5 Helpful / 0 Not
My first and still my favorite!
Pros: This course is almost the perfect balance of "easy" holes for beginners and more challenging holes for advanced players. My group plays this course more than the others in Waco because of this versatility. We go with girls that don't have big arms and play way less than the competitive guys; yet they can still have fun and be competitive after drives. But, this course is still no joke. Some specifics include: the long tee @ 15 can be a pain that might put you in a creek, 9 probably claims the most discs in thickets of bamboo if you can't control your drive, and most holes have trees that make sure you aren't too wild with any throw yet are open and very playable. Those sound like cons but I just consider them challenges rather than outright obstructions that cause headaches.
Cons: Signage is inconsistent. They made an attempt to get new universal signs for all holes, but they are small metal signs that are drilled into trees so not all holes have them because not all tees have a tree close by to do so. Crowds are consistently present so just be patient because most of them are cool. Along the same lines, the park is crowded with non golfers on the back 9 on weekends. Also, summertime foliage makes the course more difficult. I prefer winter-early spring when less green is on the course.
Other Thoughts: As my title says, this course introduced me to the sport and I still go back to get a rare combo of the ability to work on technique and fundamentals yet challenge myself at the same time. You need to make time to play this if you're from the Metroplex or Austin.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
My favorite course
Pros: Great scenery with the trees and river; good variety of holes from fairly tight to wide open; beginner friendly; good elevation changes on the front nine.
Cons: Can get very crouded on weekends and weekdays after work; large groups of 6 to 8 people fairly common.
Other Thoughts: My all-time favorite course. Beautiful scenery, nice variety of holes, beginner friendly in that this is not an overly long or difficult course.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
2 x 9 = 18
Pros: This course seems to have 2 completely different 9-hole courses. The first 9 has some fun elevation, birdie runs, and unique hole layouts. Many of these are in the in the 200 or less distance and none of the holes are over 300 feet. The second 9 is more open and flat and has 6 holes over 300 feet. Together, this makes a nice course, but you can really feel the difference in sides. The elevation holes are lots of fun and the front 9 is really beautiful. Holes 10, 15, & 16 have a long tee block that can add some nice length to them. Hole 15 is a nice hole with a shot over a small ravine. There were bathrooms and trashcans available. The course has enough old trees, that you are in the shade much of the time. In Texas summers, this can be a nice plus for a course.
Cons: Some of the signs are either missing or miss marked. There is some small navigation issues, especially 17. The hint here is along the lake, across the road, and further ahead of 16 basket. Going from 9 to 10 you will need to cross the sidewalk and go under the bridge. There is enough foot traffic here that will cause you to have to wait some on the back 9, but it is not too bad.
Other Thoughts: The tee pads are just all right. They are concrete and are just an OK length. This is neither a plus or minus for this course. The fun factor for me was nice on the front 9, but the second nine was just OK. I enjoyed the beauty of the course. This is just an above average course for me and I enjoyed it enough that I will certainly play here again.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
WOW nice course
Pros: I love this course!!!! First 9 has some great elevation changes. Very scenic. Great bird opps on the first 9. First hole starts uphill which will warm up your arm nicely. The second hole has recently had some tree limbs cut which make it a lot easier than it used to be. Hole 3 is downhill through trees but is short and birdieable. Nice dog leg right on hole 4. Hole 5 is known as Bogey Hill and for good reasons. Way uphill and lotsa roots to prevent skipping. Hole 6 is nice flat and straight. Hole 7 is a dog leg left with a low hanging tree in the middle. Hole 8 is short, slightly wooded, and uphill. Bird city on this one. Hole 9 has a muddy tee area 90% of the time. Downhill dog leg right with trees right in front of you. Creek runs by 9 so watch your distance. Hole 10 is across the street and down the road a bit. Great time for a " smoke " break. Two tees for 10, pretty open with a few trees. Nice howler monkeys! Hole 11 has 2 tees also. Mainly open with little tree problems. Basket is placed between two close trees. Hole 12 is straight but there is a tree thas has been growing there for thousands of years right in front of you. Nice hyzer and it is birdie. Hole 13 is pretty straight and a small tree in the middle. Hole 14 is straight going back toward the river and a few trees. There are 2 tees for 15. One is throwing right over a creek with tree so there are a few disc hazzards there. The second tee is nice and short easy bird. Hole 16 is long with trees along your right. Overstable drivers can pose a problem sometimes. Hole 17 can scare some DGers. Lotsa trees and next to the Brazos. Overall not as scary as it looks. Hole 18 is long with thick wooded area to your right. One other tree in the fairway.
Cons: Very busy course at times, not really a con unless your in a rush.
Other Thoughts: Bang the chains!!!!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
One of my favs
Pros: Very fun course. First 9 short but loads of fun. Lot's of nice elevation changes and trees. The city keeps it up nicely. Lotsa birdie opps in the first 9. Great hit a squirell games can be played. Holes 10 thru 14 are pretty open giving you a chance to launch a bomb if you have one. 15 thru 18 have a nice skill level to them. The howler monkeys in the background of 10 thru 14 are nice.
Cons: Don't go close to dark. Crowded at times but that also gives you a chance to meet other DGers or " relax ".
Other Thoughts: Probally the most played course in Waco. Bang the chains!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun course! Great variety!
Pros: This course is stocked full of holes that have you shooting uphill and downhill and winding your disc through trees. There is a fantastic variety of holes offered on this course. The old area of the park looks like it has a lot of history as you can see old structures that the years have slowly decayed. There is a creek that runs around through some of the course. There was one hole where a make-shift soccer field was being played on right in the middle of our fairway. They were cool though and stopped their game to let us play through. 17 runs parallel to the Brazos river and has trees all the way down the fairway...very tough hole. If you play 17, pour some out for my lost flat top roc that is probably still moving slowly south in the Brazos river. This course has concrete tee pads, good baskets, and is easy to navigate except from holes 4 to 5 and from 14 to 15. You have to walk under the bridge to the newer park area to get from 14 to 15 and you have to walk past hole 10's tee across the street to get to hole 5. A lot of the holes are really short making for multiple birdie opportunites and some ace runs. There are still plenty of tough holes on the course to keep things interesting.
Cons: This course was pretty crowded when we played it. Large groups were good about letting us play through though. The course has recently been redone and is still in need of accurate sigs. The concrete tee pads have the hole number painted on them though so you can be sure you are in the right place. Distances would be a very nice addtion.
Other Thoughts: This is a very fun course to play. If you go to Waco, make sure you play this course and then head across the river to play the Beast on the east side for a much, much more challenging round of disc golf. (when it opens back up) Woodway park is also in Waco by the lake and is a fun course also.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
An Enjoyable Waco Course!
Pros: You'll need a variety of throws for this course. There's a nice mix of longer and shorter holes. Some elevation change. Watch the hole that runs along the Brazos River! Fade right and that disc ends up in the Gulf Of Mexico or wherever that river empties into to. Part of the course plays through the green, shaded picnic area and part plays through the rougher, less maintained part of the park. This part had some unique holes that challenge you.
Cons: Nothing specific comes to mind. Might get crowded sometimes in the picnic area part. These holes through the picnicking area were all fiarly standard.
Other Thoughts: It's worth a stop if your passing through Waco town.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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