Pros: Great tee signs.
One or two passable holes.
A good effort has been put forth here and my hat is off to those who worked hard to make this happen.
Cons: Poor course design.
Nearly every hole is poorly conceived. Expect one or more of the following when you step on the tee.
-Straight uphill throw
-Difficult to traverse fairways
-Unimaginative and wide open
-parallels a very close road
-Built on a gravel pit/dumping ground
-High risk of injury unless you have some mountain goat in your blood.
Other Thoughts: I never met a disc golf course I didn't like, however, this one comes close. This course would be unplayable (due to confusing layout/blind holes) were it not for the remarkably informative tee signs showing exactly where the baskets are. Much of the area is beautiful with trees, bridges, dry riverbeds, etc. It would interesting to see what a professional course designer would do with this same location. Good work establishing a designated area, but before concrete tees are considered... the future of this course would be well served by some professional design work.
Pros: The pictures of the course don't do it justice. It really is a beautiful course (when it's green anyhow) in an absolutely beautiful surrounding area. The Cache valley is a fantastic area, perfect for disc golf courses.
A lot of work has obviously been done on this course and it shows. Someone has gone to the effort to (for the most part) level off the dirt tee pads and provide some pretty good signage, which is important given the first con I mention.
The beginner and pro (B and A respectively) tee pads for every hole are a nice touch. Some of the A shots are quite challenging which I think adds to the rating of the course.
It makes good use of the terrain, not that it has a lot of uphill/downhill shots, (Holes 1, 7 and 8 do, mind you), but it gives great risk/reward opportunities on almost every hole. No more than hole 9 where you throw over the gravel pit of doom!
Cons: Although I think this is a very good course, it certainly has some little issues.
First, there are several blind shots that, if you aren't familiar with the course, can prove exceptionally difficult. Hole 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 come to mind, but only when throwing from the A tees. This is where the risk/reward bit can come into play, for sure, but it's just a touch excessive on this short little course.
A couple holes cross each other, 5 &6, which is never a good thing on a disc golf course. They aren't too bad though.
Dirt tee pads are a little uneven. Cement pads would go a long way.
As mentioned, there is a lot slippery hills. It's easy to lose your footing, particularly on holes 8, if your disc goes left, and 9 if you can't clear the chasm, but in general footing can be tricky on the course. I can't even imagine how horrific this course must be in inclement weather!
Other Thoughts: Someone mentioned that taking a beginner here could turn them off from disc golf. I think that is pretty accurate. It is a tough course, particularly from the A pads. My wife has been throwing for a few months and she was put off after three holes.
Other than figuring out something to eliminate the crossing holes I think the best improvement this course could see would be a couple Eagle projects to install cement tee pads.
Pros: Nice signs with photos
Cons: Too many blind baskets for my taste
A lot of scrambling around on a loose scree hillside to get to the last basket
Half the course is set around a municipal junk yard. It's ugly.
Other Thoughts: Good effort put into this course.
This course is an example of how hard it is to find a good piece of land in Utah for disc golf. In all of cache valley this is the only course so far.
Great use of park for a smaller course
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Pros: Good use of the park and its layout. I love having a course that has a lot of elevation change to give a bit of a challenge. Great short and long tees depending on if you want to really push yourself or just have a short easy game. Tee Pads are pretty easy to find. You can play a quick nine in about 30 minutes.
Cons: Even though it is nice having a course with elevation change, this course takes it to the extreme. It would be wise to have hiking shoes for this course. The hill is SO steep. Even with the nice new bridge between holes 6 and 7, it still could use some stairs up. Expect to spend extra time scrambling up the hill causing a massive rock slide behind you. There are a few trails to get up or down.
Other Thoughts: Fun course to improve your short game. On the last two holes, it feels like you are throwing around a gravel pit. If your disc ends up down the hill it is not fun scrambling down to fetch it. It takes away some of the fun from the game and you end up more frustrated just because it isn't just a hill you have to climb. I am glad there is at least one real course in cache valley.
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Finally a new course in Logan
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Pros: Technical- requires a variety of different throws to do well on this course.
Short- only takes about an hour or less to play, allows multiple rounds in a day.
"A" and "B" tee pads allow for 18 holes or a friendly alternative to beginners.
Sturdy Posts marking pads.
Cons: Rough tee pads, although they are significantly better than they were last fall, and I heard that they will be replaced with concrete this summer.
Aggressive terrain, it's like hiking the mountains in some areas.
Not really beginner friendly, try to take new players somewhere else first so they catch the itch for disc golf, I've accidentally turned some people off to the sport by taking them here first.
Easy to lose discs. Watch discs carefully when entering trees and rolling down hills, it's easy to spend an extra thirty minutes looking for discs. Losing a disc in the reeds on hole 8 and 9 (bottom of the hill) means you're pretty much SOL, it's nearly impossible to find a disc in there.
Other Thoughts: Overall it's a very fun course, and it's great to have one back in the Logan area. After better tee pads are put in, and possible some stairs or railings (this is just wishful thinking on my part) on the hill for holes 8/9 it will be a very welcoming course that I think could be 3.5 or maybe even 4. A few holes have new tees this year which I actually really like, it makes it just that much more challenging. Exit by walking back through the top of hole 1 instead of off the backside of 9, it's a lot easier on yourself and you won't risk sliding down half the hill.
Make sure to keep a close eye on the disc if it rolls down the hill between 8 and 9, if you don't you may not find it.
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Great little course with some work
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Pros: -Excellent use of aggressive terrain. Bring boots, as some holes will have you climbing big hills.
-Brand new DisCatcher baskets.
-Two sets of tees on every hole make it accessable for a range of players.
-A very fun mix of righty, lefty, open, short, uphill, and downhill holes.
-Some very interesting pin placements.
-A river comes into play on a few holes. When I played it was dry, so I'm not sure if it will eat discs in the summer. As it stands, it will just add strokes, especially on hole 6!
-A very fun finishing set of holes in #s 8 and 9.
-Plenty of parking.
-I would love to have this as my home course.
Cons: -No restrooms that I saw.
-The natural teepads are rough on some holes, notably #7.
-No signage at all, just stakes in the ground and some were missing. Download the map I provided here. That said, navigation wasn't much of a problem.
-Holes 5-6 share a fairway. I don't know how crowded it ever gets here, but it could be an issue.
Other Thoughts: This is a new course, and I understand signage is on the way. That, paired with some work on the tees would really make this a special course. Even as I played it, it was absolutely worth hitting up, especially considering the lack of courses in Northern Utah. I really enjoyed my round.
Since there are no reviews, I'll give a hole by hole with a guess on distances:
#1- Steep, straight 200'ish uphill throw with the basket at the top behind some trees. Plays long.
#2-Slight downhill throw with the basket behing a tree about 225' out.
#3-Blind 250'ish hyzer throw down a gully. Basket on left protected by trees.
#4-Around 300' up a walking path into a meadow. Basket is on left of clearing.
#5-Around 300' across another meadow to a basket on the left. Basket is protected by a mature tree. (Look for #6 Basket on left as you walk up the fairway)
#6-About 280' back across the meadow. The well protected basket is hidden on the right near the stream. There was a ribbon marking the opening when I played, but a big RHBH anny, or RHFH is needed. OB river is right behind basket. I was lucky to 4 it.
#7-Only about 250', but up a very steep hill on the right. Basket is at the top protected by trees.
#8-About 320' down a slight hill. OB road on the right and behind the basket, but DO NOT GO LEFT! There's a huge ravine, and IF you find you're disc, you will hate trying to throw back out.
#9-Signature hole, and a great finish to the round. A 350'ish hill-top to hill-top hole, with a ravine between the tee and basket. Accuracy is essential, or the disc can roll quite a ways away from the basket here.
Again, the course is very new. Signs and some work on some of the tees could bump this to a 3.5, or maybe even a 4. It's a very solid 9-holer that can be played in about an hour that will leave you wanting to run through it again. It's worth noting that there is no drinking on the course. Residents of Northern Utah are lucky to have gotten this course put in!
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