Huntsville, TX 
Eastham-Thomason Park Share
Uploaded By: chuckading   (Taken 6/2010)
Practice Basket

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2-4    6/28/2010   6/30/2010
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 9.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has it's own dedicated parking area.

There is a practice basket!

The teepads were some type of black rubber material that was staked down. They provided good traction and kept ruts from forming in the otherwise dirt teepads.

Each tee has a 4x4 post cut at a 45 degree angle with the hole #, distance, and par etched into the top of it.

Very fun design using trees and a creek to create risk and reward. If you want the birdie on #2 and #3 you basically have to anny out over the water which is a really fun pucker factor type situation.

This is NOT a pitch and putt course as you might think a nine holer in a town with only one course would be. It requires some distance and accuracy to score well.
Cons: Teesigns are a little tall to be placed right on the front left corner of the teepad. You really have to be careful on your pull through to avoid hitting them.

To get from the #3 basket to the #4 tee you have to walk back to the parking area and cross a bridge that the road goes over. Near the #3 basket there is a large pipe crossing the deep, steep banked creek but the city has put a fence around each end to deter people from using it as a bridge, but I would imagine many of the locals use this to cross.

Hole #8 is kind of silly. The basket is on the other side of a large orchard/garden looking field but the designer meant for you to go around field instead of straight at the basket. This would work if there were a large tree you could use as a mando, but there is not. I chose to throw straight at the basket which makes the hole about 400' instead of 500'.

Hole #9 is aweful. It looks like they have added two sand volleyball courts after the course was already established. They should have moved the #9 basket to the near side of the courts but they did not. They left the basket so the two courts are right in the fairway. You can either go between the two courts, around the end, or over the top. The safest thing would be to just skip this hole if people were using the volleyball courts.

Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly suprised by this little course. I will stop here again some day when I'm passing through Huntsville.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Mike's Review

5+    5/6/2010   5/7/2010
Review By: mxr011
Played: 12  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good for a quick round. Huntsville is a small town full of college students who don't have much time. The city owns the park so mostly well kept.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Brush by hole 2 is out of control. Also hole 8 the tee is set about 45 degrees to the right of where it should be.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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