Premium Disc Golf in Chico
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a variety of different shots that are needed off the tee pad (hyzers, anhyzers, overhand). There are finally concrete tee pads and quality mach 5 baskets in one of the most picturesque courses in the north state. The course is easy to navigate with plenty of signs to the next pin. OB is clearly marked, and makes for an excellent addition from the old setup. There are very nice log benches at most holes, along with wood chips surrounding the tee pads and baskets. This course has some of the best views looking down into Bidwell Park and the Northern Sacramento Valley.
Cons: There are no signs at the holes to show where and how far the basket is placed. There are no trash cans. This course is closed during wet weather and you can get a ticket for playing while the course is wet. Also, it can take a couple of weeks for the course to dry out enough for the course to reopen. During the summer this course is HOT, so either bring lots of water or only play in the morning or evening. This course can eat your discs due to an abundance of rocks on the fairways. This course is crowded during the afternoon and you could have a long round even as a solo player. Your dog must be on a leash due to the possibility of getting a 100+$ ticket from the rangers. Don't get caught with and open container because that will be an other 100+$ ticket.
Other Thoughts: This course is a challenge for non experienced and even the experienced player. If you are ever in the area I recommend this course because you are missing out if you haven't played.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Solid concrete tees. Clear directions and trails to next tee, look for rocks with arrows. A few OB areas. Mach 5 baskets.Flag/wind indicaters on each basket. Clean park.Views are great.You can not hear the road noise. Friendly people. Fairway and tree protectors mark most fairways to baskets.
Dogs allowed on leash.
Lots of variety with throws.Benchs at all tees.
Great course design.Best Nor.Cal brewery right down the road! Falcons and various other birds flying the cliffs.
Cons: It looks like you can not play here much in winter and early spring due to rain. When it is wet the park department closes the course. It can be dry for 3 days and it may still be closed. I probably wont play this course in summer, as it sits on a high plateau. Chico can reach temps. in the 100's for summer. No restroom (outhouse in parking lot). No trash cans yet. No distance charts per hole. Some holes you should watch out for throws from other players, throwing from close tees. Every one out there is smart enough to yell if needed. See the Chico outsiders website if there is a question if course is open due to rain. Wish Chico would build one downtown where we can play year round in any weather we choose. Rolling Stones sing..cant always get what you want. smile.
Other Thoughts: This is a top notch, extremly well thought out course. I am a intermediate player and was fine with the whole course. It is challangeing but you dont have to be an expert to play here. I dont think there is any hole over 400 feet,hard to tell as there are no signs for distance yet.It is one of the best all around Nor.Cal courses. Course is bigger then most but not as large as the Orland,Ca. course. I cant not recommend this course high enough. PS. BRING WATER!
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 3 Not
Chains in Bidwell Park
Pros: After years and years, there are actually real targets and concrete tees in Bidwell Park. It really makes a big difference!
The course mainly follows the old layout with some changes incorporated to address environmental concerns (ie big OB areas on hole #3 etc). This makes it fairly easy to navigate for the first time.
The course should prove to be quite challenging for the beginner/recreationalist, but more advanced players will probably enjoy it too.
Cons: Tee signs and garbage cans would be a great addition.
A couple of the hole layouts are...interesting.
Several baskets are too close to the next tee box (#8 and #17 come to mind), so stay aware and be careful.
Course is closed when wet.
Other Thoughts: The course plays over quite a long distance and makes for a nice hike. It can be quite warm during the summer/fall. Bring plenty of water as there are no faucets on site.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Disc golf returns to Bidwell Park!
15 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New Mach 5 baskets and nice concrete tees. Trails are well defined and have markers to help people navigate the course. And there are flags on the top of a few baskets that are hard to see from the tee.
The scenery is amazing. Nothing else I have ever played compares to the tee shot on hole three - shooting off the cliff toward a target 400ft away.
This is a challenging course for amatuer players, while remaining fun for most skill levels. Good variety of shots.
Cons: Course closes when it rains. Layout was designed by environmental wackos, not by disc golfers. Large groups of yelling, inconsiderate college kids are out there at times.
No trash cans, so pack in - pack out. No tee signs, just tee numbers. Watch out for poison oak! Tall grass that can make finding discs tough at times.
Other Thoughts: The old Chico Long Course with tone-poles and dirt tees is reborn as a new disc golf course with baskets and concrete tees!
Hot in the summer, so bring plenty of water and sunblock.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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