Dallas, TX 
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Uploaded By: MacGyver214 Hole #5 (Taken 4/2009)
3 / 366ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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 Okay Course, Poor Flow

2-4    1/6/2013   1/7/2013
Review By: Badger Dan
Played: 82  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 14.2 Years
This review was updated on 1/11/2013
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good use of terrain here. Park is rather small but has a nice wooded river running through the middle. Decent mix of wide open and somewhat wooded holes. Course offers ample birdie ops while also testing the longer drivers with a good number of holes over 300ft. A few challenging shots with pins tucked into the woods on the right. The drop off towards the river offers some tough approach shots on the back 9. Garbage bins and small benches are well dispersed and offer shaded areas to hang out or rest between holes. Tee pads are flat, poured concrete. *course also offers alternate hole 17 for a total of 19 holes.
Cons: The flow of this course is not the best i have encountered. On the front 9 especially, you pass up few tees that go to future holes. About half of the holes on this course are very open and lack imagination crossing back and forth in an open field. And the baskets! Oh those chains are unforgiving!!! I have never in all my years had so many putts bounce off the chains and out after seemingly hitting direct center.. Stiff chains to say the least. Seems to get pretty crowded due to its location, but the location is also a positive if you live in Dallas so no deduction there. While the hole that goes over the water is unique and fun (#16), it's tee located so close to a busy road with no barriers is dangerous. A local player told me of a car that lost control and nearly hit some disc golfers a few years back and ever since he has been nervous playing that hole. Be aware.
Other Thoughts: Decent urban course but the lack of flow really takes away from what positive aspects the park brings. Seems to have a mix of experienced and beginner players so I would also add it's a good course for all levels. If you're looking for a challenge though, and want an enjoyable round in the woods, go elsewhere. A decent urban course is what this is.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course in the middle of town

2-4    7/30/2012   1/7/2013
Review By: windsurf17
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Fun course, easy to get to, a decent challenge but not sadistic. Fun for my 66 year old father who plays it a little more than a bogey-per-hole and fun for me, playing it a few down. I like the variety of shots, with some OB and a couple holes with some decent trouble right behind the pin.
Cons: Some of the holes are pretty wide open but not necessarily a piece of cake. Other than that, I think this is a good, fun course that I like to play when I'm visiting my family in DFW.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A Sad Little course

1    6/12/2012   7/24/2012
Review By: dbx820
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: 18 Holes. Concrete Pads.
Cons: Poorly maintained/vandalized. Holes are crammed together. Poor flow from hole to hole. Could not find a couple of holes due to no signage, confused layout. Right next to two major roads.
Other Thoughts: This is a sad little course. They tried to cram 18 holes into too small a space and it does not work. It needs some serious upkeep and upgrades. I would rather drive a few extra miles to have a better experience.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

1    5/6/2012   5/6/2012
Review By: btroberts011
Played: 16  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/7/2012
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Lots of challenging shots
Lots of easy/wide open shots
lots of trashcans
Very easy to navigate from hole to hole
Good park location
Putt practice hole
Cons: The baskets seem kind of outdated- I hit the chains a lot and my disc didnt stay in.
Could lose a disc pretty easily if youre not carful
Other Thoughts: Really likes that the disc had plenty of room to be thrown but you had to have them end up in good places. (hole nine is a good example) Other times small windows had to be hit early in flight then it opens up. It was nice to have to make the adjustments needed for each shot.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Great Place

2-4    3/23/2012   3/23/2012
Review By: Spookyspence
Played: 15  Reviewed: 15
This review was updated on 1/27/2013
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Bathroom
Decent flow from hole to hole
Good mix of mid and long holes
Hole 17 has alt basket
Has bonus hole 19 hidden in the woods (May be missing )
Two parking lots
Very hard to lose a disc
Tees are in great shape
Good after rain
Cons: No water fountains
Some holes are too close, watch for stray discs
Very flat, could use some elevation
Can get EXTREMELY busy on weekends
Signs are vandalized
Other Thoughts: I really like this place a lot, its straight forward and easy to follow and most holes allow you to throw any line you want and its rather difficult to lose a disc. Hole 16 is a great great hole, do not be scared to throw over it! The alt holes are great but they can be a little hard to find on your first time out.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Well worth playing

2-4    12/15/2011   2/7/2012
Review By: texassidearm
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.4 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Interesting variety of long and short holes. Well maintained and cleaner than most. Challenging enough for advanced players, yet playable enough for beginners.
Cons: Located within some quite busy roads. Although it is well maintained and overall clean, it's just not the most beautiful course you'll play.
Other Thoughts: Don't be scared of #16 (or whatever the hole that plays over the rather large creek). Just let it fly and you'll be fine. This hole is one of my favorites in the DFW metroplex.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/15/2011   8/15/2011
Review By: gregbrowning
Played: 49  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Fun enough with lots of open holes. Discs that find their way off the fairway are usually easy to find, as the shule is not terribly thick or deep in most places.
Cons: Not a big challenge for most players. It is mostly a pitch & putt course except for a couple of holes.

Definitely shows its age, which is not surprising, as this course gets tons of traffic, and can be very busy at times.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/17/2011   7/17/2011
Review By: JezCat
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 1/23/2013
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Alternate basket placements which makes the course more challenging by adding a little distance and a couple holes with the baskets on a steep slope within the trees.
Hole #9 is one of these that benefits from the change and is my personal favorite despite the parking lot on the left side of the fairway that diminishes the aesthetics of the course a bit.
Lots of birdie chances.
Hole #8 sits beside #1 so you can play 8-18 first and finish 1-7 to avoid possible crowding plus there is a port-a-potty there too in case a pit stop is needed.
Cons: More poison ivy than I remembered so stay out of the trees if you can help it. There was no wind today which made it a sweat box once it got around 9:00 a.m. Other times there is too much wind so it seems this course is never just right weather-wise.
Other Thoughts: This course may zig-zag a bit but it's unavoidable due to the limited space which also makes this inner-city spot a quick and fun 18. Every disc golfer in the DFW area should play this course IMO.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great Variety

5+    7/13/2011   7/13/2011
Review By: pfluegel
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees, Variety of holes, some good for the forehand throwers and some good for the back hand throwers. As well as some nice opportunities for birdies.
Cons: They some times move the holes, When they do you can't always see them and the set up shots get risky as there is a creek that runs behind most of the moved holes. It also makes it harder to track my progress. when the holes are moved it can add as many as 6 strokes if your still new.
Other Thoughts: Over all this is a really nice course to learn on. You can really open up your drives on a number of holes with out risk of losing a disc. It will just take a better approach shot to make up for it. Plays well, Just remember that hole 2's tee pad is back by the basketball courts and otherwise it navigates fairly easily.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

5+    8/31/2007   6/3/2011
Review By: ezyrider
Played: 42  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 25.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good course for working mid distance drives with accuracy. This was my home course for six years while living in Dallas.
Cons: Course is heavily played. Afternoon rounds can be slow.
Other Thoughts: Fun course that can be played quickly if pressed for time.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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