Grand Prairie, TX 
Mountain Creek Share
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Baby, The Wind Must Blow!

1    5/8/2022   5/8/2022
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1561  Reviewed: 1506  Exp: 44.9 Years
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mountain Creek Park has enough open space for about 48 holes but I somehow think, even if it had 48 baskets, the course would still be empty. It's not that it's not a pretty park, it's actually quite lovely with acres of lush green grass, a smattering of elevation, the lake on one side and a few scattered trees to keep things slightly interesting. So why was I so disappointed? First, the navigation was a pain in my behind. With no signage and no course map, finding the tee pads was a problem. Luckily, some kind golfer had sprayed painted the hole number on the pads. It was somewhat reassuring that when you located a pad, to at least know what number pad it was. The tee pads were Texas sized hexagons with the small painted on numbers. The baskets were very plain DGA models.

Secondly, the wind blew strong my entire round. I'm no fan of gale force wind conditions. I'm also not a fan of birds, snakes and prickly thorn bushes either. Luckily, Mountain Creek Park had none of these.
Cons: Cons: Wind, wind and more wind.

No signage.

No course map or kiosk or any hint of where to start.

Too wide open for me and probably most disc golfers.

Park is a popular spot for large gatherings. I had to skip one hole in order to avoid one such group.

These cons just be be the reason that I was the only disc golfer there on a lovely Sunday in May.
Other Thoughts: This course is not that far removed from being an above average disc golf course. Just make the wind go away, add signage, get a dozer and push enough dirt around to create some hills and then plant another 200 trees and watch them grow.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 Mountain Creek

2-4    7/28/2019   7/28/2019
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Tees are decent size and in good shape. Tee number is stenciled onto each tee pad.
-- Baskets are solid. A blue arrow is stenciled onto the cement under each basket pointing you to the next tee.
-- Nice park facilities (pavilion with picnic tables) that include restrooms (listed as closed December through March) and water fountain in the middle of the course. Also nice lake views.
-- Variation in distances: three less than 300 feet; three 301-450; three 451 or longer.
Cons: -- Course is mostly open with a few trees in play. There is some minor elevation in play, the wind is likely the biggest obstacle.
-- No tee signs of any kind. The numbers on the tee pads help a lot, but standing on the No. 6 tee, you might see two baskets in the same direction. If you only see one basket, it might be No. 7.
-- Distances on map are frequently WAY off. Only No. 1, at 290, is listed at less than 300 feet. Nos. 5 and 7 are both shorter (in the 260-275 range) but are listed at 335-345. Other holes also appear to be off. The scorecard on this site lists red and white for each hole, but there is no indication of a second tee pad or pin position for any holes. The map on this site lists the distances that are listed as the white tees.
-- Trash. While it would be an overstatement to say it is everywhere, there were piles of trash in a lot of places, including dozens of beer bottles (some broken) on No. 3 looking out over the lake. There is a trash can 50 feet away. The parking lot by No. 1 also had piles of trash in spite of three trash cans, and most tee pads had one or more empty water bottles lying on the ground.
Other Thoughts: -- Talk/rumors of an additional 9 holes (or at least tee pads) have been around for years, but I saw no evidence of that.
-- The area north of the parking lot (where hole 1 is located) looks under utilized by the park in general and could hold 5-6 disc golf holes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Mountain Creek

1    7/3/2017   7/4/2017
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 196  Reviewed: 96  Exp: 15.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Teepads are long and in great shape and the baskets are in good condition as well. This is a nice park right by the lake. The wind becomes a factor and they make use of the fee trees in the park.
Cons: There is no signage at all. 2 or 3 of the teepads have the hole numbers scratched into the teepad. Once you find the teepad you can tell where you are supposed to throw. There was a lot of beer cans on the fairways. If you pack it in please pack it out.
Other Thoughts: If you park by the playground you can start on hole 6 and work your way around. If you play this route you will have a decent walk from hole 9 to hole one where the other parking lot is on the far side of the park. Hole 1 is the only hole on that area of land. Hole 2's teepad is 30 feet past the basket of hole 1. After hole 4 walk up the hill and you will see hole 5's teepad. The basket is under the trees near the houses.

The navigation has much improved since I last stepped on this course 4 or 5 years ago. It is suppose to go to 18 teepads with 9 baskets but I did not see the orange paint on the grass for the newer holes. After you played it once navigation would be easy but for people new to the park they could have some difficulty.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice, Different 9-Hole experience than the rest in DFW

5+    11/27/2016   11/30/2016
Review By: Jacob.Warren.89
Played: 44  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice Baskets

-Concrete Teepads

-You can almost see every basket from the teepad

Cons: -Sometimes there is a lot of traffic by hole 6, there is a playground right there so if you go on the right day, you could be at risk of hitting some kids.

-no signage

-It would be nice to have a trashcan or 2 throughout the park, alot of debris from the playground/neighborhood winds up on the fairways
Other Thoughts: It is a really fun 9 hole. Has more distance and open shots than kennedale (which is one of the closer 9-hole courses). Rumor has it they will be expanding it to 18 holes, which will be great.

Plays off the lake, so it is sometimes a little windy

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Much improvement

1    4/26/2016   4/26/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1372  Reviewed: 439  Exp: 35 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cement Tee Pads
Good condition baskets
Pretty park next to the lake
Cons: Hard to navigate as there are no tee signs
Other Thoughts: the park has some mesquite trees scattered around. The course tries to use these as much as possible. In some holes the design is good, others are boring. Because of this, several of the holes are pretty long for a 9 hole course. This makes it at least interesting for the better players.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Wide open 9.

1    8/21/2015   8/21/2015
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 169  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 19.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very nice concrete teeboxes.
Very nice baskets.
Fairly easy to follow without signs at the teebox.
No real traffic to deal with. (walkers,dogs, or joggers)
Park on location which is nice if you have kids with you.
Cons: No signage at the teeboxes.
A little bit of trash out on the course, didn't see any trash cans.
Every hole was pretty much the same, not much of a shot shaping course.
Pretty much grip and rip off the tee.
Some trees but not enough to make it difficult.
No trash cans.
Other Thoughts: It's located at a nice park that seems to be taken care of (some trash around). This would be a great 9 hole course if had a few more amenities. (i.e. signs, trash cans, more trees to bring up the difficulty).

All in all it wasn't a bad little 9 hole course to practice you big driver shots or practice your long to mid range game.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Getting better

1    8/14/2015   8/14/2015
Review By: hotstang
Played: 415  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 11.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New large teepads.
Nice Mach 2 baskets.
Pretty easy to follow.
Just park in lot by basketball court.
Good course to work on your drives.
Nice for a quick quite round.
Bathrooms and playground.

Cons: Only 9 holes.
Needs signs with footage.
Pedestrians come into play on a few holes.
Trashcans are needed at a few holes.
Lakes not in play.
Other Thoughts: Nice to see someone added teepads.
I would love to see this course 18.
Also like to see this put in play for a tournament.
With Turner and Veterans nearby would make a good 3 course layout.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Very Nice

1    6/3/2015   6/3/2015
Review By: mavsfan0434
Played: 12  Reviewed: 11
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - New concrete tee pads are awesome
- Course is nicely, recently mowed
- Baskets are easy to see and high quality
Cons: - A couple of holes are hard to find after the last basket, just keep the map open on the phone
Other Thoughts: I REALLY enjoyed this course, not sure why the poor reviews. The course is perfect for beginners. It's fairly open, nowhere to really lose a disc. I can see where this could be difficult on the weekends because of pedestrians, but it's a perfect after work course on weekdays.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 No mountain, no creek, just danger

1    4/7/2015   4/14/2015
Review By: Hector Chain
Played: 197  Reviewed: 191  Exp: 14.8 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There are concrete pads and real, actual baskets.

There is a pretty lake nearby.

The only other pro is that the risk of hitting someone is mitigated by the fact that you'll never want to play this course a second time.
Cons: This is one of the worst ideas for a course I've seen. I was in Central Park in NYC a few weeks ago, and this felt every bit as busy. On a Tuesday evening. The park was humming with walkers, pick up basketball games, soccer practices, dog walkers, and people just standing around conversing.

If you're going to be in a park with this many people, it's probably a good idea to be well out of the way and have pretty short holes. Nope. Most of the holes here were bombers, and other than maybe the first hole, they were plenty close to park users. I was really nervous about throwing, and eventually I stopped and just walked the holes. I know you're not supposed to review a course where you didn't play all the holes, but I assume I get a dispensation when there are 10 people in the fairway. That isn't an exaggeration.

Even if the course were empty, it wouldn't get a high mark. It's mostly open with long walks between holes and pretty uninteresting lines and throws.
Other Thoughts: Dallas is maybe the best disc golf city in the country. There are plenty of great courses. This one does not fill a niche or serve any area lacking in courses. Best case, you have a crappy option when other great courses are nearby. Worst case, someone gets hit. I've never seen a course with a greater chance of hurting a bystander. No need for this.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 fund during the week

1    3/27/2015   3/27/2015
Review By: ericb45696
Played: 42  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 33.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some nice open long shots.
Nice view of the lake.
Nice new baskets and great new tee pads.
Easy to follow with map and probably not too hard without, I believe Jim is working on signage.
Cons: Not sure what the layout was before, but pedestrians WILL come into play on a few .
Lot's of trash when I was there.
Other Thoughts: Nice little 9 hole but I would not want to play on a weekend in good weather as the pedestrians there will have no clue and not understand your yelling "fore" or waving around at all.
It's super close to my house so I'd probably come out here to practice during the week if low on gas. Watch the ant hills around 2-4. Not flat, minor elevation but not hilly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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