The Colony, TX 
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Uploaded By: Pizza God Hole #4
3 / 233ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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it is what it is

1    8/22/2021   10/17/2021
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1372  Reviewed: 439  Exp: 35 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: it has 6 baskets?
Some of the tee's are marked?
Cons: Baskets are rough, starting to fall apart
Tee's are marked with rocks and some have been moved to the wrong spots like someone took it upon themselves to redesign the course.
Other Thoughts: This is just a little 6 hole course in front of a Middle School. it's not a course to get out and play, it is considered a practice type of course for a reason.

For that, this is a good spot when school is not in session to practice/ you have some decently open area with enough tree's to make it interesting. No one is going to bother you either in that nothing other than the parking lot is nearby.

Would I play here again? Well, if I lived in The Colony, I might go here to work on a shot or play with a new discs, but no, Even though this is only a few miles from my house, I will never be stopping here again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Griffin Middle School

5+    10/23/2021   7/13/2019
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/23/2021
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Short with a few obstacles but a nice practice area.
-- Good place for total newbies or kids learning the game.
-- Someone showed some ingenuity by making single-chain baskets into double chains with some metal carabiner clips and additional chain.
Cons: -- Baskets that were in bad shape in July 2019 have been repaired. On No. 2, the post was completely broken, and the basket was lying on the ground. No. 4 was learning badly, and the post appeared to be broken or about to break. All are now in good shape.
-- The "tee" pads aren't really tee pads. The stones mentioned in the previous review are mostly there, but they appear to be moved sometimes (perhaps whoever mows). On a previous visit, all of the tee marking stones appeared to be in place excpet for No. 5. Now, the stones for 5 are present, but 1 and 2 are not.
-- Navigation is not good, which is troubling for a six-hole course where all of the holes are in a mostly open field between the school building and the main road (North Colony Boulevard). The holes are short enough (my not big-armed playing partner threw putter off the tee on five of the six holes the first time I played the course) that numbering the baskets would take care of most of that problem.
-- Some baskets and tees are too close together. Nos. 3/4 are the worst example.
-- No benches, trash cans or restrooms.
Other Thoughts: -- If you turn left into the school from North Colony Boulevard as soon as you pass the police station, etc., drive all the way to the end of the parking lot (south). The first "tee" is just on the other side of the bushes but does not play to the closest basket; that is No. 6. No. 1 is the basket farther away and closer to the driveway on the left. The course basically plays a clockwise loop around the field with No. 6 teeing from the middle of the field.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 This is the course to get an ACE

1    12/9/2018   12/10/2018
Review By: ivanhenson
Played: 575  Reviewed: 196  Exp: 11.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very short right in front of school. Every hole you can go for an Ace.
Good baskets
Well maintained grounds
Cons: Very very short holes
Not open during school
Other Thoughts: This is just a pitch and putt little course if your in the area or teaching a newbie this is a fun little course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    6/30/2018   7/4/2018
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 196  Reviewed: 96  Exp: 15.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are 6 holes between the school and the street. This course is short with limit obstacles but a nice practice area.

Contrary to the previous reviews there are tee markers. They are number on rocks. There are two rocks roughly 3-4 feet away from each other that will have the number listed on it. The first hole is right by the driveway and parking lot behind the bushes shooting towards one of the holes under the larger tree. The second teeing area is to the west of the first basket, shooting directly ahead. The third teeing area is directly to the left of the 2nd basket and so on. The course makes a short loop that is easy to navigate with the 6th tee right in the middle of the field shooting back to the basket on the left closest to the parking lot under the tree.
Cons: Not much of a challenge here but that isn't the purpose of the course. The baskets are single chained but are good enough for the shorter distances this course is. Navigation could be a little bit easier but if you read what I posted above it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice area to work on some upshots and putting if you live close by. This course is perfect for its intensions, getting kids exposed to the game. We always talk about growing the sport and providing an unchallenging, safe area for kids is perfect. The course is easy enough where kids won't get discouraged and gives them a good starting point before they can explore better courses.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nothing more than 6 baskets on campus

1    3/10/2018   3/25/2018
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 169  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 19.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The area has 6 baskets.
No concern for being busy other than playing during school hours
A couple mature trees to create some difficulty
Cons: No teepads or markers to start from
Not the highest quality of baskets
Nothing more than just some baskets in a field
Other Thoughts: Not much there. Easy for course baggers, nothing more than that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 (formerly) a decent practice space

1    9/3/2017   9/5/2017
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 348  Reviewed: 287  Exp: 15.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/27/2019
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -6 solid baskets, not sure the manufacturer but they say "catch 21" on the poles
-lots of grassy space and a few medium sized trees
-plenty of options for playing basket to basket or other safari routes
-a great place to practice if you live nearby the school
Cons: **update**
supposedly, there are tees now that are marked by rocks

-no tees so no official layout, though it does appear something is listed on Udisc (not a smartphone user so i don't know)
-not much to work with here in terms of obstacles
Other Thoughts: ***Update***
There are supposed to be numbered rocks indicating the tees here now. It gives you the shortest, most boring, unimaginative layout possible but I guess it works for kids. So it's technically a course not a practice area now but with the baskets falling apart, we'll see how long it remains anything at all.

Griffin Middle School has 6 baskets in the field directly in front of the school and honestly, it makes a better practice area than it does a course. So perhaps it's for the better there are no designated tees and no official layout. The holes wouldn't be much fun or challenging so just pick an obstacle and a basket to practice throwing specific lines. There are 2 baskets on each end of the area and 2 in the middle so you can practice shorter or slightly longer shots.

This would be a fantastic place to practice if you happen to live very close to the school. I would love to have this in my neighborhood. Hopefully it will be an introduction to disc golf for the students here. Otherwise it is fodder for course baggers.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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