10 Helpful / 2 Not
Better but busier
Pros: Great challenging course with a huge variety of left hand, right hand, open, tight, long and short shots. Just when you think you are getting the course nailed down it seems like they are always adding another pin placement. Because of 2 or 3 pin placements and the fact they change them up frequently, it's hard to get boared playing this course. Ever since the pro shop has been on site, the course has been much cleaner and better kept.
Cons: Lot's of underbrush and dead trees make this less atractive than many other courses. Also because of the lack of courses in the area and the growing popularity of the sport, the course is very busy and also looks well used. Most of the time you will have a to wait to tee off and sometimes you can get a large group ahead of you that can move pretty slow. As long as you expect this and try and plan for it, you will still enjoy your round. If you go on a weekend, you might have a problem parking.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it's nice to see that this course continues to improve. The pro shop is great with a HUGE selection of disc at a reasonable price. I got a great portable basket there that is perfect to take out back or to a friend house to putt at.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Excellent Pro Shop. Practice Baskets/Horseshoe set up next to pro shop.
Cons: Poison Oak on the sides of some fairways. Flooding in the spring. Dusty course, don't wear sandals.
Other Thoughts: This course is designed amid mature oak trees and other deciduous growth. It is a well established course with the only changes ive seen in 15 years is that some of the fairways are more well-defined with constant maintenance and upkeep. Hole length varies from short to long with lots of trees to avoid on the shorter holes, depending on where the basket placement is for that particular week, the course can play long or short, or a combination of both, which is usually the case. The Tee pads are ample, some with rounded fronts and some just the regular rectangle configuration, all are more than big enough for any kind of drives. Tee signs show multiple pin placements, so if you don't know the current layout you may have to walk up the fairways to see which pin placement the hole is in. Almost all the holes have benches at the tee areas, well away from the teepads, kudos to the course designers for that. Directional signs would help between holes 4 and 5, 9 and 10, and 13 and 14, if you are new to the course which way to go on those holes is a bit confusing. Go to the pro shop and get a course map, that will help.
The course itself has no grass to speak of, DX plastic will take abuse, laying up to the basket will need adjustment to account for potential slide/skip aways, aggressive approach shots may leave you furthur away from the hard packed dirt around the baskets. It should take any where from 1 to 2 hours to play the course, depending on the time spent looking for errant shots in the brush off of the fairways, look out for poison oak! If you are visiting the area this is one of the must play courses, if only to go to the pro shop there to stock up on your favorite discs, they have a great selection. The locals will treat you well, they are considerate and helpful.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Great course in central valley
Pros: Beautiful course, with many mature oaks, tunnel throws going left and right, a wonderful meandering/winding creek throughout, subtle but effectively used topography, a variety of challenging holes with wonderful variety of drives and approaches, variable pin positions, and friendly regular folks.
There is a practice putting area near the parking lot, where many regulars hang out and talk shop. Also a pro shop on site with a very good selection of discs.
Cons: This is one of only a few- and the only really good- course in the immediate Sacramento area. It is therefore very busy, and parking can be flush as well as having traffic from hole-to-hole. People are often courteous and I don't see many problems with folks letting others play through. Occasionally you'll have some very slow groups who refuse to let anyone play through, which is annoying. It can be buggy around the creek, and poison oak is abundant if that bothers you.
Other Thoughts: Check it out...this course is truly a tribute to disc golf in what is hailed as the "city of trees." The locals told me that it is the home course of Josh Anthon, the up and coming Innova-sponsored pro.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 11 Not
Bring it on
Pros: A little of every thing. It takes some skill to manuver through this course. Great time.
Cons: It is placed in the middle of a swamp. Avoid the bugs and mosquitos as much as possible.
Other Thoughts: Don't go during sundown.
0 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Great course, very busy
Pros: Extremely beautiful course. Great mix of technical holes. Mostly medium distnace holes with one or two over 400'.
Cons: Busiest course I've ever played. If you're going on a nice day after 2 or so, be prepared to take 3 hours or more to play your round.
Other Thoughts: Beware the Poison Oak.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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