Damn Fine Course
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Excellent variety of shots- a number of ace ops- some hyzer bombs and some anny's. Very well maintained and easy to navigate.
Other Thoughts: One of the more "fun" courses I've played. Easy enough for beginners to not get frustrated and techincal enough for experienced folks.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Good course overall
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variety of shots needed
Friendly and helpful locals
Cons: Hard to navigate (there is a map between holes 4&5)
Not strictly a disc golf park so lots of passers by, especially on second half
Other Thoughts: DO NOT OVER THROW HERE, doing so will either land you in the creek or down a hill. That being said it's a fun course, mostly short and technical. The creek plays a big part in the first half particularly so be careful. Lots of elevation change here also. Navigation can be difficult and lots of people in the second half of the course using the park for other things. Those 2 things made it a 3 for me. If it was easier to get around and you didn't play through the middle of a big park it would get a 4. Good overall, just be careful.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Love This Course
Pros: - Very well maintained course in community park
- Tons of shot variety (every type of shot imaginable)
- Good baskets
- Good tee pads
- Plenty of parking and restrooms
Cons: - Can be difficult to play if park is crowded with non-disc golfers
- Hard to navigate if you don't download the map
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite course in Texas. I make a point to stop here when I'm traveling on I-35. Worth traveling out of the way if you can, especially since the east course is right around the block to play as well.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Ups and Downs Plus Variety
Pros: Lots of ups and downs in the course (for texas). There is a variety of different types of holes.
Cons: The breeze off the river can be hard to handle. This course can also be a little crowded. The whole just past the old fountain has too much ground cover.
Other Thoughts: It's cool to hear the animal chatter from the near by zoo.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
- Beautiful multi-purpose park with mature trees along a large river
- Significant elevation change on many holes, requiring unique shot shapes
- Creek behind many shorter holes, adding risk when attacking the basket
- A nice variety of wooded and open holes, although each type is all grouped together
- A surplus of short, left-handed holes, starts to feel repetitive
- Very busy
- Sprawling park with windy roads, difficult to locate first hole
The scenery at this park was great. It felt clean and peaceful, and the locals were friendly. We came upon a herd of Baylor cliches with their raybans and croakies, but they let us play through.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
William Cameron Park
Pros: Beautiful Course! Lots of trees to shoot around/through. There are a lot holes that you can flick which I appreciate being a RHFH thrower. Good mix of long and short holes. Tee signs are beautiful and more importantly accurate and also available at every hole.
Cons: It's a busy park. If you go in the afternoon you may be waiting at every tee box and there will be a lot of people playing soccer/football/catch on holes 14-23.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has become one of my favorites, it's better than most equivalently rated courses in the DFW area. Lots of nice wooded holes, many different kinds of shots needed. Lots of trees to shoot around and under. Most of the rough is cleared out enough to keep it from being unbearable. The Houck tee-signs are excellent. Cameron Park itself is an amazing park, lots of stuff on it along the Brazos.
Holes one to four play in a single single area. Five through fourteen make another group. These fourteen holes are mostly wooded shots, save for three oir so open holes. Fifteen to nineteen are across the road from the others (the road is an elevated bridge, so you actually cross under it). These holes are much more open than the rest of the course, and really feel like a different course. Twenty throws across a creek that feeds into the Brazos. Twenty-one to twenty-three play in another fairly open area, back on the same side of the road as the others.
Cons: The transition from 4 to 5 is awkward. The park is very busy, 15 through 19 are in an area that can be very busy. 21 through 23 can be almost impossible to play on weekends. There seems to always be an organized event, or just a large number of people to work around. In our trips there we have not been able to play them due to everything from triathlons to larpers.
Other Thoughts: I really don't understand the low ratings on this course. It is well above all 3.7ish courses I've played. I understand there have been some issues in the past (mainly old baskets, signs and reconfigurations). These have all been taken care of at this point, and the older reviews don't do Cameron justice.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Alot Nicer then the OL'
Pros: Redesigned finally with more sidewalks to utilize out of bounds the new holes make the course more fun.Dual pin locations,Excellent idea to protect the tree on hole 5 wrapping a protective plastic over the tree!There wasn't but a couple or three really boring holes out here so thats not bad at all.The ground is not full of foilage on the densely wooded holes which makes for easier play,Check out the awesome sign that explains where all the holes are under the bridge by the kids water park.
Cons: I liked the course it was kinda hard to figure out where hole 4 is but someone helped its past the pavilion to the west all the way across the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Bring swimshorts for the natural spring thats a must to take a dip in after or before hole 10.Bring a fishin pole too for bass wrangling along the Beautiful Brazos river as well.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
After expanding by adding five holes mostly through the woods this course is now nicely balanced between open vs. tight and long vs. short. The variability of the course is enhanced by multiple pin positions on many of the holes. For the most part baskets are quality multi-chain Chainstars. Concrete tees are always a pleasure. Some brutal drop-offs add to the risk/reward challenge of the course, which is designed to be played with sidewalk/street and beyond as OB. Excellent use of elevation. Good use of trees and water hazards. Nice restrooms with water fountains on site.
Signage here is atrocious: leftover signs from the old layout haven't been removed and cause confusion on the new layout. Many holes have no signs at all. Distances on most signs are no longer correct and there is no way of indicating which pin position is active on a hole. This course is subject to hordes of mob golf which can lead to long waits on some holes. Parking has the potential to be tight, but is offset by multiple parking lots spread throughout the course. The holes between #15-19 run through a playground/picnic area where you're apt to run into a lot of oblivious non-golfers in the fairways. Hole #8 needs to lose a couple of the trees on the downside of the hill to reward a shot that hits the early gap. First timers require a map, especially for the transitions between #4/5, #14/15, and #19/20.
For the 2011 Waco Charity Open painted hole numbers were added to each tee pad. Those were nice but we'll see if they hold up over time. Don't be fooled by the "multiple tee" listing here: only two or three holes actually have two pads. Cameron is a good course that will challenge many parts of your game, especially if you play with the tight OB rules.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Excellent all-around course
Pros: - 23 holes with all kinds of shots. You'll encounter uphill, downhill, wooded, open, and a small smattering of water hazards.
- The course is short enough for beginners to enjoy themselves, but also interesting enough to keep the attention of more experienced players. Birdie/ace runs galore, if you have the ability for it.
- Restrooms (parking area, 15, 19, and 21) and water (4, 12, everywhere that has restrooms) are available at numerous points throughout the course.
- Good tee signs, still very new and in good condition. The signs are almost superfluous; you can usually see the basket from the tee.
- The course is split into "pods" - 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20/21/23, and 22 out on its own. If you're short on time, it's very easy to piece together a custom round.
- Hole 23 in the uphill configuration provides a wonderful twist at the end.
- Local tip: there is a spring in between holes 4 and 5 that runs at around 60 degrees. It's a great place to refill your water bottles, especially on a hot summer day.
Cons: - Course length: most of the holes are in the 200's, and only two holes are above 350'. In some areas, the hole lengths start to feel monotonous.
- Some of the walks between "pods" are long and confusing for a first-time player. Consult the course map or a local for help.
- Mob golf can be an issue on evenings and weekends when the weather is nice. Course etiquette is okay - some groups are bad, others great.
- Parking can be difficult if there's an event going on at the Redwood Shelter. If that's the case, there are other parking areas available (mainly the 4th Street lot, between holes 4, 5, and 10).
- There is poison ivy on the course.
- Some holes are starting to see slope erosion and slipping hazards. Be careful.
- Holes 15-19 are in a "multi-use" area. It's very common to see people barbecuing, picnicking, or playing soccer in the middle of the fairways.
- The Brazos River loves to consume errant throws on 22.
Other Thoughts: Cameron Park is the most popular course in Waco, and for good reason. It's well-designed, there's something in it for all skill levels, and the facilities are good and improving. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone in or visiting Waco, along with what's left of Brazos Park East.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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