A less crowded and underappreciated OKC classic
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -it's never crowded, and it's one of the closest courses to where I live (it's very easy to get to, being right off the interstate)
-if you're working on distance and/or your wind game, this is a great course
Holes are actually quite variable and can be pretty challenging, using what the park has to work with in the way of obstacles:
1: fairly long (363') with basket behind a bushy tree and nestled in among a couple more
3: only ~300' but challenging to birdie, basically forcing you to go over some power lines and trees to a basket placed behind/among some trees
6: 313' but the basket is close to the only water danger on the course, a 15-30' wide creek that punishes RHBH shots that turn too much
10: 284' with a lot of late trees around the basket; accuracy required
11: longest hole on the course (464') and plays uphill by Oklahoma standards; very open but with a couple tree that can obstruct approaches
15: one of the more challenging on the course, with more trees, plus the OB freeway fence on the right and walking path on the left (this and hole 3 are your most likely bogeys)
Cons: -navigation was tricky the first time I was out, though tee pads currently have paint with the hole number -- just make sure to download the DGCR course map and you'll have no problem
-no tee signs
-overall, it's flat, long, and open; basically this means you should get an easy par on almost every hole if you have a decent arm; even after a slightly errant tee shot, you will almost never have an obstructed approach (holes 3, 10, 15 are notable exceptions)
-a few baskets are noticeably poorer quality (6 and 16 are the worst, I think) with pretty flimsy cages
-several holes (13, 15) provide the only opportunities I've ever seen to put a disc on an interstate; I-44 runs to the right of this stretch, and the ever present headwind makes it easy to turn something over (especially on 13) -- *In at least 30 rounds, I've had to jump the fence a total of three times to retrieve discs from the large grassy area between the course and the freeway*
-it's not in a particularly nice part of town, and there can be interesting folks about; but I've never had any problematic interactions or felt unsafe, even playing close to sunset
-due to new development (a store going in), hole 12 currently throws over a construction area and will soon throw over either a fenced area or parking lot; holes 8 and 12 now share a tee due to the same construction
Other Thoughts: I've played here a ton, mainly because my typical haunts are so stinkin' busy on weekends. The first time I tried it was on a Sunday afternoon after aborting a round at Dolese due to herd golf and 3-hole backups.
Woodson is easy to get to and I'm the only one on the course about a third of the time. Even the other times, it's never crowded. This makes for quick loner rounds or casual practice rounds. Personally, I think this course is totally underappreciated, but I also see why that's the case. If you don't have much of an arm, this course is just a pain because you'll be lucky to get a couple looks at 2. Nevertheless, I enjoy playing here regularly because it does provide some challenging holes. It's one of the few courses that I commonly finish under par, mainly because the potential for "disaster holes" is relatively low and there are a some "must gets" (e.g. 2, 4, 9). It helps train golf consistency while still requiring that shot making that we disc golfers love.
I'm upgrading it to 2.5 after initially rating it 2.0. It's been here for decades, and I hope it stays for decades to come. If you're visiting, I'm not sure I'd recommend it unless you have enough time to play it alongside others in the area or if you're trying to play a faster paced round during peak hours.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Another disc in the wind.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Its a course.
Has Tee pads.
Good course to practice distance.
Large parking lot.
Little homemade bridges to get over small drainage ditch run through the course.
Cons: Older basically forgotten course.
Old signs have seen better days if still around.
Old baskets that need a lot of work.
Tee pads need to be replaced.
Other Thoughts: Course basically needs to upgraded and redesigned.
Its another course if your a course chaser.
Course would be good for practice.
I would't go out of the way for this course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: There truly aren't many pros to this course. You get some exercise and practice your putts.
Cons: It's simply long, long, long and there are almost no obstacles. The wind can be a factor, but this is not good disc golf. It's simply another distance competition that only the big arms can defeat.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Zig zag confusion
Pros: The course is very open and allows you to work on your disc flight patterns. I like to try BH and FH throws to see the outcome while playing. Very forgiving throughout.
Cons: No signs, delapitated, no trash cans so trash is left on the course, needs major tlc.
Other Thoughts: This course is never busy so its great for practice. The first time played, I'm glad there were players that knew it will. The course is very confusing and layout overlaps, players don't know where to go because of a lack of sinage and map.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: open baskets, good holes to practice driving, not to open but not to many obsticals
Cons: right next to the interstate, lost a few discs to the pool to the middle of the course
Other Thoughts: great course to play excellent course to learn on.. first course I even played..
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Stretch It Out
Pros: Good concrete tees
A place to really rip your drivers
A ittle length variety
Decent use of the creek on several holes
Easy to find
Plenty of parking
A few trees
Can take a big group and not be in anyone's way
Starts and finishes near parking lot
You get to meet some "interesting" people esspecially in the evening
Favorite Hole(s): #6, #10
Cons: Tee signs are vandalized, broken, or missing altogether
Navigation is horrible. Get a guide or at least a map.
No course map on location
Not the greatest neighborhood
Flat and open in Oklahoma =very windy
Not enough trees to make it very fun
Not much variety
Open and long
Feels too much like field practice
Not many cons just not enough pros for a return visit
Other Thoughts: If you need a little change up or are bored with the good courses OKC has to offer, swing by Woodson and stretch out your drivers. The front nine is not a bad stretch of holes but the back nine just feels like "let's go way over there so we can have 18 holes." When I was there the creek was pretty clean except for the leaves.
This course isn't horrible but not very much fun. My "disc rating" is weighted heavily toward the fun factor which this course didn't have much of.
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8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: The park is well maintained. Grass was mowed and there wasn't trash everywhere. Very easy to find off the high way. The course has not been busy any of the times I've been.
Cons: No course map at park.
Other Thoughts: I had a great time playing this park. If it had a course map it would have got a better rating.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -concrete tees, decent baskets, used to be signs
-lots of longer holes, longest course in the city
-grass was cut and there was less trash than i expected for a city park in a bad neighborhood
-starts and finishes next to the parking lot, plenty of parking
Cons: -very open, very windy, very few obstacles
-not much shot variety, moderate length variety
-not the best neighborhood but not unsafe
-difficult to navigate, you will need a map
-signs are mostly broken and/or graffiti-covered
-could easily throw a disc onto I-44 on the back 9, a few holes are very close to the highway on the right and you're throwing into a headwind
Other Thoughts: This course was not as bad as I thought it would be from reading the reviews. Being built it 1981, the course is obviously from a different era and it hasn't held up so well. That said, a little TLC could bring this course a long way. Plenty of room to plant some trees or add other obstacles too.
The concrete tees are okay, a little narrow, and the baskets are in good enough condition. The holes that play near the creek on the front 9 were the best part of the course. There are more trees near there and more to think about on the tee box. The signage is bad and a map is necessary. Flow is not obvious and there are many pins in sight from the box.
There was a bit of trash around on the course and much of it was near the tees so obviously left by golfers; pretty disappointing. Not a lot of trash cans out on the course but there are some back at the parking lot and around the buildings.
Overall this course is worth playing if you've already checked out the other local courses but don't let this be the one course you play in OKC. If you have the time, the courses down in Norman are much better golf.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Getting a 'little' better, still needs improvement
Pros: As stated in other reviews this is the longest of the OKC courses. It is well mowed and really pretty clean minus the creek. Saw live fish so it can't be that bad... right? Someone has put 3" black and white mailbox numbers on most of the baskets. That is a big help. Has a reasonably good mix of left and right/long and short. Course was empty and only took 1:45 for first round (had 2 find everything) and 1:15 for second round with three golfers. Three over both rounds... :(
Cons: Needs trash cans to be utilized by Parks Dept not piled up in their fenced in area. Although there wasn't THAT MUCH trash around compared to other courses I've seen. Needs to be remarked at a min. with paint on the tee boxes (most are marked with black spray paint and stencils, but very faded)
Other Thoughts: ManOnTheDoor has included a nice google map that made it easier to follow than City provided map... much thanks! I would agree that I would be very alert if I were to play this course at night, but in the daylight I felt perfectly at ease here. Stay clear during Cross-Country events as this park is used by local HS track teams and the course they run mirrors over half of the disc golf course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Throw 'em long
Pros: **UPDATED FEB 2011 - There have been many trees removed along the west boundary of the course. This makes these holes much easier and that isn't necessarily a good thing. **
This is a very wide open course save for 2-3 holes. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your long drives, walk to your disk and get another long drive in. The baskets are all intact and the tee boxes are OK. Only one hole with water in play other than little creeks.
Cons: Not necessarily the best part of town as stated before, but we've had no problems or ever felt uncomfortable when we play there.
The swimming pool is pretty popular and (obviously) noisy, but when it's open you don't have to jump the fence to get a grip locked disc back. If you do get into the water I described above, kiss the disc good bye. Steep banks and, uh, questionable water cleanliness will keep you from wanting to put it back in your bag even if you get it back.
We couldn't actually find the tee box for #11, and I think we played hole #11 from #10's tee. Signage is gone or vandalized to where it's unreadable. Pins do not have clear markers on them do know which is which. *UPDATE - With some more familiarity to the course, we found all pins and pads. I uploaded a better course map and someone has cleaned even that up a bit.*
There is a real possibility of throwing onto I-44 on a few holes, but the fence has been beat up enough that you can get through it to retrieve the disc - provided it's only close to and not actually on the highway.
Wide open in Oklahoma obviously means strong southerly wind. There is a good mix of holes across, into, and with the wind.
Discs lost into the maintenance yard on the north east side of the park are gone forever.
Other Thoughts: Although I said it above and others have as well, the part of town really isn't the best, but don't let this scare you off. There are no free roaming gangs or people waiting to shoot you. The houses close by are a bit run down and there is some graffiti on some of the buildings, that's true. But we have had -no- interaction with anyone there that would make us want to not come back.
This is a fun course, but it does take a bit of scouting to find the proper pins - or just have your group vote on throwing to the one you can see. Never too crowded, this is a fast course for it's length.
With a little bit of love, this could be a much better course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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