2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: DISCatcher baskets w/ poles extending well above, Practice basket, Large tee pads, Challenging for all levels of play, Good use of obstacles and elevation, Risk-Reward shots, Maintained grounds, Trash receptacles/Recycling bins throughout, Clean restrooms, Lots of parking, Alcohol and Dog friendly, usually never crowded and other amenities nearby.
Cons: $8 weekday and $10 weekend Fee to park $2 walk-in, Gate closes at 5:00pm, Tee signs lack integrity, Course flow.
Other Thoughts: This is a pay to play course that provides clean amenities, maintains the grounds very well, and keeps the riff raff away. The course will challenge players of all calibers with distances for most holes averaging 350ft. with +/- elevation and low ceiling trees and WIND. Most of the layout consists of wide-open windows. Distances posted on tee signs are inaccurate and next tee signs would improve navigation for first timers. Disc selection and choice of throws along with knowing how to throw in the wind is tested. During summer months, insects will be out especially on holes near the water I strongly suggest some type of repellant.
Camping and Fishing available within the park making it a great destination course for the entire family.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of the area for some technical and some bomber holes.
Well kept park
Great practice for wind.
All discatcher baskets with poles on top to locate them on blind shots
Cons: Picnic benches come into play which can be dangerous
Can get boring after multiple rounds
Tough to navigate on the first time
Other Thoughts: For us So-Cal people who don't get much variation in our weather this course provides some nasty nasty winds that are great to practice in. If its busy i suggest go somewhere else as some picnic benches are dangerously close to baskets or right in the fairway. Theres nothing too special about this course that stands out but if its a weekday and you want a more secluded course, this is it. You can also drink on site and they have pits to bbq so it can be an all day thing to play some rounds, then bbq and relax.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Extremely well maintained course with great tee pads and baskets. The extra long poles on the top of the basket make it easy to target when throwing over a hill. The fee keeps the crowds down and the course uncrowded. Good variety of long/short, up/down, and getting around the water.
Cons: While it did not happen to me in talking with a couple guys that play this course a lot, the course can get crowded with pic-nic'ers and people fishing.
The dang lake ate my favorite Sidewinder teeing off on 7 - but that's my own fault for letting it drift up and catch the wind.
$10 to drive in is pretty steep and there is a not a lot of parking outside that allow for a walk-in
Other Thoughts: Very nice park with not a lot of people playing the course.
If you are going to play a couple times keep your receipt. The fee only needs to be paid once. You can leave and come back! I played once in the morning and came back later in the day.
If anyone goes weed whackin and finds a blue champion sidewinder please please please call and return it. I'll pay shipping and a pitcher of choice...
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pretty course
one of the few 18 hole courses around us
lots of other stuff to do in this park
Cons: not exactly clearly marked as to where to go next
if you arent experienced, the lake can prove to be a bit of a hazard, we actually lost a driver to the lake.
Cost 7 bucks on weekdays, 10 on weekends and theres a 2$ walk in fee, but theres really no place to reasonably park outside of the park
Other Thoughts: The people that were working here were very nice. The park was very well kept. The nicest scenery of a course ive been to around here yet. be a nice place for a picnic or something fun after you play. just beware of the lake.Park closes at 5 pm so go early.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice public park with several fun holes. Cement tees and big, visible signs with accurate distances posted. A nice 270-degree vista of surrounding mountains is unique(Inland Empire-San Bernardino). Water holes (Holes 5-7) are very nice, in that you will only lose a disc if you really screw up as opposed to an unlucky throw. All holes are 'right-sized' (200-400, with one over 500'). Fairly high fun factor, particularly with some of the drives on the back nine. The best fairways (such 4 and 12) have gently-sloping downhill fairways. Has a more casual, low-stress vibe than LaMirada and El Dorado.
Cons: A couple of 'cheap' holes (3, 10). Seven dollars seems a little steep for potentially unemployed disc golfers, since the bathrooms were locked, and maintenance was only partially obvious. A few unpleasant smells wafting by on occasion. Not a lot of course diversity.
Other Thoughts: Lots of fun, fairly wide-open drives (should remind Michiganders of Begg Park in BC a bit). Also many bird species present (saw a scarlet tanager, bluebirds, and a meadowlark in one round). This area could use a few more courses just like this one, but it falls a little short of the top rank.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Worth Your Visit
Pros: Super clean and easy to follow throughout the course. Very grassy, can walk with barefoot. Plenty of trees for shades.
Cons: W I N D Y ! I played in the late afternoon. The course is pretty easy but windy gave us more challenge.
Other Thoughts: We were lucky enough that we were the only four people playing there that time. If many people play there same time, tees and pins are too close. There's may some bumps on the heads. But overall the course is good and I would go and play there again sometime in future.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Unique SoCal Course
Pros: Different from the usual Southern California courses. Different lines are required here and that helps you hone your disc golfing skills. Some holes play along the lake which can play mind games with you but they aren't a factor if you choose the right line.
The baskets and the teepads are in great shape and navigation isn't a problem. The signs are unique, wooden signs with the number and distance etched on them.
Cons: The price to enter is quite steep, $10 per car so carpool if you can to cut costs. The park is also a lake and a campground so you'll be faced with a lot of non-golfers walking around. Give 'em a shout for a head up or to get them move a bit.
Some holes have picnic tables smack in the middle of the fairway which is a recipe for disaster should there be a family having a weekend picnic.
Other Thoughts: Came out here for a tournament and am glad I made the trip up from San Diego. Loved hole #7 which is a long hole with a right dogleg to the basket, play it right and you'll easily par it.
Wind picks up in the afternoon which can play with your shots, keep 'em low to defeat the wind.
I definitely will come out here again to defeat the wind!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Great getaway from LA
Pros: Great spot to have a course. Cool little section of a larger park complex with extremely manicured grass and trees, and some rolling ills to keep you on your toes.
Mix of long and short holes with a lake near 4 holes that doesn't really come into play but looms near enough to mess with your head. (made and offering my first round on hole #4, don't flip a Wraith into the lake.)
You are forced to use many different shots in your bag. Long open D, controlled D, forehand, anhyzer lines, uphill, and downhill shots.
Well marked tees for not having concrete tee boxes or signs. Easy and intuitive course flow, always found the next tee with ease.
Baskets are pristine and you have a practice basket with some elevation and a few trees to practice with.
Bathrooms by hole 1 and trashcans everywhere.
Great dogleg right on hole 7(?) that forces a quality drive to be lined up for the approach, followed by a nifty blind hill shot and then a nice shot with an early tunnel. Great 3 hole run.
Cons: In need of another redesign.
If just 3 or 4 tees were moved about 10-20ft. farther from or either left or right in relation to the basket this course would be bumped up .5 in rating.
The back 9 has 4 holes that are simple 375-400 straight across a field, maybe a tree here or there but just a heave-ho. Fairly easy for those that can throw that far, but a simple 3 for everyone else. Trouble early or trouble late would give much more difficulty and you only need to move the tee a few feet left or right or even closer to make one think about the shot.
Only a few guarded pins, most are wide open looks at the basket not requiring much thought off the tee. Moving a few pins to the bottoms of the shallow valleys created by the rolling hills with create some more interesting greens.
There's a giant hill just begging for an alternate tee or pin placement behind hole 8/9.
Some fairways threw directly over a BBQ and benches?! How this was allowed is amazing to me. No one was using the park for anything but fishing (away from the course) and DG. Again need to shift some lines around the course from the tees.
Other Thoughts: Not a pro or con, just and "is" - $10 per vehicle to get into the park. It is what it is, find some friends to carpool like I did.
I really liked this course and the potential it holds. There are no concrete teepads yet but the grass is so well manicured and flat they're not really necessary yet and are neither a pro nor con at the moment.
This also gives Dave Dunipace the option to further tweak the course, which needs to be done, and will only make the course better.
I will be out to this course often. A great addition to the So Cal scene and welcome location away from the greater LA area.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Two Thumbs Up
Pros: -Away from the loud traffic of the greater LA metro area
-Challenging course design. Rolling hills and water are a threat. Opportunities for every type of shot imaginable
-Lefty and righty-friendly
-Clean bathrooms near the early holes
-Booze friendly :D
-Camping close by. I didn't see where the camping was, but it would be cool to camp out there for a night and play Prado, Yucaipa and Van Buren Golf Center
-The staff in the booth were very helpful, explaining where to park, where hole 1 is and hooking up a map. If only they sold discs...
-Friendly people playing the course, many of whom were there for the first time. Enough golfers (really good ones) to have fun watching, but not so many that they slow you down.
-All dry, grippy grass tees that are in great condition.
-Fun little orange flags to mark the tees, in addition to stones that have the hole number and the distance on them. I found navigating Prado to be a breeze and didn't need the map once.
-New, marked, deep baskets
Cons: -Wind. Both times I have played there the wind picked up right as we were rounding the front. It can get pretty bad. I want to camp and play early next time.
-$7.00-10.00 USD seems a little steep, but the place is immaculate. Well-manicured and trash free. Really seem to get what you pay for.
-The place begs for a pro/snack shop
Other Thoughts: I loved the use of terrain of this course. Prado has hilly terrain that slopes towards the water in most places on the front and opens up for bigger arms on the back. Some shots are right along the water...don't let it juke you! Large trees and a few tees with overhanging branches to throw under make this course one of the better intermediate-advanced level course.
And then there's the wind.
When it whips up off the surrounding water, it howls and makes for an interesting round. Without the gusty conditions the back 9 would great for long rollers.
Prado is a great big arm course with a good mix of high-risk technical shots. It's excellent layout and quiet setting make it one of the nicer courses in the area. It is located close to the 91 and is easy to stop off and shoot a round at if you're heading East. Take the time to check out this new, hot course. You won't regret it!
Played the course yesterday. BEWARE FIRE ANTS INFESTING TREE BY TEE 2! Lil buggers are nasty.
They have also moved a few tees back, making this course MUCH tougher and more high-risk.
-.5 discs for the ant problem.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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