Olney, TX 
Tom Griffin Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: eegor Hole #9 (Taken 4/2016)
4 / 510ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee



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For a small town Great

1    12/6/2018   12/7/2018
Review By: ivanhenson
Played: 214  Reviewed: 76  Exp: 8.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: For a tiny town this is a nice 9 hole.
Good signs.
Great Baskets
Nice little park.
Looks its a tiny town in an old park but they still have a well mowed course.
Cons: Layed out a little odd. They could have added more distance or more holes. I know not 18 but could have had a 12 or made everything longer
Other Thoughts: #2 is hidden behind the building
If your town stop by but dont go out of your way
no elevation changes or anything

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 What is up with hole 9?

1    7/26/2016   7/28/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 754  Reviewed: 342  Exp: 31.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Map at the parking lot
Tee signs marking hole number and distance
Good baskets
Cons: Grass tees
9 and 4 cross fairways
Poor design for hole 8 and 9
Other Thoughts: Small towns usually have small parks. It is good to have a 9 hole course in any town.

However, good course design is important.

The course runs a figure 8 around the outside part of the park.

Hole 1 is a good little turnover shot.

Hole 2 is hidden behind the building. Short forehand was my shot choice.

Hole 3 is an open hyzer shot back towards the parking area

Hole 4 tees off next to the bridge and is a decent short hole

Hole 5 throws along the road, short straight shot.

Hole 6 is missing a line, there are a few tight ones, but it is a short hole either way

Hole 7 also throws along the road, short straight shot

Hole 8. Not a good hole, I think the intent was to throw around the basketball court, however when you are standing next to the tee sign, you can just throw right over the court. I just threw a huge highzer around the light poles for my 2.

Now you have to walk around the pool to the tree's near the road. The tee sign had 510 marked on it, but because it is all grass, where you to see off from. The natural instinct was to throw straight at the hole over the road and over playground equipment. But if you throw what I think your suppose to, you want to land near the bridge area for your upshot to get your 3.

There is nothing wrong with holes 1 to 7, I have a problem with 8 and 9. Take 8 totally out, have 8's tee near where 9's tee is and have the shot down to the bridge area. Then put 9 from around 4't tee area down to the parking lot.

No crossing fairways and better flow. Only a long walk from 7 to 8

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice practice course

2-4    4/27/2016   4/27/2016
Review By: eegor
Played: 131  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 23.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -New DisCatcher Pro baskets.
-Easy to spot tee signs for navigation to next tee.
-Established park with grass (no mud) and a sturdy bridge over the creek.
-First tee and ninth basket are right by the parking lot.
-Bulletin board with course map at the parking lot.
-Trees... in this part of the world, it's a big deal.
-Clever use of the park for a pretty fun practice round.
Cons: -Grass tees. "If" the course is played a lot, it will evolve into muddy ruts.
-Holes play around aging (really old) park facilities. 7 plays between old (unused) swing set and a road. 8 plays around the basketball court. There's an old picnic table in the fairway on 9.
-This is the only park in town. There have been people at the park every time I've seen it in good weather. I'm sure it's crowded on weekends.
-The course is flat. The "hill" up to basket 6 has an elevation rise of about 6-8 feet.
-No navigation aids on the tee signs. You can't see the basket on 2 or 9. On 9, your natural instinct will be to play toward baskets 2 or 3, but you pass to the left of basket 3 and play it all the way to the basket by the parking lot.
-Although there's a restroom building, it's been locked every time I've been there.
Other Thoughts: This is a short little course in a small town. The designer did a pretty good job forcing lines with what obstacles they had to work with.

The creek is about 4 feet wide at its widest point when full (it rained last night before I took the pictures). You shouldn't lose a disc on the course. It's pretty fun to play considering the closest course from here is 20 miles away. They did a pretty good job of making it more than a field to throw across which is tough to do on this flatland. The grass is surprisingly tall and thick. Skip shots will be hard to come by. Shade is not far away on a hot day. They mowed the morning I took the pictures.

I will play there again for a quick practice round. The park patrons are curious about the game. It doesn't appear that the locals have played, but they seem receptive. Everyone I've met in the town is very nice.

It's a great course to learn to play on or to play a quick practice round.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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