3 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful setting, Poorly marked
Pros: Beautiful riverside setting just outside of Redding. Dog friendly. Good exercise trying to find where the next tee pad is or where the tone pole is located.
Cons: Very poorly marked especially due to the lack of play on the course. The tone poles are in terrible condition and have the wrong numbers at a majority of the pins. There can be many mosquitoes at the right time of the season so bring repellent. Certain low spots can become full of water during the wet season. There are plenty of large bushes and pits that will claim your plastic (this is not really a con). Dirt tees (if that's not your thing)
Other Thoughts: This is a locals course, not to say that you should not give it a try. Playing with someone who knows the course is best to experience the course. I played the course for the first time during a tourney so it was much easier to navigate. This course is not for sissy girly men so bring your man pants.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
This Local Ignores Horsetown
Pros: • The course is challenging and blends lots of different holes from long fairways to short curves and over the top hammers.
• Once you find the holes, the course is designed really nicely
Cons: • I have played the course many times, but took some time off disc golf. When I went back to Horsetown, I could not figure out the holes.
• This course has the worst blackberry brambles I have ever seen. I am not talking fields of berries a couple feet high, I am talking monster shrubs over 10' off the ground that are in the fairway. I have used plywood platforms like a boats to retrieve discs with a 10' stick. Makes a GREAT story later though!
• It has tones, not baskets
• The river makes a nice backdrop on one hole, but for the most part it feels like a devastated old mining area full of hardy oaks, blackberry, and poison oak.
• In the winter several holes can be under water.
Other Thoughts: Despite my negative review, when I knew the course and played it at the right season (and had the skill to dodge blackberries), I really enjoyed this course. It's a locals course and as such fills a niche for Redding.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Needs better marking!
Pros: This is a challenging course with a good variety of technical and long shots. A couple big fairways make for really fun huge throws. Lots of trees and small windows to shoot also. Clear Creek runs along one side of the course, adding some water hazard but making a great scenic backdrop for the course.
Cons: The course is very poorly marked and the tone poles are in pretty bad shape. We spent a lot of time looking for tees and pins. Unless we played it completely wrong, almost all the poles had the wrong number on them, and many of the tees were missing the hole number. There were some defined pathways and rocks with arrows, but you would be advised to find a course guide if you can.
Other Thoughts: Lots of trees, water hazards, and long shots just as described - not a con, but definitely challenging. Water would probably be less of an issue later in the year once things dry out. Not sure who maintains this course, but with a little help the rating would go up.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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