Nice, clean area...not the best design.
Pros: The park is very well-maintained; grass cut low, and no debris or trash. Only course within 60 miles, so I was just happy to know there were baskets at where I moved to. The 3 ft.(?) yellow "mandos" spice it up a bit and act as artificial obstacles, as it lacks in natural ones. There are some younger trees that appear to be planted just a few years ago that will add a nice touch later.
Cons: It appears the city of Yuma didn't know too much about disc golf when making this course. Hole 4 demands you throw it about 300 ft. to get to its mando where it's only about 10 ft. away from the sidewalk leaving not much margin for error, and then take a 90 degree turn to the left. Hole 6 is not far from the same as it demands you to wrap around the mando on the right side which is about 8 ft. away from the fence that separates the course and the canal. I've only been playing for over a year, but I can't imagine fresh beginners even attempting that. The "tees" are just a strip of stone in the ground marking where you throw behind. Them being in the ground makes it really hard to see. The map of the course (on the website & at hole 1) seems to be a tad off, but maybe that's just me.
Other Thoughts: I applaud the City's effort in their attempt to bring exposure of the sport to this area, but maybe a slight re-configuration is needed. All in all, there are baskets in a nice well-kept area, so I can't complain that much.
The Yuma Parks/Rec website also says there are 3 baskets located at Sunrise Optimist Park --- for whatever that's worth
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West Wetland in September
Pros: The only course within 2 to 3 hours of Yuma.
Well marked holes.
Cons: Very hot in summer, no shade.
Open design with no real obstacles other than the mandos.
No signs other than the concrete Ts.
Hole 4 is nearly impossible to stay in bounds going around the mando. Makes a 90 degree turn 10 feet or so from the road.
Other Thoughts: The course seems to have changed since it's original build. The map and score card don't represent what is now there. Some holes have been lengthened, to make a few par 4s and maybe par 5 on the 4th hole.
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Fun for a toss
Pros: Baskets- New DISCatcher baskets in great shape.
Parking- Lots of parking in north paved lot near playground or dirt lot near tee #1
Terrain- Well-maintained, all-grass course. Perfect for rollers, challenging to control skips.
Cons: Tees- Grass tees with a concrete bumper at the head of each. Okay.
Signs- No signs
Terrain- With the exception of a few holes at the east end, this is mostly all wide open terrain. Playing the mandos keeps it interesting.
Other Thoughts: I played this course in October of 2009, about a month after the city completed installation--way to go Yuma!
This is a fun place to go out and toss a few but the wide open terrain and very few trees really limit its challenge and interest.
To spice things up, there's a unique use of mandos in the course design. There are permanent yellow posts in the ground that must be played as mandatories (1, 2, and 9 go left of post, 4, 6, and 8 go right).
In addition, there are some tricky and tight OB shots where and errant throw means you're over a fence and your disc floats away down the canal or skips out in the road (450' #5, for example).
All in all, while this is not a tourney course, it's a great start for Yuma and a fun little place to fling a few.
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