San Marcos, TX 
Hillside Ranch Share
Uploaded By: ashtonscottphillips Hole #2 (Taken 12/2015)
3 / 80ft. Par / Distance:
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 Creative, but Very Short

1    1/23/2012   1/23/2012
Review By: WD09
Played: 371  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 13.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *The baskets. Nice, new, Innova Discatchers with barely a scratch on them.
*The tee pads. Raised pads formed by cross ties, surfaced with gravel, and numbered.
*The elevation. Elevation changes on almost every hole, some of them extreme. The course plays up and down the hills around the perimeter of the property.
*Technical shot practice. All of the holes are very short, I would say none more than 250 feet. All also have multiple trees, brush, and sometimes fencing that will force you to hit precise lines. (Of course, two or three of the holes have a decent spike hyzer line and I suppose if you like to throw overhand shots you could do that on every hole.)
Cons: *The course is VERY short. They did good things with the space given, but it is very little space.
*The layout. Holes 1-5 are separated from holes 6-9 by a long walk and hole 9's basket is on the opposite side of the apartment complex from hole 1's tee.
*The unfriendly lines. We played in January without leaves on the trees. I can imagine the lines becoming extremely tight when the leaves are on the trees and the bushes have grown a bit. Also, a couple of holes involve a definite possibility of throwing a disc over high fencing where it would be difficult to retrieve.
*The question of how private the course will be. We parked and played and no one bothered us, but the course is advertised for apartment residents only. I don't know if this will become an issue.
Other Thoughts: This course would be a dream for a beginning disc golfer living in these apartments. It would be a great place to practice putting and throwing upshots on various lines. I think for most players reading this board, it might be a course to check out if you live close, but it will not be worth a second visit. If you go, travel light. A Buzzz or Roc, a putter, and maybe a driver to throw overhand or on a spike hyzer line is all you will need.

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