Pros: The best disc golf on the Colorado River for sure! Grassy with more grass on the way.
Cons: Holes by the water are hazardous to throwers and beach go'ers.
Other Thoughts: Summer hols have been installed. Hole #6 and #8 are out off of the water now. Check out the Summer hole map.
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Tough crowd along the River
Pros: This course has the elevation changes, obstacles, and multiple levels of play that I look for in course design, primarily due to the multiple tee placements. Wind off the river can also add to the skill sets needed for good play. It is compact in design and has short transitions between basket to Tee.
Cons: The short side of this course design is, that it breaks all the rules for good safe play. The short transitions, when done correctly, are always a plus to any course, but here, there are too many examples of where you end up in the field of play from the previous hole, as you transition to the next.
Also, it is a busy multi-purpose park that has to many places in and along the fairways that allow pedestrains and park users to be in danger of good and bad throws. Never a good idea to mix the two. This is also compounded by several Tee and Basket placements that are long blind shots into these busy areas.
I don't recommend play on the weekend.
Other Thoughts: I really like the fact that this course is good for all level of players. Sometimes, designers forget that we are not all pros, and that this is also a family sport. Good job there.
I always find courses with favorite hole designs and in this case it was No.8, even though it had the blind landing area. The use of multi-colored blocks embeded at the base of each basket, directing you in the direction of the next Tees, is something I wish all course designers woud use. I wish this course was in an area that didn't have the casual pedestrain traffic.
It also has good baskets and signs.
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Along the Mighty Colorado River
Pros: This course is a well rounded course that exhibits several of Course Designer Rob Pine's Design elements. He likes to design a course that is accessible to all, whether playing a casual round as a new player, or an experienced player looking for a degree of difficulty.
-9 Holes with three separate teepads each. This gives the course large amounts of replayability.
-Short Tees allow work on your short game, and provide a less stressful round for kids/girlfriends/new players
-Plays alongside the Colorado River, with water coming into play on 3 holes. This course gives you the danger of playing near water but there is a sand bank beyond the pin placements and shallow water allowing an easy recovery of your discs.
- Quite a few holes play on grass (this is arizona and grass feels like a luxury)
-Elevation comes into play on more than half the holes.
- Many park amenities with multiple bathrooms, picnic tables, and gazebos.
- color coordinated next tee concrete blocks are put into the ground at each basket.
Cons: -At a public park that supposedly gets busy in the summer months with its proximity to the Colorado River. I have yet to play in the summer (it hasnt been installed long enough) but there could be pedestrian concerns.
Other Thoughts: Rob Pine knew Steady Ed when he was younger. One of his core Disc Golf Values is the "He who has the most fun wins." Pine definitely employed that value to a great degree of success in his design of Riverview DGC. It is highly recommended to any traveler's through. (Remember to play it in tandem with Mountainview DGC only 5-7 minutes away!)
Before the Summer of 2010 Bullhead City had no Disc Golf Courses. Now there are two high quality 9 hole courses with multiple tees available.
Under the links tab is an incredible map by Kingman's Josh Weum, as well as a course home page linked to the kingmandiscgolf.com site. Here they keep updated recorded aces on the course, as well as course info, and records from each of the different tees.
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