3 Helpful / 0 Not
An Austin Classic
Pease Park is an aging course that shows its signs of age on the ground. The trees are great, the double chain baskets are old but adequate, and the tee signs show you the multiple pin position locations. It was nice to see mandos marked with obvious arrows. The baskets are a mix of brands with DGA on the front nine and Discatchers on the back nine. It was very nice to see orange painted pipes covering the locations of the alternate pin placements. Not that you could really play to them, but still nice to know where they were for future reference. The earlier mentioned trees provide nice shade that makes play more tolerable on hot Texas days. The parking is conveniently located by tee #1 and hole #18 finishes close by. There is a course info board located by the practice basket.
Tee boxes are really rough here and are the most obvious place that this course shows its age. Navigation is somewhat of an issue for first timer here; generally you follow the beaten in trail but there are a couple transitions that may not be obvious, e.g. 17 to 18. There are no hole numbers on the baskets which can lead to confusion for first timers. Hole #13 was missing its tee sign. It would be nice if the tee signs provided some sort of indication of the active pin placement, but alas no such feature is there.
Erosion appears to be a significant problem for Pease and cause for speculation as to whether the course will remain in the ground or not.
Hole #11 is a blind shot over a creek and into think woods that almost demands a spotter. With a course/park so close to a major University you get all sorts of non-disc golf interference from picnicers and sun bathers, to dog walkers and under-the-bridge bums. I can see this course easily getting bogged down by mob golfers and frustrating a group of serious golfers trying to play through. I can appreciate how locals here may grow to like this course given that they know the ins and outs of the course as well as the best times to play, but there's no denying that Pease is old and behind the times given the newer and better courses in Austin.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course makes good use of the creek on several holes. Wide variety of shot requirements and good putting helps alot, but I'd say the most beneficial is a great upshot from 200-100ft. If you can make alot of those you'll dig Pease. Especially if you can make accurate drives around 350. having a couple warm up baskets on site is a great addition to any course and the ones here are in large enough area you can practice those upshots you'll need to sink.
Cons: Too many bikers, hikers, walkers and people just sitting around enjoying the park. That's the trouble for golfers at a mixed use rec area. Little close to the road for my taste. Troll bums under the bridge that wanna bum you know what every time you walk through, and they're conveniently located by the tee box to disrupt your drive after you deny their request.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Traveled to the Pease
Pros: A lot of interesting shots here. . . so long holes. . .some short holes.
Cons: a little hard to find some holes if its your first time. . .not really the course for novice players. . . my wife plays with me often and its wasnt very friendly. lol. . .
if there was some rain in texas i am not sure how you would get to some of the teeboxes from the previous hole. we crossed the creek/river several times in the low areas to make our way around the course.
Other Thoughts: there was a lot of maintenance going out with the city workers cutting down trees. there was a lot of shots that were taken away due to the trees being on the ground. . . once they are picked up i am sure it would be a lot nicer.
heads up when you are going under the bridge(holes 1-2 and 6-7) some people are under the bridge and will catch you off guard if you are not paying attention.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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