General Lackluster Design
2 Helpful / 0 Not
+ Well-maintained course mostly follows a logical progression and requires only a few long walks between holes. Still, a map or good directions are recommended since #11-12's wooded holes are easily missed.
+ Several intimidating holes test players to throw near or over OB water.
+ Uncrowded and often empty.
+ Holes clearly marked by signs.
- A third of the course is flat and featureless, offering no challenging obstacles beside distance.
- Holes #3-6 provide tough challenges due to close proximity to pond and/or narrow, sloped fairways and greens from which discs often roll OB into water, especially for LHBH throwers.
- The four wooded holes (#7-8 & 11-12) are extremely narrow and short ace runs which would benefit from being combined together into longer, wider holes.
- Fairways for a third of the holes overlap sidewalks frequently in use by pedestrians.
- Inadequate signage tends to confuse players new to the course in determining the layout or where to begin.
- Several natural tees are uneven, especially #5-6 which slopes considerably towards the pond.
- Wild flower areas which are not mowed while in season crowd the fairways and greens of #5-6 & 15-16 with tall grasses which can be a nuisance to play through.
Course plays alongside three ponds, around two baseball fields, beside meandering sidewalks and through wooded creek banks on far east side of popular multi-use city park. Moore Road dead ends into park from surrounding neighborhood, leading to parking adjacent to #9 basket and #10 tee where front nine and back nine loops converge. Course layout forms a horseshoe around parking lot with tangents extending along sidewalks out toward ponds. Restrooms available nearby at recreation center located west of course.
Despite daunting water hazards on early holes #3-6, the overabundance of unimaginative longs plus the inclusion of paltry shorts makes this course feel monotonous after only one round; even more so with repeated plays. The few exceptions to the general lackluster design skew rather punitively with risky shots that heavily favor RHBH throwers and often prove more frustrating than challenging due to nearby threatening OB water from fairway to green.
Beginning players may feel overwhelmed by the OB water holes while experienced players may find the course lacking overall in variety and challenges. All will quickly tire of both repeatedly throwing uninspiring shots and fretting over losing discs in the pond despite best efforts and cautious play. I only recommend playing here for practice, to get in a quick round or as an occasional diversion.
Andrew Brown is a bit of a misnomer now as this course is actually located in Moore Road Park. Originally installed at Andrew Brown Park East in 1994 as a 9-hole course around ponds and a play area, the course was expanded, redesigned and eventually relocated farther east along Denton Creek to adjacent Moore Road Park which has its own entrance distinct from Andrew Brown Park East.
[Walk east from parking lot across road entering park towards sidewalk atop berm at southern end of 1st pond to #1 tee.]
#1 throws straight across sidewalks towards neighborhood.
[Long walk left along sidewalk across stormwater channel to #2 tee.]
*#2 is first of five consecutive holes along west side of 1st pond providing high risk vs. reward opportunities dealing with OB water hazard.
#2 throws straight past and across sidewalk back towards #1 between sidewalk on left and pond on right.
[Short walk to top of berm to #3 tee.]
#3 throws straight between sidewalk on left and pond on right.
[Long walk farther along berm past observation deck to #4 tee.]
#4 throws straight over water or left to avoid OB towards green surrounded by trees at edge of pond and just right of sidewalk.
[Walk left along sidewalk through trees to small observation deck and step down to #5 tee.]
*#5-6 both have narrow, sloped fairways with little room for error, the first playing very short and the second rather long.
#5 throws straight between trees on left and pond on right.
[Short walk further ahead to #6 tee.]
#6 throws straight between trees on left and pond on right.
[Walk left across sidewalk and left of bridge to #7 tee.]
*#7-8 return through woods to loop back towards parking lot.
#7 throws slightly left through woods.
[Short walk further ahead to #8 tee.]
#8 throws straight through woods.
[Long walk back along sidewalk through trees past #4's fairway to #9 tee.]
#9 throws straight across field towards parking entrance and between berm on left and #10 on right.
[Short walk right towards baseball field to #10 tee.]
#10 throws straight across field towards woods between baseball field on left and #9 on right.
[Walk straight across sidewalk and uphill into woods to #11 tee.]
*#11-12 are easily missed hidden uphill in woods, especially as #13 is clearly visible nearby and often mistaken for next tee.
#11 throws slightly right through woods.
[Short walk further ahead to #12 tee.]
#12 throws hard left through woods with deep creek nearby on right midway along fairway.
[Walk downhill across sidewalk to #13 tee.]
#13 throws straight between baseball field on left and sidewalk on right.
[Short walk further ahead to #14 tee.]
#14 throws straight between 2nd baseball field on left and sidewalk on right.
[Short walk left to #15 tee.]
#15 throws across sidewalk uphill towards woods with 2nd pond on left.
[Walk left downhill towards pond to #16 tee.]
#16 throws straight along hillside between sidewalk and pond on left and woods on right.
[Walk back along sidewalk past #16's fairway to #17 tee.]
#17 throws straight over water or left to avoid OB and across sidewalk toward baseball field.
[Walk right across sidewalk to #18 tee.]
#18 throws straight towards edge of 3rd pond on left.
[Walk left along sidewalk between baseball field and 3rd pond to return to parking lot.]
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pretty Nice park. Most holes to wide open.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great park. Most forest holes are short. Signs on each hole easy to find. Only water danger on front.
Cons: Forest holes are too short. Huge snake and 5-6 are overgrown and hard to find. To many holes near path with walkers/bikers
Other Thoughts: Park near baseball field.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A few challenging shot.
Good for practicing on distance or placement shots.
Also could be good for wind practice.
Water Hazards are a good and bad thing.
Most fairways are well maintained.
Cons: Very busy course.
Paths all through the course. Walkers/Riders/Joggers.
A few holes are very poorly designed.
Course needs a lot of TLC.
Baskets leaning, low and chains coming loose.
Hole 7's basket is missing.
Other Thoughts: Only played to add to my list.
Course has a lot of potential.
Hole 5 & 6 need to be rethought.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A few open holes to let a drive rip. Couple of holes in the woods that are different and unique. Severally holes for ace runs. Located in a huge park with lots of other activities to do.
Cons: Just overall awful course. Not taken care of at ALL. No tee pads on any hole. A couple holes didn't even have their basket. Way too easy to lose your disc in the pond. A couple holes are on the edge of the pond. No map or next tee signs so very easy to lose track of where to go. This course has potential I think, but doesn't seem like anyone cares to try and fix it up.
Other Thoughts: This is a course that I would stay away from. Make the extra dive time to another course. This park is mainly for walkers/bikers and baseball. Be smart and don't go for any holes near the water.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Somehow it was fun
Pros: Fun and funny shots.
Tests your focus.
Has some nice shots over water.
Cons: Easy to lose a disc in the big ponds.
No tee pads and a basket or two was missing on the short wooded shots.
Other Thoughts: The course simply needs work! Tee pads are a necessity.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
not that bad, just no fun
Pros: -16 1/2 baskets, 18 signs
-good use of the water hazards to create challenge (2-6, 15, 17, 18)
-lots of open holes good for driving practice
-a few wooded holes to change it up (7, 8, 11, 12)
-enormous park complex with everything you can think of
-holes 5 & 6 are a cool idea but the fairways are pretty narrow for the typical conditions here
Cons: -basket missing on 7, cage missing on basket 8
-no tees but space to throw near each sign
-wooded holes are gimmicky. very short, super thick woods, 2' fairways
-course flow is not so great. lots of backtracking and it's not obvious where to go after 4, 6, 8, or 10
(follow the walkway after 4, hole 5 is just ahead next to the lookout area on the right. after hole 6 go across the walkway to the woods on the other side to get to 7. after hole 8 go back out to the open field and after 10 head back into the woods for 11 & 12.)
-baseball fields are next to (part of) many fairways. probably have to skip 5 or 6 during game days
-walking paths and many pedestrians, many kids playing
-not too bad the day i played but apparently the wind gets crazy here. not worth the trouble on the water holes.
Other Thoughts: This course was not as bad as I expected it to be but maybe that is because the wind wasn't howling. The majority of the course consists of wide open holes in a field next to some baseball fields and two small lakes.
The water comes into play on 2-6 and 15, 17, & 18. This is the primary challenge besides raw distance. 5 & 6 are hyzers with the lake on the right with a narrow fairway sloping down to the water. Cool idea but they're REALLY narrow, seem to be eroding further, and are overgrown. Might be cool if they were in decent condition and not back to back.
7, 8, 11, & 12 are short wooded holes and while I appreciated the effort to change it up I personally found them gimmicky. Short and narrow is okay but not when there is literally only 2' of a path and it is overgrown.
The flow and layout is odd but surprisingly easy to navigate with the signs, apart from a few trouble spots. It's really easy to miss 11 & 12.
Overall, not a bad place to practice driving in an open field if it is not too crowded or windy. Not much in the way of obstacles, challenge, or fun but there is most of a course here.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Worst 17 1/2 in the Metroplex
Pros: Course does have some challenging shots. 4 holes border a lake. Two of those holes (90ft & 300+ft) have a landing areas less than 30 ft wide. When there is no little league practice, there is a big field you can use to break in new discs
Cons: If this course had 18 complete holes (some baskets are incomplete), I'd call it the worst 18 in the Metroplex. When you're not throwing your worst discs by the water, you're constantly having to negotiate an incredibly busy park. Unless you're looking for a constant source of annoyance, go somewhere else.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: ace runs. i've seen two aces in one round here.
Cons: snakes everywhere in the ponds. last time i saw 4 snakes in one round. last time ill ever play out there. boring course.
Other Thoughts: dont play here, go somewhere else.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
worst course in Texas
Pros: wide open area for power shots
Cons: easy to loose a disc on some holes, throws over baseball fields, too many pedestrians
Other Thoughts: this course is squeezed into a city park that is over-used. I only played it once and am never going back. literally had to throw around a lil league baseball practice. The only difficult shots were shots basically begging me to loose my disc in water or deep foliage.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
What is with the 1 ratings
1. Easy to nagivate.
2. Gives you great chance to work on your game without interference from obstacles like trees and creeks.
3. Has a few very unique holes (you will see them when you get to them).
4. Plenty of parking, and i do mean plenty.
Cons: 1. Couse has no real substance to it. I can see they tried to make the couse more appealing, but did not do a good job.
2. They tried to get cute with some of the holes, but all it cuases is some doubt for beginners to throw.
3. Some of the holes are not mowed or trimmed which makes it difficult to play. (since two of the holes are along a big pond).
Other Thoughts: There should not be any ratings of a 1 in my opinion (on any course). Everyone wants disc golf to pick up. These cities make an attempt to put some disc golf goals and tees in, why would you bash them because you dont like the course. If you a disc golf snob, why play this course, then give a bad review. You could have read the reviews and not gone here in the first place.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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