3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 'Eldo' is nice course that is easily walkable due to the flat grassy terrain. The tee pad placement is intuitive and well marked making it easy to navigate the course. There are very few mandatories which makes any route a good route as long as you avoid the O.B. walkways. There are two practice baskets at the beginning of the course and one of them has several markers around it, which makes warm ups a bit more fun. Has a pro shop if you need refreshment or a new disc.
Cons: The baskets are a mixture of age, type and condition. The flight path from the first tee crosses a walkway which is frequently used by the local tennis players. Usually windy in the afternoon.
Other Thoughts: This course does not qualify as great because the course does not offer enough diversity. Every shot is thrown over manicured grass, which is nice but becomes a little boring. The flatness of the course can also become redundant.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid 18 Holes
Pros: - Well maintained course in a DG exclusive park.
- Good use of obstacles, mature trees offer a good challenge that force you to chose a tight shot under the trees or a long bomb over the tree line.
- Navigation is easy, signs are well marked.
- The course has a great vibe, you can tell that this course is well loved by the locals. There is always a good turnout however it doesn't get so crowded that you have to wait on every hole.
-There is a great mix of holes offering a great variety of shots depending on the pin positions which are moved regularly. The back 9 offers some open longer holes including the 723' monster hole.
- This is a great course to learn shots that you may not normally need, most importantly a roller. This is a great place to refine your roller skills.
- Tees are in great shape, with bathrooms onsite.
Cons: Not a lot to hate about this course. It is very flat however they make use of any available elevation change.
Some holes can be a bit short depending on the pin position, especially in the front.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course and is definitely worth the trip if you are in the area. It is unique to other courses in the area with the trees that force either accurate low shots or huge throws over the top.
It is an all around fun course that offers a decent challenge but remains relatively forgiving.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: nice map of course in the tennis shop, good mix of hole distances, some really long, easy parking well maintained
Cons: alot of people playing in large groups, really really close to the street on a few holes, some trees thank make shots a little harder then needed, layout confusing even with map,
Other Thoughts: only played once, wont go out of my way to go back but if in the area with my disc would def stop by and play some holes, most players seem to be beginers
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - El Dorado's park-style course plays alongside other park amenities such as tennis courts. The course is mostly grassy with mature trees throughout providing obstacles. A few mandatories further complicate matters.
- Alternative pin positions switch up holes from short, medium, and long placements and often drastically change the feel of any given hole. El Dorado is usually set up in a mix of half short, half long, although they are sometimes set all long or all short (they were all short during my round). Some of the long positions looked positively daunting for all but the biggest of arms.
- A decent mix of slightly more technical holes (requiring accuracy) and longer open holes (requiring distance).
- Brushed concrete tees in mostly great shape.
- Good signage w/ all pin positions listed (sometimes slightly inaccurate or misrepresentative but otherwise stellar).
- Decent flow despite being crammed into a smallish multi-use park area.
- Two practice baskets near hole one.
- Benches, trashcans, bathrooms, and water fountains throughout the layout. Tennis shop sells drinks and has clean bathrooms.
- This course is almost as flat as they thought the world to be in the 14th century, but the few rises in elevation are implemented to decent effect.
Cons: - El Dorado can get crowded. Expect to be backed up on busy days.
- A few holes seem to crowd each other. Watch out for errant discs from other holes.
- Very little risk/reward (especially for the shorter pins). Not much here to force risky, high-reward shots.
Other Thoughts: - Not the flashiest or most challenging of courses (especially with all pins short) but a very solid option for locals. Don't go out of your way to play here, but if you are in the area, El Dorado can easily satisfy the urge to disc. With the large trees and grassy fairways, the vibe El Dorado gives off is that of a bustling city course that does its best to give the illusion of playing in the country. It largely succeeds.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice park course
Pros: The course plays through a nice socal park with grassy fairways and scattered trees. There are a couple small elevation changes and they're used as much as possible to add some interest to the course. The trees aren't all that dense, but they're used well to make a nice variety of hole shapes, with several good ow ceiling shots that force accurate drives. There is a nice variety of lengths on the course, from ace runs to a nice 700 footer with an alternate shorter basket if you don't want to play the long one.
The tees are concrete and in good shape, with plenty of room to throw. Most of the tee signs are there and show hole length and layout. The baskets are different on the front and back 9s, and both sets are showing their age, but all catch fine. There's a nice practice area by the parking lot.
Cons: The park is very flat, with very similar terrain and foliage throughout, so it feels a bit repetitive despite the variety of hole shapes. A lot of the holes play through scattered enough trees that there are lots of possible routes, which takes a little away from the difficulty when an easy hyzer route is often present.
There are a few spots when you have to walk back down the fairway you just played to get to the next tee, which is a little bit of a hassle on a busy day. There are some holes that play pretty close to roads, sidewalks, and other park uses, which could make for some safety issues at times.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice park course, but has a bit of a repetitive feel. It's accessible for beginners with no real rough, though there is some length. More experienced players won't find too many real challenges, but it's not just a pitch n putt and has some nice holes. If you're in the area, this one's a good stop worth your time.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: The hole get moved every seven days so you cant ever get used to it. This course is great for all ranges of players. Its well groomed and allways fun to play..
Cons: The first tee is really close to the parking lot. and there are a lot of people that travel from the parking to the pro shop..
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses iv ever played..
3 of 10 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Cement tees on every hole
-free to play
-well maintained grounds
-good use of trees and the slight elevation that was there
-Decent signs at every tee
-Fairly easy to navigate and manage.
Great use of space
Cons: -people picknicking on the course
-hole 18 runs right along a baseball diamond, and can be a bit crowded if there's a game
-some holes run just to the right of the street which can be tough
-not much elevational changes
-distance for pins on signs isn't very accurate
-can be crowded
Other Thoughts: the course can be fun if there's not a lot of other distractions happening, which when i played, there were tons: pedestrians, picknickers, baseball players, slow large groups...
just get there early enough to play a quiet round without all the foot traffic.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Another pretty So.Cal park setting for a course. El Dorado is large park with a dedicated disc golf portion which generally limits interference from non-disc golfers. Double chain baskets in good condition despite two different styles on the first nine vs. the second nine. Only minor elevation in play but a nice mixture of lefty vs. righty holes and lots of opportunities for throwing over or under trees. Typically three pin positions available on most holes, which are occasionally rotated. Practice basket available before hole #1. Concrete tee pads in good condition. Course pretty much loops back to the starting point between the first nine and second nine.
Bad posted distances... a lot of the holes were waaay off the posted distances when I laser measured them. The baseball field that borders hole #18 could lead to some interference if there's a big crowd watching the [baseball] game. Course flow is a little bit awkward with backtracking from basket to next tee box.
Shout out to Dave Perry for the excellent guided tour of the course. The 723' pin position on the long hole always has a basket there in addition to the other pin position. El Dorado suffers from a similar problem that La Mirada has: it's very easy to card a lot of 3's here. A bad tee shot can be made up for with a decent upshot to still give you a nice putt for 3. I can see this course growing on me over time with the challenge being how far under 54 can you get. It reminds me a lot of a better version of Agnes Moffitt in Houston.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Moved to Cali and Eldo was about 10 minutes away...Was very happy this course was so close
-Fun and challenging pin positions...
-Great use of trees when placing baskets...pin positions add a great challenge
-Lots of trees provide plenty of shade on a hot afternoon...
-Course flowed very well...was able to follow without any help from the locals
-GRASS to walk on!!!!!!
Cons: -Pretty flat course...Not much elevation to speak of
-Park can get pretty busy at times as there are lots of things non-disc golfers can do in the park
-Some of the fairways play parallel to each other...must be alert of others playing nearby
Other Thoughts: Well thought out course for the land they had to use...
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 1 Not
I Got A Globe In One!
Pros: I guess this is one of the icon courses in SoCal. This is just a very comfortable place to throw. Unlike many of the LA area courses, there doesn't seem to be a problem with large groups of picnickers taking over a fairway. The course flows very well. I was able to follow groups ahead of me. There is a very limited amount of elevation which is used to the max. The course is long enough for big arms to enjoy but yet incorporates just about throw you might have, especially rollers. It's a lovely grassy park. The pads are fine and it's well signed. The course loops around the tennis courts and back. The front nine plays entirely to the left of the path, that made navigation easy to understand. There seems to be quite the local scene here. The ones I met were friendly.
Cons: Not much really. The course is set up to really utilize the limited elevation, the trees, the street, the courts, and the light poles..See Other Thoughts! I could see a large crowd at the ballfield affecting tee-offs on # 18.
Other Thoughts: Teeing off on # 17 next to the tennis courts, I yanked my drive high and straight (this throw shows what a mediocre player I am) directly heading toward the 20-25'' high light standard which has an old fashioned looking globe at the top. I guess this pole is 100 ' from the pad. This globe is probably two feet high. To my dismay, my favorite driver slammed directly into the globe. Then to my complete and utter amazement, it didn't come down. Holy shit I say! I think I'm the first player in the long and storied history of this course to stick my errant drive into this globe. As I walk up and examine the globe, I see a white disc and another one stuck in there. The globe has a crack across the front and I see it's possible to lodge one in there.
So now whenever you tee off on El Dorado # 17, my favorite yellow Roadrunner will be watching down on you. I like to think it's up there in El Dorado Disc Golf Heaven!
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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