5 Helpful / 0 Not
Worth the drive
Pros: *Very good use of high desert terrain
*3 different tee boxes for each hole that creates 3 very different strategies--plus players of different skill levels can enjoy the course together
*Good map available to navigate course(not an intuitive layout without the map)
*Well thought out course given the terrain and available space (someone who understands the sport created it)
* Super friendly staff at the camp office
*You have to really think through some of the holes and use a number of different throws and strategies...even though it's a "short course", not every hole is pitch and putt (especially from the longest of the three tees)
Cons: *A bit of a drive from metro SD (But well worth it--took me 40 min. from downtown)
*Wind in the afternoon
*Hot, dusty and a lot of low brush that can be very prickly if your disc ventures inside the brush - which easily happens with the erratic gusty winds later in the afternoon (be prepared with water and proper footwear, pants,etc)
Other Thoughts: I think this course is well worth the drive because it's so unique (it even has a basket in the middle of a windmill derrick)--it's not the most "amazing" course or layout, but alot of fun...small enough to play two or three times (once from each tee box!)
If you play the Blue tees (the furthest) and even the white ones for that matter, I would suggest using a spotter on some of the holes because they are blind drives and it's easy to lose perspective on where your disc landed (not a lot of "open" fairways)
If you go, bring plenty of water and wear shoes/boots and long pants--I went in my normal shorts and Chaco sandals and got a little scratched up, nothing serious
Next time we go, we are bringing a picnic lunch because there are some great rock formations that would be perfect for relaxing while enjoying lunch
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Good design on unique terrain
Pros: Good signs. Some interesting and creative holes (one basket is in a windmill). Course plays through high desert terrain with boulders, large trees and cacti. Uncrowded (I was the only one there). Three well marked tees for every basket. Reliable course map comes with $2 fee. Some nice views. Rental discs available.
Cons: Very rugged setting with lots of low bushes and cacti making it easy to lose a disc. Very windy in the afternoon. Can be very hot. 1st tee is a little hard to find, so get directions when you pay at the office.
Other Thoughts: If you are sick of playing the crowded San Diego courses and don't mind a bit of a drive, then try Pine Valley. It's not world class, but you'll find solitude, clean air and some fun and challenging holes.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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