Perfectly Fine Neighborhood Nine-Holer
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Pros: This nine-hole course is placed in a smallish strip of grass between the back of a block of homes and a local street.
Terrain is nicely mowed grass interspersed with scattered mature trees. Trees are all trimmed up and there is zero low growth or scrub to deal with. Decent variety of holes lengths from 174' to 363'. Several ace runs with everything else offering a good birdie run.
Baskets catch fine. Natural teepads are flat and not rutted out at all. For a couple of holes the sidewalk can serve as the pad.
Smart hole designs have you throwing toward the center of the park on most holes, taking adjacent backyards and the street out of play for the most part.
Cons: This is a flat, mostly open course so the challenge is limited.
Tee markers are 16" x 16" paving stones set down into the grass. They can be tough to spot if you're not right over them, but once you get through the course the first time you'll be fine. The map was a help with knowing where to look.
No tee signs of any kind. Again, the map/scorecard is a help in knowing hole length and (in a couple of cases) which of the visible baskets to throw to.
Other Thoughts: While this course doesn't offer any special challenge or a signature hole, it is a solid layout that offers a fun round or two. Backhand, forehand, and rollers are all usable here.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
It's disc golf, in Casa Grande!
Pros: If you find yourself staying in Casa Grande, perhaps because your in-laws have a place there you're forced to visit every 2 years, then now you can get a quick fix of disc golf without having to leave town. This makes me happy.
It's 9 holes, with nice baskets, on a green surface (that isn't really grass but I'd call "grass-ish"). It's a small space with dispersed trees, and the course design does well with what's available, hiding baskets behind/under trees, and utilizing on many holes a small gully that runs through the middle of the park. It's nice to work on your approach game and get as many birdies as you can.
Cons: This is a par 2.5 course... everything is deucable, in fact if you've got a couple years experience, you're kicking yourself for every 3 you get.
Bring a map, because the tee marker bricks burried in the ground are hard to spot unless you already have a good idea where to look.
Other Thoughts: If you're in Casa Grande, and you've only got a couple hours, go play it. Have fun. If youv'e got more than a couple hours, drive out to Maricopa and play the course there, which is vastly superior.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Home Of The World's Tiniest Tee pads!
Pros: The park is fairly small with with a smattering of mature trees, a picnic shelter, and a shallow indentation running down the middle of the park. The designers have taken advantage of this indentation by placing two baskets in it and adding some variety to the course. Due to the small size of the park, the course is forced to play as a pitch and putt. There just isn't any more room.
The tee pads are 18" x 18" concrete blocks sunk in the ground. They once were painted with the hole information but that information has since worn off. Now they proudly wear the title of the world's tiniest tee pads. Actually, I'm not sure if they were ever intended to be pads or not but it's definitely a distinct possibility. And the Guinness Book Of World Records has certified them as such as of January 15, 2010.
At this time (May 2013) someone has planted laminated tee signs on sticks. I doubt very much whether they will last too long.
The course provides a couple of fun ACE runs. It forces you to throw hysers around the trees.
One of the baskets in the center of the indented gully is partially hidden and ends up being a pretty disc golf hole in this, otherwise, pretty standard little community park course.
Cons: It's fairly short without a great deal of challenge. The nine holes do not complete the whole circle around the park. You start in one corner and finish on the street side.
There are no tee pads although I don't believe the amount of player usage merits the expense of concrete pads here. Besides, on most of the holes, very little run-up is needed.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this little course and would keep coming back if I lived anywhere close. It's green, shaded, is a quick round and provides some ACE runs. I like all of these attributes in my courses and the shade and green grass are would keep me coming back to a course, especially here in the Southwest desert country.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Small but fun
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is very easy to find. The drive down from Phoenix was super quick.
The course is very easy to navigate. I printed up a map and had no problem at all finding my way around.
The use of space is incredible. I like all the large trees in the park..not what I expected for Casa Grande.
There is a lot of room for creating alternate tee shots. My friends and I played through 4 complete rounds and we had a plethora of alternate shots.
It's very clean, very few people. Just a nice walk in the park.
Cons: Only 9 baskets and it is short, short, short. Hole-s 3-5 are all 174' or 175'.
The challenge factor just is not very high.
No tee pads, just markers.
There are no amenities in the park. No water fountains, no bathrooms, and only 1 trash-can that I saw in the whole park. There is also not a parking lot--just park on the street or in the dirt area across the street.
Other Thoughts: Depsite the length of this course (and the lack of amenities), I enjoyed it a lot and I WILL be back.
If you go,design your own alternates. However the ones that work best are, using the map from this website, just play backwards: 9 to 8, 8 to 7, etc., until you throw 1 to 9 and your done. There are also several shorties going this way, but the amount of trees gives you alot of choices for more difficult shots with teeny tiny little windows. One of my favorites was shooting to the 3 basket from just off the north edge of the park from underneath a palo verde tree, Lots of fun!!
I think that because they only have tee markers it would be easy to put in another set of 9 (or even 18) new markers to make this course even more fun. Well done Casa Grande!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Set in a nice clean park. Holes have plenty of grass and trees for shade. Course takes advantage of the full park. Holes are right and left hand friendly. The course has a good variety of distances and looks. Baskets are new and nice. Teepads are marked with stones in the ground and are easy to locate. The grass teepads don't take away from the course.
Cons: Hole 8 plays a little close to a play ground.
No set parking lot and no shade for your cars.
Arrows or tee signs above ground could help some navigate easier. No multiple tees, course could easily have 2-3 spots on each hole.
Other Thoughts: I think this would be a great course to practice on and play casual rounds on. I would imagine alot of locals also have many alternate layouts for this course. I could think of a few alternate layouts for this course. I suggest playing this course in the evening during the summer.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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