Good overall course
Pros: -Nice balance of open and trees.
-Quite a bit of shade on a hot day.
-Good use of water hazzards.
-Some natural right hand as well as left hand drives.
-Nice baskets in good condition.
-Final 9 pro shop on site.
-Washer indicators on the Tee signs to tell you where the basket is.
-All of the Tee signs are in good shape.
-Bathrooms on site.
-Not one but TWO practive baskets to get some putts in while you're waiting to Tee off on one (and you typically will be waiting)
Cons: -You almost always will have to wait for a while to Tee off on #1
-Gets a bit crowded, especially on weekends. If you're a slower player/group you'll need to let people play through (if you're considerate).
-They put extensions on some of the baskets, putting them way up in the air (supposedly to prevent skip aces).
-Relatively flat, but that's not something they could really change, the park just doesn't really have much in the way of hills.
-5,6,7 are kind of side-by side-by side, and there's always a good chance of getting hit with a stray drive.
Other Thoughts: Overall I think this course plays fair and I enjoy playing it. Play #3 smart or throw something that floats, the water is so murky you will literally have to drag your feet along the bottom and "feel" your disc, because you'll NEVER see it in that "water". Be cool and let people play through, some days it will be you behind a group. There's a very diverse mix of casual beginner players and very serious competitive players out there on any given day. When I take my kids they always enjoy watching the more advance players drive (as we let them play through).
Very nice technical course
1) Bathroom(s) on site
2) Pro shop on site
3) Practice area
4) Benches/seats at every hole
5) Trash bins at most holes, if not all
1) Water plays into half of the holes, although most of it has greenery in it so spotting your disc is a little easier
2) Disc fisherman on hole 3 trying to retrieve everyone's lost disc on the first hole where water comes into play unless you shank a hyzer on 2.
3) Parking can be a pain if there is a big event going on at the park
Other Thoughts: Love the way course meanders about. There are some challenging holes as well as ones that require rocket arms to get to on certain pin locations. It's a very nice manicured and kept course, hardly will you find anything littering the course. They have a dog park, skate park and a wide open field bby the skate park if you wanna drop some ballistic bombs with your distance drivers. And the Parks/Rec office is right next to the pro shop.
Watery Disc Grave
Pros: Lots of Tricky Holes
Great combination of Long and Short drives
During the rainy season, many little lakes form to create water hazards - don't throw in the water!
People bring their dogs with, but beware of dogcatchers...
Cons: Relatively Flat
Can be crowded since there aren't many courses in the area
Lots of groups play, so it's easy to get stuck behind someone...
Other Thoughts: Also would be a fun course to play in the summer when all the trees have leaves...
Best in the Sacramento Area
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Excellent challenges on every hole make this a course that never leads to boredom. Trees come into play on most every hole, but the design is fair, leaving you with shot options every time.
Cons: The creek could feature greater play, but the great hole lengths and overall design overshadow this one design fault.
Other Thoughts: The best course in the Sacramento area, without question. Besting this place requires a trip to Kirkwood or Napa County.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Enjoyable course for sure
Pros: Friendly people, great location, good technical basket placement. First three holes play wide open. 4-8 holes play through trees for more technical placement of your shots. Wide open #9 before 10-16 back into trees. #17 is a great hole. #18 can be short or long, depends on basket placement. Great wide open soccer field for tossing around the disc for fun before or after your round. Benches & garbage cans at each hole for convenience.
Cons: Can be busy at times. Playing with a large group (5 or more) can back up the holes a little bit, but not too bad. Water near many holes. Losing your disc is a high possibility, be prepared to "fish it out" of some murky mucky "water".
Other Thoughts: Overall, a great place to play after work or on the weekends. Teaching my kids to play here has been great. Never gets boring playing this course. Picnic area to rest at after #9. Bring your snacks, pack some water on those warmer days. Need gear? Final 9 shop on the walk in. Snacks and gear at good prices.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Rockin' Rumblin' Rocklin
Pros: Positive and prominent DG culture. Excellent flow and layout; course played quite fast for a decent length 18 on a somewhat crowded weekday. Dedicated DG space is always great. Awesome mix of driving options & lanes. Nice combination of longer & shorter holes. 18 is a really nice finishing hole. Never got too lost.
Cons: Adding distances to each teesign would be a big plus. Flat to minimal elevation changes. A printable map of the layout would've been helpful.
Other Thoughts: Back 9 tougher than front 9. This course reminded me of a nicer, longer version of Mackey in Sac. Chummy locals were nice enough to point me in the right directions, but never offered to join up.
Uniqueness: B+ (almost as nice as Shady Oaks...almost)
Difficulty: B+ (perfect amount of trees; flat)
Fun Factor: A- (super layout & flow; fun hole designs; mellow)
Aesthetics: A (clean & well maintained; gracefully matured)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Great, long course
Pros: Very fun, yet challenging course with lots of variety throughout. Bench and garbage cans at most holes. Seems to be a lot of good players here, rarely get stuck behind someone slow. Many different pin locations, usually changed at least every 2 weeks.
Cons: Would be nice to have a pin location marker, as some holes can be blind. Some stinky swamp areas, which like to eat up discs. Not much elevation change.
Other Thoughts: This is an all around great course, and usually not as busy as Shady Oaks. The course can be super long too, depending on pin placement, but always fun.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice Tee pads and all baskets at holes.
Can have dogs on leash.
Benches and tee signs at tees.
Gorgeous oak trees and open area. No other games or general public in course area most times. Course is set away from main part of the park activities.
Variety of distances and throws
Clean park except at tees- pick up your butts smokers.
has some creek type water hazards at some holes. Good oppurtunitys for birdies and maybe an ACE. Generally plays like an intermediate course with a mellow feel.
Cons: Can be crowded on any day, at any time due to it being one of the best courses in the Sacramento Valley. Sacramento lacks good courses in big parks. Plan to follow and be followed here. No distance info. or direction signs for next tee and all the cig.butts at tees suck! Pack your mud boots in winter or wet season.
Other Thoughts: Enjoyed the course very much and we will return. Who ever was the person/persons who obtained permission for a course in this awesome city park, thank you.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Great course with variety of shots and conditions. open fields near bye to stretch it out first
Cons: Many trees have been removed or fallen recently making this course lose luster. Tee signs are useless
Other Thoughts: New tees and pin locations on the way rumor has it
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: pretty well maintained, all ppins have 2 or 3 positions, clean(ish) bathrooms, elevation fun all over the place.
Cons: seems to have been over populated the past month, awsome signs with no map(length on the back of them with sharpie), if played toomuch it gets repetitive and boring.
Other Thoughts: needs maps of holes bad.
beware all water around here, it reeks horribly.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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