1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice mix of short and longish (400ft) holes, in a public park, but the public is usually easy to avoid.
Cons: No signs, slow play by large groups, poison oak, difficult to navigate without a guide or map.
Other Thoughts: Great course for forehand drives. Hole # 8 is a bear.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Evergreen Open Space
Pros: Good variety in hole design, some wide open, some more challenging.
Not very busy at all, however both times I played I was able to throw with a local.
Cons: There are some places where it is easy to loose a disc.
Signage is a bit lacking and some holes cross each other.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course, I played it immediately after playing Morley Field in San Diego and I still liked it. Don't let the first 4 holes fool you, it gets much better.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great variety of holes and hazards
- The park is clean
- Well used but not totally over crowded
- Other park users are present, but mostly out of the way
- Good DG vibe, locals more than happy to help lost visitors
This course offers a good mix of hazards that will affect your shot selection, especially towards the back. It has some thick wooded holes, some significant elevation holes and a bit of black murky creek meandering through the park.
Cons: Navigation is tricky, but I was warned right there on course info page to print out the map. Also it's usually crowded enough to join or follow another group.
Some of the tee boxes have seen better days, you can see where some have been replaced, but there are still some bumpy ones out there.
There are some serious safety issues on some crossing fairways 10-13, but apparently it's better than it was.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really enjoyed this course. It offers a lot of birdie opportunities for the average disc golfer, but it packs just enough hazard to get you in a lot of trouble when you don't expect it.
It isn't the caliber of Casitas or Waller, but it's a decent challenge and worth the stop.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Concrete or Paved Tees
Variety of Hole Lengths
Requires Multiple Shot Types
Locals were Friendly and Helpful
Mix of Open and Wooded Holes
Poison Oak Throughout the Course
No Tee Signs
Last Hole far from First Hole
Great course located a couple block north of the 101 in Santa Barbara. Course is tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood, off of Evergreen Drive, with plenty of on-street parking near the first tee.
The first few holes play around tennis courts, baseball field, and playground and while there was no one using them while we were there, the designers seem to keep the flight paths out of the way of other park users. One piece of advice I have is to print the map before you go. Not only can the layout be slightly confusing, a couple of the tee pads, 2 and 6, are on sidewalks and are not really marked.
After the first few holes (5), all of which are open and longer, you will get into the shorter more technical holes. Not only are they moderately wooded they also made use of the elevation changes to add even more difficulty. Once on the middle holes and back nine be sure to keep your eyes out of poison oak, it seems to be a big problem on the course, but not enough to deter playing.
The last few holes are a nice mix of open and wooded holes as well as more elevation changes, the designers did a really nice job of making each hole different from the last and you never get the feeling that you just played the same hole. The only real cons are the lack of signage, and the baskets being older. Another thing to keep in mind is when you finish 18 you are going to come out on a side street further down Evergreen Drive. Just head to the intersection,(street dead end in a cul-de-sac), and make a left on Evergreen to get back to the first tee.
All-in-all if you are in the area play this one. For one its the only real course in town, and two its pretty damn good. Its a nice course, with nice people, and has a nice classic feel.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This 18 hole course has a variety of unique holes in open and closed areas, with and without elevation changes. Cement tee pads for most holes, with a few others having pavers. Hole 2 is a favorite, a fairly wide open drive with some rolling hills and tree obstacles. Hole 7 also ranks highly, with a defined fairway near a creek that is a challenge for RHBH drives, making forehand drives or lefty throws advantageous. Holes 8 and 9 are tight and technical, resembling some back nine holes at Chavez Ridge in L.A., but are longer. Hole 10 is a downhill bomb shot with a deadly water hazard to the left of and below the basket. Holes 11 and 12 are mostly wide-open drives with elevation changes and some tree obstacles to add challenge. Hole 13 features a creek hazard and thick brush that requires a big throw to clear. Overall this is a decent course with a fairly high fun factor.
Cons: No signs anywhere to speak of. Holes 3 and 4 are questionable, with non-fairways encroaching on tennis courts and soccer fields. Old baskets that spit out good putts could be replaced. Last few holes (16-18) are a little too close to each other. Hole 15 traverses a low lying area guaranteed to get your shoes wet after recent rains. Grass on Holes 1 and 2 was grown over significantly and needed some maintenance. Not a lot of 'open space' despite the name. Clay banks of creek near Hole 10 are more perilous than they appear at first glance. A long walk from 18 back to the main parking area.
Other Thoughts: An average course, and one of few in the surrounding area. Not a place to plan a vacation around, but good enough to not crave playing elsewhere.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice pleasant course that works its way through a city park. Mostly open fairways with some tight wooded fairways mixed in. More or less easy to follow. Nice neighborhood.
Cons: The middle and back sections of the course are the worst parts. There are criss-crossing fairways that can slow down play and create safety hazards. After it rains, a few of the holes are virtually unplayable.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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