love Dino Hills!
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fairly easy to follow layout
Owner is on site and very helpful
Cons: Some not-so-shaded areas, so be sure to bring drinks to keep hydrated
Other Thoughts: Even when it's busy, you will feel like theres only a few people out there. Well spaced out.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Fun and challenging course
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Well laid out and designed holes
-Fun decorations and dino themes
-Owner is nice/friendly
-challenging but rewarding
-small pro shop
Cons: -cows on property can get in the way
-cows do what cows do, they take craps
-cost to play (its private property so to be expected)
-challenging but rewarding
Other Thoughts: I played my first tournament here after many, many years away from the sport. It was a bit hot and I did horribly, but I still think it was fun to experience it all. Its clearly a well designed and maintained course by a disc golfer. Owner is really cool and fun to talk to. It was a bit too challenging for my current skill level, but I'd like to visit again soon when I'm a bit more in form. Also, when its much less hot. Texas heat is no joke.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Must Play Course
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Scenic course in perfect condition. Lots of love went into setting this course up and it's obvious. Excellent baskets, absolutely perfect tee pads, and lots of different shots. We had an absolute blast and the course lays out well for first-timers. Would say this is a must-play if you're anywhere close.
Cons: Very few if any- watch your step as the cows leave some "remnants" on the ground.
Other Thoughts: Lots of elevation changes as well as different type holes. You will use most shots in the bag.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Dino Hill is awesome
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Land is excellent for disc golf. There is elevation (not huge but really good for this part of Texas), water, plenty of trees and plenty of space.
-- Great variation in distances: 8 holes are longer than 400 feet (4 of those are longer than 500), and 9 holes are 300 or shorter.
-- You've got uphill throws, downhills throws and three water carries. You've got tight tunnel shots through trees that require accuracy, and you've got wide-open bomber holes that the biggest arms can't reach with their drives.
-- Tee pads are concrete and plenty big.
-- Navigation is excellent. Tees are marked, and there are directional aids to help with some transitions. I never got lost, only hesitated a few times, and I never needed to consult a map.
-- Two Port-o-potties on site, and primitive camping is allowed.
-- Provisions are available in the "office." The selection is limited, but you won't starve or die of thirst. They also have a small selection of new discs for sale as well as some used discs.
-- Practice basket.
Cons: -- Signs are basically laminated cardboard. They mostly look good and have all of the basic information (including a diagram of the hole), but some are showing signs of wear. Replacement signs appear to be in the works. The course is new (open exactly one week on my first visit and six months on my second visit), so I hope permanent signs are coming.
-- The transition/walk from 4 to 5 is somewhat long and takes you down into a dry creek bed and back up the other side. It's marked, so you aren't likely to get lost, but it definitely could be treacherous. There is a rope with knots in it tied to trees that you can use to help you up and down. Steps are being cut into the sides of the creek to make this a little easier.
-- Cow patties. There are dozens (perhaps hundreds) of cows on the property, so there are cow patties on just about every hole.
Other Thoughts: -- $12 to play two courses (one PuttPutt) all day or $100 for a one-year pass. Cash only.
-- This course is new, and it is already deserving of a 4-disc rating. There is some minor trimming/cutting that could be done, but it's in fantastic shape. The owner is determined to make this a first-rate property, so improvements are forthcoming that will likely raise this to at 4.5.
-- Benches and other seating (huge downed tree limbs) are scattered throughout the course as well as some trash cans. A few have been added/upgraded in the six months between my visits.
-- The best hole is No. 12. It's 410-feet downhill and open with the basket sitting on the other side of a pond. Depending on water levels, it's probably 300 feet to the edge of the water, and the basket sits about 25 feet from the edge of the water.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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