4 Helpful / 0 Not
This course has almost spoiled me
Pros: Free, laid back (beware there were rent a cops trying to enforce a no dog and no beer rule this summer), good for beginners but also challenging for pros, course changes every week, locals are great, Russ is great, losing a disc is very rare but the trees can be punishing, doesn't get old after playing 60+ times a year for 4 years... new tee pads!
The course is pretty balanced for left and right handed throwers.
Cons: As the trees and shurbs have grown in some hole placement seem masochistic (but Russ has been working to clear vegetation this year).
Can't be played year round because of snow (just go ski/board instead)
Police station near hole 7 (never been a problem but cops are cops)
Other Thoughts: The best part about this course is that you can try new throws and play aggressive without worrying about losing discs. The course can be very challenging especially when you consider that playing at 6300ft changes how discs fly (throw lower weights).
I love this course.
RE: The other review's comments on local tree huggers saying no to concrete tee pads:
This is kind of true, concrete pads could be built but it isn't worth the effort to get permits.
This problem is solved with rubber tee mats, which have proven to be awesome this year!
Thanks Russ and all of you who donate money to the course!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Bijou Park South Lake Tahoe
Pros: 27 Holes. Multiple pin placements. Close to everything South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Atmosphere. Pro-level course. Hardly ever crowded. Bathrooms
Cons: no dogs allowed, no alcohol allowed. Dusty, always need to clean up after a round there. Practice basket next to parking lot, potential damage to parked cars.
Other Thoughts: Bijou is a great course to play for the pro level player, i'm not so sure its so much fun for beginner players since its a long course to play. It has a variety of tee shots to execute, lots of trees to get around, the long pin placements are a challenge for anyone, period. The shorter pin placements are almost as challenging but at least theres a chance for a bird or two for the average pro. Shooting under par on a calm day can be done but you need to keep your drives on the straight and narrow and avoid the trees at all costs. Ive heard the tree huggers in the area will not allow concrete teepad development because it "upsets the natural setting of the environment". Therefore the rating is lower than it should be for such a great layout.
***update on the tee pads. they now have rubber tee pads which ive been told has helped the course drastically. therefore my rating is now a 4, from a 3.5. i have yet to play the course with the new tee pads so i can only imagine how much better it is. 03-05-09
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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