Greenville, TX 
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Graham Park

2-4    5/30/2020   7/26/2019
Review By: aclay
Played: 194  Reviewed: 100  Exp: 36.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/30/2020
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Tee signs for all holes.
-- Practice basket.
-- Baskets are numbered, but in a way that you can't see the number until you are a few feet away.
-- Water in play on several holes (two baskets close to water and one short water carry).
Slight elevation on several holes (good for Texas)
-- Several large trees.
-- Navigation.
-- Starts and ends at the front of the parking lot.
-- Beautiful park with restrooms, a playground, fenced dog park, picnic tables and a pavilion.
Cons: -- Tee pads are not good. Crushed granite (or just pebbles) that is not bordered in any way, so there is really no defined tee box.
-- Flow is terrible. In a couple of instances, two fairways are basically parallel. Instead of the tees and baskets being on the opposite end of the space, they are on the same end, meaning after you finish the first one, you have to walk the length of the hole to get to the next tee. The worst example is 8/9. After putting on 8, you have two options to reach the No. 9 tee: Walk up the No. 8 fairway or walk up the No. 9 fairway. Also, a couple of tee pads are too close to the previous basket, creating some safety concerns.
Other Thoughts: -- A local player told us about a second nine so that you played each basket twice. After you finish No. 9, you cross the creek/ditch and tee to the No. 8 basket. Then you basically play the baskets in reverse order and finish with No. 9. Those "tees" are marked by orange spray paint but are not easy to find. He said they are on the map on UDisc.
-- On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the park was very crowded. Many of the folks seemed oblivious to the sport even though there are signs warning of the dangers of flying discs. A family was basically camped around the practice basket.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great 9 hole course.

1    4/22/2018   4/23/2018
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 164  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 17.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well kept park, nice and clean.
Great use of the land for the course.
Some fun with elevation change and tree placement.
Older baskets, but still catch great.
Each holes sign could use some love, but gives you the distance.
Park is busy, but no threat of hitting anyone
Cons: My biggest take away was the natural teeboxes, loose gravel does not make for good footing.
Would love to see concrete teepads be put in.
A few areas of some standing water and mud, but that isn't a concern in the summer months.
Other Thoughts: Overall a really fun course, definitely play the course if your in the area. It won't give you the hardest time in difficulty, but sometimes it's just about having fun right.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Ok

5+    4/27/2017   10/18/2017
Review By: Jmk5704
Played: 58  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 6.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice small 9 hole course in the area, really good beginners other than hole 5.
Cons: There was always kids in the play ground and running around so you have to be careful. Also a lot of geese and geese poop. The tee signs suck and there is not a definitive tee pad anywhere. There also is potential to hit a car either on a road or parking lot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Park

1    3/31/2016   3/31/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1000  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee signs for all holes
Baskets are numbered also
Pond comes into play
Slight elevation on several holes (good for Texas)
Several large trees
decent flow
Starts and ends at the front of the parking lot.
Cons: Crushed granite tee area, no marking for the end of the tee, sign is located at the back of the tee area.
No direction signs to the next hole, however it is easy to follow EXCEPT for hole #9.
Other Thoughts: I was not expecting much from this course, However when I pulled into the parking lot, I was pleasantly surprised at the park. I would enjoy playing here if it were my hometown.

Hole 1 tee's off right next to the parking lot near the entrance of the park. Nice uphill shot into a set of trees.

Hole 2 is a nice 300+ foot shot with 2 key trees in the way blocking a hyzer or anhyzer shot.

Hole 3 is a simple ace run

Hole 4 is a fun shot down the hill with the pond behind the hole. Watch out, you will loose a disc if you go for the ace run.

Hole 5 is a nice little hole with the pond to the left and behind the basket. Watch out for other park users here. I had fishermen behind and to the left.

Hole 6, you will have noticed the tee sign as you walked to 5, nice distance, but you have to cross a sidewalk between the pond and the parking lot. There are tree's on the right that block a true hyzer shot at the basket.

Hole 7 tees off near the pond up across where a bridge is (so again, you have to watch out for other park users) and up the hill. Key tree's force your shot.

Hole 8 is a boring wide open 300 downhill shot with a small creek behind the hole and the dog park on your left.

Then you have to walk to the other side of the dog park and up the hill for tee #9.

Hole 9 is down the hill (to the parking lot), key tree's block a hyzer shot and right handers will have to watch throwing into the street. Not a bad hole, just a long walk from #8 to #9 tee's area.

That is really my only true complaint about this course. The long walk from 8 to 9.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/27/2014   7/27/2014
Review By: Circusgary
Played: 11  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: My wife loves this course! Its the perfect length and its well cared for and mowed. Restroom always in sight.
Other Thoughts: great for getting the wife or GF out first couple times get there confidence up while we get that short game dialed in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 pretty fun

1    5/21/2014   5/23/2014
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 340  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 14 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -good design utilizes the park space well
-a variety of holes that are simple but fun
-makes use of elevation and water OB
-signs (except hole 9)
-nice park, well maintained, restrooms, horse shoe pits, pavilion, etc.
Cons: -natural or loose gravel tee pads, poor footing
-sign missing on hole 9, not obvious where the tee is
-lots of park patrons oblivious to disc golf
-only some much you can do with a small park with limited obstacles
Other Thoughts: Graham Park is surprisingly fun and makes great use of the space available. The park is pretty small and the course plays around the perimeter, beginning just inside the park entrance from the street.

The holes have a good variety of distances and make use of the obstacles available. The first hole plays about 300' to a small patch of mature trees, the second is a long bomber hole, the third is a short ace run with the basket nestled between a few large trees. Holes 4 and 5 both have baskets near the pond. 4 is a left to right wooded shot toward the pond while 5 goes across a wide open area to a basket not as close to the water as 4. Holes 6 and 7 play across the pedestrian path and you'll probably have to wait at these tees, there were a bunch of pedestrians about on a weekday afternoon. Hole 8 throws from slight elevation and 9 plays next to a dry, rocky creek bed. There was no sign for 9 and I couldn't discern where the tee was supposed to be exactly.

The pads are not great but you can easily throw from next to them if you prefer, except on hole 8. There is a slope in front of the tee and a tree to the right so you're kind of stuck right there.

Obviously not a destination course but I'd be content with it if I lived here. Definitely worth playing if you're in Greenville. Simple but fun for experienced players, appropriate for beginners, and the park is family friendly.


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Very fun 9 hole

5+    9/24/2013   9/25/2013
Review By: upshot87
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a beautiful park. The city made the right choice by choosing to put a DG course throughout. The course has a suprisingly good variety of shots. With large trees strategically throughout the park, the designers did a great job maneuvering and utilizing the space they had. I rated this course based on this course and the potential that was present at the park. With shots ranging from 180ft to 400ft and open lanes to tighter more strategic lanes. If this was the only course you had nearby you wouldnt be missing out. Of course its not a long super difficult 18 hole championship course, but for what it is, Id say its top notch.
Cons: Its hard to put a con on this course, the only thing that comes to mind here is that on a hole or 2 the OB is one of the streets that run along the park and it seems to be a larger road with faster moving vehicles. Its potentially dangerous.
Other Thoughts: Very fun course, if you havent played it I would definately recommend you go play 18 or 36 holes out there so you can feel youve got your moneys worth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun little 9 holer

1    8/21/2013   8/21/2013
Review By: eegor
Played: 131  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 24.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's in a nice park with a playground and restrooms. There's also a dog park. The grass was mowed very short. All around nice park.

-The course design made the best use of this land. Kudos to Life Disc Sports.
-There's some elevation changes.
-Trees come into play frequently in the fairway and around the basket. Large hardwood trees.
-Water is present, but not too close for beginners.
-Varying distances, although all are under 400 feet.
-The Mach II baskets are in good shape and caught my discs well.
-Tee signs.
-Surprising fun factor due to good design.
Cons: -Dirt / gravel tee pads. They weren't real bad, but I slipped on the gravel on the #5 tee.
-The pond appeared to have a silt bottom and thick vegetation right behind the #4 basket. It looks like a good place to lose a disc.
-The playground was pretty full on a hot Wednesday afternoon. It's probably crowded on the weekends.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun little course with some interesting holes to play. It's a shame the park is so small. #8 is an open "air it out" hole with only the dog park as OB short and to the left. Otherwise, trees are well placed obstacles that are fair, but there.

This isn't a "destination" course, but definitely worth playing if you're passing through town. Well worth the stop. I'll play it again soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Convenient

1    7/4/2013   7/14/2013
Review By: twshartle
Played: 43  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Typical 9 hole. One long shot (395). Signs. Water comes in to play on a few holes.
Cons: Loose rock tee pads. Park patrons oblivious to disc golf and the fairway.
Other Thoughts: Perfect your mid-range and putting on this 9 hole!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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