Mesquite, TX 
Porter Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: TheHipstick Hole #8 (Taken 7/2013)
3 / 216ft. Par / Distance:
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Fantastic Grass

1    5/20/2022   6/30/2022
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 582  Reviewed: 570  Exp: 9.2 Years
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.859 Rating) A Novice level park style niner with some nice elevation change.
- GRASS - It's not what some of y'all are thinking. The grass lawn here is about as ideal as it gets. Short, thick, green and smooth. I missed 150-feet left on (3) due to the wind and it was still effortless to retrieve my terrible shot.
- NOVICE LEVEL FRIENDLY - I think the target audience for Porter is from 700 to 850 rated players. Great for new players getting started, as they will be able to work on distance and accuracy and also will rarely lose one. Some Rec players may enjoy Porter too, although a few holes here will even be too vanilla for them. Plenty of ace opportunities for those with 250-foot max power.
- BASIC AMENTITIES - 6-foot wide by 12-foot long, level concrete pads. Amen. All of them were in good shape. The baskets are older DISCatchers and they caught just fine.
- QUICK PLAY - Every time conscious bagger coming here from I30 will be back on the highway in under 40 minutes. It flows well enough. Very little time will be spent searching, if at all. I timed myself on the course in at 23 minutes to play it solo first time.
- MAINTENANCE - The maintenance of this place was immaculate. Completely mowed for my visit. Only one far fringe area between holes (6,7 and 9) had overgrowth. I suspect that this course will rarely be in bad playing shape.
- NIGHT GOLF OPPORTUNITY - Perfect for night golf, if it's allowed.

Cons: A basic blend
- LACK OF CHALLENGE AND VARIETY - As noted in the pros, this is a Novice level course. For players at my skill level, Intermediate, it's a little too mediocre. I played terrible in 30 mph windy conditions and shot 1 down. The wind is likely going to be the most difficult aspect about this place. (3) is going to be a nice hole to practice distance on. Its uphill a bit and over 300 feet long. It'll probably take 350-foot power to leave a good birdie chance. The course is an all par 3 layout with minimal obstacles in play. I liked both (2) and (6) which are both shallow valley plays with live oaks guarding some of the attack angles.
- TEE SIGNAGE AND NAVIGATION - If I recall correctly, I think just one hole had its entire signage intact. Considering there is no posted course map and that multiple tees can be seen after baskets, I could see some first timers heading the wrong way in one or two spots. I, like many, momentarily skipped holes (5) and (6) not realizing I had strolled over to tee (7's) pad. Regardless, it's so open here that even the worst navigators should eventually be able to figure it out.
- TREE LOSS AND NATURAL BEAUTY - From looking at the old pictures, it appears a few holes have lost enough trees to effect the hole. The trees in front of tee (4) are all gone except for one sickly looking straggler. Both (5) and (7) appear to have lost a few trees as well. I think if the live oak coverage were a bit more, I would have rated the course beauty here about average among all the courses I've played. Still a nice park that's well maintained.
- WALKING PATHS - Five of the nine holes have walking paths in play, although only a couple have a moderate risk to traffic. I'm not sure how often there are walkers using these paths, but if they are, expect to wait from time to time.

Other Thoughts: Porter Park is going to work just fine as a neighborhood course. It's a quick care-free course that will challenge beginning players to improve their skills. An ideal course bagger stop too as it's right off the highway. No reason for the destination course pilgrim to venture here. Overall, I'm going with a low to mid 2.0. I think if new shiny tee signs and baskets were planted it would bump up the rating a bit, but there's really not enough intrigue here for me to ever score it a 2.5. Porter would have to add holes or substantially modify/expand the gameplay to earn that level of recognition from me.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Porter Park

2-4    8/28/2021   8/29/2021
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Nice elevation (at least for DFW).
-- Nice tee pads, baskets and course flow. Even without a map, you shouldn't have trouble finding your way around.
-- Lightly wooded course that uses the tress fairly well.
-- With only one hole as long as 300 feet and seven holes shorter than 250, ace runs and birdie chance abound if you any kind of arm.
-- Disc loss potential is low.
Cons: -- It's pretty easy to follow the course, but there are safety concerns because some of the holes are really close to each other. I nearly made a black ace from 1 tee to 9 basket (my understable midrange bounced off the catching basket and rolled away). Tees 2 and 9 are almost on top of each other, and the 8 basket is basically in the fairway for No. 2. The 7 basket is really close to the 8 tee. Nos. 5 and 6 play basically parallel, and an errant drive from one could easily land in the other fairway.
-- Because of all of that, this is not a course that does well with lots of players. It's not normally crowded, but it was crowded on my last visit.
-- No tee signs. Tees are marked by yellow metal poles. At one point, those had hole number and distance, but most of them are now blank.
-- No benches, trash cans, or restrooms, but this is a short course, so it's not much of a problem.
Other Thoughts: -- Beautiful pond in the park (past basket 3), but it doesn't come into play on the course.
-- Borders an elementary school; I wouldn't attempt to play during school hours.
-- This is a decent (perhaps good) course for beginners and those of us without big arms. Intermediate/advanced players (or anyone with a big arm) isn't likely to enjoy this course.
-- Parking is on the street; No. 1 tees off from near the park sign; however, there is a cul-de-sac on Olympia Drive that puts you right at the No. 2 tee.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 This is where I learned to play

5+    7/24/2019   7/24/2019
Review By: Chukster
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It is a great beginner coarse and also a good place to practice. A beginner could gain some confidence here, plus a real opportunity for an Ace at several holes.
Cons: Lots of pedestrian traffic on sidewalks running through coarse. Some people like to stop and talk right in front of you as your trying to contemplate your shot.
Other Thoughts: Monday and Tuesday or the weekend seems to be the best time. The landscapers are usually there on Wednesday and Thursday and can be in the way. All players I've encountered were very respectful of your space.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Surprisingly fun for a 9 hole course

5+    9/14/2015   9/17/2015
Review By: Tommy2am
Played: 33  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 9.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -quick course to play if you are in a hurry
-great elevation changes
-nice teepads, baskets, and course flow
-lightly wooded course that demands many types of shots
-a lot of ace runs and birdieable holes
-just a well designed all around course that's fun
-great course to learn the nuisances of your favorite putter or midrange. Great for beginners, but fun for all skill levels.
-a lot of other things to do in the area if you are traveling. There is also a nearby park and jogging trail. Also, a LOT of good nearby courses VERY close
-it's a very beautiful course with a nice pond, ducks, and a creek
-it would be extremely difficult to lose a disc here
Cons: -there are no benches (aside from hole 1), trash cans, or restrooms, but you really don't need them since its such a short course
-9 holes are always less desirable than 18 hole courses, and this one could certainly put more holes in
-it's a shame that they didn't use the pond. It's beautiful, but they just didn't include it for some reason
-it is right by an elementary school. If you play during the day, they may be at recess or doing a field day (I came one time during a field day...and just forget about it...there were kids everywhere). This also means that if you want to enjoy a drink or *ahem* other aren't going to be able to...especially during school hours. It just wouldn't be worth the risk.
-the signage could be better (several have apparently been vandalized), but the flow is so really doesn't make a difference
Other Thoughts: This is the best 9 hole for 30 minutes in every direction (sorry debusk...). Its great for all skill levels to enjoy or those short on time.It's well worth it if you live within 20-25 minutes or if you are looking to play multiple courses in a day (due to it's proximity to several other courses).
Go check it out.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Porter Parked

1    7/29/2015   7/30/2015
Review By: hotstang
Played: 415  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 11.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy and fun little 9 hole.
Good baskets.
Good Teepads.
Great for new and lower level players.
Good for practice of putter and midrange game.
Has a good mixture of shots.
Nice well maintained park overlooking nearby lake.
Great for a quick round of golf.
Cons: Just not long enough.
No Bathrooms.
Other Thoughts: Would like to see a full 18 put in around the lake.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice little 9 holer by a school

1    5/24/2015   6/13/2015
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 965  Reviewed: 216  Exp: 12.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a good beginner's course that has a good variety of shots.
There are low ceiling shots, open holes, and even dog leg L/R holes.
The park is well kept and there are other amenities nearby, there is a park, basketball court, etc.
Flow is logical and rounds should play quickly here.
A couple of holes have Ace Run potential and there are some decent lines here.
Tees are super wide and plenty long.
Cons: Probably not available(or tough to play) during school hours.
Signage is missing(just like at Debusk) due to apparent vandalism.
Wind might be a factor on the open holes.
No trash cans or benches-however you most likely won't need benches on this short of a course.
Hard pack around baskets can get slick after a solid rain.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty fun little 9 hole course that has just enough obstacles and shot variety to keep you interested. It doesn't have the length of other area courses but it is a fun play non the less.
If we had a course like this on our school property you can bet our PE classes would be utilizing it every chance we got.
When you group this course with the other 2 courses in Mesquite I think the city has covered all levels of players IMO.
I would start out here then progress to Debusk and then go play Paschall if I was just starting to learn the game.
Worth the play if you are in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Great for Beginners

5+    3/25/2015   3/31/2015
Review By: Badstainless
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course was one of the very first disc golf courses I have ever played. Compared to other courses in the area.
1. This is a really easy to navigate course.
2. Tees are concrete and course is well maintained.
3. Decent variation of holes, Mildy wooded, some open, up hill, downhill etc.
4. Short holes great for beginners.
5. No risk of losing any discs.

Cons: 1. The course is only 9 short holes.
2. Some of the holes can become very muddy after rainfall.
Other Thoughts: This is truly a great beginner course for those newbies such as me. There is enough variation to learn your discs and learn different elements of the game. Overall good easy course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyed Playing This Course

1    2/15/2014   9/28/2014
Review By: Joe6Pack
Played: 34  Reviewed: 18
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A few creative holes. Easy to navigate. Easy to find parking lot if you're going there for the first time. Good mix of shot types and some elevation changes and water.
Cons: Pretty average course. Will be easy for 900+ rated player.
Other Thoughts: Worth playing if you're already in the area. Not a destination course in and of itself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    7/2/2013   7/2/2013
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 169  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 19.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice concrete teepads. Well kept course and park. Grass is well maintained. Possible ace run on every hole. Would be difficult to shoot over on this course.
Cons: The only con I would have to say is no real signage for the holes. You can see the basket from every teepad, so no real need for signs.
Other Thoughts: Will definitely play the course again if in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good Practice course

1    7/22/2012   7/24/2012
Review By: dbx820
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well Maintained, Easy flow from hole to hole. Multiple elevation changes. Good place to practice.
Cons: Relatively Short, Straight Holes. Chains are a little rusty. Not a lot of challenge, but again, good for practice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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