Placerville, CA
Finnon Reservoir DGC Share
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 Championship level course in El Dorado County

2-4    5/11/2011   12/9/2008
Review By: humchris85
Played: 109  Reviewed: 74  Exp: 8.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/12/2011
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Large variety of shots, Lefts, Rights, Uphill, Downhill, and Flat.
-Good ballance of left and right handed favorable holes.
-Beutifull scienery.
-Nice new baskets.
-Long holes that you can realy open it up on
-Good mix of open and wooded holes
-Cafe on site with good food
-Camping on site
-Lots of elevation change, big down hills, canyon shots, uphills, and mixes of the three
-Championship level course with more par 4's than par 3's
-I've only seen other golfers on the course once
-Benches being instaled around the course
Cons: -Lots of poison oak around the course
-Hard to find your way from one hole to the next
- Definatly not a course for beginers
-Long narrow mountan road to get out there
-Watch out for ticks
-A few holes are disc eaters with very rough areas just off to the side of the holes
-Tall grass in many areas
-Spoters needed on a few holes
-No real tee signs, most holes have a laminated sign with the hole # and par, but no distance or map of the hole
-Tees are mostly dirt with a few rubber teepads around
-Many long walks in between holes, some long enough that there should be another hole in between them
-A guide is a big help for your first round
Other Thoughts: The Finnon Lake course was designed by Craig Getty (one of the top designers in the Tahoe area) and the local fire department. I met one of the firefighters that helped to get this course instaled, nice guy, helped me find my way though the last 4 holes. This could very well end up being the top course in El Dorado County, I would already rate it higher than Placerville. It could use some concrete teepads so their a little less slick when wet. It could also use signs on some of the later holes to help you find your way around on the first visit, In fact if they made them just like the ones on the front they would be set. Great place for tournys as it has camping and food on site. When I talked to the people that run the cafe they said that the disc golfers were helping to increase bussness in the area (which is very rural), and they were thinking about starting to cary discs. I told them that they should get a disc with a custom hot stamp for their course, that it would help them make some extra cash. So if you go up there mention it while you get some great food.

I have now played the course twice sence the redisign. It is alot longer and harder to find your way around on it. This course is definatly not for beginers, they will end up giving up, or loosing all of thier discs before the end of the round. There are alot of par 4's and par 5's, with some of the par 4's feeling like they could be par 5's. There are alot of long walks from hole to hole, some are hard to spot (keep an eye out for marking flags). The new layout is great for top level pros, but it makes it allmost unplayable for beginers. They could realy use some sinage, both on the tees and to mark the way to the next tee. This would save alot of walking back and forth looking for baskets. When I was there last there were 2 new holes in between holes 9 and 10, one being a shorter anhyzer to a portable basket, the other being a longer slightly downhill shot from the inside of an old water tower (or something) to a rino-lined DiscCatcher.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 New in Placerville

1    10/18/2008   10/22/2008
Review By: beauzen
Played: 24  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 35.6 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice setting. Some fun holes.
Cons: Still a little rough; tee pads only on a few holes, and others hard to find; some blind holes with some nasty brush hidden 'around the corner'. Tight fence line along one hole.
Other Thoughts: It's nice to have a full-service cafe right at hole #1. Very twisty road to get to it. This course has some nice potential, but it looks like it will require some serious maintenance to keep it playing well.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice new course

1    10/9/2008   10/16/2008
Review By: jscott86
Played: 17  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 11/8/2008
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun course that circles a small lake. Every hole is well marked with signs detailing all the hole info. A good mix of challenging fairways and long shots.
Cons: The road to the course is very narrow and twisty. The course is new with patches of torn up blackberry and some poison oak.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice diversion off the beaten path. The cafe at hole 1 accepts donations for playing to help fund the course. A good course to check out.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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