Incline Village, NV
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Uploaded By: JMONEY Hole #11 (Taken 10/2011)
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Enjoyable Rec Course With Navigational Issues!

1    8/17/2012   9/7/2012
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 591  Reviewed: 544  Exp: 35.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The newest course (2012) in the Tahoe area starts near the Incline Village Rec Center. There is a large course sign, a donation box, a practice basket across the street and on-street parking as well as parking in the Rec Center's lot. The course has nice rubber teepads, great colored signs and brand new Innova baskets with the yellow rims. Being a new course, everything is still in almost pristine condition. I really appreciated the washer system on the tee signs with the A and B basket positions indicated. That helped me playing here for the first time.
The first two holes play in the lower wooded area of the park. Then you have a long, unmarked hike to # 3. I finally figured out to stay beside the tennis courts all the way. Later, we directed some other lost first timers to the third teepad. Holes 3-10 play in this scattered forrest park section. The holes here were more recreational in nature, with several ACE runs.
The back nine features more brush, more trees, a small creek in play, more challenging holes and another fairly long, confusing walkout after # 14. Luckily, I had hooked up with a local DJ by now and was being guided through. There is a very little bit of elevation to contend with.
Cons: The long walkouts after # 2 and # 14 are always going to be problamatic. Some arrows pointing the way would help the first time players. It's a recreational course. Not as challenging as most others in the area although this could be a pro for many.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my round here. You're playing in the shade on those hot days. It's relatively flat and easy and a welcome change from the rigors of a No. Tahoe Regional's or a Zephyer's Cove.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

The other easier Tahoe course

1    8/1/2012   8/15/2012
Review By: Danger
Played: 86  Reviewed: 70  Exp: 4.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -DISCatcher baskets
-Plays quickly
-Good for beginners and intermediate players
-Active and friendly community
-Practice basket (across the driveway from 1)
-Signs, amenities, rubber tees, well marked mandos
Cons: -Some fairways are pretty close to each other
-Navigation is not easy the first time through
-Segmented course creates poor flow
Other Thoughts: This course in Incline Village presents an opportunity to play some laid back golf in the shade of towering pine trees and through some other local riparian foliage. A seasonal stream works it's way through the back half of the course. All of the pins are obtainable off of the tee.

The course begins in the lower part of the park, where you can find parking off the street or in the Rec Center parking lot if you like. After playing only two fairly wooded and brushy holes, you take a lengthy walk to the other end of the tennis courts to play the next segment of the course. This next segment is pretty easy to follow, but on at least a couple of the holes, it's a good idea to make sure you are throwing at the correct pins...several dips and hills obscure what may be your pin. I actually really liked this part of the course, holes 3-10 all play in this park-like section. With small rolling hills, minimal ground coverage, and simple holes with obvious objectives, these holes played fast and also provided an opportunity to watch other holes get played as well. Several signs indicate that this is a 'quiet section' for the neighbors, but no signs at the tennis courts indicated the same for them. The only noise we heard was that of the highway and screaming tennis children.

Beyond hole 10, the course once again enters a more brushy section of course, so be prepared for some minimal disc finding if somebody in your party is unable to keep the disc on the fairway. A local told us '5 is a good score on hole 11,' but as long as you stay on the fairway a 2 or a 3 is extremely possible.

The back 9 are a little more difficult to navigate than the front and having a map or another group to follow can come in handy...after hole 14 another long walk is in order to get you back to the first part of the course. These last 4 holes are probably the most challenging on the course (and maybe 14 as well) with a bit more length and bushes to run into trouble with. The course ends with little fanfare near hole one. We had a good time playing here, if only because birdies are tough to come by at most of the other courses in the Tahoe Basin.

If you are visiting the area with beginners or would like to have a family day out on the course, this one would be a good choice. As far as Tahoe being a destination for your vacation, I would place lower priority here as it is more of a community practice course, or try to fit it in between a couple of more difficult courses...your legs and your short game will appreciate the stop.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great new, mid-level course

2-4    7/3/2012   7/22/2012
Review By: Lonhart
Played: 183  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 20.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun little course that winds around terrain next to the Incline Village Recreation Center and a nearby school. I parked in the recreation center's parking lot and walked back down to hole 1, passing a practice basket along the entrance road.
--Excellent color signs indicating pin position
--Good rubber mat tee pads, which I normally dislike, but were well done
--Variety of shots, but mostly RHBH hyzers, and usually two routes to the pin
--Good use of mandatories
--You can see most of the pins from the tee, or with a short walk down the fairway
Cons: --After playing hole 2, you take a long (3-5 min) walk to tee #3. If you keep the tennis courts on your right as you head up the slope and the creeklet on your left, you'll hit tee #3 at the corner of the very last tennis court.
--After hole #14, you do the reverse walk, but this one you can cross the creeklet and follow it down or stay on the right side. Near a large bridge and some buildings, you'll find the tee for #15
--This is a multi-use area, so beware of dog walkers, trail bikers and joggers
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course, and played it three days in a row, early in the morning. By 10 AM other disc golfers were showing up. Although most of the holes can be birdied, and you might have an ace run or two (my buddy Scott aced #10 with a forehand on his first time playing the course), it is not a pitch and putt course, which is what I expected given the first two reviews.

The creeklet (not much more than a few feet wide) runs clear but is not deep and never really comes into play unless you have a really errant shot. Not really a chance of losing a disc either.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fun to chuck a few...more than a few chuckers

1    5/19/2012   5/21/2012
Review By: Peterb
Played: 68  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 21 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Very accessible (or is this a con?)
- brand new discatchers (is this also a con?)
- nice stream in play (aestheically nice, but probably a con in the long run...more later)
- several fun ace runs
- pretty little forest for a nice walk
Cons: - seemed crowded compared to other tahoe courses
- several holes right by park neighbors
- difficult navigation. One long walk and many holes where there are baskets bunched together making it trying to figure out which one to throw to
- Because the local environmental board's mission is to keep Tahoe blue, one of the problems with this course is the layout itself. Too many holes have the creek in play. When people go near or in the creek to get their discs, they will cause erosion. This will get washed into the lake and could be a problem down the road. The creek is very nice, but if the point is to prevent erosion, this design doesn't address it.
Other Thoughts: All in all, Incline is a fine way to laze away an afternoon or morning, or hit between more extreme courses like Vista, Zephyr, or Sierra College. Seemed really popular with young chuckers with one disc, as well as families and people of all ages. For them, it is a good introduction to disc golf. For people seeking a wilder experience, I'd pass on this course and head to one of the afore mentioned ones.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 fun little course

5+    10/22/2011   10/26/2011
Review By: elevated plastic
Played: 132  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.1 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Tahoe region gets its ninth course.
Very well made tees and signs
brand spankin new baskets
a whole lot of ace runs
signs guide you to next tee
year round crystal clear creeks in play
dog friendly
Cons: a little tough to navigate at first due to a couple walks between holes 2 and 3 also holes 14 and 15. For the most part it favors rhbh. Very little elevation change.
Other Thoughts: This course is pretty fun and worth playing on your way between Zephyr and Tahoe Vista. There is a 7-11 near by. After hole 2's basket walk up to the left of the tennis courts and keep walking, follow the creek on your left side. Keep walking ,keep walking until you FINALLY pass the last set of tennis courts. The next tee is around the corner of the final tennis courts. After hole 9 heads towards 4's tee and go right across the log bridge to 10's tee. After hole 14 cross the little wood bridge and hang a right and follow the slightly downhill path 6-700 ft to hole 15's tee. This course is brand new and is a nice addition to Tahoe's line up of courses. For sure get a T's burrito after your round. It's next to 7-11 on the main drag in town.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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