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open and windy, with a creek
Pros: -nice Mach baskets, tee signs with hole number, concrete tees
-a very small creek in play on most holes, forms a small pond near holes 5, 8, 9; another pond also in play on hole 8
-a small bit of elevation change on a few holes, most notably hole 6
-parking for the park, a pool, and a small building that i presume has restrooms but i didn't check
Cons: -the raised bricks at the front of each tee are awful, i tripped more than once
-nearly no obstacles except for the creek, only a few trees in the park and they don't really come into play unless you have a bad shot
-very exposed so it's very windy, definitely a big challenge for beginners
-the creek creates some soggy areas that walking around is a pain
-walking path in the park could come into play on hole 9
Other Thoughts: Saddle Creek is a small (for now?), new subdivision in southeast Georgetown just behind Wagner Middle School and Mitchell Elementary. The course is in a small park in the center of the subdivision on the main road. There is a small building near the pool that probably has restrooms and a few short walking paths that largely don't interfere with the course (except for hole 9).
The walking path to the right of the pool leads to the first tee and the signs are very visible. That combined with the mostly short holes made the navigation very easy and intuitive, I thought. The cement tees are nice but there are raised bricks at the front of the tee that will trip you on your follow through. I'm not sure who thought these were a good idea but they are an awful safety hazard.
The holes are all short, in the 200'-250' range. Hole 6 is the longest at maybe 275' slightly downhill. There are very few trees so the wind is the primary challenge. I threw a midrange on the headwind holes and a putter on the tailwind holes. The creek is really just a soggy area around holes 1-4 but then it swells up near holes 5, 8, and 9 and is in play on the left side of those holes. You throw across the creek on hole 8 and a soggy trickle extends to the right making it tough to find a spot to cross. Also beware of the second pond on hole 8 that is across the creek on the right side above the berm. A headwind can easily flip you over into the pond before you realize it is there.
This is a fun but simple little course in a new neighborhood. I'll be curious to see if the park changes or gets crowded as the neighborhood fills in a bit. The holes are beginner appropriate in length but the water is a little punitive for that skill level on a few holes. I wonder if further development will change the water level on the course.
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Pretty OK if you live here
Pros: * Course starts easy with short holes and gets progressively harder with longer holes and varied shots
* Each hole flows into the next one very well
* Makes good use of the property
** You'll find holes with elevation change and holes that cross creek gaps
* Tee signs are very hard to miss
* Baskets catch well and are clearly marked
* No poison ivy
* Front 6 make a good beginner friendly course
Cons: * No course map
* Navigation isn't easy
** You have to make your way around a bridge to get to hole 3's basket
** There's no easy way to get to hole 8's basket so you either take the very long way around via trails or find a place where you can cross the creek
* Tee signs don't have hole info, assume par 3 for each hole
* Tee pads are trapezoidal and narrow with a bump at the end to prevent foot faults, I guess? Just feels like a tripping hazard.
* There's a lot of water and it makes the ground very soft and wet
* No real variety to the shots besides tee and pin placement
** All of the shots are open, no obstacles to play around on any of them
* I wouldn't go out of my way to play here but it's nice for residents who want to make a habit of practicing their game
Other Thoughts: * I cannot emphasize enough how windy it is here, be careful with your shots
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