Jack Culverhouse DGC
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Plenty of long, open holes to air out your arm.
-- Restrooms on site (across parking lot from DG course, by ball fields).
-- Nice baskets (now all MVP Blacks after three DGAs apparently left from previous incarnation of the course were replaced).
-- Nice concrete tee pads.
-- Water in play on several holes, including three water carries (9, 13, 16).
-- Nice course map at parking lot (next to small dog park).
-- Park appears to be well maintained. The holes on the far back side (14-15) weren't as manicured, but even those were decent.
-- Beautiful bridges to cross the creek.
-- Multiple tee pads on about half of the holes. Nothing is marked now, so this appears to be a work in progress.
Cons: -- Baskets/fairways too close together. From the No. 1 tee, you can see at least 10 baskets, and none of them is the basket for No. 1.
-- Baskets are not numbered.
-- How do you know which basket to play from which tee when everything is close together, nothing is numbered (at least not correctly), and you can see multiple baskets from almost every tee? Each tee has what looks like a decent sign, but direction and relationships to other objects are sometimes confusing or wrong. Twice on my first visit I threw to a basket a second time and didn't realize it until I walked up to locate my drive. On my second visit, that only happened once.
-- The pavilion with picnic tables looks nice, but they are in the #5 fairway and in danger on No. 7. As I played #5 on my first visit, an elderly couple hurried out of the pavilion, apparently scared I might hit them with a disc.
-- Long walk from 15 to 16, which is located in the trees to the left just before you cross the second bridge.
-- No seating at the tee pads.
-- Walking path frequently comes into play.
Other Thoughts: -- This course more than any other I have played needs navigational help. The map that was added in the two years between my two visits helps, but there are still issues. Numbering the baskets would be a great start, but several times you need a marker in the fairway indicating the direction to the basket.
-- Hole 14 has been reversed at some point in the past two years. Instead of throwing from the trees slightly uphill to a basket in the open, you now throw slightly downhill from an open field to a basket set in the trees. Placement on your drive is now much more important.
-- Some of the best individual holes have some of the biggest problems. For example, No. 9 is an epic hole. 585 feet. 225-foot water carry across the creek. 360 foot, tree-line fairway that is wide enough to be fair but narrow enough to force you to make good shots and with rough you definitely want to avoid. There are two problems: The fairway is hidden from the tee, and you might think you are shooting around the trees to the right. Once you get on the fairway and play the hole, your only option is to walk back down the fairway, out of sight of the tee and golfers who are throwing at you. No. 16 is a gorgeous ace run (231 feet) from the trees that used to force you to hit a smallish window to cross the creek. Two problems now. The first is that the only basket you can see from the tee is the wrong basket. Since that basket is about 250 feet away, the difference in distance does not alert you to the fact that you are throwing to the wrong basket. The second problem is the "widow" is almost completely closed due to overgrowth. You are now throwing over tress/bushes or around them.
-- I am not a fan of the longer, open holes. If you enjoy that, you'll likely rate this course higher. I originally rated this a 2.5 but raised it to 3.0 based on recent improvements.
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8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Replayed the new 18 hole layout today in the mud, adding an update to my review
Cement Tee Boxes
A few very good holes
Nice Bridges to cross the creeks
Original 9 hole course
Great Tee signs
A few good holes
Cons: Fairways a little close together in spots
No tee signs yet (I believe they will be installed soon)
Some boring holes
Original 9 hole course
very unlevel grass tee pads with a log to trip you up in your follow though.
Several boring holes
Hole #4 is the best hole, but has a mandatory.
No way to cross the creeks.
Other Thoughts: As you can read in my original review from 7 years ago, there is not much to work with out here, HOWEVER I do believe the new 18 hole layout makes use of what is out there.
Signature hole has to be hole 9 now, although holes 3 and 12 are also very good holes.
Don't get thrown off (like I did) with hole 2, the backet is to the right, not the one right in front of you, that is hole 16 basket. (yea, I parked it before I realized I played the hole wrong)
Also, the original basket for hole 8 is sitting in the fairway of hole 3, don't let that throw you off. Basket #3 is still sitting in it's original spot too, and as you walk down the path, you can see old hole 7 basket off in the woods. Old baskets 4, 5, and 6 are being used for 13, 14, and 15.
Would I Play here again? Yes, I enjoyed the new course. It has a few boring holes, but enough good ones to make it interesting.
Original 9 hole course review
First off let my say that there was not a lot to work with out there. I am sure the course designers did the best they could with the land given.
But with that said I would not play this course again.
Hole #1 is a boring shot with the only tree's in play near the basket.
Hole #2 is a wide open long shot with zero trees
Hole #3 was an OK hole but had a lot more potential.
Hole #4 has a mandatory. I personally do not believe that a mandatory has a place in recreational disc golf course. Rec players ignore them. But the hole is the best hole on the course.
Holes #5 and 6 are basically the same shot. Hard short hyzer.
Hole #7 is a ridiculous hole though jail. There is not really a fairway to speak of and you had better not be off that small line. (the course is still very new and the rough is very rough as my legs will show you)
#8 and #9 are run of the mill disc golf holes that had nothing special about them.
There is a lot of room out there. There was a lot of area that looked good for a few holes that were not used. As far as I know, that area was off limits.
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