a walk in the cedars
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -homemade baskets were surprisingly decent
-marked tee areas, signs on the front holes
-some fun holes and uses a bit of the elevation
-plenty of parking
Cons: -difficult to find the first hole
-at least half the signs missing
-lots of blind holes in a mess of cedars
-most of the middle of the course feels repetitive
-many lame fairways that are too dense for anything but an overhand shot
Other Thoughts: This course must be convenient for local golfers that don't have time to travel to a better course but it leaves a lot to be desired. The better part of the course works its way through an area dense with cedars resulting in mostly blind shots on holes with not much of a fairway.
The course is tough on visitors since the signs are mostly missing making navigation very tricky. You can't see ahead in the cedars so you have to go explore to find the basket or next tee. I also had a hard time finding the first tee so I started on hole 2.
Hopefully there is a group of dedicated golfers nearby that can make the adjustments that this course really needs to make a more enjoyable round. Cutting down some of the trees, clearing out some of the lower branches around the baskets, next tee signs, and the like would go a really long way here. Course baggers and locals only for now.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Could use some work
Pros: Good use for the land that they had available. Cedar trees are dreadful in many ways for disc golf, and there are atleast 4+ per hole after 3.
Custom built baskets were better than anticipated. Weird shape but could still drain putts if they hit in the middle or near the middle. If you hit on the side with a hyzer, it's most likely coming out.
Couple of the holes, 4, 10, 14, and 17, were awesome. The rest were the definition of mediocre or bad on some.
Well groomed where it needs to be groomed.
Cons: Very mediocre, short and tons of cedar trees.
Mediocre would be the long walks in between holes, the lack of concrete or quality teepads. Most of the dirt teepads were loose dirt or uneven in extreme degrees. Given you don't need much grip cause it can be played from a stand still, but it could pose an risk for injury if you try something with a runup.
Missing/stolen/broken teesigns, given there were 9 in the front half and they were accurate, but the back did not have any making it difficult to figure out where to throw. I spent more time walking up and back to see where to throw. The cedar trees pose a big issue this way. Thick, and not fun to land near. It could easily be made into a fun playable course. And needs more indication on where to park at this course. We ended up parking by hole 18's basket in the far parking lot just so we know we will end up near our car.
Other Thoughts: It could be made into a fun playable course, I would suggest replacing teesigns since it's very needed here. Trimming the cedar trees around the baskets, Just trimming don't cut those down. Maybe adding some teepads, or atleast evening out the dirt and packing it down. The biggest help to this course would be removing some of the unnecessary trees. A lot of blind holes with no real line for shots other than overhead. Maybe cut 1-2 trees a hole leaving the trees in between the holes. I liked the hiking aspect of this course, but I did not like playing disc golf here. I would return if I had to, but not in the near future. Maybe if I needed to break in some putters.
Blind Cedar Holes Amigo
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Other Thoughts: A good design for what land was available. The design starts off promising then goes down-hill after the first set of holes. I don't think cedar trees are great for disc golf and that is about all this land offers. It would be a huge improvement if the cedars 'inside the circle' had the bottom 2' of branches cut off to make getting a legal stance less of a hassle. The easiest way to score well at this course would be to throw spike and overhand shots on most of the holes and I think that is boring golf and a design should try to minimize this, though it would be difficult if not impossible with the land used. The distances felt short and repetitive on the majority of holes. The tee signs were good and informative with next tee markings that help on a few of the switchback areas or where two tees are close to one basket. However the placement of the tee sign in relation to the 'regular' tee box was poorly thought out and a careless RHBH follow-through would smack into the signage. The tee markers of landscaping retaining wall stone were good enough, but the natural tee area will need work to stay playable. Home-made baskets were not bad but have a much smaller sweet spot than quality production models. If the home-made baskets on the blind holes had super tall poles that were visible from the tee, it would go a long way to improving the playability of the course as many of the holes were blind. The course was cart/stroller friendly but the rough had burrs and wasn't a good course for a small child to walk.
Though it will 'scratch the itch' for local players, the nature of this course would lead to frustration for the traveling golfer who will spend too much time scouting ahead to find baskets and searching around the cedar trees for their disc to make it worth the effort.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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