5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Sturdy reflective tee pad markers. You can hang a shoulder bag on them.
*Drinking water fountain
*Lots of police security
*Big course map at tee pad #1
Cons: *Uneven tee pads that get muddy from run off
*Baskets could use some repair or replacement
Other Thoughts: This course is 18 baskets in a tight layout that makes great use of the space and terrain.
Sure, the tee pads are uneven and so are the baskets. The baskets are also mostly one chain type. Put it all together and it somehow works to make this course a special kind of charming.
Also, it had rained pretty good on Saturday. By Tuesday, the place was fairly dry. No standing water and not a lot of mud. It's grassy.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Needs a basket upgrade
Nice views and nice elevation/hills on this course. In general big-arm players need not apply; this course rewards accurate players with a buffet of birdies. There are only two long holes here where added distance is of value. Baskets placed on hillsides and below trees demand accurate lines be hit to score well. Wind coming off the lake usually adds a significant challenge. Concrete tee boxes are appreciated here. Tee signs are visible and marked with hole numbers but lack distances. The course flows well and you can navigate pretty easily without a map.
A rare type of basket here: single chain DISCatchers. No restrooms on site. Could use a few longer holes to add more balance. Bad tee shots will typically be recoverable with a decent upshot to save your '3'.
Woodway is a pretty average course in the grand scheme of disc golf, nothing that you'll really love and nothing that will keep you from coming back. Don't be fooled by the "multiple tee" listing here: only two holes actually have two pads. We were warned that the local traffic authorities are strict around here so beware.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I just played an ace race here. So they changed up the tee boxes because the mystery disc was a dang putter. it looked pretty fun to play if you were a local.
Cons: Not too many challenging shots. There are 2 holes right next to the lake. Say bye bye to your disc on a windy day. sheesh. But I have seen worse courses and then again I have seen much much better.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Woodway is a nice place to play
Pros: nice fell to this course, some elevation changes, some trees. nice placement of basket's. great use of "the down hill shot " Lake Waco can grab a disc if you don't look out. picnic tables there, and a play park. very well kept.
Cons: The baskets are not double chains Discathers. and the only restroom was a pot-o-potty,(it was Clean).
Other Thoughts: not enough CON's to keep you away..... go throw it and have some fun.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice addition to great Waco courses
Pros: There were concrete tee pads and good signs. Navigation was not a problem at all. If you do get mixed up, all of the holes are close enough together that you can easily walk to check the teebox for the hole number you are looking for. The course is situated across a hilltop that overlooks lake Waco, making for a very pretty view. The course is covered in juniper trees that WILL catch your disc...and sticks...and rocks...and anything else you throw up into it. Throwing over the top is definitely an option on many holes here, but not always advisable given the risk of getting stuck in a tree. There are a few long holes and many short holes to play as well. Elevation changes on some of the holes add another level of challenge and fun as well.
Cons: Basket 2 was missing the first time that I played the course in the summer of '08 and the basket for hole 16 was missing this summer. The baskets have only a single layer of chains and not the double layer like most baskets have. Many of the baskets are also too low to the ground. Many of the tee pads are not level.
Other Thoughts: Waco has three great courses. I recommend starting at Woodway, then play Cameron park, then cap off your rounds at the Beast across the Brazos from Cam park. These are all three must plays if you are in Waco.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
A Nice Complement to the Cameron Park courses in Waco
Pros: his was a fun course the couple of times I've played it. Not as many memorable shots as either of the other Waco courses, but it has quite a few good holes, respectable elevation changes on many of the shots, a beautiful view out over the lake, and a mix of disc-eating cedars and friendly oak trees that add challenge to a lot of the holes.
Cons: The grass can be wicked high in the fields because this course isn't played a lot, but hopefully they'll have it mowed and in pristine shape for tourneys.
If you are trying to be competitive, try to get out there to walk the course and throw some practice drives on a few of the holes. Because of all the elevation -- and because many of the elevation shots have OB behind the basket -- it can be tricky to judge how far your disc will carry. I took quite a few OBs my first time through the course; very few my second time, since I'd had a chance to judge the distance.
Other Thoughts: It provides a nice complement of shots that you don't get at either other of the other Waco courses -- the two Cameron Park courses -- mainly some open elevation shots that test your ability to judge distance up and down hills. Cameron East has almost zero elevation, and the regular Cameron Park course has elevation only on the shorter, highly treed holes. Woodway lets you huck some shots up and down hills, which is a nice change.
Well worth the trip if you're in the area. I really like playing all three Waco courses. I find that Woodway is the best place to start -- it's a great place to enjoy a cool morning and loosen up your arm. Then head to Cameron Park and play 27 holes (repeat the front nine, since they're such fun little shots). Then grab lunch and head to The Beast and try to get in two rounds there if possible. The Beast remains one of my favorite courses anywhere in the country, so it definitely overshadows Woodway. But Woodway is still worth the experience -- if only for the views out over the water, which can be breathtaking at sunset.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Unknown Gem in Waco
Pros: Easy to navigate, beginner friendly, but will also challenge the intermediate to pro player. Accuracy is a must to keep your score low. This is a disc golf park so no worries of people setting-up camp in the fairways.
Cons: Bring mosquito/chigger spray and cover your shoes and legs.
Other Thoughts: Holes 7 and 17 have alt teeboxes but are not marked. See the course map under links/files.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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