Paradise, CA 
Lava Creek DGC Share
Uploaded By: jimbosprint Hole #17 (Taken 5/2011)
3 / 474ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 Tee

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Great course for $4

1    3/22/2014   3/23/2014
Review By: Fntsygamr
Played: 34  Reviewed: 27
1 Helpful / 0 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

the long drive

2-4    3/19/2014   3/19/2014
Review By: blazer
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 1.7 Years
1 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

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Field of Green

5+    1/20/2014   1/27/2014
Review By: pitbull530
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.5 Years
1 Helpful / 9 Not
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.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Lava Creek has improved my game.

5+    1/21/2014   1/24/2014
Review By: PMACK
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 8 Not
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 10 people found this review helpful.

Not bad, not great

5+    3/1/2014   1/16/2014
Review By: bigflick
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3
This review was updated on 3/1/2014
3 Helpful / 8 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.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Nice combo course

1    11/25/2013   12/10/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 818  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.1 Years
9 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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Disc Golf in Paradise

5+    1/25/2014   9/1/2013
Review By: DTcrew4
Played: 24  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 6/2/2014
3 Helpful / 6 Not
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 9 people found this review helpful.

Open Spaces!!!

2-4    4/21/2013   4/21/2013
Review By: SamanthaWDG
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/24/2013
0 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.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/10/2013   4/10/2013
Review By: zofo
Played: 16  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 2.8 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course nestled in a golf course. The scenery is very nice with a vineyard, creek, and tall pines. The tee pads are nice. Course is easy to navigate. Hole one sets you up as you look down from the clubhouse and see tons of green to air it out. I think the course layout and optional tee placement makes for a challenge. This course will let you air it out and test your accuracy. Great elevation changes and interesting water hazards to navigate.
Cons: Would be nicer if there were tee signs. I have to agree that most of the holes can be thrown RHBH so maybe a little more variety with optional pin placement or mandos.
Other Thoughts: I like hole 3. basket nestled behind trees so not easy for righty or lefty. I like the elevation changes as it tricks you with the distance. Water hazards are very interesting. Makes you think about laying up or going for it and possiblity of taking a bath. Lost a disc in the vineyard waiting to see if it will get returned. There is a nice little shop and the lady who runs the course was very friendly. Might be the best selection of plastic north of Sacramento. It is a pay by play not much $4 and well worth it. Course had others but never seems crowded with all of the space. Come for the scenery, fun course, and nice people you won't be disappointed!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Picturesque and Serene- A destination course

5+    2/23/2013   2/26/2013
Review By: cyndibaker
Played: 26  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.7 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: All the fun of disc golf with all the class of ball golf. Gorgeous fairways, vineyard views, and a lovely patio to enjoy a cold beverage before a round. The new pro shop has a great disc selection and a knowledgable proprietor. Now that the course designers have installed more pin positions there is even more distance and variation. Nice tunnel shots on holes 10 and 12 and a twisty wooded fairway in hole 3... Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Almost all the holes have trees in play and I have yet to par hole "elevy". A nor cal must play!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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