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Uploaded By: Leo DeLaVega Hole #11 (Taken 1/2010)
3 / 396ft. Par / Distance:
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 Shawnee Park

1    8/6/2020   8/7/2020
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/8/2020
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Doesn't appear to get a lot of play, so unlikely to be crowded with disc golfers.
-- Restroom and water available at east end of park (past the 9/18 tee pads) near basketball court and pond.
-- Course maps available (near 6 and 9), but they are not accurate (see Cons).
-- Best hole is No. 3: 287 foot RHBH, slightly downhill as you get close to the basket with a big drop-off to a creek about 30 feet behind the basket.
Cons: -- Safety issues abound. The course loops around the property twice, leading to a lot of issues where a good tee shot on a hole would endanger someone on the tee or near the basket for another hole. Examples: 3 throws over the 4/13 tee pad; 12 tees 30 feet behind (and very slightly left) of the #3 tee; the tee shot on 5 goes over the 14 tee (around the trees, so hidden from view), and a good tee shot from 5 could easily hit someone putting of 14. In addition, most holes play more or less parallel to another hole, so a slightly errant shots puts someone on the other hole in danger.
-- No. 2 is incredibly boring: 194 feet straight with no obstacles of any kind.
-- 8 and 17 are the SAME hole except for different mandos: one requires you to go right of a tree in front of you; the other requires you to go left.
-- Tees are natural. Many have tree roots and are so rutted that the are unusable.
-- Tee signs only have the hole number. Distance and layout would be nice since a few baskets are not visible from the tee.
-- Baskets are old and have seen better days.
-- Parking lot is small.
-- An errant throw (or a kick off of a tree) on No. 1 could result in a disc hitting a car in the parking lot.
-- Poor flow. When you finish #1, you walk to the nearest (most logical) tee to discover that you are at #10. Your direct route from 1 basket to 2 tee takes you through the 10 fairway; 11 to 12 takes you through the 3 fairway; 9 and 18 fairways cross, although the maps do not show that. The maps show 9 and 18 being parallel, but the baskets have been switched for years (according to previous reviews), so this is no accident. The photos of individual holes (posted here 10 years ago) show the fairways crossing, so this has been an issue for a LONG time. The distances listed on the map appear to match the actual layout and not the design on the maps.
-- Walking path brings non disc golfers into play. When I played on a Thursday afternoon in August, I saw a lot more walkers than disc golfers.
Other Thoughts: -- The best feature here (creek) is underutilized. Other than No. 3, there is no real danger of reaching it.
-- This would be a better course as a 9-holer rather than 18. I would suggest using holes 10, 11, 3-8 and finish with 9 (according to the map, not the actual layout) to bring a few trees into play to guard that basket.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Shawnee #1

5+    6/6/2020   6/6/2020
Review By: MaxJal
Played: 121  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.7 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Open fields good beginner course but also a challenge for pros
Cons: So me have same tee for different holes.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Was so much better as 9

5+    10/22/2018   7/23/2019
Review By: DonJuanDeLaNooch
Played: 37  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 21.6 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a disc golf course.
Cons: 9 extra holes seemingly vomited onto a previously decent 9 hole course. Safety concerns. Terrible flow. Poor signage. Clueless pedestrians.

Dirt Teepads.

This course is simply God awful especially considering the fact that there are so many choices now close by that are superb. It's a waste of time. Drive 15 more minutes north to McKinney if In the area. Alex Clark and Towne Lake both blow this poor excuse for a course completely away.
Other Thoughts: This is the first course I ever played back in the early 2000's. It was nine holes then. It was very playable and made sense. Now it is 18. A total waste of 9 baskets. It's unsafe with poor flow and dirt teepads? Come on Plano really? As big a city as Plano is with such a great tax base there is no excuse for such a craptastic course. Thankfully I have great memories of this course before it was destroyed by good intentions. Play it you have to but don't say you weren't warned. It sucks.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Confusing And Cramped

1    4/18/2019   5/19/2019
Review By: Prafeston
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A couple nice holes that use the space well.
Cons: Bad Layout
Shared Tee Pads
Shared Fairways
Several boring holes
No Tee Box Maps
Other Thoughts: The other reviews have already covered everything. I lucked out and a local pulled up right after me or else I would have been lost. It's nothing short of a miracle they managed to cram 18 holes into this tiny park. Quite odd you have the front 9 kind of loop around and end way on the other end of the park and you basically have to walk back to hole one to start the back 9 and then again finish a ways from the parking lot. Never seen a course that had holes that literally shared the same tee pad!!! A couple nicely placed holes saved this course from being a complete dud. If you are in the area and only have time to play one course drive the extra little bit to play a better course. I would only play here if this was in my back yard.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A Few Good Holes But a Bad Layout Overall

5+    4/14/2018   10/8/2018
Review By: LeftyPower
Played: 33  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 34.1 Years
This review was updated on 10/11/2018
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good baskets
Some well designed designed shots
Easy to play if you want a quick round
Cons: Layout crisscrosses some some holes that make it confusing to navigate
Some baskets right next to other tees effecting play when others are out there
Lots of other non disc golf players in way
No concrete tees
Not much to a few of the holes
Other Thoughts: This is a small park course with some of the holes having a weird layout with the baskets and "tee pads" too close to one another. The flow of the holes also crosses over other holes which might confuse you as well but the tee areas are all well marked. I used to throw a quick lunch round out here when I worked in the area for several years but playing out here when there are more people playing or just using the park does effect your play. There is one hole next to a deep gully with a 25 foot cliff that you can throw your disc down into and I have a couple of times but never lost anything down there. There are a few good holes but there are just some generic open and flat ones that just aren't that great compared to average.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Alot of time and effort went into this course

1    3/11/2018   3/11/2018
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 169  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 19.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well maintained park
Each tee/basket is marked with it's number
Multiple course signs throughout the course
Some tees are used for multiple holes, nice to make the golfer aware
Great lines for each hole, makes you find your line
Only way to lose plastic would be a really errant shot
Cons: Course could use a few additional trashcans
Course needs concrete teepads and tee signs
The course basically plays as two loops around the park, would be nice if it was a little more spread out.
More parking would be nice, busy on weekends, multi use park in play
Other Thoughts: Overall, a quality park. I would definitely recommend this course if your in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Shawnee Park

1    6/30/2017   6/30/2017
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 196  Reviewed: 96  Exp: 15.1 Years
Pros: I like how there is a tee sign on every hole as well as a number on each basket. If the baskets weren't labeled you would have no idea where to throw as the course is cramped in a small section of the park. It also seems like the course has been updated since a few of the past reviews were written. There are multiple course maps throughout the park that really come in handy.
Cons: As stated in pretty much all the reviews below, there is not a solid flow to the course. Also, all the holes are really close together making it possible to thrown in on other golfers. There are no teeboxes just really worn dirt. I like the courses I play to have some variety and this course really favors RHBH.
Other Thoughts: Overall the course is a fun park with a terrible flow. I played the course in sets of 2. 2/11, 3/12, 4/13, 5/14, 6/15, 7/16, 8/17, 9/18. Since all the sets I just mentioned are really close together I would throw my drive from one teebox and drive from the other. This made for a very quick 18 holes. I was able to finish in about 45 minutes. The course is fun and worth the time if you are in the area.

 Double Looped Par

1    11/27/2016   11/29/2016
Review By: hotstang
Played: 415  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 11.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Several Course maps available. You'll need them.
Has baskets and are in pretty decent shape.
Has hole # markers.
Course is challenging.
Very Right hand friendly. If you like that.
Should be a quick round for locals.
Has a small parking lot for disc golfers.
Cons: Very poor flow.
Dirt tee pads are in very bad shape.
Nothing really telling you what side of the hole markers to throw from.
Several different baskets are used.
Hole 8 / 17 is very confusing. As far as mando or what.
Hole 9 and 18 is mixed up on the course map.
Very Dangerous.
Please watch out for pedestrian and other players.
Other Thoughts: Course is very poorly laid out.
Park has potential.
Park has more land available.
Has port a potty by hole 1.
Bathroom out past hole 9 and 18 tees.
Decent course but definitely not a destination course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad for what it is

2-4    9/25/2016   10/4/2016
Review By: 02sportytex
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Never crowded.
- Most shots are easy to navigate and make par
Cons: - The layout is really odd and makes no sense. It took me walking the course before starting to understand where the next basket would be. The tee next to the basket for hole 1, which makes sense to be hole 2 is actually hole 10. Hole 2 is way out after passing by hole 10 and 11.

- The tee "boxes" or worn out. No concrete pads and they "boxes" are dug out so bad you have to make your own spot in order to get a good drive.

- No map of the course available.

Other Thoughts: For a "course" that you can knock out in 1 hour, that is close to my house, it's great. Sadly, it seems like it was laid out by someone who really didn't think it through very well. It's also been forgotten, clearly pointed out by the poor tee boxes.

Something that would really help this is putting up a map of the course. If there was a map on the already gigantic sign talking about the rules of Disc Golf, the course would be higher in my book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/29/2016   7/29/2016
Review By: mikebushell
Played: 80  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice location, and great potential
Cons: The lay out is terrible, it's Very confusing, there are no maps/signs telling you where to start where to end, there are fairways that cross each other,and tee boxes right in front of baskets, tee boxes I front of each other,from one tee box you are looking at 3 baskets, I will not be playing this course again!!
Other Thoughts: Don't put a picnic table right beside a basket

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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