Paradise, CA
Lava Creek DGC Share
Uploaded By: jimbosprint Hole #5 (Taken 5/2011)
3 / 252ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee



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Deceives you into thinking you're better than you really are

5+    12/29/2012   1/8/2013
Review By: xjsnowbum
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great for beginners
Wide Open
Elevation changes
Never closed for rain
Nice scenery w/ vineyard in summer/fall
Different than most wooded NorCal courses
Pro Shop
Electric Carts on Saturdays
Cons: RHBH dominant
Consistent, long, wide open throws
No technicality only distance
Little improvement over time for "pay" course
People rarely return lost discs
Other Thoughts: This course can be a lot of fun, but would get monotonous as a "home" course. It really tricks you into thinking that you are a much, much better player than you really are due to the lack of any type of throw other than the Right hand hyzer/Left hand turnover, no tight fairways, no low ceilings, and minimal OB. 16 of 18 hole are RHBH.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Cool Course Near Chico

1    8/17/2010   8/17/2010
Review By: hooboy
Played: 49  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 6.6 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation changes on a course that goes "out and back" through a ravine that also houses a 9 hole ball golf course (also a con). The baskets here look brand new. They have done more than just plop down baskets amidst the golf course. Some baskets were perched atop hills (10), or tucked into a little rock enclave (5). Had to turn the disc both ways here. Even though the course is literally on a ball golf course, they have used the trees where they can to create a semi-wooded effect. Long enough to air it out on several holes. Have never played amidst a ball golf course which was kind of cool. Scorecard and map available at clubhouse. Be sure to take one, you'll need it to get around.
Cons: Only one grass / dirt tee per hole, marked with a white stake, usually on or near the ball golf tee box. No real markings on the course itself, save for a few next tee signs. I had to consantly consult the map, and/or often walk forward to see where the basket was. Be careful you can lose discs here on several holes as you cross creeks, a pond, and lots swamp / long grass areas bordering holes. This course was long enough for me that there were very few one shotters. The course is literally on the ball golf course. I can't imagine playing here when ball golfers are playing. Luckily for me the place was empty the day I played. It was hot and windy.
Other Thoughts: I'm from Atlanta so I'm used to much more heavily wooded courses. We were in Chico at the University. Short and very scenic drive up from Chico. The drive up to Paradise alone is worth the trip. Paradise looks like a cool little town. I chose to play here over Bidwell Park, based on ratings on this site, and the fact that they have new baskets vs. tone poles at Bidwell Park. Place was deserted when I pulled up, but a nice lady helped me with directions before I headed out. This is "pay to play" ($4). You can use the honor system in a pay slot if no one is around.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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