Top 10 DFW course
15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun, challenging course in a large park by Grapevine Lake. Feels at times like a bit of a nature preserve, plenty of fauna around the wetland areas of the course. I spooked a beautiful eagle with one of my errant drives.
Wonderful variety of holes. You've got some short tight wooded alleys, some wide-open holes with a bit of elevation, a couple tricky greens,
Almost every hole here forces you to deal with multiple challenges and consider the full range of your discs flight:
-A wide open hole (such as 1, 2, 5, 10, 16) will force you to deal with a bit of elevation change, or a gap off the tee with a different wind angle halfway down the fairway, or a guarded green on your approach..
-The wooded holes are just a little longer than feels comfortable (7, 12, 17) or force you to deal with a late gap 250 ft down or a low ceiling.
-What would be a simple RBH hyzer on 11 also asks you to control your ground action so you can skip up onto a tricky dirt mound of a green or you might as well just lay up.
-Hole 18 is a great example, It's really just a simple straight shot 225 ft to the basket, but you meed to hit a gap 40 ft off the tee and after the gap is a 180 ft water carry over a muddy pond that will eat your disc and if you hyzer out early the pond expands off to the left so the safe play is itself full of danger. Each hole has so much to consider.
These extra challenges are unique for much of DFW but none of them feel too punishingly hard. A real brain teaser of a course.
Concrete Long Tees and Flagged Short Tees. Basically two 9 hole loops on either side of the parking lot, so you can stop for a bathroom break at the port-a-potty or grab something out of your car halfway through.
Beautifully maintained, some mud after rains and the pond that must be carried on 18 that can change in size depending on the recent rains.
Cons: The real con for me is the motocross/ATV course on one side of the course. For about 6 holes on the front 9 the noise is very obnoxious and while the scenery looks beautiful it's hard to really be present too it with the raucous sound droning on and on.
Some parts of the course do get muddy after rains and with all the beautiful nature can come some snakes.
$5 car fee to access the course. For me it's worth it for a special round/picnic with friends and family but maybe not for regular play. You can pay an annual fee of $40 which would be worth it to me if I lived closer.
Other Thoughts: I think this is easily a top 10 course in DFW, and would be competitive for top 5 if it was free and didn't have that bike course. But the golf itself is some of the best in the metroplex.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
I love this park!
Pros: You will basically use every shot in your bag. There are some legit par 4's when the baskets are in their long positions, which is an element that is lacking in the DFW disc golf scene. Whether baskets being short or long, this course will challenge you. Any score below 54 is very respectable in both layouts. This is pay to play course (only $2 per vehicle). I wish we had more of these in our area. Even if there are 20+ cars when you show up, the course never feels crowded.
Cons: Sometimes the grass used to get long and stay that way, and that can still be the case in the growing season. However, the city has may huge strides within the past year and a half as you very rarely do not enjoy your round at this point. Some of the long pin positions are no longer usable and need to be redone since getting hit by mowers.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Good, but could be better
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- The course makes excellent use of the land with uphill and downhill throws and plenty of trees.It also doesn't overly favor RHBH throws.
-- Hole 11 (at least the basket) is my favorite, with the basket sitting on a narrow ledge that makes your approach challenging. Unless you are very good (or lucky) you will have an uphill putt.
-- Multiple tees and pin placements to give you different options.
-- There are a couple of places where you can air out a drive, hole 10 especially. Other longer holes have narrower fairways that make you think about distance vs. accuracy.
-- The setting is beautiful and peaceful, except for the dirt bikes, which are most noticeable on holes 5-7.
-- Plenty of trash cans.
Cons: -- Navigation was a big issue. In general, there are worn paths, and signage (although small) helps.
-- The walk between holes is frequently long. I enjoy the walk, but that definitely can interrupt the flow and make a round take longer.
-- While trees are a good thing, many of the holes have too many and leave you with fairways that are too tight.
-- The trees are also an issue on some "open" holes, such as No. 1, in the long position. The short position has the basket in the edge of the trees. The long position pushes the basket 75 feet deep into a thick cluster of trees, leaving you to throw and hope on most approach shots.
-- I am OK with mandos that exist for a safety reason or to separate fairways, but mandos for the sake of mandos are not good, and double mandos almost always fall into that category. Nos. 1 and 11 both fit that description.
Other Thoughts: -- With so many free options that are excellent, I am not a fan of paying. When it was only $2, it was no big deal. Now it's $5. Cash payment does not give change, so come prepared with exact change or use a card. There is a yearly pass for $40.
-- The course is basically two 9-hole loops on opposite sides of the parking lot. That makes for a long walk from 9 to 10 (since you not only have to cross the parking lot but walk the length of the No. 10 fairway), but going past your car after 9 holes is a good thing in the heat of a Texas summer.
-- The water carry on 18 varies greatly in size. I have seen it cover the short tee pad.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
One of the top DFW courses
Long and short hole with large variety of shot
Nice middle of nowhere feel
Little to no foot traffic interference
No Jokers hanging out
Trees and shade
Cons: No tee signs for distance
No tee signs for outline of path to basket
Other Thoughts: I could go on and on, but there are lot's of other very detailed reviews. I put this in the top 10 DFW courses for sure. I would say right around 5 for me. I will be back frequently
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 0 Not
A Great Place to Play
Pros: To me, paying $2 to play a course is usually a pro. It makes me feel that the course will be adequately cared for, clean, a challenging yet fun place to play and it also deters folks who have bad intentions on the course form playing it. This course hits all those marks. It has tee signs, concrete pads and directional sides that make navigation easy on a course that was already easy to navigate.
The course is essentially two nine hole loops. The first being a little bit more technical and the other half is more open and longer on average but still has rough on both sides of the fairways putting a premium on distance and accuracy. Hole 9 and 10 are the only true rip it holes with very little obstacles, but they are still fun holes.
I really liked Hole 11 and its elevated basket. It is fairly easy to get it down the short fairway, but the elevated basket makes for a tough putt.
With the amount of variety of holes from short, to long, to more open and more technical, this course has a little bit of challenge and shooting low can be tough. I always enjoy longer courses that have challenge to the length.
Cons: I felt a few of the baskets were guarded by a random placement of trees. Hole 2 immediately comes to mind as do a few of the holes in the front nine. Maybe it was because I couldn't hit the right line and took bad scores on a few of those holes, but it was a thought I had.
Throwing into the rough on the back nine can put you in a thorny situation. Heh.
The dirt bikers are really the only non discers that you may run into. There is a dirt bike path that runs close to holes 5-7.
Previous reviewers say that the grass can be high in the summer months, which totally understand that. The course plays on a large swath of land.
Other Thoughts: This course had a feel like McClain Park in San Antonio or a less tough version of Circle C or Wilco in Austin. It is a very enjoyable play and well worth the $2 to play.
This course has some teeth to it and will be a challenge to those who play it. Shooting in the 50s is a great score. I would definitely recommend this course to people playing in the DFW area. It is definitely a must play.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
So worth the $2.00
Pros: Lots of walking
Some open then some wooded
Fells like you are in the country
Easy to follow
Cons: Stickers stickers stickers
No distance marked
Grass high and hides white tees if you are playing those
Other Thoughts: This is worth the 2.00 very few people can walk over 2 miles on just 18.
Also smells great away from cars and buildings and traffic
Just with there were signs on each hole.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Love This Course
Pros: I love this course, so my review may be a bit biased.
Various pars and hole lengths
Various levels of wooded holes, ranging from not very, to wildly wooded.
Great Variety of shots, so you can test every shot in your bag if you want an optimal round.
Has multiple pins for most of the holes
Has multiple teepads for holes, one set of concrete, one set of pavers.
Trashcan on almost every hole
Plenty of parking
All those lovely wind gaps in the woods to make for a bit more difficulty
The rough is rough, no lucky kicks back into the fairway if you shank a shot.
There is a front 9, then a walk to the back 9 so you can pass by your vehicle to refill your water/snacks/discs/towels etc
Pretty good spots for picnics after round
Lots of Shade
Not too much traffic through the course, so not much if any graffiti or anything like that.
The Town takes care of the property the course is on, so it's often looks fantastic, the course is somewhat maintained by them and DDC. Not often is it unplayable conditions, sometimes it's a bit hairy, but never terrible.
There are some berries on the course if you want a snack.
No crossing fairways which is always a plus.
Only 15-20 minutes from Ideal Discs
Cons: There is some cacti but to be fair, it's in Texas, so that shouldn't be a con, just expected.
On the weekends, the dirt bike trails are active, so holes 5-6-7 can be loud.
Other Thoughts: I really do love the course, both for it's difficulty and the park itself. It's not just some infatuation of bias. If you haven't played here, grab your $2 to get in the park, and go play it!
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Challenging, rugged course
18 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: When you play at Trophy Club Park's disc golf course, you mostly have the course to yourself. Barring any weekend community events, the course is never used for anything other than disc golf. Since it is a $2 pay-to-play course, it is rarely, if ever crowded. It is a very enjoyable course to play a weekday solo round if you want a little time to think and just enjoy throwing some discs in the woods. This is a pretty rugged course so you definitely get a little bit of a nature hike feel while playing.
There are concrete tee boxes on every hole that are a pretty decent size. Innova Discatcher baskets with the yellow bands are great and have hole numbers marked on them. There are no tee signs, but there are markers by each tee with hole numbers on them.
There is usually a port-o-potty on site near the parking area. There are several Boy Scout crafted trash receptacles throughout the course.
This is a par 60 course that plays very tough. 48 is the best round I have heard of on the long pins, so shooting hot is doable, but usually you are scrapping for course par of 60. A round in the 50s is a very good round. There are a nice variety of shots here. Open/wooded. Straight/Dogleg. There is a very elevated basket on hole 11, which I feel is the most memorable part of the course. The basket on hole 9 is also slightly elevated now with a 2 layer wooden base around it. There are several wooded shots that require great accuracy coupled with some open shots, and a lot of shots where you go back in forth from open to wooded. There is also a good mix of long holes and short holes and middle distance holes. The variety and challenge on this course is truly outstanding.
The front 9 is on one side of the parking area and the back 9 is on the other. This makes for an easy pitstop mid-round. It is also quite easy this way to start on whichever side of the course that you prefer.
There is a short pin and long pin for holes 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 12, and 18. So you have the "long pin" layout and the "short pin" layout. Unfortunately some of the short pins have been damaged by mowers and are currently unusable. Most likely you will catch the course in long pin mode any time you play it.
There is a map of the course near the double mando trees on hole 1. Take a picture of it if you don't have a map your first time out.
Cons: Unfortunately it is possible to catch this course at a bad time in the summer when the grass is not mowed to a very friendly height, especially off the fairway. The city has not historically done a great job of keeping up with the mowing of the course. DD Carrollton has done most of the real work on this course since it's redesign in 2014.
There are a few holes that I am not a huge fan of. Holes 8, 11, and 17 in particular are such poke and hope holes that they aren't fun to play. You have to play for the 3 on those holes to play them smart. If you want the 2, you might as well close your eyes, throw, and hope for the best. Most likely you're going to hit a tree somewhere along the way on those holes, even with a great drive.
There aren't any tee signs on the course, yet. Tee signs are supposed to happen soon as I understand it.
The course could be a little tricky to follow your first time out if you don't have a map, although a seasoned disc golfer shouldn't have all that much trouble with navigation. Bring a map or someone who knows the course for your first time through if you are unsure about navigating a new course. The tricky spots for navigation are after holes 9 and 10. After hole 9, you cross the parking area and head to the left. The tee for hole 10 is near the road into the disc golf course and tees all the way over the crest of the hill towards the lake. After hole 10, go down the hill until you see 11's tee. Another tricky spot is after hole 12. After the long pin on hole 12, you'll want to continue past it until you see the trail to the left. This trail will take you to hole 13's tee.
The course does have some random junk on it in some places that has been there since before the course was installed. For the most part, however, it is a very litter free course thanks to the trash cans on site and the pay to play aspect.
Elevation change, unfortunately, is also a lacking aspect on this course. This is common to most of DFW.
There are still a few rough patches on the course where you can get cut up by briars. I believe this is exclusive to holes 1 and 2 where the trees have been carved up for basket placement. Same issue near the basket for hole 4. There are other places "off-fairway" that are pretty rough with briars too. Consider that extra motivation to stay on the fairway. Either way, probably a good idea to wear pants to this course!
There is likely to be dirt bike noise while you are playing. Just imagine that sound is a chain saw cutting down the trees that would have been in the way. Happy thoughts.
Trophy Club Park's disc golf course is an excellent disc golf course. It is located on the back side of a neighborhood in Trophy Club and sits right next to Lake Grapevine. There is a $2 fee to get in at the gate for day use. The fee used to be $1. They raised it after the park reopened after the flooding. I assume it is because they needed the extra revenue after being closed for so long. The park is also used for Dirt Bike riding but this doesn't overlap with the course. The closest place that the two come into contact is parallel to holes 5 and 6.
This course has had 3 different permutations. It was originally a 9 hole course that played very tough. A student group at UNT later came in and did a horrible redesign to an 18 hole layout with very short holes (under 100 feet) and made gravel pit tee boxes. THIS REDESIGN WAS AWFUL. Unfortunately, there are still some remnants of it. You may notice old tee signs still out and kitty litter looking tee boxes as well. The course was redesigned a 2nd time in 2014 to it's current design by Dynamic Discs Carrollton (formerly DD Lewisville). DD Carrollton are the primary caretakers of the course aside from mowing which the city contracts out and has been inconsistent with to say the least. Unfortunately it is possible to catch this course at a bad time in the summer when the grass is not mowed to a very friendly height, especially off the fairway. The course also underwent flooding in the summer of 2015 that really wrecked the whole park with debris from flood waters. After LOTS of clean-up work, the course looks just about as good as it ever has now. Hopefully this trend continues. It is also a good idea to call ahead on weekends to find out if there are any events taking place in the park. When there are community events taking place, they like to use the fairways on holes 1, 2, 9, and 10. Your 18 hole round can easily turn into a 14 hole round when that occurs and parking can be hard to come by.
Course rules that may be easy to miss: pipe railing and beyond is always ob, as is road and beyond and lake water. There is a double mando on hole 1 and hole 11 between trees in front of the tee box. There is a mando on hole 6 that prevents the spike hyzer. It is usually marked with a ribbon. Water on 18 is played as OB even though it is technically rain water. It is there for the majority of the year.
There are short tees marked by numbered markers. I'm not sure if they are all there. I don't know of anyone that uses these. I've never heard where they came from either. Kind of a mystery.
There is a mini-tournament here usually once per month on Saturday mornings. Check the schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/grou...774054137090/
Drive the actual speed limit or slower through Trophy Club!!! The police in Trophy Club don't play...AT ALL. Seriously, though, don't speed in Trophy Club.
Meet U Anywhere is on Trophy Club Drive and 114. Do yourself a favor and eat there. Grab cheap breakfast tacos in the morning!
Go buy a disc or two at Dynamic Discs Carrollton and thank them for all of their hard work on the course. https://www.facebook.com/Dyna...csCarrollton/
18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: Maybe one day, they'll clean this place up a bit and I'll return. I'm really sad, since the course got such good reviews from earlier players.
Cons: When I tried to play here, the grass was above my ankles and fairways were full of debris. A great area for snakes to chill out, especially since it's near a lake (copperheads/cottonmouths anyone?).
The back 6 holes were missing when I came out for my round.
Ended up leaving, since I saw a copperhead on the first fairway. My disc landed about 20 feet from it.
Other Thoughts: Apparently, I'm getting a lot of downvotes (including some guy who went through my review history and downvoted all of my reviews - get a life) since I don't like some peoples' home course. I understand that the city doesn't maintain the course and DD Carrollton does most of the work. Still doesn't make the course a 4/5 in my book.
I like not having to worry about being bitten by a venomous snake when I try to play a round of 18. It seems the course has been fixed up since I last tried to play it. Maybe I'll return one day.
5 of 17 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Fantastic and very challenging course
Pros: - HUGE concrete tee pads, which were very new and grippy
- Innova Discatcher pro baskets in great condition and easy to see in the woods
- While there was some underbrush in places, for the most part there wasn't (especially in the front 9), which meant that losing a disc was less likley
- Restrooms near the first tee
- One of the biggest pros for this course IMO is the fact that there was so much variety. Since so many courses just have the same type of holes over and over, it was nice to see a great mixture of all types. You have dogleg lefts, dogleg rights, wide open holes, tight tunnel shots, over water shots, tight wooded shots, holes that go from wide open to wooded and vice versa. There was so much variety in the layout, which yielded all sorts of throws and discs to use.
- This course was challenging! I love a good challenge! Varying types of difficulty were found on the course, such as longer distances, tight fairways that required a throw on the money, blind throws, varying distances from hole to hole, so on and so forth. It was a good challenge.
- The front and back nine formulate two loops, which is beneficial because if you only have time for 9 holes, you wont end up super far from the car, as the 9th will come back to the parking lot.
- A cool aspect this course had was 3 different tees. While the shorter two were just natural tees, they still took the time to designate them as shorter tees, which makes this course not as hard for the beginner or less expirienced player.
- The land was used very well for the course, as every aspect of the land was used in order to make it more challenging and fun.
- Multiple pin positions
- The basket positions were in great spots. The design of the course
- I never got bored with this course, as each hole was different from one another and new challenges were created.
Cons: - Navigation. While it was pretty simple to navigate from hole to hole, there were definetley some spots that were quite confusing. I highly reccomend bringing the map from the link and files tab on the site.
- Not a huge issue, but some walks in between holes were longer than usual, which made you want to think the way you were going was incorrect.
- No tee signs. The only sign at the course was a map at the beginning, but other than that, there were no tee signs showing where the basket was if you couldnt see it from the tee, and of course no signs saying where the next tee was.
- Some of the tight wooded holes had not been cleared out, which didnt really give a real and defined fairway. This was frusturating because you basically had to throw right on the money on those holes in order to have any shot at a birdie or par.
- pay to play, but was a very cheap price.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is phenomenal! All this course needs is a little bit more clearing out of trees and some tee signs and it is all set to be one of the best in the DFW area. The variety that this course offers makes a round at Trophy Club Park not only challenging, but exciting and fun as well. This course is definetley worth your time to play!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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