3 Helpful / 0 Not
Quick to play. Hard to master.
Pros: If you're coming from downtown Houston area to play some of the courses in the Woodlands area this course serves as a decent stop to warmup your control shots. The course only takes about 30 minutes to play and you really only have a risk of losing discs on two holes (3 and 9) but even then the chance for retrieval is high.
Very tightly wooded holes with linear fairways require dead on accuracy. If you nail it you feel awesome. But little error and your patience will get tested. A good example of this would be hole #2. a less than 200ft hole with a straight shot and a right fade with trees on both sides leaving little room for a release error.
Something i really liked about coming here is multiple times I've been I've seen cleaning crews out removing shrubs and stumps from fairways.
Very few of the holes have interference from the rest of the park. A Major plus in my book.
Cons: No course map.
The first tee is a bit of a walk from the lot. As well as the last hole.
No trash cans in the course. The best you get is a trashbag hanging from a tree at hole 1's basket. And Thus, the course tends to have trash everywhere.
Other Thoughts: In my opinion, I'd have the course start at hole 9 and end at Hole 8. Hole 8 ends right near the parking lot and hole 9 shoots back towards hole 1. i often find myself skipping hole 9 and just walking to the car.
Overall, great course to play if you're time restrained or looking for a warmup. I wouldn't plan your day on this course though.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice new course
Pros: This is a nice little course in a neighborhood park. Baseball and soccer field, swimming pool, kids playground and plenty of picnic benches makes for a great day at the park with the whole family. Great use of land. There are some short shots, long shots, straight shots, left and right shots. A few open holes and some wooded technical holes. Accuracy is a must in the wooded holes as errant shots will drive your score up. Water can come into play on a few holes as well. For the average to intermediate disc golfers like myself, this course will challenge you and make you use a wide variety of shots.
Cons: There a little bit of a walk from the parking lot to the first t-pad, but its not really that bad. First hole plays across a sidewalk, so beware of other park users. No benches or trash cans. Had to walk most holes before I threw to locate the basket, but that happens a lot on courses that are played for the first time.
Other Thoughts: Overall I thought was a great little 9 holer. I played on a Saturday afternoon and only saw 2 other players on the course. If I lived nearby, I would definitely play this course more often.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 2 Not
Finally, another course near Humble, TX
Pros: Conveniently located off of FM1960, and Aldine-Westfied, right off two major roads, makes this any easy course to get to .
Very good use of small plot of land. Tees are well marked, and easy to find. Even though some of the holes are shot, the technical nature of this course makes it very challenging for all players.
Each hole it totally different, and you really have to think about each shot. No pitch and putt here. You can make a great throw, but one bad hit off a tree, and you are off the fairway, having to re-think everything.
Restrooms near by, and locals seem very friendly and happy about the course. New baskets catch good , and each basket is marked with black paint on one of the spokes pointing you to the next tee.
Even with the recent rains, the course was quite dry, and seems to drain really well.
Plenty of shade of most of the holes, so looks like a great place to play on a hot summer day.
Very challenging for a 9-hole course
Cons: Parking is limited. You can park by the pool, and be close to the first tee, but in the summer, you will have to park on the other side of the park a few blocks away.
Hole 1 crosses a walking path, so you need to be careful throwing on this hole.
If you get off the fairway the underbrush is very, very thick.
Can't tell now, but it seems that in the summer, snakes and spiders are going to be a real problem.
I am not a real big fan of the short tee marker on the left. Seems a little dangerous is you slip. I would rather see a marking on the ground like a 2x4.
Other Thoughts: I played this course 3 times today, and all three times I was challenged. Here is a hole by hole review:
Hole #1 : 267ft Straight shot across a field, and then into the woods, were the basket is protected on three sides. Looks like an easy ace or birdie, but looks can be deceiving.
Hole #2 159ft . Very narrow fairway 8-10ft wide,through the woods. Looks easy, but its not. Basket is protected by several trees. You could go for it, but its a risk.
Hole #3 : 413ft. Long right turning shot will get you near the basket, but a wrong turn right or left will put you in the woods, or the bayou. Once you get half way there, you can see the basket , tucked into a pocket in the woods. Make every shot count or you will be wet or in the woods hunting a disc.
Hole #4 : 197ft Looks easy , but its not. Fairway goes out about 100ft and then makes an 90 degree turn to the left, though a tight fairway in the woods. A hard hyzer shot will get you there.
Hole #5 : 283ft Narrow Fairway through the woods with a slight right bend, and a forest of trees to get through, to the basket. Very tricky.
Hole #6 272ft . Very narrow straight fairway, and then 200ft forward, it makes a 50 degree turn to the left. A well placed shot down the gut, and a good skip can walk you around the corner on this one for a birdie, well, it worked for me.
Hole #7 239ft . Not a long hole, but a hard left turn, with a narrow fairway , protected by a forest of small trees. Looks easier than it is.
Hole #8 169 ft. This is an ace run, if you can pull it off. Not a long hole, a good midrange, or putter throw, what ever you prefer, but you have to get through many, many trees to get to victory. There is an ace on this hole , just waiting to happen.
Just a side note. When you leave the #8 basket, get on the sidewalk and walk down about 75 ft to the swing set on the left, and turn in the woods on the right. There you will find the #9 tee right by the #3 tee
Hole #9: 283ft This is a long, left hand turn (hyzer) were the bayou comes into play on your right. Not to hard to stay dry for experienced players, but new comers to the game should be careful. A good long hyzer shot, and you could get a birdie and maybe an ace.
Enjoy this new course in the Houston area. I am happy that myself an others that live in the Humble area, now have a new course close by. If you are in the area, its a must play.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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