7 Helpful / 0 Not
...unless theres been rain.
Pros: The course was great due to the fact that it was challenging with a good mixture of long, short, technical, doglegs and hazardous holes. One of my favorite elements was the risk/reward holes. The course had a lot of space but did not feel overly long due to the natural flow of the well-manicured terrain. Tee pads were spacious and signs were helpful as well. Also i loved the driving range! Bathrooms at hole one were nice as well with covered picnic tables.
Cons: Some signs were missing and neighbors yards could be problematic due to signs telling golfers to under no circumstances retrieve discs... also some of the tee pads were not engineered to stay dry during wetter times of the year.
Other Thoughts: Which brings me to the name of this review... The area used for the park is along a river that serves as drainage for the higher surrounding areas. Multiple creeks cross the course in route to said river. When it rains this park turns into an entirely different animal. the mud is thick deep and sticky. People with walking challenges should avoid the days following rain. Normal creek crossings are not crossable and even small bridges can be washed out. The areas around the baskets that do not have grass on some holes can also be bad. And some tees on the back 9 become submerged. Did i mention the mud?
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Well Maintained, Great Flow
Pros: Very well maintained. Great flow from hole to hole. Concrete pads. Long and short pads at each hole. Practice lanes with distance markers :-)
Cons: Relatively straight shots and feew elevation changes so not overly challenging. Can get crowded. Looks like it could get farily muddy, but the trails are rocky in the back nine to assist with this.
Other Thoughts: Overall a very nice course. Would happily go back.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Great Mix of Length and Technical throws
Pros: This course was a great mix of long throws and technical throws. 5 ace-able holes. It had excellent signage. 2 mile course under 50 minutes. Would definitely play again if ever on that side of town again.
Cons: Someone had dumped two trash cans over and spilled everywhere. Water comes into play on 8 holes and it is deep in some places.
Other Thoughts: One of the better courses I have played overall.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Long and short tees to keep everyone happy!
New and improved drainage!
City is active in in maintaining it, cutting down dead trees and making improvements.
*Update* city is putting down mulch around baskets and problematic muddy areas.
Cons: The rock fairway on the back 9
They don't empty the trash cans enough.
*UPDATE* Hole 16's basket has been removed due to complaints. Can play from 16 tee bad to holes 7 basket as replacement.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great course and they take care of it very well and with the combination of short/long tees, good basket locations, and just enough trees and OB make this course challenging and fun! It is a must play if you are in the area! Below is a short description of all the holes.
1 Basket straight ahead to the left. Trees to the left and right from the tee with a small creek running from the left side towards the front of the hole.
2 Basket straight straight forward with trees guarding most lines about 3/4 down and a small OB creek running to nearly left of center.
3 Straight open shot with creek running horizontal through its 3/4 down.
4 Open shot with large creek to the left.
5 Tree hangs over right in front of the tee forcing you to throw low onto a narrow fairway, large creek to the left and to small pounds to the right during parts of the year...they dry up in the summer.
6 Short tunnel shot through some tree.
7 The longest hole by far on the course, big arm hole, straight shot, large creek to the left.
8 Straight forward, basket tucked into a pocket of trees to the left.
9 Straight forward with the basket to the left under some trees.
10 Basket straight to the right by some trees with a small ob creek behind it.
11 Short hole needing a small hyzer curve, very acable
12 Very cool hole requiring a nice S throw to get to a basket guarded by trees.
13 straight shot with trees to the left and right, good ace run
14 Straight shot under a tree canopy with basket to the left in small clearing
15 Cannot see the basket from tee, it follows the tree line to the left, need a big hyzer.
16 This is a real fun hole, shoot up a small hill with a bunch of trees blocking most long lines towards a basket the is in the open on the other side of the trees. If you happen to throw in grandmas backyard just knock, nice people. *UPDATE* this basket has been removed, play from tee pad as normal to hole 7's basket just be courteous to people playing hole 7.
17 & 18 are both straight open no tree big arm holes (if from longs) with a big creek to the left of both.
Can play from basket 18 to basket 4 for tie-breaker or bonus hole.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
First Experience was Windy!!
Pros: Very nice park, I enjoy the layout and the scenery is very nice... Nothing is in the way of the drive, mid drive and putter. I will go back again once the weather is in better shape.
Cons: Only con that I have discovered is the wrong day to play is when it was very windy making it almost impossible to play...
Other Thoughts: I'm not going to give this course a bad review since my good friend and I decided to play on one of the worst, windiest days in North Texas. We gave it a shot and ended up calling it quits during the 6th hole, sadly...
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice park and grounds well maintained. Driving range right off the parking lot big plus, great course layout. Multiple tees if your wife or girlfriend wants to play with you. Spike heisers came into play alot for me and got more practice with my whippet disc than normal. Back 9 is carved through the woods, most of the trees have dropped their leaves making it easier to find discs if necessary. Had a relaxing morning, will come back with friends next time. Great course to practice on for sure. Also, lot of the creeks you have to carry were low, easy to find discs if they take a swim.
Cons: I went out there solo, always better with a friend. It was really muddy but was tolerable since course has moderately flat layout.
Other Thoughts: Wish they would have had baskets by driving range to make a complete practice area. Do check it out if you have time, it's worth the round.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Easy to follow.
Cons: This course isn't very technical from the beginner tee pads so play the advanced tees after you've played for a year or so to add some distance and a few extra obstacles to spice it up.
Can get muddy after recent rain from poor drainage on the back 9.
No elevation changes.
Other Thoughts: Hole #1 should be a par 3 from both tee pads. Back 9 gives you plenty of opportunity to lower your score.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great course, well maintained, Driving Range, Great scenery. Perfect for the beginning player. You will probably never lose a disc here as everything is kept nice, (no crazy thick stuff). 3 to 4 long holes rest are ace able. Would play again.
Cons: The sewer hole..
Other Thoughts: Love It!
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Great course. A lot of fun because there are many short holes to try to ace. There is one long hole on the front nine that will test your power a bit. There is also a driving range near by so you can see how far you can chunk a disc.
Cons: No cons.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Great tournament location, me thinks.
Pros: Overall a great course. I will play here again as soon as I am back here to do so. see complete review in other box. Played again 2/2012. Played all 18. This is a truly great course. Plays like 3 separate courses... First 6 holes play through trees and creeks. Good basket placements and use of terrain. 6 is a nice tree tunnel. % plays to a drop off basket wedged between the creek and the puddle. These first six are overall great holes.8 through 16 play through the woodsiness. A nice combination of lefts and rights. 7, 17 and 18 are just wide open pints and shoots along the creek. I played the perfect small bag of discs for this course. I played them all. I had what I needed when I reached in. No disc was unplayed. I brought a stable and understable driver. A stable, an understable and an overstable middie and a preferred putter. 1 through 6 and 8 through 16 could be played just with the set of 3 middies, perfectly Park is clean, trash free and enjoyable. Locals were quite friendly. Great spot for tourneys and events.
Cons: I did not find any other than the mud on the back side... but that is seasonal and will be gone soon. Back almost exactly 1 year later and the muddy parts are right where they were last time. Again, likely seasonal. Some info on some of the white tee posts is missing... but except wanting to know the difference, not really needed. Easy to navigate as long as you are aware of the 6 to 7 transition and the 16 to 17 jump across the creek.
Other Thoughts: This is my disc golf course rating system. Each element of the course is worth ½ disc for a total of 10, ½ disc units or 5 full discs of rating.
My 10 categories are:
1. Quality of tee pads.
2. Quality of signage, both individual hole signs as well as a sign board and course layout at the hole one beginning location.
3. Course amenities. Benches at tees, garbage cans on course, disc bag posts/hooks, next tee arrows, etc.
4. Overall park amenities. Things like bathrooms, drinking fountains, playground areas, anything that improves the overall location.
5. Overall use of available terrain features. How well did the designers use what they had to work with?
6. Changes in elevation. Some courses have this occurring naturally. Others have created it. Either way it is vital that a good course is beyond flat... even in Iowa or Nebraska.
7. Variety of hole length. Is it mixed up? Some long, some short. Keep things interesting.
8. Tee and basket options. Are there tee options and/or alternate basket locations? Can the course be played different on different visits?
9. Signature hole? Is there one hole in specific that leaves an impression? Creates a unique memory?
10. Fun Factor - Purely subjective on my part. Did I have fun?
Paschall park, Mesquite, TX
1. Yes. Good tee pads. 2 for each hole. I played the white (shorter) course.
2. Yes. Good signage on posts. Nice main map. Next tee indicators on baskets. Easy to navigate course.
3. Yes. Park amenities are good, some but few golf specific amenities are present. Nice driving range with distance signs but course specific amenities are few.
4. Yes. Very nice clean multi use park
5. Yes. Quite well done here. Nice use of the creek like areas on the early holes. Nice use of woodsines in the tens/teens.
6. Yes. Some elevation on first few holes... back portion is mostly flat. What is avail. is well used.
7. Yes. Good assortment even when I played just the short tees... 7 is a long big-arm bomb. Early holes are short and technical. Woodsy holes are fun and well done.
8. Yes. 2 sets of tees on all holes. I did not see pin options, though. Mando markers on early holes, too.
9. No. I can not say there was a sign hole... no one hole stood out as a memorable experience in uniqueness... but entire course is just GREAT. If I was here another day I would play here again.
10. Yes. Great fun. Excellent course. I can see great tournaments held here. Big fun.
Rating = 9 yes, 1 no = 4.5 disc rating
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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