3 Helpful / 1 Not
Best bet for the Antelope Valley
Pros: - Easy to find, Tee 1 right next to parking lot.
- Great baskets.
- Great tee maps, no course map reqd, distances posted.
- Flow is fine, no criss cross.
- Plenty of obstacles, trees, tennis courts, small buildings with high fence, baseball field.
- Park is well maintained.
- Favorite holes are 6 and 9 (good distance with tough obstacles)
Cons: - No reg events or clubs
- Only 9 Holes
- Most holes are too short for my liking.
- Teepads full of lots of chips, I actually trip up in the teepad. I would rather tee in the dirt than the loose chips.
- Public is oblivious to disc golfers. I have often had to skip a hole due to park goers.
- No elevation change.
- Hole 4 and 6 have a small building with a very tall fence as an obstacle. I have thrown into this fence twice. I almost broke an ankle trying to climb the fence. Be Carefull!
Other Thoughts: - I play this course often at lunch time during the week because it's next to my work. Its the only place to play near Palmdale.
- Bathrooms avail, but I have never used them.
- Water fountains may be avail, I always bring my own water though.
- Holes 4 and 5 are easy to throw over the fence. Look for hole in fence south of tee 5.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
For a local course, its not bad
Pros: -Nice, new baskets
-Usually pretty baren
-Good signage and easy to navigate
-Discs are available to rent in the office
-Close by for us Antelope Valley players!
Cons: -Wood chip tee boxes make for unstable footing and wood in your shoes
-There are times when the wind can really get blowing, and when it does, this is a huge con
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty good course for being only 9 holes. Living in the AV, its the only year round course we have without driving down to Saugus or Sylmar. Its generally uncrowded, and since its only 9 holes, this allows you to be able to improvise a bit without worrying about messing with someone elses game. The wood chip tee boxes can be annoying, but you can throw out of the dirt right next to them with no problems. A group of people I regularly play with have thought about going in one night with a few backs of self leveling concrete and just taking care of that problem. People are pretty nice, I've met several friendly golfers while playing here. If you live in the area, check it out, and if you're passing through, feel free to stop in! Unless its windy, then keep on drivin, the wind in the desert can really ruin your day. I threw what was going to be a beautiful hyzer on hole 3 that ended up almost in someones front yard due to the ridiculous wind that was out that day. That's been my only negative experience though, so give it a run.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
...at least it's there!
Pros: -Very, very nice brand new looking DisCatcher baskets.
-Easy to follow with very nice signs. They mark 'pro' and 'recreational' pars.
-Varies between dirt and grass.
-Good for beginners for the most part.
-Benches all over the place, but not at the tees.
-Saw at least 3 drinking fountains and a soda machine.
-Course layout seemed professionally designed for the plot of land it is in.
Cons: -Wood chip tees. Somewhat short, but long run-up's aren't really necessary.
-No elevation changes, at all.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course to stop by at if you are passing through Palmdale, being about 5 minutes off the freeway. It is short, fresh, seems new, and easy to follow.
First couple of holes appear that they may be difficult to play if its busy. Park was deserted when we visited.
Hole 2 is a narrow tunnel shot along the edge of a basketball court and the park border. A poorly thrown shot can easily enter the basketball courts.
I think the whole course is no more than par 3. Some tees indicate par 4 for pro and 5 for recreational. I am still a beginner and there is no way I needed 5 throws on any of these.
Either way, if you are passing through Palmdale, It's worth it to check the course out, merely to see those shiny new Innova baskets! It is obvious that some care went into this course when it was set up, and it appears to be maintained quite nicely.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Quick course; well marked tees. Technical course makes it tricky if you don't think out your shot before hand, yet short distances to the basket keeps it simple for beginners.
Cons: I'm used to playing off of concrete/rubber/grass/dirt tees, so the wood chip tees at Desert Sands take a little getting used to, and some tee boxes don't feel long enough.
Other Thoughts: Baskets are generally placed in a hard packed sandy area, so your disc can end up skipping past the basket - keep it in mind when you're playing
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: very short technical course, lots of trees, makes you think about your shot before you actually throw, finding a path is the best part of this course, especially on hole #2...course well layed out and very good for a beginner.
Cons: my con for this course would have to be the tee pads, they are wood chips or bark and im use to playing on concrete tees or rubber. when you step in or on these tee pads you feel like there isnt enough chips/bark and you feel like you are teeing off in a bunker. other than that nothing too bad about this course
Other Thoughts: would like to see if maybe we could make this course longer or think of some alternate tees and make it an 18 hole course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good short course, very good for beginners. serval holes are very challenging because of trees.
Cons: some very easy holes, and only a nine hole course. Do have problems with soccers players.
Other Thoughts: it's about time the AV got it's only course...
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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