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Postby Midnightbiker » Sat May 31, 2008 5:46 am

I just found out I will be there one day in a couple of weeks. I will be spending the night, and when I get up in the morning, I will have time for some disc golf before I leave. Any courses there worth playing?
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Postby J. Ray » Sat May 31, 2008 11:27 am

Research Park is the only course w/ 18 holes. It's a nice, fun, little course. Not too difficult and the holes are fairly short. There are two 9 hole courses in Bryan: Austin Colony, and another smaller one (I can't remember the name, starts w/ a B). There are two other 9 holers in CS: Lemontree and Oaks Park. Neither are that great. Austin Colony is probably the best 9 hole course.

Definitely play Research Park. It's right there on A&M Campus.

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Postby Leopard » Sat May 31, 2008 12:12 pm

Wolf Pen Creek is the newest Houck course in College Station - 9 holes w/course map sign and tee signs

Course Directory link:
http://pdga.com/course/courses_by_city.php?id=2984

a "virtual tour" we made before it was installed, to give you an idea of layout and land:
http://www.golfdisc.com/design/wolfpen/

Houck courses in the Bryan/CS area:
(the ones I saw on the list: http://www.houckdesign.com/bystate.html )

Research Park - 18 College Station, TX
Camelot Park - 9 Bryan, TX
Austins Colony Park - 9 Bryan, TX
Wolf Pen Creek DGC - 9 College Station, TX
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Postby J. Ray » Sat May 31, 2008 3:34 pm

oh yea....I forgot about that one

Zam's right

def. check out the new Houck course in CS

edit: Camelot Park was pulled about 2 years ago

sorry

it was super fun too
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Postby Midnightbiker » Sat May 31, 2008 10:20 pm

That looks really cool. I must hit that one. I just found out that I will be staying in Brenham instead of College Station, but I might just have to run up to College Station and hit that course. Thanks again.
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Postby geoloseth » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:18 am

This iswhere I learned to play disc golf. If you play just one then play research park from the longs. Too bad your not going to be there for one of the flings because the club guys put up a temp course that beats there'll outta anything we have in Texas, not kidding.

I never got the chance to play wolf pen but Houck designed lemontree from what I was told and that course blows. But check out any course maps and decide for yourself.

My recommendation would be research park, Austin colony, if they Putin back in then Camelot. Oaks park was pit in right behind my old apartment and its really only good for playing with a putter.

I deffinitely recommend going back foreither the spring fling or monster fling. Last time I was there they had star destroyers for $12. If you need someone to play with I can get you in touch with one of my old playing buddies (last time we played he could put a disc 500' at will)
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Postby Leopard » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:40 pm

geoloseth wrote:Houck designed lemontree from what I was told and that course blows. But check out any course maps and decide for yourself.


Lemontree is not on his resume. If it blows, doubtful that he designed it. The other 3 courses you liked were his designs. (see the list I posted earlier)

Lemontree came up regarding some replacement tee signs, and I'm fairly sure I remember him saying that it was not his design. I recall him naming the designer, but without being sure I'm reluctant to give credit where it isn't due.

The list of every course he's ever designed, by state, is here:
http://www.houckdesign.com/bystate.html

And this is what the PDGA Course Directory has to say about Lemontree:

Lemontree Park
College Station, Texas 77840
Course Established: 2005
Record Last Modified: 2007-08-07 16:49:41
Description: Lots of hook shots over and around trees. Eagle Scout project.
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Postby geoloseth » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:00 pm

That would explain ALOT. I remembered seeing the tee signs for the course on his website and some of the club members mentioned his name. Whoever designed that course should never be allowed to design again.

Last I remember Camelot was pulled but I heard rumors that they were going to get it reinstalled since they never had an open city counsel meeting regarding the removal. I've also head that the club is trying to get a&m to let them redesign research park since there are no concrete pads. For the tournaments they end up using all of the land behind hole 13?. My favorite hole the use is one where you tee off by the work shed and go over the large pond to hole 10?s basket. I'd say you have to carry 350 over the water then its another 150 dog leg left to the pin through the trees.
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Postby Leopard » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:23 pm

yeah... Circular Productions did the tee signs, before my time

understandable how word would get around that he was involved
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Postby Midnightbiker » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:01 pm

I will have to see how much time I will have that day, but being that close, I have to hit it. Is it fast to go Hwy 36 to Sommerville , from Brenham, to get to College Station, or should I take Hwy 105 to Navastoa, and then go north on Hwy 6? Just wondering.
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Postby geoloseth » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:38 pm

I think it would be faster to go 105 to navasota then take 6 north. Just something to keep on mind, baring any changes to the course, my best score from the longs is -9 and -16 from the shorts (back when I could hit almost every basket with a thumber)
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Postby Midnightbiker » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:29 pm

geoloseth wrote:I think it would be faster to go 105 to navasota then take 6 north. Just something to keep on mind, baring any changes to the course, my best score from the longs is -9 and -16 from the shorts (back when I could hit almost every basket with a thumber)


Yea, that is what I was thinking. Its about 25 minutes to Navastoa, and then another 20 minutes to College Station.

Where is a good place in Bryan/ College Station to have lunch and get a good Chicken Fried Steak?
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Postby geoloseth » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:57 am

As far as I'm concerned there are only two places to eat in CS. Freebirds and blue baker. I've literaly bought three to four sandwiches from blue baker when I was down there just so I could have one up here in Dallas. They are the best sandwich shop anywhere hands down. Then of course there is freebirds - where you can get a super monster burrito. I dare you to try and eat one in a single sitting.

I dont know about a chicken fried steak though. I guess you could head over to ozona's (they have pretty good cfs there).
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Postby Midnightbiker » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:00 am

Thanks for the info.
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Postby J. Ray » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:21 pm

If you want Chicken Fried Steak

Go to Sodolaks just off HWY 6 in Bryan

You could also play Hohlt Park in Brenham or Buckshots in Anderson
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