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 Da Branch

5+    4/17/2009   5/21/2009
Review By: sam_puck
Played: 21  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 15.8 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great variety of shots. Quick course. Multiple tee boxes.
Cons: Tee boxes are terrible. Not mapped out well. Tee boxes suck.
Other Thoughts: This is a great short course with many types of shots. With a little work it could be superb.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fantastic starter course!

2-4    6/13/2009   5/20/2009
Review By: shawn_l
Played: 29  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 8.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/20/2009
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a beautiful little park, and just blocks from I-35. A small creek runs through over a stone bed, so you can see into the creek and even walk in it without it being muddy. There is shade available but the course is wide open. The holes are varied and fun.

THIS IS A BEGINNERS' COURSE. I've seen some of the reviews on here and this course gets knocked for being too simple. It's not meant to be high level. For what it is, it's spectacular. Most newbie courses are in a flat, open park. This has 2 blind shots, water in play, some elevation changes, and a couple of tight teebox shots.

It's very good for beginners, but also a great approach and putt course for experienced players. I never got out anything over a midrange, but I had a ton of fun and practiced a lot of useful shots.

There are alternate tees available to add a touch of distance, but the original boxes are well placed. It was very easy to navigate and just a relaxing, enjoyable round.
Cons: The teepads are loose gravel and some of them are pretty easy to take a fall on.
Other Thoughts: It's fun practicing bombing it out there 400 feet, but how often do you actually throw that in a round? It's the 100 foot approach on uneven footing, or the uphill 25 foot putts we know we need to practice and don't. This course lets you do just that in a fun way.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Beginners Requiem

5+    4/16/2009   4/17/2009
Review By: ttraut
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 10.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Condition, welcoming for beginners, great place to practice your mid-game and putts. can be played by yourself in about 25-45 mins. Every hole has alternate(longer) tee boxes that the regulars have created to make it a little more fun and some have some decent distance.Great signs, theyre just in yards instead of feet.
Cons: The course is very short, the alternate boxes should be designated a color and be worked-in the course map/tee distances. Some peeps get mixed up on which basket to shoot at when playing 3 and 7.
Other Thoughts: Great quickie course for a busy day or to rack-up a quick warm-up round before you go play one of the many bigger courses i.e.-Old Settlers or Pease

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    2/22/2009   2/22/2009
Review By: biggio1
Played: 39  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 11.7 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A very quick play with not much traffic. A great beginner course. A nice sometimes wet creek. A mid range course. Great wind practice course.
Cons: Short and short and did I say short. Some bad tees.
Other Thoughts: There are some dual tees to make up for the lack of distance.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good beginner course

5+    2/4/2008   10/11/2008
Review By: Dude
Played: 217  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 18.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great for beginners. This is a good course to hone your game as a new player or an amateur looking to move towards midrange usage. Provides for a nice variety of shots and is a good transitional course from beginner to amateur players.

Well manicured course in the north central Austin area. If you're looking for a quick round and you're in the area, this would work.
Cons: Very dull for anyone intermediate on up...and maybe some amateurs.

There are some water hazards on a most holes so it may be a little tough for beginners, though amateur players will probably enjoy these.
Other Thoughts: Better than the Lutheran Church course. I'd probably put it on par with Zilker though it does provide some hazards that Zilker doesn't have. But for some reason I enjoy the Zilker course a little more.

As stated before, it's all about ace runs and birdies for anyone who's played for a while.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 North Austin Neighborhood Nine

5+    9/16/2008   7/18/2008
Review By: sidewinding
Played: 81  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 10 Years
This review was updated on 11/5/2008
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is a birdiefest.

There is a creek that can be a factor on 7 holes. The creek is usually to your right or left so stable discs will keep you out of the water.

Hole #4 and #6 are blind right curves.

Hole #5 is super short (150' posted) but there is a steep drop-off just to the left of the basket. If you "run it" and miss, your disc will naturally fade down into the shallow creek.

Hole #7 is blind over a dam.

Hole #3 and #8 share the same tee pad on top of the dam.

It has some excellent signs if you don't mind distances in yards instead of feet. You can work on your math while playing.
Cons: The crushed granite teepads aren't the greatest for traction, but better than dirt holes.

The ranges are very short. You can play the entire course with a Roc. Most locals play from longer alternate tees which have numbers painted on bricks and rocks in the ground.

All 9 holes are wide open. Some more trees would really take it this course to a "whole...nutha...leva".

Holes #5 and #6 are on the other side of Wells Branch Parkway which can get hard to cross when it's busy. Most people cross the street but you can go through a tunnel if you cross the creek after hole #4.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great little course and is good for a quick disc golf fix. Alot of people play here during lunch hour every day with Dell, IBM, and Samsung all within minutes.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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