Tyler, TX 
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Uploaded By: jbrock Hole #13 (Taken 5/2010)
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Hole #13 Tee

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 Nice campus course

1    11/4/2016   12/4/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 989  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice use of land given
wide variety of holes
first 9 holes have two sets of tee's
Back 9 start with several heavy wooded holes and a few holes around the pond.
Cons: very hard to find hole 10, but there are signs to each hole after that.
dirt/grass tee's
Other Thoughts: I have played several courses on school properties, they are usually either too easy or too hard. This course is just about right EXCEPT for the walk from hole 9 to 10.

Front 9 are right next to the parking lot and are a few nice not too long holes up and down a hill with enough tree's to keep it interesting.

Then you find hole 10 and have several tunnel shots for added challenge. Then the last 4 holes are around the pond , including 2 shots over the edge of it.

I would play here again, it will be easier now that I know where hole 10 is. it is a fun course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course with challenging back 9

5+    12/30/2014   12/30/2014
Review By: pecosROB
Played: 19  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 1/8/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy front 9, gives you a chance to warm up for the back 9. Can get a quick session in if you do the front 9. I actually like the back 9 even though it's challenging, there is nice scenery and plenty of privacy (for your terrible shots when doing your best impression of me or any other "habits" you might have). Now that I have played it enough I don't have problems navigating but I cannot blame anyone else who has had issues finding the next tee (or even the basket at times).
Cons: Placement of tees is hard to find on the back 9, and there is some back tracking to be done after holes 2 and 3 to get to the next tee. Back 9 is challenging but nowhere near the difficulty level of Dogwood (Gold) course at Lindsey Park.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend you to try and find one of us locals to play and navigate the course with you. People do not realize that the back 9 used to literally be woods. I know one of the guys who helped design this course and he told me they had to make just about every path there (course pre-dates the bike trail). Currently the fairways in the back 9 are cleared (as of 12/30/2014). Some tees have been damaged or uprooted, but there is at least one tee to find (black or orange) for each hole. Be sure to look UP after completing a hole on the back 9 for the white wooden arrow markers showing the direction to the next tee.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Challenge

1    7/13/2014   7/14/2014
Review By: huntin4hitters
Played: 37  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The front 9 gives you plenty of open shots to warm up on to get ready for the back 9.
Front 9 is very easy, back 9 is all about accuracy, as it is heavily wooded.
I can't imagine trying to play it in the spring time when everything is blooming,
Cons: Navigation of the course is not the best, does some back tracking. Print or save the map on here of this course or you are in for some trouble on the back 9. The tee boxes are in pretty rough shape.
Other Thoughts: It was a good challenge, enjoyed the course.
Got some of the discs out of the bag that dont get much action.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Tale of 2 nines

5+    6/13/2012   10/17/2012
Review By: SirMartin1st
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a classic example of a course of 2 completely different 9 holes. Get your birdies in early on the front 9 to carry you through the back.

The front nine is great for new players especially to people just trying the sport out. Mostly open short shots with use of the elevation from the excavation from the construction of the school.
Not very technical and forgiving.

The back nine is challenge, which I enjoy. Great scenery and use of the natural land. The back nine is wooded with creeks running through it. A few holes have a risk reward basket with a creek snaking around three sides of it.
Cons: Not many design flaws of the course.
The tee boxes are non-existent and are at the mercy of the weather. Tee boxes usually flood after it rains. They are also unlevel and some have thick sand in them.
The course has no signage and it is very difficult to navigate the back nine without a guide.
If its going to be your first time playing, try to find someone to show you back nine. I guarantee that you will not find hole #11 after leaving #10.
Other Thoughts: BEWARE OF BIKERS on the back 9. The woods of the back nine are shared with a mountain bike trail. They will not stop or yield for you or your disc.
They have also removed tee box markers because they are kinda in their way.
I had a biker actually run over my disc before.

I would recommend anyone casually playing in Tyler to try the course out, but there are better courses in the area.
Fun, simple, open course then it becomes a challenging, technical, and tight course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Step into Jurrasic Park

1    3/28/2011   4/11/2011
Review By: Donovan
Played: 264  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 34.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The trees and the feel of hole #10 made me feel like I was in the Jurrasic Park. That was one cool hole. The first 9 holes are bit on the average side, but were still fun. This place has some elevation, water, woods, woods, woods, tough tee placements, and some majorly cool trees! This was not a hard course, but it was not easy either. I can't wait to go play this again. I played the longs and it would be great to play the course twice just to play them both. Parking was not a problem.
Cons: Finding hole #1 was not that easy, but after that, it was not too bad. There was some backtracking which is not something I enjoy, but it wasn't too bad. The map helps, but you really need a guide here your first and maybe even you second time, especially on the back 9! This place is also shared with off road mountain biking. If you take the wrong path, it could be a while to find the next hole. #17 had both the short tee posts and long tee posts either missing, broken, or they were hidden. The map did not really help with that one. (hint it is across the creek bridge from #16 basket, go up the hill to the left and follow the creek to the left. The long post still there is under a bush and the short is down below from there.) There is only numbered posts for the tee signs and the dirt pads are not all in great shape. I did not see bathrooms or trashcans on the course.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor here was huge for me. I thought the front 9 was ok, but the back nine was awesome fun. Bring bright discs, so you don't lose anything in the leaves. I really can't wait to go back there and play it again. I listed lots of cons, but the fun factor is where it is at! Thanks UT Tyler!!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/21/2011   2/22/2011
Review By: coolpooky7
Played: 35  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 10.6 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great course since I am a student at UT Tyler. The front 9 is very aceable and the back 9 adds a great challenge for any player from the blue tees. Not many people try out the back 9 so there really is not much of a problem waiting on people.
Cons: Concrete tee boxes would be great and signage stating distances and directions to the next tee. Part of the reason not many try the back 9 is because they don't know the way around back there.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 UT Tyler

1    1/13/2010   1/14/2011
Review By: DeadEye
Played: 43  Reviewed: 11
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Difficult course. Hard to lose discs.
Cons: Some iffy tee box's. Front 9 is pretty tight fit and on campus. Back 9 you can get hit by bike riders.
Other Thoughts: I've played 3 other courses, and this was one of the more difficult ones. The front 9 was less fun because it was slightly easier, but there are trees on just about every hole.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not to shabby

1    4/12/2010   4/13/2010
Review By: CTRobuck
Played: 49  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 13.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is very challenging. You don't really get that sense on the front 9, but on the back you have a whole new beast!! The front 9 has some elevation change and gives you an opportunity to gain some strokes so the back 9 won't hurt so bad. The back 9 has multiple tee boxes, as does the front, and is a very, very tree infested area. ****Make sure you ask directions to 10**** Finding 10 can be difficult, and also finding some of the other holes on the back 9 can be difficult to find as well for a first timer. If you have played Lester Lorch's Coyote course in Cedar Hill you can kinda get the picture of what the back nine is out here. Except for one minor difference, It is MUCH longer on the back 9 here than almost any hole at Lorch. All and all I like difficult courses so I did enjoy playing here. That is once I found my way around. I would definite play here again, although it is hard to pull me away from Lindsey Park!!!
Cons: ****The back 9 is VERY hard to navigate for a first timer here. I didn't head the warning of others on here and tried to do it alone for the first time and well I got a little lost. I did end up finishing my round and playing every hole but it is difficult to find the next box sometimes.
*****If you are a first time disc player play the front 9 twice. The back is really too hard for some players. I hit tons of trees. No lost discs though!!!!!
*****Front 9 is a little bland and seems too be squished into an area that is really a little to small. Don't get me wrong though I really did enjoy playing here.

Most of these cons are minor things, once you get the hang of directions this course is fun to play.
Other Thoughts: Definitely a nice add to the Tyler Disc golf atmosphere. It is hard for me not to go out to Lindsey Park every chance I get, but I will be coming back over to this side of town for a little different challenge.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Way better than I expected

1    6/10/2009   6/10/2009
Played: 58  Reviewed: 47  Exp: 13.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The whole course minus a few holes has excellent pin placements, next to trees, on the side of a hill and the back 9 has a few located by a creek or just a DEEP hole filled with water that has fish and a giant frog. The front 9 is more open but still has a decent amount of trees on about half the shots. Has elevation on a few. My fav was hole 7. A shot off a hill throwing down into a pocket of trees with the basket located in between. Tough shot to ace but possible. Ran into a local after playing the front 9 and asked about navigation problems on the all wooded back 9 and he said that he should probably play with me as a guide. Thank goodness, I would have had a lot of trouble alone for the first round. The back 9 is TIGHT but fair if you are accurate. It has a couple of holes with elevation and if you like heavily wooded courses that are not all tunnel or short shots, then you will love the back 9. It is like it belongs on a different course, a harder and better one in my opinion. I liked all of the back 9 so did not have a fav hole, Most are great. Not really busy but schools out. All in all a great time if you have a good map or a guide. For fellow travelers, the back 9 when upkeep is good or when there is no folage reminds me of Lester Lorche coyote (Cedar Hill) and Moccasin Bend (mississippi). On a few of the back 9 holes there are decent size white arrow cut outs next to some of the tee pads.
Cons: Navigation. DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE WITHOUT A LOCAL OR AN ACCURATE MAP!!!!!!! Go somewhere else. I bet on Saturdays there are enough people to hook up with or just follow. One of the later holes had a downed limb hanging into the fairway making an already tight fairway even harder. If you do not like woods golf then just play the front 9 twice. Not many cons to speak of.
Other Thoughts: I was really was surprised by this course. I figured it would be a busy possibly walker infested park, It was not today. After hole 10 follow trail to right of basket straight across a parking lot. The roc is not far away so there's always that. The local told me that the new Lindsey Gold course is also VERY hard to navigate. but Lindsey is always busy so just follow the other golfers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Night and Day

5+    5/31/2009   5/31/2009
Review By: chalos13
Played: 35  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 13.9 Years
This review was updated on 10/22/2009
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good course to teach someone. Recently they moved a few baskets to increase the challenge on the front nine. Mostly open shots, not a huge challenge. I really enjoy the front nine here. They made the most of what they had to work with. Hole no. 5 is a long anny shot, most challenging of the front nine. Hole 7 is almost perfect for a tommy/thumber.
Cons: The back nine here is kind of ridiculous. Pretty much all tunnel holes. I really hate this part of the course. A good percentage of these holes just seem like luck to me, and the ones that you can actually get a good drive on, there is water behind the green, so if you overthrow, you're boned. The back nine can also be a little tough to navigate your first time, the map helps, be sure and take it.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for first timers, any time I want to teach someone to play and get them into the game, we play the first nine. The front nine is fairly well light by the nearby tennis courses that you can play at night. If you aren't a very advanced player, play the front nine twice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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