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White Settlement, TX 
Saddle Hills DGC - Old Layout 3 Share
Uploaded By: Johnyfo8 Hole #16 (Taken 5/2015)
3 / 311ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #19 Tee

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  Love Saddle Hills

5+    6/4/2015   6/15/2015
Review By: TWD1
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Well thought lay-out with plenty of variation. The course does Not get boring. Great mix of long, short, wooded, and open holes with a creek strategically in play on many of the holes. Really nice elevation changes too. Great course to play!
Cons: Not really much to say negative. Except maybe that the tee signs are not in place yet. But I know that is next on the local club's list, and from what I have heard, the club is really working hard to get everything in order. There are guys and gals out there every week working on the course...
Other Thoughts: Get out and play this course when you get a chance. You won't be disappointed.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Lots of Potential in the Future

1    6/7/2015   6/8/2015
Review By: AthruZ
Played: 29  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.6 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great use of land. First few holes are really awesome and fun to play. Grass is well kept and good use of elevations.
Cons: This is an up and coming course that will be awesome once things are taken care of.

No tee signs to help navigation. It's best to play with a local that knows the course.

Cannot find baskets on some of the holes.

A creek runs through the course. Need wooden bridges to help people get across.
Other Thoughts: Right now, this course has a lot to be worked on. Once the back 9 is playable with maps, tee signs and navigation signs, this course will be awesome. I do hope that they will continue to take care of the course and make it much better by keeping up with the landscape and clearing brushes, debris, etc.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Date: 6/13/2015 Designer Response by: Johnyfo8
Wooden bridges are not an option at this course. The city doesn't want permanent bridges put in that may inhibit the flow of flood waters. The only option right now, because it is such an active flood plane, are the large rocks that are in place.

  Foot in Mouth

5+    7/3/2015   4/23/2015
Review By: WookieFlash
Played: 23  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/3/2015
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course layout

Concrete tee pads are nice addition

Multiple pin positions

19 holes!

Hole 14!?! That's just plain fun.
Cons: Still working through re-numbering the holes, but otherwise a very fun course.
Other Thoughts: I am very willing to admit when I am wrong. I clearly wrote my last review to early. I don't think my review was wrong (and it definitely was not due to a bad day). I feel as if I jumped the gun and judged too quickly of people who were improving a course that was not great before. They had a lot of work to do and I'm very happy to say they have done an amazing job. Well done Patriot Disc Club. Big time kuddos.

And now I'm removing my foot from my mouth.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great redesign

1    4/18/2015   4/18/2015
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Elevation changes. There are uphill throws and downhill throws.
-- Variation on the length and difficulty of holes. Plenty of birdie chances, but there are also longer holes and tougher holes where a 5 or a 6 is not out of the question. Also, there is variation in terms of open/tight holes.
-- Water is in play on nearly half of the holes. The creek isn't very wide, but the holes are designed to REALLY bring it into play. Excellent use of the creek.
-- Other than a walking path through two holes (18 and 19), this is a dedicated disc golf park.
-- Practice basket.
Cons: -- Creek crossings were treacherous. It had rained recently, and that added to the difficulty.
-- Concrete tee pads were nice, but they were not level with the surrounding ground, making them something of a safety hazard.
-- No facilities.
-- In two spots (4-5 and 11-12), you walk back through the previous fairway and potentially put yourself in harm's way.
-- Holes overwhelmingly favored RHBH throwers.
-- No signage with map or distance. Also, most holes and baskets were numbered incorrectly. This is mostly leftover numbering from before the redesign.
Other Thoughts: -- A 3-foot long poisonous snake made one creek crossing especially interesting.
-- Cacti are plentiful, particularly on No. 14. Ouch!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Date: 5/26/2015 Designer Response by: Johnyfo8
The correct and safe trail from 4 to 5 has been marked and it goes up the hill, to the right and to the back of #5 tee pad. There are two trails that go up the side of the hill from #11 basket to #12 tee pad that do not lead people into the fairway for #12.

 Dynamic course with great elevation changes

5+    3/30/2015   3/30/2015
Review By: Johnyfo8
Played: 109  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 11.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/26/2015
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has everything to enjoy and challenge your game. The creek, elevation changes and overall diversity of holes are some of the best in north TX. The redesigned course flows incredibly well and there are 19 holes now. The holes are very different and there are only a few holes that need a similar type of shot. It has Uphill, beautiful downhill, tight shots, long and short shots as well as turning shots. This course reminds me of Bicentennial in Crowley and ZBoaz in Benbrook. It isn't as frustrating as those courses though and that makes it better to me. It also isn't quite as long, so you can get a round in a little quicker.
Cons: Signs on each hole would be great but the map on dgcoursereview is good. More trash cans, better bridges through the creek and more benches would also make this park perfect.
Other Thoughts: This plays like a completely new course. It was heavily redesigned in the winter of 2015 and the biggest improvement that finally puts this course on my "favorites" list is the huge cement tee-pads. Hole 5 and 14 are my favorite but the whole course is excellent. Saddle Hills is sure to soon be a favorite of experienced players and those that like a challenge. If you are in the Fort Worth/White Settlement area or passing through, then you have to play this course!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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