Mixed bag of fun
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Decent tee signs
Cement Tee pads
Plenty of trees on most of the course
The course tries to be more than it is
Cons: The course tries to be more than it is
Throwing over walkways and roads
Holes 17 and 18
Other Thoughts: First off, let me say I am very mixed on my opinion of this course. On one hand it has some really good holes and several run of the mill holes. Then it has some gimmick holes.
Played the longer blue tees as there is where the signs are.
Hole one has you throwing around other park users. When having to use a mando for a course, there is something wrong with that hole. Your pushing it. in truth, the hole was pushed around the corner of the basketball court to add some distance. The hole should have been just a straight shot with instead with no need for the mando.
Because of the mando, you have a longer walk to hole 2 tee box. Run of the mill hole here.
Hole 3 is a "filler hole" with the road far enough to the left to not really come into play much but the hole is interesting enough.
Holes 4, 5, and 6 are all run of the mill holes though a few trees.
Hole 7 is your first longer par 4 with an OB creek to your left. If you can throw 500ft, this would be a good Eagle. Otherwise it is very birdyable for most players.
Hole 8 is one of the better holes on the course, nice 500 ft shot with the creek on your left and a fence line on your far right narrowing down as the hole gets near the green. This would be a tough 3 for even someone who can throw 500ft as there is a low celling for most of the hole.
Hole 9 is your first "gimmick" hole. Short shot over the creek with the basket raised up installed on a stump.
Hole 10 is a bad hole, throwing over not one, but 2 walking paths AND the main open fairway you want to throw is down a road.
Hole 11 and 12 throw along the walking trail. Now to be fair, this part of the trail looks very new and I hope was added after the course was put in.
Hole 13, another great little hole. Slightly down hill and over a creek to a nice little green. Land on the green and you got a putt, come up short, your OB.
14 is just a filler hole
15 forces a left to right shot but throws over the road/walking path
Then you have hole 16, another GREAT hole abet danger danger. (lost a disc in the pond) From the long it a nice 260ft shot almost totally over water with the hole being on the left bank.
Ah, hole 17, worst hole on the course. WIDE open shot throwing 625ft with almost nothing between you and the basket. Long just because there is nothing there.
then you have the mega gimmick hole 18. Not just an Island Hole, but it uses an old baseball backstop as your only obstacle between you and the basket. I assume you can throw over, or actually though a large hole cut out of the fence. There is another smaller fence past the basket. You must land between the two fences or throw from the drop zone. Coming in at just 195ft from the long, it is a putt putt type of hole.
In reality, I enjoyed playing this course. Yea, it has some bad holes, but I was one of the only people in the park and it didn't matter. This is a small town with a course that is actually worth playing.
Would I play here again? Yes I would. I actually want to play it again someday, I would rather skip hole 17, but I enjoyed playing the rest of the course. I would have fun playing a tournament here.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Beautiful setting in a city park with trees and a creek.
-- Two tee pads per hole, although red are so short (15 holes shorter than 200 feet) that only small children and true beginners will enjoy them.
-- Mostly shorter course (11 holes less than 250 feet from blue tees) that uses trees and water to add challenge. No. 6 is the best example: 170 feet with the tee surrounded by trees/bushes and the creek 12 feet behind the basket.
-- Three par-4 holes (490 feet or longer) with significant trees on two of those three holes. Those two (7 and 8) play parallel to the creek, making them fun/challenging holes.
-- Fabulous looking tee signs with all of the basic information (distance, par, map) and arrows directing you to the next hole. The tee signs also include warning about dangers from/for other holes. It's good that those are there, but it is bad that they are desperately needed.
-- No. 16 is the best hole on the course: 260 feet through trees, with most of that distance over a pond. The basket is about 20 feet from the water. Challenging but fair.
Cons: -- Navigation and safety go hand-in-hand. Hole one starts with a dog leg right and then you have to walk halfway back through the fairway to get to hole 2. You also walk through hole 1 after No. 10 to get to No. 11. The hole maps on the tee signs are oriented basket to tee, so they are not intuitive. Add in a walking/jogging path and some picnic tables, and you've got a lot of potential for danger.
-- Distances for red/blue tees are reversed on the No. 18 tee sign, at least according to the pictures on this site.
Other Thoughts: -- No. 18 plays as a clown's mouth with the basket surrounded by fencing and everything outside of the fencing as OB. Some people will like it, but it feels gimmicky to me and more like a putt putt course than a regular course.
-- People in the area might be afraid of "420." No. 4 is listed as 419.5 feet on the tee sign.
-- I played the course a few days after the county fair ended. The course shares space with the fairgrounds/park, and three baskets (and perhaps some tee signs) were missing and appear to have been pulled to make room for RVs and other parking during the fair. I HOPE those are being restored, but I live more than 100 miles away and won't likely be in the area again any time soon.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Good, clean fun
Pros: The course in Fairfield gets its first bump in a rating for being the only 18 hole course for miles around and doesn't have egregious issues like some isolated courses tend to have.
The course plays in the main park of the City and features lots of variety in shots from relatively shorter wooded holes along the river, to longer holes at the front to wide open bomber holes. There are quite a few short water carries that add a little bit of excitement and risk to an otherwise fairly easy and straightforward course. There are a few ace runs and fairly challenging par 4s as well.
All of the holes have concrete tees and nice tee signs. There are also shorter holes that are denoted by long red stakes in the ground. The red tees are much shorter and takes away some of the water risk, so it's perfect for newer players.
Cons: The biggest con of the course is the questionable navigation. Hole one starts with a dog leg left and then you have to walk back through the fairway and another .25 miles to get to hole 2. The tee signs have arrows to the next hole, but the tee signs are upside down and not super intuitive to read. I'm almost certain some of the arrows to next holes were incorrect.
You then have to walk back through hole 1 fairway to get over to hole 11 to start the back part of the course.
Other Thoughts: The course is solid all in all. Like I mentioned, its one of the few courses right off of the road between Houston and DFW and it's easily the best. Though to be fair, it's not hard to beat the crappy course in Corsicana.
If you have time, I recommend stopping. It won't wow you by any means, but it has some challenge and fun.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Unique and fun
Pros: This course has lots of variety and some very unique holes. Brand new great baskets, Pads, And signs. Mondos all marked. Shade on every hole. Variety of long and short. Variety of trees and small creek. Hole 18 is super fun and unique through a Baseball diamond set up. Play over small creaks on several holes. Get to get shade from old trees without it being deep forest. A few Ace Tries. And a few very long par 4s.
Really great layout
Cons: 1 or 2 cross over other fairways but i don't think it will be crowded enough. A few longer walks but all shaded.
No elevation at all but they did great with the layout.
Other Thoughts: Not to far off the highway. I really do recommend stopping. I had a blast. Great layout.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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