Plano, TX 
Shawnee Park Share
Uploaded By: Leo DeLaVega Hole #3 (Taken 1/2010)
3 / 287ft. Par / Distance:
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 Ehhhh....

2-4    5/10/2012   5/11/2012
Review By: Spookyspence
Played: 15  Reviewed: 15
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Upkeep is good
Lots of helpful locals
Cons: No bathrooms
Very very bad course layout
Most holes are very straight forward
Dirt tees are crappy on about half the holes.
Other Thoughts: From what I understand this course use to be a 9 hole and it was turned into a full 18....but because of this and the lack of room you have too many wide open holes, you have shared tees/baskets, the flow from hole to hole is NONEXISTENT, and you have crossing fairways everywhere making it more or less dangerous to play if it gets a little crowded. This is a love or hate course and I am kind of in the middle, this course just suffers from poor design and flow making it seem a lot worse than it is. Below are short descriptions of the holes, enjoy.


Hole 1 - Trees on both sides right after the tee, after 30 feet or so turns into fully open field, hole is a little too close to the parking lot for comfort.

Hole 2 - Open Field shot.

Hole 3 - Open shot requiring a little left hook at the end of the drive.

Hole 4 - Straight open shot with elevated basket behind the bushes/tree line.

Hole 5 - Very cool hole, you have to throw a nice line through some trees and bushes over a deep creek. Can be very easy to lose a disc if not careful.

Hole 6 - Straight forward hole with trees.

Hole 7 - Straight shot close to tree line with a hard left dog leg at the end for the basket.

Hole 8 - this shares tee and basket with 17, mandatory tree right for this hole left for 17.

Hole 9 - Wide open field shot

Hole 10 - Open field shot

Hole 11 - Open field shot

Hole 12 - Straight shot with dog leg to the left.

Hole 13 - Also shares a tee with 4, straight shot with basket slightly to the left behind a bush.

Hole 14 - Straight shot, basket to the left.

Hole 15 - More or less straight open shot with a few trees.

Hole 16 - Straight open shot with the basket to the left behind a tree.

17 - also shared with hole 8....mandatory tree then open field.

18 - Open field shot.

Sorry if some of the descriptions are a little off, going off of memory for this review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Needs a new layout

1    5/6/2011   7/6/2011
Review By: Notorious21
Played: 49  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 4.2 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros:
- Grassy fairways
- Reasonably challenging
Cons:
- Too much hole overlap, basically two nine hole courses overlayed
- Two holes have the same tee AND basket (throw to the right of the tree once, then to the left of it)... kind of lame
- No concrete tee pads
Other Thoughts:
- They really ought to scrap the layout and start over with a single 18-hole course that flows in a single loop, not two overlapping loops

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

1    5/19/2011   5/19/2011
Review By: Frank-Flyer
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is open and has a couple of pretty good holes. Several of the holes require some pretty good lines and skill. The baskets are solid and all intact. Did not notice trash everywhere.
Cons: There is little to nothing by way of signage on this course. If you don't know the course you will be confused. The entire course is back and forth on top of itself all 18 holes. It seems very dangerous. Several times someone inadvertently threw on me or me on them. Also a couple of the holes use the same tee (4/13, 8/17 etc...) I would assume that this was a space saver when designing, but it seems like it would be better off having those as alternate pin positions. The tees are dirt, while this in itself is not necessarily a con, they are in bad condition. Some of them are basically holes in the ground waiting to trip someone and sprain an ankle.
Other Thoughts: The park is great for casual rounds when you have plenty of time, to wait on others to clear for your shot. I wouldn't suggest going to be competitive or if you're in a hurry.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, but course is too jumbled together

1    10/9/2010   10/10/2010
Review By: TerrenceJackson
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is interesting, because it gets a lot of traffic, has some pretty awesome holes with decent lengths, and has practice baskets to get some putting in. Unfortunately, those are the only things I enjoyed on this course.
Cons: Tee Pads- several holes tee of from the same tee boxes. This is very problematic for me, and found myself waiting a couple of times to tee from the box to go to a different hole.

Baskets too close to one another- there are several times when I came across a basket just to see another 20 feet from it. Seems like a poor design.

Course directly in middle of residental neighborhood- This normally wouldnt be a problem, but one tee box is directly beside a fence, and others are so close to homes I was convinced I was going to misthrow and nail someone who was mowing their lawn. This is dramatic, of course, but it should give you an idea of how close everything is.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it is a great course if you are just getting started, but if you have any length on your throws, or are used to really great courses, then this is going to be a step down for you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Squeeze ‘em all in there

1    7/29/2009   10/11/2009
Review By: Donovan
Played: 212  Reviewed: 185  Exp: 27.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/13/2009
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has some well placed and sometimes protected pins. These protected pins are the holes that make this course fun. The baskets are in good shape. The course uses the terrain around it, like the bit of forest, a drop off to a small creek and some sparse tree areas. There is a decent amount of hole-length variation. There were a few trashcans around.
Cons: The park seemed clean for the most part until you look down in creek area. There was trash everywhere down there. The dirt tee pads are functional if they are not wet. The main sign is old and not very helpful. Except if you lose a disc down in to the steep creek, this course is very flat. The tee sign were there, but were not of much use except for the hole number. The layout is not too difficult to follow, but the sharing of tees and baskets and mandos makes you really want to bring a map. The sharing of Tees, is not really negative for me, but the sharing of baskets is not my idea of a good course. I don't mind mandos at all, but if they are not marked clearly, they are useless.
Other Thoughts: The fun factor for this course was good with the holes that were in the tree areas but the open holes were just not very exciting. If this course is close to you, then you have a decent place to play. I would not recommend a road trip just play here. It does make a good neighbor hood course though.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Two courses on top of each other

1    4/23/2009   6/10/2009
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 188  Reviewed: 150  Exp: 7 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Decent double chain baskets. Where this course excels is in interesting and challenging pin placements as well as some challenging tee shots, though not necessarily on the same holes. You can up the challenge factor of the course by playing OB on or beyond the concrete paths. The course is primarily located in a single-use portion of the park so there should be little interference from non-disc golfers. There were trash cans available to help limit litter. I liked hole #4 when playing the sidewalk as OB, the basket is nestled back in some heavily protected trees and it a really tough hole to '2'.
Cons:
Posted course map is significantly outdated. That doesn't help what's an already difficult course to navigate. Several (many?) of the holes play too close together. That's an artifact of adding nine holes essentially on top of, instead of around, a park/course that was originally designed for nine holes. The transition from #9 to #10 is a long walk. The creek that weaves through has some steep banks that make lost disc retrieval very unattractive. Only minor elevation changes. Dirt tees are substandard for area courses. Tee signs have no distances. The parking lot is pretty small.
Other Thoughts:
Several holes will benefit from playing in two or more people where one can act as a spotter for the others. Most of the long holes are pretty open. There's a couple shared tee boxes and one shared basket, not a big deal for trying to stretch out into a full 18-holes. One reviewer mentioned seven or eight Mandos, I don't recall seeing that many but it would up the challenge factor if there were.

On a busy day this course would be a disaster of people throwing all over each other, but I get the impression it just isn't that busy. So for a little neighborhood course it's not a bad place to play, but not one worth going significantly out of your way to play.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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