Plano, TX 
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Uploaded By: Pizza God Hole #9 (Taken 4/2021)
3 / 215ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee

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Shawnee Park

2-4    7/31/2021   7/31/2021
Review By: aclay
Played: 273  Reviewed: 182  Exp: 38.7 Years
This review was updated on 7/7/2022
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Restroom and water available at east end of park near 1 tee and 18 basket.
-- Course map near No. 1 tee.
-- Variety of distances. One hole is shorter than 200 feet and another seven are less than 300 feet; on the other end, six hole are longer than 400 feet, and one is longer than 500 feet.
-- Best hole is No. 8: 295 foot RHBH, slightly downhill as you get close to the basket with a big drop-off to a creek about 30 feet behind the basket. No. 16 (365 feet) tees beside a large pond but plays away from it across a dropoff to a basket basically on a peninsula ringed by trees. No. 12 is 170 feet with the dropoff to the creek about 15 feet past the basket.
-- New concrete tee pads.
-- New DiscCatcher Pro28 baskets.
-- Multiple signs warning other park uses of the dangers of flying discs.
-- Trees are somewhat sparse, but the course makes good use of the ones there, frequently by tucking the basket into the edge of trees or around a corner, rewarding shot shaping and accuracy.
Cons: -- Distances on the map do not match tee signs. I was using the tee signs, so I didn't notice this until I got home and was checking the map for distances, but several holes have discrepancies, including the map not listing a 500 foot hole.
-- Safety issues. Any course in a multi-use park will have issues, but this course has more than most. A walking path comes into play on more than half of the holes. No. 13 has you throwing at/through the No. 3 tee. Getting from 7 to 8, you walk directly up the 7 fairway. On No. 4, a kick off a tree could hit a car in the small auxiliary parking lot. No. 18 basket is close to a pavilion. And Nos. 5-6 play parallel and very close to a street, making hitting a moving (or parked) car a real possibility.
-- Course favors RHBH/LHFH.
Other Thoughts: -- The redesign really improved this course, and not just by adding baskets.
-- With very little in the way of elevation and limited trees, water (a creek and a large pond) should be the best element of this course. However, the water is massively underutilized, There are no water carries, and only three holes (8, 12, 18) provide any real danger of a disc in the water. My group (players ranging from 750 to about 890 rating) recorded eight player rounds and did not have one disc get wet.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Solid beginner/intermediate course

1    7/13/2021   7/13/2021
Review By: Forehand Shiver
Played: 60  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 11.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets and tee pads are in very good condition, and the course is easy to navigate.
Cons: Very open course and not very long. For anyone who throws around 375 feet, this is a par 3 course.
Other Thoughts: Not a destination course, but a great local course to work on your game. This is basically an open field with baskets placed on the outskirts of trees. Any beginner/intermediate player would be very lucky to live near here.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Mixed bag

1    4/11/2021   4/12/2021
Review By: ivanhenson
Played: 582  Reviewed: 200  Exp: 12 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice park with a semi long course. Great new pads/baskets and great signs. The back 9 offers a few interesting holes along the tree line and the water. There are some nice trees.
Cons: Crowded already with a lot of families. The front 9 is way to open and easy for advanced players but the back 9 is way to hard for beginners. So it feels a bit weird. I also think that #18 is to close to the crowded part of the park.
Other Thoughts: Very clean new course in the area was very needed. Worth a play for most people in the area for sure.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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