A Waterlogged Wonderland
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: With a professional feeling, a diverse design and a handful of pleasant intricacies going for it, Agnes Moffitt Park still falls short of "excellent" amongst finer offerings in the wide world of disc golf courses. That does not mean it is a poor course, it's just not the cream of the crop. It is a fun environment to trek through during a game of disc golf because the layout directs you in a wide, curving arc covering a lot of ground. Little pockets of different atmospheres break up the scenery - the front, middle and end of the course each have their own "feel". You start in a field dotted with tall, stately trees, but eventually weave your way into a tranquil forest-like clearing, and then round a corner into a wide open field near public swimming pool. The basket placements are strategic and there are even alternate "pro" tees at most (if not all) holes. But I could only find about 2/3 of them. It can take between 40 minutes to over an hour to play the full course, depending on the DG traffic and the size of your group.
Cons: Stepping in water sucks. In the winter and spring of 2010, the ground was commonly soggy, holding enough water to create a handful of shallow pools. Many sunken marshy spots pop up in the middle of the park, and you may not see them until your disc or your foot accidentally lands on one. If you're new here, you'll spend a minute or two finding your pro or amateur sign posts and spotting the baskets ahead. It is a well-known fact that the course can get crowded, so arrive early or play during weekdays if you want to avoid peak times.
Other Thoughts: There is a restroom near the parking lot, a couple benches throughout the course and a handful of trash barrels. The trees come into play very well, and the am/pro tee pads are a nice touch.
In summation, if the tee boxes were not rutted out, and if the shallow water puddles that can pop up in the spring and winter were cleared up, Agnes Moffitt could easily climb its way to a 4.5 star course. Concrete tee pads (which may be in the near future) would top it off nicely. Still, Big Agnes is a solid 18-hole course for the Houston area.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
good course needing updates
Pros: Nice course with great trees and good maintenance. not to easy but not very hard at the same time. Easy to navigate. Most holes are fairly open but still give you a chance to hit trees. Course is well protected from the wind. benches and garbage cans spread out across the holes.
Cons: Some of the worst tee boxes i have ever played on. course does not require you to use much accuracy.
Other Thoughts: My only real problem with the course is the lack of cement tee pads, but i guess that is a houston wide problem.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Play this course if you play Houston
Pros: Wide open spaces making it almost impossible to lose a disc. Two distinct tee boxes for 17 of the holes. I couldn't locate one of the advanced tees. Not terribly difficult for the majority of the holes. The main obstacle for most is a tree or 4 to throw around. I like the few holes where you throw out from the tree line. 16 I think is pretty cool since you have a really narrow window to throw through a stand of trees. The other tee box has you throwing around it. At times there are a few baskets visible from the box, however the one with the number visible is the target. I liked that feature. Definitely worth playing.
Cons: Flat, hot and humid in the summer with little shade available. You may have to fight for parking on weekends, considering the Bball court nearby. People wander around the course. I almost tagged some guy talking on his cell phone, that was oblivious to his surroundings. The course holds water after a rainstorm. Bring a towel!
Other Thoughts: This course is a staple for the Houston disc golf scene. Play it at least once!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Air conditioning would be nice
Pros: Conveniently located on the NW side of Houston. This course would be great for beginners as each hole usually involves an open drive with a few tree obstacles around each basket and not many places to lose discs. It also has a handful of ace-able holes.
Cons: Houston is hot. I played on a very dry day so I didn't see any of the water issues that some of the other reviewers talked about. It was just a bit dusty.
Other Thoughts: This course is one that will make you like disc golf more whether you are a beginner or someone who has been playing a while. It is challenging without being really difficult. It would be better, however, if the course was air conditioned.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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