Fun old school layout
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Pros: The course plays up and down a wooded hill. A few holes are pretty open, the rest play through a forest of smaller trees. There's not a whole lot of underbrush, but there are enough tree trunks to define technical fairways and make recovery shots a challenge after a bad drive. There's a decent mix of different hole shapes, and the elevation changes add some fun challenges. Many of the pins have rollaway potential with hard packed ground and steep slopes.
Cons: There are some major safety issues here, way too many of the tees are right next to the previous basket. It's really easy for discs to end up headed right for people playing the next hole. The dog park comes into play on the last hole, and it's open enough for the wind to come into play. The signage isn't very descriptive, a couple holes are blind and need scouting your first time through.
The ground is extremely compacted, and the slopes are showing a lot of erosion. Many of the tee pads are now significantly above grade, and that's leading to cracking and uneven pads. This course has seen a lot of foot traffic, and it's really beat down. A couple holes have odd lines that feel like they're luck dominated rather than rewarding skilled throws consistently.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun beginner course, with short lengths, reasonable challenge level and enough interesting shots to keep things interesting. Experienced players won't need anything faster than a mid here, it's a fun line shaping test and a good place to work on your short game. I would stop here again for a quick round, the views are nice and the elevation is a lot of fun.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Hilly, short & technical course
Pros: This course turned out to be a lot more fun & challenging than I expected. The abundance of 200-250ft holes dampened my expectations. Fortunately, most holes are designed thoughtfully with critical hazards that punish missed lines. It plays across a large forested hill and features a healthy variety of wooded, open, uphill and downhill shots.
All 18 holes have concrete tees and most are marked with distances and maps. Many challenging greens with roll-away potential
Cons: - Pretty much all short, technical wooded holes. Almost no opportunities to let'er rip. A lot of mids off the tee
- I got super annoyed with the condition of the teepads. Most were small, not level and had a 4-6 inch ledges on all sides. The uncertain footing led to some timid opening throws.
- Rocky, rutted, compacted soil seriously chewed up some of my discs
- 1 & 18 are simple and open. The dog park impinges into the 18th fairway
Other Thoughts: Leave your distance drivers at home because these holes tend to be short and technical. It's a fun little course with enough variety and challenge to keep you engaged but it's not a destination course.
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Enjoyable Rec Course On Hilly Terrain!
Pros: I like the hilly mountainous terrain here. It makes for some always interesting uphills, downhills and invariably, the dreaded rollaway.
Low Gap (Cool name, huh?) has older concrete tee pads with sometimes high up-fall off me- ledges, signs with all the info you need such as hole #, distance and par. There is a rules sign at the beginning and benches to rest on around the course.
The ground is hard packed dirt, especially here in late summer. Other times of the year???? I don't know?
The holes gradually climb higher and higher through hole 8.
Then # 9 with the funny shaped tee pad is a very cool anhyser throw that follows the contour of the land and road to the basket down in the trees below.
The Pars on the signs are definitely recreational such as the 319' Par 5, # 13. Step up right and get your EAGLES boys! I was happy with mine.
The # 15 sign is broken and lying on the ground next to the pole. Quick, someone fix it before the sign disappears. This was also a fun little 204' toss to a hidden basket.
I assume that # 16 is the hole that previous reviewer "discomatic" was primarily disenchanted with. It's a long downhill where your disc is going to have to endure a rugged landing and probably yell "Ouch." The ground is very hard down there.
Cons: I didn't like # 18 with the dog park on the right. And the wind was blowing towards the dogs tonight. Discs are going to land in the park or worse case, someone or a man's friend's best friend is going to get thumped and the dog people are going to go bitch to the park people about the disc people and then they'll be problems.
Every course I've played that is next to a high school always has it's litter/vandalism/grafitti problems. It's inevitable.
I wish the course had a little more greenery, just for aesthetics.
Other Thoughts: The players from Ukiah are well set with courses with the two Mendocino Lake courses and Low Gap here. They're all three basically similar type courses. The Lakes courses are a little more challenging hence the reason for more high school students playing here. There's many areas around the country that would be thrilled to have just one of these courses to challenge disc golf skills on a daily basis. Count your blessings Ukiahanites!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: - Lot's of variety, some holes are realy open, others are tightly wooded. There are left's, right's and holes that go straight ahead
- Elevation change on allmost every hole
- Fun downhill shot on hole 16 with great views of Ukiah
- Lots of drinking fountains
- Some ace-able holes
- Risk / reward shots on a few holes
- Friendly locals that enjoy showing new people around
- Lots of other things to do in the park other than just disc golf
Cons: - It can be a little hard to find hole 1's tee if it is your first time out here
- Right next to the local high school, so there are usualy kids around drinking and smoking.
- Broken glass all around the course, probably due to the high school next door
- Roll away potential on a couple of holes, but this just makes you play it smarter
- Other park users can get in the way on some of the course
- Signs are getting a bit old and could probably use updating.
- Could use some alternate pin positions
- Can get a little crowded on weekends
Other Thoughts: A fun little park in the city of Ukiah. It starts off easy and tends to get harder as the holes progress. There are some great views of the city of Ukiah from hole 16's tee.
The park itself is used by many diffrent users, and has just about everything from playground to archery range. I offten see groups of high school kids hanging around the course as it is an open space right next to the school.
Low Gap is a fun course overall and well worth visiting if you are traveling through.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
-lots of elevation change, but none were ridiculous.
-good amount of trees and underbrush, but still fair.
-good progression of difficulty
-7, 9,15 and 16 are awesome. just go see for yourself.
-the couple locals we talked to were stoked to have some newcomers to the course.
-i've never seen so many drinking fountains (very good, cold water)
Cons: -multi use park that looks like it gets crowded (we went on an overcast saturday and it wasn't too busy)
-broken glass absolutely everywhere. it doesn't seem too hazardous because its all stomped into the ground, but its ugly as hell and gives the otherwise nice forest a grungy feel.
Other Thoughts: it seemed there was a spce for every activity you can imagine in theis park. at one point some dude with a crossbow came over the hill to ask where the archery spot was. 1, 2, 3, 16, 17 and 18 are the only holes where non DG traffic could slow things up.
-I think this is about as good as DG gets as far as a well used, close to town park. As with most courses i've played, the people were very cool. all stoked for us to be playing new courses.
-we played here, South Lake Mendo, Willits KOA, and Highland Springs Reservoir over the weekend. I highly highly recommend this for a 2-3 day roadtrip. 4 great, uncrowded courses pretty close together with lots of great scenery and camping. (check out Jackson Demonstration State Forest if you really like camping and don't mind driving a bit. free camping in huge sites)
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