3 Helpful / 0 Not
Lou's Cheesy Park
Pros: - Some trees around on course
- A little bit of water around on course
- Free to play
- Mowed grass farways
- Close to the Lagunitas Brewery
- Friendly locals
- Good for a safari round, make up your own tees as you go
Cons: - No tee signs
- No markings for the tees
- Short boring holes
- Hard to follow, even with a map
- Tons of pedestrians around the course including lots of kids, making many holes unplayable
- Goose poo everywhere
Other Thoughts: When I played Lucchisi Park in Petaluma it was a sunny friday afternoon, so the park was filled with other park users making alot of the disc golf holes unplayable or dangerous to throw. There were kids everywhere running back and forth across the fairways with no care as to what's going on around them. There was nothing marking the tee areas, and even with a map trying to figure them out is neer imposible. The locals that I was playing with said that the best way to play the course is as a safari course just picking out your tee and pin each hole. You can also make it a much longer course and bring the water into play a little more. The goose dropings around the pond make it a less than enjoyable experiance though. This actualy should be listed as a practice area not a course, as there are no real indications of where to start or finish, where tee pads are, or where they go. The one big plus side that I found to this course is that there was a person from PIAS with a table set up selling brand new star and champion discs, including Ape's and Vulcan's, for 10$ including tax! It made my stoping there not a complete waist of time. If you get lucky and show up on the right day they might have someone out there again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Don't even bother
Pros: Disc golf down the street from LAGUNITAS Brewery, very nice big park with green grass, little rolling hills, and a nice pond with fountain. Potential for some interesting shots.
Cons: Absolutely no indication of tee pads (every spray paint would work), zero signage, goose poop EVERYWHERE you walk.
Other Thoughts: This would probably be a decent course if there was some signage. I don't understand how they can install a course with no indications whatsoever as to where to tee from or even start. Bottom Line, SKIP IT! (unless you are playing with a local or just want to practice some putting)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Nine baskets, red.
Lack of tees or signs. Plays in a multi-purpose park, where disc golf was probably thrown-in as an afterthought, meaning that non-playing patrons and their walking paths are quite near to several of the baskets. Geese, ducks, and other birds have completely "fowled" the walkway around the pond, and the nearby grass.
The rec center was closed when I arrived after 5PM on a Friday, so I couldn't determine if a map was available. I did find nine baskets - two of them unnumbered near the rec center, and 2-4, 5-8 were numbered, with #5 being a very long distance from #4 - had to pass back by #3 then #2 to find it. So, I did what most any disc golfer might do, and made up my own course, teeing from the basket I just finished to the next basket - this is the pitch-n-putt course I came up with:
- #1, ~125', tee from sidewalk with rec center to left, pond behind you, bench to left, Have to throw under tree branch or left-turn to reach unlabelled basket
- #2, ~100', tee from basket you just finished, wide open, unlabelled basket
- #3, ~150', tee from basket you just finished, through/over parking circle, basket "#8" guarded by trees
- #4, ~225', tee from basket you just finished, wide open, towards baseball fileld, basket labeled "#7"
- #5, ~200', tee from basket you just finished, to right of walking path and under trees, labeled as "#6"
- #6, ~200', tee from basket you just finished, to left of water and under trees, labeled as"#5"
- #7, ~225', tee from basket you just finished, over slight rise, towards baseball field, between weeping willow and oak tree, labeled as "#2"
- #8, ~125', tee from basket you just finished, to right of walking path and under trees, labeled as "#3"
- #9, ~250', tee from basket you just finished, to left of tennis courts and building beyond them, labeled as "#4"
Walk to the front of the building where you just finished and play this "course" backward for 18 total.
Maybe the rec center has a map which represents a more challenging course, but I can only imagine that (presumed) #1 to #2, and #4 to #5, would have any length. The course is very flat, with few obstacles, and will potentially have a lot of non-player traffic, so save this for a bad-weather day when you're in the mood for flat safari golf.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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