A Pleasant Suprise
Pros: I was expecting a typical college campus course but found that more work and thought had gone in to the design. It is obviously cared for, with steps, benches and a trash can. Most of the holes work well, but a couple are lacking creativity. Pro and Am tee pads, good use of the available terrain, and there are cool Territorial buildings visible throughout the course, which is visually pleasing.
#1 is an open shot that isn't remarkable, but it does have a cool stone wall upon which it sits.
#2 plays right up the creek bed, and calls for a nice "S" shot. Basket is protected in a grove of trees.
#3 - The only anny shot; a short one in to the trees, but nothing special.
#4 is pretty wide open. Stay out of the right side of the fairway, because there is a ton of prickly pear and bushes over there.
#5 Drive in an open field. Not spectacular, but at 718' it is fun to work your arm.
#6 - Slight anny to a basket on a berm. Not great, but you walk under the bridge in the creek be to get there, and i've never done that before.
#7 - I walked to the tee pad, looked up and laughed and said "Wow". Best described by the previous reviewer as an "80' anthill" choked with cactus. A gust of wind or a roll away putt can make this a nightmare hole.
#8 is the prettiest hole on the course, as it plays across a small valley. Basket sits on the ridge, so accuracy is a must.
#9 Plays down back to the parking lot. Not a great hole, but it's fun to throw from elevation.
Cons: Large gravel tee boxes make it tough to do anything but take a one step approach. At least they aren't muddy.
Too much trash on the course (for a course that is obviously cared for).
I'm not sure how you navigate the course when the creek is running; you cross it several times and there are no foot bridges.
Prickly pear and Cholla cactus abound, so watch your step.
Other Thoughts: It looks like there is room for 18 holes here. With the Pro/Am setup, you could play 18 from all of the pads. I liked the vibe and the effort put in to the course. It exceeds most 9-hole courses i have played. Enjoy!
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Nice Winter Course
Pros: This course makes good use of obstacles and terrain. There are two sets of tees with the tee markers on the shorter tees. I played in December under a winter storm warning and barely needed a jacket. There are real nice indicators for the next tee on each basket. There are nice benches by many of the beginner tees.
Cons: I don't mind the rail tie in the front of the tee (no one can go beyond the box on their tee shot) but the few that block of the back afforded an unwanted hazard in my opinion. Most tee I have come across rarely provide room for a solid approach.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend parking in the south side lot close to basket nine. You will have a bit of a walk to the first tee (time to warm up) but less of a walk after the ups and downs of the last three holes.
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Pros: Lots of nice long open holes, and a variety of tricky shots.
Cons: The last couple of times i have been there it has been pretty winded, and there is a ton of cactus.
Other Thoughts: Its a nice course, but i think there could be potential for 18 holes.
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