I Feel Fortunate To Have Missed The Dog Poo!
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Red Ridge is a nice sized park with all the usual trappings, BB courts, ball fields, play areas, etc. The DGC occupies an area that seemingly is only used by folks walking and dog people being walked by their dogs. It's a fairly small, flat area with lovely green grassy fairways which are separated by curved, landscaped desert areas filled with desert plants and smallish trees. The result is, to quote previous noted reviewer Hector Chain, "is like someone created the park around a disc golf course". This is exactly what I was thinking.
There is an almost equal division of straight, hyser and anhyser holes here. Some of us with puny arms actually have to follow the fairways rather than simply throwing the big annie over the top of the trees.
I think Red Ridge leaves the player with an interesting option. You can either play just the walking paths OB and play the landscaped desert areas as roughs OR if you can play anything off the grass (This would include the landscaped areas and the concrete walking paths) as OB. Obviously playing the course under this second option makes for a must more challenging round.
Cons: I didn't encounter any dog poo. Had I found any, I would've first smelled it: secondly, tasted it, and thereby verifying what it was; I would have then been totally relieved that I didn't step in it.
The grass was wonderful to walk on during the early hours (not wet and marshy).
Stay on the grass so as not to grind up your disc on the rough desert landscaped areas.
The tee pads, in my experience, were quite adequate. Once again, I played in the evening. DRY!
Other Thoughts: I agree with some that Red Ridge lacks a signature type hole. That all felt eerily similar. They were all basically the same length. But the course and park were both lovely, especially compared to a few desert terrain courses. I'd play this course if I lived close.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
An Oasis of Disc Golf
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees, great tee signs, good baskets, great grass and almost impossible to lose a disc. This course is laid out like a miniature golf course in its own section of the park. Each fairway is separated by concrete borders lining rocks and small trees.
Great course for beginners or others that don't want to go hiking through the woods on their round. Pretty tough to get lost as you can see the whole course at any time.
Holes go left and right and varied distances. (This is also a con.)
Cons: While this course seems to be geared toward beginners, it finishes with some long holes, the last 4 are 400' (or just under) to 575'. Most beginners are not going to enjoy that distance, especially with the wind that is common here.
Since there is no elevation or significant obstacles, none of the holes really stands out.
The course does have a second group of users, dog walkers. I saw a few when I was there and a few of their calling cards. I can't blame them, the grass is great (rare in the desert) and they can see the discs coming. I'm sure they feel its an oasis for their walks as well.
Other Thoughts: All in all, not a bad course for the right players, beginners and families. I can't see more advanced players playing here more than once, unless they needed to work on their accuracy, in the wind. I would only play it occasionally if I lived here, but fun to try once.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Wet Grass in the Desert
Pros: This course offers something I was not anticipating in the Las Vegas desert, wet grass. It was certainly a treat to see any kind of live grass in this area.
The teepads are very nice and flat. Just be sure to dry off your shoes if you plan to use them. Otherwise, you will be slipping and sliding like I did on the first hole.
The tee signs are excellent. After finding the first tee, I did not need to use the map.
If you use the landscaped rock/tree areas as OB, this seemingly flat and easy course becomes rather difficult, especially on a windy day.
The mountain scenery is a real treat for someone like me who lives in the Midwest.
While there are other activities in this park, the disc golf course does not conflict with other park users besides an occasional dog walker.
Cons: The holes here get repetitive very quickly.
There is no signature hole because of con #1.
The wet grass caused me to slip several times during my round. I had to dry off my shoes prior to stepping on each teepad. I understand it must be difficult to keep grass alive in the desert. Hopefully this is only a "con" for the early morning rounds.
The lack of any elevation here left me wanting more, most likely because you have a great view of the mountains on every hole.
Other Thoughts: While this is a very nice course, it leaves much to be desired.
Pros and advanced level players will not find much of a challenge here.
Recreational/novice players may struggle to stay under par because of the length and OB.
I would come back here for another quick round if/when I make it back to Vegas.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
-Dedicated disc golf area
-Nice tees and baskets
-Great use of land
-Excellent flow from hole to hole
-Lots of OB
-No trash cans out on the course
-The OB areas are full of sharp rocks
-A couple holes were too wide open
-Some minor crossplay issues
-Only one tee and pin position for each hole
Overall, this course was a lot of fun. I will be playing it again next time I'm in the area. If you play with all the OB most holes have some decent challenge. Since it is only 9 holes and they flow so well, you can finish the course very quickly if you want to. Like every other course I played in Vegas, the locals were very friendly. I even ran into a fellow DGCR member and we played several holes together.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Golf... errr Disc Golf course
Pros: -Open and easy course for beginners. If you are very advanced you probably don't need your distance driver. On a scale of 1-13 your distance is max a 9.
-Would be great for family play.
-Great training course!
-It is marked perfect, the course is a legit course. Even have signs for pedestrians saying watch for flying discs!
Cons: -Felt like I was on a golf course for disc golf. the fairways were all open and easy, nothing in your way. Its as if they carved it out for golf, and made it super small and made it a disc golf course.
-It's really really nice. It looks really good. But in my opinion, its taking the difficulty and excitement out of the game. Golf, you want open fareways, Disc golf you want a challenge. I want a challenge.
Other Thoughts: It is still a fun course. I would recommend playing it to anyone. But if I was a local to Vegas, i don't think I would play here often. Being from Utah, I enjoy the challenges you get from trees, shrubs, and water hazards.
-Having said all of this. I was visiting and only played this course once. But the one time I did play it, it just seemed to easy. Awesome course to begin on!
Overall... fun to play!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
The course part of the park is just for disc golf
Great signs, easy to follow
Good length for a small park
Not too busy yet
Holes are pretty similar, and only 9
Fairways are close to one another
No obstacles or elevation change, just lots (50%) OB
Tee pads are slick as ice when wet
Other Thoughts: We played this on a stormy and windy day, and the tee pads became dangerously slippery. The fairways are tough in the best of conditions, and in the wind this course became nearly unplayable.
It's definitely like ball golf: long, open, narrow fairways of niicely kept grass with no obstacles to shoot around. Of the three we played in Vegas (Sunset, Mountain Crest, and Red Ridge), I'd recommend it last of the three. That's more a credit to the other courses than a knock on this one. Definitely worth playing if you get the chance.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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