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 Fun quick play

1    6/26/2020   6/27/2020
Review By: Lladamj7
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great use of varying elevation. No super long tees, which sets up for some birdie attempts for us average players.
Cons: Course isn't super well kept...expect to see plenty of garbage along the way. Only half of the holes are marked, so might want to look for a map online. I accidentally played number 6 instead of number 2 which threw me off.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A little bit of everything

1    4/10/2019   4/17/2019
Review By: c_a_miller
Played: 298  Reviewed: 210  Exp: 10.9 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Roger Lytle DGC has a little bit of everything that you would want at a solid disc golf course. It has low ceilings, tight fairways left to right shots, right to left shots, considerable amount of elevation, concrete tee pads, nice Discatcher baskets and easy navigation. The distances are on the shorter side, but with the combination of everything mentioned, this is a solid course that puts a premium on accuracy to get a low score.

I really enjoyed the back half of this course from hole 7 to hole 11. Hole 7 has probably a 20' elevation drop and is really short. So it needs a good mixture of finesse and accuracy. The next few holes weaved through a more wooded part of the park with a small creek running down the middle.

The course loops perfectly to the parking lot, which is nice. There is also a course sign at the beginning plus tee signs at each hole.
Cons: Broken glass (and apparently needles) litter the fairway on hole 6. Hole 5 and hole 6 play very close to an apartment community, so there is a slight risk to throw over the fence, more so on hole 5 than 6.

There are a considerable number of walking trails that meander through the park. Just be cautious when playing.

11 is a weird number of holes, but let's be real, that is not even a real con.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my time here a lot more than I thought I would. It is right next to downtown Dallas and easily accessible from any part of the City. There is a DART line that stops right in front of the course, but I am not familiar enough with Dallas public transportation to know how beneficial it is.

I could see myself playing here again if I am in the Dallas area again.It is a quick and easy enough play. Plus it is a bunch of fun!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Don't drive more than 10 minutes to play

5+    3/15/2019   3/15/2019
Review By: RedbirdinTX
Played: 18  Reviewed: 9
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 1. Course is short, can be played on a lunch break, which is what I do.
2. Lots of shade.
3. Baskets are in good shape.
Cons: 1. The layout is wacky. Hole 2 is completely out of sequence and I have played this course 6 times and still have not found hole 6. There is no map of the course that I could find, which exacerbates this issue. They also have you throwing directly at 2's tee box from 5. I understand it is a small course, but maybe the solution is make it a 9 hole course instead of a weird 11.
2. Poor maintenance. The trash cans are often full, there is glass from broken bottles throughout the park and it is not often mowed.
3. Comically short tee pads. I cannot actually go through my fairly compact drive on these pads. They are narrow and short. Plus, they put the signs directly behind some of these holes, 4 and 9 come to mind, so you can't even step off the pad to start your driving motion.
4. The area can be bit sketchy. There are homeless and drug users in and around this park.
5. Speaking of throwing at people, if it is busy in the park, the course is essentially unplayable. This prevents me from going more often than I would like. I work 2 minutes from this course and have an hour lunch break. If the course was better, I would go play 3-5 times a week.
6. This course isn't all that challenging. There are 2 200' par 4s, which would be understandable if there was no line to the basket, but if you have a good aim, you eagle twice.
7. The paths to 2 and down 7 need help. They are dangerous when slightly wet, there is no sort of built pathway.

Other Thoughts: If you added a course map, fixed the tee pads, re-worked this course into a longer 9 hole course, this would be a pretty good little gem. As it stands, I give it a 1.5 because it is playable, the baskets are good and that's really it.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect mid-range/putter practice course.

5+    11/24/2018   11/27/2018
Review By: Hix007
Played: 112  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 21.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is an excellent little course with significant elevation changes, low ceilings, lines to throw, OB and one small creek. Easy to navigate with plenty of ace runs. Quick to play, 2 people in under 45 minutes. Good tee signage and concrete pads. A second set of grass long tees are available to play as well.
Cons: Sometimes there are kids, so watch out for them when you tee off. If it rains, some of the uphill/downhill terrain can be slippery. Only two holes with significant distance, so bombers will want to play elsewhere.
Other Thoughts: If you're staying in Downtown Dallas, you can catch the Dallas Streetcar from Union Station and it literally drops you off on #1 at the park. If your're further out, use the light rail (DART - Dallas Area Rapid Transit) to ride the Red or Blue line to Union Station (Orange & Green line transfer at West Station to pick up the Red or Blue).

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

11 better than 18

5+    4/23/2022   6/21/2018
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/24/2022
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- The fun factor is incredibly high. I played six rounds (66 holes) on a one visit and loved every minute. The holes are mostly short (225 feet or less), so good shots lead to birdie chances. However, a bad shot can lead to bogey, or at least scrambling for par.
-- Baskets are in good shape, except No. 11 and No. 4, both of which look as if a car or mower hit them, and No. 1 (which has part of a chain missing.
-- Concrete tees, even through most are on the short side. Nos. 2 and 6 share a tee pad, so that one is longer than the other tee pads.
-- Tee signs were recently updated (metal/plastic replaced laminated cardboard) and give you a direction for the next tee.
-- For a smallish city park, this course offers great elevation changes, both uphill and downhills throws on multiple holes.
-- DART (train) access.
Cons: -- Tee pads are short.
-- No course map. There is a place for a map at the parking lot. This can lead to navigation issues, but the tee signs address most of that. You just have to remember to look before you leave the tee. The first tee is across the street from the DART stop and at the east end of the parking lot.
-- A walking path wanders through the course, so you have to be aware of other park users. Those paths also bring a lot of out of bounds into play.
-- No bathrooms and no water.
Other Thoughts: -- The apartments that border Nos. 5 and 6 look a little sketchy, but I have never had any trouble.
-- The available space was used very well, but there is a lake/fountain and more room across the street from the No. 7 tee. I would love to see some of that land made available to make this an 18-hole course.
-- I was tempted to rate this a 4-disc course in my initial review several years ago, but I knew that would lead to some outrage from people who automatically discount courses with fewer than 18 holes. However, abuse/neglect have forced me to re-evaluate and drop it from 3.5 to 3.0. I still drive 40 miles (and pass probably a dozen courses) to get to this course because of the fun factor.
-- There are at least four baskets across Marsalis from #4, but they are inside a locked fence. However, there is one basket accessible in non-fenced areas nearby: The basket is near the corner of Lancaster and Addison.
-- Distances listed on the tee signs appears to be off in several instances. Some are longer and some shorter, but the difference appears to be less than 20 feet.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Fun park course

1    7/9/2017   7/9/2017
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 169  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 19.8 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice clean parking lot.
Nice big concrete teepads.
Very nice tee signs. (1 or 2 missing)
Clean park, that is well maintained.
Nice quality baskets.
Course plays pretty smooth and easy to follow. Little bit of a walk between Hole 6 and 7.
Cons: No real cons, other than it's a public park and could come across other people using the park. Only other con would be on the day I played it was a little bit muddy and didn't drain well from rain the night before.
Other Thoughts: Great little 11 hole course. Great for beginners and ace runs for more established golfers.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    5/1/2017   6/6/2017
Review By: txdiscer
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course has a big parking lot, concrete tee pads, lots of trees and an easy to follow flow. Fun for beginners and some challenges for advanced players too. Lengths of the holes aren't crazy either.
Cons: Some busy streets and an apartment complex can come into play on a couple of holes if you have bad throws. Walking trail means other people can be in the park so you have to be aware of them.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Visiting and got a round in

2-4    11/15/2016   11/15/2016
Review By: KDinIN
Played: 24  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 19 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Baskets were great
- Concrete teepads (2 and 6 share a teepad which was a bit confusing at the start, and 10 uses a section of sidewalk) are in nice shape, even if they are a tad short.
- I could see the tee signs not lasting long, but they were still in great shape when I played, plenty big enough and filled with all the information I needed.
- Great use of elevation, mature trees, and other elements available in a very small space.
- Required a lot of line shaping to achieve success.
- Great location (was visiting from out of town and staying in downtown Dallas and I could see the park from my hotel).
- DART access.
Cons: - Course navigation. Mostly because I forgot to look for the next tee indicator on the tee sign, but I checked and its there. I had some trouble finding the tee pad for 2 and 11, but they just took some standing and searching around for a minute. 7 required me to walk along the path a lot farther than I expected, but I eventually made it.
- 11 holes isn't 18, but given its location, and its proximity to downtown, bishop arts, and the DART, I don't think it is that big of a deal.
- Much more of a pitch and putt than I wanted, but again, given its location, anything is better than nothing.
- Had to cross a few cart paths
- No bathrooms (but this isn't a requirement, just worth noting.)
- Tons of broken glass and even found a needle packet on one of the benches.
Other Thoughts: The course at Founder's Park has used the available space and the available topography really really well. As others said, yes, it is only 11 holes, but given its location and proximity to downtown, 11 holes seems like a dream! In fact, the park and the first teepad is right across from a new DART train that is free to ride from downtown. It isn't a terrible walk, but having the DART free to use is a pretty amazing bonus.

I wasn't sure what to expect given the area and some of the things others had said about it, but overall, it was a nice park. On 5 and 6, the holes run right next to a fence around an apartment complex. This was where we found the vast majority of the broken glass and the needles. Outside of those two holes, I thought the park as a whole was clean and well maintained.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Roger W. Lytle DGC

1    10/5/2016   10/5/2016
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 196  Reviewed: 96  Exp: 15.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Roger W. Lytle is a really fun course in a small park that flows nicely. The course has new DISCatcher baskets and solid teepads. Eventhough, this course is short it requires you to find your lines and throw an accurate shot. The designer makes great use of the land he has by creating uphill and downhill shots. There is a line to work on all your different shots. I found myself using my forehand a lot which is nice to practice an area I don't typically work on as most course are for RHBH.
Cons: Holes 5 and 6 play right along an apartment complex as you have to throw the fence line. The only other con I can think of is that there is a walking trail throughout the park so be careful and check before you throw for pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: Holes 2 and 6 share a teepad so be aware of that but it is very easy to navigate. Hole 7 is around the corner right by the road throwing down the hill.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent pitch and putt!!

1    6/25/2016   6/25/2016
Review By: Scho
Played: 74  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 22.8 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate, well laid out course, with tons of elevation. Took my girlfriend who is learning and we had a blast. Short holes for the most part but great for working on your short game if you are advanced. GREAT BEGINNER COURSE!!! Gets 4.5 easy!
Cons: None really.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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