7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -great 12' round/oval tee pads
-top of the line discatchers baskets painted accordingly
-some fun elevation change
-stairs to walk up/down steeper parts
-next to sport fields for long drive or roller practice/warm up
-map available at kiosk
-straight forward marked OBs
-no crossing fairways
Cons: -mostly short, wide open, easy holes.
-not very challenging for advanced/open players
-multiple colored baskets to throw at with no real signage can be weird at first
-no footage marked
-didn't really make use of limited foliage to present and additional technicality
-walk across field to kiosk, directly adjacent tee pad is hole 2? walk back to hole one...
-locals starting on hole 3 where closer parking is
-not a scenic course whatsoever
-no memorable or signature holes. one is on a mound but it's less than 300' away
-with all those baskets no practice basket
-blue and yellow baskets positions aren't really that different. most baskets for holes are grouped in a small area.
Other Thoughts: We hit this course up on the way home from a road trip and was mildly disapointed. 27 primo baskets and 9 tee pads with easy lines and straight forward shots. Duece or die. Only a few long holes to air it out and they are not really that long. Good use of elevation for the area but the piece of land used has many limitations. It is obvious that a lot of work has been put into the course but it has a long way to go. Threw my putter on a lot of drives. I can only dream what we could do with that many baskets here in the bay area. They should try to secure a better, larger piece of land eventually and use 18 of the baskets from here to make a better course. Great place to bring out kids/girlfriends/beginers to introduce them to the game. If I am in the area again I would probably forgo another visit but if lived here i would play it. I imagine skilled locals play some fun safari holes to add length/challenge
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Disc Golf is a Posative
10 Helpful / 7 Not
- Great Use of Limited Space. Rabbit Flats could become an example of what to do if you only have 10 acres and want to build a "somewhat" complete disc golf experience. 9 tee-pads with 3 baskets for each create a unique "27 Hole" course.
- Island Greens. Two of the greens were designed as "islands"… or so they appeared (surrounded by boulders or a dirt berm). This is an awesome way to make an otherwise easy open disc golf hole into something much more interesting.
- Pin Placement. Several of the pins were placed on mounds or on the edge of steep hills, creating more difficult putts with more serious consequences.
- Getting Better. From what I was able to observe, it seems like they are still hard at work trying to make the course better. I saw a lot of plants in planter buckets waiting to be planted… as well as some what appeared to be new dirt berm-work being done to create an island green around Hole 1's Blue basket." DSCJNKY (Trusted Reviewer - Gold Level)
I love playing a windy course and this course was very on the day I played. This adds a much needed addition in the basic difficulty.
Cons: After just about any player plays disc golf for about six months I feel they will all out grow this course. Hole length (most under 300') three baskets in place on the same hole at the same time, general lack of course etiquette, lack of obstacles, and incorrect signage were all shortcomings at this new course.
Other Thoughts: While playing this course I was not able to get into the round whatsoever. Rabbit Flats presents no challenge for a player with more than six months experience, aside from two holes this entire course can be played with a putter or by throwing thumbers/tomahawks. Planting trees will add to the difficulty of this course when matured. I see no reason why you would spend $600.00 retail on baskets (nice baskets) and not invest in a separate course. I wish Tom Schott had the chance to build and design the course on this piece of land. Disc golf courses should place a premium on landing location and accuracy, simular to ball golf. Neither were needed on this course.
I was warned about the large number of thumbs down I would get for this review but I can assure you the review is more than ample and helpful. I'm sorry to offend the locals, but experience will change their minds, just play some big boy courses.
10 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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