10 Helpful / 1 Not
Locals Love It
Pros: Decent DGA double chain baskets and attempts to install decent tee boxes for the main tees. Reasonable shot variety with two lefty, two righty, and five mostly straight shots. Although the righty holes are mainly just that because of some fade at the end of the fairway. The tee signs are typical DGA signs that do a reasonable job of conveying the hole. Distances are mostly close except #3. While holes #7 and #8 are identical with the exception of wind direction they offer a decent RHBH challenge to keep your discs dry playing in close proximity to woods or drainage ditch. There are restroom facilities close by and the course has better than average shade for Houston courses.
Cons: Biggest con is baskets and subsequent tees too close together endangering players of getting hit. Gravel tee pads do not offer the best footing. Alternate tees are marked with only small bricks or a narrow board flush in the ground... very hard to find unless you have a local show them to you. Several tee signs are missing. The tee box for #6 isn't a nice box like the others. Several of the alt tees are pretty lame with the intent being just to provide a shorter shot. Navigation from #6 to #7 may be confusing because #9's tee looks like the next obvious hole to play, but keep walking past that to find #7.
Other Thoughts: The past couple hurricanes have opened up some lines that didn't exist before and widened some fairways. You can significantly increase the challenge of this course by playing OB rules for the ditches that typically contain some water. While certainly not the most challenging of courses Miramar Park does have a good fun factor and I can see why locals like this course a lot. However, this course would not be a good destination course for advanced travelers.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Bring your bug spray
Pros: It is a good course to work on finesse game. Holes are laid out nice and make you work on not getting into the woods.
Cons: All the freaking bugs!! Bring your bug spray or get malaria. Other then that the holes feet markers don't match up with the hole when you get to them. Also, need to watch out for 7 and 8 because they are by water and not a fun time to dig out a disc.
Other Thoughts: It is a good course, not one you just go and chuck your disc's all over. it makes you work your disc's.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Challenging Short Course
Pros: For a short course Miramar packs in a lot of different challenges. The majority of the holes require a good straight drive, either through trees or next to water. The open holes offer a lot of different paths to the basket. The open field makes good use of the hills and playing the big hill to the 9th basket is a great way to end a round.
The damage from Ike is pretty much repaired now. Holes 3 & 4 are now much more open.
Cons: Holes 7 & 8 are almost identical as they border either side of a waterway. The water is nasty with about 12 inches of mud at the bottom that smells awful.
Other Thoughts: Not a beginners course, but loads of fun. Probably the most challenging 9 hole course in the area. Highly recommended.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Many holes play low and tight, which force even the best players to be accurate if they want birdies. The baskets are in average shape and overall the course is easy to navigate. Holes one through four have an abundance of trees to throw through, which can also provide some decent shade in the summer months.
The park has wastebaskets at most holes. Facilities are relatively close, and the park is stroller friendly. One of the biggest perks of the course may be if you were just visiting the area, you could get in a round of golf, and then hit the Kemah Boardwalk
or Space Center Houston
when you're through.
BEST HOLE/S: #2
Cons: The map with yardage at the beginning of the course does not match up with the tee box yardage; so many times one is left to guess how far the pin may actually be. Only a pole remains of the tee box signs on holes five and six.
The bigger issues with the tee boxes however, are that they are set up way to close to the pin from the previous hole, and the tight packed gravel offers little footing for decent drives. I hit tee box four when aiming at the third pin both times I played. Holes seven and eight, which are separated by a 15' gully with water, also have the potential to get someone hit on a busy day.
With all the holes averaging just under 300', there is no real distance variation. There is also a huge hill that isn't utilized on hole five, which by flat Houston standards I consider almost a sin not to use.
WORST HOLE/S: #7; #8
Miramar Park has a few technical holes that provide a good challenge for even skilled players, but the holes are repetitiously straight with little imagination. Four holes have water incorporated throughout their fairways, but it isn't a real issue on holes two or three. Seven and eight are really the only holes where you can lose a disc in the murky gulf water, but conservative play should keep a person safe even here.
Miramar isn't a horrible course, and I believe it compares well to the course in Gwen Hurska Park
north of the Woodlands. However, the ho hum of it's layout is nothing to get excited about. As with the plantation course, if you lived in the area, playing it would keep your disc golf needs satisfied, but Miramar Park is nothing to go out of your way for.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 3 Not
Near the Kemah Boardwalk
Pros: Course is quite tight and quite challenging. Really makes you think about each shot. Tight holes in the beginning, and the back half of the course really opens up . Great course if you want to get in a quick game. Very close to the Kemah Boardwalk. 5 minutes from great food and fun. The local players are happy to show you the alt. tees makeing this an 18 hole course.
Cons: #1 and #2 are very close to the city pool and some houses and you could loose a disc. #7-8 are carbon copies of each other and both have water running next to the fairway, and its quite easy to loose a disc in the water on these holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course to hit if you are going to be in the area. Its only a 5 minute drive from the course to the famous Kemah Boardwalk where they have a roller coaster, rides,and great restaurants. Its a great way to have some disc golf, and end the day with a great dinner, some good drinks, and lots of fun at the Boardwalk. Its also a close course if you are going to be taking the family to NASA. Its only about 7 miles away.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Where did they go?
Pros: Makes you pull out the Polaris LS for the straight down the line shots, tight curves good workout for your bag in general
Cons: water hazards, tall grass in areas and when it rains it gets very very muddy. Baskets 1 and 9 are missing and are represented by sticks in the ground
Other Thoughts: This course can make you look like a pro or a rookie, theres no medium here. Its not one of my favorites but when i need a good slice of humble pie i go to miramar.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun at Miramar
Pros: Right down the road from work. Nice small course that Is nice to play. Some hard straight shots as well as a few water shots make this a fun course.
Cons: Ike damaged has been repaired. Other than tee box at hole 3 is missing, some course markers are gone and the water hazard on holes 7 & 8 still eat discs its in great shape.
Other Thoughts: Its good to see that Seabrook was able to fix this course so fast. I still see a lot of damage in the neighborhood, but the park looks great. I would suggest people go and spend some time on the course and some money at the boardwalk.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A well rounded course with a nice mix of holes. Didn't see any other disk golfers for the 5 hours I was playing. Allowed me the chance to play a few alternate holes centered around a large hill.
Cons: Holes #7 and #8 run adjacent to a ditch of water about 2 feet deep and 5 feet wide. Mostly irretrievable due to the mud. Lost 2 disks total in this ditch. Also on hole #2 there is a line of fences from houses on the right be careful not to any discs over.
Other Thoughts: Overall enjoyable.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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