6 Helpful / 0 Not
An old friend
Pros: I have probably played this course 100 times. It was the course I lived 3 minutes from and go play a quick 9 and be back home in half an hour. Or if I had time, I could play it twice! What this course is great for, and how I often used it, is taking two discs you aren't super comfortable with, or two new discs, and playing the whole course with just them.
That works well because this course has an incredible variety of throws, at some great distances, for such a small space. Whoever designed this course did a great job of making a beginner friendly course that you can play with any discs, but with specific throws.
This isn't the greatest course you'll play, especially in College Station, (not the worst either) but it is fun.
The tee signs are surprisingly great for such a beat in course.
Cons: Being in a park that gets a fair amount of use, you have to be careful of pedestrians and that means waiting a long time sometimes.
Some of the holes are fairly short, some don't have apparent paths, despite what the tee signs suggest.
The natural tee pads are worrrrrrn down, and can be muddy.
Hole 1 is in the middle of the park. I think it's better to park on the street and start at hole 3, on the side, a little closer to the Harvey end of the park.
The creek in the middle is deceptively deep. Avoid the tree on hole 2.
Other Thoughts: I know I am overrating this course in the context of the rest of the reviewers, but here's my rationale: when choosing a rating for a course, the two main factors, beyond all of the aesthetics, all of the amenities, are two things: Was this course fun? Would I come back and play again? And my experience in this course has been a huge yes to both of those. Like I said, this isn't the prettiest, most challenging, most anything course you will ever play. But it serves its purpose as a great neighborhood 9 hole course. It is fun, it is addictive, and even when it's the worse for wear, it will still deliver a good time.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Course Has Taken A Licking But Keeps On Ticking!
Pros: Oak Oark is a small neighborhood park that sits down in a creek bottom area with large apartment buildings on both sides. The bones to this course are good. It's actually a fun little recreation/beginner course but has been mistreated over the years. The park had a picnic shelter, BB courts, older horseshoe pits and a small creek cutting through the center.
When new, the course had nice colored signs and Discatchers with the yellow rims. Unfortunately, seven of the signs have been torn off and several of the baskets are leaning. The leaning baskets are easy targets for vandals as they appear to have been set in the ground with a minimal amount of concrete base making them easy to push over.
The actual design is good except I don't care for starting in the center of the park. Previous reviewers have suggested parking on the stretch and starting on hole # 8 or # 3. I agree with them.
So # 1 starts to the left of the pavilliln down near the creek and then plays around the park in a counter clockwise direction. Although short, with all holes under about 230', there are some tricky lines to hit to score those birdies and possible Aces.
The small creek comes into play on several holes. It's easy to avoid, not deep so retrieving discs is no problem and the OB factor adds a little challenge to your round.
Cons: Signs are missing.
Poorly installed baskets have been abused.
If busy, safety issues on a couple holes.
Pitch and putt distances.
Other Thoughts: Considering the abuse this course takes and the fact that it's just a little neighborhood pitch and putt, it seems to be a viable option for golfers in College Station. It's fun, easy and a quick round. Nice choice for Ace Runs, teens, beginners, families, etc. Also, a quick 20 minute round for course baggers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice small technical 9 hole
Variety of shots required
Close to A&M campus
Cons: Nothing long
only 9 holes
Odd suspect parking places
Other Thoughts: NIce little small course with short but challenging holes. Nice and shaded and fun. I like to play it 2 or 3 rounds. You are never very far from your car or a decent bathroom
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
GREAT course for Beginners
Pros: Tee signs for every hole
no holes that will discourage beginners
Cons: Not exactly a course a seasoned player will enjoy, unless you want to work on your upshots
Other Thoughts: This is a very small park with 9 holes squeezed in. But being near A&M in the apartment area and near my son's Dorm, this is a great course to get players started.
I also drove by at night and the course has enough lights you could play at night.
Not much else to say about the course other than it has a wide variety of shots, but none over 250 ft. Great course to just play with your mid-range/putter and play a quick round. I would say this is a par 2 course for pro's.
I loved the fact that as I was playing, I saw a group of beginners with regular Frisbee's playing.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
own thoughts on previous reviews
Pros: Nice short beginner course that Allows players to use multiple lines and a bit of imagination to navigate. I agree with all previous reviews of this course. They do explain the course well.
Cons: Unfortunately there are a few issues with this course but the flaws are not in its design. It's very well laid out giving the small size of the land it's on. With every park there can be a small degree of vandalism and for this one I found one small piece of the course missing. #7 tee sign has been gone for awhile. But that's not really the big problem.
The one problem I have with this course is the lack of respect the park goes have for this property. I been more then 10 times and not once have I seen anyone (besides myself)pick up after their dog. The smell on some days can be pretty offensive especially when you find your disc has landed in a pile of dog mess.
That being said I hope folks start doing something about this. The apartments running along the backside of the course are undergoing an exterior remodel but it honestly shouldn't get in the way as long as you can control your shots across that part of the course. Be aware though if you go with your girl, even if your standing right next to your girl, the Hispanics still may disrespect you and begin hitting on her. Lol only happened once to us, just something to keep in mind til construction is complete.
Other Thoughts: Other then the missing tee sign on #7, and all the dog poo everywhere,iit's a nice course and I will continue to play my usual twice a week. Good day folks.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short 9 hole course sits in a nice scenic neighborhood park with a bit of elevation throughout the course.
The fun factor at this course was very high as all of the holes needed some sort of shot shaping off the tee for a good shot. Most of the baskets are guarded by trees (and in some cases lamp posts) This is not your typical pitch and putt course.
This is a very good beginner course as the longest hole barely sits at 200 ft. Being in a neighborhood it could be a good place for kids to come and start playing.
There is a small creek that plays in the middle of the course. It adds a bit of danger but it defintely is shallow enough to recover discs out of.
There are nice colorful tee signs at each hole plus the baskets are in good shape.
The course is less than a mile from Wolf Pen Creek. Both being 9 hole courses, a full 18 can be enjoyed with a WIDE variety of shots.
Cons: Hole 1 starts in the middle of the park and the rest of the holes kind of place in a spiral around it. If you are one of those people that likes to start from the beginning of courses, it may seem like a silly starting point.
There are walking trails throughout the park that could create a safety hazard to the nearby apartments. Luckily, when I played a mom and her son knew what I was doing and stood and watched instead of walking in the line of fire. Be cautious of kids and walkers at the playgrounds and on the paths.
The length is obviously also a con but not much else can be done on a piece of land this small.
Other Thoughts: There is only street parking here. Park on the street and start at Hole 3 and finish at Hole 2 which is right next to where you parked.
This course has a lot of value to beginners and young people alike. Even to a more experienced player the course still has a lot of fun to offer
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Great For Beginners
Pros: -Great course for beginners
-has bathrooms and water fountains
-tee pads and signs
-drainage ditch comes into play
-almost every hole is an ace run
Cons: -9 holes
-couple par 4s need to be changed
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginner or if you want to get in a quick round. Not really that busy ever. Good for playing twice so you can get a full 18 holes in.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun little course
Pros: Definitely a fun little course. Considering there are only 7 courses in Bryan/College Station this is a good course to play if you're in the area. A very small park but that doesn't matter when it comes to Houck Design. Very short holes but still require shot variety. You will need a good hyzer, anhyzer, and tomahawk to play some of these holes which definitely makes it a nine hole worth playing. For a lot of the holes there multiple opportunities to approach the basket but still requires caution, a few trees and creek make sure of that. If you are close to Harvey or visiting College Station for a week try this course out.
Cons: Short holes and and short play time. If you are looking for an 18 hole course go play Research. Some sidewalks in the way of fairways so you might have to wait for some pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: Overall fun course but definitely not the best in College Station. Great design, maintenance, and Tee-signs/course map from Houck Design.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Just not very memorable
Oaks Park is a nice little beginner course (only two holes over 200' and even then just barely) featuring excellent Houck signs and quality DISCatcher baskets. There's an overview map, but the course flows so well you probably won't need it. As with most Houck-designed courses the lefty/righty balance is pretty fair. Minor elevation in play here. Played in its simple straightforward configuration the course presents a couple challenges with a creek crossing that probably only really comes into play on #8, and some trees to navigate on #5, 7, and 9. Locals have a set of ground rules that up the challenge of the course and make it more applicable to more Advanced players; e.g. sidewalk and beyond is OB, etc..
The park is a multi-use area with basketball, volleyball, a playground, horseshoes, water fountains, and restrooms.
Oaks Park just isn't very memorable. The holes are all really short and INT and above players won't need a driver for any of them. Pros would play this course with a putter on every hole.
No parking lot, it's all street parking.
After some minor park construction the tee sign for #1 was installed in the wrong spot, the actual tee box is located back about 20-30' and just to the right down the embankment a bit.
Hole #6 was originally a much longer shot, however with the construction of the adjacent apartment complex the tee box was moved up to prevent errant hyzer shots from hitting the buildings.
Hole #7 had a light pole installed in the middle of the fairway that unfortunately sits in a rather ideal throwing line.
Not a destination course, but another one that is quick and easy to check off your "Played" list if you're in the area doing a "9-hole crawl"
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: thiis is a nice short course, easy to navagate, good one to bring ur girl along. there is only a few 4pars the rest are par 3s nice little river shooting thru the center on it giving u at least some type of challange if u wanna call it that, brand new signs, only a few trees, lots of picnic tables-cant loose a disc even it u tryed!
Cons: the parking sux, there is not much challange, but it is good for pratice, watch out for prople and dogs since it is a park.
Other Thoughts: it only took me 45min with my girl to get 2 over par fun times!
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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