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 Still a Tough one

2-4    5/25/2010   5/26/2010
Review By: AequitasVeritas
Played: 61  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 17.8 Years
This review was updated on 6/28/2010
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Really makes you work on your accuracy
-Beautiful scenery. Some of the holes are just absolutely breathtaking
-Locals are pretty cool.
-The gas station on 12 has water and gatorade and discs.
-One of the most challenging front 9's I have played
-You will need every shot you have to succeed.
-Spectacular views on the entire front 9.
-Great use of elevation, especially in DFW
Cons: -Can be very crowded on the weekends.
-Very easy to lose badly thrown discs on the front 9. Especially 5-7.
-Snakes are active. Found a few snake skins and a live one.
-Park closes at 11 pm. And they do lock the gates at 11 pm. So watch out if you were night golfing.
Other Thoughts: As much as this course eats me and spits me back out, I keep coming back for more. The course is very unforgiving to errant shots, but rewards greatly for well placed shots. I will be coming back for more! They have mini's weekly and I think that I will definitely have to check it out.

I absolutely love the front 9. The first 3 holes are quite deceiving on the difficulty of the next 6. Hole 5 is a straight bomb downhill with plenty of trees to grab your shot if you miss your line. But if you do hit your line, it is greatly rewarded with an easy par. Holes 6 and 7 are uphill battles with plenty of scrub and trees guarding the baskets. Holes 8 and 9 open up a little bit, but still have trees guarding the easy lines.

Hole 11 is one of my favorites. Easiest way to get par or a birdie is to flick it or throw a RH backhand anhyzer. The only problem with that is the wall of trees in your way. I've birdied it a few times, but mostly I bogie it thanks to the trees knocking my shot away. Great hole.

The final hole is quite a finisher. Usually the basket is on the hill to the right. A high running flick or anhyzered backhand is good, as long as you have good distance on it. Otherwise, you are stuck in the trees and brush and it makes par a challenge.

All in all, I love this course. Can't wait til I can go back for some more punishment.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great, challenging course!

5+    4/9/2010   4/11/2010
Review By: domingomadagascar
Played: 19  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 10.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/3/2010
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great course, requires all shots, lots of challenging pin positions and it is a great work out too.
Cons: Challenging for beginners. I would recommend playing minis tees first. Lots of debree that might not be kid friendly.
Other Thoughts: This is the course that teaches you how to play long accurate and develop every variety of shot. I love it. I play it 4 times a week.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice course!

2-4    3/26/2010   3/29/2010
Review By: Spackler
Played: 28  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big tee pads, good signs on most of them too. Nice layout with some open holes to bomb on and some that require a finesse shot. Loved the elevation changes on several holes. Convienence store down the street carries a lot of plastic.
Cons: Would be nice if there was something at each pin to show the direction to the next hole. Signs on the tee pads had an arrow to indicate the next hole-problem is I always forget to look for that until its too late. Not a big problem though. Standing water around first pin.
Other Thoughts: I average about 5-6 over par on the local courses I play, thru two rounds at this course I averaged +8 so I think the difficulty is probably about average to a little above. Really nice course in my opinion. I would recommend to anyone.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 I would say diverse

5+    3/19/2010   3/22/2010
Review By: emook
Played: 46  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 8 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Pretty easy to navigate I thought. The terrain and shots are very well diverse and gives your game a nice mix of things to do.
Cons: May not be the best course to play if you're out to throw some discs. Its always been windy on the back 9 when I've played and can be frustrating for beginners. Always seems to be a very very slow game though, Lots of groups play this course, so be prepared to wait, and bring good walking shoes and water
Other Thoughts: I wish they would pick up all the shattered glass at hole 8

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Veteran's Park

1    3/19/2010   3/20/2010
Review By: sgb118
Played: 24  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 12.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Vet park is a nice, multi-use park, and everything is going on. There are a lot of different shots, and the elevation is really cool. The front nine are all pretty heavily wooded and hilly, and it thins and flattens out for the back nine. Having an arm isn't a must, but it definately helps. Plenty of chances for practicing finesse and technicallity. The signs were decent, and the course had a ton of trash cans. The tee pads were all in great shape and were concrete. Baskets were all fine for catching discs, and each hole had multiple pin placements. Very friendly locals, and there was plenty of parking on a Friday afternoon.
Cons: It can be a little hard to navigate at times. I could see this course making a beginner very frustrated (especially if it is windy). There was some congestion; my two man group played a little over a two hour round. In the hot months, this one will be a hot hike; bring water! It could be easy to hit players ahead of you on some holes, like 5. The signs could be better, but they do the job. Some tee pads were a little short.
Other Thoughts: Very nice park, and an awesome walk. This one is definately worth the drive if you're in the area.

I bet in about a week, everything will all be green and grown back up. It'll be a whole new story, and I am sure it would be even more frustrating to a new player. This also means that it will require more technical and finesse shots from the experienced player.

I saw the bulletin board, and it looked like a lot goes on at this course.

Good luck and have a great round.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Still great.

5+    3/5/2010   3/11/2010
Review By: Riverhouse82
Played: 50  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 13.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Long standing trails and excellent design make this a worth while time. Great views, and layouts make this a fun and challenging course
Cons: not many here.
Other Thoughts: I like it here. maybe not for your first time, but it is a great course the wind will shape your game here so be mindfull of what is happening over your head.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Way overrated

1    2/19/2010   3/8/2010
Review By: pvkeller
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12.4 Years
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: It's a disc gold course. Some elevation change, some interesting holes. It looks as though a lot of work was put into this course, but a long time ago.
Cons: Terrible layout (lots of walking from basket to tee). Poorly marked. Aging baskets. Many holes with no meaningful obstacles. Quite a few holes with obstacles that are too easy to avoid. If you use ever shot in your bag on this course, you should try getting a bigger bag.
Other Thoughts: I am from Ohio and rated this course after looking at the ratings of courses in my area. Hoover Dam (Brent Hambrick), one of the national tour courses has four stars, just like Vetrans park. Lake Shore Park, Massolin, Roscoe Eqing, each at 3.5 stars, are all way way better. I was deeply disappointed as this was the only course I was able to play on this trip and the 4 star rating put my expectations way too high.

My impression is that most serious players and sport promoters in the area have moved on to other courses and left this one to the casual players.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 what a hike

1    3/6/2010   3/8/2010
Review By: kreinartz83
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great layout, park is well maintained. fun course to play found myself testing myself with different types of shots, several up hill throws really test your arm.
Cons: if it is your first time playing find a guide or you will be walking around aimlessly for searching for hidden tee pads in the brush, the front 9 is difficult to navigate and is easy to loose yourself. course could use some "next tee" signs it is posted on the tee sign but is not very accurate.
Other Thoughts: despite adding probably an extra mile walking with a 50lb bag or so i thought the course was fun and challenging... there are horses on the course i almost hit one... kinda spooked it and me, defiantly made for an interesting day. make sure you wear your hiking boots because the terrain is steep at times and i rolled my ankle a bit with running shoes. bring lots of water to keep hydrated too, it gets hot when the sun is beaming.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Veteran's is Veteran Like

5+    1/22/2010   1/31/2010
Review By: jasondguy
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 8.2 Years
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Plethora of shots required, test your skills
-Wooded, Open, Elevation changes, beautiful scenery, good signs, great layout of course, nice outdoor trek, concrete tees, friendly locals
Cons: Hard to find next Tee, no water shots
Other Thoughts: What an amazing course, kudos to the course designer, love it.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Verterans Park

2-4    1/20/2010   1/20/2010
Review By: cbeckett22
Played: 23  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 12.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Lots of elevation changes
-You will use every shot in your arsenal
-Some good distance shots, and plenty of shots that need a little more finesse
-Tee signs on every holes is nice! (but they don't help you with finding the next tee)
-Not a lot of traffic
-Very clean/well kept, plenty of trash cans
-Friendly locals
Cons: -Not easy to navigate for first timers. I was lucky to have a friend who had played before, my first time. My second time I had a map, just in case.
-I could see it getting really hot during the summer.
-Not any easy course to hike if you're out of shape.
-Definitely not a beginner course
Other Thoughts: This course is really fun, but it's pretty difficult. I played it twice today, and I am just wore out.

After hole 12 you can walk across the street to a gas station for some refreshments. They sell discs as well, $10 for any disc, any plastic. Very good deal.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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