Garland, TX 
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1    8/15/2018   12/29/2018
Review By: PumaPaws
Played: 28  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Reasonable shade with the trees not impacting most throws.
Plenty of challenge and variety. Regardless of whether you throw RH or LH, BH or FH, some holes will be a joy to play. Others will make you work. Good course for a group session.
Plenty of parking.
Nearby water park would make a great after course stop.
Tee pads were great.
Each hole offered different challenges.
A nice course that doesn't favor one throwing style.
Signage was usually fine but there were exceptions.
Cons: There is a river just behind some of the baskets. Be careful not to overthrow on those baskets.
Some other places (such as the fence on #1) where you could lose a disc. Not likely to lose a disc but you need to be mindful.
There was one hole (5? or 6?) that we never did find. More signage would be useful for newbies. Once we got back on track, the rest were fine.
Multi-use park so be aware of others when you throw. Biggest impact for us were the bicycles and it was not that crowed. Just be alert.
The walks from some holes to the next ones can be lengthy for some holes.

Other Thoughts: Bring extra water! You can get dehydrated. Sunscreen on sunny days might be useful although the course does provide reasonable shade.
Easy parking.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

My home course

5+    4/21/2018   5/15/2018
Review By: JosephHBrowning
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course if full of variety. Short holes, long holes, technical holes, wide open holes. This course has it all! Great map on hole one allows the player to easily navigate if never played. The city keeps the park tended to for the most part. Fun in the park no matter the season.
Cons: Sewage smell will almost always be present, I'm sure it's part of the reason the park was allowed to be built, but in the summer with almost no breeze it can be quite the stench. The tee signs are not accurate for par information, but it works for layout.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/6/2017   12/10/2017
Review By: Jmk5704
Played: 58  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has a great variety in shots particularly in the long to short. There is a good mix with both left and right and some up and down for a flat course in TX. But for being in TX the location of the course keeps the winds down some. Allowing you to really get into those long shots and there is a lot of them here. The tee pads here are the best, nice, large, and trapezoids. Also the natural ob here was used really well to test even the best players in there distance control especially for the bigger arms out there.
Cons: I'm giving this course a 3.5 Star because of debris here. I have been to this course 6 times over the course of a year and every time I was here the course is just completely and utterly covered with garbage. That might not bother some but personally I don't like it when I throw a stray shot and I'm looking through garbage and leaves to find my disc. If it gets cleaned up I would say it's a 4. The tee signs there are terrible, they are not that reliable most of the distances are inaccurate and all the pars are way to high. Also with new tee signs this course would be a 4.5 for sure in my opinion.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good old school discing fun

2-4    3/24/2017   4/3/2017
Review By: Chained Evil
Played: 556  Reviewed: 210  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers a good mix of shots and many holes have nice lines that must be hit. Good mix of short, moderate, and longer holes as well.
The tees are adequate and the signage is passable. Nice course map on the kiosk.
This course plays next to a river, but only hole 5 has water that must be crossed during your round.
There are a few holes that have a low ceiling which adds to the challenge.
Holes 11-13 will make a RHBH thrower work on their anny shots but the RHFH line is also there.
A few aceable holes and there are multiple holes in which you can pick up some birdies. Holes like 2 and 3 are moderate in length and have a good amount of trees with sweet lines that need to be hit in order to score well.
Hole 4 is a short hole, however it is nice and technical.
Hole 6 is a longer hole that play from uphill to downhill with a nice gap off the tee to hit and a nice lower ceiling upon approach.
Hole 14 has a good bit of length and will let you air out a drive.
Hole 16 and 17 play slightly uphill.
Cons: The hardpack around the baskets and tees will become super slick after a solid rain. Perhaps the spreading of some mulch would help alleviate this issue.
There are a couple of holes, on the front 9 especially, that have a strong sewage smell. Hole 3 comes to mind here.
The pars seem a bit high on the signage.
Hole 17's signage was missing upon this review.
Long walks from hole 1's basket to 2's tee, 9's basket to 10's tee, and 15's basket to 16's tee. This slow the flow of the round down a bit but is necessary due to one half of the course being on the other side of the bridge.
Pretty long walk from hole 18's basket to the parking lot.
Could use benches and trash cans.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun park style course that offers a little bit of everything.
I enjoyed my rounds here both before and during the 2017 Nick Hyde Memorial Tournament.
This is a multiuse park that sees a lot of traffic. For the most part the walking trails don't come into play here but there might be some other park goers in the fairways at times so pay attention before you throw.
Overall its a fun playing course that will over a little something to players of all skill levels. If you like park style golf with a nice sprinkling of lines that need to be hit then this course will be right up your alley.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A solid course in a nice park

1    2/11/2017   2/14/2017
Review By: jeffp
Played: 75  Reviewed: 5
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice big trees throughout the park. Creek comes into play on a few holes but not a huge risk of throwing one in there. Good variety of shots. Some short holes, some long holes, good mixture of left and right turning fairways. Fairways are fair, no random luckfest pinball holes.
Cons: Not much elevation, pretty flat course. No true par 4's. The long holes are all super easy 3's but very unlikely 2's which is a bit disappointing. They would be better if they were a little shorter or a lot longer. Creek was really smelly by hole 10.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful park, more muddy than nearby courses.

1    1/2/2016   1/4/2016
Review By: Jimbotten
Played: 20  Reviewed: 12
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Beautiful Park
Beautiful Shots
Reasonable Pars
Concrete Tees
Cons: Temporary Cons: Muddy and Wet
Permanent Cons: Long course, Can't play recreationally on Saturdays: too many players in tournament.
Some blind shots that are not easy course newcomers because the signs arent accurate on some. No idea where Hole 4 is, no indication from previous tee.
Other Thoughts: Signs need updating pictures. Need arrows directing to next tee.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Shaded and underrated

5+    9/15/2015   9/15/2015
Review By: Tommy2am
Played: 33  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 6.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Heavily shaded course. Great to play if the sun is beating down on you.
-Great variety. There are hyzer, anhyzer, straight, s-curve, and blind shots with an awesome variety of distances. Nice elevation changes, medium trees, some water hazards since many holes play close along the river (on hole 5, you have to throw over the river bend).
-Superb concrete teepads and signage (but there could be a few more arrows for course flow... I'll explain later)
-There are many tournaments here from minis, regular tourneys, and tier-A pro tournaments, which is always a tell-tale sign if a great course
-This course is always well maintained. There is a water park, baseball fields, and a kids park right by, but none of those intersect or get in the way of any of the holes. There is decent fishing and also a couple of rope swings for play in the river (I would not suggest using the 2nd rope swing on hole 11 however, since the water and swimming area there is janky). There are plenty of nearby things to do in the area as well.
-Great for beginners, intermediate, and pro players alike.
Cons: -course flow could be better. Here is the hole break down along with directions and the remaining course "cons":

Park by the water park and hole one is just south of the parking lot by the trees and the fenced off area. Don't throw over the fence, you won't be able to get the disc back. At the pin, go southwest (to the right past the tree line), and you are at hole 2. A lot of woods on the left and right, but a large fairway to work in. Hole three is directly ahead. It has a lot of trees right upfront and plays on a downhill slope with the pin in a pocket of trees. Did i mention there are trees? There are a lot on this course, you will see this come up frequently. In fact, you could probably devise a drinking game based upon the amount of times the word "trees" appears in this review. If you do...invite me. I like bourbon. On to Hole 4 which is just ahead. It's the shortest hole of the course. It is a tunnel shot that hooks off the the left. The spring rains/floods knocked down a tree that has taken out land under the teepad, and unless its fixed, the teepad may be gone at some point too due to erosion. Hole 5 is straight ahead. It requires a throw over the river bend with trees all around. Awesome. They cleared out a lot of stuff (trees/bushes/shruberry), so you actually now have a small window to flick as well. Hole 6 is straight ahead will a downhill lie, over a very small creek, and past a group of trees. Be careful not to overthrow the pin BC the river runs just behind it. Hole 7 follows the river bend. DO NOT...I repeat...DO NOT hit a tree on the right or grip lock or throw an anhyzer by accident. The river is deep here and full of all types of hazards. You will lose your disc. This is a looser tunnel shot through trees...go figure. Hole eight is ahead to the right. A medium-wooded shot with the river bend behind the basket about 30 feet. Hole 9 is right next to it with a tighter path though the woods and a beautiful s-curve for RHBH players will get you by the basket. Note: There is a dead tree close to the basket that could fall at any given time. Don't kick or hit it unless you want it to fall on you. Hole 10 is to the right, under the street overpass. It has a conglomeration of trees right in front, an open area, then the basket is in a pocket of trees right in front if the river. Once again, don't overthrow the basket here. Holes 11, 12, and 13 all play straight along the tree line with the river on the right. There are power lines over head, and as strange as it sounds, there are people the lodge discs into these power lines, so be aware. It is more likely that you lose a disc in the trees on either side of these fairways, or that a slicing throw to the right gets through the treeline and in the river. These baskets all play the the right in tree pockets by the river, except 13 which has more open area in the putting green. 14 is the longest hole at 625 ft. There are heavy woods on the right, and woods with a creek on the left, but i would worry less about those and more about the perfectly placed trees right in the middle of the fairway where you really want to throw your lane. To get to 15, walk straight ahead from the basket towards the walkway, through the trees, and head to the left (hopefully you already spotted this teepad while playing 11 and 12 since it runs somewhat beside them). This hole plays through a good group of trees straight ahead. There is a walking path to the right, so dont smack any soccer moms trying to get in their afternoon jog. Hole 16 is the trickiest to find for 1st-timers. From the hole 15 basket, walk straight ahead and back under the street overpass (you will pass hole 10 and hole out for people teeing off on 10 since it is just around the bend to the right). Follow the walking path and the teepad is to the right, close to the walking path, and plays towards the street. This is a short uphill shot with trees blocking much of it. As a personal note, this is a hole you should be able get a birdie on, but it is somehow far more difficult than it appears. Hole 17 is a jaunt to the left. It plays down and then back up another hill through many trees. 18 is straight ahead and to the right somewhat close to the street. It plays through a lot of trees straight ahead 305 feet. This ends back at the water park, which is right by the parking area where you began.

-the course can get crowded BC it is popular. There are several water hazards and a lot of trees to lose discs in. It can get very muddy after heavy rains. It could use some arrows to help 1st-time players. The walk to hole 16 goes right through the hole 10 fairway, be cautious.
Other Thoughts: This course is just an all-around pleasure to play for those of all skill-levels. Because of the sheer amount of tall, old-growth trees, this course caters to those that have naturally low drives. The trees also mean great shade and disc loss as well, and the occasional squirrel that throws a nut at you. This is one of the east Dallas courses that the pros frequent, and you literally never know who you can strike a game up with...just don't embarrass yourself by throwing in the river!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Very enjoyable course

5+    8/2/2015   8/2/2015
Review By: Tokeeffe79
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.8 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very shaded with some nice scenery. Park for kids to play at if family goes and tires out of disc golf.
Cons: The creek is chuck full or trash. Very unfortunate
Other Thoughts: alot of squirrels and bird. Fun distractions for dogs

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

1    10/6/2014   10/12/2014
Review By: Joe6Pack
Played: 34  Reviewed: 18
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Well maintained
- Challenging enough for a skill levels
- Good parking and trash cans
- Great shot variety
Cons: - Little difficult to navigate
Other Thoughts: Enjoyed this course. While not a destination course, I would play it again if near the area.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good, fun course.

1    8/4/2014   8/10/2014
Review By: toph112
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Various difficultly holes
Various style of holes (short, long, open field, obstacles)
Good tee boxes with options of Long or Short
Hole 10 has a rope swing!
Cons: Easy to get lost if you don't map out the course ahead of time.
The flow of the course is awkward.
Other Thoughts: There's a really cool hole, maybe hole 8 or 9 that you have to shoot across the big creek and around a tree to land on the fairway. Fun hole!
There is also a rope swing for the adventurers that don't mind getting wet!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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