The Nevada Desert
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Benches and sponsor names are at every tee so I know DG friendly places to spend my money.
Multiple chain locations and there are tee signs at each hole indicating the distance to each of the chain placements. There is also a dial on the tee sign indicating which location the chains are currently at.
Variety of long and medium distance shots up and downhill as well as into and with the wind.
Several of the 'greens' have been picked free of rocks, which is rather cool. Some TLC went into this course.
You can see the chains from all but a few of their placements.
Cons: The wind (especially in the late afternoon) can be treacherous.
There is very little shade.
Ground is mix of dirt and rock, which chews up softer discs.
Other Thoughts: I had a rattlesnake crawl over my driver on #1.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
What a dog turd course...sorry if this is ur local course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
...I'm trying to find some good in this course but its hard to
Cons: -SAGEBRUSH!!! This totally zaps the fun out of this course. (see below for more details)
-no trees...yes i know its in the desert but still
Other Thoughts: I don't mean to offend anyone if this is their local course and they like it, but this course is whack. Its too bad because the land is decent and so are the distances and basket placements. The major turn off for me is searching for your disc on literally every throw because it gets lost in the sage brush. Don't wear shorts to this course either...you'll get stuck. If they could somehow eradicate the sagebrush I would give this course a 3.0 to a 3.25
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
DGC in the high desert
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: : Lots of parking, Practice basket, Putting game at the practice basket, Dog friendly, H2O and port-a-potty near hole 1,Tee signs with multiple placements and pin dial, local DG club support, +/- elevation change and best of all its free!
Cons: Chews up discs, No shade, not enough obstacles, can be very dry and dusty during summer months.
Other Thoughts: On nights when there are softball games being played , you can play holes 10-18 with the stadium lights. Wind is a factor at the course giving you a chance to hone your skills in the wind.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -All pins and tee pads are now in.
-There's three pin positions per hole.
-Great use of elevation where possible.
Cons: -Wind, and sometimes the dust that it kicks up
-Not enough garbage cans
-Afternoons, and spring can be insanely windy
Other Thoughts: Reno is in a desert, and as such, there's few physical obstacles to use. The ones that are on the course are used well. The elevation gains and losses are also used well, and give the course some interesting holes.
This is a distance course, as opposed to a finesse course. It's great for beginners, in that there's no trees to shoot around, and plenty of open space to learn how various discs behave. However, at the same time, it's also not very beginner friendly in that some of the longer holes (4, 8, 16..) can be very demoralizing to play because of how many shots it takes you to get to the pin.
It's not the best course by far, but it's a lot of fun to play.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Cool high desert course just outside downtown reno. Killer views. Holes are kind of the same except for some cool elevation changes on a couple. They have added 2 holes to start the front nine for a total as of today of 11 holes. Practice basket near parking area. Fun course, wind wind wind...
Cons: Nothing real negative on this place. Its dirty and windy and there is sagebrush but thats how it is here in Northern Nevada. Maybe some better markers to the next tee on a couple holes. They have started to line the trails with rocks which works cool too.
Other Thoughts: This is Rancho San Rafel Sports Park, not the city park. This is about a half mile past the other park. If your coming on Virginia just stay on it past the college and it will be on your left. Good for Reno to get a course, hope its the start of many more
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The pros are that Reno got a course.
good mix of distance on holes
nice elevation shots
baskets moved often
Cons: It is what it is, maybe a couple of trash cans.
There's one tree in play on the hole course
The tee pads on the back 9 are SHORT!
Other Thoughts: This course is 99.99% wide open but you still can have a good time here. Your enemy here is for sure the wind. The RDGC is taken good care of this course and I expect it to get better with time. For the land they had to work with I feel it was a pretty good design. Saturday 10:00am dubs
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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