Red Bluff, CA
Dog Island Golf Share
Uploaded By: humchris85 Hole #12 (Taken 2/2011)
3 / 232ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Tee



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  Pretty Good Use of Space

5+    3/31/2012   4/1/2012
Review By: robofriven
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - I love the front 9 on this course. They're short but they really used the trees and elevation to full advantage.
- Well laid out holes requiring you to use different kinds of shots to navigate around the trees.
- Beautiful park with lots of big shade trees and ivy growing on them.
- Good beginner course or to help get someone interested in the game as it doesn't require really long drives to do decently.
- Well used terrain. (For example if you hit a tree wrong on hole 5 your disc will likely go down into a deep creek bed giving you a difficult 2nd shot.)
- Tee signs with well drawn maps to help you sort out which basket to go for in cramped sections.
- A LOT of work has been done to clear out the area of blackberry vines
Cons: - Holes 8 and 10 are almost identical.
- The back 9 loses a lot of the wooded feel of the front 9 and plays a lot more like some baskets thrown in a city park. (Though in their defense, that's what it is)
- Back 9 cramped in places with multiple baskets and tees in the same area.
- Would like to have seen them use the area over the bridge to either stretch some holes out or un-cramp some of the back 9.
- Course can be pretty busy, especially on weekends causing you to slow play. Also since the main walkway runs through a few of the holes you have to stop and wait for pedestrians/joggers/etc going through.
Other Thoughts: I really like this course and feel like they did a lot with what they had. They took a park that was almost ONLY used by drug addicts and homeless people and cleaned it up and turned it into a place that a lot of people in town can use and enjoy. Also now there are a lot less of the prior residents, though sometimes you still see a few homeless, I think none of them live there anymore after getting tired of discs falling on their head in their sleep. The amount of work put in to remove all of those berry vines alone should garner some sort of metal to the people who built this place.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    2/21/2011   2/22/2011
Review By: humchris85
Played: 109  Reviewed: 74  Exp: 8.9 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Good variety of trees around the course, with holes ranging from poke and pray to wide open let'er rip shots.
- Hole lengths varying from decently long drives down to short little pitch and putt holes.
- Little bits of elevation change are used well providing some small downhills at least.
- Most holes straight ahead with a couple going to the left or right.
- Friendly locals
- Many ace-able holes
- Good course for geting beginers into the sport of disc golf
- Easy access from I-5
- Easy to find (right on main st.)
- Concrete teepads with the hole # in them
- There is a crudly drawn map of the first 9 holes on a picnic table next to hole 1
Cons: - Hole 9 is a "poke and pray" type hole with no real visable route to get to the basket
- Nasty rough to the side of a few holes, but you can tell alot of work has been put in to get rid of this
- Standing on hole 11's tee you can see 4 baskets that are within the range that they could be part of the hole.
- A couple of holes feel like they are just cramed in there to make it 18 holes.
- No signs yet, but they arn't realy needed as most holes the basket is visable.
Other Thoughts: A fun new course for the people of Red Bluff, an area that has needed a course for quite a while. The course makes great use of the peice of land that they were given and you can tell that the locals have put alot of work in geting the blackberrys and other junk cleared out. Not a super hard course, but still fun and definatly challenging for beginers. Definatly worth a stop if your traveling on the 5 and need a break. This course also makes a good option for the people of Redding as thier courses arn't as good as this one.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  

1    2/19/2011   2/20/2011
Review By: bmxer360
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Fun course, some difficult holes, definitely different from other local parks. Very clean and great idea for a new park.
Cons: Short holes, very slippery when wet.
Other Thoughts: I really like how clean around the holes, and how the tees are poured wider on some holes. I drove from Weaverville, ill definitely go again

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Red Bluff gets a course!

2-4    1/28/2011   1/28/2011
Review By: jimbosprint
Played: 66  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 12.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/15/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A few good technical holes, with an overall good mix of different shots. Very nice concrete tees with the hole number in the tee and new Discatcher baskets. The layout is easy to follow with pathways and tee signs that point you in the right direction. Good use of trees and landscape, even without much elevation change. Four holes are par 2!
Cons: Short distances on most of the holes makes for very low scores for advanced players. No real uphill or downhill elevation change either.
Other Thoughts: This is a great first course for the town of Red Bluff and an excellent addition to the short list of courses in the area. Definitely a good place to learn the game or get some practice.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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