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.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I believe this is one of the original disc golf courses in the Houston area and is still very popular. It is a great place to meet experienced players and learn a few things. Despite being very flat this course is very fun to play.
Cons: Flat, not many hazards, homeless man living in woods is a little creepy, tee pads are more like sand boxes.
Other Thoughts: Great place to bring players that are new to the game.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Little Miss Moffitt
Pros: Straight forward layout with good hole placement.
Cons: Can get crouded on the weekends.
Other Thoughts: Even though the course is fairly short, the trees give it enough of a challenge without feeling impossible. Overall a good quick play
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Agnes Moffit, Houston TX
Pros: Bathrooms, ease of use, alternate tee pads, benches on every hole.
Other Thoughts: This park is flat with mature trees and foliage surrounded by a school, houses and high volume roadways. Within the park are basketball courts, a playground and community swimming/rec area. This is a busy park because of the aforementioned attributes. Parking is ample. A bulletin board at hole one shows the basic layout of the course, hole nine loops back to hole one if you only want to play nine holes. Tee pads are sandy dirt, and very unstable. Tee signs are stakes in the ground giving only distance. Alternate tee pads are in the same condition, and sometimes hard to find. Course design takes into account the trees and the boundaries of the park to improve the technical level at the same time not being overly restrictive with obstacles and pin placement. Average hole length on the short tee pads is 250-350 feet, the alternate tee pads stretch the course out 300-400 feet per hole on average.
Amateur disc golfers will like this course the most. Its not super long, its not super technical, and it doesn't have any unreasonable tee shots only pros would like. Maybe that's why its so popular and crowded. A very forgiving disc golf course with a very high fun-factor for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. Pro players may get bored with this course after a few times out. Maybe not. As a recreational course its outstanding, not sure how it would stand up to tournament play, probably a birdie-fest for pros. Because of the high volume of players, the tee pads show their wear, and the areas around the baskets. The course is fairly clean for all the people playing, garbage cans on the course were full when I was there but nothing on the ground to speak of.
This course is where I would want to get together with a group of friends and play some great casual golf. You could spend an entire day like that here and have an awesome time. Just don't take this course too seriously and it can be all you want it to be.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Agnes is Houston's Town Bicycle
Pros: Nice mix of L-R and R-L holes. Decent distance on backside, less so on frontside but that make for a bunch of ace runs. Good vibes out there, always a good time at the MOFF.
Cons: Loud near holes 14,15,16,17 - makes it hard to hear my tunes. Built a new school behind holes 1, 2 ,3, 4 so it doesnt feel as wooded as before. Can get very busy!!!
Other Thoughts: Moffit gets a lot of heat. But there is no course in Houston that gets more play, and can appeal to such a wide variety of amateur players (which is 99% of us) Moffit will always have its place in the Houston DG community -
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fairly easy to navigate this course if you have a basic sense of distance as the tees all point at the basket. Tees were all fairly easy to find with no map. Two sets of tees that give you slightly different looks at the baskets. There's a good mix of medium length and short holes. Only one hole over 350 from the "green" tees, and only one over 400 from the red tees. Most holes have trees strategically placed in between the tee and basket but can't recall any hole that just didn't have a line. The part of the park that the course is on is supposed to be only dg-ers but you will have the occasional dog walker. Pretty good parking, I've never had to wait on a spot or park somewhere else. There is a practice basket right by the sign for the course and by 1's tee box. There are actually scorecards in the scorecard box which is nice. They have maps on the back but you may not need one.
Cons: TEE BOXES- These have to be some of the worst boxes that I've thrown from. They are a mix of gravel and dirt that has holes at the end of the box from years of run-ups. Some of them you can throw from the side and some it's almost as unpleasant to do that. This course loses a lot of points because of the boxes. If the boxes were in better shape I'd probably play this course a couple times a week (it takes me about 25-30 min. to drive to it so I think that says a lot).
Other Thoughts: I only go in the mornings and play this course once every couple of weeks and there are usually a few others playing. I can't speak for how crowded it gets in the afternoons or weekends. Plenty of birdie holes on this course and you should be able to shoot a relatively good score. Would recommend this course to anyone who's looking for a fun semi-challenging course. If you play from the back tees it gives you a different look on most holes and adds a little length. There is also a baseball field right beside #1 that makes for a nice "driving range". I would say depending on the direction you throw you have plenty of room to throw out to about 500' or so, so most of us will have plenty of room. Fun course that you should play at least once.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice open course, with some grip it and rip it holes. No real tunnel shots, but placement of trees and bushes on the course due require at least basic needle threading ability. Overall the course is a decent recreational course but not a serious challenge. Disc Golf course is well taken care of with minimal trash or graffiti.
Cons: Gravel Tee boxes (lots of slipping and sliding when performing a runup.) The course was clean but the surrounding park is full of trash and graffiti. Hole 17 was muddy even after several days of sun.
Other Thoughts: Course is in serious need of concrete tee pads or at the very least packed dirt.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good variety of holes, mostly open with some trees here and there; just a nice course, worth the 25 min. drive for me.
Cons: Holds water after rain; although me and couple of disc tossers went out with a slight drizzly coming down and skipped 12-14 and stayed mostly dry; but the mud was in full effect.
Other Thoughts: TLC for the tee-boxes
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Clean, low traffic and well maintained. Mostly pitch and putt with some ace runs, but a couple of bomb droppers in there too. Benches at every box and a couple different chill spots between holes. Great for driving and putting practice if you live nearby or are a beginner.
Cons: When it rains it's like a giant lake that's only 2-4 inches deep. Don't bother stepping into the Tee pits. No challenges or extra elements like water, mandos, underbrush.
3 of 11 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.
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