Smithville, TX
Riverbend Park Share
Uploaded By: redman2112 Hole #5 (Taken 2/2013)
3 / 321ft.   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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 Very decent course

1    11/17/2013   11/17/2013
Review By: truse
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Now 18 holes, all with concrete pads. Nice design that takes into play all of the varied terrain, from some hills, to wide open fields, to the trees lining the Colorado River.
Cons: Pretty short overall. One basket was missing and replaced with a post. Nature is at play with poison ivy, thorns, ants, and the river.
Other Thoughts: This is a very homey course, with good parking and a restroom available. The design seems well organized and was fun to play.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great, Fun little course!

5+    8/2/2013   8/2/2013
Review By: drooh
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 24.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Active course, taken care of, association of members, monthly mini and annual tournaments, Fun, Variety, good pace.
Cons: Occasional poison ivy
Other Thoughts: At the time of this posting (Aug 2nd 2013) a few of the other reviews are a little incorrect. This course is in the process of being converted to 18 holes. There are 18 different baskets set up now. There are 9 concrete tee pads and 9 more coming soon (probably done by this time next month). Also, there are signs coming soon to indicate yardage, etc. A new map has been made and can be found online and a new printed map we be posted at the course too. The course is maintained by the Smithville PARD and the Smithville Disc Golf Association. The SDGA is extremely active and is regularly holding meetings to improve the course.

The course.
Has a great variety of shots. Great course for the average, intermediate and beginner player. Super Pros may not enjoy this course. It is designed for all around fun and scoring. All the holes are Par 3 with the exception of 12 can be played as a Par 4. Hole 5 will be elevated and not be a blind shot (SDGA voted to change this hole). There are several holes that can be played with a flick shot. There are a few holes where having a great arm will help. There are a few short holes where precision comes into play.

Once the course has the concrete poured I would change my rating to a 4.5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not bad, not great

1    6/5/2013   6/5/2013
Review By: Dale W
Played: 69  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 13.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Quick little course if you have an hour or so to kill. Has a few holes you can air it out, but mostly technical, controlled shots here. Not crowded at all with the general public. Even with the lack of trash cans it was mostly clean. Good use of what elevation changes were available. Hole 1 starts out nicely.
Cons: Lack of tee signs, distances (some distances are written on yellow posts in sharpie) and pads - has 5 or 6 concrete pads from the original 9 hole course it used to be. Difficult to see 3 tee markers from basket 3, but none of those are for hole 4 (it's across the road by a guy wire and throws down the hill).
Other Thoughts: It was freshly mowed and that helped a little in the navigation. Was recently converted to 18 holes from 9 (sign at hole 1 still says 9 holes). Most of the shots are the same....225-275 ft dogleg left (I used my Drone ALOT) either up or down hill. Even the open holes fade to the left making it very friendly for RHBH with a stable disc (1 and 13 being the exception...very straight to slight anny needed). Would probably give it a 2.5 or 3 when the pads and signs are in.

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1    3/12/2013   3/25/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 153  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 6.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The is a short course that has some fun shots. I appreciate how the course designers make the most out of the elevation and trees throughout the park. Some of the baskets were DISCatchers; however not all of them were.
Cons: The tee pads are dirt and a little rough. Also, the navigation can be a little tricky thought out the course. 3 shoots long across the field, and 4 is down the hill on the other side of the basket. 5 is on the slope of the hill shooting back right by hole 2's baskets( this can be confusing hole 2 and 5's basket are literally 20 ft. away from each other. Then, 6 you throw back down the hill. 9 is back up the hill.On many of the holes you shoot over a road(2 and 5) or blind shots( hole 5). I'm pretty sure 9 and 18 share a basket which really doesn't make this an 18er.
Other Thoughts: This is a quick stop if you are driving threw. It is right off the highway. Stop by and experience this course for yourself there are a few fun holes out there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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