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Ace hole at Simpson
Pros: The course in on a closed College campus.
It wasnt busy at all, I didn't come across anybody.
Cons: The tees are hard to find.
Baskets are hard to find.
Holes are not marked by number.
Desperately needs the lawn mowed
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Tee up at Simpson U
Pros: Provides a disc golf option local to Redding, CA with moderate difficulty.
Rolling terrain brings diversity to the landscape and the need for good depth perception on most holes.
Offers nice views of Mt. Shasta on several holes.
Family friendly course (i.e. no smoking or drinking allowed).
Fun for beginners to disc golf, but also offers some technical approach lanes for those developing more advanced skills.
Nice, new cages with clearly marked numbers on them.
NO BLACKBERRIES and minimal heavy rough areas!
Offers challenges for forehand and backhand throwers alike with multiple lanes of approach on most holes.
Restrooms are available at Simpson University, as well as two porto-lets between holes 2 and 3.
Cons: The signage is pretty good but missing placards near the tees of a few holes as well as next hole markers.
The cages are natural steel and can be hard to see.
It is currently only a 9 hole course. This may not be a con for some, but for those use to 18+ it can make it hard to get into a rhythm before wrapping up all 9.
When the rain season comes (do we have one in Redding?) the water hazards could eat a few discs and there are a few water crossings during the course as well so wear some waterproof shoes of boots.
Beware that you may get a citation from Simpson U security for parking without a permit unless you use the visitor parking spaces
Other Thoughts: Overall, I would recommend more players come check this course out. Hopefully, it is eventually expanded to 18 holes, but as of now it is a good options for people who have a family, want restrooms nearby, and live local to Redding, CA.
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Pros: -Nice mix of hole length ranging from about 200 to 325
-Good markings leading from hole to hole
-Woodchip teeboxes work prety well in the rain
-Signs marking every hole (though not allways the best)
-Nice mix of woods from wide open to poke and pray.
-Slight elevation change
-Challenging but still fun
Cons: -First teebox is a little hard to find, it's neer the willow, in between the parking lot and the road that you come in on.
-Some signs need to be replaced
-Most holes are very straight ahead, not alot of doglegs
-No smoking or drinking (college campus) this may not be a con for some
-A bad throw on one hole could end up with your disc on the other side of a fence
-A chance for crossover or worse on holes 7 and 8
-Some holes are blind and require you to just throw with blind faith (if your heading straight it's probably a good bet)
-Baskets are not well marked
-Chance for confusion about which basket to shoot at on a couple holes
Other Thoughts: A fun little 9 hole course in Redding, Simpson College, was prety fun and well put together for what land they had to work with. The bible themed hole names, starting on Genesis and ending on Exodus, leads me to belive that this is probably a Christian College. I was a little disapointed that they had such nice signs to say "no drinking, no smoking... etc." with such poor quality signs right above them, and no sign in the parking lot to tell you where to find the first tee. With a little more work and some improvements I think this course could end up being one of the funner and more challenging courses in Redding.
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