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.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Shady Oaks Jr.
Pros: - Nice concrete tee pads
- Baskets with multiple pin pisitions
- Water hazards come into play on multiple holes
- Good mix of distances
- Some ace-able holes
- A few lefts and rights
- Mostly wooded with some more open holes
- Skatepark in same park (not a daycare)
- Sports fields on walk towards course, if they arn't in use they make a good place to practice a few drives before you start.
- Benches and Trashcans all around
Cons: - Crowded (like most Sac area courses)
- Big groups that refuse to let smaller goups pass
- Needs better signage (look on the back of hole markers)
- Very little elevation change
- Could posibly have some par 4's or 5's in the space behind the course (In my opinion)
- Some holes play very close to others and have the danger of crossfire
- Hard to find your way around the first time
Other Thoughts: A nice city park with soccer fields, a skate park and a prety nice little 18 hole disc golf course. The signs were a little lacking the last time I was there, but if you looked on the back of the hole marker there was usualy a little hand drawn map. Like most Sacramento courses it tends to get backed up with big groups of slow players during peak times. I usualy try to go to courses like this and Shady Oaks durring weekday mornings to keep the amount of people on the course to a minimum. This shouldn't be taken to say that all Sac area golfers are jerks, just alot of them. I've also met alot of cool golfers from Sac and the surounding areas, usualy at tournys, but I've met some chill casual golfers as well.
The Rocklin DGC was actualy the first disc golf course I had heard of, unfortunatly it was from having golfers drop thier kids off at the skate park like it was a daycare. Their kids would be running back and forth across the skatepark (no, board or skates) and enevitibly would get run over by a skater. Then they would be sitting there in the middle of the skatepark crying with no parents to be seen. So my final thought is if you have kids with you, keep them with you, or at least don't drop them off at the skatepark like it's a playground. They will probably get hurt, and no one likes having to take care of some crying kid that shouldn't have been there in the first place.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Always Fun at Rocklin!
Pros: Nice park setting with hard semi grassy fairways in the summer; soft/muddy fairways in the winter
Most Holes have trees scattered throughout the fairway but mostly open with big arm shots
Restrooms near Hole 1
Benches & Trash Cans on All Holes
Fun mix of Holes with Multiple Pin Placements
Tee Pads are long and wide giving you a lot of room to use!
Park looks excellent in the summertime and very fun to play!
Cons: Can get flooded & very muddy during rainy season
Other Thoughts: It can get windy at times - like any valley course.
The course gets very packed on weekends and the Sacramento area is in desperate need for more championship caliber courses.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: 18 holes, good tee pads and directional signs. I ended up catching up with some locals who let me play along so I had a bit of a guide trip. Even without the help it would have been pretty easy to find my way. There are some new tee pads and hole locations from what I was told. Overall good fun course, not real hard not real easy either. Seems most of the holes are pretty long a few shorter ones would be nice. Everything you expect in a city park and a very nice park at that. I saw a gas station around the corner with an Innova sign so I assume they sell discs there.
Cons: The creek smells nasty, try to stay out of there. I think it drys up in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Good course, will play again if I get close. They had a WED night doubles start just as we were finishing with over 60 people. Thats right over 60 people on a WED night.
If your in the area play this course. Its just a few minutes off Hwy 80
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Well maintained
Nice tee pads
Long holes with big oaks that add a sprinkling of technicality
Not too crowded
Free to play
Cons: Needs more elevation change
Holes began to get a little monotonous towards the end.
Needs a few more shorter, technical holes
Other Thoughts: Probably not what you would call a destination course but a must play if in the area
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: A very enjoyable 18. Pretty open on a few holes, but nice tee placement. A good group of very challenging holes.
Cons: A few of the holes are very easy, due to a lack of trees, as well as some very interesting water hazards (GNARLY!!!). Also, the signs aren't very helpful.
Other Thoughts: Today was very crouded and windy, but I'm sure thats not always a problem.
0 of 5 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.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Orangevale's Little Bro
Pros: - cement tees, in good shape
- dual pins, changed fairly often
- good use of elevation keeps the repetitive holes a little more interesting than they would be
- low canopies on some holes will teach you to throw low and straight
- pin placements around the creeks are creative and fun. Many good risk/reward pins
- well defined and well kept fairways
- some cool barriers built with logs
- lots of trash cans, usually one every few holes
Cons: - poor tee signs. they're in good shape, but they only tell you the hole number and what the par is (always 3). No maps or distances. This can make finding the correct basket tough for newcomers.
- mostly open, not much technical challenge
- very dry and dusty, no water on the course
- can be crowded on weekends
- many of the holes get repetitive, either slightly doglegged left/right
Other Thoughts: Tee 1 is about 100 yards away from the parking area, across the large open field between the tennis courts and the bathroom building.
I found navigation on this course to be difficult the first time I was out here because of the poor signage and being able to see multiple baskets from the tee (after you get to the mid-6), but before you tee off check the back of the tee signs because someone has put some very basic maps with clear laminate on the back of the signs. Not all of them are there (actually only about half), but if you're new to the course they will help you out a lot.
The other players here are all pretty nice, and understand the concept of letting a smaller group play through, which was a nice change from many of the other California courses I've played.
All in all this course is fun, but only for a round or two, or if you feel like playing a longer game of Ript! with your friends. Everyone that has said that Orangevale (Shady Oaks) is better and more of a challenge is right, you're time will be better spent there, and you'll be a better player because of it. Rocklin is worth a stop by if you've never played it before, but if you have to make a choice, go to Orangevale.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
My home course, what can I say
Pros: Great mix of short and long holes, multiple pin positions per hole, holes changed regularly, each hole has benches, concrete tees, and trash cans
Cons: Usually always crowded, dusty, close proximity to rest of park/joggers always in the way, windy, reed that grab your skin and cut you and give you a rash
Other Thoughts: I've played all the local courses and this one is definitely my favorite. Always challenging and the creek on hole 3 is a nice challenge. There usually some large groups on younger kids and lots of pot smoking/beer drinking if you aren't into that kind of stuff. Also, the pictures of the course are completely wrong, they updated all the holes a while back and I couldn't recognize any of them.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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