Great Little Short 9 Hole Course
Pros: Shorter holes are reachable by newer players. Course is centrally located, in downtown Nacogdoches. Most holes have at least one technical element or obstacle, making this a fun course to play. Birdies are there, but not a given.
Cons: Course is pretty short. Not much chance to throw long drives. Course plays along a pedestrian path and playground so safety can be a concern. No course map or signs but it's not too hard to navigate if you check it out here first.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners! This is really a fun course to play. Tee boxes are marked with buried 4x4 posts with the hole number painted on.
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Great Little Course
Pros: Good short course to play if you want a quick and fun 9 holes. This would be a great place to master approach shots and shaping shots, that's why I'll come back. I played on a weekday morning and I only saw 2-3 people in the park, very peaceful along a creek.
Cons: There are no upright markers near the tees, the tee box is flat and can be tricky to spot. The numbers on the basket point back to the tee.
Other Thoughts: I found all the boxes, I wasn't in a hurry and had just come from Pioneer Park to wind down. I find it fun to explore new courses, at least this one is short and not too long a walk to look for errant teeboxes. I had a pleasant experience and will come back.
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Pros: The course is easy to find off of the main road, and it is a course that plays in a small park. It has brand new DisCatcher baskets, which in my opinion are the premier baskets. The course is short enough that players can get a load of birdies but challenging enough that it will be tough to birdie them all in a row.
This course is a better introduction to the sport than Pioneer and the Lake course. And it is much shorter than Pecan. This is a great course to warm up at or get a few quick rounds in at lunch. It is also a good course to try out new throwing putters or mid ranges as the longest hole is about 250'.
Cons: Sadly, this park is not a great location for a course. The course plays next to a walking trail almost in its entirety, and the trail is used by park go-ers. A hole also plays near a playground and the small creek. In my opinion, a course that has an objective of introducing new players, water hazards should not be as prevalent as they are here.
Navigation is a bit of an issue, and the next tee pad is not always obvious. A good tip that I found was that the tee pad will always be facing the number on the yellow band of the basket. Also, you can use the map here on DGCR. The tee pads are just wooden blocks in the ground that are not visible from far away.
Other Thoughts: This is a fine course. DGCR says that a course rated 1.5 is "Passable," and that is what this course is. Nacogdoches has great courses and all of them are great plays. This is a course that you can play very quickly with one or two discs just to knock it off your list. If you have time, play them all. This one should not be on the top of your priority list though.
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Classic Beginner Course
Pros: - this is a great beginner course, it will help teach new players various different throws
- very pleasant park scene, along a beautiful (but shallow) creek
- playable during a lunch break
- great course to practice throwing putters
- brand new Discatcher baskets
- easy to nominate some safari "long tees" for some more fun
- other park activities (playground, softball field) are not in throwing lanes
Cons: - navigation is horrendous, which seems to be the theme for all Nacogdoches courses
- the tee boxes are marked by 4x4 timbers laying flat in the ground, with "T BOX 5" written on them, they are hard to see and the ground isn't worn enough to notice them easily
Other Thoughts: This course would be a perfect pitch - n - putt if it had some decent tee markers. It doesn't need John Houck style signs, just a wooden post standing up with the tee number on it would suffice. I actually really enjoyed hole 7 and hole 5. I'd love to play some glow here too.
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Great Beginner Course
Pros: The park is very well maintained, clean if you don't count the creek, and situated well bewteen Pecan and Pioneer for a quick 9 hole stop. Baskets all marked with numbers, all but hole 9 face the tee box, so this helps in finding the boxes. Good variety of shots.
Cons: Could really benefit from some signs, navigation got a little confusing in a couple places. The Tees are all dirt with a wooden marker on the ground with "T Box X" on them. A nice touch, but tough to see from a distance. Course stays close to the walking trail in places, and crosses itself at one point.
Other Thoughts: This course is exactly what a beginner course should be. It's got shorter holes, with a wide variety of shots. I wish I'd learned at a course like this, where you need a strong forehand on several holes. The designers made the best use of the trees here, avoided the playground, and used the creek to increase the difficulty on what is a very simple little park. For experienced players this is a great place to take a midrange and play only that disc.
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Pros: Water is a factor on this course, as are sidewalks and roads that play as OB. The trees are utilized strategically. No need for the entire bag since the longest hole is ~270'. It is not played as often as the other local courses. Baskets are numbered.
Cons: Water is a factor on this course and the creek bank is steep but the water is typically "shallow." The park is active in the evenings making some holes hazardous or unplayable. Not well marked.
Other Thoughts: Double chained baskets. Since it is across from the police station, the nickname floating around for the course is "The Sheriff."
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