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Manicured SoCal Course
Pros: Upkeep, variety, right amount of challenges.
Other Thoughts: This course reminded me more of a ball golf course than any I've played; it even smelled like a golf course. And it has a pro shop. With its golf course grass and layout, this course is reminiscent of La Mirada, but less ritzy and set out over a little more space. Like La Mirada though, the course uses just enough trees, shrubs, and other obstacles to make it challenging and pretty.
The first four holes play around the dustier, lower area of the park, but do feature the one downhill hole, and two uphill holes. By number five you're up on the soft, short grass on holes modeled very closely on typical ball golf holes, with the yards converted to feet. The grass is cut the same, the distances vary from 280 feet to 400 feet plus, and there are trees or other obstacles on every hole, plus hook shots and fades to make it all varied and interesting. Even in August, SoCal's driest, brownest time, the course was looking nice, with green grass, healthy, beautiful trees, and plenty of flowering shrubs. While the course does not require the precision of the Mid-Atlantic woods courses I often play, it is far from wide open, and navigating the obstacles was a worthy challenge. The course does lack consistent signage, water views or challenges, and notable elevation changes, but does a good job with the available landscape and obviously receives more care and attention than most of the courses I've played.
The decent length, quality landscaping, and professional environment make the Huntington Beach Central Park Disc Golf Course worthy of a visit if you're in SoCal, regardless of your skill level.
Favorite Hole - #16 - Long hole over perfectly groomed fairway to basket set back behind a large, beautiful tree and among some other flowering bushes.
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