Solid Compliment Course for Waco's DG Scene
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Pros: - Signage, the tee signs are amazing, very descriptive and even point you in the direction of the next tee, lay-out the OB clearly on each hole
- Brand new Innova Discatchers, I've never played on such fresh baskets, and one is mounted on a huge rock
- Creative use of the space available, the topography is not as unique as Cameron or Brazos East, but they use what they have well
- Interesting holes, there is one "island hole" that is just surrounded by a giant pebble-filled circle, one elevated basket on a rock, challenging OB
Cons: - The Creek, this is the only glaring issue on this course, you have to cross it several times on holes 1-13, and there is NO bridge...ANYWHERE, there needs to be at least 5 bridges placed strategically for it to be a 3 disc course
- Some of the tee signs are broken off and/or stolen, they were mounted at an angle (which never works well) instead of vertically and some were broken off
- Some of the holes are short and open, around ~250, not terrible but somewhat drab to play
Other Thoughts: This is a great course! I really enjoyed it, despite the creek issue. I did get very muddy by having to jump the creek, which annoyed me but I expect to get a little dirty whenever I play DG.
I would advise new players to really look at the signs, I threw at basket 8 thinking it was basket 3. I also missed a couple holes and had to go back and play them because I didn't look at the tee sign "next hole ->" feature.
There were some genuine driver, midrange, and putter tees which I really liked. The distances were varied well, but most of the short holes are in the front nine and the long holes are in the back nine.
This would be a 3 disc course for me if there were bridges over the creek.
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Another good local course for Wacoans
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Pros: Navigation is good - the next tee or fairway is rarely more than 100 feet from the previous basket.
This course is definitely getting love from the Waco DGA - good tee signs and some very specialized landscaping such as a 30-foot rock circle for the "island hole", #5.
The park is mixed-use, but the disc golf is segregated on 16 out of 18 holes.
A couple of holes are true par 4's. This is always a plus for Waco, as our main source of distance (Brazos Park East) is repeatedly closed for renovations.
Cons: Over a third of the holes play along or across a drainage creek. During the wet season, you will do a lot of walking through mud and hopping across a three-foot stream; bring your bad pair of shoes. It will be a great day when the course gets bridges or even just oversized concrete scrap-rocks to help people cross the creek.
Most of the course is on a very bland plain with only occasional quirks. While the course capitalizes on a ton of these quirks (props to the course designer Joey Harrell; he did a good job on this), there are still a couple of "throw a disc straight ahead in an open field" holes.
At least four of the holes have a fence and private property on the right of the fairway.
The course gets windy in the afternoons.
Other Thoughts: Waco has always been a surprisingly rich area for disc golf, and Hewitt Park only adds to that reputation. As a Recreational player, I find this course really fun to play. More experienced players will probably find the course easy and open.
I would have liked to give this course a rating of 2.8. It's better than "typical", but the mud issue is a major red flag. Once the course is complete, it will likely surpass Woodway Park as the best place to play disc golf in the Waco suburbs.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: A lot of open shoots.
Birdies all over the front 9 of the course.
Cons: one bathroom and one water fountain at the park.
needs about 4 bridges to cross back and forth over the course ,creek which runs down the middle
not very many tech shoots
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