Penn Valley, CA 
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 Leaning on the Fence

7/2/2008   7/2/2008
Review By: SmileyMax@aol.com
Played: 38  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 14.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I found a number of layouts that were REALLY very fun, and a few of the pins I saw that weren't currently being used were pretty nifty.

One hole has a pin on an island that is surrounded by a moat, and I'm sure this pin is
used during the wet season.

Nicely maintained, and signs are fairly descriptive of pin locations with temp marking for current pin placement (which was accurate most the time)
Cons: Many prison shots at baskets. About a third of the course (in the pins i played) were Just throw your disc and pray type holes, even with really great shots.

Kinda sad to see a huge nice green park right next to the DG course that is completely ignored. I'm sure they were not allowed to put any of the course on there, but it kinda playing ball golf on the beach at pebble beach and not being able to use any of the nice green fairway = )

There are manmade obstacles on a couple of holes. I believe this was do to natural obstacle being removed at one point, but put up made made ones is VERY cheesy, and feels like the game just isn't even serious anymore. Makes it feel like you are playing PUTT PUTT more than a serious round of golf.

Other Thoughts: It seems there are almost TOO many pin placements. I feel that I didn't really get to see the best of this course considering that each hole had about an average of 6 pin locations.

It seems that people get really bored win the same pins and kinda ruin good holes by trying to make them "more difficult" with very odd pin locations.

Half of this course I really enjoyed, the other half not so much... like previously mentioned it seems this could vary a lot depending on pin placement.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Up and down

4/15/2008   4/15/2008
Review By: kevin
Played: 67  Reviewed: 64
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Nice course. Nice hike. Challenging lanes, dodge the trees.
Cons: All the pins are pretty much straight ahead.
Other Thoughts: This is DG country so prepare to wait or cut ahead.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.

  Hanging Oaks - Penn Valley

3/2/2008   3/5/2008
Review By: PV_Mike
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A fun, challenging course appropriate to all ages and skill levels. The long pin placements will challenge the big arms, while the shorter ones offer technical difficulties.

Situated in a public park that once was a working cattle ranch, the mostly level terrain features native California oaks and seasonal water hazards. Hole 3 is the signature "moat" hole, an elevated island surrounded by water, with small ponds on Holes 9 and 11.

A good alternative for Sacramento-area golfers when those courses are busy (meaning "always"), especially when they bring money for doubles, which are held Tuesday afternoons except when they're not.
Cons: Big arms may not find this quite challenging enough, and some wooden poles have been placed on the course as artificial obstacles where trees have been damaged or removed. Some people like them, for various reasons, but I find them objectionable. Plant trees, not poles.
Other Thoughts: To get to the first tee, drive to the first large parking lot after you enter Western Gateway Park. Walk west across a grassy field; you'll see a brown A-frame sign near the tee pad. Locals use a dirt lot on Penn Valley Drive just west of the park entrance, which puts you at the tee pad for Hole 17 (and prevents your car getting locked in the park after hours). Bathrooms available at the top parking lot and also the pavilion next to Hole 18.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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