Irving, TX 
W.O. Harrington Share
Uploaded By: mitchdrums Hole #5 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 315ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee: Basket back up the hill straight ahead in the open. Longest hole on the course.



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Easy to Score Well on for all levels

2-4    8/21/2020   8/21/2020
Review By: jughandle10
Played: 15  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cool industrial backdrop, course is almost never crowded. Uses the elevation well. Hard to lose a disc and even people with only moderate arm speed can create birdie opportunities
Cons: Baskets are fairly janky and dated. Teeboxes are not concrete and not always in the best of shape. Very few natural obstacles to contend with.
Other Thoughts: Certainly not worth a long trip for, but if you are in the area and need a quick 9 you can get through the course in under 45 minutes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Usually not crowded

5+    2/24/2020   2/24/2020
Review By: ivanhenson
Played: 380  Reviewed: 137  Exp: 9.9 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is usually 1 of the only courses without people. So you can go around and around. Some longer par 3 so you can throw. A few hills
Cons: Old baskets a little swampy. No real signs no boxes. Some stickers.
Other Thoughts: If you want to play without people around this is the best course to try.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Little Hill, Little Thrill

5+    5/15/2019   5/23/2019
Review By: dgaficionado
Played: 220  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 30.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/11/2020
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
+ The course's few natural obstacles are thoughtfully utilized.
+ Usually free of traffic, so it's easy to get in a quick nine holes over lunch or during a break.
Cons:
- Overall scarcity of interesting obstacles.
- Often found overgrown and in need of mowing.
- Uneven and sloping #3 tee causes problems with foot slippage.
- A tight fence line bordering #8-9 threatens off-limits OB for errant shots (although a hole in the fence indicates most people retrieving their bad shots just ignore that regulation).
Other Thoughts:
INFO
Enveloping a hillside park near DFW Airport, the entirety of which is visible from the parking lot, this course uses hilly terrain and a few, scattered mesquite trees as scant obstacles for its short, 9-hole layout. The ocassional sound of planes flying overhead on their runway approach and the random park visitor stopping to rest for a while at the lone picnic table atop the hill are the only distractions at this mostly isolated course surrounded by undeveloped and off-limits airport property land.

EVAL
Airing out a nice drive on the first hole's elevated tee provides the best thrill in a round where the remaining holes either throw up and down more gentle slopes or throw across flat sections circling the perimeter of the park. This makes the course very beginner friendly, especially considering that it's mostly wide open with little chance to lose a disc. The few trees dotting the park are used as well as can be expected to provide some obstacles. Still, this course might best be described as a good place to practice drives since it's usually unoccupied and one quickly loses interest in the holes.

NOTE
This course was installed several years later as a replacement for the loss of a nine hole course at Victoria Park in Irving due to the construction of a new elementary school occupying that land.

LAYOUT
First tee west of parking lot and past park sign.
#1 throws straight ahead and downhill. (Walk left to #2 tee.)
#2 throws uphill towards trees guarding basket. (Walk right to #3 tee.)
#3 throws straight ahead and downhill. (Walk left to #4 tee.)
#4 throws right of tree toward creek. (Walk ahead to #5 tee.)
#5 throws straight towards lone tree. (Walk back and right to #6 tee.)
#6 throws parallel to #5 fairway but in opposite direction. (Walk left to #7 tee.)
#7 throws straight towards bend in small creek. (Walk left around creek to #8 tee.)
#8 throws straight and uphill past tree. (Walk ahead to #9 tee.)
#9 throws straight and uphill towards trees.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner Course Best Used for a Practice Round

5+    10/4/2018   10/7/2018
Review By: LeftyPower
Played: 33  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 32.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: OK baskets
Good for practice as it is not well known about and rarely busy here
Good for beginners
Several Ace run holes
Dog Friendly, although not officially
A few fun holes framed by mostly mesquite trees
Mowed grass throughout
Well marked next hole locations with orange spray paint thanks to what I presume is a dedicated local
Cons: Only 9 holes
Dirt tees, muddy and slippery after rains
Dirt and gravel parking lot is fixed but entrance/exit was eroded in the past and could get that way again
Short holes
Not much cover or obstacles other than scattered mesquite trees
Literally right next to DFW Airport runways and busy road so there is lots of noise.
Other Thoughts: I play here for practice and want to throw my bag of discs at every hole, but not worth going to for the most part with a group as there are lots of better courses around. All the baskets are on the edges of a rectangular area and they make the best out of what there is but it is a shame none of the baskets are on the other side of the creek on the south side which is just unused woods.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Too open and too easy

2-4    1/2/2017   2/2/2017
Review By: jamminbales
Played: 46  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 4.5 Years
3 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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 There's a course here....

1    8/23/2016   8/23/2016
Review By: mrbro855
Played: 271  Reviewed: 102  Exp: 7.6 Years
5 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.
Memorable holes:
#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...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Better than nothing

1    4/26/2016   4/26/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 993  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
7 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.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  

1    2/12/2016   2/13/2016
Review By: Ezrath
Played: 19  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is course is what it is. A small patch of open land where the city put out a few baskets for entertainment. It is not going to attack a crowd. What is does provide is a nice place on my lunch hour to throw 9 or 18 ( we play it backwards for second nine) with some friends to eat up the nice weather we have been having.
Cons: Many to list but the porta-potty is now gone (not sure this is a con). Not much a challenge as many have noted your throwing in an open field and it helps to use thsi site to see the lay out.
Other Thoughts: The one thing that makes this course slightly difficult (as with most courses) is the wind. It tends to swirl. My only tip to anyone reading this is that on hole 6 no matter what the wind feels like on the tee throw a stable to over-stable disc.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Never knew this course was so close to the airport!

1    1/3/2016   1/4/2016
Review By: Jimbotten
Played: 21  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 0.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good practice course
Makes good use of the land given
Close to the airport
Mowed often
Fence has openings in case disc flies over it
9 holes play fast, good to ay twice for 18 hole scores
Cons: Not much to this course (Reasonable: 2.0)
Fence on other side of creek (west) limits future exansion of course.
9 holes is a con without 2 pins/tees.
Natural tees are rough.
Other Thoughts: South side of course has some space on other side of creek for additional holes in future. By cleaning out the brush over there and adding a small bridge to cross over, I see room for at least 3 more holes (for whatever it's worth). Not sure how much room is over there, but maybe enough for 9 more holes in the future. 18 hole courses attract more players than 9 hole courses.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Is a bad course better than no course?

1    9/1/2015   9/15/2015
Review By: JeremyKShort
Played: 79  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 9.3 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Near to the airport. Well maintained.
Cons: Not many pros to come up with. This course just isn't interesting. Barely any trees, just a lot of throwing across a field. The teepads also aren't marked very well, and the teepads themselves are just worn out spots in the dirt.
Other Thoughts: Somebody went to some trouble to get this course in, so we should be thankful it's there. It's a playable course, and if you want to practice your driving and are near DFW, I guess it can get the job done.But hit up Bear Creek or Fritz while you're here.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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