Lubbock, TX 
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Hole #9 Tee

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 Good course, be sure to bring a map

1    5/21/2012   5/21/2012
Review By: denny ritner
Played: 161  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 16.9 Years
This review was updated on 9/3/2012
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays around the Brazos river, which provides a picturesque backdrop and hazard.

The cement tee pads are immense trapezoids.

The schule is light on most holes and few discs will be lost, other than in the water.

While the course favors the big arms from the back tees, the second set provides an appropriate challenge for most players. Overall, the course is well suited for players of all skill levels.

There is plenty of opportunity to air out the disc, but the course is not without some more interesting, technical challenges. Holes 6-15 are particularly good.

Hole 9 is my favorite hole on the course; a medium-long par 3 at 360ish with water down the right side. It affords the option to hyzer over the water or come in left-to-right around a huge old tree.

Hole 11 is the signature hole, which throws from a cliff tee over the Brazos river. It is a fine example of good risk/reward design.

Hole 15 in the long position is a nice fairly short par 4 with OB water down the left side.

Hole 21 provides a unique challenge on the finishing hole. The basket is located blind over the crest of a hill and must be thrown with power and accuracy to have a chance at deuce. The disc must be thrown up hill and flip sufficiently to stay straight as it rides over the crest and descends.
Cons: There are no informational tee signs and the navigation is squirrely in several places.

Holes 2-4 are long, open bombers that could be done without. Hole 5 is a nice little par 3, but requires players to backtrack its entire length to get to hole 6.

There are no directional signs up to the signature hole 11's tee. Once climbing up the hill to get to the deck/tee area, there isn't a descriptive tee sign. It didn't even occur to me that the hole was across the river. To add insult to injury, players must walk through hole 12 to get to the basket on hole 11.

Holes 16-20 are fairly pedestrian.

Overall this is a good course with some nice variety that could significantly benefit from descriptive tee signs and "next tee" signs. With adequate signage it could easily be a 4.0 course.

Other Thoughts: Don't be a dirty discer; leave the course cleaner than the way you found it.

To read about my review philosophy check out the other info section on my profile.

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