6 Helpful / 0 Not
Dream Beneath the Desert Scrub
Pros: -Unique Sonoran desert atmosphere
-Front nine requires requires lots of different throws around vegetation and to avoid an intermittent canal/creek; the back nine mostly requires big throws through a jagged wash
-Many drives require controlled glide and fade rather than just power
Cons: -Very rough terrain. Back nine seems like old glass dump (don't trip!).
-Champion and Z-plastic recommended, but this plastic can be tough to throw (especially if not broken in) as it is not always possible to release a disc low and nose down
-Bushes and obstacles may result in absurdly difficult approaches
-Fishing discs out of the canal is rough without a Labrador
-The back nine is a work in progress at the present time, with temporary tee pads. As such it can be tough to orient around without a local's advice.
-This place gets hot!!! Don't even bother playing it June-Aug.
-No real bathrooms
-Not a good place to throw multiple discs while practicing (as discs can be tough to find)
Other Thoughts: Like Buffalo Ridge, Moeur Park offers a very unique desert golf experience. The scrubby nature of the course can be frustrating, but the course is appreciated by locals because it is a bit more technical than some of the park courses in the area. The back nine makes a nice addition to the course, as it is more open, offering a nice opportunity to let loose. Nevertheless, discs still end up in all sorts of tough situations on the back nine, so be careful where you throw it.
The angle of release can be a bit different at this course (due to the bushes), making it difficult to throw drivers or approach shots low and hard. Discs with great glide are good for this place, but sometimes the best discs for this course are not made of a plastic that will survive long. For example, Discraft ESP is great here, but will get cut up eventually.
This course is sort of a diamond in the rough. Some improvement (such as tee pads on the back nine, better facilities, and some improved landscaping) would elevate this to a four star course.
The difficulty of playing in the desert scrub keeps some away, but helps to make this a favorite for local disc heads.
The canyon slope comes into play on many holes and controlling the fade on big hyzer shots can be a challenge. Try a hyzer flip or s-turn when driving along the canyon slope, but be careful not to yank it OB.
Hole #1: for RHBH requires a spike hyzer; aim directly over the tree tops to the left, in front of the tee box...remember to keep a hyzer angle on the disc or it will sail over the canal.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
papago a go go
Pros: Very interesting landscape on the front 9 with a little elevation change, water in play, tree protected pin placements, island pin placements and various sized tree/shrub/cacti. Plays fast and is rarely crowded.
Cons: Back 9 is a little hard to follow without someone who has played it before. Also back 9 is a little redundant.
Other Thoughts: Alot of people dont care for this course after the first time playing it. Give it more than 1 chance and I think you will learn to like this place when it becomes more familiar.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Natural Setting Course
Pros: Challenging. You will have to be very creative with your shots to succeed on this course. Water hazards on the first 5 or so on the front 9 will force you to play for control over power.
Really close to Shelly Sharpe and completely different from Shelly too. If you have 27 holes in you, try both together for great variety.
Cons: Many blind shots, first time players will probably have to go forward and scout holes before throwing. Some of the densest underbrush in Phoenix.very easy to watch a disc enter the rough and then NEVER find it again. ever.
Other Thoughts: Play with bright discs. Play with sturdy plastics (Discraft ESP, Innova Champion, or Innova Star).
If you are in a group, consider sending someone forward to stand at the doglegs to spot discs (be careful of course). Water isn't that deep but can be a pain to recover.
Woe to the person who puts it on the other side of the creek. Lots of thorns and harsh plants. A really fun course, you are gonna be thirsty. As of November or so of 2008 the "back" course was still largely unfinished and hard to navigate but the basket placements look really fun because of the good use of the landscape. If you are in from out of state - This is a native desert-environment course and it will be a treat and a change of pace. If you like this course - try Buffalo Ridge. They are the closest cousins in the Phoenix area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Another nice PHX course
Pros: Right in the middle of Tucson, Good use of the available land,interesting scenery and the occasional water hazard.
Cons: Not signed well, a lot of blind holes so a tough course to figure out if you haven't played it before.
Other Thoughts: This was either the 1st or 2nd course I ever played. It really kicked my ass when I couldn't drive more than 30ft. It's easy to get to and has good variety.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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I love this course
Pros: Very unique layout
Great use of terrain
Forces you to use all kinds of shots
Cons: The first time it was hard to find and drove around a while before I figured out where it was
Parking is limited (but I play during the week and have never had a problem)
Can get backed up as people look for discs, etc
Other Thoughts: I love the desert/gully vibe of this course
I go out of my way to play it every time I go to Phx
Can't wait to check out the new 9 holes
When water is running in the creek, it's an awesome aesthetic
This course is what I though of when I thought of a desert course...great use of native terrain
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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