layout is barely new. There are only a few changed holes around 5-8, namely because the construction redirected the course of the creek in that area. If you played here in the past and weren't impressed, you will still be unimpressed.
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Pros: -The signs are nice.
-Some interesting shots (like the one from under the street) keep the round lively.
-Since DFW doesn't have much elevation, this place relatively speaking has quite a bit.
-Well maintained and mowed!
-Has some longer distance holes which is always fun!
Cons: -The course runs along a creek which is in play on every hole. Bring a retriever or your A-game.
-Needs more trash cans.
-Took me a while to find 7's tee.
-Lots of non-DGers out here.
Other Thoughts: Worth a round or two. . .
Good but could be improved
Pros: Nice new signage with pretty nice hole views. nice elevation changes and great views.
Cons: could be layed out a little better I think. 7s Tee is nearly impossible to find if you didnt know the course.
Other Thoughts: Interesting little creek running through the middle of the course adds some fun to it
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Good for what it is
Pros: Green Belt does the best it can with what it has. The "river" is used the best it can be. Most shots are either going over it or near it. Brings a high risk/reward to most of your throws. Good mix of distance and elevation.
Great tee signs that make navigation easy, even for your first time out.
Big parking lot and park was relatively clean and well maintained.
Cons: Greenbelt looks like it was made for a RHBH player with no real "bomb" shot. Lacks teepads on all holes and baskets could use some upgrading. Long walk between some holes but nothing to really complain about.
Other Thoughts: Looking at the other reviews I completely disagree. I think greenbelt is worth the trip. It is not even close to a destination course but if you are in the area it is worth the stop. Good use of land and is a very exciting play. There is a big possibility you might have to go swimming for a disc. Great park that is worth playing multiple times.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Meh is so right
Pros: Not much different than the old layout except for a couple of holes and one kind of cheesy one. Elevation on a couple of holes on the back. Nice tee signs. Still a lot of 300 foot hyzer shots for the RHBH player. Concrete on some but not enough holes. Pretty open so you can throw just about any shot that you want to throw. Not very busy so you can throw multiple shots and practice.
Cons: Water is nasty. It can be overgrown in spots. The wow factor is not there because it is a lot of the same thing over and over. No shade and not many obsticles except for the water. Super wide open. Watch for snakes during the warmer months. Hole 7 is kind of cheesy.
Other Thoughts: Very meh! Not worth the drive but if your in the area, you can play this and Porter. Not much different than the old layout so you can read that review too.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Some nice views.
Generally safe and mostly clean.
18 tees and baskets with nice tee signs and easy navigation, except for hole 7's tee, which is under the bridge. The tee sign is attached to the concrete near the ground and not easily found.
A little bit of elevation for beginners to learn on, but nothing exciting.
Cons: No restrooms. And no cover either. And don't count on the gas station up the road to have toilet paper. :-(
Only one set of tees, and many of those dirt tees.
Mostly open and flat. Too easy to challenge most experienced players, but the water hazards on almost every hole make for a hostile learning environment for beginners. At least disc retrieval is pretty easy on much of the course, but I wouldn't send a beginner here. All in all, a rather ho hum round. Playing the sidewalk and beyond as OB would have added 2 strokes to my round, so not that much extra challenge to be found there.
Although there are some spots on this course that offer some nice views, a round of disc golf led to encounters with foul smelling water, slimy weeds, dead waterfowl, muddy areas around baskets, etc.
A fairly safe course, but not perfect marks. I wouldn't want to play it after a rain due to dirt tees. And I thought the cables used to mark the ends of the tees posed a tripping hazard.
Scarce trash cans. I carried an empty soda can in my hand for 14 holes before I found a trash can, and it was not located at a tee.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure I'd learn to love it if I lived there, but everyone in my group agreed it was a course to never play again, especially with so many much better courses in the area. It wasn't one of those courses we immediately wanted to play again.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Bring a pole
- Mowed fairways
- New tee signs
- Unique use of elevation on several holes
- High risk/reward on most holes
- Made some of the easier holes more challenging than the old layout
- The creek is wide and murky and in play on nearly ever hole
- Hole 5 is much shorter in this layout, no longer bomb-able
- Hole 7's teepad is apparently in the street, according to the map [Update: the teepad is apparently under the bridge]
- Muddy around the back half
- No teepads on most holes
- There's a good chance you might lose some discs if you do not bring a pole (golf ball retriever) with a hook on the end. If you do bring one, the creek isn't quite so bad
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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