12 Helpful / 2 Not
A wide open 9 holes.
Pros: Very open layout for big forgiving drives. Looks to be an old links style golf course feel, so most holes have a minor elevation change near the pins - enough to challenge a person. Good length with driveable holes, but no real gimmies.
The course is very trimmed, and the baskets and grass tees are in great shape.
BEST HOLE/S: #1
The tee marker on hole five is damaged, and you had better play with someone who knows the course if you plan on playing alternates. Since we didn't print a course map off the website, we ended up skipping five, and couldn't find the bricks.
Such an open course - a person will feel the breeze coming off the coast. No water, (which can be a pro or con), but this feels like it could be a sister course for people tired of playing TC Jester
. Less trees, but 6-9 feel exactly the same. I still believe TC Jester is better, but this is still a course worth your time.
WORST HOLE/S: #2
If your playing The LINKS at Quail Valley
a couple of miles away, and getting progressively angrier as I was, then recharge yourself by playing this course. This is also the "man, there is a lot of wind, so the LINKS would kill me" alternative.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: Fun and really nice looking course. Rolling hills, and trees make this a nice looking course. Fun to play
Cons: Not real long. Kind of hard to find with out good directions. Not real long.
Other Thoughts: I only have played this course twice, but both times were fun. A great course off the beaten path. One of the nicest courses I have ever seen.
7 of 21 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 1 Not
Great little course
Well maintained course; routinely mowed. Baskets in good shape. Grass tee boxes typically are firm. Great tee signs with diagrams of each hole's layout. Virtually no pedestrian interference. Good use of the sparse trees to make the holes interesting. All the baskets are on small hills to make putting a bit more challenging.
There's an "alternate nine" configuration you can play that increases the difficulty, challenge, and fun factors on the course. The tee locations are marked with small white bricks. But you'll need the map posted here on DGCR to find them.
From the main nine tees it's not the most challenging course; Advanced players will be bored. Low lying areas can get soggy after rains, but there are foot bridges to cross the lowest areas and these are typically off fairway areas.
After the Hurricane Ike tee sign #5 lost it's metal course diagram and it hasn't been replaced since.
This was the first professionally designed course in the Houston area.
Only hole #4 offers a significant chance of losing a disc over the barbed wire fence into the cow pasture. The pin placement for #5 can be tough to see for first timers: look far to the left, about ten o'clock from the teebox.
In Summer 2008 the Birdshot guys
cleaned and painted the tee signs. Much nicer looking now. They also installed blue brick Alt tee markers.
You will occasionally have to contend with a ball golfer using the area around basket #9 as a driving range.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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