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3 / 380ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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 Tight Lines, Quick, Short, and Fun

1    3/14/2010   3/16/2010
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/26/2010
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A surprisingly fun nine hole church is perfect for what it's meant to be. This is a great short, tight, and technical course meant to benefit the church and the local YMCA. Hole #8 is the only hole over 350' and the rest run from 150' -250'. The length is compensated for some extremely tight lines forcing control and accuracy. The tees are natural but feel right in the cactus laden fairways. The course also has a balanced selection of hyzer and anhyzer holes maximizing the use to small land provided.

This is a great course for the amateur player looking to build their skills, but is just hard enough to make a beginner frustrated. It's also way too easy for a pro player to take seriously, so unfortunately this course is lingering somewhere in the middle of who will enjoy it. Like me, if you're a casual player looking for a slight challenge, but feel good quick round - this just may be the place for you.

BEST HOLE/S: #5; #8
Cons: #6 pin is now in the old tee location, and the tee is in the old pin position, so the flow of the course is thrown completely out of whack, and without a map - one could easily get lost in this area, not to mention hit with a disc on a busy day trying to backtrack a fairway. The course designer Judson informed me that #6 had to be reversed because the storage facility on the end of the fairway had to repair their fence three times this year from golfers throwing over the fence and ripping it apart to get the disc back. There are trails cut through the trees to prevent backtracking and cement signs pointing at them, and the brush pile is temporary. Just bring your map and make note of this change.

There is also a decent walk to get back to your car after finishing a round, but who doesn't like a good walk? Probably, the biggest complaint however is the simple fact the course is so short and hindered by restriction of land. Cactus Patch is a great example of do what you can with what you have. Signage isn't great, and you'll have to use the church or YMCA to access any facilities.

Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play in conjunction with other courses in the area. If you didn't get enough disc golf after Wells Branch Park, then make your way out here. I can also see many people hitting Williamson County DGC, Brushy Creek MUD DGC, and Brushy Creek Sports Park DGC, and then making your way south for a quality tour of Round Rock disc golf.

Cactus Patch isn't bad by any means - it's quite fun and I enjoyed my round - it's simply not as high caliber when compared to the many amazing courses surrounding it. Sadly though, I would rate it above many Houston nine hole courses, very fun but typical.

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