Great pitch/putt Gem on the Coast!
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Pros: Located on one of the best KOA Campgrounds I've been to around California. Very clean and super nice hosts! It's not a big arm course at all and was made for family style fun which is what KOA's are all about! Not sure why folks would give it a 1 star - I look at a 1 star being terrible with baskets falling apart and no challenge at all. This is definitely NOT that.. onto the Pros of the course!
*Tee signs with distance
*Beach access right off the course (Hole 13)
*Mach V Baskets
*Technical for being so short
*Cabins / Camping on site
*You have the course to yourself most the time
For the land they have to work with they really did make the most of the course and fitting in all 18 placements while keeping the technical level up. I'm thankful to have another course to play near such beautiful California coastline!
Cons: *Fairways overlap a bit
*Dirt Tee Pads (some with roots)
*Wearing/Carrying vest when playing (play before 8 to avoid) They're just protecting their private course and can understand that.
Other Thoughts: The prior complaints about paying to play if your camping there would be valid but they have since stopped charging if your staying on premises and already paid. This course is an excellent destination course if your already planning on camping on the north coast! I really enjoyed it - I highly recommend taking the trail over the fence on 13 to Manchester Beach in the middle of the round - it's breathtaking and the beach is usually empty!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great for beginners
Pros: A few challenging basket with a few tree obstacles. Free to play if you are camping at the KOA though used to charge campers and the KOA website still says you have to pay $3.
Cons: Short distances between 130 and 217.
Have to wear a vest to show that you are a KOA guest during business hours. 18 basket, but only 9 are open in the summer. The back 9 are pulled so they can open the area up to campers.
Other Thoughts: Great for beginners, but not worthy to go out of your way to experience the course. Play before Store opens at 8am and you won't have to sign in or wear the silly vest. KOA will provide disks for a small fee if you don't have your own. They sell disks, but only a small selection.
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A few kinks need worked out
Pros: The drive to the Manchester KOA is one of the great American drives. The beautiful Pacific hundreds of feet below the curves of highway 1 is a stunning view. The course has a warm up spot for putting which I really think all courses should have. They have nice baskets for all 18 holes and signs with the distance for the hole as well. They have cleaned up the ground so there are not many sticks lying around to trip on . For a short course there is a lot of OB that makes it kind of fun. Lots of trees for some techy up shot practice.
Cons: The cons to this course mainly start at the cash register. They charge you 5 dollars to play and make you carry or wear a bright orange penny like in grade school. Even if you camp there, which even in the off season is kinda pricey, they still charge you 3 more dollars to play. I think that they will learn and make some changes in this department, or I would hope.
Now for the lay out of the course. There are no shots over 210'. The tees are soft dirt and tree roots. The design makes you walk back into fairways that you have just played. Some times it is hard to tell where the next tee is. There are some trailers and other campers near the course most of the time. Half of the course is closed for half of the year. One last thing watch out for falling pine cones, these are no joke they are heavy.
Other Thoughts: So if I didn't have to pay this course may be more than the 1 that I gave it. There maybe improvements that change my rating, but it is overall a bad design and a rip off. I really would like to rate my local courses higher, but when they are just out to make a buck off of us, I can't. I hope that with feed back this location can have a better course. Lets hope for the best!
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Pros: -There's baskets
-Nice wood signs on every hole with distance and map.
-Good for beginners, kids, first timers.
-Multiple routes through the woods on most holes
-You can walk to the beach from here...
Cons: - They charge people to play there, not just if they aren't staying there, but they charge guests too. It's supposed to be $3 for guests and $5 for non-guests, per round. Though it seems like they stop checking after 6:00pm and no one was out to charge me in the morning when I played before I left.
- Only 9 holes during summer / fall, only 18 during the off season
-Super short holes ranging from 216' at the longest to under 125' on the shortest
- Every hole ace-able
- Flat, no elevation change.
- ...It's a long walk to the beach from here
- I checked out the signs for the back 9 and they don't look much better.
-Holes packed in a super small area, so many have the chance of hitting people either playing on the course, or people just around in the campground.
-Hard to tell what basket you are throwing at sometimes, I threw at the 3 basket from 2's tee, and almost hit it.
-Children climing the tree right next to 9's basket keept hopping out and grabing our discs, which was quite annoying, not to mention dangerous.
-Some holes play dangerously close to some campsites and the dog park
Other Thoughts: Want to get some cheap aces to up your count, enjoy being charged to play a boring course, don't like that pesky distance thing, than this is the course for you. I was really annoyed with the concept of having to pay them $3 to play a round at a weak course when I had already paid them $35 to camp there in my tent. The area around here on the 1 is a beautiful drive, too bad there aren't more good disc golf courses around there. O well, more rounds at Mendocino High.
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