Nice combo course
8 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 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.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Country-Club Disc Golf
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Accommodates to all types of golfers, beginners to pros with long arms.
Concrete Tees, new baskets
Plenty of shade for the summer months
Cold drinks in the clubhouse
Wide variety of Discs sold by Mike Pease in the shop
Some nice elevation shots
Cons: Pay to play course, only $3 bucks however
Missing detailed hole signs/alternate positions
Not always a problem, but you do need to be aware of the ball golfers at times. Not a popular course though.
Definitely favors a RHBH player
Other Thoughts: A very nice addition to the Chico area disc golf scene. You can play quickly here and not worry to much about hiking/ losing discs. Definitely worth the money to play this course
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Things are starting to look up at Lava Creek. I retracted my last review. This course is much more enjoyable now. Keep up the good work. Its makes it nicer to purchase the 10 round card for a $1 off a round too.
Cons: Muddy tee pads, still quite RHBH dominated even with alternates.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
My first experience mixing with ball golfers
Pros: - Beautiful well manicured ball golf course for a location
- Nice mix of elevation change with uphills, downhills, and sidehills to challenge golfers
- Holes tend to be longer, with a few shorter ace-able mixed in
- Clubhouse with cold beer for sale, and other drinks, but who needs those
- Very disc golf friendly staff
- Small fee to play helps keep the riff-raff off of the course
- Friendly locals (Jimbosprint lives just down the hill in Chico and plays up here offten, hit him up if your playing)
- Small disc slection in clubhouse the last time I went through with some from the Anderson Valley Brewing Company
- Creek and small pond both come into play on a few holes
- Large area located neer the back of the course may be used in the future to make an extra 18 holes of completely diffrent disc golf
- Scorecards / Maps and pencils are avaliable at the clubhouse
Cons: - Holes are marked by White sticks in the ground with the hole # on it, no real signs
- 4$ Pay to play
- Ball golfers arn't carefull and arn't very good at yelling "fore" when they allmost nail you with a drive
- Can get realy muddy in some areas during the winter
- Beers are a bit expensive there, but what do you expect, it's a ball golf course
- A little too open for my taste, but for some this is a plus
- Could use a couple of par 4's or 5's :D
Other Thoughts: This is a beutifull 18 hole course set amongst a 9 hole ball golf course. This makes allmost the whole course green and beutifull year round. They do charge a 4$ fee to play but this helps to keep unwanted elements from playing out here, and helps keep the course looking as beutifull as it does. The owners are very receptive to disc golfers and treat us with a respect that we usualy don't get from ball golfers. There are a couple of areas that seem to get slick and muddy during the winter months, but the ball golfers were nowhere to be seen then. There are a couple of areas whre the ball golf and disc golf get to where they might have problems, but these are solved with some nice mandos. There is a need for the disc golf holes to get some good signs, but I think it's just a matter of time before they do it. Jimbosprint was also telling me that they have plans to put in another 18 holes in some unused space down by the creek in the back of the course. We just need to keep disc golfers coming out there, until the point that they realize that they can make more money catering to disc golfers than ball golfers.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Many different types of shots needed. Some longer shots with 5 holes over 400ft. Open area for the most part with it being on a Golf Course. Have some down hill shots and uphill shots so the variety was very good. They also have score cards with a map of the holes which was very helpful even though some were still difficult to find. Without being able to actually see the hole. example #6.
Cons: Very Hilly but if need be there are golf carts. Tee Boxes just marked with white stake in the ground so sometimes difficult to find. Also was difficult with nobody in the club house to ask questions if you had them or not and pay. (they were outside working on stuff)
Other Thoughts: I would say with the money they get per round for it to go back into the course and clean up the tee boxes. Or make them a little more noticable. The map on the score card was great but if i didn't find that i would of been lost. So markings would definantly benefit in my opinion.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Sky tees, open, no looking for discs in brush on every hole (watch out for the briar pit before the creek!), green
Cons: pay to play
Other Thoughts: It's a good occasional alternative if you play bidwell all the time, grass is a nice change, prob worth the $3 green fee + $1 basket fee
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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