McKinney, TX 
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 Remarkable Course

5+    1/7/2020   1/7/2020
Review By: travismhughes
Played: 67  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.7 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - New baskets
- Multiple tees
- Outstanding variety
- Great for both novice and advanced players
- Responds well to bad weather
- Ample parking and trash cans
- Great flow
Cons: - Long tees are dirt
- Creek can potentially steal discs
Other Thoughts: This might be my favorite course. It has variety, plenty of ace runs, and tremendous upkeep. An abundance of wood chips keep puddles and mud to a minimum. The shot selection is great, in the fact that there are many holes that have multiple lines to the basket. A novice can play this course and not be overwhelmed by tough shots, while and advanced player can join and practice throwing putters/alternate lines to attempt to rack up a streak of birdies.It's mostly a pitch-and-putt for seasoned players, but a fair challenge for newbies.

It's so fun to play this course. Great for night rounds. The flow makes sense and there are signs on most tee pads. There are also brand new, easy-to-spot baskets. Multiple tees are an added bonus, albeit dirt and yellow brick markers for the long pads.The creek flows pretty strongly and can sometimes steal a disc if it is murky.

Overall, this course is tremendous. With another course being very close by, this can serve as a great warm-up round before letting some longer shots fly at Towne Lake.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Relaxing Round

1    11/26/2017   11/27/2017
Review By: MadGame32
Played: 69  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 6.2 Years
This review was updated on 3/15/2021
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -The tee boxes are great. Love the triangle concrete tee pads.
-Old growth trees add some challenge.
-Meandering creek is a significant deterrent to being aggressive.
-Multiple ace run chances.
-Good place for a quick round.
-Friendly locals that helped us navigate.
-Well worn-in course
Cons: -Older goals
-Tee signs missing and vandalized in spots.
-Very short from concrete tees. I did not use a distance driver all day.
-I saw no welcome map and layout was a bit confusing.
-Holes are in close proximity so there is a danger of being hit from players on other holes.
Other Thoughts: A friend and I played a round here and really enjoyed ourselves. It is cart friendly, but you will probably only need a handful of discs.

The creek can suck up discs, but the water was clear, and discs were all retrievable. Make sure to bring something to help retrieve deep discs in places.
There was tons of traffic and everyone was very helpful. I would recommend playing with a local since many goals can be seen from tee boxes so it can be confusing.

Rating would be higher with better signage, longer holes (We did not know about long tee locations), and basket upgrades. But I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a fun easier course to play.

3/15/21 Update:
Out of the 66 courses I have reviewed, this is where this course ranks along with similarly rated courses:
Rank-Course, Location
39-Shoally Creek DGC, Boiling Springs, SC
40-The Dragon, Purcell, OK
41-Mulerider DGC, Magnolia, AR
42-Lakeside DGC, Elmore City, OK
43-Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, OK
44-Broadlawn Park, Ardmore, OK
45-Alex Clark Memorial DGC, McKinney, TX
46-Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline, LA
47-North Lake Park, Denton, TX
48-Sertoma Field DGC, Walhalla, SC

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Best course around for hot sunny days or super windy days

1    7/3/2017   7/16/2017
Review By: 34blast
Played: 46  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 25.8 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Tight technical shots
Shady, nice in Texas
Very little wind
Cons: Nothing very long
Some overlap between holes
Other Thoughts: This is my go to course when too super hot or windy. It is really fun, but not overly difficult.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 My Main Course - Fun!

5+    5/10/2017   5/10/2017
Review By: waterdog44
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/18/2017
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Shady, I can get a round in fairly quickly. I can see the basket and not have to hike to get a glimpse of it. John Houck was involved in the design. Great for beginner or intermediate such as myself. I'm sort of hooked on going over there ! Has a few holes that make me nervous about losing my disc or ruining my score : 1 , 6, 16, 17 come to mind. I really like hole 13 320ft downhill to the right with a major tree in the way. Love that hole. Never birdied but par quite a bit. Keep going left ! Hole 16 is haunted by discs in the creek memories ! Left is Scary. I keep throwing too high there. Have fun !
Cons: I have gotten some real grief over there in windy or even otherwise with the creek dangers. Losing discs , hurting my knees. Sometimes rescue the disc.
Other Thoughts: Try it you'll like it!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Favorite Course!!

5+    10/1/2016   10/4/2016
Review By: 02sportytex
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Condensed course, so you can knock out a round in a short amount of time.

- Good array of shots. You have a few wide open, a lot of narrow through trees, a couple long dog legs, and a few that make me nervous every time (like hole 1).
Cons: - No map of the course, so first time out can be a little confusing but overall the course is easy to follow.

- A few holes are so close that the baskets are less than 100 ft apart so you have to be careful on busy days not to get hit by someone going for the wrong basket.
Other Thoughts: This is my "home" course and really enjoy playing it. It is challenging for advanced players but easy enough for newbies to be able to develop skills and learn the game. Stay away from the creek at all costs if at possible. It's nearly impossible to climb up and down without help.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good Short Course

1    9/19/2016   9/26/2016
Review By: c_a_miller
Played: 298  Reviewed: 210  Exp: 10.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a fabulous beginner course. It is easy to follow, it has tee signs on every hole and concrete tees. The baskets are also in good shape, with wood chips placed under the basket to prevent erosion on a very busy course.

Most of the holes are very short, under 300', but hole 6 and hole 16 were very challenging and fun holes. There is a ditch that runs along a few of the holes making a few of the easier holes a little bit harder.

For an expierenced player, you have the ability to get a two on every hole, now stringing them all together in one round may be a different story. I found this course has a high replay value on the fact that you leave the course wishing and knowing that you could have shot a few shots better. The course is short, but it had a high fun value to it as well.

There are longer dirt tees that give a little bit of difficulty and different looks to the basket.
Cons: I played this immediately after Towne Lake, and I was disappointed that this course was this easy and short. I think my thoughts would have been a bit different had I played this course by itself.

The area is lightly wooded and many holes are simply hyzer putter shots. Other than 6 and 16, there is not much variety in holes.

A few of the fairways could have the potential to intersect. There are mandos to prevent this, but I almost hit someone that was on the tee on the hole after the one I was playing. Being a very crowded course, this could be an issue regularly.

After a rain, this course can be a mud pit with the type of mud that really cakes onto the bottom of your shoes. Look at the previous few days weather before venturing out.
Other Thoughts: I am surprised to see this course rated only .6 lower than Towne Lake. I found this course monotonous and lacked the variety that its counterpart enjoys. Still, I enjoyed playing this course, and I would play it again. This is a better course to introduce a new player at, and it is even fun for an advanced player to get that elusive perfect -18 round.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great short - shaded course

5+    8/29/2015   8/30/2015
Review By: Rodmon
Played: 24  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 29 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + The shade (next best course is Lake Lewisville)
+ Glorious tall trees on Holes 3-6
+ Well layout excellent use of space
+ Short, but next time I'll try long tees
+ Clean park & concrete tees
+ Challenging creek near by
Cons: - Dry now but after a rain very sticky muddy
- Busy on saturdays & sundays
- Challenging creek along side most holes
- Creek bank is steep and water surprisingly deep, lotta lost discs down there
Other Thoughts: Just threw 18 yesterday, after pulling a ham string, so I wanted short, fairly level course to walk. Threw 4 lay ups (putting range) & felt pretty good. When I was throwing everyday, few summers ago, played partners with a local kid & we threw 9 under. He said he's seen 12 under for the course?

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Fun little course

1    5/7/2015   8/11/2015
Review By: MountainValleyDG
Played: 14  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course was a blast! I can the community getting a ton of new players having a course like this in the area. Almost all hole are reachable in one throw. Course winds around a steep banked creek that will eat your discs, luckily locals have created paths down for retrieval. Nice tee pads! LOTS OF SHADE!
Cons: Short. Not that it's a real con.... That's the only thing I could think of
Other Thoughts: Would be a get place to get a quick 18 holes in...

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good Quality Practice Course

5+    7/1/2015   7/6/2015
Review By: brekko
Played: 51  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 15.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is an easier, shorter place to hone the finer points of your game. You can easily complete it with 2-3 discs provided you steer clear of the water.

Most holes provide the opportunity to test out different lines and the baskets are all in good shape.

The creek that borders several of the holes provides some degree of difficulty but does not require pinpoint accuracy to avoid.
Cons: Some of the holes are too short or have no obstacles from tee to green and the area itself is not very secluded or "naturey".
Other Thoughts: Great for a short afternoon round without too much exertion. Not great for a sanctioned tournament.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    9/25/2014   9/29/2014
Review By: nateoman5
Played: 9  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.6 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Short Course, great for working on your short game.
Nice people playing the course, very friendly.
Cons: I put 2 in the creek.
Other Thoughts: Met a guy the locals call "Scuba Ron" who was walking thru the creek and gathering lost discs in the water. He was nice enough to throw my disc back up to me from the creek bed.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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