Santa Cruz, CA
DeLaveaga Park Share
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3 / 251ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Tee



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 worlds top courses

5+    5/30/1996   5/30/2007
Review By: martinb
Played: 130  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 34.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/27/2010
7 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: this course has it all!
everything in your bag will be used, and will make you a better player as a result.
it seems this course has suffered from when i played it las,t based on other reviews. i think i need to make a road trip....
Cons: certain level of skill needed for maximum experience, not for beginners.
Other Thoughts: one of the top courses in the world.

05-26-2010
Time for an update. Finally made it back to this course. Tournament setting only, all holes were set long. This course has changed dramatically since I was last there in '96. the terrain is the same but the foliage is completely changed. Trees and bushes are much taller and bigger, the pin placements in the long position for the most part are new from '96, and the teepads are in different spots for 25% of the course. For tournament play the long positions were awesomely tough for an average pro, I cant imagine how frustrating it would be for a beginner. Fairways are well established from high usage, no grass to speak of except for the first part of the course, and I-5 (hole 13?). Alternate pin placements were examined and it looked like it would still be technically and physically demanding compared to an average course. So Delaveaga in my mind is still one of the premier courses to play, whether recreationally, or competitively, as the course definitely has what it takes to challenge all levels of disc golfers.
Yes there is erosion on the course, but show me an area around there that wouldn't be with high usage like that, in other words its not a detraction, it's a natural change to the landscape from people playing disc golf, and it doesn't make the course play any better or worse except for maybe a few tree roots sticking out on some fairways that may give you a bad bounce from an errant throw.
What I didn't like: Some of the tee signs show neglect, are missing information about new pin placements. You now have to pay to park where the course is, its only a couple of bucks but still……and one last thing, I forgot about, crossing fairways. There are two areas that cross, there is no re-design to change that fact. Holes 5 and 6 cross which is not so bad since tee pad 6 is elevated, and the fairways on holes 13 and 16 cross. I don't care what course it is, this is fundamentally wrong for course design and should be avoided at all costs if only for the safety/liability issues. I believe I gave this course a 4.5 orginally, but because of the negatives I just listed it goes down to a 4. This is still one of my favorite courses, the beauty and atmosphere cant be beat, and I always want to play it again no matter how poorly I play there.

7 of 19 people found this review helpful.

 Phenomenal

4/20/2002   5/24/2007
Review By: Raoul Duke
Played: 16  Reviewed: 15
3 Helpful / 21 Not
Pros: Variety, scenery, and challenge. Long drives, elevation changes, tunnel shots, dangerous OB and fast greens keep you on your toes and keep the stoke high!

3 of 24 people found this review helpful.

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