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Pros: Has Potential
Basket for hole 1 and 9 is a lightweight practice basket
Cons: Basket for 2 and 8 is lopsided
Basket for 3 and 7 is home made and not a bad job
Basket for 4, 5, and 6 is all but destroyed thanks to flooding
Grass does not get mowed on this side so it was waist high around hole 1/9
I only found markings for 3 or 4 of the holes tee boxes.
Even the UDisc map was wrong on hole 7, found it by chance.
Other Thoughts: I have only tried to play one course in worse shape than this one.
These 9 holes using 4 baskets are in part of the park that is not maintained by the city, or by the person who built it.
Hole one has you throwing from the park side of the bayou over to the other side. You then have to either cross the railroad bridge or wade thought the 2ft deep creek to get to the basket.
I can not understate how high the grass was on the other side. It took me 15 min to find my disc in grass waist deep 15 ft from the basket.
For hole 2, you walk down the bayou to tee off for hole 2, I did manage to find a blue stake, but don't know which hole it was for, it was laying down. Hole 2's basket is lopsided. Bicycle wheel holds the chains.
From there you go into the woods. Hole 3 has an overgrown fairway, but the tee is marked and you can throw the hole.
Now comes the fun park, I spent a good 30 min looking for #4, my GPS was WAY off for some reason trying to use the UDisc app. I finally found the basket and managed to find a knocked down blue stick behind a wash. Nice hole down the creek with very stagnate water to the right of the basket.
Oh, that is if you could call this a basket, the flood waters has destroyed this basket used for holes 4, 5, and 6.
I tried for another 20 min to find the tee markers for hole 5, I finally gave up and threw a nice shot down along the creek bed.
Hole 6 throws from on top of the hill in the woods, it is marked with blue stakes, but I don't know what the fairway is suppose to be, it is totally overgrown. I threw a grenade over it and parked the hole. It is short.
UDisc has the tee for 7 on the fairway for 6, however when trying to get over to hole 7's basket (same basket as hole3) I came across the stakes way away from the UDisc map. Overgrown again, but I hit a small hole and parked it.
Hole 8, is suppose to follw the path from 3's tee to 2's basket. The path has a very low ceiling and is almost unplayable. I could not find any tee markers so I threw from the #3 tee area. Only a 150 ft hole, but I still took a 4 and my only bogie.
Hole 9 I think tee's from the same spot as hole 2, longer hole with all very high grass. It took some time to find my first show and a while to find my upshot.
did I mention that every time you stop, the mosquitoes swarm you? I have never seen them this thick anywhere.
Oh, and don't try to use a cart. Between the high grass and the hills in the woods, I just carried my mid range and putter in the woods.
Would I play here again?
Hell no, not unless the grass is mowed and the fairways are cleared in the woods. Even then, the holes in the woods are pitch and putt and while interesting, not really worth the trouble of getting over to the course.
I wasted over an hour trying to play this course.
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Nice Change up from TC Jester
Pros: The one major pro for this course is that it adds six true wooded and elevation holes, something that is hard to find in Houston. I especially enjoyed hole 3 as it had about a 25' elevation drop on a really short hole.
I also enjoyed hole 1 as it was another bayou crossing, similar to how hole 4 at the TC Jester course is its signature hole.
Navigation was not too tricky. Using the map on DGCR proved to be very helpful. There are small plastic poles that are stuck in the ground for tee signs.
The nine holes play to four baskets, three of which are homemade. I had only played on one homemade basket (Erickson-Payne Course) and it is garbage. The three homemade baskets at this course are not bad, obviously not as good as the Chainstars found on TC Jester course, but you do not really need to worry about putting. They remind me a lot of Lightning baskets.
Cons: The course is still really rough at points. The first and last few holes that play along the bayou are not as well manicured as the other side of the park, but that is to be expected as it is a part of the park that is not used at all.
The course is meant to be played after hole 16 on TC Jester, but it just doesn't flow too well. You have to walk the entire length of the 17th fairway to get to the first tee on Coyote Crossing and then once you throw your disc, you have a pretty treacherous walk up and across the train tracks to get to the rest of the course. Then once you get done playing, it is another long walk back to the 17th tee. There is also no easy way to just play these nine holes by itself as there is no nearby parking.
Other Thoughts: These holes were fun to play, and a cool addition to a course that is very open and long. It brings tight and technical to a city that lacks it. It reminds me of Mason Park in some ways.
If I come to play TC Jester, I would definitely not play this course each time, as it is a bit out of the way. Still, by playing this, you can get 30 unique holes in. I recommend at least trying this side of the bayou out.
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