10 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and Sweet
Pros: This is a surprisingly fun course. If you want casual play with a chance to get an ace, this is the perfect place, and once you come to terms with the limitations of the course you really can enjoy yourself. Plus five and six are a challenge still for most levels to make bird on due the tight lines you're forced to shoot.
Duel tees and a moderate level of trees are about the best thing to look forward to here. Even a beginner level course goes up in my book if I have two options to play from. Plus you can play a round in about fifteen minutes, so this is a good central Houston location to hit on your lunch break.
BEST HOLE/S: #5; #6
Cons: InStep baskets suck so badly I don't know where to begin. The midget black sheep of the basket world, these single chain posers spit more than your redneck grandpappy. The crazy part is that they aren't much cheaper than the Mach II baskets, so why anyone would not spend the extra few bucks to have quality baskets is beyond me.
The whopping 1000' course is simply too short to make a competitive round. You'll have to play it twice to get your money's worth. Granted, please understand that this negative is when compared to a normal course. I think the church understood what that their goal was, and that was to have a short family friendly course for the church goers, so these negatives don't matter much in that sense.
WORST HOLE/S: #1
Other Thoughts: This is truly a beginners course, which is really what the land and church was looking for. Holes five and six give you some tree work, and the others give you a chance to modify and perfect that mid range shot that is so handy. The short flat length is ideal for new players, families, and people wanting some practice. I will say though that six okay holes is a much better idea than the nine bad holes that previously were in the ground. The land is simply not conducive to more than about six holes.
Given the fact that five and six were good holes, and that there are two tee locations, it's gives this place that half star bump from being poor to passable. Just know coming in that you're in for a quick and easy round that is more practice than anything. Ultimately, I will say that the church did about as much as they could with what they had, and anytime you increase the DG density of an area, it's a good thing.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Surprisingly good distance
Good use of trees
Cons: Too many holes cross each other. I think this would be a course that would be well served by fewer holes, a lot like BridgePoint.
Play is dangerously close to the building and windows on 2 holes.
Other Thoughts: Distances on the tees would be nice
Baskets need double chains
"Next Tee" markers near the baskets would help the flow.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is located on about 5 acres of lightly wooded lawn next to a church. Initially the church put in a pretty poorly thought out 9 hole course on the property but it has since been redesigned as a 6 hole course with alts. The new layout makes the most of the fairly limited space but is still mostly a pitch and putt course.
Stand out holes include #2 with the basket located in a cage of pine trees and #5 where you drive down a narrow tree lined path.
Cons: The amount of space is the main con for this course. The holes are all very short and tightly packed together. Hole #1 shoots blind around a church building and #6 could really use a bit more clearing out. The InStep baskets are a poor choice too; while they are acceptable as a back-yard practice basket they are not course material.
Other Thoughts: The new design is a vast improvement and the tee posts are great. The course would really benefit from better baskets and a bit more clearing out on #6. This course seems ideal for playing casual rounds of disc golf with people new to the sport.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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