The Colony, TX 
Bill Allen Memorial Park Share
Uploaded By: Marty McFly Hole #1 (Taken 8/2010)
3 / 253ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee: Basket is to the left

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 Bill Allen

1    1/19/2014   1/19/2014
Review By: JeremyKShort
Played: 73  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 6.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of unique shots. Holes are all a challenging distance without becoming overly long. Good flow and navigation. Easy to traverse. Nice 30' circles around the baskets. Holes are separated from each other, so you never seem to be throwing onto other players.
Cons: The gravel tee pads are a bit troublesome for players with a big run up. Hole 13 is very close to a parking lot. You don't throw directly over it, but it's fairly easy for a bh shot to get pushed by the wind into it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Bill Allen

1    8/24/2013   8/29/2013
Review By: BigGAC1
Played: 39  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 8.4 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: wide variety of shots
good baskets
challenging placements
utilizes existing terrain well
Cons: lack of concrete pads
I ended up with poison ivy from here
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course, its layed out well, and is fun to play. Definitely worth playing if you're in the area.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 great variety

1    6/21/2012   5/21/2013
Review By: chalos13
Played: 35  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 10.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Impressive variety of shots. This course is the definition of using everything you have to work with. Long shots, short shots, tight approaches, this one will test your game.
Cons: Weaves in and out of the park, so there a few places that can get crowded. Some areas that look like they could be very bad for anyone alergic to poison ivy. The pond was almost dry when we played, but it looks like it could be a real swamp.
Other Thoughts: Great course, play it at an off time. People complain about no concrete tees but I can live without them at a park this great. Play this one for sure if you're in the area.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Variety on the course

1    4/27/2013   5/13/2013
Review By: jumbo
Played: 39  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.7 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really like this course because it does give you the opportunity to try alot of different shots as most of the holes have pretty interesting lines.

-Good Variety
-A few challenging holes.
-Side-arm Friendly
Cons: -11 is a really tight hole that can backup..
-Some of the water is no-mans land if your disc gets wet.
-The course can get crowded if the weather is nice.
Other Thoughts: Great course that will always stay pretty high on my list.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Great course

5+    5/5/2013   5/5/2013
Review By: Pond-diver
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Shots that will test your accuracy
Long shots
Short tricky shots
Good fun walk
Hole 2 3 6 8 and basically all of back 9 will require some thought
One of my favs in DFW!
Cons: Poison ivy
Other Thoughts: Being my home course I will be biased but if you want go test your skills come play here
Very hard pars
I'm always diving In the pond on hole 6 looking for lost disc since I still can't make it over

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 The Colony

2-4    2/8/2013   2/22/2013
Review By: Jimbotten
Played: 20  Reviewed: 12
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Pretty course with a variety of looks and water hazards.
Bomb shots. Windy shots. Precision shots.
Cons: This course has stolen 2 of my discs and 2 of my friends' discs.
The pond hole (which was slyly excluded from the photo gallery) is the main culprit.
A few holes can easily turn your score from par to + 5 because of the precision necessary.
Other Thoughts: New concrete pads on most tees.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Love it!

5+    7/2/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: JeffWC15
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I have only been playing for about 3 months now but I absolutely LOVE this course. The front 9 is much easier than the back 9. I average about 2 over on the front but about 10 over on the back. #11 eats my lunch everytime but it is nice to have a beastly hole on each course you play. Good variety of holes on this course and it is soooo much fun playing. I consider this my home course!
Cons: The only cons that I see on this course is that some of the tee boxes need new gravel on them. Especially #3 and #10! Other than that I see nothing wrong with the layout of this course.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Nice Walk

5+    6/2/2012   6/11/2012
Review By: DHD1
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 21.8 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Located close by. It's got a little something for every skill level. Great little walk through the woods.
Cons: Would like to see some upgrades made to the tee boxes. Replace the maps for pin placement.
Other Thoughts: If you haven't tried this course. I would definately reccomend it. Hope to see you out there.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Almost Perfect

5+    5/24/2012   5/26/2012
Review By: DiffikultD
Played: 20  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: In a part of Texas where it's hard to find great scenery, this is one of the most beautiful courses in the area. It's in a great neighborhood, and although it's in a mixed-use park, you rarely find yourself encroaching on someone else's good time, and vice versa.

While most courses might have one "signature" hole, this track has at least three. If disc golf was a televised sport, the return from commercials would show hole six (especially when the reeds are at their full height), fifteen, or seventeen.

It's worth repeating what most of the reviewers have said: This course demands, and rewards, a variety of shots. Don't be intimidated by the long holes if, like me, you don't have the biggest arm. As long as you stay out of trouble, you can post a decent score here.

It's rarely crowded here, compared to some of the popular courses in the area. Even when the smallish parking lot is overflowing, the layout prevents stack-ups between holes. (Speaking of the parking lot, if it's full you can park at a much bigger gravel lot right next to the 14th tee. You'll finish 13 right back at the same spot.)
Cons: I only have one major complaint about this course, and (surprise!) it has to do with the tee boxes. It's not just that they don't provide good footing, or that they can be downright dangerous if you slip too close to the end. It's the fact that so much time and effort went into building them that way. I throw from the grass whenever I can. I happen to like the way my feet are attached to my legs.

The only hole layouts I have a problem with are #11 and #12. I have no issue whatsoever with a hole that is difficult by design, but #11 is ridiculous. Even a very good throw can be disastrous, especially since they designated this hole as a par 3, while the par 4 #12 - even with its double dog leg - is a full 80' shorter and actually more likely to be reached in 3. Still, you have to consistently hit a gap approximately three feet wide. With all the trees that were removed for these holes, they could have easily taken out four more, and both holes would STILL be difficult pars.

No, there aren't any bathrooms, but I'm a guy and there's plenty of secluded, wooded areas, so that's not a big deal to me.

Snakes, numerous locust trees. Warning: those locust tree spines will go right through your shoe if you step on a fallen branch. If you lose a disc in the pond on #6, it belongs to the copperheads, water moccasins, and the gigantic snapping turtles.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so I might be a little biased in its favor. I've been playing it since it was a nine hole, and it was a GREAT nine hole course (with concrete pads). The first time I went there after the expansion to eighteen holes I hated it. This was where our group came after work to drink a few beers and play for a dollar a stroke. For the third round you could only use one disc. Anyway, since it's the closest course to me, I kept going back, and each time it's gotten better and better. Now, it's my second favorite course in the DFW Metroplex, behind Harry Myers in Rockwall.

Yes, the tees are frustrating, and yes, it's challenging, but after a round or two you will know that you just experienced pretty much everything that this great game has to offer.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun variety

1    4/11/2012   5/23/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large well-kept park with some mixed terrain. Some minor elevation changes come into play on several holes, and are used pretty well to add some interest and challenge. There's a decent mix of open and wooded shots, including a couple nice open holes with protected pin positions. The more technical shots have a good balance of right and left turning holes that require a complete set of shots to score well.

There is some distance variety here, nothing huge but there are a few longer holes that offer the chance for throwing drivers. Water comes into play with a pond and creek offering some decent risk/reward decisions. One hole offers the choice to lay up to the pond then throw across or go for the riskier potential deuce off the tee. The tees and baskets are in good shape, no real footing issues that I noticed. Signage at the tees is adequate, with hole length and layout.
Cons: Navigation is not good here, with some long walks that aren't marked at all. Make sure you have the map printed or pulled up on your phone if you don't want to spend a bunch of time wandering around. Hole 3 is a cool shot across the creek but it's a long walk to the bridge after you throw your drive.

There are a few places where the walking path is in play, and it seems like the park gets a lot of non-disc golf traffic. The tees were in ok shape when I played, but some showed signs of rutting out, they could get bad if not maintained.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course tough with some moderately punishing rough in spots, but it's not so tough that newer players won't be able to have fun here. More experienced players will find some decent challenges and variety here. I enjoyed this course, and would recommend it if you're in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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