Pros: Great tee boxes
Very well laid out
Amazing variety of shots
Not too wooded but not too open
Good long and short holes
Cons: There are a few lights gotta be careful about
No signage to show route
6/15 is out in the woods, clears up but very rough conditions right out of the box.
Other Thoughts: This is a very awesome small little course out in a small town. Truly a hidden gem with great features. Will be going many more times, and hopefully there will be updates with signage.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: HUGE tee boxes
Benches on every hole
Hole number painted on tee box
Scenic 1930's WPA park
Cons: Tee signs are not in yet (polls are in place, but no signs)
Very muddy around #2/11 basket and on the fairway for 8/17 basket.
Very rough rough on 15, stay on the fairway
Other Thoughts: For a course with just 9 baskets, I was not expecting much. Town has under 1200 people and the park didn't look all that big.
you pull into the park next to a building. Gravel parking and hole 1's tee box is right next to the entrance. Huge tee pad with the basket over 300 foot near another entrance to the park. You have a wash and line of trees forcing a hyzer shot.
From there, the course just kept getting better.
In general, there are 2 tee boxes for each basket, in most cases, the tee's are a totally different look at the basket. Some of the tees are far apart like hole 9/18, they are 90deg from each other. totally different looks. Hole 15 is two totally different fairways cleared out of the rough. Only the last 150 ft are in common.
Several long shots, this is not a pitch and putt.
Most of the holes have some sort of elevation, although they are just small hills, but this is Texas, we take what we can get.
Would I play here again. Yes, I actually want to play this course again. It is not near a major highway, but if passing though, it is worth the spot. This course was built to bring people to the town, I think it is worth the stop.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
High aspirations, almost met
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Timpson Park has some great slopes and valleys throughout the property which are excellently paired with the open forest (as in, lightly wooded trees, no underbrush or rough). That may be my favorite environment to put a course. Timpson DGC offers some great lines, and usually a few options per hole without being wide open.
An obvious effort was put into making this park top notch. The tee pads are full size concrete, the baskets are great discatchers, there are no tee signs but there are posts by the pads which I assume tee signs will go on one day. The pads have the number painted on the back of them, so you still know where you are.
There are a couple par 4's across the park, but they stretch across the road, or along the park boundary, or just near some other hazard. It's not suuuuper dangerous, but if there's an event in the park it could be a problem.
Cons: What really bothers me is the 9 baskets for 18 holes thing. It's pretty much just one long and one short pad at a slightly different angle. You almost always end up with the same approach, or just a slightly different line from the partner tee of that basket.
That's really the biggest con. No tee signs really wasn't an issue, I was never confused about which basket to throw to, the course map is pretty accurate (though some distances felt SO Much longer than listed). But I feel cheated when expecting an 18 hole course and getting two similar 9 holers layered on top of each other.
Other Thoughts: Timpson could've had a great 4.0 9 hole course, on par or even better than Iron Spike in Palestine, TX. The parks have similar space and elevation, but each has their own advantages- Iron Spike does have 3 tee's per hole, each very unique and challenging. Timpson has great tee pads and top of the line baskets. Obviously someone had some money to put into the course, and it pays off.
This course is also kind of out in the middle of no where. Timpson isn't really close to any big city, it's pretty small (population under 1,200 as of this review), so I was so surprised to see this course done so well, and really designed by someone who knew what they were doing. I chose a 3 for the rating because it really is a good course. I only played 9 holes there (one of the tee's to each basket), and had a fun round. (I did look at the other tee's and just decided to play whichever was more fun for me). It was right on my way on my 400 mile road trip, and one of my favorite courses I've played on that drive.
oh, also the course directions on the home page are wrong. The two streets this site says the course is at the corner of is incorrect. Look at the pin on the map to find the course.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Join Disc Golf Course Review
for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In
to add a review.