3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Navigation between tee boxes was rather easy.
-I loved having a longer course to play with several par 4s.
-Tee signs were excellent.
-Good concrete tee pads.
-No chance of losing discs in water.
-Restrooms in the airport lobby.
Cons: -Very few trees or natural obstacles.
-Layout varies a bit from original intent as trees have died since course was created.
Other Thoughts: -I liked the length on the course.
-The real enemy to a round here is wind.
-I imagine excellent scores can be had if the breeze cooperated since there are no other significant obstacles.
-Unfortunately, the wind was about 17 mph with 23 mph gusts the day I played which made this a monster of a course.
-I would advise giving it a shot on a day with 10 mph winds or less.
-Update: I played this course again on April 23 with 7 mph winds. My score dropped 16 shots! This is a great course for wind practice, and it is much easier on a calmer wind day.
Out of the 64 courses I have reviewed, this is where this course ranks along with similarly rated courses:
44-Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline, LA
45-North Lake Park, Denton, TX
46-Sertoma Field DGC, Walhalla, SC
47-Dillon Park (New layout), Sumter, SC
48-Dacusville DGC, Dacusville, SC
49-Pauls Valley Flightline DGC, Pauls Valley, OK
50-Michelin DGC, Spartanburg, SC
51-Holmes Park, Greenville, SC
52-Seven Oaks DGC, Columbia, SC
53-Margaret Hunter Park-Newberry, SC
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - concrete tee pads
- awesome tee signs
- good elevation changes
- well kept
- nice layout for the land that's there
- good course for beginners
Cons: - back nine is pretty open, but length helps with adding difficulty
- not too difficult...unless the wind is blowing, which it always is in Oklahoma!
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course at all to stop by if you're passing through!
Good group of local players help keep it up.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent tee signs.
Ample tee pads and adequate baskets.
Good use of the present elevation and what trees were on the course were utilized as best as could be.
Flow is logical and some of the holes have ACE RUN potential.
Disc loss should be low here and a couple of the baskets are up on hills.
There is a good mix of short, moderate, and long holes here too.
This would be a good course to practice your long range driving skills or improve your wind game.
Cons: Wind will definitely factor into your game here as there aren't many trees to block the OK wind. With that said there isn't a whole lot of shade either so in the summer months prepare accordingly.
They cleared out the trees that were on Hole 14 that (according to the pictures on here) made for a great hole. Now its just wide open, this was disappointing.
The back 9 got repetitive after a couple of holes with there not being any variety other than the distance.
Some of the benches are in need of repair and a couple of the baskets look like they have been hit by the mowers a time or two.
Back tracking from 1's basket to 2's tee and the long walk from 16's basket to 17's tee slowed the flow of the game down a bit.
Other Thoughts: The front 9 nine was a decent play and a few holes had a couple of trees sprinkled here or there. The back nine was very much wide open and got redundant. The planting of some trees on the back 9 would help spice things up tremendously, especially on the moderate length holes. That way they could still keep the longer holes like 10 and 16 for those players that like long holes and provide lines to be shaped for players that like that aspect.
You will want to pick up your birdies on the front 9 while you can to help balance out the longer holes on the back 9.
If you are wanting a technical course then you will have to keep on driving. If you like a wide open course that will test your wind game then this is your kind of course. This isn't a bad course but its not a destination course either. Its one of those courses that just needs more variety to make for more interesting discing.
If you are passing through the area and feel the need to get out and throw then by all means hit this course up.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Wido Open Spaces
Pros: Big concrete tees
Awesome tee signs
Bathrooms (In lobby of building near 1st Tee)
Two loops that conveniently end at the parking lot
No chance to lose discs
Favorite hole(s): #1, #14
Cons: Few trees
The only challenge is distance and the wind
Almost no risk/reward
Just throw it as far as you can then do it again
Few trash cans
And very few trees
Other Thoughts: My "disc rating" is based heavily on Fun Factor.
This course is well maintained and has good amenities. Perhaps the most telling stat is; I live apx 5 min from this course and play it way less than many other courses that are 45+min from me.
It is a good place to go to air out your monster arm.
If you are in the area and just have to play some disc golf, by all means stop in. Just don't expect many technical shots or much line shaping required.
There is a new local club that is loking at improving this course. New trees, benches, new trees, hazards and new trees would make this course waaaaaayyyyyy better so, I wish them luck and will try to help if I can. I will revisit my review after any and all improvements.
Well kept, just not very much fun factor, IMO.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Great beginner course!
Pros: This course has a very convenient double loop layout that brings you to the parking area / bathrooms after holes 9 & 18. The pads are nice, the baskets are in good condition, signage is awesome, bathroom facilities are nice and clean, and the few (and I do mean FEW) people you meet are very friendly. The grass does get high between mowing in the spring and summer, but usually not too bad.
Cons: The main drawback this course has is its lack of challenges. Distance, wind, and a handful of trees are your only real obstacles. No organized club exists in Pauls Valley and no regular events happen at this course.
Other Thoughts: I really like this course! However, as a purely recreational player, I realize most of the experienced players would get bored here. It is a really great course to introduce someone to the game and let them learn some of the basics. I've played here many times and most of the time there's not been anyone else playing (other than my group) . So if you enjoy a relaxing course where you can enjoy some solitude, come on!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Very nice but out of the way course
Pros: This was a very well laid out course with (as stated before) the best tee signage I've ever seen. All of the tees were in good shape and the layout was clear and obvious. There is the airport terminal just north of the first tee. There's air conditioning, water, and bathrooms right there. The water fountain puts out some really cold water! Great use of what trees are out there.
Very quiet course. A plane was leaving when I got there, but other than that, the airport was silent.
Cons: This is really an out of the way course. I happened to be passing by on I-35 with work and decided to stop in. Playing any course in Oklahoma in mid-August isn't a good idea, but this was a killer. Very little shade on this course.
The back 9 are not as imaginative as the front 9 with many wide open holes.
The front 9 might be a little crowded layout-wise if there was anyone ever out there.
This course is on the grounds for the airport (obviously) and the grass isn't kept too short. The rough (that I shouldn't have gotten into) was full of stickers and stick-tites.
There are disc-eating trees out here I swear. But that's my own fault - nothing against the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a very well laid out course well off of the beaten path. There was a lot of thought and effort into making this course nice, and with a little more mowing it would have been great. The airport terminal's water fountain probably saved me from a heat stroke. For as open a course as this is, there was absolutely no breeze for 90% of the time I was out there.
I had a problem with judging distance out there. I don't know if it was the vast openness or the mild heat stroke I got, but the tee markers were very useful.
If you are passing by on I-35 you really should stop by and play this course. I'm not sure I could say that this course by itself is worth the drive from OKC, but it really is a good course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Tee Pads on every hole
The BEST tee signs I have ever seen
Good use of the few trees out there
Good use of what little elevation that is out there.
Cons: No shade
very unlevel ground, I nearly twisted my ankle more than once.
Part of that was the fact the course had grass as high as my waist in some parts. Knee deep grass on the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: John Houck designs some great courses. This is not one of them.
On the front nine, it is on the side of a slow sloping hill. There are a few trees and John tried to design the course to make those trees come into play.
With the exception of #9, I would expect anyone with a 300 ft drive to be able to birdie every one.
On the back 9, it is a relatively flat field. There were no trees on several of the holes, just long drives.
Basically, with 3 courses in Norman that are all better than this course, I can see why no one plays here.
I for one, will never play here again.
4 of 10 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: fantastic little course.
the front 9 is mostly short but the holes are well designed and a lot of fun. you can birdie most of these but it's certainly not guaranteed. fun factor on these holes is very high! tees and baskets are strategically placed to make use of the elevation and trees.
the back 9 is a bit longer and a little more open but still a lot of fun. you can air out your drivers on several of these but there are a few technical shots around some trees and a few birdie opportunities.
the course itself is just beautiful. nice concrete teepads and awesome granite signs at each hole. design is a double loop so you can easily play just the front or back, although i don't know why you'd want to.
Cons: not much to complain about. some of the teepads could be a little bit longer but a lot of the holes are shorter so you won't need a run up.
alternate tees or pin placement on the back 9 could be cool, since it's a bit less interesting than the front.
Other Thoughts: just a great, well designed course. the fun factor is phenomenal and it's short enough to get in two rounds if you're stopping on a drive between DFW and OKC, or at least to play the front 9 again.
i played the better part of the back 9 in the dark w/o lights just to finish the course because i was enjoying it so much.
funny neighborhood dog was running around chasing birds the whole time i was out there. when it got dark, he actually helped me find my discs too.
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Flightline has nice labeled cement tee pads on every hole. Incredible signs that look like the tombstones of an un-modest person. Each sign has a local sponsor and hole diagrams complete with distances on them. The course has small rolling hills that play tricky wind paths and pin positions. I imagine that the wind here is a constant factor since it is in a big open field and if you are into the wind challenge, this course should be on your list.
I would recommend this course for all skill levels and I would guess that people with long arms will enjoy it more. This course has the look and feel of a tournament ready course. The course flows in two loops back to the parking lot for both the front and back nine, which I am a fan of because you can go out there and decide to play nine and be right at your car.
Cons: It is a in a wide open space, little can be done about that but some might consider it boring. It could use a bench or two preferably in the shade. They should plant more stuff, heck you could park a few junkyard cars out there and get some obstacles other than the wind and elevated pin placements. Well, maybe I'm the only one that thinks that would be cool. At least a extra bush or two would make things a little better.
Other Thoughts: If the sun beating down hard I would think a person would be hardcore out there soaking in the sun. I'd bring sun screen because you are not going to get much shade. I drank a ton of water after playing this course on a windy day. I was pleasantly surprised by this course. It was a good pit stop on my way to OKC. It was neat seeing small planes take off and land. There was a big orange windsock that dominates the course from on top of the hill you start at, I felt that its presence described the situation perfectly.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very cool tee signs. Fun front 9 which requires accuracy. Back 9 is for the big arms. Fun course though. Right off the highway and breaks up the drive btween Dallas and OKC.
Cons: WINDY always!!!! Need more trees on the back. NO shade!
Other Thoughts: Small parking area but usually doesnt matter.
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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