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McKinney, TX

Stix Icehouse

2.885(based on 4 reviews)
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Fun in the shade 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 2, 2021 Played the course:once

Pros:

shaded Texas course
Brand spanking new Mach II baskets
Interesting lines

Cons:

Course was JUST installed, tee pads and tee signs are not in yet.
Course was recently cleared, the grounds are a little uneven still. Give it some time and a year of mowing and it should be good to go.
A few longer walks than I would expect between a couple of the holes.

Other Thoughts:

This is technically a private course as part of The Stix Icehouse that is opening this weekend. The course literally got the baskets installed this week with granite tee pads and signs coming in the future.

Hole 1 tee's off behind the Icehouse and is a pretty open shot.

Then you have sort of a long walk over to the north east edge of the property for hole 2, another shorter shot with rough on your left. This hole is a slight turnover shot and is another good ace run hole.

Hole 3 is another little chip shot that forces you to have a slight turnover for an ace run.

Hole 4 is a tight turnover shot to the basket and the shortest hole on the course.

Then another LONG walk back to tee 5. The shot here would normally be over the creek to the basket, but there are a few limbs that really need to be cleaned up for me to take that shot. I just threw a hard skipper around the bend and took my easy 3.

then you have the monster. Looking at the map on UDisc this is a V shaped hole. The hole goes about 275ft then takes a sharp turn to the left and back. The hole plays as a par 4 but the path to the basket is pretty tough. You can get lucky and get your 3,

Hole 7 is another longer 300ft slight turnover shot with an OB path behind the basket.

Hole 8 is another slight turnover shot with the low limbs on the trees. You could throw a harder low shot on a hyzer.

Hole 9 is the 2nd longest hole on the course, mostly open fairway with a few tree's to navigate along the fairway. Good hole to really rip it. Then it's not too far of a walk back to the Bar.

While a couple of the holes would be tough for beginners, this would be a good course to bring the family or new players out to play the game. Specially if you plan on hitting the Icehouse for a beer afterwards.

This course is a great complement to Alex Clark and Town Lake (which is practically across the street) and the Icehouse might even make a good tournament HQ in the future for McKinney events.

Would I play here again? Yes I will, it's only 22 miles from my house and Town Lake is one of my favorite courses in the area. I am sure I will be hitting this course up again and eating a meal at the Icehouse.
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