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Carrollton, TX

Greenbelt Park

3.035(based on 16 reviews)
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aclay
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 39.7 years 326 played 246 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Greenbelt Park

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Jul 31, 2023 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

- Land is really good for disc golf. You've got a 20-25 foot wide creek that is in play a lot – both throwing over and having baskets placed near the water -- and you've got several holes with more than 40 feet in elevation changes. There aren't a lot of trees, but they are well used.
- Best holes:
2: 276 feet RH or LH open until the final 30 feet, where you have guardian trees and ground that slopes to the creek 20 feet behind the basket.
4: 210 feet RHBH hyzer over the creek to a protected basket.
6 318 feet RHBH hyzer hugging the creek left but wide open right.
8: 204 feet straight, but you likely cross the creek twice, and the basket is 10 feet right of the creek.
9: 420 feet straight but the direct line to the basket crosses the creek four times. In several spots, you have trees that guard both edges of the creek. The basket sits 25 feet right of the creek.
11: 306 feet across the widest part of the creek with trees on the other side of the creek and ground that slopes down to the water.
13: 338 feet downhill 40-50 feet from the sidewalk; fairway is mostly open. The creek is 18 feet right/back of the basket, and you've got a big tree 12 feet short/left of the basket.
14: 255 feet; it's flat for the first 200 feet and mostly open before a 45-degree incline with some trees for the final 50 feet. I've seen putts roll 75-100 feet away.
15: Similar to 13 but shorter and tighter because of trees.
16: 307 feet with the creek hugging the right edge of the fairway; the left side is open. At the basket, the creek is 20 feet right, and the sidewalk is 25 feet left.
- Tee signs are old but informative. They have hole number, distance and a map. The have a next tee indicator. Oddly, they do not list the par.
- Veteran baskets, blue banded. I prefer Innova, but these are just fine.
- Two practice baskets.
- 5x12 concrete tee pads.
- Water. There is a fountain along the walking path by the 14 basket. I think there are others, but I used this one.

Cons:

- No restroom.
- No map on site.
- Walking path circles the park and comes into play on several holes.
- Long walks: 3-4, 17-18.
- Twice (6-7, 17-18) you walk along a busy road to cross the creek.
- The walk 2-3 could be dangerous. The direct path takes you in front of the 11 tee, which is hidden behind a tree. I can see someone walking to No. 3 getting hit by a drive on 11.
- No tee sign or tee pad for 7. Just tee from the top of the hill and the end of the bridge.
- Tee sign for 6 is not in the ground; it's leaning against a tree 20 feet away.
- No. 2 tee pad is badly cracked, and a few others are showing signs of wear.

Other Thoughts:

- Alternate pin position for many/most holes, although they are not reflected on the tee signs.
- Creek is mostly shallow. The improved part (holes 1-2, 11-18) with brick walls is much steeper and harder to get into; the other parts are natural and give you easier access.
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slickspin33
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
4.00 star(s)

Decent course for suburban Texas 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 17, 2019 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

Great elevation changes and landscaping
Feels like your playing on a well planned and thought out course instead of playing though the woods in someones backyard.

Cons:

Pretty exposed during the summer and crowded on the weekends.
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RedbirdinTX
Experience: 18 played 9 reviews
3.00 star(s)

A fun course, but hot and windy 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Feb 3, 2019 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

1. Concrete tee pads at all holes
2. New baskets are great
3. Some fun elevation changes at Holes 5 , 12, 13, 14, 15.
4. Cart friendly, side walks available to most holes.

Cons:

1. It is windy at all times, there are very few trees and the course rests in a low lying area that is a watershed are. This also causes the course to stay wet and muddy for sometime after it rains.
2. There is little shade, which sucks during the summer. Bring a cart/cooler, you will want cold water or adult beverage during your round.
3. Bring a retriever of some kind. Only hole 14 has the water completely out of play, you will likely end up needing to retrieve a disc.

Other Thoughts:

This course has vastly improved since I started play at it 5 years ago. The course is certainly worth playing and if you want to drive in to the Carrollton, pair this up with Jimmy Porter, which is about 3 miles down the road that this course is on.
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34blast
Experience: 27.1 years 50 played 31 reviews
3.00 star(s)

2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 14, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

Good use of greenbelt area
Nice baskets - Dynamic Disc store I believe just put them in
A few nice elevation shots

Cons:

Not alot of shade
Very windy most times
Creek can be a disc eater right through the middle, but shallow enough for retrieval

Other Thoughts:

Nice average course that is not too crowded. It's a good place to play but not great
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adambtx
Experience: 8.2 years 3 played 2 reviews
4.00 star(s)

One of the best courses in the DFW area! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Mar 24, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

-Well maintained, cut green grass.
-Dynamic Disc Blue Veteran Baskets donated from the Lions Club.
-Nice new concrete tee pads and signs for every hole.
-Easy to follow the signs even for someone playing this course for the first time (exception of hole 7).
-A mixture of many types of shots.
-Moderate elevation change on the back holes.
-Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced level of difficulty.
-Very difficult to lose a disc as long as you're willing to get in 1-2ft water level.
-Clear and shallow water.
-Not crowded with players or walkers.
-Enough trees to make the player adjust the shot they throw on a few holes.
-A nice protected parking lot that isn't vulnerable to being hit by flying discs.
-Not many forehand holes (Could be Pro or Con).
-DD Practice Basket near hole 1.
-Big sign for the entire course near the parking lot and hole 1.
-Dynamic Disc Carrollton store is ~2 miles away.
-Cart Friendly.

Cons:

-Short holes. 200-450ft.
-A lot of small dead branches and some trash on the ground, mainly the from holes 3-10.
-Not many forehand holes (Could be Pro or Con).
-Could be vulnerable to mud/floods with heavy heavy rain.

Other Thoughts:

-This course reminds me a lot of Vista Del Camino in Scottsdale, AZ (Memorial Championship), except for the length of the course is much shorter. You're throwing along the water and throwing across it several times.
-I played on a Saturday in March 2018, when it was near perfect weather and not many people out at all.
-I wrote this review without looking at other reviews so I wouldn't have a bias or an influence. There is no reason this course should be rated a sub 3.
-This course has the opportunity to be one of the best courses in Texas if cleaned up and using the area on the other side of N Josey Ln to lengthen the course.
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Prost
Experience: 8 years 20 played 8 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Lots of throws and challenging wind 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Nov 27, 2016 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

-Fun course with a variety of obstacles and lines you need to be able to hit
-Some fun elevation changes in the back 9 mix it up
-Good mix of distance and short, more technical hole locations
-Challenging islands to hit for beginners
-Well worn tee pads to throw from with well marked basket locations
-Well maintained park with plenty of parking

Cons:

-There is water on almost every hole, some of it is relatively easy to get a disc out of and some you are going to need a retriever and some luck to get a disc out
-Hole 7's tee pad is difficult to find. It is under the overpass and the location is spray painted on the water hazard side of the sidewalk
-If the wind picks up this course can get pretty nasty, so make sure you have a complement of overstable discs
-Make sure to have a map, some of the teepad locations can be tricky to find

Other Thoughts:

-No restrooms in the area
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tkmcdougal
Silver level trusted reviewer
Experience: 16.3 years 196 played 96 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Greenbelt Park 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Feb 13, 2016 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

Greenbelt has a big parking lot with plenty of space. There is a nice course map at the parking lot which helps for navigation purposes. There are tee signs for every hole which also helps navigation. They show the distance, provide a map of the hole and an arrow pointing where the next tee is. The course designer made good use of the land. The creek comes into play on most holes and many of the baskets make use of the limited trees throughout the course to add to the difficulty. Holes 12 - 15 make good use of the elevation. You throw up the hill then down and repeat the process again. The course involves a few bridges that you have to cross that are solid and sturdy.

Cons:

After the redesign some of the numbers on the basket are not matching to the actual hole number. A few of the dirty teepads were uneven and I image they can get muddy after a rain. There was a "rock" bridge when crossing to hole 7. I image if the creek is high that you would not be able to cross the creek. The creek can be a disc eater if you aren't careful. It is not deep so if you have a golden retriever you should be able to get your disc pretty easily. Unfortunately, I did not have one so I left my blue Champion Mamba on 16. The only other thing i did not really like was walking from 17's basket to 18's teepad. You have to walk on the bridge right by Josey Ln. which is a pretty busy street.

Other Thoughts:

Greenbelt is a really fun course and the designers made great use of the land that they were provided with. Navigation is easy and the creek and wind from the openness add a challenge to the course. This is not a staple course in the DFW area but definitely one everyone should try and go play.
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Tommy2am
Experience: 11 years 33 played 16 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Good course for practicing 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 11, 2015 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

-nice signage
-plenty of parking
-easy to find course with plenty of other things to do nearby
-always immaculately maintained
-decent variety of holes and distances
-great elevation changes on holes 12-15
-right by jimmy porter disc golf park, so it's great for back-to-back rounds

Cons:

-most teepads are uneven piles of dirt which turn into mud when wet. As an added "bonus," several also have large rocks embedded in them as well, which makes a run-up or even a walk-up difficult to impossible. Seriously... can we just get concrete teepads already???
- There is a winding creek that comes into play on most holes. I actually think that this is a positive in some aspects, but I'm putting it under cons because it can eat discs and I find the number of insects it brings to be annoying. As a side note, the city put up a sign about west Nile virus right upfront in the park due to the extreme amount of insects. That's not good.....
-there are no restrooms or water fountains anywhere
-the baskets are really starting to show their wear. Several are missing chains, have broken chains, etc. They need to be updated.
-some holes may be too open for advanced players, but the creek, elevation changes, tree placement, and sometimes wind drafts can keep you on your toes.
-most of the course is easy to navigate, but there are a couple of spots that could confuse a first-timer.
Hole 3 plays to the left of the pavilion past hole 2. The Hole 7 teepad is actually under the overpass, so you will have to cross the creek after the hole 6 basket. Hole 18 also requires that you cross the creek to the right of the hole 17 basket (hole 18 leads you back to the parking lot). All this brings me to my last con: you will need to be careful crossing the creek. It is slippery, and when the water is high it can be downright dangerous.

Other Thoughts:

This course could certainly use some updating, but it is still very fun and it should be in your DG rotation if you live within 20 or so minutes of it.
With jimmy porter just a few minutes away, it makes for a great double-header of courses as well.
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Joe6Pack
Experience: 34 played 18 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Just OK 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Feb 12, 2014 Played the course:once

Pros:

- Some fun shots to be had
- Very well maintained
- Good parking and trash cans
- Beginner friendly

Cons:

- Mostly open course
- Not a lot of variety, got boring quick
- Not a lot of challenge for advanced and above players

Other Thoughts:

Stopped in on this course while playing some of the higher rated courses in the area. I always enjoy playing new courses, but would have skipped this one if I could do it again. Great course for newer players though.
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dreadlock86
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 17.1 years 388 played 318 reviews
2.50 star(s)

a river runs through it 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:May 13, 2014 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

-creek and elevation used very effectively
-new signs for the new layout
-decent challenge with the creek and OB paths
-close to Jimmy Porter

Cons:

-no signature holes, barely even any stand out ones
-uninspiring layout and basket positions
-old baskets in okay condition
-no bathrooms or drinking water on site
-despite the new signs, navigation is not obvious
-i'm not a stickler on having concrete tees but the natural tees here are rutted and muddy most of the time. hole 5 has a concrete pad, hole 7 throws from the concrete path under the bridge, and holes 13 & 15 throw from the sidewalk at the top of the hill. those last 2 are really inconvenient too.

Other Thoughts:

Greenbelt is a decent course that is all about staying in bounds and out of the creek. There are trees in play on many holes but they don't really force any specific lines, there are always options off the tee. The creek comes into play on just about every hole to some degree.

Beginners will appreciate the openness of the course but will be intimidated by all the water. Experienced players will probably not mind the water but won't find much challenge in the holes. The water makes for a great pucker factor but it loses its luster after so many holes in a row. Since the holes are mostly open, the creek can feel more like punishment at times than adding to the course; it just eats discs.

The elevation on the back 9 really saves this course. Holes 12-15 play up and down a large hill and break up the monotony of throwing back and forth across or next to the creek with few other obstacles. I also really like hole 11: you have to cross the creek with a low ceiling to a large green with the creek on two sides.

Greenbelt makes a convenient pairing with Jimmy Porter down the street. Unfortunately they are similar courses but JP is a little more technical with more trees to avoid.

The new layout is barely new. There are only a few changed holes around 5-8, namely because the construction redirected the course of the creek in that area. If you played here in the past and weren't impressed, you will still be unimpressed.


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Slimrn
Experience: 10.4 years 18 played 15 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Longer course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Mar 6, 2014 Played the course:once

Pros:

-The signs are nice.

-Some interesting shots (like the one from under the street) keep the round lively.

-Since DFW doesn't have much elevation, this place relatively speaking has quite a bit.

-Well maintained and mowed!

-Has some longer distance holes which is always fun!

Cons:

-The course runs along a creek which is in play on every hole. Bring a retriever or your A-game.

-Needs more trash cans.

-Took me a while to find 7's tee.

-Lots of non-DGers out here.

Other Thoughts:

Worth a round or two. . .
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memphisrider93
Experience: 15.2 years 16 played 5 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Good but could be improved 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jan 14, 2013 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

Nice new signage with pretty nice hole views. nice elevation changes and great views.

Cons:

could be layed out a little better I think. 7s Tee is nearly impossible to find if you didnt know the course.

Other Thoughts:

Interesting little creek running through the middle of the course adds some fun to it
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aggiegreg
Experience: 13.2 years 33 played 9 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Good for what it is 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Dec 24, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

Green Belt does the best it can with what it has. The "river" is used the best it can be. Most shots are either going over it or near it. Brings a high risk/reward to most of your throws. Good mix of distance and elevation.
Great tee signs that make navigation easy, even for your first time out.
Big parking lot and park was relatively clean and well maintained.

Cons:

Greenbelt looks like it was made for a RHBH player with no real "bomb" shot. Lacks teepads on all holes and baskets could use some upgrading. Long walk between some holes but nothing to really complain about.

Other Thoughts:

Looking at the other reviews I completely disagree. I think greenbelt is worth the trip. It is not even close to a destination course but if you are in the area it is worth the stop. Good use of land and is a very exciting play. There is a big possibility you might have to go swimming for a disc. Great park that is worth playing multiple times.
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Roc1Time
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 23 years 131 played 118 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Meh is so right 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Nov 24, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

Not much different than the old layout except for a couple of holes and one kind of cheesy one. Elevation on a couple of holes on the back. Nice tee signs. Still a lot of 300 foot hyzer shots for the RHBH player. Concrete on some but not enough holes. Pretty open so you can throw just about any shot that you want to throw. Not very busy so you can throw multiple shots and practice.

Cons:

Water is nasty. It can be overgrown in spots. The wow factor is not there because it is a lot of the same thing over and over. No shade and not many obsticles except for the water. Super wide open. Watch for snakes during the warmer months. Hole 7 is kind of cheesy.

Other Thoughts:

Very meh! Not worth the drive but if your in the area, you can play this and Porter. Not much different than the old layout so you can read that review too.
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jenb
Experience: 19 years 90 played 6 reviews
2.00 star(s)

meh 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 6, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

Some nice views.

Generally safe and mostly clean.

18 tees and baskets with nice tee signs and easy navigation, except for hole 7's tee, which is under the bridge. The tee sign is attached to the concrete near the ground and not easily found.

A little bit of elevation for beginners to learn on, but nothing exciting.

Cons:

No restrooms. And no cover either. And don't count on the gas station up the road to have toilet paper. :-(

Only one set of tees, and many of those dirt tees.

Mostly open and flat. Too easy to challenge most experienced players, but the water hazards on almost every hole make for a hostile learning environment for beginners. At least disc retrieval is pretty easy on much of the course, but I wouldn't send a beginner here. All in all, a rather ho hum round. Playing the sidewalk and beyond as OB would have added 2 strokes to my round, so not that much extra challenge to be found there.

Although there are some spots on this course that offer some nice views, a round of disc golf led to encounters with foul smelling water, slimy weeds, dead waterfowl, muddy areas around baskets, etc.

A fairly safe course, but not perfect marks. I wouldn't want to play it after a rain due to dirt tees. And I thought the cables used to mark the ends of the tees posed a tripping hazard.

Scarce trash cans. I carried an empty soda can in my hand for 14 holes before I found a trash can, and it was not located at a tee.


Other Thoughts:

I'm sure I'd learn to love it if I lived there, but everyone in my group agreed it was a course to never play again, especially with so many much better courses in the area. It wasn't one of those courses we immediately wanted to play again.
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Notorious21
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 13.8 years 105 played 48 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Bring a pole 2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Oct 7, 2012 Played the course:once

Pros:

- Mowed fairways
- New tee signs
- Unique use of elevation on several holes
- High risk/reward on most holes
- Made some of the easier holes more challenging than the old layout

Cons:

- The creek is wide and murky and in play on nearly ever hole
- Hole 5 is much shorter in this layout, no longer bomb-able
- Hole 7's teepad is apparently in the street, according to the map [Update: the teepad is apparently under the bridge]
- Muddy around the back half
- No teepads on most holes

Other Thoughts:

- There's a good chance you might lose some discs if you do not bring a pole (golf ball retriever) with a hook on the end. If you do bring one, the creek isn't quite so bad
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