New and Improved
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: To be honest, College Station/Bryan area has always lacked a great long course. The old layout for Research Park was suitable, but I still rather would have played Southern Oaks. Now Research Park is the premier course, and utilizes the land much better than the old layout. It also uses more land than the old layout.
The park now has two sets of concrete tees. The blues are the longer of the two, while the reds are the shorter. For the most part the course has a rather easy flow to it. There are also two pin placements to each hole.
The old layout had two shots over the water. The new layout features six shots over water including the epic Hole #16 where if you can get a good drive, you can try to carry the water on your next shot or lay up for an easy 4. The thing that really struck me as cool for the course was that the red tees never go over the water, which means that a new player does not have to worry about losing discs in the water.
The course features tighter holes, which is good with the lack of trees on the course. The course also has some long holes like hole 16. All in all, I felt like each hole was unique.
Cons: Like previously mentioned there is a lack of trees on the property. However, the trees that are there come into play strategically. The lack of trees also makes for hot days, so bring your water.
There is a little bit of confusion with the layout at holes 13-16. The red tees to not have numbers on the stakes but the blues do. There are also baskets close to one another, which makes it hard to know where to throw to. It would be nice to see the lengths on the tee signs rather than the QR code that needs to be scanned. It is a novel idea, but I think it falls short of a good idea
Other Thoughts: This is now the premier course in the area, and it is a must play for any people in the area. It takes a little bit of time to play, but it is worth it. The over the water shots really make this a fun course since they are not too far that the average rec player should not have trouble clearing them. This turned to my favorite course in the area.
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