Pros: - Beautiful course
- Great views of Lompoc/Central Coast
- Minimally crowded
- Great tee pads
- Great baskets
- Open, windy grassy front 9
- Wooded, line shaping back 9
- Holes up to 385 feet (Hole 18 downhill)
- Variety of shots required
- Decent bathroom facilities
- Incredible DG weather 90% of the year
- Plenty of parking
- Relaxed atmosphere in general
Cons: - Very isolated
- Requires a map
- Hole layout can be confusing (see above)
- Bathrooms are closed at times
- Minimal drinking fountains
- Pin layouts can be unclear
Other Thoughts: I would consider this course a hidden gem. It's possible to play here with flawless conditions by yourself. The tee-pads have footage listed, and are all very well maintained. The front 9 isn't very demanding; however, there is a near constant wind from the North-West blasting. Wind play is essential. The back 9 wander into a developing woods landscape. Line shaping is essential. You finish the back 9 by making your way up a slope, finishing with a "top of the world" shot. It's a relatively untouched, well designed course.
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Great Hometown Course
* lots of variety on shots and shot selection.
* front 9 mostly open with a few trees to work around
* front 9 trees and a couple back 9 trees have recently been trimmed which should shave a few strokes off everyone's game
* the local disc golf club has been adding new pin locations (mostly back 9) to add variety and change difficulties
* bathrooms and water fountain accessible in the vicinity of holes #8,9,10
* can always find friendly locals and/or park host for help or information
* recently the map has been updated with the new pin locations for out of towners
* each tee pad could use some signage, I know this will eventually be completed. This course is only one year old so improvements come along when it's in the budget
* maybe 5-6 trash cans spread out along the course could keep the litterbugs from leaving their water bottles and other drinks laying around
* there are a few holes with prominent poison oak
Hole 7, to the right in the ditch OB area
Hole 9, to the right in the ditch and bushes (OB)
Hole 17 to the left in the bushy OB area
* In the late summer and fall rattle snakes are present and nesting. I had the unfortunate and scary privilege of a disk landing over a hole and picking it up while a baby rattler was curiously checking out what hit his hole. I didn't get bit, but it scared me pretty good.
Other Thoughts: Other thoughts:
All in all this course is extremely fun and challenging, especially in the wind. The elevation changes a lot and there are many uphill and downhill shots. Great exercise. Beautiful views from some of the topside tee pads. (13 and 18 are especially nice) Summer the back 9 is dry and disc will skip more. Winter it's very green and beautiful. Front 9 is always green, due to being on a good watering schedule by the park. Come and play, you will come back for sure.
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Pros: -Spacious, groomed city park with views and numerous facilities.
-First six holes are relatively wide open and beginner friendly.
-Tee boxes are well marked with distance to pin, no need for signs.
-Good use of roads and paths for OB options.
-Back 9 is very challenging, and requires several different shots.
Cons: -First six holes are not too challenging for experienced players.
-Ocasionally on weekends players must skip #8 due to reservations at the Gazzebo/jumppy tent. Not that big a deal.
-Back 9 is strenuous if you're not used to it.
-"Don't mess with the rattlesnakes, they're covered with poison oak," Yomp.
Other Thoughts: THE BACK 9 IS IN! And it's more difficult than the front 9.
The first six holes go around the groomed, and lightly wooded, grassy hills.
Then the fun starts with technical shots between Mandos and poison oak. A plethera of different shots is neccessary to navigate the tight windows through/over/under/around trees. Lots of elevation changes as well; the rewards are the views from #13 & #18. Only drinking fountain is at the #8 tee box.
Play the front 9 to gain confidence; play the back 9 to lose it.
Rattlesnakes have been seen in hot weather, so be aware. More inprovements are on the way (signs, multiple pin locations etc.) If it's your first time at Beattie Park, then you should copy a map or follow some of the local Rocket City Chainbangers.
All in all, there's something for everybody at Beattie Park.
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