0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: You Can't really loose a disc on this course unless you get it stuck in a tree. It is a quick play and not usually to busy.
Cons: Short, only 9 holes at a time. Only half the course has cement tees.
Other Thoughts: Bartons Springs is right there if you want to jump in after a round. NICE
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Cement tee pads. Central location. Plays quick.
Cons: 18 hole course with only 9 baskets.
Other Thoughts: Course is 18 holes, but the city will only allow 9 holes in the ground at any one time. Baskets are moved back and forth between the North and South side of the course, to give the land a chance to 'repair' itself, and cut back on erosion.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easily accessible, good parking situation. Well designed courses (north and south). Although on the shorter side, holes require and reward technical throws. Lots of ace runs on both courses, more on the South. Couple longer holes thrown in to keep the courses interesting. Either course can be played in under an hour unless extremely crowded. Early morning rounds can be played without seeing another player on the course.
Cons: Short course overall. South course needs concrete tee boxes. Course maps/signage would help new players. Lots of trash cans needed throughout the course so beer cans don't end up in the trees.
Other Thoughts: Great course for working on different shots. Hard to lose a disc. Lots of ace runs. Would like to see 9 baskets added and see both courses opened to make a killer little 18 hole gem in Austin's best park.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun practice courses
Pros: North course: Well groomed. Concrete tee pads. It is quick and easy to get around the course.Hard to lose a disc.
South Course: Good shot variety, lots of ace runs, great course for midrange work. Very difficult to lose a disc here. Nice and quick for when you need to get in a quick round.
Cons: North course: Kind of wide open, especially if you like tunnel shots. Pretty short. No map of the course at the bulletin board.
South course: Dirt tee pads that aren't marked very well. No course map or signs on the course. Some tees are really close to the baskets of other holes, so if its busy you have to watch yourself.
Other Thoughts: I played the North course and found it to be a fun little course. I did get turned around my first time out as the tee boxes aren't marked and there is no map at the bulletin board, but once I figured it out everything was great. The course is pretty easy and it is short, so most holes you can either drive or have a short second pitch to the basket. Needless to say birdies are common.
South course: You have to take this course for what it is. It is very short, in fact if you can throw 300 you can reach almost every hole on the course. Most are around 225-250' with hole 7 at around 380'. I like this course for practicing my midrange shots as you can play the whole course with a midrange and a putter. It really is a pretty good course- its in good shape, has open and wooded holes, and has some minor elevation changes.
Of the two courses the North course is a little more challenging and longer, but the South course is a little more dense and actually has the more technical shot variety.It is just short.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: If you're looking for a super quick playing course then this is the one.
There are two nine hole courses here. Sometimes only one side has baskets and sometimes both sides have baskets. You never know until you show up to play.
The North 9 is moderately wooded with huge trees making it a beautiful and shady course. High canopies, and no brush means it's not as frustrating as most moderately wooded courses.
The South 9 is not as park like and has some holes with cedar and brush lining the fairways to punish the errant shot. It is a little more frustrating to the beginner but has shorter distances.
The large concrete teepads on the North side are rare around Austin and very nice.
The South 9 has dirt tee boxes.
Each side has it's own bulletin board with a picnic table where groups will wait to meet up with each other. You will see some real Austin "characters" around these bulletin boards.
Cons: It's close to downtown and very popular so it's always crowded even at mid-week, mid-day.
Finding the course can be confusing because the two courses are seperated by a park road and have seperate parking areas. If both sides are open you can just park anywhere and follow the masses to which ever side you want. The first time you play you will probably park on the wrong side and have a long walk to hole #1 on the other side but after that you will know where to park.
The zigzag flow of the North side is hard to follow the first time, even with the printable map because the course is poorly marked.
The South 9 is also poorly marked but I had no trouble following the flow by looking for worn paths leading away from each basket.
Other Thoughts: The North 9 by itself would get a 3.5 disc rating from me because it is prettier, has concrete tee pads, has larger trees and is more park like. I would give the South 9 a 2.5 disc rating. So together I give the course a 3.0 disc rating.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is relatively easy. It is mostly flat and open with lots of opportunities to birdie or even get the occasional ace. Not too crowded. It can be played very quickly due to its lack of length making it a good choice for a quick before work round.
Cons: It was not marked well after about the 4th or 5th hole. I had a hard time finding the tee for #6 in particular. Very little shade so it can be very hot on summer days.
Other Thoughts: Hole #6 is quite fun plays down hill over and around trees.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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