A Church For Real Life!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The River City Community Church DGC in Selma, TX welcomes players to come and play it's course. Park by the stalls of the neighboring vetrinarian hospital where you'll probably see some horses caged up.
The course starts down the hill to the left here. There are small yellow posts standing 6" high with the hole number on top. There is also a front board painted yellow which reads River City Community Church. These will prove extremely difficult to locate in the following holes. Hole # 1 is a 175' sharp anhyzer to a blind basket. The baskets are, maybe Discatchers with the yellow band, but instead of saying Discatcher, it says River City Community Church on one side and A Church For Real Life on the other side.
The pads are natural. You just throw behind the little yellow board. # 2's pad was difficult to find but I finally located it. The basket is just 138' ahead. # 3 is 410'. I never found the sign or board, did found the basket and it has the number on it as well.
The # 4 basket is tucked deep back into the jungle. I found the # 5 basket but never spotted the pad. # 6 was the long 410' hole going to the basket near the entry road. I never located that pad either.
Now you cross over the entry road and play the more open holes. # 7 is 240' with a couple of large trees in the path providing challenge. # 8 is a 300 footer playing up to the building ahead. And then # 9 plays a slight downhill, 436' to the basket next to the entry road. Cross the road again to get to the # 10 tee pad. It give you two options around a large tree, neither of which is that easy. The basket is close to where your car is parked.
Cons: Although the fairways are mowed in the first five jungle holes, the tee box areas are terribly overgrown making navigation frustrating and time consuming. This is such a major flaw in course right now. It pretty much spoils the experience.
Other Thoughts: If the earlier part of the course was cleaned up, this would be so much more enjoyable. The design is really well done for the audience they were targeting, that is, the very casual, occasional player.
Although for me, putting at baskets which read, "A Church For Real Life" is a little like being ministered to and totally threw off my already mediocre putting game. I'm better when the baskets are plastered with stickers for Innova or Beer ads or even autographed by clowns who were proud of their 158 foot ACES!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I appreciate how many churches are starting to add courses for their youth to learn the game on. I really liked the DISCatcher baskets. I also like how they really make use of all the land and elevation that they have. In the field by hole 6's basket I appreciated how they didn't just put a bunch of baskets out there. The course offers some challenge on 4 and 5 because it becomes very tight. After, hole 6 you cross the street and play 7-9 where it opens up and what I think are the better holes.
Cons: I would of liked to see tee signs/pads. The pads weren't too rough but they always can. Also, tee signs are nice when they present an accurate map of each hole. Because as noted in someone else's review, it is easy to get confused on which basket to throw to. especially number 1. On hole 10 specifically I noticed quite a bit of poison ivy. There were numerous patches on that section of the course(1-5,10).
Other Thoughts: This course offered nothing special but I did really enjoy 7-9.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Still rough but fun
Pros: Pros - There is a nice variety of holes in this 10 hole course. 1 and 2 are short technical shots to grab a quick couple of birdies. But late in the course (holes 6,8,9) are wide open shots to test your drivers. The course is compact and quick. You can play 2 rounds (20 holes) in less time than 18 at some of the other courses in the area. There's nice use of elevation as well.
Cons: Tee signs are badly needed. From the first tee box you look down the hill at a basket but it's not the right basket. Basket 1 is tucked off to the right. If you have a guide that knows the course you'll be fine but signage is really needed. A couple of holes (4,5, maybe 3) need a clearer fairway. And, of course, it's 10 holes? Not 9. That being said I don't see a hole that needs to be removed.
Other Thoughts: Teepads are dirt and uneven. Not good but not bad. There is sometimes a strong horse poo smell on the first half of the course. It's not consistently bad, but worth noting. Just understand that the course is still a work in progress and any criticism should be as constructive as possible to help shape the course into an awesome place to play.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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