Short but worthwhile
1 Helpful / 1 Not
1) Good course for beginners to intermediate experience.
2) Layout of course on a sign near hole 1.
3) Each hole has a teepad and a post marking it, with a star with hole number inside it and pointing in the general direction of the basket.
4) Hole 1 is very close to the parking lot of park.
5) Challenges/obstacles on almost every hole to make the round interesting.
6) Rounds go by fast, maybe 20 minutes if you just play, with minimal stoppage time to look for lost discs.
7) Creek that runs through the course is dry so it is not a factor.
8) Layout is logical, you're not looking days for the next hole.
9) Practice basket near hole 1, by the picnic table.
1) Summer time brings the rattlers out, so play at your own risk. If you do play, watch for burrowings or places that could be burrowings and avoid.
2) Signs on each hole were vandalized, but telling by the remnants of some that remain, they were nice and probably had all the info of the hole and direction of next hole.
Driving from Sacramento to Chico, I was raring to go and get a few rounds in and Sherwood Forest didn't disappoint, except being on the lookout for rattlers. Bring you First Aid kits just in case.
I liked the layout of the course, on such a small area of the park. Could have probably put another 3 holes with the unoccupied space on the course. The mando on hole 8 is unique. They are arrows that provide the curved hallway to the short basket. One hole is behind a bush but short.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great for Kids and Beginners
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course for kids or for the one starting out. Wholes about 125-185 feet and whole 9 being over 200 feet.
Cons: During summer it becomes over whelmed with rattle snakes and thorns.
Other Thoughts: If you are board with the course you can play the course as a par 2 or, if there are no other player's, skip baskets. Play from tee 1 to basket 2. You can even play backwards. That is fun too and gives a very unique challenge.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
I love this course
Pros: Perfect for short-game practices
Tight layout for quick games before/after work
Each hole is perfect for different discs
Cons: Very few holes are suited for long drives
Lots of thorns and dust during certain times of the year
Very short course
Other Thoughts: I will always love this course. I played here many times when I first started and will continue to do so whenever I can.
The Pros and Cons are pretty connected here...its a short little course which is great if you want to play quickly or just get some practice in without hiking for miles.
On the other hand its not a course that will help you grow with your drives and it's not a great place to visit if you're aching for one of those epic hour+ long games.
It's well maintained, away from too much traffic. It's not the end-all of courses and it's far from being a "bad" course. It is what it is, a great little course for practice and quick games.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Perfect beginner course
Pros: The course plays through a small city park, it didn't seem like there was much interference from other park activities. The course is designed for kids, with a fun Robin Hood theme and large arrows on a couple holes as obstacles. There's a nice course map by the practice basket, and the holes are numbered. All of the baskets are in view from the tee and the transitions between holes are easy to follow.
There are a couple holes that have a protected pin or a slightly tricky line to hit. There is a small amount of brush on the edges of some fairways, enough that errant shots will sometimes lead to the need for recovery shots but not so much that it will be frustrating.
Cons: The course is very short and straightforward. Most experienced players won't need more than a putter and maybe a mid, and the majority of the holes are straight and fairly open. I know that the course was intended for kids, and it's a really nice design for that purpose, but I rate all courses on the same scale.
The tees are tiny, with only room for a standstill shot. There are concrete bumpers in front of the tees, seemed like a tripping hazard on follow throughs. The course doesn't quite wrap back to the first hole, there's a bit of a walk that encourages players to throw past a couple other holes to the practice basket.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course approachable and interesting with the right amount of challenge and fun to keep first time players interested and coming back. Experienced players won't find any real challenge or variety but it's not a course meant for that audience. It can still be a fun place for a fun quick putter round, and it's a perfect venue to teach the sport.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 12 Not
Haters gonna hate
Pros: You guys can hate all you want, but this course serves the exact purpose it was built for, to have an easy place for kids to learn about playin disc golf. I'm giving it a good rating cause I've seen hundreds of happy kids playing this course.
Every year we through the Awesome Blossom Toss em tourney here for kids age 5 to 13. We bring snacks, we give out trophies and every kid gets a custom stamped disc for participating. This course was built for kids, played by kids and making future disc golfers and isn't that what its really all about.
Cons: Yeah its a small short course, but kids love it.
Other Thoughts: Suck it Bushman!
4 of 16 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
fun in small package
Pros: Just got into or should I say addicted to disc golf. Being a newcomer this is a great place to start. Short holes but with enough dificulty to make it a challenge. new players wont be too discouraged. Met many experienced players working on their approaches and short game. Great community very willing to give tips and play a round. right next to park so easy access and family friendly.
Cons: Rocky and a lot of stickers and rough brush. Be mindful of snakes and other critters. Can get busy and some tees are close to baskets. Concrete tees are good but some are short and can be ankle killers.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
for the kids
Pros: -nice baskets, unique fake arrows on the 8th hole
-easy access, located in a nice park
-perfect for kids/beginners
Other Thoughts: It's by all means a kids course. As such, it is a great resource for beginners and folks looking to shore up their short game. Also a good place to play when it's windy if you need to learn how to adjust your throws for that. I wouldn't travel a great distance to play here but it serves its purpose well.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
The merry course
Pros: kids can learn disc golf,
hole 8 has fake arrows,
hard to lose discs,
you only need 2 disc
only one hole has fake arrows
no tee signs
small tee pads
Other Thoughts: nice small course right by a bigger course
and practice course (wildwood)
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Where Robin Hood and his merry men got their start
- Great place to take kids to teach them the sport
- Good place to practice long puts
- A couple of holes dogleg slightly providing a little variety
- Only 1 or 2 discs are realy needed to make it through the course, a putter and maby a Roc or Buzzz for the longer holes
- Concrete tee pads *
- Baskets are in good condition, with a practice basket neer hole 1
- Extra hole plays to practice basket and might be the only hole long enough to need a driver
- Huge fake arrows make for a fun obsticle for the kids
- OK mix of open and wooded areas
- Area in creek bed and beyond could be used for adding extra holes for a tourny
- All holes are ace-able *
- Nice sign at the entrance with a map
- Concrete tees are so short there is no room for a run up, though most holes are too short to need a run up
- Holes are all super short you realy only need a putter for most holes, but this course was designed for kids so this is to be expected
- All holes are ace-able *
- Rocky ground could be a rough on DX plastic
- No tee signs on the course, they arn't realy needed though as most holes you can see the basket from the tee
- Concrete blocks in front of the tees with the hole name on it seemed like they would end up triping people
A fun and short litte 9 hole course in the city of Chico. The course was designed for kids and is perfect for that. If I were rating it fully on the idea that it is a kids course than I would probably give it a 4, but I feel that I need to rate it against all the other courses that I've played. The holes are all super short and many of them I was having trouble not over driving with my putter. The concrete tees are all short and slightly raised with a concrete block in front of them with the name of the hole on it. The good part is that you shouldn't need a run up on any of the holes out here, so this won't make a huge diffrence. The holes actualy have a decent amount of variety for a course designed for kids, there are a couple of slight dog legs, some holes that make it up to about a medium density of trees, while others are wide open shots. There is even a hole neer the back that has a hand full of giant fake arrows sticking out of the ground, they don't realy stop adults from throwing right over them, but they are a good obsticle for the kids. Not a course that I would recomend traveling a long distance to play, but it is a good course for taking kids to, or playing a quick lunchtime round if your in the area.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
A good practice course
Pros: Great course for a quick, short game. Also practicing and working on form or taking some beginner friends along. Good baskets. Well kept and close.
Cons: Not very challenging. Not a really isolated DG course being next to Manzanita and hooker oak park.
Other Thoughts: Eagled hole 1!
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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