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Helping Hand / Accessible Courses?
« on: March 11, 2012, 04:08:52 PM »
Check out this site:  www.dgcoursereview.com

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Questions & Comments / new diskgolf course
« on: March 11, 2012, 04:07:41 PM »
Have you tried Mac Greggor Park? Its just up the road from Mason, and has 21 holes. Its in the park behind U of H

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Questions & Comments / new diskgolf course
« on: March 11, 2012, 04:06:37 PM »
Quote from: anthony faustino
yes hello my name is Anthony, well im not that new to the game so i always go play around houston,but the problem is the distance i have to drive just to go play. the closes one is mason park,but only 9 holes which isnt really worth it. i stay on the east side off highway 90 and wallisville,the closest park that huge enough to put 18 holes is Herman brown park. so i really be glad if the park owners can put some disc golf courses over here please. Herman brown park is a great place to play the game. some much trees to give a challenge. their just building nonsense stuff at that park.


you need to contact the Houston Flying Disc Society and they can help  www.hfds.org

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There is a new course off Telge Rd near Hwy 290 called Texas Army Trail. Also, look up Spring Valley , that is also a solid course to play

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Course Ratings and Reports / Tom Bass Park Course
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:44:30 AM »
Quote from: Jim Marks
The DGHou map shows two courses, 18 baskets each, at Tom Bass Park. I could only find one, are there really two, or did they just rename the one that was there, at some point?

Anyway, I tried to play through these 18 baskets.

There are no tee surfaces at all, and so next to every tee marker is a huge puddle because the ground is worn into a hollow where everyone throws.

There is only one set of tees per basket and some of the distances are really quite long for amateur players.

Most of the tees are missing distance indicators.

None of the baskets have any kind of high visibility material which makes finding them from the tee difficult as many are behind, next to or amongst trees. In many cases you can\'t see the basket number either and many of the baskets are quite near each other making it hard to know where you\'re aiming.

Basket #11 is mis-labeled #13 and is much farther away than the distance on the tee indicates.

Tee #12 is leaning against a tree.

Both tee and basket #17 seem to be missing entirely.

That being said, this course is a surprising mix of wide open long shots and very tight amongst the trees type shots. There is even one pond you have to clear for both the drive off tee #4 and the approach for #18. Much more varied than MacGregor\'s 18 links that\'s for sure. Although not nearly as well maintained.

This could be a REALLY nice course if some funding could be scrounged up to put in proper tee surfaces (like they have at MacGregor Park for example) and maybe even at least two sets of tees (if not three, like they have at MacGregor Park) and to relabel everything and to paint the baskets orange or something.

But as it stands, unless this is your closest option and you really hate driving, don\'t bother.


That course is in need of some serious TLC. You are better off playing Agness Moffit or some of the other courses in the area that are better marked. There are two courses out there.

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Other Courses / River Grove Park In Kingwood
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:42:14 AM »
Quote from: Lefty
I play the river grove park often and havent had any trouble the k sticker non sense.
I honestly think they just keep an eye on the boating area.

I\'ve paid attention to the maintenance on the coarse and have always pitched in with picking up any litter and dropping it off in the nifty container.

I\'m all for art out there but i would like to see some of the offensive graffiti removed.

but out of all the coarse I\'ve played this one has to be the one i have the most fun on. Everyone i\'ve met on it are of friendly nature.


You should also check out the new one they just built off Aldine-Westfield and FM1960 called Timber Lane. Fun and very challeging 9-hole course through woods out there.

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Other Courses / Agnes Moffitt Park
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:40:21 AM »
Quote from: James
I played there in August of 2009 and it was there then. A friend and I checked out a few courses in the area and this was by far the best one. I don\'t remember exactly how many baskets there were, but I\'m pretty sure it was close to 18. There was even a course map which laid out where all of the baskets were.

Its still there. Its the oldest disc golf course in the Houston area

Check out dgcoursereview.com for more courses and info for the Houston area

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Questions & Comments / Anyone here?
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:38:20 AM »
Quote from: Yeager39
Just moved here from St. Louis and found this page. Is it active still? Looking for people to throw with in the Sugar Land or close areas. Is there a Field Club or any leagues?
Thanks

Here is the site for the local Houston area club

hfds.org

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Other Courses / River Grove Park In Kingwood
« on: September 25, 2010, 09:36:47 PM »
Yea, they announced that at the last tournament, and I think its crap. I am sorry you had such a bad experceince, and I hope you will come back and try some of the other courses.

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Helping Hand / Scenic courses?
« on: August 28, 2010, 06:47:39 AM »
Jack Brooks Park is nice down in Hitchcock. There is two courses in one park. Also, Miramar Park and Taylor Lake Village in Sea Brook are also nice.

I like playing River Grove Park in Kingwood just north of the city.

Jim Mazola Park has great views of Downtown Houston

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Houston Course Directory / New Houston Course Directory
« on: August 02, 2010, 03:49:27 AM »
Quote from: dgadmin
I took a look and it was showing 35 courses. A lot more than 2.


I don\'t know what link you are using, but when I click on the link all I see is Agness Moffit, and a couse in the woodlands on the map. Thats it.

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Houston Course Directory / New Houston Course Directory
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:23:38 PM »
Quote from: dgadmin
The Disc Golf Course Directory Map has been updated, There are now 36 courses listed for the Houston area.


Your map needs to be updated. Its only showing two courses

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Spring Valley / Sping Valley, great course with Pro Shop
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:17:12 PM »
If you have never played Spring Valley, its worth the drive. Its a great , privately owned course, that has a very well stocked Pro Shop , that is open 7 days a week. They have discs that you can\'t find at Academy.

Since it is private, it does cost to play, but its only $3.50. Plus, they also sell sodas, water , and snacks.

This course is not for beginners, but if you have been playing for at least 6 months or more, give Spring Valley a try.


Here is a link with pictures and directions:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=1858

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Other Courses / River Grove Park In Kingwood
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:56:16 AM »
Quote from: Rocky
The course at River Grove Park in Kingwood is listed on here as public.  However, that is not exactly true.  You have to be a resident of Kingwood in order to visit the park and play the course, and you have to have a special sticker on your car indicating that you are a Kingwood resident.  Please change your directory to indicate that this course is not open to the whole public.  I was very excited to find a public course in my area, but now I can\'t even go to it.


I have played Kingwood for years. I have played out there well over 120 times and never had a problem,and I dont live in Kingwood. You only have to have a sticker on your car, if you are towing a trailer or boat. Last time I was there, the signs saying that you will get towed have been taken down all together.  
Its not a course for the faint of heart, it is a hard course, but its fun.

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Taylor Lake Village / Great place to play
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:54:10 AM »
Taylor Lake Village is a nice course located just down the road from NASA. If you are in the area, check out this great course. Here is a link to the course page:

http://tlvdgc.org/

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Questions & Comments / Tomball Courses
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:48:34 AM »
Quote from: TimLozanoRecordings
Does anyone know if there are any courses in or around the Tomball area that are not listed on the map?

The closest one to Tomball, is south of Tomball on Hwy 249@ Spring Cypress. Its called Windwood Presbyterian Church. If you play during the week, before 5pm, you must register at the Church Office. Here is a link to the course with pics, and directions. Its one of the best courses in Houston:


http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=3634

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Questions & Comments / Anyone here?
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:43:57 AM »
Quote from: Mindfilled
Wow, this message board is old! Does anybody post here anymore?

I just moved to Houston from NC, just over a month ago. While in NC, I developed a strong interest in the game. Charlotte has some beautiful courses. Anyway, now that I\'m here...I would like to meet some people to get out and throw some discs with. Throughout this week, I\'ve been playing at Agnes Moffitt every afternoon...and have seen practically no one out there. Where is everybody playing at?

Is there anything like a Houston Disc-Golf Association that I could join? I would like to get into some league play, or perhaps a few tourneys.


Enter you zip code at the bottom of the page of this link, and it will give you a list of courses in the Houston area with pics, and directions. There are about 40 courses in the greater Houston area:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/browse.php

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Oak Meadows / Oak Meadows is Private
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:42:28 AM »
That happened a couple of years ago. A huge party was thrown out there by some non-disc golfers and the disc golfers got blamed for the trash and noise, so that was it if you don\'t live there.

You have to play out there with a resident.

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Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock / Photos of the New Course
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:40:22 AM »
The new course is complete except for tee markers. Its a fun course to play though

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Other Courses / Basket is back at Bear Branch
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:24:12 AM »
The #7 basket that was stolen at Bear Branch has not been re-installed. The course is now complete again. If you have not had a chance to play this great course, come on out. Its very dry right now, with the lack of rain we have had.

For those of you visiting North Houston, check out Bear Branch. Its off of Research Drive in the Woodlands. Its called the Bear Branch Sports Complex across the street from Bear Branch Park.  Also a great course for Novice players.

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Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock / How is this course?
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:20:18 AM »
I played in the tournament at Brooks on May 3rd. I had a blast. Great course. I can\'t wait to play there again.

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Other Courses / River Grove Park In Kingwood
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:18:47 AM »
There will be a tournament at Kingwood on Aug. 9th. Details to come.

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Course Ratings and Reports / Course Reports - Post \'em here!
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:15:44 AM »
There is going to be a tournament at Agnes Moffit Park on June 14th. Please come and join the fun. You can register up to June 10th at this website:

http://www.titledisc.com/eventDisplay.php?eventid=325

I am playing in this tournament and I hope to see you there as well. If you never have played in a tournament, this is a nice easy course to try. They are a lot of fun.

Phil

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Questions & Comments / No Permit for Kingwood Course
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:10:14 AM »
By the way, just a little FYI. There is going to be a tournament at the Kingwood course on August 9th, 2008. I will forward register details as I get them.

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Questions & Comments / No Permit for Kingwood Course
« on: April 12, 2008, 07:56:28 AM »
The map says you have to have a \"Parking Permit\" for the Kingwood course. That is only if you are towing a boat trailer. If you are playing the course you are OK. I have played this course 25 times with no problems.

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Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock / How is this course?
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:30:08 PM »
How is the second course coming along at Jack Brooks? I have heard it is nearing completion.

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Course Ratings and Reports / Course Reports - Post \'em here!
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:27:46 PM »
Quote from: SpringGolfer
I play in The Woodlands/Spring area and the two best parks here are Bear Branch and McDade. Bear Branch can be a very challenging course for intermediate players and McDade has a nice level of play for most players. Both are fairly busy on weekends but if you can make it during the week it\'s dead. I highly recommend both of these 18 holes.
Don\'t forget about Terramont Park. A fun course that plays up and down a large hill.

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Course Ratings and Reports / Course Reports - Post \'em here!
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:26:43 PM »
I would say if you are looking for something different try the Kingwood course in River Grove park.  Its a heavily wooded course and each shot takes some thought or you will be hitting some trees. Great course on a windy or hot day because the trees make huge shade over the whole course. Be careful out there as there are some snakes and spiders on the course.
A new course map and sign has been posted at the course .  Its also a great place to have a picnic next to the river.

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Other Courses / Spring Valley Disc Golf Couse
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:22:19 PM »
Spring Valley is not a good course to take beginners to. Next time I would suggest McGregor near U of H or Bear Branch in the Woodlands.  Kingwood, and Pasadena are also good beginner courses. I think the best beginner course in Houston is the TC Jester course.

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Other Courses / Burke/Crenshaw Park on Burke Road
« on: April 04, 2008, 03:22:17 PM »
They are working on making some improvements to the course because there is going to be a tournament there soon.

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Other Courses / River Grove Park In Kingwood
« on: April 04, 2008, 03:21:00 PM »
Just want to invite everyone to try out the Kingwood course. We have made some improvements up there, and we now have a sign with a map and the boy scouts have been making some improvements to the course. Email me if you never have played the course,and I can meet you up there and play a round with you. Its a very different courses with lots of trees.

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Visiting Houston / Nottingham park, west side
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:58:29 AM »
How is this course looking since all the rain we have had lately?

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Questions & Comments / Bad Weather/ Anyone playing???
« on: July 23, 2007, 05:42:41 PM »
Quote from: willdogg
I am new to disc golf and would really enjoy being around some more experienced players. I realize this time of year can lead to miserable golf with the mud, sun, and mosquitoes.
Any recomendations of where and when I might be able to find some other players??
I am in the Clear Lake area, played Jack Brooks(mud), Miramar(pretty fun), and wilmont. And I have yet to see any other players except me and a buddy.

thanks,
Willie
Hey Wille, I would be willing to meet and play with you some time. I have been playing for a little over a month. Just got my brother into it last weekend. He is now hooked. I have been wanting to play Jacks Brooks again, I just hope its not as muddy this time. I also played Sea Brook last weekend. Let me know. I check this site about every three days.

Phil in Humble.

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Questions & Comments / Lost Disc at Agnes Moffit Park
« on: July 23, 2007, 05:39:06 PM »
My brother lost a white Cheetah on hole number 9 about half way to the basket. Really wet and muddy and we lost it in the water under the tree. If you see it please call me. The number should be on the disc.

Phil

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Questions & Comments / Retailers Open on Sunday
« on: July 23, 2007, 05:34:06 PM »
Quote from: Matthew Schwartz
Does anyone know any retailers open on Sundays?  Rick\'s Dart and Games is closed and there is always Academy but there discs are kinda lousy.
Play It Again Sports is open on Sunday. Decent selection of new and used Disc. They have some use disc as low as $3.50.

Also there is a Disc Golf Pro Shop as Spring Valley Disc Golf Course in Spring.

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Miramar Park, Seabrook / Miramar Park
« on: July 15, 2007, 08:21:57 PM »
My brother and I drove in from Humble today to play at Sea Brook. We just felt like a road trip. Interesting course. Very tight in some areas. I think I need to work on my game before I play here again. I enjoyed it though. I live very close to the Kingwood course, so that is where I do most of my playing. Anyone headed this way to play Kingwood, drop me an email and I will meet you out there and play with you.
veryhumble@yahoo.com
Just put \"att. Phil Regarding disc golf.

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I tried to play at Crenshaw park yesterday . Holes 1 - 4 not bad, but a little muddy because of all the rain. The baskets for 5 and 6 are gone and the area is very over grown. Lost one disc in the grass, and took my 30 minutes to find it. My friend lost a \"roadrunner\" in the same area and we never found it. It looks like it was a nice course at one time, because it has great signage and the tees were well marked, but the course is very overgrown with missing baskets. Don\'t waste your time going down there like I did. Sad. Looked like a nice short course.

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Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock / How is this course?
« on: July 06, 2007, 05:17:31 PM »
I played there last Sunday. Very wet and muddy. I don\'t think it will be playable again till we get at least 2 weeks of Sunshine.

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Questions & Comments / NEW PARK IN KINGWOOD SHOWS PROMISE
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:35:59 PM »
Quote from: the van man
if you are looking for something a little different in youre game other than open doglegs and easy fairways then you have got to check out River Grove Park in Kingwood. It is unusually set in deep woods with few to no open throws. Unlike youre average open grass course, almost every approach requires a skillfull toss around some low lying bend of trees, sometimes with little or no sight of the chains. Not for begginers. Check it out!!!!

                                                            PEace
                                                                   the van man

p.s. let me know what you think if you get a chance to check it out.
I live in Humble so this is the closest course to my home. I played there for the first time this afternoon and had a great time. Challenging course , and fun to play. I like the concrete tee boxes. Its a little hard to navigate, but if you look at each basket , it has a orange marker on with bottom of the basket that points to the next tee box. Once I figured that out, it was easy to navigate. See back in the woods. Easy to find. When you enter the park, right after the stop sign, look for the restrooms on the left and park right across from the restrooms on the right. Walk back straight across from the restrooms towards the picnic tables, and you will see a little trail near the right of the picnic tables. That will lead you to the practice basket and the first tee is just south of that. I think everyone should try this course at least once.
The signs say you have to have a parking permit, but I called the Kingwood Ass. and they say you only have to have a permit if you are towing a boat. Other than that, your car will not be towed. Enjoy.

Phil- Humble in Humble.

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Questions & Comments / NEW PARK IN KINGWOOD SHOWS PROMISE
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:10:08 PM »
I played for the first time in The Woodlands and had a blast. I want to play Kingwood, but the way it sounds I need to pratice a little before I go.

I called the Kingwood Ass. and you don\'t have to have a parking permit as long as you are not towing a boat.

Phil

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