Good family & beginner-friendly course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
-good tees, good baskets, easy navigation
-benches at most holes
-in a park with plenty of other family-friendly activities and with restrooms
-holes only remotely intersect with the walking path or other park users on 10-13, none of which actually cross the path
4-5, 9, 11, 16-18
-front 9 weaves through trees that are not "disc golf friendly"
-several fairways seem to overlap a little too much; e.g. 2/3,
-no practice basket; though there seems to be room between 9/10 or after 18
-WIND! (though I should probably just stop including this in Oklahoma) - it's annoying because there are some shots like hole 2 where I would love to throw a Comet RHBH anhyzer, but it's never an option due to wind
Other Thoughts: Probably my only real gripe with this course is the nature of the trees on the front 9. To put it succinctly, they simply aren't "disc golf" trees. Their branches tend to be too close to the ground and spread too far horizontally. This tends to crowd the air space from 5-25' off the ground, which is exactly where most of us want our discs to be carving lines. Add to that the tendency to catch your discs in prickly/sappy trees, and they can be just plain annoying. On the front nine, I find myself using overhands or high FH/BH hyzers on at least five of the holes because of these trees. On others (e.g. 7-8), it's important to stay very low because of those trees. Those holes very much favor a low RHFH that stays under the trees, as opposed to RHBH turnovers that simply won't have enough space to carve their line. On the bright side, that gives Wild Horse Park a unique feel, but I'd still prefer to have more traditional lines THROUGH the trees instead of needing to go under or over.
Given those trees, the course designers did a good job. My impression is that the front 9, in particular, was designed to be a family friendly course where someone throwing 150-200' won't feel inadequate. Along with the fact that this park has other family friendly activities, this is a great place to bring the family/kids, friends new to disc golf, etc.
The back 9 have a totally different feel. It's more open, but with a number of mature trees very different from the front. Holes 11-15 are long and open and make for good Oklahoma wind golf. I like 11 because it's a slight downhill, a little under 400', and almost always has a crosswind. It might be boring for bonified big arms, but it's a distance stretch for most golfers and the downhill/wind makes it fun. 12-15 seem a little repetitive, ranging from 400' to 530', but working the headwind and then tailwind is fun, and the terrain has some contour. 16-18 are probably my favorites on the whole course, with decent lines to hit and the best greens and pin placements. If you're wanting a practice round, you might stop at your car after 9 to trade some putters/mids for backup fairways/drivers.
If it's important to you to stay under par, you'll like this one. Since my distance game has improved, this is one course where I'm frustrated if I don't finish under 54. Lots of birdie opportunities on the front nine, and the back, though longer, is open enough to score well with the distance.
Summary: It's a fun course and a pretty relaxed time in a clean and well-kept park, but it won't blow you away or challenge intermediate players too much. There are some nice holes, but the course's design doesn't match some of the other top OKC area courses.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Tale of 2 horses.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Front 9 is very well designed. But short.
Easy Flow. Except the walk from 9 basket to's 10 Tee.
Good Disc Catcher baskets.
Front allows all type of lines/ shots.
Back 9 hole 11 - 15 allow you to work on your distance.
Almost all holes on the front allows Left and Righthanded shots
But evergreens could easily grab a disc.
Plenty of parking.
Cons: Front 9 could of been stretched out a little more.
Holes 2 Tee is not pointing towards 2's basket.
Just too many long holes in a row on the back 9.
5- 500 ft holes in a row.
Needs more trashcans. Trash all over the park.
Other Thoughts: Family friendly.
Plenty of parking.
Walking Trail. Shouldn't come into play.
Mowed but Grass Burrs everywhere.
Should be a pretty quick and easy round.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Fun Course in Clean Public Park
Pros: TL;DR - Fun, uncrowded, newer course in a nice park.
- Park is very clean, family-friendly, and scenic
- Not nearly as crowded as other local courses
- Nice signage, baskets, and benches near the teepads
- Most holes are well-designed and offer multiple lines to the basket
Cons: TL;DR - Five boring holes in a windy field full of sandburs.
- Five long, open, windy holes on the back nine
- Large field on the back nine is full of stickers (sandburs)
- Wind is usually a major factor, expect 20-30+ MPH gusts
- Trees on the front nine are almost all evergreens, so discs tend to get stuck easily in their branches
Other Thoughts: The more I play this course, the more I like it. The wind is almost always a challenge. Bring a baseball to retrieve discs stuck in fir branches.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -front 9 has lots of trees in play, requires line shaping
-discatchers in decent condition, concrete tees, good signs, benches
-very minor elevation changes in play on a few holes
-contrast between front and back will appeal to some, will teach less experienced players 2 sets of skills (accuracy, distance)
-easy to navigate
-clean, family-oriented park
Cons: -back 9 is mostly wide open, very boring (except 10, 17, 18; those are decent)
-no stand out holes
-open areas on back 9 can hold water, there were large areas with 2-3 inches of water when i played
Other Thoughts: Wild Horse Park is not a bad course but there is not much to say about it. The front 9 is full of evergreens that require some line shaping or operating under a ceiling while the back 9 is mostly wide open, longer holes.
The equipment is in good condition and concrete tees are a plus. The signs have a basic map of the hole layout. The park itself has many other amenities including a pool; great if you have the family in tow.
There are not really any standout holes and overall I felt pretty indifferent about the course and it's layout. I think I might have felt a bit better about the course if it were not for the wide open holes on the back 9. There is so much available space that I don't think it was necessary to have these boring filler holes. 400-500 feet or not, wide open holes are no fun and no challenge. It would have been great if the designers were able to make use of the lake to make that section of the back 9 more interesting.
It is nice to have this course to fill out the gap on the west side of the OKC area but personally I would prefer Route 66 or Dolese. I would probably play the front 9 twice if this were my local course.
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3 Helpful / 3 Not
Good, Clean, well-maintained
-This park is clean, family friendly, well-maintained (minus the goatheads in the summer on the back nine).
-Nice baskets, cement pads, signage, and benches at every hole.
-Short/tree-filled front, long/mostly open back.
-Plenty of opportunity to "air it out" on the back nine.
-Playground and pool close by.
-Goatheads (technically Sandburs) on the back nine! Your bag will be covered in them.
-Need a bathroom on the back nine.
-Missed opportunity to bring the water into play on the back nine.
-5 back to back "long-throw" holes on the back can be a little fatiguing.
-Cedar trees in the front are a pain, and love to eat discs. Bring a baseball to get them out.
-Access to the softball fields would be nice in the case of throwing your disc over the fence.
Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts:
This is my favorite course to play, and I play it most every week. I am an intermediate player and I'm usually finish 3-6 over on this course. I've played most of the courses on the west side of OKC and usually have to deal with questionable characters (offered certain items for sale/trade). Never experienced that here.
Most of the older reviews that mention no signage/benches are outdated and should be updated.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Not impressive, but a nice little neighborhood course.
Pros: -Very nice Teepads
-Bench at every hole
-Great pool/community water park to cool off in post round, or to let your family hang out in while you disc it up.
-Plenty of trash bins to help keep the course clean.
-Front 9's full of short, thick, shrubby evergreens which give unpenetrated walls of shade and wind block. Easy to get out of the direct sun on the front 9.
-Full of trees, the front 9's good for tight midrange practice. Back 9's good for gripping and ripping some long distances. (Completely void of trees Par 5's on the back leaves long albatross, reasonable eagle, and expected bird opportunities).
-Rare opportunity to throw any distance at all on the front 9.
-Pads right next to the baskets on all the front 9. Very, very shoehorned into a small area.
-Takes less than an hour to play as a twosome. If you're looking for a nice long, concentration full round, this isn't your place.
-Though there's plenty of trees on the front 9, they're average height is probably around 18' or so. If you don't feel comfortable with a shot through, under, or around, you can easily just throw a slightly higher than normal hyzer (or thumber if that's your thing), and bypass all the trees, ending at the basket time after time. It was my first time playing this course, and I had 5 or 6 pick up birds or close to it on the front 9 by just throwing a high midrange over the trees and letting it work back to the hole. Once these tree's get bigger, it will probably be great, but as of now, it's just too natural to throw slightly higher than a flat throw and let it work over the tops of the shrubby evergreens.
- The back 9 is completely uneventful, minus the distance. Not a single tree seems to come into play until you get to 17, and even at that, it's very few trees.
-The back 9 uses what seems to be a drainage retaining area that's completely wide open, void of tree, and FULL OF GOATHEADS.
-GOATHEADS, GOATHEADS, AND BILLIONS MORE GOATHEADS. The back 9 being in a wide open field means that there are ridiculous amounts of goat heads just waiting to drive you crazy. I pulled literally hundreds of these prickly bastards out of my bag, skin, and shoes throughout the back 9. I made the mistake of wearing Vibrams (my 'always' discing choice of footwear), and had to stop at almost every throw and a few times between to clean the hoards of goatheads out of my feet. I ended up playing a good portion of the back 9 with my bag still attached to my back (something I NEVER do), simply because I didn't want to set it down. Just as soon as you did, you picked it back up to far too many of those spiny stickers attached to every nook and cranny they could. Insanely annoying.
Other Thoughts: With my experience of this course now, I'm completely unwilling to travel to play this place again. If you're living in the Mustang area and need to get in a practice round, or if you need to keep your family entertained while you play (the pool is great for this), then this place is worth a try. However, even if I lived in Mustang, I would be willing to drive 30 minutes to get to most any other course than to commonly play here. It's just not that good of a course, which is sad. You can tell that they've put really good work into it (it has great tee's, baskets, benches, and trash bins), but it's just not a good course. Too little variation, far too many goatheads on the back and with no clever payoff with unique holes to make your mind get past the fact that your digging stickers out of your flesh every other step.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Beautiful Park : Excellent Course
Pros: This course is set up well with lots of trees and technical shots on the front 9 while still being well manicured without any deep rough to trample though. Tee pads are large and nice, baskets are new and play well. Nice benches on every hole although they are a little small. Signs are nice and accurate. Back 9 has a lot of room to air it out and has a beautiful pond in view. The pars are higher on the longer ones giving you a good chance to get some eagles. Great place for night rounds and some locals light up the front 9 baskets and play it often. Beautiful park with an air force jet, tank, and war memorial. Mustang, OK is a nice town and they keep this park maintained very well.
Cons: The trees on the front 9 are disc catchers, you better keep your discs low!!!! Back 9 needs more trees in play as many holes are simply open field play. Long walk between the front and back 9's. No restrooms on the back 9.
Other Thoughts: For summer time play this course provides good difficulty without the deep rough and ticks. With work to the back 9 this course could be one of the best anywhere!!! Baseball games nearby can add a cheering crowd to your round.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Super cool little park with brand new discatchers that make it even more pretty. Nice concrete tee pads and tee signs on every hole making the navigation easy even though you can see multiple baskets on a lot of the holes. The trees are trimmed making shots have to be laser beams to be safe or you have to go over and take your chances of taking 2M OB strokes. There isn't a ton of elevation but the little that there is, is used to the fullest making is very fun. This course is fun not only for the beginner but for the upper level players and both lefty and righties. The fun factor is high because there are tons of chances at birds but a bad shot has the chance of getting punished, so you have to keep up your guard to score well. This course has many trashcans which makes the course very clean and pleasing to the eyes. The park is next to city offices so there are many little attractions like bathrooms, water fountains, playground, and others.
Cons: The back 9 gets a little boring because of the lack of trees and the same shot pretty much for a couple of them, fun if you like working on your distance. The walking path hosts many joggers/walkers so be careful and courteous. No benches but not too big of a deal.
Other Thoughts: Great addition to the OKC area and its now in my rotation for when I travel up there. This course is very cool and should be visited if you have the time!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Discgolf @ Townhall
Pros: 1. Well manicured - good baskets, pads, signage, trashcans.
2. Parking with a restroom across from #1
3. The front 9- There are some trees, easy enough for the intermediate player to bomb over, but they still block a direct ace shot on most holes. There is a little shot variety on the front.
Cons: 1. The back 9- wide open and the same thing over & over. No trees just average to long distance drive & putt. The ground is very soggy & basket # 13 had a small pond around it. I had to make a " bridge" out of my discs to get my putter out. I guess this should have been welcomed since there are no water holes to add a challenge here.
2. It's @ town hall - there are constant cops driving past, parking close to where your playing & generally making "their presence" known. Don't even consider left-hand cigs!
3. NO RESTROOMS with NO TREES & constant cops in a multi use park = sore bladder.
4. The smell, it will hit you on the front & you may think someone slipped a fart on you, but by the time you hit hole #10 it's obvious that there is a treatment plant across the pond from # 11, & it's smell only gets worse & never goes away til you hit your car.
Other Thoughts: This would be a nice course for the locals, but I would not go out of my way to play it. If it were my local course i would just play 2 rounds on the front nine.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well the immediate pro that i noticed was the huge restrooms once you pull into the parking lot by the playground. That is until i actually went inside the men's room and almost passed out due to the intense smell of fecal matter. The tees are all very nice and all signage is excellent condition, thanks Lowes. Everyone complains about hole 2 tee pad not pointing directly at the hole, but it's SUPPOSED to be that way all shots can't be straight ahead it gets boring. All three times i've played here its been windier than Chicago, im talking 20 mph steady with 40 mph gusts, which as you may imagine makes the course that much more difficult. I don't know if the wind is a constant factor in Mustang or if i just played on bad days. All three times I've been to this course its been pretty much abandoned, probably because of the wind, but still nice to have the course to yourself.
Cons: Aside from the mens room and the wind, it doesn't have many cons to complain about. The par 5's could be par 4's if not 3's, but im not complaining, extra room for a birdie.
Other Thoughts: I guess don't go on windy days would be half the point of this review, the other half would be that the restrooms smell horrible. In reality it's Oklahoma so windless days are at a premium but the wind didnt seem to affect any shots of mine (RHBH thrower) but my friend's shot's were massacred at holes 2, 11, 16 (LHBH thrower).
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