2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -SHOTS!!! More good shots than most 'Park Courses'.
-Designed for challenge and interest.
-Setting....grass, trees, roaring creek....nice
-Tee signs...graphic, full color, useful
-Benchs, practice baskets, concrete pads etc
-Location...playable all winter and in town
-Mostly 4 pins per hole with great variety
Cons: -Crowds...the place is popular for a reason
-Maybe kind of a 'Boy's Club Party Scene'?.
-Some tight and even criss-crossing fairways.
-Only 1 teepad per hole. Mostly Advanced or Intermediate
-So not a really beginner or pro friendly course.
-Could make use of more water hazards
-A few casual park users were on course.
Other Thoughts: Since recent reviews have trashed this course, let's start by saying that if you expect an uncrowded, polite and pristine family atmosphere, you might go to the nearby U.Utah course. Both courses serve different Disc needs well. This is clearly a 'Player's Course' and yes some players can be 'Course'. i heard plenty of basic 'Smack' talk but nothing negative.
HINT: If you can't arrive with a group that suits you, hang out throwing practice putts and chatting on Tee #1 til you hook up with a group you like. It worked for me and it almost always does whereever you go.
My group was a 4-some that grew to 6: mostly 'Advanced' players who were happy to show me around. The tee signs seemed to be great, although I didn't need them with all the local dudes. There were benchs and logs enough for a large group to rest and the pace of play seemed good with no one on us or holding us up even though the course was full up.
Many reviewers complain about the layout. Two holes near the new school have been dropped. While there IS a criss-crossing fairway, it did not appear to present a gross safety issue, Both holes were interesting and players seemed to be aware of each other. (Compare to De La in Santa Cruz Ca., which is just plain dangerous.)
This course is deceptive. I got LOTS of birdie putts but not that many easy ones. A nice, compact challenge but if you are a pro and can throw an easy Buzz over 300 you might torch the place. We collectively shot about 2up to 5 down which probably rated about 875 to 950 or so.
Given that Solitude, SLC area's premier course, is closed all winter, Creekside serves a purpose for real players year round. But take your time picking your group. This isn't the 'Family Frisbee Park', it's a Disc Golf Course and I enjoyed a little give and take with the local bros.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Nice course but a bit congested
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Good quality baskets.
- Tee signs for every hole with a dial indicator showing which configuration the hole is in.
- Tee signs include par, distance, and hole diagram.
- Concrete tee pads in good shape.
- Nice mix of long/short, open/wooded.
Cons: - One design flaw of this course is the heavy congestion around the middle of the course - crossing fairways (7/8), fairways and baskets on a number of other holes are pretty close. This causes a safety concern for other disc golfers.
- Due to the heavy congestion (and the renumbered tees) it was a little confusing when trying to find the next tee.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Could be good
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Concrete tee pads
-Plenty of ace runs
-Nice creek running through park
Cons: -Poor local community
-Many locals are more likely to try and get you to leave the course than let you join in with them.
-Rampant drinking and smoking
-Very short holes
-New school just built next to park. 2 holes shut down to prevent discs from going onto school property. Kids from the school now run free though the course during recess. Very dangerous because of the drug and alcohol abuse, not to mention flying discs.
-Dogs running free everywhere despite park rules against it.
-some local police officers even play the course, but it seems that officers turn a blind eye to all the drinking and smoking and dogs running off leash.
-some tee signs are very confusing and it is common to see new groups of people walk to the wrong hole.
Other Thoughts: There are some very awesome locals who respect the rules and want the best for the park.
The course really needs to be redesigned now that the school has been built.
Hopefully some day the police will crack down and start giving out citations and arresting the ones that take advantage of this park. It is possible that this course COULD be appreciated by the greater community if all disc golfers followed the local laws.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Fun, but Consistent
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nicely wooded area.
The holes that use the hill and river add some variety to the course.
Nice signs, pads, and easy to traverse course.
Multiple pin locations and a unique tall basket.
Cons: Other than the few hill/river holes, most of the other holes are essentially the same. The course also favors forehand throws strongly.
Some signs indicated the wrong tee positions.
The disc golf course can get very crowded and other players/pedestrians are not particularly courteous.
Other Thoughts: The river is very hard to find discs in, so it's better to throw safe.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Still fun, but...
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Quality tee signs
- Concrete tee pads are in good shape
- Nice benches
- Multiple pin positions
- Wooded, technical shots
- Baskets are easy to locate with orange colored banding
- Layout and design is excellent
- Great views of the surrounding mountains; especially Mt. Olympus
Cons: - Poor use of quality tee signs
- Crowded with some groups numbering 6-10 players
- Poor disc golf etiquette in general
- Drinking and smoking though park rules specifically forbid it
- Off leash dogs that roam (against park rules) paired with irresponsible dog owners
- Heavy pot smoking throughout park, especially holes 4, 5, 10, and 15
- Area around holes 6 through 8 is a smelly, muddy swamp
Other Thoughts: Tee pad signs are the best in Utah. Each sign marks the distance to each pin placement and has a round, metal pin marker on the sign to indicate which pin placement is in use (very handy during the spring and summer months when the course is in full bloom and baskets can be hard to see). Baskets are moved frequently on this course, which keeps it challenging, but whoever it is that takes the time to move the baskets does a poor job of adjusting the pin marker dial on the tee sign to correspond with the new basket position, therefore the pin marker on the tee sign is unreliable; go figure!
The hillside (top, east and west slopes) along holes 6 through 8 are a muddy, smelly and slippery mess. I don't know if that has anything to do with what appears to be a school under construction on the west side of these same holes, but it has become a hazard. Though I haven't seen it to know for sure, it appears the sprinklers are being left on overnight; much too long and frequently, unless there's a broken water pipe that is the culprit. It has been like this for a few weeks now and hopefully will be corrected soon.
Disc golf etiquette at this course is about the worst I have ever seen in any sport. The drinking and pot smoking is surely responsible for the poor behavior, occasional confrontations and horrendous use of the 'F' word throughout the course. Not sure which is worst, a newbie that is ignorant of course rules and etiquette or a local, experienced player that knows course rules and etiquette and just doesn't care. Also, bringing your dog is fine, but being a responsible dog owner is paramount. There are way too many dogs that roam off leash and are a nuisance to other disc golfers. If you don't understand what it means to be a responsible dog owner, or you just don't know how, then leave the dog at home, or better yet...don't get a dog.
If you want to bring your family, a group of scouts, students, boys/girls club, or work employee party to experience disc golf firsthand, this is NOT the course to play. The lack of etiquette can make the whole experience disappointing.
Creekside is a classic course that is home to a grade 'A' annual tournament. If the locals would take some pride in their appearance and behavior, it would make a world of difference.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
One of my favorite in the country
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I travel 100% for work, and have played a lot of courses from Cali to Texas, but this one is my favorite.
Good mix of ever type of shot
Cool creek shots
Ace runs that you can be proud of
Huge league mini tournaments.
Just a unique course with a lot of cool shots.
Cons: Gets a little crowded.
Once all the fish were dead in the creek and it smelled pretty bad.
A few walkers on the course, I nailed some chick from like 400 ft out on hole 10 once. I never even saw her until it was way to late. she got pissed and threw my disc
Other Thoughts: Cool Rotating tall basket is in a diff spot every time I come to town.
Have fun on this one.
The "Kraken" on hole 4 is cool.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Good Concrete Tee Pads
- Great Tee Signs That Look Brand New And Give you all the info you could need
- Multiple different basket placements on every hole
- Good variety of distances especially with all the different placements
- For a pretty classic "city park" course it has quite a few tight wooded shots that really make you shape lines
Cons: - Baskets don't have numbers and some can be pretty close together depending on placement, making it very confusing sometimes with basket you are suppose to be throwing at
- More navigation signs are needed, there are multiple places on the course to get lost
- This course gets very crowded, I played at 8:15 on a Thursday morning and I had to play through 4 groups of 4-6 people. And tons more were on the course as I was finishing up around 9:30.
- Considering how busy this course is, and the close fairways, and the navigation issues, I feel there is a pretty high risk of injury on this course
Other Thoughts: Fun city park course, but navigation can be frustrating. Be careful where you throw and watch out for discs.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Old classic course.
Lots of variety. Hills, woods, water, etc.
Alternate pin placements.
Cons: Very crowded.
A little difficult to navigate.
Other Thoughts: Very popular spot for the locals. It seems like there is too much course crammed into a small area. Multiple pin placements and cramped fairways. Other players become as much of an obstacle as the trees.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Uncle Sonny and Aunt Kehau
-free to play (this is always my top benefit of DG)
-good variety of shots
-great sign showing multiple pins and distance for each
-nice challenge level (not crazy hard, but way too easy)
-good use of the land
-course was clean from trash and sticks/debris
-good flow from one hole to the next
-several pin locations per hole, makes for variety within each hole
Cons: -several fairways overlapped another hole; if this course were to hold a tournament, they would have to change some pins or remove some holes
-i'm no major course designer, but having 20 holes seemed to cramp the course. i would find a way to have just 18 holes so as to make more space between some of the fairways, pins, and tees.
Other Thoughts: -This was my first time to come to Utah and play DG. This was a trip to see my brother and his wife.
-My wife and kids hung out around the playground which was great for a 3yr old and 5yr old.
-The park has bathrooms, but they were locked that day.
-I got to meet some cool guys: Curtis and Jason.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Nice hole signs. Large concrete tees. Two practice baskets. Large variety in hills and also in trees. Variety of shots needed to score well. Variety in distances of holes. Multiple hole locations.
Cons: There were a lot of people playing this course but there is a reason for it.
Other Thoughts: Really solid course with a creek that winds through a few of the holes. The water really shouldn't come into play to much. If you do end up in the creek it is shallow and clear.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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