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3 / 203ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8

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Many baskets

2-4    2/29/2016   3/14/2016
Review By: Shifty06
Played: 46  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 3.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a really good course that has a lot to offer for total beginners and families up to experienced/advanced players.

-Les Evaux is quite close to the city center, easily accessible by car or public transportation and has scenic attractions.

-The regular layout has 18 baskets (Discatcher) and plays nicely through a big sports-complex while there are about 8-10 additional baskets (unknown model but well made) not in use (for the regular course).

-In addition to the conventional course, the coursemap has five QR-Codes you can scan with your phone and get different layouts with various difficulty levels. This is where the additional baskets come in play i guess.

-The standard course has some very tricky basket placements, a good use of trees and Ob's and was fun to play as there was a good variation of shots.

-I found the lenght of the holes to be pretty good.

-The coursemap was really great and navigating wasn't too hard the first time.

-A free parking lot is close to the entrance of the complex.
Cons: This course is locatetd at a public sports-center.
-There is a bit of traffic and at least hole #18 might be unplayable sometimes as it goes across a football-field.

-Certain holes/faiways were a bit too close to either a sports field or walkways or facilities.
Hole #17 for example was not fun to play at all, as it plays along a walkway with several tennis courts on the right hand side. The courts were guarded by a tall fence but i was a bit concerned throwing here.

-The tees were just gravel-pits (some were quite worn) with a trunk that had the number of the hole engraved.
Teesigns would be very nice.

-Basket # 8 has been moved and i could not find the new tee as it was not marked on the map.

-There is a lack of elevation here. One basket is placed on a small hill and one tee is on a "ramp" but all in all the course was a bit too flat for me.

-I would not agree with some Par's as the ones given on certain holes are quite easy.
Other Thoughts: I found the idea of having different layouts to be pretty cool but i could not understand why there is no coursemap for at least the baskets that are not in use for the regular course.
It almost felt like they had to many of them and didnt know where to put all the targets.

There is a meadow with about 5 baskets (additional ones) which would be perfect to teach the game to beginners and families (might even be the case).
The area has huge potential to vary/improve.

Definitely worth going here when you are in Geneva.
This was by far the best course i have played in that area.

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 Swiss bliss

1    6/24/2011   7/10/2011
Review By: XDrew
Played: 241  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 10 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I had a blast on this course. Holes were reachable, with interesting obstacles early, middle, and late in the fairways. Elevation is provided by some humps you throw onto or off of. Different shapes of trees are used in lots of different ways. The water hole 13 was my favorite, as it was a bit nervy but totally possible to birdie. The back nine had fairway-defining "rough" left unmowed. I like this feature as long as it isn't disc-eating ivy, which it wasn't. This quality course is found in a well-maintained park, and getting there will give you a look at the Geneva suburbs.
Cons: Hole 6 is a disaster. It's a weird two-shot hole with an unrealistic gap and multiple pedestrian dangers. 3 and 18 would be unplayable during soccer activity. These three are the worst, but the course as a whole flirts with pedestrians and unaware picnickers a bit too much. Navigating without a map was hard, due to lack of tee signs and some old (alternate?) tees. There was an especially unexpected and long trip from pin 9 to tee 10. Getting from pin 17 to tee 18 was very unnatural and laborious. Could use some more variety in length too.
Other Thoughts: Bus line 10 conveniently terminates at the airport and at the golf course (Evaux stop), with downtown/oldtown in the middle (Bel Air stop). It takes about 15 min. from the airport to Bel Air and another 15 min. for the other leg, Bel Air to Evaux. After getting off at the Evaux stop, continue in the same direction walking to a sign that maps out a vita course through the woods towards the Sportcenter Les Evaux. Bear gradually left through the woods paths and get to another sign in about five minutes, then walk another five minutes straight down a road to the course site. Turn right when you see a pin (hole 2) and make your way back to tee 1 and the course sign.

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