better without kids summer camp
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: for the area there arent many better choices.
short but slightly challenging with the OBs.
locals play a VARIETY of tee pads, which probably helps.
Cons: hole 1, 8 & 9 were over run by children who were there for summer camp.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Chabot Forest 9
0 Helpful / 1 Not
1) A short course for all levels.
2) Trees and foliage make even the shorter shots, challenging.
3) Bathrooms and water fountains on the course.
4) Multiple tee pads for all holes.
5) Signage for all holes except hole 6.
6) Technical for even the advanced players.
1) No distinct tee pads.
2) Cars driving on the road, that leads into the park, can be a problem for holes 1, 2, 5.
3) Picnickers can be a problem on the 8th hole.
Hole 1 starts by the bridge where you came in. Tee pads are on the signs but you'll have to estimate where it is. The copious amount of trees assures shade is available on the hottest of days. Most holes can be reached with straight or slight hyzer shots. Maybe 2 holes require some type of anhyzer shot or maybe a forehand shot. Still enjoyed playing this course and would have played it again if I had more time.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Chabot Disc Golf
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Tight; many trees and obstacles
Easy to make alternate tees
Shaded...good for any type of weather
Basically a good place to play for beginners and veterans alike
Cons: Going during the daytime in the summers can be tough as there is a daycamp, and the kids running around force you to skip some holes (5 through 7).
Other Thoughts: Though having the ease of making new holes as a plus, it can also suck as some of the local players will get in big groups and they dont mind cutting you off when they decide to play their made up holes. Can be irritating when you are a pair just trying to play the course.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Fun little neighborhood park course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - lovely little park next to a creekbed. Shaded by beautiful redwoods
- healthy range of technical and open shots. Elevation occasionally comes into play. 4 is a tight downhill tunnel shot. 5 is a 400ft+ (from the long tees) mostly open drive towards a lightly protected basket.
- multiple teepads at each hole. In fact, there were teepads all over the place. There's a lot more than just 9 holes here
- low probability of losing a disc
Cons: - some short and straightforward hole designs where you will be throwing a putter or mid off the tee with little or no wind-up. You're very unlikely to score above par on a few holes.
- some criss-crossing fairways and potential interference from picnickers
- all dirt teepads. Some alternates were not always marked or obvious. This is a local's course
- favors RHBH throwers. Most holes were straight or dogleg left
Other Thoughts: The first time I played this course years ago, I had a hard time taking it seriously. There were some absurdly short and simple holes. Well I'm happy to report that they've made some successful reconfigurations to make it more fun and engaging. 9 has been vastly improved. You throw across an open wooded area towards a basket that is protected by a patch of trees
I had a fun time here despite it being geared more towards beginners. It's a great little neighborhood course but not a destination by any means.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Small, but Shaded
Pros: -VERY SHADED wil be good for hot summer days
-Great for beginers, short holes needing accuracy
Cons: -Signage not very good. locals make up tee boxes on hole 4. Talk to locals if you dont know where you are throwing.
Other Thoughts: I will not be driving to this course again as a destination. if I am in the area, or a friend wants to meet there I will. Would be nice to be a local, as it will be nice a cool in mid summer.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good for pitch and putt
Pros: Recent facelift! Easy and shaded. Good for working on your approach game and putting. Good variety of throws required.
Cons: Small. Only one hole that lets you really fire off a long drive.
Other Thoughts: Worth checking out if you live in the area, but not a destination course. The course has recently been refurbished, with shredded bark and trees for groundcover around the tees and baskets. If you haven't been here since fall of 2012 come back and check it out. Lots of shade, so a good place to come in the summer. Most of the holes are birdable. I like to come here after one of the other local courses has kicked my ass. Chabot is a good confidence booster. The new hole #9 is a vast improvement over the original. Alternate tees for most of the holes, so play the course twice to get in 18.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This has always been a local pitch and putt course, but it seams as though they have been fixing it up a bit. There is a new hole #9 that is much better than the old one. They have also used a lot of downed trees to create retaining walls to improve the course, and layed down bark to make it more playable in the winter. Also new signs so easier for new players to tell where you are.
Cons: Its still a 9 hole course with very little distance. Its my local course and i would like to give it a 3 but its just not there.
Other Thoughts: If youre in the area worth playing for sure.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
challenging in the best and worst way
Pros: Very varying course with uphill, downhill, wooded, and open fairways. my favorite was an alternate tee off hole 4 through a tree tunnel into an open area. friendly players.
Cons: The signs are old, cryptic, and fading; and because of this i ended up playing hole 3 from tee 2. the baskets are not numbered, and at hole 5 you can see 4 baskets. only after a local explained the course to me did i understand where i was shooting at. finally a small piece of reflective tape is all they give you to spot the basket.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a course i will play again, this short course is a perfect time killer, and once you have figured out the layout will become fun
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: It's convienient, and it's shady. Lots of "alternate" tees. It has baskets. You could definitely get yourself an ace around here.
Cons: It's not big and all the standard tees are pretty easy. It's in an Urban park, and picnicers are often in play.
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to go grab a quick round. If there are people in the way just play off a tee that heads the other direction.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: this was a decent course. fun holes, fairly short. provided some challenge. 9 holes made for a quick practice round.
Cons: not well marked. there was no signage directing towards the next tee. thankfully i found some locals to guide me.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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