A Fun City Park Course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I wasn't sure what to expect before I played North Town DGC, but came away pleasantly surprised. The course offers a good variety of open to wooded holes, water carries, creekside basket placements and hole lengths that vary from 180 feet out to 585 feet.
All holes now have concrete tees which appears to be a major improvement based on previous reviews. Each tee also has a simple but useful tee sign. Navigation was pretty simple for most holes as you could see the next tee from the basket. The transitions from Hole 1 to Hole 2 and 11 to 12 aren't obvious, so printing out the map isn't a bad idea.
Hole 1 kicks things off as the longest at 585 feet. Frankly it isn't an inspiring opening hole as it is wide open, though a couple of lines of newly planted trees near the basket will provide obstacles in the future.
But Hole 2 starts a series of wooded holes that require some accurate line shaping and also bring the creek into play. Holes 2, 4, and 5 all require right-finishing drives, so RHBH players better bring a driver that will turn reliably
Hole 8 is the shortest at 180 feet, but you drive over a creek to a basket just about 10' up the opposite bank. Fun little ace run.
Hole 9 is a crazy tight 504 foot par 4. The fairway is narrow with a ton of small trees on either side that will absolutely knock down an errant drive. Almost a poke-and-pray hole, but not quite.
Hole 12 is a short 201 feet (long tee) with virtually all of that a carry over a pond. A shorter alternate tee takes much of the water out of play.
Hole 14 is a longer hole (330 feet) with the most direct route being a long carry over a pond. But you can bail out along the left side at any distance for your drive.
The final four holes bring you back through the woods and require accurate drives to score well.
Cons: Some of the holes are very tightly wooded, and there will be an element of luck for many players. If you aren't a deadly accurate driver you will be at the mercy of random tree kicks.
The ponds on Holes 12 and 14 look like disc-eaters that could be difficult to recover discs from. But both offer routes that avoid the longer water carries.
I found Hole 1 to be an uninteresting heave over open ground. Holes 13 and 14 are also entirely open, though 13 has a tricky creekside basket placement and 14 has the pond.
A well-used walking trail winds through much of the course, so awareness of other park users is critical to avoid throwing on someone.
Other Thoughts: Nice big parking lot with restrooms.
The course is one big loop, so don't plan to see your car until you finish all 18 holes.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I love wooded courses and this one has some trees. Lot's of Birdies available but you can easily shoot big.
Cons: The tee pads are not great.
Other Thoughts: Watch for snakes in the creek. I've seen 2 big ones. There is a nice shaded Dog park at the park entrance.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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get past the dangerous teepads and you'll have fun
Pros: A fun round with shots long and short, open and tight, and wet and dry. There are creeks, trees, ponds and mild topography challenges. All kinds of shots are useful here, one of the reasons I like it. The course layout is fun. The long tee on 12 is a signature hole for these parts with a straight over-the-pond shot and very picturesque. Have almost aced it more than once, a fun run indeed. The park has lots of activity and trails, a dog park park, and a pavilion with tables and clean restrooms.
Cons: The teepads are a nightmare. Already chewed up, rutted, dirt holes, the MUD decided to cap them off with cement by just pouring the mix right onto the teepad, mixing it w the granite gravel already there, resulting in pitted, uneven, crumbling, hazards. You'll have to tee from behind the pad if you want to leave with 2 healthy ankles.
Other Thoughts: A nice Northern Travis County area course. Come check it out and I bet you'll have a fun time.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: A great course with a mix of technical, open, long, short, and tight holes.
Practice basket near the parking lot!
The course will make you learn every shot there is. If you like technical courses that let you air one out every once in a while this course is what you are looking for.
Cons: Tee boxes look like they are 10 yrs old already.
Other Thoughts: If this course had concrete boxes it would easily get a higher rating from me.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great course. It has a nice mix of long and short tees with a lot of woods. You have to pick your shots carefully and you can end up in great positions. A couple of fun water holes too. Just throw right over some ponds.
Cons: Hole 9 does not have a fairway from what I could find. But the trees are short enough to go over. Hole 11 has a great spot for a fun tee except the huge tree fallen over pretty much covering the basket and making it almost impossible to sink a putt.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
latest addition to Austin
Pros: Good mix of holes and moderate degree of difficulty. Natural tee boxes that are currently in good shape. The park has potential for additional courses as long as things go well. Practice basket by hole one and decent amount of open area to practice/warm up before starting hole one. Nice pavillion.
Cons: Poor tee sign placement that gets in your way on a few holes. Hole 11 is stupid hard. Really long with tons of trees then the basket is on top of a 10ft hill partially surrounded by water.
Other Thoughts: It's a good course addition to the austin area. Not even officially open yet so they may fix/change a few things.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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