3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: beginner and warm up design
Cons: Course maintenance, state of the course, no challenge, and weathered signage.
Other Thoughts: I played her twice. The first time back in the spring and last week. The spring game lasted 3 holes before I quit due the uncut, waist high grass.
Last week, gave it another shot because its around the corner. The grass had recently been cut. The actual grass is dead and plenty of sticks bottoms.
I would have to be pretty bored to again try this course or teaching someone.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Difficult to lose a disc. This course is very open, you can throw a terrible shot, however it's very unlikely that you'll lose a disc from it. There's only 2 holes (1 and 9) where you can put it deep into trees. Otherwise you may just have a long seconds shot, but I'd take that anyday over having to throw down for a new disc.
- Clean. Never have I played here and really had a issue with trash. Maybe the occasional bottle cap, but that's it. There's 2 trash cans one at hole one and one at hole five, which for a 9 hole course isn't bad at all.
- Good if you want a quick 9. Due to factors such as difficulty of losing a disc, rounds are quick. The course isn't particularly long either. My longest round here was 37 minutes (phone scorecard app keeps track of time), and that's only because I had a 1st time playing family in front of me for the last 4 holes who didn't let me play through. Rounds are usually about 25 minutes.
- Opportunities for your 1st ace (or more aces). Hole 2 I've hit the basket once. Hole 5 I've hit the basket 3 times and actually had one ace on. Hole 8 I imagine not being terribly difficult to hit a ace on either. If you have good range on your drives you could hit some on the Par 4s. The longest par 4 here is 370 feet if I'm not mistaken, which a lot of people can potentially drive.
- Closest course to UTSA campus. A lot of people here are college students, if you're wanting that study break and enjoy disc golf this is a plenty good course for you.
- Good for lower level players. If I was to being a low level player out to play, from the courses I've played this would be the ideal place. Since there's little hazards and no very long holes (longest is 544 or close to that). Along with a generous Par (a lot of holes would be lower par at other courses). This means the course won't be a discouraging experience for those level players.
- Cement pads. Makes it easy to know where to start on holes. Specially great since the occasional hole may lack a sign to properly show you length, and direction of a hole.
- Course map. It doesn't give actual distances on it, however it is nice because it gives you direction, and a tough idea of approximate length hole to hole.
- Well maintained. The course is fairly commonly mowed. Never has the grass been terribly long when I have played. Best part is it's mowed early in the morning (around 10AM based off the one time I've been there). This is usually before most people play so they won't get in the way.
- Parking is nice. If you park at the actual park entrance (where child's playground is) there's a parking lot, there's usually no difficulty getting a parking spot (I've never parked on the street at the main entrance). Also the unofficial disc golf entrance (neighborhood at hole 5) always has parking since it is a neighborhood (just be courteous if you do decide to park there.
6) Slight uphill, about 325 feet. The basket has a ring of trees around it (each tree is about 10-30 feet out) (about 6 or 7 trees total). I like this cause if the drive hits one on the fade it can add a nice challenge to attempting to hit par for the hole.
2) This is actually a nice par 3. The hazard are pretty well set up here. You need to throw some curve and get it between 2 trees if you use a backhand throw. Which I've found pretty fun thus far.
1) There's a good amount of hazards, which can add to the difficulty of the hole. This is a forest on the left side. Disc fades may put a decent amount of players into the trees.
Cons: - Not very challenging for more experienced players. I realize I also included this as a benefit for lower level players. However, it's definitely a for those with more experience. Holes such as 5 are almost like a practice basket to more experienced players. Largely due to it being a straight line very short distance. Unless you play tournament par (everything is par 3), instead of course par (lots of things that are par 4) you'll not be really challenging yourself.
- Some holes lack signs. Fortunately there's the cement pads. This is especially frustrating due to the fact some holes such have the wooden posts of where a sign used to be.
- Lacks uniqueness. Nothing really sets this course apart from others. Everything is just a very wide open hole, with the occasional tree. The only true variance is the minimal differences in distance.
- A track. Right by many holes there's a track for joggers at times this is very frustrating, due to the fact you can hit them if you misthrow. Walkers especially, since often times they're unaware of the fact you're trying to play, and thus you have to wait for them to be at a safe zone.
- Doesn't have a nature feel to it. One of my favorite things about disc golf courses is the nature feel to it. Example going through a lot of trees, lakes, etc. This course really doesn't have any of that. The trees really just feel like they're there you it isn't too boring. Hopefully the course will add more, and what is there will grow too where it adds a nicer feel.
- Lack of shade. It's Texas, it's hot. There's nothing you want more than shade, but there's really none to be had, unless you throw a bad throw on hole 1 or 9.
- The "back 9" really needs to be mapped out, or have some sort of sign that tell you what they are. Though this could cause some problems of people playing across from each other (due to it being say tee 1 to basket 8). From what I hear this "course" is more difficult.
Least favorite holes:
5) It's just kinda boring. I got my first ace here, but it felt mildly empty due to it feeling like I just was using a practice basket, or a long putt. This hole could be made significantly better if there was some sort of hazards, just to add some sort of challenge.
3) Primarily due to it having the frustration of if you miss a putt, there's a hill behind the basket. Very often this means your disc will roll down and you can easily end up further than you were before.
8) Another par 3, with what seems like very little effort put into it. I think it's 200 feet maybe a little more. Very similar to hole 5, however it has a tree in the middle. This just seemed like very little effort in adding a hazard.
Other Thoughts: I really do enjoy this course due to it's localness. Also the low risk of losing a disc is great, other place I play such as McClain is annoying at times due to having to search for discs. Also due to being close for UTSA (for me), it means I don't have to deal with the rush hour traffic that I would maybe have to deal with after driving back from a course such as Live Oak, or McClain.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Great For Beginners and Those Looking to Improve
Pros: New course map at beginning.
Some new signs on holes.
If you follow the mandatory arrows, some holes can be fun.
Holes have cement tee pads.
Is very challenging on a windy day.
Cons: Not many trees (or any obstacle for that matter)
Small elevation changes.
Signs tend to be often damaged at this course.
Nothing to challenge intermediate to advanced players.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is one to bring your beginner friends to learn the basics of the game and/or improve your game.
Check it out if you're in the immediate area. Nothing to travel far for though.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Great for casual or beginners
Pros: This is a perfect course for a beginner to learn on. Take it from a beginner who has spent his first month learning here. There's almost no way to lose a disc here. It's a nice open area with a few young trees that might give you the chance to practice a technical shot or two. Hole #4 gives you the opportunity to boom it. It's always been clean and the people who play out here have all been exceptionally nice.
Cons: I can imagine that an experienced player would find this course the be boring. There's very little elevation change, almost no trees. There is a long walk from the parking lot to the first tee. And the nearest bathroom and water are all the way back at the parking lot. Almost no shade and only one "bench" near tee #2 provided so it can start to take a toll in the south Texas heat.
Other Thoughts: This course is perfect for people to just go out and play around causally or learn the game on. There has been an issue of the course needing to be mowed about a month back which made playing much less enjoyable.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
A feel-good course.
Pros: A very well maintained course.
Each tee is very easy to find and baskets are in plain sight so you're not blindly throwing in a general direction.
Very wide and open so tree hazards are practically nonexistent.
Good practice for a beginner and a good place for a more experienced player with some time to kill.
Not a very skill demanding course but certain holes were well placed and allow you to practice your trickier throws.
Cons: The course is in a large, open park so the wind tends to pick up pretty quickly. Headwind drivers are helpful.
The pars for each hole were ridiculously easy. For example, hole number 4 was about 500 feet, straight ahead, completely open, and it was a par 5.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I thought it was a fun little course and worth the visit if you're in the area and want to finish a game way under par. ;)
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course was easy to follow and seemed to be well maintained. There was a nice mix of long and short holes for a little variety.
Cons: There isn't much in the way of obstacles or technical shots. You can get in a little trouble along the perimeter, but it's hard to get into too much trouble anywhere else. Probably won't hold your attention for very long.
Other Thoughts: This is nice course to take someone new to disc golf, but would probably get boring in a hurry for more experienced players. Was pleasantly surprised by the course conditions when we played after reading several warnings about high grass and mud. I'm not from the area so I don't really know how the weather had been, but it was dry and well maintained when we played.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
nice practice course
Pros: There is a good mix of decently long holes (350-500+ ft) and pitch 'n putt (200 ft or less) holes on this course. There are just enough trees in strategic spots that it makes for some interesting throws sometimes, but the course is otherwise wide open enough that you can really try to practice some of the other techniques and different types of throws. I would definitely take someone here for their first round of disc golf. The course area is dedicated to disc golf, so there are not many situations that you would have to avoid pedestrians or other park-goers.
Cons: When I played, it was after two tropical storms (rather, their remnants) had come through in the past 3 weeks, so the grass was pretty tall (halfway to my knees in some spots). I had to go hunting a couple times through the tall grass, but did not lose any discs in the mess. There is a pretty big lack of shade actually on the course, but there is a hiking/jogging trail that surrounds the course that is pretty shaded that would provide relief if needed. Like other reviews pointed out, there is a bit of a hike to the first tee and restrooms are next to parking, but keep in mind that a vast majority of courses puts you more than 5 minutes from the restrooms by the second hole anyway.
Other Thoughts: I played at 930-1100 on a monday, so there were not many people at the park. Trees on the course are pretty young, so they don't prove to be huge obstacles. Dense treelines along the left side of holes 1, 2, 8, and 9 may prove to be a headache if you get caught up in there.
Course right now (7-12-10) gets bumped down to a 3.5 rating just because it is nearly overgrown...the rating I gave the course is considering shorter grass.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Great beginner's course
Pros: Excellent beginner's course. Wide open course not many trees at all.
Cons: One small Con need some trees. A little of the road, just follow the sidewalk and you will find the #1 tee. If you are playing in the summer you will need some water cause it will be HOT.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Great for Beginners
Pros: This is a wide open course with relatively short holes. An excellent course for beginners to learn on. Very few places you can lose a disc. Very forgiving holes for a misguided drive.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Half of the hole maps are missing.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. It is where i learned how to play disc golf. Highly recommended for beginners and anyone who wants to practice the fundamentals.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is as straight forward a course as there is. Concrete teepads are nice, and it flows very well. 9 ends where 1 tees off.
Great course for beginners, with just enough distance on 3 holes to really let it rip.
An experienced player should throw 21 or so on here. Amateurs can hit par with not much trouble.
Parking is good, but there's a bit of a walk to get to the course. It's easy to find though, and the walk is paid off by an open course which is ONLY for DG, so no pedestrians, kids with kites, soccer practice, or anything else.
Cons: Most of the signs are ripped down, but there's a map at the beginning.
The complete lack of shade and bad parking can make for a very hot round.
Other Thoughts: Poke around the SA Disc Club site and find an alternate route which makes this course much longer and more challenging.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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