2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This is probably the best course I have played. It has a great mix of tight wooded lines to open bombers as well as a crazy amount of elevation change for being in a pretty flat part of the city. And the creek comes into play in a number of holes in the back 9. The course starts at the bottom of the hill and then plays up top and then down and around the side of the hill and back up again for the front 9. This lends itself to some really fun elevation change (Hole #4,9 are awesome bombs off the top of the plateau). Back 9 plays through some fairly dense woods. And crosses over the creek a couple of times. 15 has a really fun line thats perfect for an anhyzer with and understable disc. 16 provides an interesting challenge as its a pretty tight fairway, but still a long hole and wooded at the end. And 18 is always fun - you're basically trying to meander through a wall of trees in front of the tee box.
Cons: Can be very crowded - also makes parking a hassle. After a lot of rain the river crossings can be a bit hairy. I've played here a lot and this has only happened once but after we had had a whole lot of rain this past winter a couple of the holes were flooded. Haven't seen anytime since then though. All pretty minor complaints.
Other Thoughts: Fantastic course, excellent mix of technical shots and bombers. Hole #9 is a personal favorite of mine. You can avoid the crowds if you just play early (a necessity in the summer if you want to beat the heat).
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large area that seems entirely devoted to disc golf, it's always nice to be free of interference from other park users. There is a great mix of some pretty open holes with lots of wooded holes. There are a couple holes that let you really open up and rip a drive, but even the open holes have some lurking brush to punish poor shot placement.
Elevation is in play on many shots, especially on the front 9. Some tricky uphills, a long slow downhill bomber hole and a cool shot off the top of a ridge are some of the highlights. The wooded shots call for a good variety of line shaping skills, with left and right turning holes, some straight tunnel shots and some holes where s-curves or overhands are the best option. The last few holes bring a creek into play, it's a pretty spot in the park and makes for some cool holes with a deep enough creek bed to make recovery shots tough.
The tees and baskets are in fine shape, the concrete is a good size with enough texture. The course seems to drain really well, it had rained recently and there wasn't much mud or wet spots.
Cons: The grass in the field portion of the course was pretty long, makes for some frustrating searches especially throwing off the hill to a blind landing in long grass. The alternate pin positions aren't marked on the signs, so a lot of extra walking is required to scout out several blind pins. Navigation is tricky in a few spots, with long unmarked walks. A handful of next tee signs would go a long way here. In looking at other reviews, it seems that my experience with the locals is pretty typical. We got behind a few large groups, none of which were all that willing to let faster groups play through. By the end of the course there were 4 other smaller groups backed up with us behind one mega-group moving really slowly.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this one a bit long with some dense enough rough in the woods to be frustrating. More experienced players will find a great mix of different skills tested here, I felt like I needed a good amount of different discs and lines to be successful here. I recommend playing this one at off-peak times, but it is definitely a fun stop.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
best course in town!
Pros: Awesome variety of holes, requiring a bunch of different shots to score well. Also was FUN! something alot of challenging courses are missing
Cons: easy to get lost/confused in the middle of the course, only a couple holes have tee signs but most baskets are numbered.
Other Thoughts: problem with getting lost could easily be fixed with some small "next tee" arrows.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: WIDE variety of shots. Loved seeing what was coming next. Very pretty course with lots of trees and interesting things to see (Z-boaz basket, fetus tree, etc.) One of the best courses I've played.
Cons: -Parking sucks!!!
-People everywhere! Get there EARLY!
-I'm sure there are nice locals out there as the other reviewers have said, but I didn't find them. Had a mob of about 15 ahead of me and refused to let me and my buddy play through. Had to skip ahead of them.
Other Thoughts: Love, love, LOVE this course. Highly recommend it and well worth the drive. That being said, keep in mind there are alot of shady people here sometimes, so keep your discs where you can see them.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Love this course
Pros: Elevation! So hard to find nice elevation change further north. This course and vets make an awesome day. I love playing here. It has bombs and short accurate shots. I'm not sure who or how often they change the baskets but they are usually changed every round I play.lots off cool looking shot opps. Pretty challenging. Fun in the wind
Cons: It can be a little dirty and it is pretty hot in the summer.. Shocker.. I've seen it get busy, but I play early and beat most of it. Seriously bring plenty of water in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Love playing here. Nice change from the lake parks and mckinneys up here. Worth the drive for sure
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
best in FT.W
Pros: -awesome land for disc golf: terrain variety, elevation, creek in play
-great mix of open, semi-open, and wooded holes
-concrete tees, alt pin positions, some dual tees, great new signs
-challenging layout, double loop design, good variety of distances, bombers and ace runs
-practice basket, trash cans, benches at most holes
-decent parking but not adequate on busy days or for tournaments
-close to I-20 right off winscott or 377
-thursday night minis, alternating singles and doubles
Cons: -CROWDED - this is the worst part about this course. it is always packed. large groups of mob golfers, lots of chuckers, weekends and nice days get crazy busy.
-trash - it looks like the general maintenance around here is getting better but there is still lots of trash around.
-graffiti & trashy atmosphere - the park just looks like a place where people up to no good are hanging out. lots of questionable people and/or activities about.
-navigation is not obvious in many places. they could really use a kiosk here with a course map. 6-7 is tricky as well as 16-17.
-creek crossings are adequate for the nimble but those not blessed with good balance will be intimidated by the lack of bridges and the steep inclines down to the creek.
-the parking lot is decently sized and would be more than adequate for most courses but when this place is really packed in the weekend parking is a premium. it gets really bad on tournament days.
The practice basket is gone. It replaced the smashed basket on 18 after a tree fell on it.
Course has been cleaned up a bit, not so much trash in many places but still bad in other spots.
Pins seem to be moving more frequently?
This is a challenging course with some truly epic holes. There is a ton of variety from different types of terrain. There are open bomber holes, semi-open park-like areas, and lots of tight wooded holes. Distances range from ace runs to bombs but they are all fair par 3's. Most importantly, this course is tons of fun! Not much filler, just a bunch of great shots.
The elevation is one of the elements that really separates this course from others in DFW. Hole 4 is a 600' downhill beast (in the long position) and hole 9 is an incredible shot off a ridge and over the trees to a blind basket down the hill below. Holes 2 and 6 are short but tricky uphill shots. Holes 11 and 14 are both short, wooded shots from elevation.
A few holes on the front 9 and most of the holes on the back 9 make their way through the woods and some of them are quite tight and challenging. There are fair lines in the woods but hole 18 is a short spray-and-pray over the creek. A great finishing hole! Some people complain about there not being a line on hole 16. Just remember that the best shot off the tee might not be the longest one.
The basic amenities are also here: concrete tees, alternate pin locations, new signs, trash cans, benches, etc. Good variety to start with plus extra pads and rotating baskets make the replay value great. The pins get rotated probably a couple times a year.
What holds this course back from being truly great is the trashy vibe. There is a lot of trash and the park tends to be filled with unsavory types. Everyone is generally friendly enough but appearances do make a difference. I have seen the police presence nearby and have heard about incidences, usually drug-related, at or near the park. Not a good thing for the disc golf community.
The other big con is how crowded this course can get. Expect to see long waits, huge groups, and lots of chuckers. The course is heavily used and it shows.
This is a premier course here in DFW and probably the best in Ft Worth, IMO. It is absolutely worth playing and it you don't mind the crowds then it just might be your favorite place to play. If you get irritated at mob golfers and noobs then you'll want to get here early and avoid the weekends.
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 11 Not
Perfect Home Course
Pros: Every kind of shot needed. Extremely challenging without being annoying. Beautiful course fecund with elms red oaks and live oaks.
Cons: Traffic, at times. The loud jets and trains.
Other Thoughts: Great place to learn. Back nine is nice and shady for the really hot days.
0 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Multiple shots needed.
Cons: Traffic can be a beast
Some climbing required (Fat people...i.e. ME...do not like climbing hills)
No rope to use when crossing creek (HINT)
Can lose your disc when throwing off the cliff or...pretty much anywhere.
Other Thoughts: Like playing here when I don't lose a disc. Hate playing here after it rains...mud is bad.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Multiple pin positions make this course /ery changeable.
2) Dual concrete tees on many holes which is great.
3) Signs with distance, par, hole and next tee. All the information needed for a good tee sign. Apparently, all new tee signs ha/e been installed to go along with the new layout.
4) Awesome mix of mostly wooded holes including a few more open parklike holes. I really enjoyed the /ariety on this course, because the emphasis is on shot making. It isn't just wide open bomber boring holes, the distance needs to be controlled distance!!!
5) Open enough fairways that they are mostly fair. Sure there are a few that will test e/en the best players because of tightness, but that is what the sport is all about. The best part is that luck plays less of a role than skill on this course, all the while challenging all le/els of players.
6) Firepit and hangout area . . . I am sure a lot of good times are shared here, and I am sure a lot of illegal things also happen here, but nonetheless it would be a great place to just hangout ALL DAY.
7) Large garbage cans.
8) Practice Basket
9) Wall of rock on Hole #2 is great both in challenge but also in the /isual it creates.
10) The fake basket in the woods with chain and the Z Boaz sign is a nice touch!!!!
11) Water in play on quite a few holes.
Cons: 1) The parking got me all confused. i tried to find it and i could not based on the gps coordinates so i just parked in the main parking lot, walked across the railroad tracks and started on like Hole #7.
2) Minimalistic maps on the tee signs which would actually be really helpful especially for me the tra/elling disc golfer.
3) Many paths are wore in on this course. Many other areas on this course are beat down from compaction. While it is actually nice to ha/e bare areas and not ha/e to search constantly, it is not a good image because compactio leads to erosion, and the en/ironmentalists will probably come ian e/entually pull this course because of the problems. Its just an e/entual thing that will happen after time.
4) Garbage is all o/er the wooded holes. It seems like it either blew in from the wind, or washed in from high waters.
5) Older discatchers are faded yellow and ha/e seen some abuse o/er the years.
6) Creek crossings could use some work still. Good thing the water was low when I was there.
7) The lack of turf or groundco/er will make this course undesirable after rains!
Other Thoughts: This is my type of course, I lo/e the wooded holes but I like the /ariety also. I would definitely play here a lot if I li/ed in this area. I could see playing a bunch of rounds on any gi/en weekend. The design and challenge of this course are rated much higher than the maintenance and the asthetics. All of this leads me to gi/e this course a 4 and I would compare it to a Milwaukee fa/orite Dretzka Park. Dretzka is one of the most played courses and challenges e/eryone, but the maintenance and /isual is just subpar.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Well rounded course. All types of throws and terrain. Often a guy in parking lot that has a decent selection for sale. One of the best in the fort worth area.
Cons: All par 3s can get boring once you know course. Questionable people around. Had 3 discs stolen and the guy in front ended up having them stripped of names. Beware. Can get hot during summer bring drinks and a snack.
Other Thoughts: Takes 1.5 to 3 hrs to play through depending on skill and grp size. Not a ton of parking and can be busy in the evening.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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