College Station, TX 
Wolf Pen Creek Share
Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #2 (Taken 10/2008)
4 / 379ft.   3 / 510ft. Par / Distance:
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 Nice, short course

5+    6/6/2009   4/29/2010
Review By: joesiya
Played: 23  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice layout. Signs at all tee boxes. Semi challenging and easy to navigate. Good beginner to intermediate course. Usually not very busy.
Cons: Duck Jams...the city allowed them to destroy the layout of the top four holes.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Two Courses in One

1    1/4/2010   1/6/2010
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 13.8 Years
This review was updated on 2/19/2012
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a good amount of risk versus reward on the final five holes of the course with the creek, and big arms will enjoy the first four holes that are wide open and long. Basically, this course gives you an opportunity to practice multiple parts of your game. Holes range from 170' to over 600' depending on your tees, so there is a diverse range for shots, as well as a few very minor elevation changes to keep things interesting. RHBH players are favored on this course, but even then the course is fair to players.

The overall park facilities are good, with decent bathrooms, and a playground area for the kiddies. There is also an outdoor amphitheater, so even though the course doesn't conflict with the area, things could get potentially crowded on theater night.

BEST HOLE/S: #2; #6
Cons: The design for some may be a con depending on your viewpoint. You basically have four long mostly open holes, with holes like #3 feeling mundane and filler. Then the change to five shorter technical holes can be essentially viewed as the same type of hole five times.

There are some definite drainage issues around holes #8 and #9 making them play harder than they actually are (summer is worse with the plant growth), and it's very easy to lose your footing on the muddy soft ground. In addition, a map is essential for first timers since there are a few long transitions between holes and namely between the open hole #4 to the tighter #5.

The one other issue is the tee box area. There are natural tees, and apparently alternates, but even though there are top quality Houck signs - the alternates aren't easily spotted, and the distances don't seem to fit with the holes. These are minor issues, but something that could certainly give this course a boost if improved.

Other Thoughts: Wolf Pen Creek is, in my opinion, pound for pound the one of the strongest courses in the College Station/Bryan area. Being only 9 holes, there are always going to be arguments between how it compares to the Research Park course. Some things you may want to consider though in this comparison is that on a beautiful day - Wolf Pen Creek is probably going to be less busy than Research Park, and Oaks Park is only a mile away if you need a scenery change. As always, there as issues, but I believe this course has used the land to its greatest advantage, and makes for a great round of golf.

Having finally played all of the current courses the Bryan/College Station area has to offer, I have made two separate lists for you to consider when making your next visit to Aggieland. I have ranked them first by overall course quality and then my personal enjoyment rating which varies a bit from the first list. Please note however, I enjoyed all of these courses, and none of them stood out as the clear favorite.

Course Rating and Quality:
1. Research Park 3.5 discs;
2. Southern Oaks Park 3;
3. Wolf Pen Creek 3;
4. Austin's Colony 2.5;
5. Oaks Park 2;
6. Bonham Park 1.5;
7. First Baptist Bryan DGC 1;
8. Tiffany Park 1.

Personal Enjoyment: (1 is best & 5 is worst)
1. Southern Oaks Park
2. Wolf Pen Creek;
3. Research Park;
4. Oaks Park;
5. Bonham Park;
6. Austin's Colony
7. First Baptist Bryan DGC
8. Tiffany Park

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Fun 9 Holer

1    3/27/2009   3/27/2009
Review By: OneBallWonder
Played: 45  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 19.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variations in hole design make for an interesting day of disc golf. The first few holes are open, long bombs, then the climate of the course changes to a flood plain with a winding creek. The creek is not large, but large enough to swallow up arrant shots.

This is as complete a 9 hole course as I've ever played. The majority of the holes do favor the RHBH player however, but it is not completely unfair.
Cons: I don't know what the state of Texas has against concrete tee pads. This is another course with naturals, and they were muddy the day we played.

The flood plain is exactly that. It is a flood plain. It will flood all the way up to the ampitheater.

The walk from the 9th hole back to the parking area is a little bit unreasonable.
Other Thoughts: Stupid Texas Fire Ants....

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    3/6/2009   3/11/2009
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 10 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first four holes are in a different area of the park, more difficult, and not as interesting and fun as the last five holes. #1 is 305' but uphill so it plays about 350'. #2 is a 507' fairly wide tunnel and is the most difficult hole. #3 is 366 with the basket in the middle of a huge open field. #4 is 606' with a slight anhyzer approach route at the end.

The last five holes are all open but play back and forth and beside a narrow but deep creek that cuts it's way through the park. The creek provides a slight pucker factor but is actually pretty easy to avoid. This is the funner side of the course as it has an almost putt putt golf course feel to it and the longest hole in this section is 311' with the others averaging around 250'.

The tee signs are very good.
Cons: Dirt tee pads.

The signs show short tees but I could not find any sign of them.

There is too much walking for nine holes. There is a long walk between 2 and 3, 3 and 4, 4 and 5, and a long walk to get back to the parking area after hole 9.

The #4 tee pad is hard to find for first timers and it's fairway is a norrow strip of land between the creek and a swampy pond area and can get very soggy.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/25/2008   10/25/2008
Review By: Jeff
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.5 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Very well kept. Great mix of long and short holes. Diverse course. Nice area in general. Fun to play.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Easy to lose discs in the creek.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Favors Righties

5+    10/18/2008   10/19/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 224  Reviewed: 154  Exp: 10.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/14/2009
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Very nice course. Pretty scenery. Good mix of distances on holes with some elevation changes. Typical excellent John Houck tee signs.

Adequate parking. Restroom facilities are decent.

The challenge of this course is to average 3 or better on the first four holes and then get all the 2's you can on the last five holes.

UPDATE: In early to mid-2009 a realistic gap was cut through the brush on hole #1 making it a more fair hole, also all the brush on #4 was cleared out from around the tree in the middle of the fairway making this hole a much easier '3' than it was before.
Heavily favors RHBH players as every tee shot is either straight or a hyzer shot. The only significant anhyzer shot is the approach shot on #4 if your tee shot is right of the fairway trees. Not much shot variety in that regard. It looks like #9 was designed to be an anhyzer shot, but wasn't actually installed that way.

Tall reeds and murky creek can swallow discs and make them really hard to find.

For first timers the transition from hole #4 to #5 is not obvious, consult a map.

#7 is a throw away hole; very short and no real challenge.
Other Thoughts:
Course is somewhat divided between the front four and back five. The first holes are longer, the last five are shorter and birdie opportunities abound.

While this was a fun course to play it's not the type of course where a developing player will sharpen a diverse set of skills.

DGCR course map shows hole #1 slightly off from where is actually is. The tee is further from the parking lot and the basket is behind the tree line.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


6/12/2008   6/24/2008
Review By: ryandr
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great 9 hole course. The course is well maintained and mowed. All holes are marked well. The holes have a broad range of distances, with the first 4 being long with tree hazards near the pins. The last five are bordering a small creek and create a narrow fairway. These holes are shorter but require more technical shots and during wet weather avoiding the creek is a must (very cloudy water - discs are lost easily). Several pins are near the creek border.
Cons: Must be mindful of the water hazard on all the last five holes is the water is up at all. During wet weather there are several large pools of water in the fairways to avoid.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course for beginner to expert. The holes provide enough challege to play the same 9 over and over again. Besides the beautiful park, there are facilities on site.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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