The Only Game in Town
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is the sole Disc Golf opportunity in this area. The next closest courses are in Tucson, 60 miles away.
Eighteen very similar holes that play 258' - 355' from the long tees. There are two marked shorter tees for each hole which would be great for new players or those who don't throw far. But every hole is reachable from the longs for even intermediate players.
The long tee pads are on a carpet scrap that has been nailed down. They work surprising well. Shorter tees are marked by a concrete block set in the ground with a distance stenciled onto them.
Baskets catch fine. Someone has marked the number on top with bright orange background which is very helpful, as you can generally see 2 - 4 baskets from each tee.
Tee signs include the distance from each of the three tee positions and a sponsor name. Since there are no obstacles or elevation to deal with, you don't really need any more than that.
Cons: The area set aside for this course is dead flat, with scattered shrubby trees that are no taller than 12'. The ground is bare and sandy. Given this terrain there wasn't much that could be done with the course.
Most of the holes are essentially identical. A drive to a basket about 300' away, with no obstacles to throw around. You can easily throw over every tree on the course to a basket in a completely clear area.
The course is very tight. For the most part you throw 300' to the basket, move to the next tee pad 30' away, and then throw back along a similar line to another basket 300' away. Back and forth for most of the 18 holes. In several places baskets are no more than 50' apart, and holes 3 and 4 actually play back over each other.
I could see 6 baskets within about 100' of where I parked. This tells you how compact this course is. There was another group playing when I was there but we were far enough apart that we didn't conflict. If you were following another group more closely you'd be right on top of each other.
Other Thoughts: There is a lot of rolling terrain in the Sierra Vista area, and areas with substantial trees. I hope that they can eventually get a more challenging course built, as this one is a boring, one-trick pony.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Yay disc golf course
Pros: Well, there is a disc golf course in Sierra Vista/ Cochise county. Yay! Definately a good course for beginners. It had 3 different length designated tee area with a distance sign at each hole. Baskets seemed to catch well. Did I mention there was a disc golf course in my hometown?
Cons: Plays short, even me with a noodle arm overthrew some of the holes. I decided to play the white/carpeted tee with my putter today due to it being short. Tee signs have basket distance only. It would be nice if the tee signs had the map on it. I accidentally threw to the wrong basket a few times due to no hole map and the fact that it was cluttered.
Other Thoughts: Seeing as this is the first disc golf course in Cochise county, I understand why they made it easy. This was a test run to see if a disc golf course would be used. When I went there were a few other groups playing, which is a good sign. Hopefully the course will get a makeover, and other courses will pop up in the area. Not a disc golf destination, but if you have family in the area like me, it is good to have a place to play.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Cochise County's 1st Course!
Pros: This is the 1st (and only) course in Cochise County!! Sierra Vista is my home town and it's great that I can visit and now have some place to throw. It is very easy to find. The baskets are great and hold discs well. Each hole has three tees: The regular white tee which has a sort of white carpet tee pad, and then a shorter blue tee and a longer red tee, both of which are easily found.
Cons: The course is supremely easy. I'm a duffer and I shot -10 at the course. It is strictly a beginner course. The holes are just too close together. Several tees are less than 10 feet from the preceding basket. If there were more than one or two groups on the course, someone would probably get hurt. Unfortunately because the tees are carpet they will probably be destroyed before their time.
Other Thoughts: Because Sierra Vista is my hometown I really wanted to give this course a rating of 2 or more, but after playing it there was no way I could do that. It is just too easy. That being said, it's good to have it. I also understand why it is so easy. You don't want to make the first course in town too hard, because too many people will get frustrated and the game won't expand. Hopefully the locals will grow the game through this course and then be able to establish a harder course in town as well. There sure are enough places where it could be done.
Keep discing Sierra Vista!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Park is easily spotted from the road (7th St). It is fairly clean and there isn't much clutter/overgrowth or debris.
- Designated parking lot
- Newish baskets catch well and are in good shape.
- Signage is great and distances are accurate.
- There's a few benches and tables scattered throughout.
- Multiple tees make this accessible for all skill levels (pros aren't accommodated). I saw a family with young kids here who looked as if they were having a blast.
- Although the layout is tight (mostly a Con, see below), this means you can throw multiple rounds in the time it would normally take to toss one. I played 36 holes in 1hr15mins.
Cons: - There's very little variety here and you can take any line you wish to the basket. All the holes, aside from #18, fall in between 250-315ft (blue tees). The ceiling is always open, so shot-shaping isn't in effect.
- Although the multiple tees are a positive, the alternate tees are rocky and often not level. The alternates are also only separated by 30ft increments.
- VERY cramped layout. In fact, maybe the tightest I've played. If the course was busy, you'd be waiting on most tees and yelling "FORE!" often as even spot-on drives can land you ~30ft of other tees/baskets. The walking lines also have you crossing fairways and within arm's reach of other baskets.
- Not much in the way of scenery here, unless you've an affinity for mesquite bushes.
Other Thoughts: To the beginner, this course suits them wonderfully - providing plenty of obstacles on the way to the basket to help hone their skills. The more advanced player (and especially pros) will make short work of this course. In the hands of an experienced player, this course amounts to nothing more than a medium length pitch-and-putt.
With a bit more ingenuity and utilization of the space around the established 18, this could be a much stronger layout/course. The potential here is promising. I also give the creators credit for cleaning up the area (which was formerly a dumping ground, it appears).
Worth a go if you're a local or in the area visiting some in-laws in need of an escape. Course will disappoint if you're looking for a destination location.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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