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fun little church course
Pros: -baskets are in good condition
-the stone tee markers are visible if you know where to look
-there is a map now (you're welcome!)
-the tee areas are mostly flat
-the are lots of trees to shape lines, force shots, and make low ceilings
Cons: -there is definitely poison ivy in the copse of trees where basket 1 is located; it had me on the lookout the rest of my round
-the layout is tricky if you don't have a map
-the tees are ambiguous: the look is very different from the left side or right side of the stone on some holes
-some of the lines seem a little fluky; holes 4, 6, 7 have very tight "lines" with very low ceilings
Other Thoughts: Salado is a cool, little town with a few trendy looking shops, restaurants, and breweries on the main strip. The Salado United Methodist Church is down the street and has this little 9 hole course on the property.
The stone tee markers are not obvious if you're just walking around with no idea where the course starts. They're not that hard to find once you know where to look though and the layout becomes fairly obvious once you get on track. I made a map and posted it here so you should get the idea. The markers have the hole number and distance. The distances are tough to read and I'm not sure if they're very accurate. You can change the difficulty of your shot on some holes by throwing from the left or the right of the tee marker.
There are lots of oaks and cedars on the property and most of the holes are pretty wooded. The first 3 holes are a bit more open with a little more air to work around a few bigger trees. The rest of the course features very low ceilings and some pretty tight lines. It has probably grown in a bit since the course was first built but a few holes, noticeably hole 7, have somewhat fluky lines. That said, they are mostly short and a good drive gets you a putt on every hole (except maybe 7, you can go over the top). The group of trees on hole 1 has poison ivy around the base of several trees, be careful there. I didn't see much else the rest of my round but it had me on the lookout.
The course is fairly fun and 2 or 3 rounds would make a nice compliment to what seemed like good food and drinks down the street. I regret not having time to stop for a beer or food but I plan to come back sometime and make an afternoon of it.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Nice little 9 holes
Pros: well manicured grounds
Stones marking tee's have hole # and distance
semi easy to follow
Lots of shade
Cons: Some of the tee stones were hard to find at first
Other Thoughts: I always double check UDisc for courses not listed on this web site in case I come across little gems like this.
On street view, you can see the baskets from 2015 so this course has gone unnoticed for several years.
Course has a good mix of open and tight fairways. Lots of large trees to throw around and under.
The course works it's way around the property from the South East corner of the property and you finish next to the old church on the South West side of the property.
You have wide open shots like holes 1 and 2, to low ceiling shots and shots between tree's.
For the most part there are not too many danger shots. Hole 3 might be the biggest problem. I could not "go for it" because a family was playing in the volley ball court. I just laid it up, then waited to throw over them when they were retrieving the ball.
Would I play here again.
yes I would. The course is about a mile off of 35 in a historic town. Need a break between Waco and Austin, this is the spot. I know I will play here again someday.
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