I Don't Think This Is Still A Church?
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The building that once was a church is now filled with ladders and other kinds of construction equipment. I think the church has possiblely vacated the property.
This little 6 hole course occupies the surrounding small piece of property bordering the former church. The property is a lawn with a nice little grove of scattered trees and then a section in the back that's wooded. The wooded section is just big enough to contain holes 5 & 6,
The tees are marked by two 4" x 4" poles. One pole has a house # showing the hole and the other pole has the distance written in Sharpie. The baskets are Discatchers with the yellow band. Distances range from 150' to about 250'. There are holes like 1A needing a easy hyser throw around the building. I liked hole # 2 which is set among about 25 scattered trees. Aces are a definite possibility here. The number 3 basket currently has a temporary green construction fence about one foot behind it. The fence makes for a great backstop as long as you keep your shot low.
Hole 4 plays a little longer than most at 236'. It's a mostly straight throw around a tree or two. Then 5 & 6 are the technical holes here with both playing around 160-200' through the trees.
This is a nice little beginner/recreational course. A nice place to bring a beginner but probably a fun little course to chase those Aces.
Cons: Course was boggy on the 3rd fairway but most of Houston is still drying out after the recent horrific floods.
Beginner length and challenge.
No real tee pads but I don't see this course getting too much usage.
Only six baskets but dual tee pads make for a nice 12 hole experience.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you set your GPS to the address here on North Piney Point Road as there is another bigger park called Memorial Park. It all confused me but Houston is having that effect on me today,
Now for my rant brought to you by Budweiser, the king of beers.
I've always wanted to make a trip to Houston and to play all their courses here. Scheduling a trip here just before the floods didn't help things. When I picked up my rental car, the lady informed me that Houston's toll roads do not accept cash or credit cards! For $62 a week, you can activate the pass on your windshield. If you drive through any toll roads without it, the rental company will charge you $17 for each occurrence. Although I'm only going to be in Houston for 2-3 days, they want to charge you for the entire length of your rental which for me is about three weeks. So they want to charge me about $180 for a couple of day's tolls. So I'm going to try and hit a few courses all the while avoiding the toll roads.
There is no way in hell that I will ever come back to this stupid +%^}%^*] money grubbing, rip-off of a city. And I understand that Austin might have the same policy. Michigan was so pleasant and easy to find courses in. I'm heading back up north.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The PROS:
1. Quick easy course
2. New Baskets, not the DB 5 Lighting POS anymore.
3. Hole 1 and 6 begin and end near parking lot.
4. For a small six hole course this course actually offers a tiny bit of challenge on holes 5 and 6.
5. Multiple tee pads.
Cons: The Cons:
1. Only 6 holes here.
2. Tee posts are showing their age.
3. Some standing water between holes two-three.
4. Grass Tee Pads. They Are Not Very Worn So No Points Taken Off.
Other Thoughts: Memorial is short fun course that can be played in under 15 minutes. I was able to envision three more holes on the property. It would be a tight fit given that the course is already tight on room. With the addition of the new Discatcher basket in think that this course is bumped from a 1.5 to a 2.
Bring your Midrange and putters as this course doesnt really offer much room to air one out except for hole 3 and hole 4. I held back on those holes but still a nice chance to put some power behind a throw. Not a destination course , but still a fun fast pace course. As you could imagine that with only six holes there is little variety from hole to hole. Hole One Should Be Relocated So That It Doesn't Play So Close To The Building.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -This is a very small, short 6 holed course that was put on about 2 acres of land. The entire thing can be played very quickly.
-There are two sets of tees and all 12 tee signs are present and have the length of each hole written on them.
-This course can be very challenging. Andi Young did a great job with pin placements in the few trees that are present. The last 2 holes play in a very small wooded area, where shooting a 2 would be impressive.
-The new DisCathchers are great! It seems as if the old baskets gave people fits with their single layer of chains. I do not think anyone ever comes out here so the baskets should stay fresh and new looking for a long time.
Cons: In my opinion this is just too small of a land area to have a decent disc golf course. The course is probably designed to it's maximum potential but the land is much too small.
As mentioned before the first hole runs very close to the church and I was very cautious and careful not to hit the window.
The natural tees are great and you would hardly think anyone came out here to play this course! And you would think right.
Other Thoughts: This was a course to check off my list but I was impressed with it. This was easily the best <9 hole course I have played. It actually has a bit of challenge involved and can be finished in 15 minutes, if less.
Still, this is not nor ever will be a destination course. This is simply a good neighborhood course and unless you are a course bagger you should just leave this one be as there are much better places to play that are much closer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Short but sweet
Pros: The course designer has done an exceptional job at using what little space he was provided. There is a mail box with color printed course maps at the first tee and there are tee markers at every box, so for navigability this course gets 5/5. The players before me replaced their maps when they finished so that myself and others could reuse them. It will be a quick round at Memorial DGC, so if you're in a hurry or just feel like a short round, this is your place. The long boxes added some different looks, some of the same but just having an additional 6 is a huge pro for this course. This course doesn't seem to be very busy as there were no other groups on perfect Saturday afternoon.
Cons: To state the obvious, there are only 6 holes, which is a bit of a disappointment since the natural geography of this part of Houston makes it a great candidate for a premier course. Also, even the long boxes are a little short. From either box on #1, one of the church buildings is bordering "the danger zone" although, one of the previous reviewers has mentioned that church is not concerned with damage. I played the long and the shorts and had an opportunity to take some practice throws from both tees. I hit the building twice, once form each box. Lucky for me no glass shattered. Hole #4 will stay soggy for a few days after a good rain. Natural tees may be an understatement - watch out for small stumps in the ground!
Other Thoughts: This course is a very quick play since form the short tees its less than 1500 ft. An experienced dg player has a very good chance at 2 from the shorts on 1-4 and a good opportunity at birdie on 5 and 6. The longs boxes also offer similar birdie looks. This is not a destination course but if its on the way to another course it's a GREAT warm up. If you have an afternoon open for dg in NW Houston, I would suggest Memorial - TC Jester - Agnes Moffit for a trio that provides increasing difficulty and length.
I would really like to give this course a 2.5/5 but its distance takes away from its replay value.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 1 Not
Decent neighborhood course
Decent property with lots of trees from which to make some short, but challenging and interesting holes. Two heavily wooded holes are tough for any level player, four more open holes can be easy birdies for Intermediate players. Dual tees give a different look at each hole and enhance the course's playability. Good beginner course with very low chance of losing a disc. Nice tee signs with distances marked, numbered baskets, and "next tee -->" signs help navigation; but with the online map here it's impossible to get lost.
Budget InStep baskets are single chain and shallow tray. Hole #1A's fairway is precariously close to the church building and windows, although church has stated they're not concerned with breakage it still makes you nervous taking the shot. Watch your footing: there's a few rough patches including a recessed old sprinkler box that has caved in.
The course was completely redesigned in October 2009 with the help of a professional course designer. If you played in early October or before give this course another look.
Not a destination course but a decent little neighborhood course.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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