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Best course near Downtown Austin?

Postby Desafinado » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:48 pm

Firstly - I know there's already another topic for this, but I'll be in town in a day or two and I am looking for responses specific to my situation, so I'm creating this new topic to make sure it gets looked at 8)

I'll be in Austin for a business trip that runs Tues-Sat this coming week, and I'm staying at the Omni a few miles south of downtown. I will have no rental car, so wherever I go to play will be a taxi on my own dime(can't get away with expensing _that_ to my company, unfortunately).

With that in mind, I was hoping to get recommendations/advice from locals for which course I should hit up on Wednesday afternoon. I'll have from about noon until dark, so wherever I go I'll probably want to play twice.

To help with recommendations- I normally enjoy the most challenging disc golf experience possible, but seeing as how I'm in town on business, I will need to avoid courses that pose significant risk of poison oak/ivy or any other sort of danger.

I would prefer concrete tees but I'm open to well maintained gravel/dirt tees. I have about 320-340 of controlled golf D RHBH and my PDGA rating is 939(probably a bit low based on my improvement over the past 8-10 months), so I do prefer courses that aren't pitch-and-putt, as well as courses with a variety of shots, not just righty hyzer x 18. I also really like elevation, especially downhill shots, and a mix of open lines and narrow gaps.

Thanks in advance for suggestions/reviews. If there's an absolutely world class experience a little ways(within 20 miles) from downtown Austin, I'd be open to even throwing down some decent $$$ for the cab ride.

Also - if any locals are interested in playing a round/showing me around, that would be awesome, too. I'm a pretty chill playing partner, or so I've been told.
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Postby steezo » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:55 pm

The only course close would be Pease Park-lucky for you its a great course. Lamar and 25th St.
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Postby Mr.SmOOOth » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:33 pm

When I drive to FL. I always try to detour up to Pease. It is a sweet course!
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Postby Donkeypuncher » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:26 am

I'd like to hear some opinions on this as well. I'm in dallas so I'm planning to hit up austin since it's kinda close. I was gonna try circle R ranch, but I heard something about them being closed. I'm close to playing all the courses in the DFW area, so I'm looking to try some of the better courses in the state.
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Postby RustyP » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:29 am

I've been to Austin for some DG trips a few times, but still havent hit up Pease Park...though I've heard only good things about it. Circle C (aka Slaughter Creek) and Seawright are fairly close to downtown...I think. They're close to each other at least, and just down the road from Disc Nation's store. I haven't played Seawright, but I've heard its similar to Circle C, which is a very tough but fun course! If you have the $$$ for a cab ride down there, I'd go for it!

and yep, Circle R is temporarily closed....what a shame. It would probably be way too far for a cab ride anyway...I think it's at least 30 miles outside of downtown.

PS - enjoy the Omni...its a pretty nice hotel :)
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Postby Desafinado » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:14 pm

Thanks to all who chipped in with recommendations. It looks like Pease it is, I managed to fit four discs into my suitcase(wizard/roc/valk/pred) and I'm looking forward to checking out the course on Wednesday afternoon.

If any locals are up for a round, please shoot me a PM!
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Postby Desafinado » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:33 pm

So I ended up playing this morning- nice course! There are several very tough holes out there, that deadly combination of tight tunnel + long distance. I ended up shooting a 57, which the locals I played with said is a -3, apparently. I think they were inflating par a little bit.

I liked the mix of open and wooded. Thanks again for the recommendations, folks!
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Postby steezo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:00 pm

too bad the course was changed-old hole # 13 was the "Capital Hole" You teed off and could see the the top od the capital building-Pease USED to be my favorite but the redesign blows- By the way a new 18 hole course is being put in in Pflugerville 8)
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