17 Helpful / 1 Not
Best in DFW
Pros: Both courses at Lester Lorch are a ton of fun! It is really great to be able to get 36 different holes in at one location where the variety, challenge, scenery, and facilities are so great! The Coyote course is much more wooded than the Beaver course, which in my opinion makes it the more difficult course. There are a couple of holes that are long throws out in the open, but all of the rest are tucked into trees requiring technical throws with a high level of accuracy. Many of the holes looked to me like they belonged on a DVD of the pros playing. A couple of my favorite holes: Hole 2 has a hill that comes up right in front of the tee box that you have to be sure to clear while also being careful not to throw too high because of the low ceiling. Also, too far left or right will leave you in doubt of grabbing a par. Hole 14 is a fun shot off the side of a hill out into a big field with the basket guarded by trees around it. It is a fun 400 foot throw that you can actually throw a big hyzer on and still get there due to the elevation advantage. This course demands a lot of you. You have to be in decent shape to even walk the thing with a lot of uphill and downhill fairways. There are some ace runs that could quickly turn into 3s and 4s if you can't throw with accuracy. Accurate shots are usually rewarded well, but playing safe and placing your shots can guarantee you a par in most cases. I found myself relying on my full arsenal of shots especially when ending up with a lie that I didn't exactly intend. The thrower that has a variety of throw types will do better than most here. This is also a fun course for putting as there is usually some kind of obstacle (mainly trees) to prevent a direct approach. This course is definitely worth a long drive to get to, especially with both courses there. Go when you have lots of time to really enjoy the course and its beauty.
Cons: Some of the tee boxes are a little bit short, but there was always enough room for what I needed. Some people that have longer run-ups no matter the distance they are throwing will probably be bothered by this fact. I'm just grateful for concrete tee pads at all.
Other Thoughts: If you live within 100 miles of this course and haven't played it yet, you need to fix that.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Both of these courses are GREAT! They test all aspects of your game and your fitness. Brig your game or stay home. You need all shots and must have accuracy as well. You can be rewarded for good shots just as quickly as punishment for bad ones. And sometimes that follows on the next hole. Elevation is used well here and often. Baskets are good. Well manicured and the fairways are very defined. Not alot of places to lose plastic which is always good. Play consistant and yuo will be rewarded, dont and the coyote will get you! Cant really say much that others havent except....GO PLAY!!
Cons: Long walk and poison ivy. Can get hot, brings lots of coldies. Some tees are short but that just being picky. Long drive but thats not rally a con because its worth every minute.
Other Thoughts: Having 2 courses of this level next to each other is great and its well worth the drive! Can get busy on the weekends.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
A "Must Play" in the DFW area.
Pros: Awesome!!! This course is absolutely incredible. It is by far the most technical course I have played. The one word that comes to mind when playing this course is ACCURACY!!! This course was so challenging, it required a very controlled arm to navigate the tight and somtimes winding fairways through the woods. The elevation changes were a lot of fun and something you don't often see in other DFW area DG courses. Tee pads were in great shape although a few could have been a little longer... Also this course was pretty unique in that there was virtually no trash around, thanks to the abundent trash cans on nearly every teepad... I could go on and on about the beauty and challenge of this course.
Cons: Only thing I could even think of a con for this course is the densness of the brush lining some of the fairways... And the fact that nearly all of it was sharp or stickery in some way.
Other Thoughts: This course and it's sister course Beaver being co-located on the same piece of property make Lester Lorch a premier destination for the DG'er in the DFW area. Definately a "MUST PLAY"
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 3 Not
dfw's technical monster
Pros: the first time I played here I fell in love with the game.
Hole 1 starts off as a bit of a tease with its wide open fairway, but don't get used to it its one of the last.The next 11 holes(2-13) take you on a hike through beautiful cedar woods.Offering a variety of very technical holes(dogleg left, right,straight shots,and some minor elevation throughout)with very narrow fairways.Then things open up a bit for 14-16(#14 tee sits perched atop a small slope making for an almost signature type of hole)but still not much room for the big arms.hole 18 offers one of the smallest fairways on the course for nice little ace run to finish the course.
Cons: the only problem I had(like may others)was the tees.Some are just to Short to get any type of x-step going at all.
Other Thoughts: The walk to get to tee 1 is a bit long but not a con as much as part of the experience.
Offering 2 beautiful courses Lester Lorch park is top notch,one of the best around
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: For the first time playing at this course my impressions are the following. Very narrow and difficult fairways on most holes. Requires accurate throws. You do not need a lot of power to par. Was able to birdie 2. Great atmosphere, secluded and quite.
Cons: Lost my AceRace disc in the tree above the #4 basket about 30' up:( Walk from parking lot to #1 is quite a distance. No walk past parking lot again to get more refreshments.
Other Thoughts: Reminds me of Circle C/Slaughter Creek in Austin. This course is worth the drive from anywhere in the DFW area. Looking forward to playing the Beaver course here on another weekend. Great times!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is insane!@
There are alley shots that can not be any wider than 5 feet!
This course will refine your short and approach shots... or make you pay dearly.
I love the walk through the woods.
Heavily wooded with some open shots in the patures.
Cons: The course is difficult to walk.
Bring hiking boats or shoes with good support. There is a lot of hikes up hill and loose gravel. Not recommended for strollers or tag-a-long walkers.
Other Thoughts: This park is awesome! Two fabulous courses in one location with beatiful scenery and a clean safe environment.
Worth the drive.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
19 Helpful / 2 Not
My absolute favorite course of all time
Pros: I can't stress enough how much I love this place and feel pure joy every time I play a round on the Coyote Course at Lorch Park. Although I believe that the Beaver course offers a little more variety (with water as part of the equation), the fun-factor and technicality of Coyote makes it the best in my opinion!
Hole 1 of this course begins near the basket for #16 on the other course in the park (Beaver), and is one of the only open holes on the course. I think the overall message of Hole 1 is "get ready, because this is the last time you'll get to grip-it and rip-it today." Hole 2 was lengthened last year, and is now a 420' tunnel nightmare...but in a very, very good way. The next 11 were cut out of dense Cedar woods, and are mostly short (<350') and very technical. Hole 3 is a dogleg-right, Hole 4 a dogleg-left, Hole 5 another dogleg-right...then 6-8 are all pretty straight, but very very tight. Hole 9 is one of the toughest on the course...6' wide slightly downhill fairway with a 90-degree right turn about 175' off the tee, then another 200' through narrow gaps to the well-protected pin. Hole 10 in the new pin placement is one of my personal favorites...its a flat fairway flanked by thick woods on both sides up until the ~300' mark, at which point the fairway jumps fairly drastically up 2 plateaus covered in trees, with the basket perched just out of sight on the top plateau. 11-13 are fairly routine compared to the previous holes, but still offer plenty of chances to catch a branch and take a bogey. At hole 14 the course finally opens up again, with a nice open downhill shot. The course finishes up with one of it's signature holes - a short (<200') downhill ace-run through a VERY narrow (I would guess 5' wide) fairway before opening up to a slightly downhill grassy green. Getting the bird on this hole is a great way to finish your round.
My favorite aspect of the Coyote course aside from the wonderful technicality offered by most of the holes is the fact that each hole (with the exception of 14-16) feels totally separate from the rest of the course. It's like each hole is it's own little world, which typically leads me to throw several discs on each shot :)
This course also does a great job of incorporating subtle elevation changes on almost every hole.
Cons: It's a good walk from the parking lot to Coyote #1, but you'll forget all about it once you start playing. There aren't any port-o-johns near this course (both are in the parking lot), but there are plenty of woods ;)
Also, a few of the concrete tees are a little short, but I'm sure the course director will address that soon enough.
Other Thoughts: With 2 top-notch courses in one DISC GOLF ONLY park, you simply can't go wrong with Lorch Park! The course designer/director, Brian Lamoreax, has done an excellent job keeping the course clean and always has great ideas on how to incrementally improve the park one hole at a time. The only thing, in my opinion, that could make Lorch Park even better would be a 3rd course.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful.
18 Helpful / 2 Not
This is Coyote Love Baby!
Pros: The two Lester Lorch courses are the bomb! Coyote is the rear course. This course is a fantastic trek through the woods. The elevation changes are subtle and the hole design is a total technical mayhem adventure. I was enjoying this course so much; I could not wait to see what the next hole was like. Some of the fairways seemed a bit narrow from the tee-pad, but were completely fair once you walked them. I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful this place is. There are multiple cement tee-pads and baskets on many of the holes. There was a real effort involved to build up some of these tee-pads with their brick borders to make them level. This course has metal-poled tee signs with directions to the next tee and the multiple footages clearly marked. There were trashcans on almost every hole and some even between holes (so very clean). There were many seating areas along the way and stumps to set your bag down on. I suppose you could lose a disc here if you are not paying attention, but we didn't really have a problem (bright colors).
Update: Bathroom has been added to the parking lot.
Cons: Some of the tee-pads were a bit shorter than others and there was very little water on this course. I guess that is all the negatives I could find, except they supposedly used to raise snakes in this area, but I never saw a single one.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor here is awesome! I can't stress enough at how great this course was. I marked it as one of my favorites and I would play it most of the time if it weren't such a drive to get there with traffic on the weekdays. I really hope you get a chance to play at Lester Lorch Park in Cedar Hill; you won't be disappointed.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 3 Not
The Ultimate in Disc Golf Parks
Pros: I truthfully cannot remember if the Coyote is the course that is at the front of the park or not but I will assume it is......
Cedar Hill is REDICUOUSLY awesome... The drive out there is awesome then you get there and BAM noone uses the park but Disc Golfers.... The course is an interesting mix of different types of holes that call for BHD,FHD, sometimes lots of power, sometimes lots of finesse, but it is ALWAYS scenic and a blast to play. This park used to be a place where they raise snakes so look out. The course offers some elevation changes and forces you into unusual shot situations.(For me at least)
Cons: The start of this course is a little too easy. Hole 1 is an easy par and 2 and 3 are WAY too easy to duece. IMHO. However, this park is soo awesome I feel like an ass for listing cons.
Other Thoughts: If you havent played there and you live in DFW..... you are kidding yourself. Take a day off... buy a 12 pack...... BYOBud..... and have at it....
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 15 Not
technical masters only
Pros: this course will make you practice every shot possible. this course will also make you work on your technical, and finese game. these two courses are the best in the dfw
2 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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