4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has great tee pads, signage and baskets. The dedicated course is unique and offers some long distance right and left hand turns. The challenge of this course is keeping it in-bounds. (Though the rocks aren't technically OB)
I loved the view of Vegas from the course. It's a nice neighborhood in a clean and easy to find location.
Cons: The rocks are disc manglers. I made the tragic mistake of throwing a brand new disc and it completely munched the edge of it. If it weren't for the lava rocks of death the course probably would have scored a 3.5-4.
The course turns in on it's self again and again, so you have the potential of throwing at people coming the opposite direction.
The grass is super short and spongy so your disc skips and rolls around like no other course I've ever played.
I'm not sure if the local kennel uses the course to walk their dogs or not, but there is dog crap ALL OVER the course so watch your step.
Other Thoughts: I really thought this course would be a lot of fun, but after playing it once nobody in my group has any interest in returning. Although you should of course avoid throwing OB the consequences of doing so on this course far outweigh the benefits of the course.
Add to that the constant need to watch your step constantly from the dog crap made it annoying to say the least.
I personally thought the grass was neat, and if it weren't surrounded by the rocks of death I'd have put that as a pro.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Perfect desert fairways
Pros: The layout here is one of the more unique ones you'll find in the desert. The park is filled with curvy strips of landscaped areas filled with small trees, desert plants, and red rocks. The result is that all of the fairways really look like fairways, like someone created the park around a disc golf course (not sure if that was really the case). The holes here are on the long side, but you can't simply air out all your drives. If you're playing the landscaped islands as OB (the signs don't declare them as OB), you'll lose strokes to the OB. If not, you're still going to end up underneath some scraggly trees that will leave you with some bad upshots.
Navigation here was simple. There is a course map, but you won't need it after you find the first hole (the 2nd tee pad is closer to parking lot). All the holes have concrete tees and bright yellow Discatchers. The tee signs are the best in Vegas, giving a nice color bird's eye view of the hole.
There is a good mix of left- and right-curving fairways.
The fairways are grass. It's pretty lush because they over-water here.
Cons: The holes are a little too long. Only one hole is under 300. I'd like to see one or two more under 300. If you're playing with OB, then a short hole can still be a good risk/reward shot if it's located near the OB, but it also gives a good deuce-or-die hole even if you're ignoring OB.
Due to over-watering, the grass was sopping wet when I played. Hole 5 had a big puddle a few feet from the basket. There really shouldn't be water hazards in the desert!
Although multiple tees wouldn't be practical here, multiple pin positions would be nice.
Because the trees aren't very tall, there is always a big hyzer route available. So while you still need to be able to play it accurately, this course won't really force you to throw any anhyzers.
Dog owners don't heed the signs instructing them to clean up after their dogs. I couldn't believe how much dog crap there was.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely the most fun out of the Vegas/Henderson courses with 9 (or fewer) holes. I really enjoyed my two rounds here.
How interesting you find the course will depend on how you treat OB. I don't usually pay attention to OB, honestly, but I did for my second round here. When you do, you realize how well the holes are designed. There are safe landing areas, but if you're going for the birdie, you really have to be confident you're going to land in the grass. By the way, the pictures for this course make it look a lot longer (and the fairways a lot wider) than they really are.
With the nearby mountains and the nice landscaping, this might be the most scenic course in Vegas.
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