Love Lava Creek
Pros: The course has been upgraded a lot with new Tee Signs, Placements, Obstacles, OB, and Drop Zones.
It has nice elevation throughout the entire park. The course is in a "bowl". There is a cool top of the world shot which has 4 placements now. There is a nice variety of short and long shots. There are a lot of trees on the sides and in the middle of the course. They do a good job of using them as obstacles. I love how peaceful the course is.
Cons: There are a few cons. 14, 15, and 16 play similar and I could do without them. And most throws are RHBH. And you have to call ahead to see if course is open to disc golf (most of the time it is). And when on the course you have to give way to the ball golfers. But if you play the course on less busier times, it is hardly an issue.
Other Thoughts: I play 10+ courses in the Sacramento region and this is one of my favorite to play.
Green for Green
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Concreet Tees with good signage for basket placement. Each whole has 2-4 different placements and changes often. Since the Disc Golf course is on a 9 whole ball golf course you play on green grass.
Cons: There are few wholes that have poison oak close by.
Other Thoughts: Great course to work on drives. Lots of wide open long drives. Round Tees would be better on some wholes because some basket placements are not pointing in the same direction.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Great course for $4
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Manicured grass, great staff, layout was great. Scorecards available at the front desk. Weather was great. Ability to drink purchased beer on course. Easy parking area.
Cons: No food on site. Rollers don't come easy. No skips from shots. Potential ball golfers on the course too. Other golfers using carts. Mud and water in creek / swamp area.
Other Thoughts: Top of the world shot on #11 was gorgeous, easy to leave it in the water if you're not careful. If you play multiple rounds, the price goes down from original $4. Play this course for a great time at a beautiful location.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
the long drive
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Well taken care of, no riff raff of random people or bums leaving litter, grass nice and mowed, so you dont loose your disc, mixed elevations, with island shots and creek crossing, very nicely layed out, with trsh cans and ash trays, pro shop with refreshments and equipment, beautiful view, fresh paradise air, and totally nice people
Cons: drives a little too long for par if you ask me, creek presents penalties, regular golfers to watch out for
Other Thoughts: also will want to come back, a great experience even for a beginner like me
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 9 Not
Field of Green
Pros: wide open for big arms to let loose. private course so you can drink on the course. multiple tee locations make for a different play every week. new improvements continue to make the course better.
Other Thoughts: they have a pro shop that sells beer, food and of course DISCS.
2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 9 Not
Lava Creek has improved my game.
Pros: It's a VERY clean and maintained course, there are multiple pin placements so the course is constantly changing, and their pro shop has a great variety of discs to choose from.
Other Thoughts: You can tell how much effort has gone into making Lava Creek the course it is today. From what I hear, I can't wait to see all the new upcoming improvements for the future.
2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Not bad, not great
4 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Big open shots, not alot mistakes to be made. Can really practice your big arm on this course.
Cons: Course is to easy. RHBH course for sure, not enough variation for different throwers. I just feel with all this space and freedom they could have done alot more. Not worth $4. THEY GOT RID OF THE PRO SHOP!
Other Thoughts: Seems like there working on this course so I hope they ask the community of discers what they would like to see, instead of just one person making all the decisions.
4 of 13 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice combo course
Pros: The course shares space with a 9 hole ball golf course, so the maintenance is impeccable by disc golf standards. There are nice concrete tees and the baskets are in fine shape. Maps and scorecards are available at the pro shop, as are snacks, drinks and discs. There is plenty of length here, with several opportunities to rip some big drives. Shorter reachable holes are mixed in so it doesn't just feel like a bomber course.
The course does a pretty good job of not just having ball golf style holes. The trees between fairways and the woods around the edges of the course are used on several holes to add some challenge. There are some nice elevation changes, and the design uses them a lot. There are multiple fun downhill holes which is always a plus for the fun factor. There are also some tricky uphill shots.
The creek and pond come into play a couple times, as do some artificial OB areas. This adds some risk/reward decisions on a few holes where you have to make the choice between laying up safe and going for the green with the possibility of going OB.
Cons: Despite creative design, the course still feels pretty open on a lot of the holes. This combined with the way the course is routed means that RHBH players will throw a lot of hyzers here. It also means that there are only a couple places where you have to really hit a tighter gap, there is a lot of room for error and little punishment on most of the drives. Navigation can be a little tricky, signs are in the works but in the meantime pay attention to the map or hook up with a local to avoid having to wander.
Because the routing doesn't just follow the ball golf holes there could be conflict if there are players playing both at the same time, make sure to keep an eye out on shots crossing or going against the ball golf flow. There are a couple spots where the holes play pretty close to one another, with possibilities for ending up in another fairway or on another tee.
Other Thoughts: This course is very scenic and has some really fun holes. I definitely recommend a stop here if you're in the area. Beginners will find the course pretty long, but not so punitive that it's frustrating. Experienced players will enjoy the chances to air out some drives, but won't find their line shaping skills tested all that much.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Disc Golf in Paradise
Pros: Beautiful course with lots of grass.
Multiple pin positions on EVERY hole.
Grassy course keeps your discs lasting longer.
Cons: This is a nice course that I live less than a mile from. That being said I may never play here again. The owners, Ana and Tony, are the most disrespectful business owners I've ever come across. That alone will keep me from playing there.
3 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: -nice lawns
- interesting holes that go uphill and downhill
Plus you can buy drinks and I think food too. Restrooms at the 18th hole!
Cons: You do have to pay, but it's nice to have lawns and a store.
Real golfers have you moving aside.
Some course don't have flags to see where you are throwing.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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