2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There are a lot of short holes, so this is a fun course for players who lack huge distance.
The signage and next hole arrows are very well executed.
There is a good variety of shot shapes
Cons: This park is dangerously over crowded!!! Many holes run along walking paths. Blind corners and busy riverbanks make shots feel obtrusive and dangerous for other park users, of which there were many (during a morning round on a Thursday morning).
Many holes are unusually short. At least four under 200'.
All three of the long holes are almost completely unreachable.
The course setting and short holes might seem appealing to beginners but the proximity of other park users makes this park feel very likely to produce accidents and more than anything the risk will seriously ruin many's experience.
Other Thoughts: If you could play this property with no other park users you could make an amazing course.
As it is I will not play it again. I am a pro golfer and even I lacked the accuracy to feel comfortable throwing some of the shots and not endangering other park users.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Super Fun Course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not much new to add but last review was a year ago and I want to keep it up to date. The park is in great shape. It rained pretty hard for the first 5-6 holes, and stayed wet all morning. Bit of a distraction, but that's why we have boots.
18 distinct holes
Concrete tees in good shape
Well-designed...clever...creative...uniquely difficult in spots and playfully easy in others
Plays fast...it's compact, as was stated. They use the park space brilliantly.
Couple big bomber shots too
Cons: The river was really full and fast today. It's a definite hazard that could be easy to hit. The course is mostly great for a variety of skill levels but with the river this full, I'd be nervous as a new thrower.
The tee pads were a little bit short today, but some of them had standing water at the back. On a dry day, not a problem. And I admit being spoiled by the great big tees at Woodmansee.
The bathrooms were closed for the season and the honeybucket was rank.
Other Thoughts: This was my first time playing a park I've wanted to visit for quite a while. Rain was not a deterrent!
I think it'd be fun to bring a picnic to the park, and spend the afternoon playing a couple rounds and hanging out. Playgrounds for kids, dog friendly, and picnic areas too. Not so far from Salem that I'm not going to make it a regular course. Can't wait to play again!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Surprise! Lovely course in Dallas
Pros: Excellent signage including next tee.
Great variety of shots, elevations, hazards.
Water hazards a plus!
More technical than long with a couple 450'+ shots to wrap up the round.
Tight course plays quickly.
10:30 on gorgeous Sunday...no waiting.
Lots of ace opportunities
Cons: Discs don't float!
City park so watch out for dog walkers.
Other Thoughts: Really enjoyable golf here. Great "date" course but might be a little much for inexperienced kids. Surprised the place wasn't packed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Awesome course! There is a lot of obstacles that make each hole it's own unique challenge. Almost all holes have some kind of water hazard around them and a couple holes even cross the river the runs through the park.
Cons: Sprinklers were on and they were covering about four of the holes. If you do make it in the "drink" it can be quiet difficult to get your disc out.
Other Thoughts: Bring a change of clothes!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Dallas City Park
Pros: -Nice tee pads
-Quite a few birdie-able holes for all skill ranges
-Nice little mixture of different holes
-Baskets catch great
-Beautiful little city park
Cons: -Can get overly crowded in summer
-Holes 5,6 and 7 play right along a creek. Plenty of discs get swept away.
Other Thoughts: All in all a great little course. Locals run a league every Friday Night that is a lot of fun. A nice mixture of open and wooded holes. Not too much elevation change. Good course for the family to try out.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Good variety with holes and fun challenges
Pros: Good variance with distance, elevation, trees, and water hazards.
Less experienced players will definitely use a variety of shots (forehands, backhands, hyzers, annys, and overhand).
Hole 1 and 2 are medium distance with small turns to the right past trees.
Hole 3 is an ace hole.
Hole 4 is a medium long straight shot.
Holes 5 and 6 have an "ace or drink" feel as you throw them across the water.
Hole 7 is pretty long and under some trees.
Holes 8-15 make you use a variety of shots as you work your way up and down a hill and cross some water hazards and trees.
Holes 16 and 17 are pretty long straight shots.
Hole 18 is an ace shot.
Good for playing in groups of different skill levels.
Cons: Holes 7, 16, and 17 can be a bit too long for newer players to view them as par 3's.
Hole 18 is mildly anticlamatic after the build up of the previous 10 holes.
Some holes tend to repeat the previous one (ex: 6 after 5, 17 after 16).
Other Thoughts: Fun place to have an ace race and have other activities if you decide to bring your family.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Nice laid back course
Pros: This course is just really nice we enjoyed it a lot. Laid back and just relaxing really. When we go here We play atleast two rounds before leaving.
Cons: Some times the other park guest get in the way, and make it hard to play.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Clean park. Great course to take the family. Fun little course with several short ace'able holes.
Cons: Marshy areas around 11 & 12. Couple of holes need better description of holes/hole direction. Park can be crowded so they is a need to watch out for other park goers.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Dalls City Park
Pros: - Variety of holes: Some holes are close to and over 500 feet. While there are back to back holes that are barely over 100 feet. Also there are holes that go downhill and some that go uphill. Some dog right, some left. Some through trees, some in fields. Its a perfect mix.
-Aesthetically Pleasing: The park itself is very nice with some water hazards and very green trees and green grass and fields.
-Challenging: Some holes are especially challenging but they are nicely balanced with some nice birdie holes so you never feel worn down by the course.
-Loop: The course ends super short from where it begings
-THE SIGNS: Easily the best part of the park is the awesome signs they have. They have an arrow that points to the next basket and tells you how far away it is!!!! All parks should use this method, as it shouldnt be hard to do but totally makes first timers find everything SO easy!
Cons: -Useage: The park gets a lot of use during the summer from kids and adults as there is a lot to do in the park, however I went recently during school hours and the park was really open.
-Poor disc knowledge: There are some people there that dont know disc ettiquette and it sucks to get stuck behind them, as they dont let you play through and they play with like real frisbees and swear up and down the course, I usually just skip a hole to get ahead of them though.
-Location: Unless youre from dallas it is a tad out of the way.
-hole 7: One time i was playing at Adair and let two people play through our group and overheard them talk about the notorious hole 7 that goes pretty much straight through a forest, a difficult hole that can eat up discs.
-Tee pads: For some reason the back 9 does not have tee pads yet.
Other Thoughts: The park is beautiful and obviously gets a lot of attention. However its not always the right attention and that can be bad. Ive lost a disc or two there and I know i would never get a call for either of them. But during non-busy times it is one of my favorite courses. I enjoy leisure days at dallas. Sometime soon I plan on taking my putters and midranges and going on a little ace run on holes 3-6 as 3 of those holes are ace-able. Its a good place to take beginners, but me and my friends enjoy it a lot as well. It is a great way to spend the day if you bring a lunch as well.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Ace runs, but easy
Pros: -great park setting
-excellent use of the park
-two shots over the river
-mostly concrete t pads
-groomed so no lost disc's
-dallas burger is bomb
Cons: -shots can be difficult
-narrow minded folks on the course
-people renting their kids to fetch disc's in the water??
-stolen putter on hole four! out of the basket!
Other Thoughts: If your out to dallas and are up for an easy game play this course. It is really fun. But keep in mind that this is a small town. A little ditty about tuff guy tommy chasing his fourteen year old girlfriend around. He's eighteen and prancing around in his jeanco's and insane clown posse hat. As for the rest of the crowd, who left the gate open!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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