Manhattan Beach, CA 
Polliwog Park DGC Share
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3 / 210ft.   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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 Busy short course

1    5/14/2012   5/14/2012
Review By: poorredz
Played: 27  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a good first timer or newbee course.Clean park with easy to find tees and holes.
Cons: .No need for a driver disc as a mid range or putter will do for the short holes. Lots of moms with young kids running around and they are oblivious to the fact they, and their kids are pinicing or playing on the fairways
Other Thoughts: There is a elementary/middle school right next door that gets out at 3pm. Hundreds of kids cross and cut through the park and fairways to go home, making play impossible. Play early morning if possible.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Don't go on a weekend

5+    6/19/2011   6/19/2011
Review By: DocHaole
Played: 72  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 7.1 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice new baskets in great shape

- Brown posts marking hole numbers

- Course map at the bathrooms by the lake

- Absolutely beautiful park with well maintained green grass and a lake.

- Good use of obstacles, elevation changes and a few tunnel shots.
Cons: - Pedestrians, Pedestrians, Pedestrians. Young and old all over this park. From toddlers kicking soccer balls to geriatrics pushing walkers and all with one thing in common: they have no idea that there is a disc golf course here. I came on a weekend and the amount of non DG traffic makes it no fun at all.

- Tee signs do not have distances on them. Which is a problem since there can be a birthday party 30' behind the basket. Turning an ace run into a lawsuit.

- Most holes are pretty short but for a 9 holer it's pretty good.
Other Thoughts: To be honest this is the least fun I've had playing disc golf in a long time due to the insane crowds milling about. Even if you are patient and wait for people to pass by you run the risk of hitting someone if you go just a little bit long or wide on your drive.

That being said the course design is solid. The holes are a decent challenge for a 9 hole course and it makes great use of the obstacles in place. I'm sure there are locals that absolutely love this course and I would too if I lived here. But I will never go again on a weekend.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Oh My Kids...

2-4    12/28/2009   12/28/2009
Review By: Apothecary
Played: 66  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 17.3 Years
18 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice, deep, numbered Discatcher baskets, all in great shape
-Plush, short green grass throughout the course
-Concrete walkways to tee off from
-Nice bathrooms in the middle of the course
-Interesting, technical hole layout. Lots of trees and good up-and-down use of moderately steep, small hills
Cons: -LOTS of people. Pedestrians. Toddlers. Teenagers. All oblivious to disc golf. The fairway of hole 2 shares the shortest path between the bathrooms and the playground equipment. Expect delays.
-The shot up the back of the amphitheater is ridiculous...I had to skip that hole because there were too many picnickers and skateboarders gravity surfing.
-A few holes are right along busy streets with not much room to work your line
-No parking lot, though I didn't have a problem finding parking on Manhattan Beach Bvd.
-While there are posts to mark where the tees are, signs would be nice
-NO DOGS! Wth?..
Other Thoughts: I played this course when i had a little bit of time to kill and I was in the area. If I ever play it again, it will be when school is in session. The amount of people on the day I played almost made the course unplayable. I skipped one hole after waiting at the tee for about 5 minutes for the people to clear out.
All the non-DG traffic aside, the course designers really did a lot with what they had to work with. Good mix of different low-angle shots and wider shots with more elevation change. Plenty of trees to dodge.
Not the best 9-hole course in SoCal, primarily because of the foot-traffic. Catch Polliwog at an off-time and you will get much more out of it and leave a much happier camper than I did.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful.


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