Brownwood, TX 
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 Nice when not busy.

1    1/24/2017   6/11/2017
Review By: Tom Z
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Nicely manicured park with large mature trees.
* Concrete T-Pads.
* Beautiful setting.
* Nice RV camping in the park across the street from T-Pad #1. Tent camping I don't know about.
Cons: * Very few protected baskets. Most were out in the open.
* Fairways were often very close to other fairways causing players to wait while the group in front of them finished, then wait some more while the group playing the fairway to the right got out of the way, then wait some more while the group playing the fairway to the left got out of the way. Then there was the wait for walkers, runners, and bicyclists occupying the paths that wandered through the disc golf course and across fairways.
* T-Pad signage was often inaccurate.
* Inadequate signage for navigation through the course by someone unfamiliar with the course.
Other Thoughts: Played this course while driving through TX. All in all this is a very nice park with friendly people and that includes the non-disc golfers who often apologized for being in the way. Several other disc golfers helped us with navigation and other information about the area. In my opinion this course is a good place to practice straight drives of varying distances. I have no idea what limitations the park puts on disc golfers who want to make improvements. Many previous reviewers downgraded this course because it was only 9 holes. Now that it is 18, other problems were created as mentioned in the Cons section. I would play this course again if in the area. Although I might avoid it on a nice weekend due to possible congestion. Fix the signage and I would raise the rating to a 4. There probably isn't much else that can be done since it is in a multi-use public park.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Decent enough for the location

1    6/6/2017   6/9/2017
Review By: Stardoggy
Played: 729  Reviewed: 214  Exp: 9.8 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 hole course laid out in Riverside Park. The park also features walking trails and other family activities that are mostly separated from the course.

Concrete tee pads, one per hole. These were very well done, being plenty long and wide. A few of the pads didn't seem to line up with the basket positions...I'm not sure if this was done to encourage certain lines or if there was a redesign. One tee pad per hole.

Plenty of trees to force decisions here. There is nothing I'd consider overly tight or unfair, just a smattering of obstacles to keep you on your toes. Several holes also have mandos in an attempt to separate holes and reduce safety concerns. Several of the last few holes played into the trees a bit and offered a touch more skill to score well on.

Good signage, with hole number, distance, hole layout and par. These were very well done, and helped with navigation immensely. Every basket also had a next tee sign attached to the pole, which was a very nice touch. Without these features, it may have been tough to get around, but with them it was a breeze. Each basket also has the hole number on a placard above the chains.

Nice distance variation here, with holes ranging from 208-522', with good coverage in between. It was nice to play a city park type course where I was able to bust out several speed classes of discs.

Very cart friendly, if that's the way you roll.
Cons: The baskets here are homemade and could probably us an extra set of chains. For what they are, they catch decent, but a few spit throughs are almost inevitable. They look nice and don't play crazy terrible, but they could definitely use some work. One pin position per hole.

There are some safety concerns, as the holes tend to be one right next to the other, without any real separation outside of mandos. You also throw over a walking path on hole 5, as well as throwing toward and area that could have people in it on hole 4. I'd imagine this park get some pretty good usage on the weekends, so be aware!

Not much in the way of elevation, and zero water.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a decent spin in a city park, on a course that plays well but could be a touch better. Talking with the locals, it sounds like they have another 10 hole course back in the brambles somewhere...which will be a nice complement to this course once it's cleaned up and playable.

This is really the only course in the immediate area (outside of a private 9 holer), so if you're around, you'll play it. Nearly everybody will have fun here, so go give it a run!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Nice small town course

1    9/21/2016   9/22/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1004  Reviewed: 367  Exp: 33.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good map at hole one
Tee signs on all the holes (although one or two need to be updated)
Good cement tee pads.
Good use of land
Cons: Very flat course
a few mando's on the course
Some of the fairways are a little too close to each other
Other Thoughts: In all this is a good course, layed out in an old Pecan Grove with a few oaks thrown in, the course goes back and forth down the different lanes.

There is one little hill built for an old bridge, there is one basket on this hill and a tee box on the other side for an elevated tee shot.

Don't let the homemade baskets fool you, they actually catch pretty good. Only had one missed putt in the round.

Good mix of wide open shots between the trees and low ceiling shots under the trees.

I would play this course again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Easy quick round

1    8/23/2014   9/3/2014
Review By: snunnone
Played: 59  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 8.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well maintained park. Long concrete tee pads. Very well made baskets. Overly generous par that will make you feel good.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Old growth trees, but very little for obstacles. Lots of open fairways. Walking traffic could be an issue at times. No real elevation change or obstacles except some trees.
Other Thoughts: Very well maintained course and well marked. Good for beginners. Fun for the more experienced. Tee pads are awesome and the homemade baskets are better than some from companies. Course is marked in a way that it looks like it is going to be an 18 hole. I would bump the rating a little with more holes and if the other holes offered some different challenges. With the current nine hole layout I had no need for a variety of shots. Good to play if you are in the area.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/18/2013   12/19/2013
Review By: kingrat6931
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Well maintained, easy to navigate. Baskets well placed. Challenging and enjoyable. Great place for quick 9 hole round. Lots of trees to navigate.
Cons: Only 9 baskets at this time. Limited parking. Some par 4s are really long 3s.
Other Thoughts: Go Play!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course to play.

5+    9/27/2013   9/29/2013
Review By: csheller89
Played: 37  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 12 Years
This review was updated on 4/28/2015
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The layout of this course is amazing. It has multiple lines for most of the holes. Plenty of trees for shade. The grounds have always been mowed, the tees are in perfect shape, and the signs are in great shape.
Cons: The baskets are home-made. There are a lot of people walking most of the time. Par for some of the longer holes are a little generous.
Other Thoughts: All 18 are in the new holes are little more of a challenge.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    7/20/2013   8/19/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 193  Reviewed: 94  Exp: 13.2 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is the best 9 holer I have ever played. You could tell the course was taken care of. To start off the round they have an excellent map. The grass was mowed, the tee pads and signage were in excellent condition. I loved the huge oaks that provided shade as well as obstacles. This wasn't a typical 9 holer where the course is really short. The last 3-4 holes let you watch the disc fly.
Cons: I didn't like the wanna be DISCatcher baskets. They still did catch but I felt like the actual basket was a little small.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Very nice course and park!

5+    6/24/2012   6/25/2012
Review By: anthonyprs24
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Lots and lots of big Oak Trees! Makes for competitive play and good shade. Par is accurate for each hole - a lot of parks under rate or over rate their par (IMO). Park has on site employees that maintain the park on a daily basis!
Cons: Not a good course to play after a good rain. Gets swampy and mosquitoes are unbearable (not an exaggeration).
Other Thoughts: I spoke with the park attendant and he said that they ARE currently in the works of designing the layout for the next 9 holes.. YES, it will be an 18 hole course. He said they also plan on having tournaments in the future hosted by big local corporations such as 3M and Kohler.

I've played courses in (Tx) Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Cedar Park, Brownwood, and Abilene. Brownwoods' Riverside park is by far one of the most well kept and entertaining parks I've played.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 great course to play regardless of skills

5+    6/15/2012   6/17/2012
Review By: CarpeTheDiem
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9 Years
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: course lay out is simple to grasp, baskets are in great shape, lots of wooded area to try and navigate. park isnt used for a lot of stuff so course is almost always available for play.
Cons: only nine holes.
Other Thoughts: would be great if they would add more holes to the course.

1 of 12 people found this review helpful.

  Truly a nice setup!!

5+    2/29/2012   3/1/2012
Review By: newbie12
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice layout and fairly well kept. Most holes wide open, but few with challenging basket placement. The trees will come more into play in the spring when the leaves arrive. Overall, a good 9-hole course.
Cons: Only nine holes, but there seems to be talk to expand to 18. The course is placed in what is known as flood zone, so if it has rained steady for a few days, beware. After a good downpour, there will be some standing water, but the course is easily played. Take caution of the walkers around the course as there is a walking path close to the first five holes.
Other Thoughts: Take note where you park within the park, as your vehicle could become a casualty of a stray disc.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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