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 Good solid 3.5 course

5+    4/21/2010   4/21/2010
Review By: mrstiggy
Played: 78  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 5.4 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1.) Friendly locals always willing to help out, a very good disc golf community here. Several times while I was playing this course I saw people returning lost discs.
2.) Nice balance of challenging holes, several birdie ops, a handful of ace runs, and quite a few bombers. This course favors the RHFH throwers or people that can punch out a decent anhyzer, however, there are quite a few opportunities for RHBH precision shots.
3.) Considering the crowds, the park is relatively well kept. I did see quite a bit of litter, however, it was picked up by the next days. Again, I think this has something do to with the local scene.
4.) Multiple tee pads allow (some holes had as many as 4) for any caliber of player to play, well set up for someone to learn the game.
5.) Practice basket, also used as an added hole. The locals here seem to favor the putters at the practice basket, as that is what it is used for, however, there are plenty of times it is open when you finish 18 and can take a shot at it..
6.) Engaging mountain views.
7.) Dining, and stores to get drinks very close by.
8.) Good fun factor.
Cons: 1) Aside from the course on the military base here, there is not another course that is with in 20 miles. If you want to play multiple courses in one day here, you must go to Salt Lake City. Next really good disc golf, 2 hours away, Pocatello Id.
2) Congestion. Being that it is the only course close, and disc golf seems very popular here, this course becomes very congested during the day.
3) Aside from the locals doing most everything right, they did seem to have one flaw. Many times during the day playing solo, I ran into groups of as many as 8 and not offering to play through. This course may have had a better rating based on this one.
4) Although the pin placement is great as far as shot quality, many baskets are placed close to the fairway on the front half of the course. This could pose a danger to other players on congested windy days.
5) The rough is rough in places. There is a river that winds around the back half of the course, it does not come into play unless you have a very uncontrolled drive. Again, there is also a swamp that follows on the back 3 holes, but does not come into play unless a very uncontrolled drive is released. There are several places where there is too much brush to track a disc if let go of wrong.
6) This is only a small one for night golfers, but, there is a Walmart right behind the course that has very bright streetlights. The lights can over power the ones on your disc and never allow the eyes to adjust to the darkness.
7) Multiple basket types. The practice basket is an Disc Catcher. The rest of the course is a mix of Mach 5s, and homemade. For being homemade, the baskets seem decent, however, there are non-regulation chains on many of them that are too small and do not properly catch the disc.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I had a fantastic time playing this course. I found that night play was much easier based on congestion. Because of the popularity of the area, I was trying to get the locals to try to get more organized and get some more course in the area. With a following this large, a city must see the need to install another course if a letter to them is well written.
Even with their altered etiquite, I if more of a focus was put on discgolf here, I am sure with how good the folks are, they would let you play through.
Certainly worth a play if you are in the area for a while.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Riverdale

5+    8/27/2009   8/30/2009
Review By: successwarrior
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.3 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I like the way the course is spread out over a large area. Some of the courses I've played seem like they jammed them together too tightly. This course is spacious.

The baskets are set up to be challenging. It is possible to get birdies on most of the baskets if you can sneak past the trees.

There are three sets of tee boxes so you can choose your level of difficulty.
Cons: Finding the next tee can be very difficult if you aren't familiar with the course. I would suggest playing the first couple of times with a local or you're bound to get lost.

Even finding the red tees can be a challenge. Everyone on the course has been nice and when we played there last year, the locals were kind enough to show us around.
Other Thoughts: Some of the baskets are impossible to see from the tee box so it might take a round or two to dial in your drive on some of the baskets. Luckily, it's pretty easy to find your disc on nearly every basket even if you throw it out of view.

This has been my favorite course played this year and would be rated as excellent by me if there were clear directions to the next tee.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    6/16/2009   6/17/2009
Review By: High Flyer
Played: 23  Reviewed: 23
This review was updated on 7/6/2009
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Multiple tees, many with rubber mats for the run up.

A nice natural setting, but doesn't necessarily mean you'll spend all day looking for your discs in the rough (just keep those wild shots under control).

Many creative, and challenging shots, but yet still a course where you should be able to get a good score.

Lots of nice people, good thing too, I needed directions a couple times.
Cons: Very little elevation change. Sometimes hard to find the next hole.
Other Thoughts: I must admit, I came into this one with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. Holes 8 through 15 are "hidden gems," don't miss them.

To get to hole 8, after hole 7 go back to the paved pathway, go a couple hundred feet, you'll see a path headed down to a clearing by the river, this will lead you to holes 8 through 15.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Riverpark

5+    12/18/2008   12/19/2008
Review By: Justin H
Played: 49  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.3 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 holes with alternate tees(red,yellow, and blue) Beautiful view of the Wasatch front, weber river, and a lot of wildlife. Rest rooms and drinking water in the parking lot. Other than summer weekends, the course is usually all yours. There are three tee boxes on almost every hole. lots of trees and trails, well kept course with consistat improvements by a very enthusiastic local club.
Cons: dial in that sweet spot on these homemade baskets. Bring mosquito repellant in the summer months!
Other Thoughts: Tues nite doubles 5pm in the summer

Sat tag rounds @1pm in the fall and winter.

Great course for winter golf!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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