A big-time, small town, wooded gem
4 Helpful / 0 Not
-tight lines while not too short
-very well maintained; good baskets and concrete tee pads that are adequate though not humongous
-pin locations added (generally long) on holes 8, 9, 12, 14, 17 (as if the course needed more difficulty)
-good, logical course flow that maximizes use of the park without crossing fairways
-park has good parking and is almost never busy (though the course can get very busy during evenings and weekends)
3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17
-park/course interaction has some issues: You're throwing over/along paths on 8, 15; just over on 6, 10, 12. Hole 11 is particularly nerve wracking as you can't see down the path well and could potentially throw into someone
-course flow is very good overall, but a couple navigation notes: A) it's easy to accidentally skip holes 7-8 if not paying attention to the signs, since 9's tee is closer to 6's basket than 7's tee; B) 11's tee is visible from 5's basket, so first timers often walk to the wrong tee at first
-you can definitely find some poisonous plants and ticks when you get off the fairways of the more wooded holes (I got some bad poison ivy or sumac on hole 17 my first time here)
-some holes can be virtually unplayable after heavy rain (e.g. 11 gains a mid-fairway pond/lake, and 12 turns into a muddy slip-n-slide due to lack of grass)
Other Thoughts: This is a small town Oklahoma course that feels big-time. It's among the best wooded courses in the area, with slightly tighter lines than Griffin and Lions. It has a few relatively short "must get" holes, but most of those are tight enough that they still present a challenge. The course's strength, I think, is that it maintains that tight and wooded character throughout but still manages to require good distance on most shots. The majority of the course has a ceiling, and even the few holes with some open sky have enough early or late trees to keep things interesting and challenging. The few holes that really let you air it out still don't commit the sin of being too open. 4 is the best example, with a fairly long and open shot on a slight down slope, but with the basket in a thick clump of trees with limited lines of approach. As others have mentioned, hole 5 is one of the particularly great holes here and feels like a short par 4. Hole 10 is also one of my favorites due to a fairway that is crowded with trees but also has a significant dirt ridge to take into consideration when choosing your line. It's just one example of a common theme at Noble: an early tree hit can require an amazing 2nd shot to have any chance at saving par.
It's a course I love and play often. Maybe I'm being nit-picky, but my only real complaint is from the safety standpoint. I mainly take issue with hole 11, where the best line to hit is directly over the walking path. (The course might benefit from a double mando between the two initial trees, but it would still be possible to misfire down the path). The worst thing here is that it's difficult to see down the path from the tee, so I always fear that someone will walk into view just as I throw. The other issues with the path (see above in my "cons") are just small problems that add up when put together. They might be unforgivable in larger city park, but are lessened simply because the park is never that busy. I've never had any problems with throwing on path users, because I can see the path so well from the tees.
This information might be outdated now, but a local mentioned back in 2015 that Paul McBeth set a course record back when he lived in Oklahoma. I like to imagine that his record still stands, but some of the holes have some new pin locations that might have made it obsolete. Nonetheless, I dream that one day I'll be able to make some of the shots that he made out here with his Roc3.
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Rating: I think 4.0, "Excellent," is about right. It's a fun and challenging disc golf experience, and the park/course are in good shape. As I mentioned, there are some problems with the course's interaction with the park that are alleviated somewhat by how non-busy the park is. It's not that far out of the way, and it's worth traveling to play this one!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Concrete tee pads on every hole---although they are only 10 feet long, pretty flush to the ground if you need a longer run-up
+bathroom by hole 15/16
+benches on almost every hole
+Hole 5 is one of the best holes I've seen
+pretty easy to navigate, no long walks in between holes either
+Innova Pro 28 baskets in great condition, with a few alternate pin placements on a few holes
+Hole 12 has a water hazard
+no bug problems that I noticed
+clean fairways, wide enough to test skill and not luck
Cons: -relatively short course
-can get muddy
-lots of straight shots, could use more hyzer/anhyzer curves
-mostly flat, although there are slight elevation changes
Other Thoughts: This is a really solid course, and very pretty. Can't go wrong with the nice tee pads and benches. Really wanted to give this one 4 1/2 discs, but it's just not long or hilly enough to really challenge the top tier pros.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Noble was an excellent course that I really enjoyed. The course offers plenty of parking and very friendly locals. There are nice teepads and DISCatcher baskets. The course makes you use all different shots. Noble is very technical and makes you put a lot of good shots together in order to shoot well. I really enjoyed the lines the course had to offers and the variety of shots. On some of the longer holes you had to put multiple quality shots together in order to even make par on the hole. The designer also makes good use of the OB lines which adds further to the challenge.
Cons: There really are not too many cons that I can think of. Navigation on a couple holes could be a little difficult. It also looks like during the Summer months poison ivy could become an issue.
Other Thoughts: Noble DGC was an awesome course that I would definitely recommend to anyone passing through. Be prepared to hit your lines and place multiple good shots together to shoot well.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
An excellent challenge on a Great course
Pros: This course is well maintained. Excellent use of the available elevation.
Has a good mix of short, moderate, and longer holes.
Uses the trees very well to make for tight lines and shots that will need to be shaped.
Has a little bit of a water threat on 5 and 11 depending on the time of year.
Good baskets, excellent tees, and good signage as well.
There are low ceiling shots here as well as dog leg right & left shots.
Tape on the baskets to help direct you to the next tee.
For being a heavily wooded course there are also some holes where you can air a drive out in certain spots.
The flow is logical as well.
My favorite holes here were 4, 8, and 10.
Also there are rest room facilities on site here.
Cons: The rough is rough is spots, certainly during the growing season, and disc loss is possible. Having a spotter would be a good idea.
Poison ivy could be present, I've only played in the fall and early winter, so be aware.
Walking paths are in play on a few holes, so check before you throw.
Other Thoughts: As other reviews have said this truly is a great course. This is a course that will test your accuracy for sure and make you use your head as to how you are going to execute your shots. This is not a grip and rip course and its not a pitch and putt. This is a course where you can work on your total game.
This course is definitely worth the stop if in the area and worth the trip if you live out of the area. Perhaps you could make a day of your trip and hit up Noble, Griffin, NE Loins and Dolese in OKC.
I had fun here and will play this course again when in the area. Kudos to the designers and the locals on a course that is quality in the Metro area.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Worth the trip
Pros: I drove two hours from Muskogee to play this little course. I would have to say it was worth every mile of it. I loved the use of the space provided. The tight fairways made it a challenge on the shorter holes and a few expletives when smacking a tree. I will have to put it in the top 7 of courses I have played.
Cons: Only thing I can think of is on holes 4 & 8, a well placed sign would make it easier to distinguish where the baskets are. As for the poison ivy. I get a shot 4 times yearly to keep immune. It's worth it!!!!
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The course looks great! I think every time I play it I see another line to the basket on about every hole. The bathrooms are clean and there is alot of shade and trash cans..
Cons: Thorns and trash! what is the deal with the trash ? I take a trash bag about every time I play and it's filled up by hole 4.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course and it could look better if people would just use the trash cans!
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
It's a jungle out there
Pros: Extremely technical, you will hit trees at some point. Really save yourself some energy and stop by noble hardware on the way in to pick up a map. They also have a great innova selection plus blizzard champs i didn't think any stores sold those. There is a lot of poison ivy but with care you can avoid it. (Update) - New concrete pads around the outer 6 holes, they look regulation size and are sick.
Cons: no tee pads still but the natural ones are alright. Bring your baseball/golf ball the trees are disc eaters. Had to climb one for my comet today.
Other Thoughts: good course, wasnt too busy when we got there and only took us two hours for 18 ( we played 4 to 8's basket and then played 7 as if it were 5 before we caught on that something was amiss, our fault for not getting the map)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Very nice technical course
Pros: Another great course in the little Mecca of disc golf in and around the Norman area. Really well designed for the area allowed. It's a course that makes you put some thought into each shot as lines are tight and placement is key due to pretty thick woods lining the cleared fairways. The course offers some sloped elevation. The baskets all have tape indicating the direction of the next tee, and there is signage where the flow could be confusing between holes 7-9. This course has potential grow into something great. if you're in the area this new course is a must see.
Cons: Future teeboxes will help with some tricky footing issues over tree roots on some holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a tough, technical course that takes consistency and accuracy to score well on, but don't fear it. It's a very fun, nicely laid out, challenging course that will make your game better. I believe we'll be hearing some things in the future about young talent coming from the Norman area, and courses like this one are the reason why.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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