Lubbock, TX
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 Played a few times now...

5+    8/17/2009   8/18/2009
Review By: eegor
Played: 87  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 17.9 Years
This review was updated on 9/23/2011
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well maintained park. Very good variety of holes to play. Nice concrete tees. Pleasing to look at. Holes changed frequently to add variety. Improved from my first impression. It never gets boring.
Cons: The river is pretty nasty...
Other Thoughts: I really like this course and will play it every time I go to Lubbock. A "big arm" course that challenges your accuracy on the approach and the wind challenges your putts.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Great Exercise and Beautiful

1    8/1/2009   8/2/2009
Review By: jcannon
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of hole. Lots of space, keep mostly away from park visitors. Beautiful park with lots of holes. Really long pads of concrete with benches. Trees shade most of the course but not too many in the way.
Cons: Never did find 7 or 8 pad or basket. 11 was missing a basket. It has rained a lot so 16 and 17 were flooded and I had to walk around the park to get to 5 because of the low water crossing.
Other Thoughts: 11, 14 and 21 made the course. If you are in Lubbock you really need make this part of you visit. Watch out for the attack geese on 5.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 walk the walk

1    7/17/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: joshsauce
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Really well done, spread out course. Enough changes of elevation and scenery to keep things interesting. Beginner and pro launching pads are good for starting point options as well.
Cons: Prepare to walk. Not that walking is entirely bad, it does give your arm a rest from throwing in between holes. There is a rather pesky water hazard that runs horizontal to one of the drive lengths and if your not careful you will put your disk down in the water, where it will be lost forever. unless you have waders and a stick, then you can just storm the water hazard freeing said disk and going on to play the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: bring water to drink, its very hot in the summer

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 the best course I've played By FAR

5+    4/25/2008   4/25/2009
Review By: shortz
Played: 12  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 18.4 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: hole 11 and 2(969 ft)! Wide open long shots to short technical. lots o water, lost Many-o-disc. lots of different types of holes. lots of elevation changes. Mrs. Baird's ( a large bakery nearby that emits wonderful smells)
Cons: the water is nasty (stinky and slimy). stupid amphitheater.
Other Thoughts: this is the first course I ever played and have played there 200-300 times, and of all the courses I have played since then (probably 20) I still have not seen one to rival it, some come a little close but not there. they just don't have the diversity. and when you are down in the Yellow house canyon there you just can almost dream that you're not in Lubbock anymore

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  

5+    4/6/2009   4/7/2009
Review By: jared07
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big parking lot, plenty of room on weekends. Hole locations can vary, which adds to the excitement of the course. Hole #2 is a long 800ft.+ shot that you can really let it fly. Perfect location for the hole because the wind is coming from your back a majority of the year. Many of the holes around the back of the course "twist" through the surrounding hills, which adds to the variety as well. Many strategically placed holes around water. Several holes have elevation changes, up and down. Nice T's as well as baskets.
Cons: Course is somewhat littered, even though it is well maintained. May not be a con for some...but there are water hazards on 9+ holes. Large groups on weekends. Baskets may be hard to find for the first timer at the course.
Other Thoughts: I play this course a number of times a week, and it never gets old.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 #1 in the area

5+    3/2/2009   4/2/2009
Review By: Marty McFly
Played: 59  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 12.1 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Just a great park and landscape. Not what you would think of when going out to West Texas. Every hole seems to be fluid and fun. It is a older course but is well kept and maintained.

This is a must play! Every hole seems to be very hard and challenging. Recommended for advanced players!

The best cliff shot in Texas. Once you fly a disc from a great cliff, you then must carry your disc over water to an island green. This hole alone is worth it.
Cons: Bring water in the summer! This is a long walk.
Other Thoughts: This was the course I learned how to play on. Best in the area and you need to play it!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    11/30/2008   11/30/2008
Review By: Survivor
Played: 411  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 21 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well designed, challenging course in a beautiful park which is used infrequently by non-disc golfers. The course has extra-long concrete T-pads, a great course sign and map, a practice basket and a cliff shot.
Cons: Discs are easily lost in the water on several holes and are difficult to retrieve.
Other Thoughts: West Texas is fairly flat, dry and has few trees. This course is in a park with hills, water, and large trees!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

7/1/2008   7/6/2008
Review By: bacr
Played: 20  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a lot to offer. There is pretty good variation between the holes. The pro and am boxes make a pretty big difference on several of the holes. They also move the baskets pretty regularly, so there is some nice variation.
Hole #11 really is an amazing hole. You tee off from on top of a cliff, land in a field short of the lake, and then have to throw across the lake to land near the basket, which is situated on a narrow peninsula.
Cons: The course can be pretty long and windy, so you will likely need at least a decent arm.

Also, when the pins are in the short location, the course can get pretty repetitive.

The biggest drawback can be that it is a pretty heavily used park (especially on the weekends), so families tend to move in and camp out right in the middle of the fairways.

The back half of the course can be a little difficult to find.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is an excellent course. I would recommend playing it if you are anywhere near Lubbock.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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