6 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging, Long, Well-rounded Course
Pros: Very challenging and lengthy. This course provides holes to challenge strength and finesse. It also has enough length to give a descent workout. The Power 9 are beautiful and well-maintained and great water hazards, including a large creek, throughout the course add to the scenery.
Cons: The course is not forgiving to bad shots especially hole 1 on the finesse course (this is where I lost a frisbee). The pro actually told me to watch out for this hole, now i know why. Some of the course lacks greenery and could potentially become a mud trap so be careful if there has been heavy rain previous to your trip. Also be careful of snakes, I saw a cotton mouth on my trip. Since there are so many holes on this course navigating them can be tricky, so follow your course map carefully. I played some holes out of order the first time i was here but this last time i found the map easier to follow.
Other Thoughts: One of the best features of this course is the pro-shop. It has one of the best disc selections in the Houston area and the pro can provide some beneficial input to you disc golf questions. Also they have refreshments to beat the HOT Houston weather.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Tall Pines, Loads of fun
Pros: Tall pines, lots of holes around 300 on the Finesse course. Good variety of lefty and righty holes. A few blind shots and generous concrete tee pads. Definitely good use of water. Pro shop full of discs, drinks and a few snacks. $3.00 to play all 27. Had a blast and will be back when in the area again.
Cons: The tee pads could be cleaner. Found a lot of mud on the pads. Signs after the hole that shows direction to next hole would be nice. A couple holes had small putting areas. The 9 on the ball golf course is only available on the weekdays. Pretty muddy and lots of snakes and creepy crawlers. watch where you walk and when you are reaching down.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun, interesting technical challenge
Pros: Best of both worlds. Beautiful, well-maintained course. Finesse 18, with bayou/river on left and ball golf/power 9 on right. Nice variety of holes and technical challenges. You will need to reach deep into your bag of tricks before finesse 18 is said and done. A lot of tunnel shots through the trees, all tight narrow fairways. Not a lot of length, but tons of tight technical shots. Hole 8 is a good example of this. 100 ft tunnel shot walkway with either treee-lined side side sloping down into the water. At 100 ft, it makes an abrupt right angle turn left. From the kink point its a slowly right fading 150ish tunnel with water on the left and thick leafy wall from top to bottom on right. Very unique and challenging hole. Many other unique holes, each challenging in their own way. Water in play on most holes. So many creative hazards on finesse. Water hazards and trees surround pins like sand traps on a ball-golf course. Very fun and interesting. I got beat up a bit, score-wise, on this course, but it didn't really matter that I was bogeying 250ft holes, because the course is lots of fun, serene and very beautiful. Definite campground nature trail feel to this walk through the woods. Thank goodness we picked up a map at the pro shop, or we would've been lost at several points.
Power 9 extremely long and open (on ball golf course), looked like great chance to just let it fly, but wasn't open when we were there.
Cons: Many holes are very unforgiving. Hole 8 is under 300 ft. Direct quote from employee at pro shop. "I think only two people have ever birdied it". That record stood with room to spare when we played it, which reminds me- Watch out for water mocassins.
Not that it will, but this course has about 30 ways to possibly eat your discs, (mostly water), and the underbrush in the woods makes escape shots difficult (though that could be more user error for throwing it there). If you flub a finesse shot, you WILL pay.
Long walk from clubhouse to finesse hole 1. Hard to find next finesse hole through the woods without the free maps the clubhouse provides.
Other Thoughts: Very fun, but no cakewalk. Finesse 18 and Power 9 both very fittingly-named. Wanted to play it again as soon as I was done. Power-9 was unplayable when we were there due to high ball-golfer traffic (they paid way more to play on the same course, hah!), so only played finesse 18, and walked Power 9
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very fun course. Lots of room to stretch your arm out, but still enough tight fairways to make you scratch your head.
Fairly well stocked pro shop on site, a rare commodity!
Other Thoughts: There is a fair amount of variety here. You have the power 9 which is played along an executive 9 hole ball golf course. There are large tee pads with ample room, wide fairways with still enough trees and water hazards to keep you in check. A 3 on most of the power 9 holes is a great score, they can be long! The finesse 18 has it's own set of challenges as well. Tight meandering fairways with tricky greens. Water hazards and plenty of doglegs. We found the course to be fairly wet and soggy, but there had been an unusual amount of rainfall prior to our visit. Plenty of places to lost plastic, but there is a pro shop to restock!
If you are in the area, it is definitely worth a trip.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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