..I just can't even move, just spent the afternoon sleeping in the a/c. Not sure I can/will play tomorrow, really need that break. Too much activity and no time to let the muscles heal, it's getting painful again.
Grand Prairie, TX- Mountain Creek:There is no possible way to properly navigate this course without a map or a guide (map not in existence). The baskets are #'ed, but the tees are not. It claims to have cement tees, but I found no 'tees' just a walking path throughout the park, with some large cement slabs on it's side that are probably tee pads, but there are like 25 of those and just 9 holes. That, plus a mostly open open park where all the grass gets mowed makes it literally impossible to figure out where the tees are, so I had to make mine up. Large field w/ groves of Mesquite trees, a tiny pond and a lake. Can be tight, or open; long or short; that's up to the player. Sad that it's been in for 9 years and not one sign of how to play it someone should probably get on that...
Lewisville, TX- Lake Lewisville:Possibly the busiest course I've ever seen in Texas, with groups of up to 10 on every hole. I joined a group of 5 on the first hole, easier than trying to play through and the best way to figure the course out. They played for 25 c skins, and Donald won 13 of the 18, plus got an ace for 5$/man. That was pretty cool. Unlike most people, he actually began tearing it up post-ace as well. A nice course, unlike any other landscape I've encountered in Texas, feels more like Midwest/East coast lake side courses. Has some exposed rocks, a lake in play for a real bad shot on 2 holes. The woods are clean, less green ground cover than usual around here, more piles of leaves. Mostly tight shots, lots of tunnelly holes with a bit of room for error, partially in the jungle and mostly in the more open space. Plays half on one side of the park road and half on the other. Easy to navigate, some signs broken or outdated but finding where to go and the right basket would not be tough. Gigantic cement tees need a broom (Kensington like sand cover). A lot of RHBH hyzer skip or spike opportunities make it a bit bias for RHBH throwers, which of course I enjoyed but still have to point out. Likely one of the best 3-5 of the DFW metro, un-skippable.
Lewisville, TX- LL Woods:Opposite of Lake Lewisville, it's wide open on nearly every shot. Mix of really short and a few longer holes. In flat field park with sparse trees, a cement creek and heavy winds. Little shade. Well marked (#5's sign way off, shows it being across creek so I throw there thinking it's hidden behind a cedar, but it's on the same side of the creek as the tee, so don't trust the signs, just use them to find the next tee-but there are next tee arrows all over the place). Good for rollers, wind and driving practice. Not likely to hit a tree if an experienced thrower. Boring.