Shady, Neighborhood Pitch and Putt With Panoramic Finish
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short course makes most of space in small park.
+ nicely shaded course
+ well maintained
+ good use of trees and water as obstacles
+ good course for beginners
+ usually uncrowded
Cons: There are a few rough areas to traverse around course.
- some rough spots in trees and brush on several holes just beyond fairways
- occasional foot traffic on holes #2-3 from local residents cutting through course
- minor inconvenience to cross spillway at start and creek between #7-8
Dedicated disc golf area in private neighborhood park bordering local high school follows a path that winds through trees, around a creek (barely in play) and beside a small pond on final hole. Seven of the nine holes on this short course are under 250 ft. in length. Plenty of shade provides relief during hot summer months. Water usually only comes into play on the first and last hole, though standing water after rains pools in areas near creek. The walk between holes #7-8 requires going around or crossing creek.
This beginner-friendly nine-hole course nestles into a neighborhood park along a trail cut through trees and creek debris. It offers mostly tricky pitch-and-putt opportunities for advanced players with good use of trees as obstacles, especially just beyond the tee on several holes. Most holes are set up to favor RHBH throws. Terrain is lightly wooded, cleared paths interspersed with a few grassy fairways and slight elevation changes on two holes. The last hole with its picturesque pond and fountain to the left of an open hillside fairway offers the only real opportunity to throw for distance off the tee down towards a protected green surrounded by a ring of trees.
This course (and park), an amenity of The Wellington of Flower Mound Residential Association, is a private facility for the exclusive use of Wellington residents and their guests.
(Course starts in woods beyond tennis courts and across small spillway.) Opening hole sits close to small pond which threatens to sink throws veering too far left. Holes #2-5 play along northern border of park with homes and high school property fenced off on the left of fairways which are lined with trees except #3 which is fairly open. Hole #6 in corner of park threatens creek OB for shots thrown too far past basket. Thick foliage borders hole #7 near washout area beside creek. (Long walk to next hole on other side of creek. Recommend climbing hill to #9 tee and walking back to #8 tee.) Next to last hole is a shaded uphill shot under a canopy of trees. Final hole throws past pond on left and across hillside down to trees circling green.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pleasant Stroll Through the Park
Pros: Wellington of Flower Mound has a little bit of exclusivity to it. The park is generally supposed to be in use only by residents, but it did not seem to be an issue to play if you don't make a fool out of yourself.
Being "private" and "exclusive" it almost gives a country club feel. The holes are short, the grass is well manicured, and the park is taken care of. There are nice tee signs at each hole and small, yet adequate concrete tees. You won't be trekking through mud or climbing up hills. Instead, you will be treated by a pleasant stroll through the park. All you really need it a short fairway driver or less disc than that.
Being so short, there is potential to shoot really well, but there are enough obstacles that shooting 9 down is not the norm at all. Hole 9 is the only hole that you really will be throwing a long shot as it is the only hole over 300'. It is the only hole with slight elevation, and it is the only hole where the man made lake comes into play.
Cons: The walk from hole 7 to hole 8 is wonky at best. There really is no clear trail from basket 7. I walked around to hole 9 then cut through the woods that way to get to hole 8, which seemed to work great.
A few holes play precariously close to the neighbors' backyard. A nooby RHBH hyzer can easily find the backyard on hole 2. I wouldn't recommend jumping the fence; remember, you technically are not supposed to be here.
No holes really stick out in my mind as really awesome holes. Hole 9 was the only longer hole and all the others sort of blur together as relatively, short, easy holes.
Other Thoughts: Honestly, this is a solid course. My expectations were low with it being a private course, but it turned out to exceed my expectations. The holes really are not going to wow you in any way, but there is obvious love put into the park.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Great 9 Hole
Pros: Good Variety
Great use of woods and water
Many Acable holes
Not many players so great
Cons: You have to crosss over the concret damn to get to 1. I say just walk to the tee box for 2 and play 2 then 1 then 3
For 7 to 8 just walk accross all of 8 better than the forest water path
Other Thoughts: Park in the lot with the club house for the pool and courts.
Walk BEHIND them you will see a concret damn to #1 or walk a little futher and just play 2 first
Everything is short and acable until 9
I do wish they added some distance i think they had the space
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Wellington of Flower Mound Much Improved!
Pros: - Excellent original design working with what they had in the park. Very challenging and fun little 9 hole course.
- For just 'a 9 hole', this is the most challenging 9 hole course in DFW.
- It is well lay-ed out and each fairway sign shows you the next tee-pad. Each hole has unique challenges and you'll need to be able to throw many different ways to beat this course.
- It has short technical lines, with water hazards on the 1st, 6th & 9th fairways. If you throw mostly hyzers, you're wet on #9.
- Since the 2018 summer trim, Fairway #1 now has a decent flight path and it's no longer impossible. It's still a challenge and there is still a chance a roller will get wet.
Cons: - Wellington of Flower Mound's DGC is open to Wellington & near by Flower Mound residents. So "be from nearby Flower Mound", pickup your trash and be polite to the dog walkers, families and your neighbors. You are playing in a park that backs up to many large homes, so be NICE and they won't care if you borrow the course.
- Again, You do have to share the park with residents, dog walkers and high school kids paying volley ball or basketball. Share the park.
- To get from Fairway #7 to #8's teepad, it is easier to go into the woods right behind #7 basket, turn slightly right and walk up the cut path through the brush onto the back berm holding the small lake. Turn left and you'll go past Teepad #9 and see Basket #8. Walk to it, and you'll see #8 teepad down under great trees. Fairway #8 has a low roof from trees and the basket sits up the hill holding the back of the small lake.
Other Thoughts: - The Wellington Property Managers walked the park with me in the 2018 summer along with their arborist and grounds crew manager. Although none play disc golf, the arborist 'got' my suggestions and became a 'friend to disc golf'. Fairway #1 although short was very difficult due to the ridiculous amount of scrub trees blocking the fairway and the slope of the ground down into the small pond created by a concrete damn. The short fairway was too hard for beginners who could end up 3-5 strokes over par before they stood at Teepad #2, and many lost discs into the pond. The arborist claimed some of the trees were dying from lighting strikes ( so do not play here when lightning is coming!) and he marked them for cutting. Now we have a decent fairway with a flight path to the basket.
The scrub growing on fairway #4 had nearly over taken the drive & the grounds crew reclaimed that fairway for us. They did an excellent job returning this hyzer shot back to us.
If you park at the Wellness Center / Tennis courts on 3040 & Furlong drive, you'll find teepad #1 in the trees across the small damn. If you use a cart, it's easier to walk around the pond past Teepad #2.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun, short, 9-hole course
Pros: -- Beautiful park setting, and the disc golf course is the only activity in that area, so you shouldn't see non-disc golfers on the course.
-- Tee signs are good, as are the tee pads.
-- Map near the No. 1 tee.
-- Good lines for mostly shorter.
-- The flow is logical (except 7 to 8).
-- Trash cans.
-- Course doesn't overly favor one style of throwing (RHBH, etc.).
-- Many ace runs, but there are enough obstacles to make you work for a good score.
-- There is mulch in the fairways.
-- A lot of shade.
Cons: -- Not cart friendly. To reach the first tee, most people will walk across a dam in the pond. Every 2-3 feet is a concrete "curb." Getting a cart over that is tricky. To go round that requires either a longer walk on a sloped bank toward the No.1 basket or a longer walk the other direction around the pond and toward the No. 9 tee. Also, the walk from 7 to 8 is long and the course directions take you through woods, etc. that would be extremely difficult with a cart. You can cross from 7 and come out by the No. 9 tee and walk up the No. 8 fairway since there is seldom much traffic on the course.
-- Only two holes longer than 220 feet and only one longer than 300.
-- Several baskets have the chains chained to the ground. Not a big issues, but a few of them are tight enough to impact putts, especially coming back.
Other Thoughts: -- A RHBH thrower could end up in a neighbor's yard on No. 2 very easily; extra caution here is advised.
-- Water is only 20-25 feet behind the No. 6 basket.
-- This is a fun course, especially if you are not into grip-and-rip and prefer accuracy over distance.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice short solid 9 hole course.
Course map at hole 1.
Good tee sign.
Baskets in good shape.
Very well taken cared for course.
Mulch has been placed down in the wooded area to keep from getting too muddy.
Good mixture of right & lefty holes.
Trash cans on a few holes.
Really good for a quick round.
Also good for working on putter and mid game.
Cons: A little too short.
A few baskets are chained down a looped into the chains.
The walk from 7's basket to 8's tee is a little bit of a walk and confusing.
Other Thoughts: Great little course would be fun to have in the back yard.
Course could of been stretched a little more.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
A pleasant suprise
Pros: This is a well maintained course with good signage and excellent tee pads in a quiet neighborhood.
Rounds will play quickly and this is a good beginner course.
There are good lines here for the holes being on the shorter side.
The flow is logical and there were trash cans to help keep the littering down. Good pin placements to challenge but not frustrate and there were some low ceiling shots too.
1 uphill shot on #8 and a bit of a downhill shot on #9. Hole 9 also had a small water threat on the left hand side of the hole to keep you honest. There is a good mix of both left and right shots and many holes have ACE RUN potential. There is mulch in the fairways to help with erosion and compaction.
A more experienced player could use this course to help them improve their mid range game.
Cons: The transition from 7's basket to 8's tee pad was a tad odd. You had to walk down/around/through a stream bed to get there. It was wet and slick upon my visit and seemed like maybe a better way could've been devised somehow.
I could see an errant throw for a RHBH thrower to make its way into a neighbor's yard on 2 very easily, extra caution here is advised.
6's tee pad might have debris/mud on it after a heavy rain but should still be playable.
Mostly flat with a couple of exceptions and the rough might be a tad thorny here or there, however it appears some clearing out has taken place recently.
Other Thoughts: Honestly I was pleasantly surprised by this course. Yes the holes are short but I had fun here. I has just enough challenge to keep things interesting and the chance to run the chains is always fun. This would be a good warm up course before you go and play a longer course nearby, and its a good place to take a newer player to the sport that is looking for a bit of a challenge but doesn't want to feel overwhelmed.
If you are into a grip and rip course this is not the place for you. At the same time if you are looking for a wide open course again you will be disappointed.
If however you enjoy a shorter course that has just enough lines to hit then this course will hit the mark.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Course map by hole 1
- Nice accurate tee signs
- Concrete tees
- Shouldn't lose any discs unless if it is a poor throw into the pond on hole 9 or into someone's backyard on hole 2
- Course is mostly wooded, only holes 8 and 9 have elevation change
Cons: - Short and easy
- The course doesn't force you to use many shots
- Getting to hole 8 can be difficult for first timers
- Thorn bushes
Other Thoughts: - Private course hidden behind the fitness center, but no one will bother you or ask you if you belong to the HOA
- Only need a putter and a mid range to play the course
- Course will stay muddy for about a week after measurable rain
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Private course, but friendly locals
Pros: Quiet neighborhood, beautiful pads, well kept, short but challenging holes.
Cons: Short holes.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course, it was short, well thought out and well designed. The course is fun and a much needed break from the normal "bomb" course.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Building a New Course
Pros: Being the only course currently in Flower Mound, this 9 hole course is a good one to take someone who has never played disc golf before. It has short, wooded shots. Good for practice.
Cons: The edges of the fairways are in need of cleanup. Thorns and weeds need to go. Wood chips aren't an awesome terrain for a fairway.
Other Thoughts: Flower Mound announced a new course will be built in Heritage park. I have scouted every park in Flower Mound in hopes of building a course for the town, Heritage is huge and discgolf savvy, However I have found a better course. Me and a team have been planning the course for some time now, letting the seasons pass to view the change in terrain. We finally have all the pieces together now and are putting together our plans to submit to the town. The course will feature a clean creek (as opposed to a drainage creek), a few bomb shots, some lightly wooded shots, a few wooded fairways that will be properly cleaned, and shots across the creek and bridges. This course will feature the world's first water fairway (I might add, the most original and unique hole ever). The water fairway is gently flowing and never more than a foot deep with clean water and many many boulders and stones for the disc to land on and for the players to walk on. It is truly something you have to play to believe. More details to come (distances, difficulties, and photos.)
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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