Los Alamos, NM 
North Mesa Picnic Grounds Share
Uploaded By: giles Hole #8 (Taken 8/2012)
3 / 165ft.   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee



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Fun lunch break getaway

2-4    2/8/2013   2/12/2013
Review By: Dreeks505
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great little course that you can play during your lunch break.
Cons: Mostly straight shots..
Other Thoughts: Hole 2 needs to have some work done to it. All you do is launch it and hope it doesn't hit a tree... when you have one fall in the canyon make sure you watch your footing... its rugged down there. Second time I played this course I +1'ed it... and Im new to the sport... so this is a beginner course... I can safely say its the best in Los Alamos!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

The name is longer than the course.

1    8/5/2012   8/20/2012
Review By: giles
Played: 146  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 17.7 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice informative tee signs, good tee boxes, new baskets made extra visible with orange reflective tops, easy to navigate. Cart friendly and can be played with a child in a jogging stroller. Plays fast and can be played with just a putter or midrange. Every hole is an opportunity to ace. Beautiful park with mature trees and interesting terrain. Great views, both from the course and on the drive into Los Alamos if you are just swinging by to play the course as you travel. Good bathrooms and playground on site.
Cons: Hole layouts are straight forward and repetitive. Holes are really short and it doesn't accurately reflect what disc golf is or can be. Course is a bunch of ace runs with a putter and holds no real challenge. Scrubby plants around baskets mar the green and impede the putting area.
Hole 2 has no line and has you trying to hit random gaps in the trees while throwing over a small valley, leaving it up to luck if you land on top near the basket or climbing down to get your disc. On holes 7& 8 a bad kick can send your disc off the edge of the canyon leaving you an adventure to retrieve your errant shot and make it back to the course. These things are out of place on such a short beginner friendly course. One unlucky throw can double the amount of time spent at this course.
Other Thoughts: A fun pitch and putt course but not worth going out of your way to play. Though the town seemed really great and I'm sure you could find some other fun stuff to do to make the trip into town worth your time.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/18/2012   8/18/2012
Review By: unclephool
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.1 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Easily accessible for beginners and kids.
Nice natural routes and views.
Good tee boxes and easy paths between holes.
Cons: Nearly all holes are straight shots.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course through the woods and along a canyon edge. Puts a premium on straight shots and distance control. Not particularly long, but there are plenty of trees to get in your way and penalties if you get trajectory or distance wrong. Par ratings on some holes are a bit generous. Would be great to have some longer tees and add another 9.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    5/9/2012   5/10/2012
Review By: waylonmock
Played: 63  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3.6 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great use of the landscape. Amazing views of the canyon and surrounding mountains. Short but technical 9 hole course= lots of fun!
Cons: The only thing I'd like to see is 9 more baskets
Other Thoughts: A fun to play course that is beginner friendly. Fun shots in a great rec area.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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