0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great signs, good teepads, plenty of shade. They did a decent job of making some challenging holes out of the land they had to work with.
Cons: Mostly very short, very tight holes. Some don't have very reasonable gaps or lines to try to hit. A lot of holes feel like spray-and-pray. Not much, if any risk/reward. Just throw and hope you find a gap for the most part.
Other Thoughts: This course was not one I'll likely play again. It just didn't feel particularly fun or challenging in a good way, even though I didn't score real well. It needs some work. Someone with a vision and a chainsaw to carve out some actual lines and add some length to make it more of a reasonable challenge instead of just throwing and hoping for the best.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Highly Technical Course
Pros: This is a fun, highly challenging, super tight, course.
Playing this course forces learning how to throw with technique.
It is short enough that two rounds are easily finished in two hours. It never had more than two other players on the course on any Saturday morning this past summer, 2019. We(one other player) played two rounds every week (Saturday).
Lines of play are very tight or require the skilled use of hyzer or fade.
Excellent maintenance, and new signs, tee pads, and baskets, all of good quality.
There is lots of shade on this course in the summer.
Cons: It is somewhat short in spite of being twelve individual holes. some of the baskets do not have clear lines of access. There are small pine trees planted along a sidewalk for hole 3 that will block any throw to the basket in about 8 or 9 years. The course is on a municipal jr college grounds, so the course developer is limited in what he can do with the course.
A few holes are so full of trees or vines as to have no actual access to basket. I want at least a chance to get to the basket, even if two shots are required because of distance. Somehow two shots because trees completely block access does not seem fair to me.
This is a well maintained course so the lack of access is not due to lack of maintenance.
The soil is based on clay, so when the weather is wet, the ground beneath the trees turns into a bog and shoes turn into weights. Most of the playing surface is actually under the trees.
Other Thoughts: This is my favorite short course because there are so many unusual shots. Many of the baskets are set back into an open area beneath the tree canopy. Some holes require throwing out of a deep depression (well) in the woods that really messes with throwing on a level line.
This course proves that short does not by necessity mean easy.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Get your reps in at the disc golf gym!
Pros: Fun little addition for the Arlington disc community. Twelve Discatcher baskets and twelve unique holes. Concrete tees and nice signage. Really cool little scenic areas down by the creek. Multiple pins on each hole. Enough out of bounds and trees to guarantee a less than perfect round.
Cons: The holes are often on the shorter side. After it rains there are mud problems but is short lived. Multiple pins but baskets haven't changed locations. The course dead ends at ten and then there's a walk back to eleven.
Other Thoughts: Great option for those looking to build skills before hitting the Vets! There is a walk back from ten to eleven and to twelve. But the course is so short and the walk so relatively small it's not even a real problem. Mud is a thing here, but anybody who has been through a Texas summer knows.... shade trumps mud (what's left of it). All in all it's a fun little course with plenty of opportunity to stretch it out if you'd like, I'm looking forward to natural long tees!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Best upgrade ever!
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is the best upgraded course. New pads. new baskets great signs. really fun layout. great use of the woods. really scenic best part of campus and now you can see it!
Cons: some are short but on those trees so still fun
Other Thoughts: I was the one that asked the old course he pulled down as unplayable. I was nervous to drive and play new. It is so worth it. Great use of woods.
When you can't find tee box it's in woods.
Usually I get mad at wasted space why not 18. but they were not greedy and all 12 are great. I'm go a they didn't shove 6 more in .
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Three practice baskets; two of them were moved to be used as baskets for two of the three bonus holes but have now been moved back to practice baskets.
-- Concrete tee pads (for the original 12 tees but not any alternate tees), although they are short.
-- Nice signs at each hole.
-- Course map near the practice baskets and Hole 1.
-- Nice mix of open and wooded holes.
-- "Next tee" indicator on each tee sign. Also some navigational aides (blue arrows on trees) have been added to help with a few of the trickier transitions. Baskets are now numbered, although a few are torn or faded and difficult to read.
-- Alternate tees (natural) have been added on most holes. Only Nos. 2, 3, 8 and 12 do not have at least two tees. 1, 4, and 9 have three tees. They are marked by yellow or blue flags with a 4x4 marking the front of the tee box. However, the alternate tees don't get much upkeep. The path from the concrete tee on 1 to the long pad behind it is overgrown and has a tree lying across it.
-- Decent elevation change.
-- Shade. Except for No. 12, part of every hole, tee or basket, is in the shade. Holes 5-7 and 9 play completely in the woods.
Cons: -- Course flow is not great. Getting from 2 to 3 was a little tricky (the blue arrow that was added is a big help here), but the biggest issues are on the back half of the course. From the 8 basket, you look in the direction of the 9 tee and see the 11 tee. The tee for 9 is tucked in the woods. Then 10 takes you farther away from 11. That leaves you a long walk to the next hole. When you finish 11, you are a long way away from 12.
-- In addition to some confusion about which basket to throw to, there are safety issues. On Nos. 3, 4 and 10, you are basically walking around a corner in front of the tee. Paths have been cut to help alleviate this on Nos. 3 & 4, but on No. 10, you walk down the fairway you just played (9) or walk down the fairway you are about to play (10).
-- No signature holes. Trees and elevation are used, but no hole stands out and makes you want to play again.
-- Baskets are not the same height. No. 2 is several inches above my shoulder while No. 12 is several inches below my shoulder.
Other Thoughts: -- Three bonus holes had been added to make this basically a 15-hole course, but the bonus holes are gone, so it's back to a 12-hole course.
-- A TON of work has been done and is being done to clear this still-new course. All of the underbrush on the woods holes (2, 5-7) has been cleared. There are still plenty of trees (some will say too many), but the grass/weeds/vines/ are ALL gone.
-- No. 9 fairway had standing water on each of my first four visits, but it was dry most of the summer of 2019 and only a little muddy in the early part of summer 2020. In August 2020, it was completely dry.
-- A creek runs beside/through the course, and there is a small pond, but water is not in play much. Nos. 2 and 5 in the A position could bring water into play, and on No. 6 all three positions are close enough to potentially reach the creek. The creek is just left of the No. 4 fairway (mostly hidden by bushes/trees), and I nearly got into once with a short/sawed-off hyzer. Some of the brush on the left has been cleared, making it a little more likely you could end up in the creek. I wish the pond was used for a true water carry but with an option for the less-experienced players to bail out. Maybe an alternate tee that truly is a water carry is in the works.
-- There are no benches at the tees, but there are benches along the walking path that winds through the course.
-- There is a large, shaded gathering spot with 6-7 tables and a few dozen benches immediately east of the No. 1 tee.
-- Baskets were moved a few times in the first four months I played here.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Fun little course
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not one, not two, but 3 practice baskets
Good course map near first hole
decent cement tee pads
new Innova DiscCatcher baskets
Multiple pin placements
Good use of the land on most of the holes
Cons: flow could be better
Long walk between holes 10, 11 and 12
Other Thoughts: As a whole, this is a nice little course for a college campus. This course replaces a little 9 hole course that was not very good. A lot of work went into clearing and installing the new 12 hole course. Total redesign with multiple pin positions on every hole.
Most of the holes go in and out of the wooded area, you do have a couple of holes totally in the wooded area and a couple of wide open holes. It is a good even mix.
Most of the holes are pitch and putt for most players. Only 1 hole is over 305ft and it is the wide open C position for hole 8 (the position it was in today)
Most of the holes have left and right pin positions, I felt the course favored a right handed player today. I only had a couple of turnover shots.
But for what this course should be, it is a great little course. Great place for students to learn the game, when they get better, they can go play Veterans Park or Turner park for the extra distance.
Would I play here again? Actually I almost played a 2nd round today. Other than a few long walks between some of the holes (longer walks than the holes are) the holes are fun enough that when you park the hole, your pleased. This is a fun little course that I look forward to playing again.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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