Berkeley, CA 
Aquatic Park Share
Uploaded By: Donovan Hole #15 (Taken 9/2011)
3 / 319ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #15 Tee

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 Unsafe and poorly maintained

1    5/15/2013   5/21/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 819  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 14.3 Years
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course plays right along the bay so you get some nice views. A few of the holes offer the chance to throw out over the water for a risky birdie chance or play a safer line that makes getting to the pin for 2 much tougher. I always enjoy that kind of decision. A few of the holes have some nice low ceilings and tighter lines to hit, and there's some variation in hole length to add a little challenge and variety.
Cons: The walking path running through the course was very busy on a weekday afternoon, I can only imagine that it gets more crowded on weekends. With nearly every hole playing over or along the path, you do a lot of waiting and even then you can't always see pedestrians or bikers coming. On top of this, several holes overlap or play very close to one another, adding another layer of safety issues.

The signage is completely gone at this point. Even with the course map it took some wandering to find all the tees and baskets, especially the ones marked only with faint spray paint on the walking path. The tees and baskets are in pretty sad shape as well.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course frustrating, with water carries and some longer shots, and their lack of consistency will magnify the safety concerns. More experienced players will find some fun challenges here, but will also find themselves waiting a lot for other players and pedestrians to clear. Make sure to have a map or guide or you won't have much of a chance of finding all the holes.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Aquatic Park Review

1    5/25/2012   5/26/2012
Review By: Mateoqua
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.3 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Not many good things to say about this park, but I would imagine for professionals it would provide a bit of a challenge.
Cons: It is hard to even consider this a course. First of all there are hardly any hole markers and many of the launch pads are overgrown. The course is crammed onto a 100ft wide strip of land that runs parallel to the water and the railroad. Basically, if you have any doubts about throwing your disc, don't throw it. Many of the holes also run parallel to hidden swamps, which doesn't make things any better. The course also has cement paths that run through it, so you have to be aware of bystanders on every throw. It looks as if this course hasn't been maintained for years. I may come here to practice my short game, but other than that its worthless.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 No thought

9/10/2007   11/6/2007
Review By: kevin
Played: 67  Reviewed: 64
1 Helpful / 19 Not
Pros: Nearby
Cons: Bilt along the water, not very wide and trees that are hungry for your discs.
Other Thoughts: Prepare to loose your disks

1 of 20 people found this review helpful.

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