Santa Maria, CA 
Waller Park Share
Uploaded By: Legend KILLer Hole #25 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 337ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #25 Tee

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great course

5+    6/19/2015   8/2/2015
Review By: geodude
Played: 18  Reviewed: 17
Pros: Beautiful trees, nice course design, good tees, great park. Water and bathrooms available about every 9 holes.First 4 holes are shorter so you warm up. warm up basket at hole 1. Nice setting. Can skip holes roughly 16-22 or so to make it a nice 18. Trees cut the valley wind pretty well most of the year, so it is relatively warm for Santa Maria.
Cons: Not much. Can get a little crowded on weekends. Tees are a tad short. 27 holes can work you on a warm day. A little hard to navigate.
Other Thoughts: Not too faroff the freeway, definitely worth playing

 27 holes of bliss!

2-4    8/3/2013   9/2/2013
Review By: tdkrizenshine
Played: 30  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 2.9 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Incredible variety: woods, wide opens, ceilings, tunnels, grass, sand, fallaways, rollaways, tecnicals, grip and rips, OBs, mandos- this place has it all! Gorgeous park with plenty of shaded holes! Hella cool locals! Good signage and great tees.
Cons: No pro shop (although Play It Again Sports is just down the road).
Other Thoughts: This is on the top of my list along with Brengle Terrace for the sheer variety and skills required. Add the beautiful park setting, low crowds and 27 holes and you've got a top notch, must play course!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome Course!

2-4    7/31/2013   8/7/2013
Review By: khyzer
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -This course is thoroughly laid out
-Park is well kept
-LOVE the different terrain from the well trimmed grass to the thick terrain
-The pins were very easy to see
-I liked how there was a practice basket by the 1st tee off box
-Enjoyed how the course was challenging, it didn't always have you want to throw a backhand
-The people that go to the park know to stay out of the way
-Safe atmosphere and nice to have bathrooms
Cons: -My father and I got to the course around 10:00a.m. and the grass was pretty dewy
-You would throw next to picnic tables at times
-I didn't know where one hole was because someone had taken off the tee sign
Other Thoughts: This is by far the best course I've ever played. Going there in the morning the park looks majestic. I love the atmosphere there because people like to stop and watch you throw and they even say "good job." My father and I met a man who was 93 playing a round and we joined him. It was great seeing someone who was that old still throwing plastic and bangin' chains. If you are ever in Santa Maria you HAVE to play Waller Park. This course is AMAZING!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    8/17/2012   1/5/2013
Review By: DannyThunders
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Beautiful area, Santa Maria is great
-Huge technical holes
-Grass, forestey dirt , and Sand holes , so much variety
-Great variety of shots, LHBH hyzer , RHBH hyzer , plenty to offer
-HUGE course in a HUGE park , located near the edge of Santa Maria California
Cons: -Can't think of many
-Semi-hard to navigate , try to find a local to play with
Other Thoughts: A definite course to play in the area , don't skip this one. 27 grueling holes of disc golf, make sure to bring a map as this one is semi hard to navigate, the tees and baskets aren't always clear. I can see other park users becoming a problem in certain areas of this park.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 good mix

2-4    7/29/2012   8/1/2012
Review By: Mateo227
Played: 19  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 17.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: lots of baskets
good signage
wonderful park setting
smell of BBQ guaranteed on the weekend
Cons: park can get crowded with non disc golfers
Other Thoughts: This course takes great advantage of the park terrain. About half of the holes are on grassy well maintained areas whereas the other half are in naturally wooded/shrubby areas. Likewise there is a good mixture of short and long holes.
There is a temporary 9 holes which is wonderful since it is out of the way of normal park goers.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Superior quality course!

1    3/2/2011   3/3/2011
Review By: bazillion
Played: 55  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 15.6 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I'd read the reviews and seen the pix, so I was prepared for a really righteous DG experience when I cruised through town on vacation today. I was NOT disappointed, even though I didn't get to play all 27 holes!

Waller Park is very easy to find, with plenty of parking and a really nice-looking bulletin board by tee #1. The grounds are clean, with groomed grass and landscaping maintenance evident.

The course starts with a handful of pretty easy holes with no elevation change at all. Great warmup, with nothing so hard to discourage a new player right off the bat. Then you get into the hilly part, where the interest and fun factors shoot sky-high. No huge dramatic Top of the World shots, but rather constant surprises, constant challenges, and constant satisfaction when you put two or three shots together well. Trees are everywhere but rather forgiving, letting discs slip through the needles rather than grabbing onto them maliciously like some trees I know.

The tees were simply superb. Flat concrete at the back, grooved concrete at the front - excellent design that gave me total confidence in my footing despite being wet. Tee signs showed where the next tee was, so for the most part (see below for exceptions) navigation was easy.
Cons: Other reviewers have commented on the navigation issues in the middle of the course, and I echo them. I couldn't find hole #11 at all, probably because I neglected to print a map for myself. There was a map box at the info kiosk but it was empty :-(

Some tee signs were missing / illegible and there were a couple of soupy spots (it had rained the night before) but I've seen way worse in both regards.
Other Thoughts: Overall my experience here was truly memorable despite being incomplete. I definitely want to hit this one again on my way back home, if I possibly can, and envy whoever lives within an hour of Waller for the opportunity to play it regularly.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 What a Surprise

1    8/25/2010   8/28/2010
Review By: PDXDisc
Played: 21  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 6.9 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Surprisingly large course. I pulled in expecting a small community park type layout, which what the first 9 are, I did not expect the other 18 hidden off in the trees behind the park!
Lots of variety in the course from simple small stuff in the first 9 to long distance fairways in the middle 9 to tight narrow stuff in the last 9
Very cool park in a nice neighborhood. The locals were super friendly and even invited me to their weekly doubles tourney starting a hour or so after I finished (I was on a long road trip from Portland, to LA, and back and this was day 4 - and I was solo so I was too whupped to join them but would have been fun).
Cons: Starts to get a little crowded since it is a local park. But, everyone is super friendly and easy to get along with.
The tee locations for the middle 9 are pretty confusing and tough to find. The map box at the start was empty.
Other Thoughts: This was the second course I played in a very long day of road trip (started out in South LA, played Coyote Point outside Ventura and then cruised up to here). I pulled in expecting a small little 9 hole community park and thought that was what it was until I got to the tee pad on 9 and realized it just kept going and going (ok yeah I should have read the reviews on this course better). Had an abolute blast. The middle section gets kinda confusing on tee locations and I ended up missing like four holes worth. BE SURE TO PRINT A MAP (again 20/20 hindsight since al the other reviewers say the same thing).

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/3/2010   8/4/2010
Review By: DocHaole
Played: 79  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 8.8 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - 27 Holes with multiple pin placements

- The park is kept in pristine condition. Grass is mowed and there is no trash to be found.

- A wide variety of terrain, it's like having 3 different courses all on the same grounds. The begginning offers a moderate challenge to get you warmed up. The middle has wide open 500' + holes that challenge your distance game. And the end is tight and technical with massive trees.

- The parks has all the basic ammenities: bathrooms, waterfountains, ect.

- Large tee pads and nice numbered pins.

- Relatively DG exclusive, other park goers seemed to know where to stay to keep from getting hit.
Cons: - Despite the occasional next tee sign navigation can still be difficult. I highly reccommend printing out a course map, the box by the first tee is usually empty.

- The last hole ends a good distance from the first tee. And there isn't a good stopping point halfway, so make sure you have the time to play all 27.
Other Thoughts: THIS IS A DESTINATION COURSE, and it is definitely worth going out of your way to see. I have nothing but love for Waller. This course definitely makes it in the top 5 that I've played.

The variety of holes is what makes this place special. Combine that with a well groomed park with a great disc golf vibe and you have a must see if you are on the central coast.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

1    7/25/2010   7/25/2010
Review By: EricArii
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 27 holes
Nice baskets
Great mix of shot types
Plenty of restrooms (in great repair and upkeep!)
Grounds kept up really well
Very clean
Free to play
Nice cement tees
Good signs with accurate distances
Easy to find
Long shots, short shots, technical shots, wooded shots...
Great use of trees, terrain, and elevation changes
multiple pin placements
A par 4!
Cons: Can be hard to navigate for first timers
Tough course for beginners
Be ready to spend some time out there
Course backtracks some
Other Thoughts: Really take advantage of the first 7 holes. They might offer some of the easiest birdie chances you'll see during your round. They also serve as a great way to warm up due to the level terrain and moderate distances. Once you get to the back half, the course gets significantly harder and much more technical. It is a great and fun course nonetheless.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Truly Awesome Course

1    5/15/2010   7/10/2010
Review By: roadtripstuff
Played: 133  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 13.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/20/2011
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Variety/All Shot Types
Nice Tee Pads
Good Baskets
Friendly and Helpful Locals
Lots of Amenities (Trashcans, Benches, Grills, Clean Restrooms, etc)
Great Use of Terrain
Great Pin Placements
Extremely Clean and Well Maintained
Other Park Users Seem to Be on Lookout for Discs
Freat Overall Layout and Design
Can Be Hard to Navigate
Last Hole is Not Close to First
Tee Signs Were Missing
Tee Signs Could Use Updating
Other Thoughts:
Great course, probably the best new (to me) course I played on this trip. Park is huge and allows for plenty of space to throw, while still giving plenty of space to the other park go-ers. The beautiful park also had plenty of other amenities for use as well, including some very clean restrooms, at least for park standards, playgrounds for the kids, and plenty of shade trees so you can just relax in the shade after a nice long round.

The course has a great variety and kind of plays in stages. The front nine being more open with a few mature trees that come into play, while the middle are more densely wooded with tight fairways. The back nine have more of a mix of the two, while also providing you a few chances to bomb some shots. All three stages offer great pin placements and require nearly every shot in your bag. If you were to plop someone down on this course and have them play each stage separately, there is a good chance they would think it was three different nine-hole courses. The designers did a great job.

Along with the varying terrain, grass, sand, hilly, flat, the holes themselves have great variety. The holes range from just over 200 feet, to 650 feet, while also providing a nice variety of hyzer and anhyzer shots.

Overall I would say this is an amazing course and anyone who gets a chance should stop and check this one out. I've played over fifty courses now and this has to be in the top five. The maintenance, the layout, the challenge, this is a top notch course.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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