1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: it is not far away from where I reside. Something to do. Kids can play the short holes. you can make up your own
Other Thoughts: Well, the pioneers weren't exactly the cream of the crop either now were they...
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
The Epitome of Bad Courses
Pros: Very low traffic! Next to a well maintained area of the park. Quiet area and desolate course so creative hole layouts are always a possibility (almost necessary). Quick to play. Baskets that remain have hole number(s) on them. Ace runs all day.
Cons: Where to begin? The 6 baskets that were still remaining when I played are the ugliest baskets I have ever seen, and I've seen some doozies. Most are about to fall to pieces, and several already have. Missing chains, rusted, jagged sheet metal (you may need a tetanus shot after playing this course if you're not careful grabbing your disc out of the basket; if you can get it to stay in one of these baskets), and parts missing. No basket for holes 1 or 7, and one basket is used for holes 5 & 8. No tees, no signs, no glory. Set in a very ugly unkempt corner of a small park with weeds and brush growing wildly. Mostly sandy and completely flat. If playing basket to basket the longest hole is under 200'. Very small area surrounded by houses with walls along the edge of the park so errant shots may cost you a disc.
Other Thoughts: When I pulled up to the park I thought, hey, this isn't so bad. Then I started looking for the baskets, and lo and behold, there stood the 6 worst excuses for disc golf baskets I have ever seen in the ugliest part of an otherwise very nice small park. I would say it's a good course from beginners, but only if they're adult beginners and are aware of the dangerous baskets. Don't send your children here as they may injure themselves. There are no tees so get creative and make up your own layout, just be careful not to throw into peoples yards. I'm glad this course exists and would not like to see it removed, but it needs some serious TLC. Much different from the long bombs at Sea Pines, this is a course for practicing putting and approach shots or getting a quick round in on a lunch break.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: No fee?
Cons: -Baskets made of sheet metal and bbq grills
-Chains are tight and act like bumpers (when they actually exist)
-No tee pads, or tee areas, or signs
-Sandy, overgrown, foxtails everywhere
-Small area with no room for expansion
-Part of a community center, but in an undeveloped section and un-kept, makes the sport look bad.
Other Thoughts: South Bay Community Center Park is a lovely facility with a playground, community center, large grass area, and tennis court. Unfortunately, it is also home to an abysmal disc golf course in a forgotten back area of the complex. There were 5 baskets left with various numbers on them, one of them apparently being hole 5 and 8.
Having no tee pads, and no basket marked #1, we knew immediately that we would not be playing a 'course,' but we did stick around and chuck discs for an hour in order to get a feel for the place. Basically, we would throw discs at one basket, then choose another one to throw at.
Some fun variations we were able to come up with was including the giant, sloped grass field in our 'course,' which allowed for a nice, wide open downhill throw to hole #2. The locals at the top of the hill were very impressed with the sport and said they hang out there all the time and had never seen it. We also threw from the street nearby, which added some distance and an uphill slope.
The nice grassy area aside, this place is a dump and should just be pulled. High weeds everywhere coupled with unfavorable footing is just not an enjoyable experience. The baskets are dangerous, the piece of land is flat and has some OB issues surrounding it, and now that there is a disc-on-ball-golf-course nearby there is a real opportunity to play some actual disc.
Should somebody come in and take care of this place, replace the baskets completely, do something about the foliage, and perhaps add an obstacle or two, this property could be home to a solid 2 rated course.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Little known course in Los Osos
Pros: Well, it's there...and looks like it has been for over 15 years. I'm surprised this never popped up on DGCR before. Good for a quick-fix, lunchtime round, or short game practice.
Cons: Of the 7 baskets still there, only 3 or 4 even resemble something usable. Some don't even have chains & are missing parts. Weeds/grass can get quite high every once in a while.
Other Thoughts: Don't go out of your way to play this one. It's great that it's there, tho. Holes #2-4 are very short Par 2s
Uniqueness: C- (they crammed as much as they could in a smallish space)
Difficulty: D (short; Par 2s)
Fun Factor: C (DG is never not fun)
Aesthetics: D (sandy dirt mixed with weeds & iceplants, yucky baskets)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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