Garza Garcia, Nl, Mexico 
Parque Rufino Tamayo Share



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 Tricky, Tricky Rufino

5+    8/10/2008   8/10/2008
Review By: Texconsinite
Played: 127  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 6.5 Years
This review was updated on 1/9/2009
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Pros: This park was made for Disc Golf. Seriously. There is no other way to describe it. Lots of terrain, with trees scattered everywhere. Terraced areas with rock walls, even a (admittedly dry) creek to shoot over.

Despite having only 8 baskets, the varied terrain and varied challenges make every hole feel very different. It has a nice variety of long and short, and hyzers. Also, the creek and paths are OB, which makes it easy to get penalty strokes if you're not careful.
Challenging and fun, plus since the baskets are temporary, pin position can change week to week, for constant fresh wrinkles on each hole.

Very few wide open shots, or even wide fairway shots. Get ready to flex discs around and through trees in every way!

Cons: One of the main cons is that the baskets are temporary affairs only set up on Sunday Mornings.

I would love to play this course during the week. Also, the limited number of baskets does limit the possibilities of shots on this course. If it were expanded to even 9 permanent baskets, this course could easily be a 4, since the terrain alone is just so sweet.

If they set up 18 holes with tee boxes playing to 9 permanent baskets, this course would go from good to great in a heartbeat, and do wonders for Disc Golf in Mexico.
Other Thoughts: The homemade baskets only have a single row of chains, but according to the regulars, discs rarely blow through.

It is unfortunate that disc golf does not seem to have caught on much in Mexico yet. It is so inexpensive, it could be huge. This is a beautiful country, that would no doubt be able to field many amazing wooded, mountainous, and/or desert courses. DG courses in resort towns like Cancun and Los Cabos may be closer than it seems. After all, many college students play disc golf, and many also vacation in Mexico. Pay-to-play, anyone?

This course is the seed. Personally, I am excited to see what it germinates into for the sport in this country!! If you are in Monterrey, stop in on a Sunday morning and play a round with the group here. I promise you won't regret it.

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