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 Concrete tee pads please!!!

5+    11/18/2008   11/18/2008
Review By: metis314159
Played: 26  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 7.4 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent hole variety - long & short, open & densely wooded. In addition, the creek is in play on several holes and there is a decent amount of elevation change on several of the holes. Nice signs on every hole (except 13 which is missing) and fairly intuitive layout with paths to each hole. Also, many of the holes have alternate pin locations (which are all marked on the signs); though they do not seem to move the hole locations very frequently.
Cons: It desperately needs concrete tee pads. Also, there is a lot of pedestrian traffic; however, they should mainly be in the out-of-bounds areas so it isn't too much of an issue. The course can get crowded on nice days due to the proximity of UT Austin.
Other Thoughts: Currently there is construction which has forced hole 6 to be closed and 7 to be split into two holes.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Pease Park

1    2/16/2007   11/16/2008
Review By: Disc_Pro
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Championship caliber course! If you're not paying attention, this course will eat your discs......then it will eat your lunch!
Cons: Cement tee pads, please!

Not far from UT, so it can be crowded on the weekends!
Other Thoughts: This is not a recreational course. This course is designed for good ams and pros.


1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Good but not great

2-4    10/23/2008   11/5/2008
Review By: discinator
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.3 Years
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has a lot of potential and has to be one of the best around the Austin area. It has loads of shot variety from open long holes to pinball and narrow densely wooded holes. It has numerous obstacles( shoal creek and out of bounds), and elevation changes. Good signs help a lot in navigation.
Cons: The tees are horrible, in fact this is the main reason I put Pease at a 3.5 rating. When you throw out of a hole with rocks jutting up it really takes away from the fun. Half of the time your more worried about falling than teeing off. Hole 13 is missing the sign, which is ok except the hole is a long s curve hole and ,if you haven't played the course before, leaves you wondering where exactly you are throwing to. A lot of pedestrian traffic in and around the course. A lot of trash and homeless people under the road between holes 6 and 7.
The parking is small.
Other Thoughts: Like I said above this really is a good course, but it could be a great course. It gets a lot of hype around the Austin scene as the best course around, but in my opinion it doesn't live up to the hype. I would put it above Circle C or Searight and below Steeplechase in Kyle.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Test your game in central Austin

5+    3/31/2006   10/21/2008
Review By: fly_hyzer
Played: 41  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.5 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course is centrally located in Austin with many different views of the city not to mention great use of Shoal Creek. This course will test almost every shot you can throw at it, giving you chances at wide open boomers, tightly laid corridors of trees, over the creek, over tree lines, up hills, down hills, short shots, and long drives. No matter what or how you are throwing though, this course will offer a good time. Most everyone is friendly, and one can always seem to find a group willing to take on an extra.
This course will definitely test your accuracy at distance.
Cons: Dirt Tee boxes...
Long waits at boxes on early spring warm days and weekends...this course really isn't for beginners, to put it simply...if you can't throw direction at will and have an arm that can't produce 300' with no effort you should probably take it to Zilker. Mainly this is a shot at and complaint of the frat boys with one disc that play do to proximity to UT, when they should be at Zilker or Searight.
Rainy season, late winter, can have creek up and moving fast enough to eat a disc in no time...be warned, i seen it!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Austin's best course

2-4    8/15/2008   8/15/2008
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 6.6 Years
This review was updated on 2/17/2009
10 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 Very Challenging

1    5/16/2008   8/5/2008
Review By: ThePatrick
Played: 181  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/15/2009
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.

 Great course, one major flaw.

5+    7/30/2008   8/1/2008
Review By: cc0049
Played: 104  Reviewed: 51  Exp: 11.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/7/2009
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course has some very fun, pretty, and challenging holes to offer. There are holes that require long low shots under a canopy of trees. There are holes where you shoot over water and alongside water. There are holes where you have to make your disc bend through a tightly knit web of trees. There are holes where you can chunk your disc out into an open field. There are holes where you must shoot through a window with leaves and branches all around. There's even a hole where you run the risk of sending your disc across traffic! This course has a lot to offer and is very challenging in my opinion. The locals definitely have the advantage on this one since they are able to spend the time to figure out what combination of discs and throws will work best.
Cons: This course would be tough to navigate if there wasn't someone around to help point you in the right direction for your first time out. This course would easily get a 5 from me if it had concrete tee pads. That is the one major flaw for this course. The dirt teepads are very well worn and I found myself worrying more about foot placement than my shot on some drives. Also, there are some mandos created that seemed pretty random to me. The course doesn't really need the mandos...the natural ob's serve just fine.
Other Thoughts: Fun course, great disc golf scene, friendly locals! Go play this course! Worth the drive down from DFW for me!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

  rating from a beginner

6/4/2008   6/4/2008
Review By: imnok1
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.3 Years
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: good course for beginners given that:

- most holes have few obstructions & a fairly simple layout.
also there is relatively easy disc retrieval in most situations (ravine and water hole exceptions)

- although far from ranking with the most difficult courses, it's fairly challenging given that a few of the holes have many trees throughout, often being quite difficult to avoid because of the spacing, proximity to the pin and amount of them.
additionally the 3 water, 1 ravine, 6 open-field (often significantly windy), and 5(-ish) possibility-to-end-up-in-traffic holes help keep things interesting.

- with the exception of a few holes (9 and a few of the back 9 in the same area), you can almost always find shade on the course, enabling play in the heat of the midday summer sun.

- parking lot also has many trees, giving most spots ample shade.
Cons: - for the water holes, the creek has very slow moving, scummy water, making it too green and cloudy to retrieve a lost disc in some deeper (more than a foot or two) water for all but the most penny-pinching or survivor-man types.

- beginners with less control over where their shots end up may being nervous/frustrated by the closeness of the road and volleyball courts at some holes.

- personally don't like the 18th hole pin being a few feet from the parking lot. overshoot it and you're bouncing off someone's car.
Other Thoughts: although it's a popular course and the fairly small parking lot can fill up on weekends at peak times, the crowd is generally polite/friendly. then again, it's Austin, so this may go without saying.

the hole layout is confusing and there is no real course map at the site. just a faded map of the entire park (with geography and points of interest, not holes) - i didn't want to list this as a "con" since even if you can't find a map somewhere, after the first time you go, you'll figure it out.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Pease = Fun

5/10/2008   5/14/2008
Review By: fcasilio
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Pease is one of those fun that you are always up for playing. It has great hole markers telling you pin placements and directions to the next hole. There is a practice basket near hole #1 for warming up. Hole #13 can be a bit of a challenge as it has a long S involved. Overall, it's a well-maintained course where you will find friendly people who love disc golf.
Cons: It can get a bit busy at Pease, especially on Saturdays. Pease could benefit from cement tees.
Other Thoughts: A few water holes and 1 ravene give Pease some added charm.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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