Fun For A Very Average Course!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: San Gabriel Park is huge. Seems like I drove all over Texas trying to find the disc golf. The course starts next to the raised freeway. The signs are simple wood ones with the hole #. The # 1 sign is broke off and laying on the ground. The pads are the same crushed walk as the pathways. These pads could really use a front board as the pads are expanding forward and becoming quite an eyesore. While you're putting in the front board, router in the hole # and distance and you have quickly improved the course. The baskets are single chain Discatchers with a small number on them.
The course plays around the big baseball field and then back the same way. # 1 is a 265' open hole. # 2 is about 288' playing down a small hill and under a canopy of trees. # 3 is a short 176' run into the trees. 4 is the longest hole 547' with the ditch/creek on your right most of the way.
# 5 is a strange little 70' toss over the ditch and tall grass. Now, I love short little Ace Runs but this one is probably too short, even by my minimal standards. # 6 starts you back playing to the basket 157' and set in the trees. # 7 is 445'. # 8 is 234 with the creek on your left. # 9 is a 259' downhill toss with just one small tree to miss.
This is a decent recreational level course. Beginners could play here and not be frustrated by hunting for discs. There is almost no opportunity to lose a disc.
Cons: Holes 3 and 7 seem to be switched. You cross over to play 3 and you cross over to play 7 on the way back. I'd be surprised if the locals don't switch them every other round just to change things up a bit.
Signs are missing or broke on # 1, 4 and 9.
Pretty standard fare course.
Not much challenge for anyone other than a recreational player.
Other Thoughts: There's nothing wrong with this course. It just isn't very sexy. It's probably everyone's third or fourth option. Like we'll play San Gabriel because (Insert your reason here). Maybe there's a Cracker Barrel Restaurant nearby. Sorry, I'm sitting in a Cracker Barrel writing this. Have another sweet tea!
For such as middle of the road, average course, the enjoyment factor is here. You're not throwing 1000' over acres of grass, you're actually shaping some shots. So I will be honored to award San Gabriel DGC the average score of a 2.5 which is considered decent/typical in the other 49 United States. I have however, noticed that here in Texas an average course like San Gabriel seems to get rated 3.0 by everyone. It must be true then, Everything is bigger in Texas!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
fun 9 holer
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -fun shots across and along the creek
-variety of distances on holes but mostly shorter except 5 & 7
-lots of mature trees in play on most holes except 1 & 9
-signs at each tee
-a few fun ace runs
-lots of other park amenities
-parking near hole 1
Cons: -rutted natural tees
-several wide open holes
Other Thoughts: This course is actually pretty fun. I liked the shots around the creek and the ace runs are fun. The basket on hole 5 has been moved to the other side of the creek. It's still wide open and really short but you do have to clear the creek now. Hole 7 is pretty cool: an open tee shot toward a bend in the creek surrounded by mature trees where the basket is perched on a large incline. All 9 baskets are present.
This is a great course for the rec or intermediate player but pretty boring for the more experienced player. It is a reasonable option if it's crazy packed over at Rivery Park though. There is limited space available but it's used pretty well. Holes like 2, 3, 7, & 8 require you to shape a line around or under the trees. Worth playing for locals for sure.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent Park Course
Pros: Typical park course with lots of mown turf and mature, trimmed up trees.
Good variety of hole lengths from 157' to 547; with a few ace runs and many birdie opportunities. Hole 4 is a legitimate 547 foot Par 4.
Dirt teepads with simple tee signs consisting of numbers on a short post. No maps or distances on the signs. With no specific designation for the front of the tee the dirt pads have gotten extended forward a bit on specific holes. No sign or post on Hole 3 and that pad looked like a runway.
Small creek (mostly dry) provides modest elevation change on several holes. Several baskets near or among trees add challenge. Hole 6 is the shortest hole at 157' but the basket placement between two huge Pecan trees makes it a blind shot from the tee. Good ace run, but if you get behind one of the trees it's par.
Cons: Holes 1, 5, and 9 are open shots across grass. Not particularly challenging or interesting.
Other Thoughts: Pretty little park with good access and parking. It looks like a course that gets a lot of use, but it is clean and in good shape.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Nice little course
Pros: Nice variety of shots. Pretty course with great flow from hole to hole. Great course for beginners. Awesome pin placements on several holes especially on number six. Park plays quickly so you can get nine in in about thirty minutes. People in the park are friendly.
Cons: Not many cons on this park. The tees are dirt and do show the wear of use and years. The flip side though is that the tees themselves act as signs pointing at the hole. No trashcans are on the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is what it is. A neighborhood course that gets played a lot. You don't need a large bag to play, three or four discs will be enough. This course can do great things for your confidence if you are just starting.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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