3 Helpful / 4 Not
My first disc golf course...
Pros: Easy to find holes, nice baskets, challenging but fun to learn on.
Cons: maybe a bit short for more advanced players
Other Thoughts: I have only just started hucking, and cooper's gulch is the only course I have been to. That having been said, it has been a great course to learn on. It was not difficult to find or navigate, but I was still challenged by more than a few of the 9 holes here. All in all, a good course, but probably not the best course ever.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Pretty easy to find course
Close for locals
Some challenging shots
Cons: The "Elm Street" hole is a bit over the top. We shot thumbers, tomahawks, sidearm, bh, nothing could make it more than 3/4 down this short hole.
We didn't run into any of the tweakers, but we did find a couple of their sleeping and bathroom areas.....nasty.
You can birdie nearly all of the holes.
The course is really short
Couldn't find 9, ended up playing from the dirt to the taped up telephone poles.
Other Thoughts: The course itself isn't too bad considering what they had to work with, but they could also do a lot more with this course if they put in the time to clean it up a bit. If you're driving through Humboldt stop by Humboldt Glass blowers, they've got a nice selection of discs and the owners/workers have a good vibe.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Poop on my hand = bad taste in my mouth
- Coopers Gulch is a decent 9-hole DG course. The holes are well designed for what they have to work with.
- Hole 3 could be on any DG course and would be a great hole.
- They fixed the course so that there is 9 holes now... without the use of taped telephone poles.
- OK... to explain the review title:
Once - about the last time I played there (went back recently just to be fair) - my drive landed in a pile of what I would call Human Shit! I didn't see it a first and when I picked up my disc it was all over my hand. I started freaking out because you never know what kind of diseases you could catch from one of the tweaker-bum-heroin addict locals. Yikes!
- The local tewaker-bums are sketch... and for that matter so are some of the local Coop golfers. There is just a different vibe there.
- Most holes fairly straigh forward birdies.
- Creek on side isn't as nasty as Manilla's, but still bad. My hand was burning and turned red after grabbing a disc from it.
- If I was to rank Humboldt's 9-hole courses, I would rank Coopers 1, Mad River 2, and Manilla 3 - with Coopers and the River being a toss-up and Manilla being a distant 3rd.
- My Best Score: -6
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -easy to get to for most humboldtians
-pretty good selection of shots and holes when you consider what they're working with
-multiple pin locations
-#3 is a bitch in the long position (i roll downhill 40-50 feet about every third round. AAARRRRGHHH!!!)
Cons: -not quite enough acreage to make a really legit course here
-tweekers in the bushes (though sometimes its just a happy drunk guy glad to bullshit for a minute)
-can get crowded (for humboldt)
-1A, 3A, 4, 6, and 8 are all very reachable straight away shots (so is 5 but the window is tiny)
Other Thoughts: -in the last couple months they added a new hole (quite challenging, #5) making 9 baskets total. They also moved #4 back making it a bit tougher, and moved the teepad for #6 back. A badly taped off telephone pole used to act as hole 4, but isn't needed now...
Coop is what it is. Easily accessible and in a public park that gets some use. That being said, its a great course considering the amount and lay of the land. There was obviously a lot of really good course designing on just enough land to make it happen. You don't show up to a course in Eureka expecting the Redwood Curtain feel...
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice baskets on every hole
Signs on every hole
Most pins visable
Multiple pin locations on most holes
Good amount of trees
Skatepark on site
Cons: Tweekers on the course
A local botanist told me that the creek that flows along the course has lots of salmonella
Big crowds make a short round take alot longer
It's in Eureka
Muddy and nasty most of the winter.
Other Thoughts: This course is getting better, there are alot of good people working hard on it. They have put in new basket locations that are longer and funner. The last few times I went down there, there were less tweekers and bums there, which made it better, but there have been alot in the past.
Edit: New hole 5 was put in to replace the hole taken out by skatepark bulding.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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