6 Helpful / 0 Not
Outdoor Adventure Center (Texas A&M-Commerce)
Pros: -- Multiple tee pads and pin positions for each hole. Each hole has at least two concrete tee pads with a nice sign at each. All but one or two holes also have a much-shorter natural tee pad marked with a simple post with the hole number.
-- Variation in shots is awesome. Not just hyzer and anhyzer but options for thumbers, low ceilings, tunnels, etc. On the longer holes, there always seems to be a tree or a few trees that make you hit a line, and there were options to hit a tunnel or throw over trees. The shorter holes are in the trees and require serious accuracy to score. Variation in distances is also awesome. The natural tees are the shortest holes and do not have distance marked. The blue tees, depending on basket position, can have 11 holes less than 250 feet and seven 200 or shorter. The gold can have seven holes longer than 400 feet and four longer than 500 feet.
-- Fairways are extremely well defined and visually appealing. The rough is knee/waist deep. We spent too much time in the rough but never lost a disc,
-- Course flow and navigation are good.
-- Map near hole 1.
-- Benches, while not at every tee, are scattered so that you have a chance to sit and rest every few holes.
-- Restrooms and water fountain in the Outdoor Adventure Center office at hole 1. Hours are marked as 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, but that is for the college students who work there. We found full-time college employees there before noon in July.
Cons: -- Elevation changes are fairly small, and water is only really in play on one hole (18 gold), but the tee is so close to the water that there is little risk of not clearing for anyone who is not a total newbie.
-- The two basket positions are nice, but on a few holes, you can't see the basket from the tee and you have to walk up the fairway to locate the basket.
Other Thoughts: -- This is a different course than the one that most of the reviews on this site (now removed) talked about.
-- This is probably in the top 10, and definitely in the top 15, of the 160-plus courses I have played. We played three rounds in one day (one from each set of tees) on my first visit and loved every minute of it.
-- The natural tees offer much-shorter distance as an option for younger/less-experienced players. However, at least two of them give you holes shorter than 100 feet when the basket is also in the short position. In those cases, you can play the blue tees on those holes, which is what we did.
-- The course is pretty long (just shy of 7,000 feet in hole distance), and you don't come back near the parking lot/building at any point during the round.
-- The course was fairly muddy on both of my visits (9 months apart). I live 100 miles away, so I don't know if I got unlucky and played after heavy rain both times or if the course doesn't drain well.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Short but not easy
Pros: This really test your skills
Short but trees on every shot.
Rewarded for good throws
Punished for anything semi bad
Lots of tee pads and basket location
Cons: Since every shot is blind you have no idea what basket location they are using
They have 3 tee options the biginer one is way to short
If it rains and it did it is so flooded and muddy you are 6 inches deep every step
Other Thoughts: Dont play if it rained.
But if it has not and just play golden the other 2 locations are way to short
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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