4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + Concrete tee pads & Mach lll baskets.
+ Multiple tees & pin locations for each hole.
+ Nicely manicured turf.
+ Many trash cans.
+ Clean park with mature trees.
+ Long concrete tees measure 20'.
+ Some nice elevation changes on multiple tees.
+ A number of fairways border peaceful body's of water.
+ 6 or 7 bomber holes.
+ Enough technical shots to keep all throwers honest.
+ A number of water holes make for many pucker shots. I would pack 2 or 3 water discs per round.
Cons: - Signage is almost non existence.
- For first timers navigation can become very confusing.
- After hole 7 flow of course goes haywire. Found myself walking to and fro from pins to tee pads on many of the remaining holes.
- Course does not loop back to parking lot during round so pack accordingly.
- To many trash cans become aesthetically unpleasing.
- Stinky man holes on hole 12. (Burns the nose)
- A few pins sit on rocky foilage. (Use beater discs)
Other Thoughts: I have played MacKenzie Park twice in the last 2 years and enjoyed both rounds. Park was clean and we'll maintained each time. Though the course has some navigation faults a few more rounds under my belt will help eliminate some of the frustration I believe.
Holes 2,3,&4 are my favorite. The holes form a loop and if you want to work on distance you can empty the bag on each hole and do it all over again. The posse and I also found these holes to be a great place to grip and rip glow.
Though Lubbock Texas is a winter DG road trip destination for me I will always play MacKenzie Park when in the area.The course has many beautiful holes and offers many challenging shots to all disc golfers. I would recommend this course to all fellow disc golfers no matter what your playing experience is. Go have fun.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Long tees play well with varied shots and good distance. Plenty of trees and some technical shots. Clean restrooms and portable restrooms on hole 16. Great course from the longs
Cons: Short tees are way too short... With current basket placement and from short tees most of the holes you are driving with a putter. Not much fun from the short tees. Long tees don't look to get much use... There are a couple of holes where tree grooming is needed just to tee off from the long tees. No signage, I was lucky enough to play with a couple of locals my first round. No distances, this is a common complaint of mine because I am horrible at guessing distances
Other Thoughts: Play from the longs even if you have mediocre distance, it us much more challenging. This course would be great if there were signs and distances posted for each of the pin placements. It is still better than most.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Good course, be sure to bring a map
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.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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