Helotes, TX 
Helotes Family DGC Share
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 Family course

2-4    4/10/2020   4/12/2020
Review By: Butler21
Played: 38  Reviewed: 1
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great for my kids with short arms. They love being able to get close on 1 or 2 throws
Clean park
Good signage
Tee pads and baskets maintained
Cons: None it is what it says it is
Other Thoughts: Great family friendly course. Kids love it, short enough they aren't having 10-15 throws per basket great way to get them excited about the game . Fun for a pitch and putting for an adult with experience.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Helotes DGC

5+    12/30/2018   12/30/2018
Review By: cuda1992
Played: 52  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.9 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads and baskets. For a player of my skill level it's nice to play a course for fun and be -9 or so after 18. A great place for beginners to get some confidence. I've played here for 2 years anytime I get to town. They have added signage with a really neat feature. You use can QR scanner to scan the sign and see a drone fly through of that hole. For big time courses here is an example of catering to players.

Cons: Nothing really negative to say given the course is designed for family fun instead of a challenge to experienced players.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Little Suzie

1    9/23/2018   9/23/2018
Review By: MikeK
Played: 298  Reviewed: 103  Exp: 25.7 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: +concrete tee pads
+port-a-potty by hole 1
+grass is cut often
+benches on almost every hole
+perfect course to bring newbies
Cons: -short, like pitch & putt short
Other Thoughts: This course reminds me of a girl I dated in my 20's named Suzie. Short, flat, fairly pretty, and easy to score on.

I really don't understand the 3-disc reviews for this course. Only one hole requires a driver (#8) and it's wide open. The rest of the holes are all sub 150 feet and while they have a few trees to navigate, it's not too tough to park every hole. If you're looking for an ace, this is the place, or if you're trying to set a record for the most holes played in a day this would work real well. It'll take you longer to drive to this course than to play it; I think my round here was over in less than 10 minutes.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect "Family" Course

1    7/1/2016   12/1/2016
Review By: c_a_miller
Played: 284  Reviewed: 208  Exp: 8.7 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a short course done right. It features all of the amneitties that a great course would have, but the perfect distances for young kids, old kids and the whole family.
It has better-than-most concrete pads plus nice DisCatcher baskets. It seems that the concrete pads were installed after the initial installation of the baskets, so kudos to whoever wanted to make this course that much better.

There are an ample amount of trees on the course, but well defined lines on the very short fairway. Some holes you may have to flick or throw an anhyzer, something that you may not be accustomed to at such a short course. Shooting 9 2s all in one round would be quite an accomplishment, and something that I would strive for if I played this on the regular.
Cons: Hole 8 is definitely out of place. It is twice as long as the next longest hole, and if you are just playing with a putter, like I did in my round, getting to the hole can be tough. It was the only hole that really had no obstacles to speak of as well.

Besides trees, there are no other obstacles or dangers like water hazards or elevation. The piece of land is as flat and dry as can be.

Other Thoughts: The name of the course really speaks for the type of course that it is: A family course. It isn't one where you will crank your Boss out 550' in Internet feet and park a par 4. It is a course that will test your short game and you will have fun as well! I would definitely play this course again and would recommend it for a quick play as well.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Just About A Perfect Course For Families/Beginners!

1    3/29/2015   3/29/2015
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1505  Reviewed: 1450  Exp: 42.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/14/2020
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The name says it all, "Helotes Family DGC". It's not designed for advanced or even intermediate players. if you're looking to show off your big arm, this isn't the course for you. But if you're bringing your kid out for the first time, or your 15 year old girlfriend, or your wife and your 15 year old girlfriend, then this is the course for you.Only # 8 (259') tops 200 feet. The rest are ACE runs 198' and under.
The course only utilizes about half of the small community park. It's flat with lots of smallish trees. There's a couple of gazebos for picnickers and benches at every tee. The tee boxes are three sided with 4 x 4's bordering the sides and back leaving the front open. The baskets are discatchers with the wide yellow band.
The course designer(s) definitely wanted players here to throw anhyzers/forehand flicks as those throws are needed on at least 3-4 holes.
Basically, the entire course is an ACE run, which is totally fun for anyone.
# 7 gives you the option of two routes to the basket.
Cons: The # 8 natural tee pad has a pretty serious indentation, probably from players having to crank it out their all of 259 feet. Probably a lot of sore arms needed to be iced after playing that behemoth hole!
The course is flat.
There are no water hazards.
Other Thoughts: This course is what it is. That is, a great little beginner/family course. Don't try to make it out to be anything more. It's quite perfect the way it plays now.

Question? Why is it that this simple little, short 9 hole beginner/family course has (A) House numbers on the 4 x 4 borders giving the hole numbers and (B) Large clear numbers on the baskets BUT it seems like everytime I play a course with 900 foot holes and multiple baskets in the distance and could use some navigational aids, there are NO MARKINGS TO BE FOUND!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.


1    10/16/2014   10/16/2014
Review By: dsmithsalgado
Played: 11  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.8 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well maintained with benches and trashcans scattered throughout the field. Owners made great use of a very small space. Great for working on your short game. I was using my putter for pretty much the whole round. Overall good course for beginners and also good place for the whole family to come out and play and maybe even have a picnic
Cons: Not all that challenging. As an experienced amateur I like variety and this course does not have that. Most of the holes are between 100-200ft. Also one thing that was weird was that the baskets were set lower to the ground, maybe for smaller kids, it is a 'family' course so maybe thats why.
Other Thoughts: Nice little course, bring your family out and theyll have a good time! I liked it because I could work more on my putts, thats about it.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Helotes Family DSC

1    3/13/2014   3/13/2014
Review By: xseption
Played: 18  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.1 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a great beginner course. There are a few holes that have woods such that you have to throw straight or throw such that the disc curves from left to right around the trees. Great course to practice using your mid-range disc.
Cons: The course is fairly easy. I birdied 7 of 9 holes and I am a relatively new player.
Other Thoughts: The course is very good for beginners and for practicing your approach shots. There are few tree hazards which are good for beginners.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Good Short Game Course

5+    1/23/2014   1/27/2014
Review By: DPGRAY1962
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun short course with some challenging tree lined fairways. Ample parking although the course is rarely busy. There are benches by some of the holes allowing for a quick break or a place to sit while letting someone play through.
Cons: Short course with no true opportunity for working on those power drives. Players need to watch their step as there are countless holes in the ground that are easy to trip on.
Other Thoughts: Nice course for a quick round.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Fine Little 9 Holer

2-4    9/24/2013   9/24/2013
Review By: markmcc
Played: 272  Reviewed: 249  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/13/2019
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This short 9 hole course is a perfect fit for the plot of land that was available.

There is an excellent kiosk next to the parking lot with a good map and printed scorecard/map. Good Innova Discatcher baskets.

Large gravel parking, and the cleanest Porta-Pottie that I've ever seen. From the sticker inside it is serviced twice a week. Nice!

Dirt tee pads outlined with landscape timbers are adequate, given that you likely won't need to use a run-up on any of these holes.

No tee signs, but with typical hole lengths of 150' it is not difficult to see the basket. The scorecard/map provided hole distances.

This is a perfect course to work on approaches and putting. Some may not care for the lack of driving opportunities, but play a few putter only rounds and work on that aspect of your game. There are enough trees to provide some opportunities for line shaping.

Hole 8 is a 259' Par 4, so gives a great Eagle opportunity (?!?).
Cons: It is a short course. Period. No reason to come out here if you want to practice long drives. No elevation change.
Other Thoughts: This is the perfect Pitch-n-Putt course. Not particularly challenging but a perfect place to practice a short game.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.


1    3/16/2013   3/29/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 191  Reviewed: 94  Exp: 12.9 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This was a fun short course. I realize a 3 may be rated to high but I am rating on the design of the course and other features as well. They have scorecards, benches and trashcans. A big welcome sign. They have nice DISCatchers. This course makes great use of all the available trees. I also don't remember a hole where you are throwing across another holes fairway, which is nice considering how small the space for the course is. I like the tunnel shot on 3(?). I also like the challenge that hole 7 presented being so tight.
Cons: This is definitely an easy course but the designers meant for it to be a family course. I would of liked to seen some tee pads because some of the pads were a little rough such as hole 8. Hole 8 had a steep dip in the tee pad.
Other Thoughts: This is a great ace run course which adds excitement to every shot. Even if this course doesn't give you any challenge it never hurts to practice your upshots and putting.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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