I've Seen Much Worse!
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Pros: Gees, reading the reviews and I was expecting a dog crap course but what a found was more like chicken liver. The park is fairly good sized and the football (we are in Texas) seems to dominate here. The parking lot filled with football fans and the stadium noise was fun and exciting. The disc golf area of the park was all mine.
There is kind of a staging area. There is a course rules sign, a picnic table and a worn spot in the grass. The # 1 basket, a Discatcher, sits 135' ahead. Unfortunately, someone has been jumping up and down on the catcher part and finally broke it loose from the bolts holding it up. The catching part now sadly sits almost on the ground. It does make for an interesting putt. Without a map, I starting piecing the course together and playing basket to basket. I played # 2 as a 210' throw with a creek on the right. Throwing from the sidewalk by the locked restrooms was around 150' slightly uphill. # 4 is just a little 80' shot. I think # 5 plays about 170', also slightly uphill. Then # 6 throws to the basket near the wooded area. There is actually a worn spot for # 7 and it's little Ace Run. Then # 8 plays about 325' to the basket near the street before finishing with # 9, which parallels the street to the basket in the far corner.
This section of the park has nice grass and some fun elevation to play around with. I really dislike courses without clearly marked tees of some description. This course would be so much inviting to me with just some simple little front board tee pads.
Cons: No signage.
Only a couple recognized tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This little beginner/recreational course is OK for a quick break off the interstate. It's an easy "get" if you're counting your courses. I was looking for both so Hohit Park DGC satisfied both for me. If you're looking for a serious course, keep driving. If you just need a break or you're chasing Aces or if you're looking to bag another Texas course, then this might be worth it for you. Just play a safari round if you don't want to struggle with navigating it. Or drop by and just enjoy the football crowd noise! Touchdown!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Not all that bad really
An easily playable course once you know the layout. Has three uphill holes that play longer than they look. Two downhill holes make nice use of the park elevation. Most of the double chain Discatcher baskets are still in good shape. Most of the holes are open but a couple have trees with which to contend. There are some unmarked mandos in play to protect cars: #7 must go to the right of the tree by the basket to avoid the parking lot and #9 must go to the left of the first tree to avoid the street. While definitely not a "destination course" this is the only game in town and is by no means a bad course once you know the layout. Was originally marked with dual tees where the alternates are shorter/easier.
The biggest issue at Hohlt is the poor marking of tees for first timers. An attempt was made to secure ~18" long small log tee markers to the dirt/ground with ~10" lag bolts, but the logs are easily pulled up by vandals or shattered by park lawn mowers. As such some tee pads are completely unmarked. Luckily I had a local show me where all the main tees were. I've linked a very rough Google map here on DGCR to point new players in the right direction and will upload a better map when I have more time.
The tray on basket #2 is broken and laying on the ground. A tree fell on basket #9 and bent the top chain assembly. There's a chance of losing a disc over the fence of the horse pasture if it drifts too far right on hole #4. Also hole #2 has a creek on the right that you may or may not get wet while trying to retrieve your errant disc.
This course doesn't really need alternate tees as the mains aren't very hard; the alts only serve to shorten the distance.
The local that I talked to said that the park is planning to put a building or pavilion at the end of the parking lot that will interfere with several of the existing holes. The hope is that some of the course can be relocated to the part of the park that currently has a nature trail.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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