5 Helpful / 2 Not
Austin's Signature Course
Pros: This course is amazing in it's diversity. The entire course pretty much meanders back and forth across a creek that has a few deep spots that I'm sure have gobbled up thousands of discs by now.
To birdie Hole 2 you have to throw your disc out over the creek (the creek runs parallel with the hole) and have it come back just in time to land on solid ground. It's a tricky hole until you get the hang of it and one that I've lost many-a-disc on in my younger days.
Hole 3 then goes across this creek and is one of the more likely holes to receive an ace (for a right hander) as it bends naturally to the left.
Hole 4 runs parallel with the creek, but this time you're on the right hand side of it and there's a low hanging oak tree about half-way down the fairway which means you can do a big right bending shot around it and out over the creek or you can try to line drive it under the tree.
A few holes down is Hole 9, which has a large cliff on the right hand side, but again, to get max distance on your shot you have to throw out over the cliff and have your disc come back at the end of its flight.
The rest of the holes go through woods, open fields, down hills, and across the creek a couple more times, making for the most diverse, and most excellent course I've ever played.
Cons: Unfortunately, they reversed 3 of the holes (12-14) which took out the best view of any course in Austin. On hole 13 (only par 4 on the course), when you're about 3/4 done, look back and you will have a stunning view of the Capitol.
This course is laid out the best I can possibly imagine for being in such a narrow park, but there are still some design flaws that will have you ducking your head to incoming discs. Just yesterday as I was at tee 10, 3 discs landed within a few feet of me from errant tee drives of hole 9.
Other than that, the tee boxes are really rough and many times I will tee off next to the box because of how rough it is.
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't recommend playing this course unless you have a little experience under your belt. Otherwise it may turn into a fishing trip rather than a disc golf outing.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Austin's best course
Pros: Great hilly terrain gives Pease Park more epic holes than any other course in Central Texas.
Good variety of distances.
Good variety of tree densities from wide open holes to super tight pinball holes.
The use of quite a few mandatories, sidewalk and road O.B., and Shoal Creek will force you to throw a little more conservatively than you might normally throw.
The signs are very descriptive and will even tell you where the next tee is if you remember to look.
Cons: It's hard to understand why the best course in Austin is 19 years old and still has the worst dirt hole tee pads I have ever seen.
The sign is missing on #13. If I had known it was a 680' s-turn down and back up a hill I would have tee'd off a little differently.
Sadly, heavy pedestrian traffic and a severe summer drought have given the park a sick rugged desert like appearance with almost no vegetation other than trees. Hopefully the land will be able to recover with some rain.
Other Thoughts: This course is so fun that I'm always a little sad when I see hole 18 and the parking lot because I know the fun is almost over and it's back to reality.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very strong mix of holes. Don't remember two holes that really play the same at all. Tight lines, big distance, uphill, downhill, left turn, right turn, s-curve, this course has it. Plenty of shade on hot days on most holes. Great separation for tournament play, and Capitol of Texas Open is a don't miss on my schedule every year.
Cons: Teeboxes leave a lot to be desired. Also if there were a better place to cross the creeks the four times that you have to do it. When it rains, the creeks fill up quickly and make it just about impossible to cross. This leaves a really long walk, possibly with a large amount of backtracking to get to the next hole, or your shot across the creek.
Other Thoughts: This is a very challenging course with almost every hole bordering on "signature". This shouldn't be your first course to attempt, but can definitely push you to become a better player. It's a great venue for tournaments and the mini's are a great place for competition
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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