Too open and too easy
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Good for beginners due to how few obstacles there are
Cons: -No tee boxes
-No tee signs
-Bad parking lot
Other Thoughts: Difficulty (1.5/5): This is a mostly open course with little in the way of obstacles. There is some elevation change on a few holes, but even that I don't think changes the challenge for me. If anyone has played UTD Alumni, I think the challenge level is fairly similar for different reasons. UTD is a significantly shorter course, but each basket has multiple trees around it to make you think about your approach. WO Harrington is longer and very few of the baskets have anything in the way of trees to make you shape lines. If you can throw 300-350ft off the tee, Harrington will be a birdie fest for you. If you can't, it'll be a par fest.
Maintenance (1/5): The grass is kept low, but I've never seen it in the spring so who know? The baskets were in good shape. Teeboxes are worn spots in the grass behind a spray painted line. There aren't tee signs at all. One thing of note, however, is the parking lot. It's small and gravel, not paved. Also, it's VERY bumpy getting in, to the point where my friend wouldn't go one day because he had a car without much clearance and was worried he'd damage it. If you have a car with low clearance, I'd be wary about going here.
Variability (1/5): There is very little variability in your shots here. On 7/9 tee shots you're just throwing it hard and landing it somewhere in the open field that is the fairway. If the basket is within your range from off the tee then it's the same shot just with some attention paid to accuracy. As for the other two tee shots, one of them you want to stay on the right side of the fairway to avoid the fallen tree/brush that's to the left of the basket. On the only other tee shot, there's a single tree directly in front of the basket, so you either hyzer/anhyzer around it or just throw right at it since the tree isn't even that big. I could honestly complete this entire course with just a driver and a putter and not see a noticeable dip in my score.
Flow/Experience (3/5): This course is surprisingly easy to navigate considering they don't have tee signs or tee boxes. They have spray paint lines indicating where you have to throw from behind of, and a spray paint arrow pointing at the basket. At most baskets, there's a spray paint arrow pointing to the next tee, and there's never a long walk from basket to tee box. All in all, whoever designed the course definitely made the most out of this little park space, it's just that the park didn't give the designer much to work with. If you live nearby or are trying to play every course in the area, then by all means stop by. But this course isn't worth going out of your way for otherwise.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
There's a course here....
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a course here with decent baskets.....
Used what elevation is there to make it somewhat interesting...
Couple of holes utilized some mature trees ....
Was easy to follow if you had the map from this site...
Tee boxes were little pieces of nylon sticking out of ground with spray painted line across.
#1 Downhill through two trees along a split rail fence
#2 Back up hill, slightly longer, protected by a couple of trees
#3 Back downhill through a couple of trees
#4 Along the side of the field under a tree's canopy
#7 Straight ahead, protected on the right by tree line
#8 Uphill, directly behind a tree...
#9 Uphill with a few trees as protection
Cons: Grass/ dirt tees..... weren't terrible, just weren't concrete.
No signage.... one or two little stakes with a number...
Other Thoughts: In Texas for work training, had a brief afternoon to check the Texas box off my state list and this was the closest course to where I was.... That said...
I am sure this is not the best Texas has to offer, but this was not the worst course I've ever played, not by a long shot.
Played it twice, chatted with one of the locals for a spell, survived a 90 degree Texas afternoon. All in all, was an enjoyable afternoon with adequate disc golf play...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Better than nothing
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It has baskets?
Cons: Dirt tee boxes
old baskets that are passable due to added chains
No tee signs, 2 or 3 have stakes in the ground and the redesigned holes do have spray paint where the tee is.
Other Thoughts: I played this course for the first time in over 10 years. It has not changed, it still is not a good course.
Hole 1 throws down from the parking lot to the basket almost to the creek and near the OB park fence.
Hole 2 throws back up the hill. Probably the best hole on the course, you can leave now.
Hole 3 throws back down the hill.
Hole 4 is a short little hole along the creek ending under a willow tree.
Hole 5 has nothing between you and the basket
Hole 6 is another wide open hole with nothing between you and the basket
Hole 7 at least has a good green with the creek around 1/2 of the basket to the right and behind the hole.
Hole 8 is a shorter hole up the hill behind the only tree and an OB fence to the right.
Hole 9 is a little longer up the hill with a few trees you got to throw around and the OB fence to your right.
I can't recommend playing this course unless you just want to check it off your list of courses played.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -There is a port-a-potty.
Cons: -30+mph winds daily.
-All totally straight shots.
-The "tee pads" resemble pre-dug graves.
-Random condoms hanging on the fence.
Other Thoughts: Who could ask for more? Seriously, not much to see here folks.
PS- If you think your spouse is cheating on you, check the parking lot of this place- it is full of middle aged folks making out/banging like 16 year olds when mom isn't home.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
My Namesake course on the road named the same as my home course (/alley /iew) it had to be played
Pros: 1) A decent ele/ation change on this course which is nice.
2) Creek behind baskets 1, 3, and right of #4 basket. It really isn't in play too much but at least it is there.
3) Garbage cans and picnic table by the parking lot woul dmake for a nice afternoon with the girlfriend or significant other, but don't come here expecting a challenge.
4) This would be a perfect course to practice in the wind as it is wide open to the west where the pre/ailing winds would come from.
5) Distance throws would also be nice practice here. It looks almost like it was once a golf dri/ing range just in its layout.
Cons: 1) 9 open turf holes with minimal obstacles . . . pretty boring.
2) Grass tees are wore to dirt . . . I'm not sure why this course would recei/e so much play, but apparently it is a good location in the heart of the area between Dallas and Ft. Worth.
3) Holes 6 and 7 are just wierd in their layout.
4) Adjacent to airport property so it is loud and the perimeter fence you shouldn't cross . . . . so don't throw in there!
Other Thoughts: I wish the course with the same name as me was better, but I had it on my radar because of its name. Little did I know it is along /alley /iew road which is the name of my home course in New Berlin, WI. I just had to play it, and I can check it off as another course played, but thats about it. Not worth a trip for anyone not named Harrington
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
W.O./ Without Obstacles or Wreally Open
Pros: Hole 1 is a pretty cool hole and has the only concrete Tee pad. You are standing on a hill (not a giant one) with trees on the left and right until about 200 ft. out where it opens up with the pin another 100 ft. or so. On this hole you can throw over the trees since you have some elevation help. Good place for wind practice on some days and when it's not, it's a good place to introduce someone to the game because it's not busy, mostly open, not SUPER short and has all of its disc catchers. Short grass and very clean and well maintained. Felt kind of secluded because there are no park roads or walking paths meandering through the course. There were some trees, just not a lot of them. Great place to practice with your drivers.
Cons: Too open and easy for experienced golfers. Hard to find the next pad because some are not worn in enough. Most baskets have no hole number. No Tee signs, except for 1 that has nothing but someones ace on it. Very little shade or challenge to be found here.
Other Thoughts: This course has enough land to where someone should have planted some trees. It's almost like a blank canvass as far as the open field goes. Over time it could be a wooded maze.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -not a soul in sight, you've got the place to yourself
-nice DGA baskets
-easy to score well
Cons: -no signs
-dirt tees in poor condition
-not challenging at all, no obstacles, wide open
i imagine it is always as windy as it was when i was there
Other Thoughts: This little 9 holer seems really out of place here. Right next to the airport and there aren't any homes or people nearby. I'm curious how this came to be a DG course.
The course is nothing more than a field with 9 baskets. The back end of the field has a creek (dry in the summer) that 2 baskets sit in front of and the opposite end has a handful of trees that frame 2 baskets and 2 tees. Since everything is open, navigation is very tricky. Look for the worn dirt teepads.
Very easy to catch a quick round if for some reason you happen to be next to the airport with 20-30 mins to kill. Perhaps convenient if you're picking someone up and their flight is late.
All that said, I had a surprisingly good time here considering how poor the course is, maybe only because I scored so well (4 down!). I probably wouldn't consider coming back though.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A 9 Holer In The Middle Of Nowhere!
Pros: -The course was not crowded
-It seems to be out in the middle of nowhere
-Short and open holes
-Some baskets have the hole number, but they are real small to see
Cons: -Can be tough to navigate without a map
-Not really much of a challenge here
-Can get very muddy after a good rain especially down by the creek
Other Thoughts: I'm not really sure if it is worth getting off of the freeway for. I don't think I will be rushing to play this one anytime soon. I would play Fritz Park before I played this one.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Good For Practice Not to Play
Pros: Not crowed. Easy access to a highway. It is very open. There are a few trees, but they really don't come into play. Hole #1 is a interesting down hill shot.
Cons: Dirt tee boxes are hard to find. It's difficult to know where the next hole is...I had to ask someone. There are no tee box signs. The grass is not well maintained...kind of high with some stickers. The holes are not very challenging or creative...mostly 250-300 ft, straight shots.
Other Thoughts: It is basically a collection of baskets in an open field. This is a good place for practice. Not really some place you'd make an effort to go play. Sneak over there during lunch to practice your drives and putting,,,but you'll be disappointed if you drive there for your weekend disc adventure.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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