3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good starter course.
Pros: - Short holes give newer players a shot at success
- Level for the most part, reduces fatigue
- Wide open, good for long sweeping shots with understable plastic
- Easy to get through in about half an hour
- Rarely (if ever) busy
Cons: - Shortness can become a turn-off quickly
- Course is a bit too open - lack of challenge hurts its replay value
- A lot of hard, dusty ground in the summer
- Course suffers from some drainage and mud problems in the winter
- Pedestrian paths run through the course. A lot of people understand to be careful walking through there, but there are still a good number of people that stroll through the middle, either unaware or intentionally ignoring the fact that they're on a course with flying plastic. Be careful when you see people walking near.
Other Thoughts: This course is great for working on form, new styles of throwing, and introducing newer players to disc golf. The ease of the course really begins to wear on the player, though. I go to school nearby, so I do play there from time to time, although if it were feasible, I'd likely go to another course instead.
As a practice and screw-around course, this is great for getting a round in in between classes or on your lunch break.
There are an alternate set of tees with GPS locations listed on discgolfstats.com if you're looking to change up your game here. I would post them here, but there's no way to show them on DGCR. =/
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
My Home Course
Pros: -good beginner course
-helps work on your short game
-more than half the holes are aceable
Cons: -not very challenging
-not alot of people play here
-very little trees (by little i mean not alot)
-not playable first sat. of Oct. and May
Other Thoughts: -monthly tournaments every 2nd Sat. of every month starting @ 8 am
-this course can help work on a new throw to learn
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun, no crowds
Pros: IN Elk Grove Park just a couple minutes off HWY 99. Starts and ends by pool. 9 holes all with good tees and signs. Not much cross traffic. Very basic course with little to no obstacles to speak of. Impossible to lose disc unless you really and I mean really shank one off #1 and into the lake.
Cons: None I can really come up with. Maybe cut the weeds in the field that covers 99 percent of the course, but thats a stretch for a con
Other Thoughts: Restrooms, nice park and everything you expect with a nice city park. Free parking. Practice basket tucked on the east side of pool between the pool and the path to hole 1.
If your passing by stop and bust 9
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Has tee pads, baskets, and signs
-a few holes have some trees
-has warm up basket for putts
-most of the coarse is just throwing straight shots over dirt with no obstacles
Other Thoughts: -Probably won't be playing this coarse again.
-This coarse would be ok as a practice coarse for a local - that's about it
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - fun first half layout
- it has signs and good baskets
- nice practice basket
- it plays fast and there aren't many other people there, disc golfers or otherwise
- the park has potential to have a great 18 hole layout if someone did a redesign and they could use more of the parkland farther away from the road
- lots of other park attractions, like a pool and nice bathrooms
Cons: - the last 4 holes are pretty much 100% wide open, which provides zero challenge
- small tees with not much grip
- dry and dusty
Other Thoughts: This course was fun, but I think that if someone did a redesign it could be a pretty good course and a nice addition to the Sacramento area courses.
If you're traveling on CA-99, it's worth a quick stop to stretch your legs. The first 5 holes are really fun and pretty well designed, but the course gets a little more boring as it brings you back to the parking lot. This is just a play-it-once course, unless you live in the neighborhood.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Ace opportunities abound!
Pros: The first three holes are nice with a few tress to provide obstacles. Nice baskets. Good signage.
Cons: Short distance. The second half of the course is just open dirt with a straight shot at the basket about 200 feet away.
Other Thoughts: Even with all these potential aces, i walked away +1. A good basic 9 hole course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: On a perfect Saturday, the course was not very crowded while the park was very busy. Pins are easy to find as the course is, for mod to advanced players, really just a pitch and putt. Most of this side of Elk Grove Regency is unused, except for the fairway on hole #2.
Cons: Only a few holes have natural obstacles which require some intermediate shots. No trash cans. Bathroom located way off number 1.
Other Thoughts: Good course to improve your game, but not difficult at all. Great place to test out a new disc before taking it out to one of the more intermediate courses.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Practice Course
Pros: Pretty wide open 9 hole course. It's a great place for beginners to gain some experience, intermediate players to work out new shots and advanced players to hone their intemediate short game. Plays really fast (at least when nobody else is there). Two of us played the 9 hole layout 3 times in an hour and a half, having the course mostly to ourselves.
Cons: Very short and wide open. It's in the Elk Grove Park which has lot's of other attractions. I could see this being difficult to play on a weekend - the course is off by itself, but there's plenty of opportunity for general crowds to wander through it pn their way to another section of the park. The course is pretty short (3-4 holes in the 350 range, 2-3 in the 300 and the rest near 200) and offers little technical challenge - my playing partner (with a better than average arm)was overshooting some holes off the tee with a mid-range disc. There are a few trees which add a little positioning challenge, but nothing compared to most courses I've played. It's so open that it can be hard to focus on your direction. I liken it to a "hard-hat" ball golf course in that most of the holes run back and forth alongside each other. On a crowded day, I could easily see having to dodge other players on other holes (or yourself on thiers).
Other Thoughts: Although not particularly challenging, it's a great place to go and work out kinks in your game or learn new shots. It would be a perfect course to introduce newbs to the game. The general openness leads to not being worried about sticking discs in trees when working out Tomahawks or Thumbers. You could spend an entire round using one style of drive - any style you wanted to work on - and not have a terrible time getting to the baskets for par ops. Of course scoring doesn't matter when you're working stuff out, but having baskets to work towards helps to keep the practice in focus. While probably not as good as just finding an open field to work out some repetetive practice, it's the next best thing. My rating is based on kind of an average: from a challenge perspective, the course would be about a 1-1.5 (even a newb like me could be parring - or better - this course in short time); from a practice persprctive, it's an easy 5!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Huge open park
Pros: They have the room to improve the corse. It's not the easiest field i have ever played.
Cons: Flat field with very little obstacles to keep you thinking.
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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