2 Helpful / 2 Not
Don't you dare wear sandals...
Pros: Amazing variety of shots. Trees were present but not overwhelming. Some markers showing the direction of the next pin, some great paths lined with boards. I can't think of a better way to hike a mile!
Cons: While there were some good, clear pathways to the next tee, sometimes it took a few minutes to find the next one.
No indication of par or which of the 3 pins the basket was located at. Because of the terrain, you sometimes couldn't see the basket, and it was annoying walking a few hundred feet to finally see the basket.
Other Thoughts: The artwork describing the 3 pin locations at each tee were very nicely done, but like I said before, no indication of par or if the basket was at A, B, or C.
Throwing from high terrain to low is amazingly fun. 10 and 15 have the potential for amazing 400+ drives...it gives a nice self-esteem boost to an ameteur like me. :)
As for the manzanitas, the Nevada park service did a forest restoration this past May. As you play this course, you will see LOTS of cleared/burned brush (mostly manzanitas and some trees). Older reviews may be valid, but the brush is not unbearable. Don't plan on losing discs.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Another Great Tahoe Course
Pros: -Great variety of some fairly technical shots
-Challenging long and short holes
-Nice hike through the woods while you play
-Wasn't crowded at all when we played in May 2009
Cons: -A couple of the tee pads are a little short but nothing too bad
-Some of the tee pads are uneven due to rain/ware
-Depending on basket placement some shots are leaps of faith :)
Other Thoughts: We played this course after Bijou and were not disappointed. The city was cutting down some of the overgrowth while we were there so you had to contend with some downed trees/brush but it was still an amazing course. If you are in Tahoe HIT THIS COURSE!!!!
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Masterful course design which incorporates the best that the landscape has to offer: views of the lake, huge granite boulders around tees and pins, awesome trees, and elevation. The lake is only a 5 minute walk from the course, and the west facing beach is one of the nicest anywhere on the planet. Swimming is awesome in the summer. The course starts at a park where there are BBQ facilities, easy places to fill water bottles, and there are horseshoe pits, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and softball fields (good place to get warm)
Cons: none. This place is awesome. The course designer is on a spree right now up in Tahoe, with the opening of Tahoe Vista last year and the announcement of the building of a course in Tahoe Donner this year.
Other Thoughts: Holes 10 and 15 are among my all time favorites. Holes 3, 4, 5, and 13 are downright nasty.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great design, some interesting holes. I enjoyed the huge granite boulders. Lots of elevation change on this course. Challenging, often leaves one feeling beat but a course to improve one's game. Beautiful views and crisp clean light air.
Cons: Manzanitas out the ying yang. Makes for some delay looking for discs from time to time.
Other Thoughts: Tough course. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, if you can hang at Zephyr Cove, you can hang just about anywhere. True statement. Some interesting shots, several tough shots.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Difficult, beautiful and rewarding
Pros: Very different, great lake views, not crowded, good tee boxes, free
Cons: If you do not lose a disc consider it a good round. On some holes the manzanita is out of control and eats discs. There has been little vegetation maintenance in years. Not for beginners.
Other Thoughts: If you are prepared to spend awhile looking for your discs and your friends, play this course. When you play it well the reward is great. Play with someone who knows the course, many drives are blind.
If you can hang at Zephyr you can play almost anywhere.
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 6 Not
Best in Tahoe
Pros: A disc golf dedicated course in a mountain side park on the shores of Lake Tahoe. A must play! Only a couple of unreachable holes (350+). Most holes are short(-300), but tough birdies. It weaves amongst a redwood forest, with huge rocks, amazing views of Lake Tahoe, and lots of down hill holes. A challenge for all skill levels. Tee signs and rubber mats.
Cons: Snow covered in winter(late Nov- late Apr). Be prepared for a hike. Plays about 3 hours per round. You Must watch your discs closely! 'till they land! The Manzanita bushes make it tough to see where your disc lies, but they are not so thick that you'll lose a disc in them. It's best to wear pants here(but don't worry, It doesn't get too hot wearing pants in the summer, because the course stays very shaded). Bad drives are penalized and long approach shots are extra tough due to little or no run-up room in the bushes.
Other Thoughts: Follow "Next Tee" signs and beaten paths. Only 6, 10, & 12 have alternate(short) tee pads. This is an amazing, creatively designed course with good tee signs and rubber pads. The park/course is well maintained and has a great finishing 18th hole. Located behind(in) the Zephyr Cove Park on the South-West shores of Lake Tahoe. Turn off the HWY 50 at the Fire Station(close to zephyr cove beach and boat launch), and its the 1st right turn into the park. Just a couple of miles up the road from the South Lake State Line Amenities.
6 of 12 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Tough course with lots and lots of elevation changes. Some shots if you go for the basket and miss long you end up 150ft. below the hole. very fun and beautiful with great views of lake tahoe from some tees. lots of trees but not very thick undergrowth so there are obstacles but you can usually find a line. wear pants though as the bushes that are there are pretty brutal. in a park with tennis courts and softball fields but has its own space so the only people you will see while playing are disc golfers. road through the park comes into play on some holes. multiple pin placements but im not sure how often they move the baskets.
Cons: no scorecards, or maps and the layout can be hard to follow the first time through due to elevation changes and what not.
Other Thoughts: on vacation in lake tahoe and discovered this course. very fun and in a nice park. wish my state had the tax money that nevada gets from its casinos to fund parks like this. looks like it is well maintained and taken care of.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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