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 Brind your "A"Game

5+    7/5/2013   7/5/2013
Review By: ChampionWraith
Played: 24  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Makes you feel like your not in Lubbock. Great Trek throughout the only hills in the Hub. 21 Holes and signature over the brazos river onto a small bank where the basket lies. After playing the course over a year now my overall distance has increased by 50+ ft. There is a sign by the parking lot entrance off of Broadway with the details of the park and the course layout. Course takes me and 2 other friends around 2hrs to finish, and we haul ass...HUGE COURSE. Alternate basket placements that change seasonally. Trash bins and portapotty's near #16.
Cons: Be prepared to lose one, or two. Course can be confusing because there is alternate pin placements. Dont go on a Holiday course is littered with families. Speaking of litter, people need to throw your trash away, TOSS NO MAS.

Other Thoughts: Love the course, would recommend it to any player. All it needs is a Texas Tech beer lady!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Mackenzie Park

5+    1/31/2013   1/31/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 176  Reviewed: 83  Exp: 9.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first thing you notice is the length and multiple tee pads(except hole 8, there is no tee pad). I also like how holes 3 and 19(currently in the long) are for lefties. Even though I am a righty, I appreciate the challenge they present. My favorite part of the course is holes 9-12 because of the water hazards. Like any other golfer I hate loosing disc but the risk/reward is always exciting. The course ends with a bunch of ace run holes which are nice after playing the longer holes at the beginning. Everyone loves the chance of getting an ace.
Cons: I do not like how the course has little to no signage. The arrows under the basket are not very helpful. The course doesn't really have a flow because it is sort of choppy. There are many times you have to walk quite a distance to get to the next tee pad.Most notably going to hole 5. It rained a few days before and the bridge was flooded. Then after you five you have to find hole 6. The short is not facing the basket. Then to get to hole 8 is a long walk, and also getting to hole 13 you walk across a street. After 15 you have another long walk.
Other Thoughts: This course is excellent the only thing I did not really like was the choppiness because it takes away from the flow of your game.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Lubbock, Solid.

1    7/23/2012   1/18/2013
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 13.6 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I loved this substantial course at 21 holes over 6000' from the shorts. There is simple start to #1, but then opens up to some major long open holes satisfying even the biggest arms. The hole layouts are mostly fantastic, and it's understandable why there are so many weird transitions - you just look at the area around #5 and think, I have to have a hole here - so they just make it work. Arguably the best portion of the course is #8 - #12 area still with the park feel, but also tough pin locations. water hazards, big trees, and massive elevation on a signature #11.

The park is ample with practice areas, bathrooms and areas for the masses. The tee boxes are huge, and I always enjoy having the option to throw from multiple tees. Plus, even though it's only for a few holes - I loved the transitions into the high grassland practice of #13 and #14, which fell completely different from the rest of the course.

Finally, I really enjoyed the strong finish at #21 - with the uphill blind over the crest. First-timers will want to scout out the pin location to make sure they have an accurate line. Overall, this course is diverse enough to be enjoyed by newbies and pros alike.

BEST HOLE/S: #9; #11; #14; #21
Cons: Even with all of the pros, Mackenzie has it's fair share of cons. The biggest being the weird transitions and long walks between many of the holes. This is always the drawback to "making it work," but first-timers bring a map and play with someone who knows the course. I also wish the signage were better, and portions of the course felt rundown. The baskets are in fair shape and signage is pretty crappy.

The course is also very popular, and that can also be a major drawback. I played through three separate groups of seven plus in each group - wow. People were very nice about it, but that's what happens when you only have one true quality course to play in a college city.

It also could have just been the evening I was there, but the pavilion area by #16 over literally overrun by homies and their low-riders. I can only imagine the multiple ways my life would have ended if I had hit the gold Impala with 12" rims, hydraulics, and the la enamorada sitting by it trying to look sexy for her hombre.

WORST HOLE/S: #1; #4
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed my experience at Mackenzie Park, and the course was really nothing like I expected. I honestly expected more of a traditional park course with inflated ratings because people in the area didn't have a real course to compare it too. This is not the case. Even in a park - there was more water, varied terrain, and elevation changes than I could have ever hoped for, and really made for an interesting round.

Bottom line is - this isn't just some out of the way course in the middle of panhandle that tries to be better than it is - it truly is a good and challenging course. I also think the rating is pretty spot on, since it's still missing a lot of those defining and refining features that could truly set it apart from other good courses in its category. Rather it's a quality course that gets great traffic and a great following,, and if you're ever within a 100 miles of Lubbock - I highly recommend making the stop.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/22/2012   5/29/2012
Review By: rrolloTX
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Being fairly new to disc golf, this course has been a great one to learn on. A practice area with a putting basket and plenty of space for practice drives provides a great opportunity to limber up your arm. Concrete tees on most holes is a major plus, especially when it rains (which is incredibly rare in Lubbock). Great diversity of holes and a fine balance between risk and reward. The locals are great, and I haven't once played this course without meeting other players who had something to offer in the way of helping me develop my game.
Cons: Though most holes are permanent with concrete tees, there are a few that seem to have been thrown together last-minute. The small creeks (not the Brazos itself) tend to smell and harbor mosquitos, but I can't say it's been too bothersome.
Other Thoughts: I'm a Lubbock local and I must say this course is a great diversion from the Lubbock norm. In the heart of town everyone complains of how flat Lubbock is, but elevation change seems to be an almost constant element on this course. It's not drastic, but just enough.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best in Lubbock

5+    9/11/2010   9/12/2010
Review By: meanmeanbg
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 22.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great variety! Landscape changes through course from desert/flat to wooded/cliffs and a little in between. Holes move often to really keep things changing. Plus a nice practice/putting hole right by the main parking lot.
Cons: Can be a bit confusing to find your way around to the next tees the first time you play. There's been efforts to post signs of each hole, but a lot have fallen down and there's several tees that aren't in plain site.
Other Thoughts: I HATE lubbock, but have really come to love this course. Bring lots of water, sunscreen, and bug spray though.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Quite Enjoyed it

1    8/21/2010   8/21/2010
Review By: SKnight579
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8 Years
This review was updated on 8/23/2010
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of different shots, not repetitive at all. Course layout is fantastic and the two cliff shots are great.
Cons: Lost a disc for the first time playing on hole 8 I think it is, the first cliff shot, can't find the thing anywhere. I wish things were a bit farther from the water on a few holes but other than that it was a blast
Other Thoughts: As I mentioned above I lost my Wraith disc on the first cliff shot, highly recommend you have one person stay down low to help watch where they go. Other than that the varying shots, nice trees, well maintained park, it was fantastic.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Great Exercise and Beautiful

1    8/1/2009   8/2/2009
Review By: jcannon
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of hole. Lots of space, keep mostly away from park visitors. Beautiful park with lots of holes. Really long pads of concrete with benches. Trees shade most of the course but not too many in the way.
Cons: Never did find 7 or 8 pad or basket. 11 was missing a basket. It has rained a lot so 16 and 17 were flooded and I had to walk around the park to get to 5 because of the low water crossing.
Other Thoughts: 11, 14 and 21 made the course. If you are in Lubbock you really need make this part of you visit. Watch out for the attack geese on 5.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 walk the walk

1    7/17/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: joshsauce
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Really well done, spread out course. Enough changes of elevation and scenery to keep things interesting. Beginner and pro launching pads are good for starting point options as well.
Cons: Prepare to walk. Not that walking is entirely bad, it does give your arm a rest from throwing in between holes. There is a rather pesky water hazard that runs horizontal to one of the drive lengths and if your not careful you will put your disk down in the water, where it will be lost forever. unless you have waders and a stick, then you can just storm the water hazard freeing said disk and going on to play the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: bring water to drink, its very hot in the summer

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/6/2009   4/7/2009
Review By: jared07
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big parking lot, plenty of room on weekends. Hole locations can vary, which adds to the excitement of the course. Hole #2 is a long 800ft.+ shot that you can really let it fly. Perfect location for the hole because the wind is coming from your back a majority of the year. Many of the holes around the back of the course "twist" through the surrounding hills, which adds to the variety as well. Many strategically placed holes around water. Several holes have elevation changes, up and down. Nice T's as well as baskets.
Cons: Course is somewhat littered, even though it is well maintained. May not be a con for some...but there are water hazards on 9+ holes. Large groups on weekends. Baskets may be hard to find for the first timer at the course.
Other Thoughts: I play this course a number of times a week, and it never gets old.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/30/2008   11/30/2008
Review By: Survivor
Played: 641  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 24.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well designed, challenging course in a beautiful park which is used infrequently by non-disc golfers. The course has extra-long concrete T-pads, a great course sign and map, a practice basket and a cliff shot.
Cons: Discs are easily lost in the water on several holes and are difficult to retrieve.
Other Thoughts: West Texas is fairly flat, dry and has few trees. This course is in a park with hills, water, and large trees!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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