2 Helpful / 1 Not
Challenging greens, with over 1/3rd of them located on large mounds (mini-hillocks) or the ridge the surrounds the water retention basin which forms the bulk of the course.
Tees are long, wide, and flat, ribbed concrete. Good teesigns, indicating current pin position. Many of the tees are located on the ridge, too, presenting elevated looks. Scattered benches.
Not much - long-for-the-sake-of-being-long #11 might have been better as two ~400' holes?
Holes entirely within the basin are quite flat.
Course plays in-to and out-of a large water retention basin. Given that it is located in SE Arizona, I assume that this basin is more frequently dry than wet, but the extra water means that the trees are larger than you might typically find in this area (i.e. there are several shady areas), and the bushes tend to be larger, too, and of the non-puncturing variety.
The flora, when mixed with elevation provided by the ridge/hillocks, combine to create an entertaining course. Straight and true off the tee is what is required by most holes, so shot-shaping isn't in great demand, but staying within the fairways defined by the trees/bushes (or sometimes throwing over them, when teeing from an elevated position), and sticking approach shots on the challenging greens are the primary foci.
Navigation: Course plays in a clockwise manner, zigzagging from/to the ridge to/from the centre. Online map makes it easy for a visitor to navigate. If you only have time for nine, 1-4 then 14-18 form a natural loop.
Number-1 is provides excellent start. Basket is only ~250' away, but both the tee and the basket are from elevated positions - need fine touch to land, and stick, near the basket. Number-13 was my personal favourite, as a copse of trees mid-fairway forces you right (tighter) or left (wider). The basket is slightly elevated, and has some guardian shrubbery.
A fine, fun course - play it if nearby!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun desert course
Pros: The course plays through a large park that seems to be disc golf exclusive. There are some minor elevation changes that are used well to add some variety and a couple fun rollaway pin locations. There aren't a ton of real trees, but the trees that are available and the brush around the park are used well to define landing zones and punish errant shots.
There is great distance variety, with shorter ace runs, reachable longer holes and a few shots where you can really air out a drive and need to place your drive well to have a good look on your second shot. The concrete tees are in nice shape, and the signage is great. It shows length and layout for both pin positions, with a small lock on the sign to show the current position. The alternate placements add some variety, with different distances and a few that force different types of shots. The kiosk by the first hole has a nice course map, and there is a practice basket.
Cons: This is a shot placement course, not really a line shaping course. A few too many of the holes are open and allow for pretty much any kind of line off the tee as long as you get to the fairway or landing zone. The design makes the best of the available foliage and elevation, but it's still a pretty wide open layout.
The ground can get pretty muddy even after just a little rain. The mud is very thick and sticky, and can be tough to get off shoes and discs. A few of the holes could use next tee markers to get from one hole to the next, even a painted rung on the basket would be plenty to make navigation easy.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course a little long, but it's not too easy to lose discs and errant shots are only moderately punished. Experienced players will find some nice distance challenges, and will have to be accurate to rack up the birdies, but won't find themselves challenged too much to hit creative lines or small gaps. I recommend a stop here if you're in the area, it's a fun round with some nice views.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good use of available land
Pros: I would say that this course is a great use of available land. The layout of the course play's well around the park. Every hole has good tee sign's and i think all but one hole has cement pads.It also has a great mix of short and long holes with blind shots off the tee to pretty open holes. The course seems to be well kept and has great stairways built into the hills that take you to baskets/tees.
Cons: The only con I have is only because im not a local but I think they could add arrows pointing you to the next pad. Although being in wash area im sure it would be hard to maintain those. Maybe an arrow on the tee sign indicating the direction of the next pad.
Other Thoughts: All in all I would say this is a great course that used what they had very well.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Best Course in Tucson Area
Pros: Great use of elevation, vegetation and terrain in the design. This park area is dedicated to disc golf. This is by far the best course in the Tucson area. It is just off Interstate10 and well worth the stop if you are driving by.
While this is a desert course, it is not too rugged and can be played in regular shoes and shorts.The backdrop of the saguaro covered mountains added to the desert beauty.
Many holes have several pin placements providing extra variety. Some pin placements are perched near drop offs adding to the challenge. Some holes are really just about distance, but most are about navigating the terrain and obstacles. Probably not a super beginner friendly course, but experienced players will enjoy the challenges.
There are ample concrete tees on all holes and great signage. Course is easy to navigate without a map. There are benches or natural seating on most holes and plenty of trash cans.
There are actually quite a few trees throughout the course that provide obstacles, as well as a break from the sun. The course was well maintained. It was evident that volunteers were doing a lot of work building stairs and bridges and removing the burrs.
It is easy to find Hole1 from the giant parking area. There is a club board with maps, scorecards and announcements. There is also a rules sign.
No restroom facilities but ample opportunities for privacy throughout course.
They did a great job designing a course on an unwanted piece of land.
Cons: The course is built in a drainage basin. Some holes become unplayable after rains - even if it doesn't actually rain at the park. Water running in the Santa Cruz means water on the course. (But still better than SCRP or Groves) Not a problem during dry season.
Not really a con, but this is a desert course. It is rocky and dusty. There are cactus and other thorny trees and plants to avoid. Bring durable plastic or be prepared to get chewed up discs.
I saw a three foot long rattlesnake on Hole 18!
Other Thoughts: Played first round Friday afternoon and the course was dry and dusty. Came back Sunday morning and several holes were covered with water from rainfall south of area on Saturday.
The map I downloaded from this site was incorrect. (File dated 4-14-2008) . It showed a nine hole course that played forwards and backwards. Some older photos on this site show holes that have since been renumbered.
It is quicker to take the Twin Peaks exit from I-10. However, there are more business/services at the Cortaro Road exit. Exit Twin Peaks and go West. Turn right (north) at Coachline. Watch for blue and white pump house on right, immediately turn right into parking lot. Pump house is visible in photos of 16 and 18.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great diversity, Navigating is easy, Terrain is great good walk.
Cons: Some holes are a little long for the par rating they have. I am a beginner and some holes took me forever to complete.
Other Thoughts: All in all cool place to throw and lots of wildlife.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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