Moraga, CA 
Moraga Commons Park Share
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Fun 9-hole course

5+    4/12/2014   5/20/2014
Review By: mdegs
Played: 17  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation change, many good tee boxes. Varied pin positions.
Cons: Occasional walkers / nearby park users. Exercise caution. Some tee pads are muddy or slick when wet (esp the rubber ones).
Other Thoughts: A great 9-hole course that has enough variety to keep you entertained for 18 or 27 holes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Interesting Setup

2-4    6/26/2012   7/27/2012
Review By: bassman87
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.7 Years
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Free course. Holes are clearly marked. Interesting setup with both short and long fairways. Not to many crowded days, with helpful locals.
Cons: Pins are permanently set. mostly dirt fairways with wild grass (easier to loose disc).

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A Very Nice 9 Holes

2-4    12/24/2011   12/29/2011
Review By: n8director
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Elevation Change adds to challenge.
-Baskets and tees in good condition.
-This is a small park, but they did as well as they could at keeping it away from playgrounds, picnic areas, etc...
-3 pretty dramatic downhill shots. I've played plenty of 18 holes courses that can't say this!
-Course was pretty clean. Access to Water and bathrooms is very good.
-Locals are welcoming. Jumped in with 3 of them and had a nice time.
Cons: -You will have to watch for others using the park on foot and bicycle.
-A couple times holes cross or play very close to each other.
-It's only 9 holes and multiple tee pads were not always an option or in good condition.
Other Thoughts: For a 9 hole course, there is good golf here. You'll have to shape shots, gauge distance on elevation shots, make putts on fast greens, and even throw hard a few times. If I lived within 15 minutes of it, I'd be a regular. Nice people and a good place to work on the game.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great 9 hole in Moraga

5+    4/23/2011   11/17/2011
Review By: MikePinchico
Played: 105  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 10.2 Years
This review was updated on 1/18/2012
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of the terrain and wonderful views of the town of Moraga an the Oakland hills. Mach II Baskets are older but still do the job perfectly. Most of the holes have cement block tee pads that are a good size and level. There are multiple pin locations that can make play much different from the previous location. Great locals that will help guide you in the right direction. There is a great variation of hyzer/anyhzer opportunities. Trash cans at most of the holes. Good signage to indicate pin locations.
Cons: Moraga Commons is a busy park with lots of folks utilizing the walking paths. There are several holes 4, 5, and 8 that are near the bike path and caution when throwing will need to be exercised. This is the only course in the immediate area and can get crowded during certain times. Discs can be hard to find when the grass is tall during the spring. When the grass dries out the city discs the grass down making the fairways on some holes hard to get good footing. When course id wet the clay soil is slick and will stick to your shoes making play difficult. There is some poison oak to worry about so use caution.
Hole 7 has been changed for the worst. The tee pad is much closer to the pin due to people hanging out below the properties on the old tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course to go to and bust a couple rounds or more. The locals that take care of the course are not high in numbers but still make sure the course is well maintained. This course has slowly over time improved to be one of my favorite 9 hole courses that I have ever played.
There is a locals tee that is located to the left of hole 2's pin for hole 3 that greatly changes the pay of the hole and is very fun to play when the course is not crowded.
One has to watch out when enjoying a beer or a smoke during the round because there is an access road that goes through the middle of the course that is patrolled by the local cops. This course is worth taking the time to play if you are in the area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A decent 9 holes

2-4    9/23/2011   9/23/2011
Review By: SuperUnleaded
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.3 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2011
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Some long holes.
Water fountain right in middle of course.
Clean bathrooms.
Friendly people.
Just about every hole has an elevation change.


Cons: Alot of poison oak.
A few of the holes cross each other slightly.
Close to walking paths.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course was fun to play. Holes #4 and #6 are downhill rippers that will boost your ego with long drives. :) I missed hole 8 completely on my first round, due to misleading signage,but managed to find it on my second time through.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Challenges for al levels, but watch the poison oak!

2-4    6/23/2011   7/23/2011
Review By: MudDisk
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 4.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Quiet suburban setting;
Lots of parking;
Variety of holes to challenge you;
Playground, skate park, picnic area and restrooms all nearby
Cons: POISON OAK! It is everywhere on the course-leaflets 3 let is be; berries white poisonous sight!
Other Thoughts: I enjoy Moraga Commons as a good challenge. There are shots up hill and down hill and over gullies and ditches. On some of the downhill shots you can really let it fly!
Keep an eye on those disc as they dive into the brush because inevitably you will hit the poison oak. This course is really defined by it since it makes use of the "back 40" in Moraga Commons Park. In the hills of California you will always find poison oak and Moraga Commons Park has more than its fair share. Use caution when searching for your discs in the brush.

Some poison oak tips: if you brush up against it make sure that you wash up with soap and water after your round to get rid of the oils that commonly cause skin irritation. If your discs go into the brush, assume that they hit some poison oak and wash them off with soap and water after your round. Don't just do the old towel wipe...the oils from the poison oak will get on your towel and be spread wherever that towel goes. Moraga Commons is a fun course, but requires a little preventive personal care when you play it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course / Beautiful Park

2-4    11/11/2009   11/14/2009
Review By: Magiken
Played: 43  Reviewed: 43  Exp: 5.3 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Pretty wide open
Decent tee boxes
Easy to find
Beautiful park overall with lots of activities
Friendly folks
Cons:
Poison Oak along one valley making you think twice before going long on certain holes
A little cross traffic on some holes
Other Thoughts:
Tips:
You can park along the street near the skate park to get close to #1 but if you park in the parking lot, it'll put you next to the restrooms (which are well maintained).
There's also a good size field by the stage to warm up.
I wouldn't recommend this course after it's rained as it can get quite sticky muddy.

Random Thoughts:
This is a good course with a good variety of holes for only having 9 total. It also produces a decent workout with all the hiking up and down the hillside. There are quite a few bushy trees about which could mean losing a disc should you choose to 'go for it' on a couple holes. There are also some sneaky valleys on certain holes which produces a deceptive challenge, meaning you may be 10 ft. away on a putt and then miss and end up 20 ft. away coming back.

Bottom line: It's a good course for us beginners and a nice park overall.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Play the Park

2-4    8/30/2009   8/30/2009
Review By: MissionCityMondo
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Its a Course!!!
Good use of park space
Bathrooms
Water fountain on hill top
Cons: Wait for cross fire.
Wait for park go'ers
When windy....it gos this way...and that way, headwind,tailwind....gimmie a brake!
Other Thoughts: Fun course if your in the area...if not its a long drive, and pretty much only one road in. There is a 7-11 just be for you get there on Moraga. So if your gonna drive more then 30min. try somewhere else....unless your near by.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Tougher than it looks

5+    7/17/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: Huk Finn
Played: 20  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Never boring, challenging holes. #4,6,9 downhill are fun, nice view of the area.
A few mean ace runs.
Very good variety of shots, I use RHBH, Forehand and Thumbers here.
Cons: 10 min drive off the freeway, but its a nice relaxing drive under trees.
Muddy time is SO bad. The mud adds to itself and never comes off your shoes. Next thing you know you got 6" stilletos.
Other Thoughts: #6 Is awesome when you get a good rip. I have been successfull with a Pro Leopard there lately. It is notorious for missing discs. Turnovers to the right, or accidental hyzer bombs to the left. Dont mind the big dog barking at you while you search. Number 8 in the long pin position is humbling and laughing at you the whole time.
Finally pard (3) number 8 in long position. Felt good.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Muddy

1    11/24/2008   12/24/2008
Review By: bollwyvl
Played: 32  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.4 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good layout, beautiful views of surrounding fields and forests. Only two holes with any real underbrush to speak of.
Cons: Apparently the course is being resown, so if you go there after it rains, you'll have 2 inches of thick mud on your shoes.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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