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Depression Era Vacant Lot Feel To Ladera!
Pros: Ladera is across the street from a ball golf course and next to a dog park. Some might call it desert like but to me it just seemed like a big ole vacant lot. There were a few trees, a little elevation to contend with but mostly a lot of sage brush, rock and sand. Not a real impressive landscape for a course. The designers did a pretty good job dealing with what they had. They incorporated a few mandos to create interest. # 1 gives you the option of throwing over a rail fence or playing around it. # 4 had you throwing through a double mando, I think between two light poles. It was kind of an interesting hole. The course provides enough of a challenge with it's length, steady winds, and thick undergrowth.
Cons: It's just not a very pretty area. Because it's just this open off-road area that seemingly gets used for ATV's, motorcycles and whatever else, there's some garbage lying around. And even without the garbage, it's just a big dusty, sandy, hot, shadeless, semi arid desert. I asked five locals if I could tag along with them. I'm glad I did. Navigation would have been really difficult by myself.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't see myself coming back here and playing much. It's just wasn't an physically enjoyable place in which to play. The course itself wasn't so dreadful. I'm guess I'm spoiled by playing in the NW woods and on green grass. If I lived in Albuquerque, all my disc golf time and energy would be spent over at Roosevelt and with the occasional trip up to Santa Fe to play Arroyo.
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