Cypress course "new" layout
-DGA Mach 5 and X baskets
-Usually tee signs with distance and OB descriptions
-Several holes used in 2011 PDGA Pro World Championship
-Shot distances are variable, from about 225 ft to 681 ft
-Cement tee pads on several holes (a circle tee) and large swaths of astroturf for other holes
-Generally good flow, ending near where you start (and you can start on any hole)
-Tee signs have multiple "signs" on them, some original and some from the World's layout, some from local events, and so the numbering and distances are really odd
-No on-course amenities (e.g., bathroom, water)
-Parking fee required, up to $4 for a day pass (good until midnight) at a ticket dispenser (cash or coins). Fee parking in front of University Police building is in the middle of the course. You can start on hole 19 or 9 if you do not want to walk to hole 1
-Allows for a wide variety of shots since there are many wide-open holes
-Low chance of losing a disc on most holes unless you end up in a Monterey Cypress tree
Other Thoughts: Some distances are estimated (~). Others were taken from tee signs.
Hole 1 (~375'): Round cement tee at corner of Divarty St and General Jim Moore Blvd. Pin framed by large eucalyptus trees about midway down the fairway. Usually a strong headwind and OB road to left. As you tee, white chapel is at your back and Divarty St (OB) on left.
Hole 2 (~300'): Astroturf tee that is just past pin 1, tee points downhill to pin 2, which is partially obstructed by large cypress tree. Usually a big spike hyzer and skip gets you in putting range.
Hole 3 (~260'): Astroturf tee back up hill from pin 2. Flat mid-range shot between cypress trees to pin 3 downslope.
Hole 4 (~330'): Astroturf tee to left of pin 3. Basket is up the hill on a mound of ice plant just past a yellow hydrant. Big air shot to either side (or over) the cypress in the middle of the fairway.
Hole 5 (~400'): Round cement tee on raised area right of pin 4 (World's tee). Basket is down the slope, protected by a row of cypress trees on right and a pine on the left, and surrounded by OB. White lines on roads indicate in vs. out and drop zone is about midway down the slope.
Hole 6 (~300'): Round cement tee to left of pin 5 (World's tee). Uphill with big trees blocking most flight paths, and OB road on either side. Drop zone marked. Big arms go RHBH hyzer bomb with wind pushing disc right to left.
Hole 7 (~270'): Round cement tee to left of pin 6 (World's tee). Uphill with a few trees blocking most flights, and OB road on either side, on a raised platform and drop zone marked. Most go RHBH spike hyzer with wind pushing disc right to left.
Hole 8 (~420'): Round cement tee to right of pin 7 (World's tee). Similar to hole 5, but trees mostly on right. Drop zone about 200 ft from tee. OB to either side of fairway and marked with white lines on asphalt.
Holes 9-18 are "new" holes, placed after the removal (2015?) of several buildings, parking lots, and asphalt roads. The removal of these military-base buildings gives this section an odd look, since the trees were preserved, and many roads are now gravel paths. For those of you who played the original course, or the world's course, you will be surprised at the difference but eerie familiarity. All tees from 9-18 are astroturf pinned into the sandy soil.
Hole 9 (330'): After hole 8, cross the street (Inter-Garrison Rd), walk along the front face of the University Police building, and the tee for 9 is across the access road. The basket may or may not be in place, which is up the hill. I have played this hole on three different occasions and it was in only once.
Hole 10 (327'): Tee is to the left of pin 9. Pin is between cypress trees and small pines block the way unless you go up and over them. Slight downhill.
Hole 11 (393'): Tee is right of pin 10 near edge of access road. Low ceiling off tee and one pine tree in the middle of fairway, slight uphill.
Hole 12 (357'): Tee to right of pin 11 and set back a little. Flat shot between cypress trees, right into headwind and along old roadway.
Hole 13 (330'): Tee to left of pin 12 and set back 100 ft. Flat shot again, right into headwind and pin on a raised bank near large cypress.
Hole 14 (~355'): Tee beyond and slightly left of pin 13, 200 ft walk. Shot parallels nearby road and drops over old parking lots.
Hole 15 (~225'): Tee past and to right of pin 14. Shortest hole. Rope behind pin is OB and close to pin. Two trees frame the basket.
Hole 16 (681'): Tee slightly right of pin 15 and about 100 ft past it. Longest hole of the course. Straight off tee and past large parking lot that is now gravel.
Hole 17 (381'): Tee right of pin 16. Shot heads through a stand of cypress trees. Pick your flight path but avoid the evenly spaced big tree trunks.
Hole 18 (370'): Tee right of pin 17 about 150 ft. Drive under (or over?) cypress trees framing the pin, which is downhill.
Once you finish 18, walk past the University Police building again, this time on the backside where all the police cruisers are parked. Cross Inter-Garrison Rd again and you will see tee 19.
Hole 19 (~340'): Round cement tee near street (World's tee, old #9). Drive slightly uphill to a pin with a slope backing it and a few trees to either side.
Hole 20(~380'): Walk up the slope behind pin 19 to a round cement tee near street (World's tee, old #10). Drive down to pin to left of a massive cypress tree.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
not too shaby
Pros: well laid out course. my girlfriend could actually par and almost birdie some holes.
i liked hole 18, wide open downhill with a tailwind. sidearm went 450ft for birdie. this is a good course to learn a new throw, bring a beginner, or if you just want to run a course in 1 hour. finally i like the abandoned buildings, its a mad max feel.
Cons: parking sucks. there is free 30 minute parking between the two sides of the course you can just keep an eye on you ride. the holes start getting boring after a while. especially with the oaks course nest door. You cant drink beer there.
Other Thoughts: just play it and check it off the list.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Good course to up your skills
Pros: A lot of open area. If you want to practice drives or new puts, etc; this is the place. You can take as much time as you want for the most part. I'm usually the only person out there when I play, except on Saturdays.
Easy to navigate. Markers are in place an accurate.
Cons: Wind gusts can ruin your day and/or test your skills.
The back nine has a few disc eating trees. Bring a sling shot.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course.
The front nine has old military buildings around it which is awesome I think.
Because if you accuracy is off you can smack into a building or break a window.
People are friendly on this course. They will let you play through, join or help you retrieve a disc.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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