2 Helpful / 0 Not
East Bay Hills
Pros: Well marked trails and tees
Always friendly people on the course
There are some nice long shots where you can let it rip (#2, #6)
Wide variety of skill shots required and well placed tees will challenge even advanced players
New pin locations for #6, #7 & #9 helped each one differently - #6 basket is under the power lines and now takes the homes further out of play, #7 is blind now so an ace is much more difficult and #9 was moved away from the park structure so less reason to yell 'fore' on that one
#7 was also made much more challenging by movig that pin back and behind some trees
This course is hilly and provides great excersize
Cons: Homes are close to #3 & #6 so be carefull with hard backhand shots esp with the Westerly winds
Poison Oak is everywhere - on #2, #3, #6 and behind #4
Other Thoughts: This course will take awhile to master. The strong westerly winds in the afternoon add even more challenge. I defintiely recomend going out of your way to play this one - it'll be well worth your time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Play the Park
Pros: Its a Course!!!
Good use of park space
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.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
The course plays up, down and across the large, mostly-open-but-scattered-with-trees hill that makes up much of a very nice park. Having a picnic table, benches, and water fountain at the top of the hill where tees #4 and #9 are located are nice touches, and the views of the surrounding hills are quite nice. The park has bathrooms, water fountains, and many things for kids and families to do, mostly not near the disc golf course. Petrol and food options are not very far away.
Some crossing fairways and a couple holes where a runaway, wind-blown disc could threaten non-players. Single tee/basket.
An easy course to navigate with signs and distance information at each tee location. Six of the nine tee locations are long-n-wide and composed of concrete blocks, one is a rubber mat, and two are dirt. Distances range from 285' to 431', average about 315'. The course starts you with two ~300', up-slope, right-turning shots with a few trees to avoid. After playing #3, a 300' straight shot along the top of the hill, you come to your first major downhill hole at #4, 322' away and to the left - an errant toss here could threaten tee #5 and/or the horseshoe pits. Number 5 bring you back 300' up the slope, to #6, the longest (431') hole, another major downhill shot, but this time with some large trees to deal with mid-flight, and a slightly uphill pin location. Number 7 has you throwing back across the fairway you just played over to a well tree-guarded basket 285' away. Number 8 is a difficult hole, up/cross slope with scattered trees the entire way to the basket almost 350' away - this hole also crosses #6's flight path. Finally, a little stroll up to #9, again at the top of the hill, with another throw similar to #4's - 317' away, slightly left, with a walking path and building in danger if you throw too far and right - a real possibility with the constant wind here.
Closest parking to tee #1 is not in the parking lot off St. Mary's Rd, but in the parallel spots along Moraga Rd.
The course is a lot of fun to play, and watch your shots fly! There are many long and turning shots required to counter the scattered trees and elevation. Getting to watch your disc soar on downhill holes 4, 9, but especially 6, where you can really cut loose because of the extra distance and no non-players to worry about, is a blast.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Tougher than it looks
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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
An e. bay must play
Pros: Holes all have decent distance and are well laid out. Some trees as obstacles but always an opportunity for a good drive on all the holes. #6 is beautiful and #4 and #9 are fun downhill holes. The holes are interesting enough to play twice in a day. When we played it was super windy and a bit wet, which made the course quite challenging. I could imagine it being a lot easier on a nice day.
Cons: The only major cons are that it is only 9 holes, and the grass is really long (at least in early spring) making it a bit hard to find your disc. A few holes go straight uphill, which makes them tough, but it isn't so bad as to be annoying.
Other Thoughts: Definitely play here if you are nearby. Very much worth it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate. Requires a wide variety of shots. Challenging. Beautiful place to play on calm sunny days and shooting par is still a challenge.
Cons: Very windy at times. Muddy after rain. not easy to get to if you dont live in the east bay.
Other Thoughts: Play here if you get a chance. Everyone likes it.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice layouts for 9-holes course in town park area. Easy to figure out where is the tees and targets. Can finish the round less than 30 minutes if you didn't loose the discs.
Cons: Watch out for kids and walkers around the park. More crowded on weekends and summer times. Discs can get lost if you are not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: Nice course for players to stop by in the area for a quick round.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: All nine holes are fun to play and the layout was both convenient and challenging. I usually think of nine-hole park courses as second rate, but this course was very nice.
Cons: No problems the day we played.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: No pedestrian issues, the course area is typically disc golfers only. Two or three very nice holes, particularly #6, a long downhill shot with the basket near a large power tower. There are a couple of very nicely done tee boxes made from hand laid bricks.
Cons: Some tees are dirt and fairly sketchy, particularly if it has rained recently. Hole design is typically open and often straight up or down a hill. At least one basket is super old, rusty, and has only a single set of chains.
Other Thoughts: Nasty poison oak down in the creek behind #4's basket, and it's easy to overthrow down there with the downhill slope.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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