11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Veterans Memorial (according to the city that owns it; not Veteran Memorial) is a solid 20-hole course in a small town that makes good use of trees, some elevation and a small creek.
-- Grass appears to be mowed regularly, and the grounds in general are in good shape.
-- Decent baskets.
-- Does not appear to get a ton of play, so it's unlikely to be crowded.
-- Best holes are 9A, 9B, 11 and 18. 9A is a 225-foot RHBH hyzer around bushes to a basket 15-20 feet from a slope down to the creek. 9B is 325 feet with trees to navigate and some low hanging limbs. No. 11 is 252 feet with a creek bed (dry at that end in March 2022) right and a basket left (through trees) and slightly uphill. No. 18 (334 feet) tees from 30-40 feet above the creek, and the basket is out of sight, left around bushes.
Cons: -- No map on site. Navigation is an issue. There are some signs to point you in the right direction, but more are needed. From 3 basket, you cross a road and likely come in between two tees, and you have to guess which way to go; 4 is to your left; 8 is to the right. The direct path from 9B basket to 10 tee takes you through the 1 fairway. After 12, you cross the road to get to the 13 tee, hidden from sight by a building. After you putt on 16, you are 20-30 feet away from an unmarked tee. That is 18; 17 is hundreds of feet away, near the main road.
-- Tee pads are rough. Some are pitted, and there is no defined area for a tee box.
-- Holes 4-8 play in a mostly open field (each hole has 1 or 2 trees) and feel like fillers. Four of those five holes play 225-275 feet, which creates a repetitive feeling. No. 5 does have the creek somewhat in play.
Other Thoughts: -- The No. 1 tee is near the pavilion, across the street from the baseball field.
-- Other amenities in the 200-acre park include a ball golf course, the aforementioned baseball fields, picnic areas, and play structures, and the Bee County Veteran's memorial.
-- The previous review of this course is 9 years old, but not a lot seems to have changed, good or bad.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent Park Course
Pros: It is great that the small town of Beeville has an 18 hole course with holes sponsored by local businesses.
This is a typical park type course. Grass is mowed short and the mature trees are trimmed up. No brush or shrubs at all, so the course is fairly open.
There are enough trees to require working your drive or approach around a tree or two on each hole, but no tunnels or tight holes. A creek (dry when I played) running through the course provides some modest elevation changes.
Decent tee signs at most holes. Signs at 2 and 18 are missing. Signs show distances and some of the trees, and also what local business sponsored the holes.
Hole 18 is the most interesting hole on the course. The tee is on the high bank of the creek, and the drive drops about 25-30'. The basket is not visible from the tee, and is left of the obvious line. You are driving over the creek, but it isn't really in play as it directly in front of the tee box.
Cons: Dirt tee pads are a little rough and have extended out beyond the tee signs quite a long way. Some type of marker to designate the front of the pad would be useful. One hole was intended to have a large overhanging tree branch as an overhead obstacle from the tee, but the pad has migrated far enough forward to take the branch out of play.
Many of the holes become repetitious as they are 250 - 350' holes with a few trees to work around.
There are plenty of grass burs on the course, but no more than I've encountered on many Texas courses. Check the straps/bottom of your bag each time you pick it up to avoid getting poked.
Other Thoughts: Navigation is a bit tricky in a couple of spots. The tee pad for Hole 13 isn't obvious from Hole 12. That pad is hidden behind the large radio tower and building.
The tee pad for Hole 18 is very near the Hole 16 basket. Since that tee sign is missing it is easy to assume that this is Hole 17. The tee pad for Hole 17 is several hundred feet away, and located near the highway bridge.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Deceptively Tough Course
Pros: 17 holes of what looks like easy play until you reach a surprise signature hole on 18. Not too many trees, but just enough to challenge any player to place their throws properly. Hole 4's basket is right in between two trees. Good basket protection. Navigation is pretty easy. All that a person has to do is look for the signs directing them to the next tee. Easy course for pros or intermediates. Beginners will be hard-pressed to achieve anything less than par on most holes. But, all in all, still a fun course to play.
Cons: Tee sign on number 2 missing. Navigation somewhat difficult on some parts of the course. Tee sign on 18 was damaged but is still there and readable. Tough climb down from the tee on 18 to the bottom part on the approach. Way too many grass burrs. Check after each hole you play. You might have picked up one or two.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course worth playing once, at first. It looks easy, but it's not. I am a beginner and I found it hard to get par on most holes except the short ones. I did learn the value of aiming your shots here. I made 3 good long putts that I thought would've been tough elsewhere to make. And when I made it to 18? That was a surprise hole. I nearly lost one disc in the bushes. Got it back, though. I say this is worth the trip to play here once. I will leave it up to the player to decide about future trips. As for me, this course was interesting enough to play once. And maybe I might come back later to give it another crack sometime.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course for such a small town not close to a large city. Like the two courses in Ingleside, there is very little traffic here. I played in a group of four and we saw a group of two the whole time we were playing. Good variety of holes.
Cons: GRASS BURRS! Be careful when you set your bag down, and don't even think about picking up a towel if you drop it. These burrs are lethal. Hole 18 can be tough for a beginner like me: have someone watch your drive here so you don't lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: This course is a little out of the way, but it is worth it. Combine this one with the two in Ingleside for a great weekend.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Big creek on runs through this course disecting the course in two. This area is used on 3 or 4 holes effectively adding to the challenge and the scenery.
2) Discatchers in pretty decent condition, and the yellow band is welcomed on some of these holes because they are much easier to see than any other basket.
3) Old Live Oaks and other old growth trees. These massive trees really make this course fun to play.
4) Nice hole length variation adds to the fun and challenge of this course. I have said it over and over that having different length holes is a great design technique. Not only does the additional distance create more challenge, but having different length approaches on those holes tha you don't reach really add to the challenge and quality of the course. It requires moe shots and different discs to be used.
5) Good directional signs used on a couple of the wierd transitions between holes.
6) Entrance sign and rules sign are visible by the first tee. Practice basket is also available but they have added an extra hole using the practice basket.
7) Decent signs with Hole # Distance and a decent map of the hole with some obstacles shown and an arrow to the next tee. Sponsors were also found for this course and they have a portion of the teesign. Its always nice to see the local business supporting a course like this.
8) Very nice variety in shots needed on this course. They force you to work your disc different directions because of well placed trees. There are are some uphill and downhill holes that force you to throw at different angles.
9) Pink flags were visible by many of the tees, I assume this was for a tourney they had recently because I doubt that the flags would remain in place for the long term with general public play. People seem to take things like that for whatever reason. Regardless it was helpful to locate the tees.
10) An interesting and unique feature of this golf course were the holes that were dug and the resulting piles of soil. It created two unique little areas on hole #6 and #8. If you throw intot he bunker you might struggle to get out and near the basket. It might even force an overhand shot or perhaps you can get away with a spike hyzer, but the basket may not be visible from the bottom, plus it retains water in the hole so you might even incur an OB penalty. Regardless that bunker makes an interesting feature. Then because of the soil that came out of that hole there are some piles of soil that somewhat protect Hole #8's basket. These piles force you to alter your approach and I think it is an interesting way to alter someones shot. Unique ideas for a disc golf obstacle and I like it when people think out of the box.
Cons: 1) Grass and dirt tees are always a let down. These were not in the best shape and were fairly worn out in spots.
2) No sign on Hole #2.
3) The fairway wasn't completely clear on Hole #1 because of a large sprawling tree by the creek. That's a tough way to start a course not knowing exactly where the basket is. It's obvious the overall direction you need to throw because of the teepad alignment but to not know exactly where the basket is can cause you to make a mistake on your placement.
4) Turf is moderately worn or thin. I know it was still mostly dormant at this time of year so perhaps int he usmmer the turf is in adequate condition but it is worth mentioning that you ar ebound to get a little dirty and if it is wet it may be slippery because of the thin turf.
5) No garbage cans to collect garbage anywhere through the course. I think I saw some by the parking lot but do not remember now.
6) I am sure this park is busy in season. There are multiple parking areas throughout the course which would lead me to believe you will often have to deal with people walking on the course with no idea what it is we are doing.
7) This course is isolated from any other course. It is right in between Corpus Christi and San Antonio but it is removed fromt he freeway. You need to take some smaller highways to get there but it isn't too bad. It is simply a stand alone course in the middle of nowhere.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course . . . and I played it in about an hour while my wife slept in the car. We were in the middle of our 17 day roadtrip and she was wore out from all the disc golf.
Add concrete tees and this for sure would meet my criteria for a 3.5 because the design and the challenge are there. There really were not any boring holes out there and they all presented some sort of challenge. There were some real fun holes to thow like #18, which is a shot I have never thrown before. I enjoyed that.
I learned how to throw a roller here on Hole #3 I think and launched it about 330-350' 30'-50' further than I throw most air shots. I tanked the putt for birdie but it still was exciting to get that close to a 357' hole.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I was really surprised that the course had some challenging shots for a course with no real long holes.Nice use of the natural elevation and landscape (damn trees). Water is only a real factor on hole 2 and 17, the rest are fairly easy areas to retrieve an off-course disc.
Cons: No real long holes, no place to buy discs in town, people who choose not to watch their kids, and those kids who are just tryin to help by bringing your "frisbee" back to you, ugh!
Other Thoughts: It would be nice to have trash cans at a few tee boxes throughout the course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great long distance shots (have to be accurate to get par), many changes in elevation make this a very interesting course, the back nine has plenty of trees which helps cut back on the wind (the back nine has a hole (#14) locals call the "Four Horse Men," you have to throw in between four trees that are 4-5 feet apart from each other), the course runs along a creek which has water in only small sections, there are several great shots that cross the creek from each side. Overall this is a awesome course. Its definitely a course to come check out. Every hole is Par 3 making it a little challenging at first.
Cons: The only cons I can think of which are part of most courses are the extra people at the park getting in the way of the course and the wind. The wind effects game play generally on the first nine in Beeville
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Best of both worlds. Good long shots and some really cool shorites in the woods. There is alot more elevation here then I thought before showing up and alot more expected for the area. The elevation comes into play on most of the short holes, combined with the low ceilings, makes for a good time. On alot of the long holes you have be accurate as well as the rough is rough. The wind comes into play on the front but not really a big deal. Not any places to lose plastic. Good baskets and tees.
Cons: Kind of hard to follow first time out but not too bad. It is a LONG way from anything. I played on way to San Antonio from Corpus and its still 30-40 minutes off of I37.
Other Thoughts: Course would score alot higher if it wasnt so far from everything but it is worth the stop if you find yourself in this area of the state!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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