San Bernardino, CA
Glen Helen Regional Park DGC Share
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Worth a Visit

5+    8/14/2013   8/15/2013
Review By: DocHaole
Played: 71  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - The course sits on a well maintained regional park. Equipped with restrooms, picnic areas and water fountains.
- Course maps are available at the font gate and navigation is pretty easy using the map.
- The course layout makes good use of the land available. With a bunch of long holes that really let you air it out. Including three par 4 holes.
- A couple fun downhill drives on 7 and 10 that stand out as memorable holes.
- Howling wind most of the time to keep things interesting.
- The course if very lightly used, you will find other disc golfers on the course, but you shouldn't have to be waiting around on every hole.
Cons: Most holes are wide open leaving you to chose whatever line you like. Other than OB, there are no significant hazards to speak of.
Other Thoughts: Overall it is a nice addition to the courses in the area, and the distance makes it a tournament worthy destination. However it just doesn't have the "wow factor" to make it a destination course. It gets kind of repetitive as you can RHBH hyzer the majority of the holes if you want to.

WARNING: Before you drive out here be sure to check for course closures!!. I showed up on a Saturday morning only to have the course closed for some non-DG event. Then depending on the time of year they close early, Seriously you are going to kick everyone out at 5pm in May????? And even in the summer I think it is only open until 7.

It's good to have another course in the area and it is worth checking out. But if I'm going to travel and pay to play, I'm going straight to Wrightwood.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nice well kept course.

5+    2/20/2013   2/21/2013
Review By: ChubbieRooster
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
Pros: Course is very well kept.
Long distance holes give you the chance to really let things fly.
Pay per car to enter so its nice to fill up a car and just pay a few bucks to enter.
Trees being put in to add more obstacles.
Cons: This course can feel very straight forward after a while. This course has gone through the trouble of putting in trees to make things more difficult, but we just jave to wait a few years for them to actually come into play.
Other Thoughts: Over all a fun course not ever crowded and can getting really windy which throws in a new aspect to your game. Definitely worth a try!

Wide open

1    1/18/2013   2/18/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays in a well-kept multi-use park. The fairways are grassy with decent turf mowed short and there are scattered trees on most holes. Several holes have a tree somewhat near the tee to force shots in a particular direction. Elevation comes into play on a few holes in the front 9 adding a little variety and a couple fun downhill shots.

There is decent distance variety, with several reachable shots, several more that are longer but still within range for many players, and a few where you really get to open up and throw a drive or two. The tees are nice concrete pads, and the signage is adequate.
Cons: The course is wide open for the most part, the scattered trees aren't enough to make any interesting line shaping challenges or tight gaps to hit. This also means little punishment for missing your line, even the worst shots have a fairly easy recovery for 3 on most holes.

There isn't any directional signage, so in a few spots it's difficult to know where to go next. This is made worse by a few odd layout quirks that make for long and not at all intuitive walks. There are some safety concerns, with roads and paths in play on several holes. A few picnic areas are also brought into play.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course approachable, but pretty long for throwers without much distance. More experienced players won't find a whole lot of interesting challenges or enough variety to make it worth much of a trip. It's a good spot to practice open drives in the wind, but not a destination course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

totally decent

1    11/20/2012   11/20/2012
Review By: adazm
Played: 20  Reviewed: 19
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: pleasant course. nothing too special.not as much elevation change as one would want.more leaves on trees will make it more fun in summer. if not way hotter.
Cons: too flat.less trees than hoped for.
Other Thoughts: if you are in the area, play it.nothing worth going out of way for. better that prado...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    2/3/2012   6/6/2012
Review By: bradharris
Played: 68  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 11 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The grounds here are very well kept. The grass was mowed and the area was free of litter.

The courses makes use of the little bit of elevation change well. Holes 7 and 10 are really fun downhill tee shots.

This course is pretty open and fairly long, so the big arms really get a chance to air it out.

The scenery here is amazing. The course offers some very nice views of the nearby mountains.
Cons: Without a whole lot of varied terrain and vegetation, there isn't a great deal of intrigue. To counter that, the designers brought a road into play as OB, and even have a fairway playing over a park sign. This makes these holes feel somewhat forced.

The back nine in particular can get really repetitive. Most of them are just over 300' over flat ground.

With the exception of a couple holes, there is very little punishment for bad tee shots. For most holes, it's just a question of whether or not you can put a shot into putting range from the tee using your own preferred line. If you can't, you'll likely end up with a three.

Navigation can be a bit tricky. The flow of the course is not entirely intuitive.
Other Thoughts: This is certainly not a bad place to play. With the upkeep of the park, the course is in very good shape.

A round at Glen Helen is certainly enjoyable, but won't be overly challenging. On most holes you can choose the line that works best for you, rather than letting the course dictate the best line.

Be prepared for wind, it can really howl through here.

Given the opportunity, I would definitely return to this course. Just not on a regular basis.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 inland Empire Disc Golf

1    2/19/2012   2/20/2012
Review By: Mark R
Played: 83  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 11.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice cement tees. Has a couple of terrific holes with elevated tees (7 and 10). Also has a couple of the longest holes in the area (4, 5 and 10). Newer innova baskets. Has at least two rest rooms nearby. The park lies in the San Bernardino foothills and has a nice vista of the surrounding area. Has many opportunities for bigger throwers, such as the 720' Hole 10.
Cons: No signage means very iffy navigation for the first timer. Winding road mandatories seem like too much of a compromise on Holes 4 and 5. Hole 12 is a cheap hole with awkward road out-of-bounds areas. Holes 4, 7 and 10 can be diffcult to locate and are a fairly long distance from previous holes. Ten dollars for a weekend pass seems a bit steep. Starts a bit weak but is great once you pass Hole 5 until Hole 12.
Other Thoughts: Thematically similar to Prado DGC (another San Bernardino county park), with several holes over rolling plains that provide a number of fun drives. Slightly more challenging but less consistent than Prado, but also more difficult to find your way around in. However, a course map is available at the front office. No discs or refreshments for sale on-site, but there are a few water fountains around.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 happy i went there...

1    2/1/2012   2/2/2012
Review By: pasitalredy
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/6/2012
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This place is big and vast .and I also loved how it has its designated disc golf area and the park on its other side...love the hole lay out and the fact that it has yellow crown discather baskets.!..it has great views.and the walk is way fun!.moderate hills and great fairways..I personally loved this course now and was way worth the drive...its like going to hang out with prados little brother!..if you've played prado you'll understand.hole seven was my favorite hole .and I can most likely speak for anyone on that:)
I'm glad that the inland empire is building there courses up...we need that!.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Deserves a visit!

1    1/14/2012   1/19/2012
Review By: TheMatos
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First off, there aren't many disc golf courses in Rancho Cucamonga--so as a resident of the city, having Glen Helen to play at is a great benefactor. The course has many strengths, and it's great to play with friends, or practice alone. There are 18 holes with tees on each hole, and it has a great flow. A couple holes will challenge experienced players, especially on windy days. Hole 7 is especially fun and challenging since the altitude of the tee is much higher than the basket. This is a really fun course to experiment with as well. Many holes can be approached in many different ways since obstacles aren't too extreme. Glen Helen is a dafe disc golf course to play, and I don;t imagine myself losing a disc here, but you can overthrow the 19th hole and end up in a small lake.
Cons: There is a $7-$10 parking fee, depending on whether or not you play on the weekend, but unless you play alone, I don't consider this a big downer or deal-breaker.

It can get VERY windy, and even if you check the weather, the wind is hard to predict. The wind makes some holes extremely difficult to par on.

Other than that, I don't see any downfalls for this course.
Other Thoughts: Overall I love this course. It is extremely fun to play on, and I look forward to playing it in the future. If you're ever in the area, I'd say it is definitely worth checking out. It's a very peaceful area as well, making the atmosphere that much more attractive for disc golf. A very enjoyable course to play!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome Course!

5+    1/11/2012   1/13/2012
Review By: scrowl92
Played: 10  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 4.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/14/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -good variety throughout the course (distance, trees, buildings/obstacles, ect)
-great condition, well kept grass and trees
-quality concrete pads and Innova DiscCatcher baskets
- pay to park so the $7 weekday or $10 weekend admission to the park can be what you make of it. if you can fit 8 people into a car do it and it makes the cost worth it.
Cons: there aren't many cons in my opinion however here are some things i could think of:
-there are 1 or 2 holes that have a major out of bounds issue on one side. hole 7 is the first one. On the left side there is very thick brush and trees that make a disc difficult to find if thrown over there. I also heard from some friends that the area is full of poison oak! hole 14 is the next. There is an enormous parking lot on the left side that is usually empty because it is for events at the amphitheater so it poses a risk to really banging up your disc if it lands hard there
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is great and is close to my home when im home from college so I will definitely play here whenever i'm able to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Good and Open

5+    12/26/2011   12/27/2011
Review By: TheIncredibleHuck
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice long open holes. Ideal for big arms as most holes can be accomplished with a long hyzer and a putter. Well maintained, different length and approaches.
Cons: Not too much variety, lack of trees makes for wide open shots with relatively no fear of canopy trees to stay under. Not technical at all, few mandatorys and few mid-range type shots.
Other Thoughts: The park did about as well as they could have done with the surroundings available.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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