Beginner-Friendly Course in OKC
Pros: TL;DR - Old-school public park course designed by the father of disc golf himself. Nice elevation changes.
- Several highly enjoyable elevated tee shots
- Some parts of the park are really beautiful
- Mature trees offer shade and force interesting lines
- Fun course for beginners with several memorable holes
- Great course for putter or "one disc only" rounds
Cons: TL;DR - Course is often trashed and feels worn-down.
- Garbage everywhere, beside tees especially
- Tee signs destroyed or unreadable due to graffiti
- Water hazards all smell strongly of human feces
- Fairly short course with only a few holes over 350'
- Rain can make some holes unplayable for days due to fields of mud or slow-draining water surrounding pins
- Shady characters sometimes hang out in parking lot
- Tends to be very crowded on nice days and weekends
- Occasional oblivious pedestrians picnicing on fairways
Other Thoughts: I enjoy practicing on this course, and some of the holes are really beautiful. But the course is in a rougher part of town, and it feels really worn-down. Older golfers tell of a better time, before blight killed off many trees on the back nine.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Beginner friendly, not too overwhelming
Pros: This is a great beginners course. The distances on the holes aren't super long and
most of the holes are wide open. There are elevated tee pads and a few obstacles later on in the course. Many uphill and downhill shots. Water really only comes into play behind and to the right of #13's basket. Here are my observations as of my visit:
#1 Has an elevated tee pad to start the round off, and there is a drainage ditch on the left.
#2 has a couple of trees at the bucket to contend with but nothing too overwhelming.
#3-9, with the exception of #4, work their way back and forth across a draw and vary in length. #4 is on top of the hill and works its way from north to south along the road.
#8 is the longest hole of the front 9, and allows you a chance to get in a good rip.
#10 was a nice hole playing downhill around some trees, very short hole.
#11-#12 are straight away shots.
#13 is a good little hole playing downhill.
#14 plays uphill, just be sure not to kill your drive and put it in the picnic area.
#15 has some trees off the box, nothing too intimidating.
#16 pretty much a straight shot
#17 Cedars to the left of the box, and pool to the right. Make it past the cedars and you'll be fine.
#18 finishes up with the second longest hole of the course and has a drainage ditch to the left. On a windy day this could be a factor.
Cons: There are no tee signs here, this takes this course down a bit. Also there is virtually no shade here, in the hot summer months this can be brutal. #3's tee pad is super short so be aware. On a windy day, which happens too often in Oklahoma, this course would play a lot tougher. The baskets aren't the greatest either and could use some repairing, and a number on them would also be nice.
I was not a fan of backtracking between the basket on #11 and the tee pad for #12, but it is what it is.
Other Thoughts: I would have loved to play this course when the trees were still in place. I feel it would have spiced things up a bit, especially on the front 9. If you are just getting into disc golf this would be a great course to learn on. Intermediate players will also like this one as well, because they will score well. Advanced players will leave feeling underwhelmed. As has been stated in other reviews this would make a good warm up course before playing another OKC course. I would suggest warming up here then heading to Dolese Youth Park a few miles up the road. With some improvements this course could be a lot better, still it is a decent course for what it is.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Short(er) and Sweet
Pros: Good variety of shots in and out of the Oklahoma wind for the beginning player. Water is in play on about 5 holes (not counting the little creeks) and provides a little bit of a challenge, but wet discs are retrievable for the most part. Easy to navigate with plenty of birdie opportunities. Only a handful of holes that really allow you to air it out. LOTS of elevation changes and out-of-bounds roads to keep you honest. Not heavily wooded but still plenty of trees in play.
Cons: Busy. In a busy park and appears to be a fairly popular course. Large groups like to play the holes near the parking lot and hold up play of those playing through.
Plays pretty fast and not necessarily in the best part of town.
Has had a bunch of trees removed due to parasite infection. As a result, this course has been simplified to a large amount. Almost half of the holes were affected and those that had a fairly unique assortment of available lines are now almost entirely wide open. My original rating for this course was a 3, but it's now a 2.5 tops.
Other Thoughts: Like others have said, not a bad course per say, just not a great one either. Lots of variety, but the course is more beginner level and serves as a good warm up for anybody who knows what they are doing.
UPDATE: Plays even quicker than before, but still almost always crowded. Still a good beginner course or a excellent warm-up or short disc course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Played very fast (not crowded when I was there). It was challenging, but not overwhelming to me. Concrete tee boxes
Cons: Course needs a lot of maintenance. Signs are missing, damaged, or illegible. A couple of baskets are missing. Could be made more interesting by utilizing the drainage ditch running through the park, but some bridges would need to be built to make that more feasible.
Other Thoughts: The directions on the front page are bad. They'll get you there, but it's difficult to make any sense of them, especially using the mobile version. I ended up starting on 14 because I was in a hurry to catch a flight and didn't have time to drive in circles looking for the hole 1.
From I-44 and NW 36th, take N Grand Blvd south to the second park entrance. Parking will be on the right.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
short but fun course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: good use of the land. elevation comes into play as several holes weave back and forth across and along a ravine.
nice concrete tees.
easy to navigate, even with most of the signs missing.
short holes make for a birdie fest and several ace opportunites.
even though it's short, there are lots of obstacles and many kinds of shots are required.
Cons: most signs missing or vandalized and a few of the baskets are a little bent out of shape but still playable.
lots of construction going on at the park at the moment. doesn't really affect any of the holes but gives a bit of a "cluttered" feel.
if you're looking for a place to fire up the big guns, this isn't it.
creek/sewer? that runs through the back 9. not too much of an obstacle, would take a seriously errant throw to go in.
Other Thoughts: nothing especially memorable here but it's a fun course. new signs and basket repairs would be nice but their current condition doesn't really affect the playability of the course.
there is another course nearby. it is a bit more wooded so the contrast, short length of this course, and the proximity between the two make them a good pair.
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