McKinney, TX 
Towne Lake DGC Share
Uploaded By: Donovan Hole #11 (Taken 2/2009)
3 / 266ft.   3 / 245ft. Par / Distance:
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Wooded course

1    7/24/2016   7/25/2016
Review By: tyler4coop
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Enjoyable course. Good signage and concrete boxes. Offers different throws and challenges. Has a unique feeling of being in a forest with no idea which way is the parking lot. Definitely worth playing.
Cons: Some of the signs were knocked down. Even though they offer two tee boxes there is not a very big difference in between them.
Other Thoughts: Heavily wooded course and you must stick to the fairway to make par. Bring lots of water.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 There is a creek

1    11/21/2015   11/23/2015
Review By: Elimster
Played: 15  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Really a nice course. The first I've seen with concrete footings for the goals. The shots are mostly long shots, bring your distance disks. Nice signage and good tee pads.
Cons: The goals are not painted. It's hard to pick out the goal at a distance and some of these holes are quite long.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Great Disc Golf Experience

5+    7/5/2015   7/6/2015
Review By: brekko
Played: 51  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 10.3 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Challenging and rewarding at the same time. Playing well you will find several holes that are birdiable and some holes that you will need to fight to make a par (3).

- Each type of shot will be tested over the course of the round.
- Alternate basket locations for each hole.
- Good Signage
- Well maintained holes and teepads.
- Convenient access to hole 1 from the parking lot.
Cons: Pretty arduous journey, and in some months be wary of snakes and other wildlife. It wanders through forested areas with stagnant and running water alike.

The only change I would like from this course to a perfect course is that a place to only play a few holes and leave were accessible, once you play beyond hole 3 you are essentially pretty far out for the rest of the round.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you have a full compliment of discs along with you as you will need every shot in your arsenal and probably a few backups if you are playing the lines tight to the creek.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Fantastic Layout

1    7/18/2014   7/21/2014
Review By: wake_rider
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.8 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great mixture of lefts and rights.

-Perfect mixture of heavily wooded lines that force particular lines and long, open shots that let you air it out.

-Very good teepads with great signage.

-Plenty of benches and trash receptacles.

-Very friendly locals that we ran into.

-Beautiful old growth trees with thick canopy up high.

-Nice variation with pin locations and gold-vs-red tee's.

-Plenty of parking.

-The course was very clean and well maintained.

-Great use of incorporating the ever-daunting but clear and clean, fast-flowing stream that runs throughout the course.

-Pin locations made upshots very important as many baskets were dangerously close to heavy woods/brush, and also to the very deep banked stream.
-Heavily shaded by canopy through the majority of the course.

-Baskets are in great condition.

-Not all par 3's! They have thrown in holes that change up the par 3 repetition, and that's always nice.
Cons: -This place gets very sticky and muddy. The mud is like glue to your hands, discs, and feet. I tried my best to clear out the mud off my shoes before getting on the teepads, but it was seriously difficult and made for a few high releases because of slipping on your pivot foot.

-It was pretty busy when we were playing, so there was a good amount of waiting though it was not obnoxious. Just be aware and prepared. It might be for a longer than normal round.

-Mud, mud, and more mud. The beautiful canopy above you in all the old growth trees makes drying this place out a very long process.

-Quite a lot of poison ivy, but it makes sense with the damp conditions.

-A lot of the baskets are blind from the teepad, so knowing if the basket is in the A, B, or C position takes a walk to look ahead fairly often. Some type of moveable marker on the sign would help out a lot.

-Though the boxed concrete bases for the pins do nicely to solidly plant the pin in place, they also wreck your putters and softer plastics that so happen to impact them. I have quite a few new, very deep scars on my discs from impacting the sharp edges of the concrete.

-If you go in the beautiful but deep and swift stream, say goodby to your disc. It's a goner.
Other Thoughts: Really, this is a fantastic course. They received about an inch of rain 2 days prior to my arrival, so that could certainly be the culprit for the sticky muddy conditions. However, it seems to me that this course has a lot of the symptoms of a place that does not dry out very often (poison ivy, mud pads before every teepad, deep leafy brush, etc..)

However, if you allow some of those annoyances to keep you from playing this course, you are doing yourself quite the disservice; just bring bug spray, long pants, and a few towels. If you prepare for it, you should love this course.

This course is an enjoyable walk as it is in a VERY NICE park with great water features and beautiful bridges plus having the always present old-growth trees just makes for a very pleasant location to play.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful and Wild

1    3/15/2014   4/28/2014
Review By: Slimrn
Played: 18  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Lots of mature trees make for a scenic round.

-Great tees with boot scrapers! More courses need boot scrapers after playing this place. The signs are also very nice.

-Great use of water and space.

-Nice long course.
Cons: -The grass is very long making it hard to find discs and making skips an imaginary happening.

-Hard to get down to creek if you go in. Even harder to get back up.

-Poison ivy and snakes.

-No elevation.

-Hole 18 is basically roller only, way too many trees!
Other Thoughts: -This place would benefit from some way to know which position currently holds the pin.

-Warm up at Alex Clarke and head over here!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Towne Lake Review

1    7/3/2012   7/3/2012
Review By: eloveless
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very good signs to show you the hole layout.
Most holes are shaded.
Challenging, but not to the point were you are frustrated as a beginner.
Cons: You don't know if the baskets are in pin A or pin B. You have to scope out the basket before teeing off sometimes because of this.
Creek is very DEEP down.
Other Thoughts: This was my first time to play this course. I have been playing dg for about 6 months or so. I thought this course was hard, but not to the point were you want to quit. Course makes you use shots you are not use to. Good mixtures of short/long holes.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Good challenge on flat ground

1    4/12/2012   6/10/2012
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 187  Reviewed: 169  Exp: 11.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 holes with sweet dual concrete tees and pads to scrape off mud. Multiple pins. Good mix of shots around the creek and varied distances. Tee signs were ok and navigation wasn't too bad first time here. Nice course map by hole 1's tee by parking lot. Good use of risk vs reward on some holes.
Cons: Mud which seems typical with the area courses. High potential for disc lost due to rough and creek. Lots of poison ivy and mosquitoes. I image moccasins are prevalent around the creek bed.
Other Thoughts: The course is fairly secluded from the park. There were some people on hole 2 and 18 but not a big deal. I ran into a couple nice locals that helped me find a lost disc in the rough on hole 13. I lost a couple discs here in the creek. No way I was going after them and not sure I really could get to them. I didn't realize the water extended past the first row of trees on hole 16. The poison ivy was pretty bad in some of the rough.

Towne Lake definitely provides some good challenge and variety of shots. However with the course being so flat it's hard to get that excited about it and didn't have a whole lot of fun factor. This is not really a fault or con due the available terrain, but just a personal preference of mine. Perhaps if I was a local DFW player I'd appreciate the course a little more.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good lines, bad mud

1    4/17/2012   5/19/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large wooded area with little interference from other park activities. A handful of holes play relatively open, most with some good distance and areas of brush to stay out of. The rest of the course plays through tall trees with limited underbrush. There are lots of different lines to hit, mostly with trees rather than brush to contend with if you miss your line.

The creek comes into play on a bunch of shots, it'll definitely punish you for missing your landing zone with an ob shot or at least a tricky lie trying to get out of the deep creek bed. The distance variety is nice here, some ace runs and some long shots that still make you hit a gap or landing zone.

Dual large concrete tees are nice, all are plenty big and grippy. At least half of the holes offer pretty different lines from the two tees, and most have a decent distance differential. Both sets of tees have fantastic signs with hole layout and distance along with a marker for the next tee. The course map by the parking lot is a nice touch. Dual pin positions change up the layout a little, and up the replay value.
Cons: There are several blind shots or holes where it's tough to tell what position the pin is in from the tee, I'd like to see some way of marking current pin locations so you don't have to walk up the fairway to scout them. The course is very flat, so you don't get any fun elevation shots, and the drainage is pretty poor.

The ground is some of the stickiest mud I've seen, and it seems to stay wet for a while after rain. It felt like I was dragging 10lbs of mud around on each foot after the first couple steps. There are some spots where it's pretty impossible to get down to the creek to retrieve a disc, and when there's much water flowing it can get murky and make it impossible to find a shot that went in the water.
Other Thoughts: This is a challenging and interesting course that pairs great with the easier and less punishing course just across the highway. Beginners might find this one a little long, and the creek can be a bit daunting for less accurate players. More experienced throwers will find some nice tests here, and with the variety of two sets of tees and two pin positions (hopefully changed somewhat regularly) you can mix things up.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 great course

5+    1/7/2012   1/15/2012
Review By: Fast Eddie
Played: 18  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.2 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: great course holes are not to long but longer than alex p clark just across the highway witch is a great course for beginners .concrete teeboxes & dual pin locations at each hole.
Cons: watch out for the creeks !!!!!!!!!
Other Thoughts: i must dissagree with the review made by dchirish123
"Pros: Intermidiate level player with 4 years experience. Very demanding and technical. Only a experience golfer should attempt this course. Must have a big arm for most holes and be acurate."
i have only been playing since mid september 2011 much less than the 4 years exp he speaks of & play the course very well donot be discoureged by that review.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Chamionship Course

5+    11/26/2011   11/29/2011
Review By: mike_james
Played: 54  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 9.7 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Gets better everytime I play it. 2 tees for most holes gives this place a fun and challenging look from the shorts and longs. Nice 2 course setup with Alex Clark right across 75. Well maintained, easy to navigate. Championship course.
Cons: Stays muddy for a while after the rain, no big deal though. Poison ivy and snakes. Nothing to be afraid of, just keep your eyes open.
Other Thoughts: Great course, go warm up at Alex Clark, then take your whole game over to town lake.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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