The forest from the trees.... An out of towner's view
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It goes without saying that this forest is lush with big gorgeous trees. These and the nice people gave this place a great atmosphere.
The course itself is challenging (albeit fairly short), forcing tight lines over undulating elevation changes. Beginners may find it frustrating, and advanced players will still find many holes somewhat demanding, though there are many opportunities for birds here.
The memorable holes would include a short (but deadly shot over a pond- #11) and the only tee box INSIDE a giant tree stump I've ever played - #2.
Cons: I did not have a guide, which was recommended in some of the posts here. I wish I had one, but one didn't magically appear for me. I used the online map but still got lost several times. Most important - to find hole 11 - walk back to the parking lot, straight down the road past the kiosk and hook a right on the trail as the road bends left! In a nutshell, I had to downgrade the score by a half point based on the frustration of hiking around looking for the nice (but almost camouflaged) signs on the trees, next to the tees which are natural but almost invisible themselves. The course could really use some "next tee" signs. Sorry, but getting lost can just ruin the fun- now matter how good a course may be. And I like to have fun!
It would be helpful to have flags , perhaps on top of some pins to help identify some of the pins that are blind from the tee.
Other Thoughts: Wear good, sturdy shoes, as there is a lot of slick muddy hills to navigate.
As previous reviewers have stated, watch yourself, as many holes and tee pads cross each other, or share very close proximity to each other. Respect each other out there.
I'm sure that I will get a lot of negative feedback on my review, but I am only being honest about my experience. Thank you to the local club for all their hard work!
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Beautiful scenery, bad design.
Pros: This course has a lot of technical shots through huge redwoods. There's nice elevation changes on every hole. Very good weather year round. Some rain occurs but is covered by trees for the most part. Locals often come here on bad weather days due to the protection the trees offer from both rain and wind.
Cons: Design is lacking good flow. The transition from 1 to 2 is a good example. After completing 1 the tee for 2 is right next to the pin on a huge log. After teeing off from 2, players must cross past 1's basket again on the way to 2's basket. Similar problems come up throughout the layout. Wouldn't be a great tourney set up. A lot of waiting would be problem. Hitting people with discs could also an issue on a few of the holes that have blind landings. This course eats discs in the ferns. A lot of the holes are short and can be completed with a mid or putter. Not many opportunities to open up.
Other Thoughts: This course has natural tee pads, which I like, but they are poorly maintained on a few holes. Some tee's are squishy. There are some pedestrians and equestrians roaming the forest who cross fairways on occasion. Just recently got a few extra pin locations on 3 or 4 holes that mixed up the layout nicely.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Old growth forest
Pros: High hikiing trails through the woods with excellent views. Easy to find your discs and decent fairways.
Cons: This course could use a map and markers to help you figure it out. You can easily get lost or shoot at the wrong pins. The shots are a short and straight so be prepaired.
Other Thoughts: The locals are very friendly and informative, always a plus.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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