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Nice, family friendly course, but stay in bounds!
Pros: This is a nice, well maintained course that you can take your family or disc golf first timers to. The property is very nice with excellent views and unlike many "easy" courses, it's not in a public park where you run the risk of overlapping with joggers, picnickers, etc.
While not necessary challenging, the holes were well thought out and at least made you think a bit.
Cons: The biggest con for me were all the thorns and danger zones off the fairways. I live in Austin and play a lot in the area, but for some reason the vegetation seemed worse to me here than I would have expected. Played 2 rounds in shorts, and really tore up my legs on 7 when my drive ended up in the rough between 6 & 7.
Navigation is a little weird in a couple of spots, especially from 7 to 8, so be sure and look at the map.
Of course, concrete pads would have been nice, these are just rock/dirt beds basically.
Other Thoughts: It's a little bit of a drive for me to play here regularly when there are so many great courses in Austin if I want to drive south, so I'll probably skip this in the future, (I live up in Cedar Park) but I could definitely see locals bringing new friends and family here to play. Seems like a very nice course to cut your teeth on.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun Little Course
Pros: This is fun little course that seems to perfectly suit the piece of property it was built on. I absolutely loved the atmosphere out here: the land had a different feel from most other area courses, and reminded me more of the courses I've played in Georgia and South Carolina than other courses around Austin. It is also relatively secluded, as opposed to more crowded courses (Zilker, Searight). Each hole had a brand new Discatcher basket and the tee signs were wonderful.
The course itself was short and straightforward, and can be enjoyed with nothing faster than a midrange. It is similar to Searight and Zilker in terms of difficulty and length. Most of the short holes do require some finesse though, so you've still got to hit your lines. There is some water and elevation that comes into play, and the designer did a great job taking advantage of the topography.
Standout holes were 1 and 3. The first has the basket on a downslope and tucked behind a low fence. Come in low and you're stopped by the fence, but come in too hot and you may or may not end up down the hill. The third is a lovely little ace run, a short downhill hole with a gap about a third of the way down the fairway that you've got to hit to have a chance.
Cons: The only real cons here have nothing to do with the course, but it's relation to other higher-rated courses. There are only nine holes, seven of which are drivable with a putter or midrange. The tees are natural, though they were in great shape when I played them and most holes don't require much of a runup. There were no benches or bag holders, but they didn't really seem necessary.
Other Thoughts: I really wanted to rate this course higher than a 2.5. The best way to justify it might be to break it into two ratings: the fun factor is something like 4 or 4.5, but the technical challenge is only 1 or 1.5.
So let that be the takeaway message. For what it is, this course is absolutely fantastic. If you're looking to tune up your short game or introduce new players to the game, this is probably the best place to go.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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