A relaxing small town park that'll make you come back
2 Helpful / 0 Not
-good DGA baskets
-though short, holes offer some good variation for a 9-hole; they're not overly challenging, but also make you pick a line and can punish you for missing it
-rough isn't too bad, and the creek running through the park usually isn't too high
-good use of some area outside the park for holes 8-9 to add some length
-Harrah is beautiful and so are the trees and birds; nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the city
1) straight slight downhill shot
3) nice enclosed pin location
6) I don't think this is a popular one, but it requires a decent RHFH with some skip or a long putt after a layup
9) toughest on the course by far, especially from the long tee; if you don't hit the initial gap, you'll be lucky to scrape a 4. Twos are rare, and a three is just fine.
-lack of length (not a problem)
-did manage to pick up a tick here back in May
-kinda out of the way
I initially came out here once just to bag a course, but was pleasantly surprised and have returned quite a few times both alone and with others. The only downside is the lack of length, but I find that to be a very nice change of pace after some of the other big arm courses around Oklahoma City. Is your arm sore after spending too many days at Dolese, Choctaw, Woodson, Lions, or Griffin? Come out to Harrah for some "slow your game down" therapy. I initially played here with just a Wizard, Buzzz, and Undertaker and wasn't really missing anything. Since then, I've also brought out a Pure or Comet to work on smooth turnover lines, or even a Firebird just for an occasional overhand or skip shot. In short, it's probably not worth bringing your whole bag. Grab your putter, a couple mids/fairways, and figure out how to work your discs.
It's a fairly beginner friendly course and pretty easy to navigate, so it's a great family course. Bring your kids, your wife, your mom... it's a great place to introduce beginners and that's why Harrah has an Ace Race here most years.
As someone who lives in Oklahoma City, I also forget how beautiful the countryside can be around here. Whether fall or spring, I thoroughly enjoy my drives out here as well as my time in the park. While I wouldn't make the drive every afternoon, coming to Harrah is always relaxing and never too taxing. Harrah's not for you if you're wanting to bust out your new drivers, but if you're tired of bomber shots or need a break from the city, get out here!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Nicer than you would think
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of shade, restrooms, clean park
Cons: If crowded could cause problems with the kids
Other Thoughts: Went there for the day with the family. We were the only ones there. We were worried because of the challenges, but it was awesome. Me and the wife could par or birdie holes. Even though we didn't because we are new to sport. I liked it enough to make it my go to park since I live in Choctaw. We like that the holes were reachable for us but made us think about the shot.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Short and kinda cool
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +easy to navigate
+baskets in good repair
+quick to play
+lots of shade
+decent variety of shot shapes
-other park activity could interfere with the course
Other Thoughts: Although this course is pretty short, it was fun and kept my interest. I found myself using many of the discs in my bag and there's a good mix of lefty and righty holes. Quite a few trees and a lot of shade, and mostly secluded. I doubt this park gets much use during the week, but weekends might have people on the playground or in the pavilion that could get in the way.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice challenge from this 9 holer
Pros: This course has multiple tees and offers a good mix of both left and right dog leg holes.
This course plays in a valley so there is a decent amount of elevation change here.
This course does have some holes where an ACE would not be out of the question.
Good amount of shade and there was a footbridge to help cross the little draw behind #1's basket.
Also there is a playground here too.
I really enjoyed the lines that holes 5 and 6 had.
Cons: Needs to have a couple more trash cans.
Also the dirt tees might be a problem for some players.
The walk from 7's basket to 8's tee was too long and slowed the flow of the game down.
After you putt out on hole 8 you must walk back down the fairway of 8 to get to 9's tee.
I didn't understand this but it was necessary to make this a 9 hole course I suppose.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty solid 9 hole course that reminded me a lot of Little Axe but with elevation. There are good lines here and the option of multiple tees give both the beginner and the more experienced player a look. This course is very close to a school and I could see the school utilizing this course to get the kids hooked on this great sport. If you are passing thru and want to play a round on a decent little 9 holer then hit this course up.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Very Fun 9-holer
Pros: Great baskets
Great use of available land
Love the elevation changes
Play both tees for 18 holes
Playground area for kiddies
Simple logical navigation
Multiple lines to the basket. Take your chances.
Great for beginners all the way to pros working on shaping their midrange lines.
Good to take family or newbies to
Well shaded most of thje day in the summer (except #8)
Hole 9 is a great way to finish with a challenge.
Fun fun fun
And there is a hole on hole 8.
Favorite Hole(s): #2, #9
Cons: Natural tees
Can have ticks (bring DEET)
Playground doesn't come into play but stray kids might get in the way.
A little short (NBD for me, the trees make it challenging enough for fun.)
Other Thoughts: When I go I play both tees to get in 18. The tees aren't for apart but still give you a different challenge because of the angles. Great little 9-hole course. Hit it for a quick round on lunch or drive from the city to play it through a couple of times. Its well worth the drive to get there. I have been back every chance I get to be in the harrah area. The fun factor on this course is pretty high. It will draw you back for another chance to shoot lower.
With concrete pads and tee signs this course would easily be a 3.5-4, its that much fun.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun Short Course
Pros: I love this course, great use of elevation! Baskets are nice and there are two sets of tees(although there is not a considerable distance difference) Great for beginners all the way to pros! I've only been playing for about a year and I shot 6 under on the full 18 shooting from both sets of tees, which is good for me considering I usually finish +. Multitude of lines to take on most holes!
Cons: Hole 6...haha and when its hot out there are tons of ticks!! i always check my socks and legs before each tee off.
Other Thoughts: I love this course, I wish they would put in concrete tee boxes tho...
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Excellent use of elevation throughout course.
-Moderately wooded and forces the player to make precise throws to get to playable upshots and putts.
-Balanced for Lefties and Righties
-Easy to Navigate
-Pavilions, garbage cans and a water pump. Nicely maintained playground for the kids.
Cons: -Bit of a drive from OKC metro.
-Dirt tees (not a big deal, but some will complain...)
-Little difference between White and Blue tees on most holes.
-#6 is a tad on the WTF side.
-Brambles and heavy woods on #8/#9.
-Still needs some beating in (paths) in some areas.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course per say, just not a great one. Excellent use of available land, especially the elevation. There is a "creek" in play on the first six holes, but I haven't seen any water in a month. It is the summer though. There are enough trees and thick bushes to force you to really control your release and approach however, there isn't anything overly challenging if you moderate your power in favor of control. I think the designer missed an obvious opportunity to add a little length on #8. It could be backed up toward the hole another 50-80 feet easy. The trees on this course are TOUGH hardwood. Even dinky-looking branches will stop your disc dead.
-#1 is pretty straightforward tunnel shot. No Blue tee apparent.
-#2 is the first use of elevation and forces a controlled LH fade.
-#3 from the side of the pavilion is another tight tunnel with elevation in play as you try to squeeze through one opening into the clearing containing the pin.
-#4 Like #2 but a little longer.
-#5 Same theme as before, with a few more "strategically placed" trees.
-#6 Try to throw through the canopy and up a hill over/through a grove or lay up and throw up a hill and over/through a grove. A blind hole where the pin is directly in front of you...
-#7 Pretty standard tunnel shot, but there is a LHBH skip line that can be taken as well.
-I'm pretty sure every species/variety of thorned plant makes its home along the right side of #8.
-#9 Blue is the proverbial "Thread the Needle" tunnel shot. Canopy is too thick for OH and you're shooting 100% blind.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Short & Sweet
Pros: Excellent use of available land in a multi-use park. Lots of trees and good use of the creek. Excellent baskets. Good signage on baskets and tees. Easy to follow layout. Alternate tees provide more challenging shots.
Cons: #5 is a bit close to the pavillion and brings a bat-box into play. Tee signs need distances.
Other Thoughts: Short course - excellent for beginners and a quick round.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Close to home...
Pros: This course is very close to the house. I'm so glad it was put in. I live less than 5 miles away, and until now, I have always had to drive 30 minutes or so to play. This course is well maintained, and the convenience of it is awesome. I met the course designer while playing today, and he has plans to add bridges, possible new holes, and possibly even start a league here. I'm so glad to see this course pop up in this area. The course is challenging due to trees and elevation changes. Now if the bigger parks in Choctaw and Harrah would just follow the lead of this quaint course, this could really become a popular spot for DG!
Cons: This course is way too short. There isn't a lot of room on the land he had to work with, but he has made the most of it. I think eventually we will see concrete tee pads, but for now it's just dirt. #6 is a ridiculously tough shot, but it helped in adding difficulty to the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is up-and-coming. You can see where there are plans for bridges, and some benches are starting to appear. I enjoyed my round. My 12 year old son even had several chances for par on a few holes. There is a definite ambiance playing here. It has a very "home town" kind of feel. Beginners, pros, and those in-between can enjoy a round and take advantage of the quick play. We finished 9 holes in about 30 minutes. I look forward to possibly making this my home course and playing league if/when it is available. There are also picnic pavilions and a kid playground which make it ideal to bring the family.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun little course
Pros: This course has a pretty good fun factor and several tees/holes that will challenge you. If you've ever played Little Axe and Will Rogers, this course is short and well kept like LA and plays back and forth over a creek from elevated tees to elevated baskets much the way Will Rogers does. The course has brand new Mach 2's. Do play this course from both pin locations. Although they had limited space and most of the blue and white tees aren't separated by much distance, they made good use of space and angles. Some of the white tees have more difficult lines or lack thereof than the blue tees do. As Roc1time said, 6 is crazy. It's a must get lucky hole with a low ceiling near the tee, then a creek bed with a big cluster of tall hardwoods standing guard in front of the basket. Thumber works on this hole from the white tee, but you still have to have some Treesus to park it. I would say the blue tee on hole 9 would be the signature hole here. This tee is recessed back in the woods about 50 feet from the open fairway, and plays over a creek surrounded by trees, through a small window at the far side of the creek from the tee. It's an easy shot with something stable if you can hit the line/window. If not, you're looking at some strokes.
Cons: Playing across a creek bed makes for a soggy round when there has been rain. multiple bridges should be the next task here.
Other Thoughts: There really isn't anywhere to lose plastic, the course is fun while still somewhat challenging, beginner to pro will have fun here. The city of Harrah and the Harrah Lions have done a nice job with this park. Thanks
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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