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Rio Vista, TX

Rio Vista DGC

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aclay
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Experience: 39.8 years 331 played 258 reviews
1.00 star(s)

Rio Vista 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 27, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

-- Map at the parking lot
-- Very nice baskets (Innova Chain Catchers)
-- Tee signs with map and distance on every hole.
-- Will never, ever, be crowded.

Cons:

-- Tees. Someone put some time (and maybe some money) into building tee pads a few inches off the ground. The problem is that they are WAY too short, and they are not stable. Whatever time and money went into the tee pads was wasted.
-- Only one tree on the entire course. And it's not poor planning. That's the only tree on this part of the property, and there is no elevation or water. This is a terrible piece of land for disc golf.
-- Not only does the lack of trees hurt the aesthetics, it hurts the game itself. On any sort of windy day (today was very windy), there is NOTHING to block any wind.

Other Thoughts:

-- I understand that high school students designed and put this in. Kudos to them for the work, but this is NOT a good course (or even a decent one) and isn't likely to ever be.
-- This might be a good course to introduce the sport to people, but I'm even worried about that. If you get the idea that almost all tee shots are under 200 feet, and there are no obstacles to avoid, you will not be happy when you play a real course, even a short, easy one such as Carver Park 15 miles up the road.
-- You might not feel like it's torture if you can convince yourself that those 150-200 foot shots off the tee are really second (approach) shots with a mid range disc. Otherwise, I can't imagine anyone who has played disc golf more than 2-3 times ever playing this course.
-- The course is so open and windy that the flags on pole attached to each basket are ALL torn and gone. One hole has part of a flag remaining.
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Pizza God
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Experience: 36.3 years 1760 played 624 reviews
1.00 star(s)

not a challenge 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 1, 2017 Played the course:once

Pros:

Very nice new Innova Chain Catchers
Tee signs with map and distance on every hole
Map at the parking lot

Cons:

Tee Boxes are like throwing off a shipping palate, some even rock back and forth.
No tree's, well there is a tree on hole 3.

Other Thoughts:

This is what it is, a GREAT course for beginners to play and get hooked on disc golf.

What this course isn't for is anyone who plays on a regular bases.

It is a good course to work on your upshots and or ace runs.

Course is set in some flat land with 1 tree behind the school between a football field and the Tennis Courts.

Personally, I ran for aces on every hole and finished -8 (19) for the 9 holes. I only missed my putt (chains left) on #7, the longest hole on the course.

Those tee boxes got to go. They are horrible. The cover is already coming off and they are too short to take a 3 step throw.

Would I play here again?

Well, not really. If someone was running an ace run event or a round of 51, maybe. But there is zero reason to drive 75 miles from my house to play this course again :)

However, if you are in town, you HAVE to check out Roughnecks on the old square. Best onion rings I have ever had and REAL beef burgers.
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