Richmond, TX 
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1    12/27/2016   12/30/2016
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 300  Reviewed: 237  Exp: 10.5 Years
Pros: -wooden tee posts have hole number and distance
-baskets and natural tees are in decent condition
Cons: -two different seasonal layouts; spring is better than fall
-wide open holes with pretty much no obstacles
Other Thoughts: This is a wide open practice course with an alternating layout between fall and spring, presumably since one side has soccer fields and the other has baseball diamonds. I played the fall layout and you have to backtrack from basket 1 to tee 2. Holes 3 and 4 use the tree line but they are still easy hyzers and the trees barely come into play.

Holes 1, 8, and 9 are the same in both layouts and holes 5-7 are shared but in a different order in each layout. So holes 2-4 are the only real difference. The spring layout gives less walking between holes and more challenging lines on holes 2-4. Either way, the course is pretty boring and as another reviewer said, barely better than throwing in a field.

A sign near tee 1 with a map of each layout and an explanation would make it a lot easier for first timers. There are other park users around using the playground or the fields for soccer, baseball, frisbee, etc. It's a decent place to practice if you live nearby but otherwise it's course baggers only. There are better options that aren't too far from here.

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 A mediocre Practice Course

2-4    6/1/2012   10/11/2012
Review By: NTexas2010
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/16/2012
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Nearly impossible to lose a disc unless it flies into the outlying tree-line.
- Every hole is a birdie waiting to happen.
Cons: - Every hole plays like the last.
- Very few obstacles make the course less fun, even for someone like me who just wants to go out there and chuck some discs at a basket from a dirt tee.
- More or less a rolling soccer field with baskets dotting various points on the pitch. Entertainment value is limited.
Other Thoughts: Not much else to say that hasn't been said. I would only play this course if you live in the neighborhood and don't feel like making the drive to River Point, or to add another notch on your proverbial Disc Golf Course belt.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    12/15/2011   12/22/2011
Review By: DMC89
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to find the park. Easy to find the course in the park.
Cons: Wide open. Straight and boring. Played with a mid range and putter only, nothing else needed. Though I played in December the Spring Course was set up. Could not play holes 2 & 3 due to ultimate game and football games happening. Holes 7 and 8 are open but tight, bad throws will put you in the way of others if they are playing at the same time. Unimaginative. Could have made better use of the few trees as obstacles. Probably won't play there again.
Other Thoughts: Restrooms were nasty. Fire ants were present in December. Sticker burrs stuck to my sneaker laces and cut my fingers. If other activities like youth baseball or youth football are happening in the park the parking would be an issue.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Better than an open field, but not by much.

1    5/20/2010   5/26/2010
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 13.6 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great open area to try out new discs, and work on your placements. The holes are long enough for a variety of drivers and mid-ranges to be practiced, so this place definitely beats the open field. The park is very well manicured and the second hole felt like walking a fairway from a ball golf course. The park is well maintained with playground equipment and restroom facilities.

Cons: When the biggest pro is, "the course is better than practice in an open field," then you know that's a pretty sad course indeed. On paper things look great - good distance, fall and spring layouts, easy to navigate area - but it just so straightforward and boring that I felt like I was wasting my time. The spring layout offers no a few to no trees on every hole, and every shot it literally the same shot from a different direction.

This course is basically like playing Hohlt Park in Brenham, Texas without the elevation and even fewer trees. Add it all up, and you have a neighborhood course that, if you lived next door, would use it for practice, but nothing more. At least the mediocre nine courses close to it are fun to play.

WORST HOLE/S: Take your pick
Other Thoughts: Not much too really add except, hit River Pointe Church DGC over this place if you're in the area. Heck, I would even take McCleandan Park over playing here ever again. I couldn't even think of a new layout to make it more entertaining - it's just straight-forward boring, so be prepared.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Nothing Special

2-4    2/23/2008   3/26/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 224  Reviewed: 154  Exp: 9.9 Years
This review was updated on 8/11/2008
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Not much danger of pedestrian interference. Course changes layout in Spring and Fall to alternate between avoiding baseball or soccer fields. Tee signs well marked and uses red bricks to mark edge of tee box.
Not very interesting or challenging. Too many (7 or 9 in Spring) holes that are straight shots with no obstacles whatsoever. #3 & #4 on the Fall layout add some minor trees.
Other Thoughts:
A rather bland course of mostly straight-to-the-basket holes. Granted the small park doesn't offer much opportunity for course creativity. Spring layout favors lefties while Fall layout favors righties. Fine for locals who want to toss some discs, but don't go out of your way to play this course.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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