The Dirt Course
Pros: This course had a lot of really good things about it. All in all it has pretty much every kind of throw that makes it fun and challenging. There are some good straight shots with only a few trees, then there are other holes that are littered with trees and you have to swing your disc on some nice curves and throw through some tunnels of trees. There is a hole that you throw uphill on and then there are a few holes that you throw downhill on. Most of the tee areas have nice tile there so you have a good solid throwing area.
The course really is great, it will test your skill shots for sure. And discs are not hard to find if you throw a bad shot.
Cons: Finding the first hole was a little bit difficult. (Look for the big open area just north east of the soccer fields in the dirt and you will find the tee area for hole one). The course to me felt like it was built on what used to be a dumping ground for construction companies. You will find old metal piping and concrete slabs littered all around. It makes for some hazardous areas if you aren't careful. And yes, 17 of the 18 holes are played in the dirt, so be prepared to get a little bit dusty.
Other Thoughts: This course is a fun course to play for sure. One of the best things is it is in the shade for most of the course so you beat the heat. It is in a park so you can bring the family and there is something for everyone.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on the edge of a multi-use park; pretty well separated from everything else. Possible interference in a few spots, due to a walking path by a few holes, and some bike jumps that the locals have made in the woods. Hopefully not a major time-waster; the local kids nicely moved out of the way when I was there.
- Majority of the course is set in the wooded area, so there are plenty of gaps and lines ever present. Lots of low ceiling shots, like #5 and #12, the trees are pretty gnarly here and don't offer much vertical clearance. A good mix of fairway shapes as well, #5 and #13 are good RHFH holes, and #7 and #8 are good hyzer holes or maybe RHFH annies. Plenty of dead straight shots as well.
- Other holes are more open, that play around the woods or have larger fairways cut out of the rough. #16 is a longer hyzer that shoots out of a gap, with the basket near the forest on the left. #17 shoots out of the woods into the open, and #18 shoots from the open back into the woods. These holes offer more specific gaps to hit as opposed to lines.
- A few spots with good elevation changes, like the uphill slope on #6, up and over a wall, to an elevated pin. #8 is slightly downhill, and #14 has an elevated teepad that shoots through a gap. Nothing too major, but it helps spice things up.
- Pretty decent mix of hole lengths; there are shorter ones in the woods, and longer ones that play in/out or next to the forest. A few spots where the bigger arms will have a chance to air out one or two drives.
- Teepads are OK where present, baskets are ok, signage is pretty rough. Map is a necessity, though it only goes so far - see cons.
Cons: - Course is currently undergoing some pretty nasty construction, particularly by holes #1, #2, and #12. Missing teepads/baskets, pretty much unplayable. I started on hole #3, which was mislabeled I think, really confusing. Once I got going it wasn't an issue, but the first time through was very tough. Hopefully it will be resolved at some point, but I didn't get the feeling that it was being worked on.
- Layout a little cramped in some spots. Have to backtrack on #4 to get to #5, heads up that teepad. #9-#12 are very close to each other too.
- Some nasty spots, like a swampy area on #4, which also had barbed wire.
Other Thoughts: - This place is definitely in need of some TLC, big time. I started off thinking it could be a nightmare, but once I figured it out, it was actually pretty enjoyable. Forest holes were interesting, and the more open ones were a good complement with more distance and realistic gaps. I am giving it a tentative 3, with the hopes that someday it will be back to its intended layout.
- Advanced players might not find it too enjoyable, but maybe. Really hard to say if anyone would like this course as is; probably best suited for intermediate players.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Heavily Wooded Course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers very technical shots on just about every hole. You will need to throw long and narrow gaps, tunnels, left and right turns through highly wooded areas, over mounds and blind shots.
My personal favorite on this course is throwing uphill to a cage that is mounted on a poll on top of a small water basin, (Hole 6 I believe). It's awesome!
There are tee pads on most holes and all the cages are in good condition.
I've met awesome guys each time I've gone who have been more than happy to show me around the course, (it's very difficult to navigate from one hole to the next without a course map or a guide).
Cons: As mentioned, it's difficult to navigate alone for your first time or two. Most of the cages are marked, but it's so heavily wooded that it's hard to see them.
Although I love the challenges this course offers, it does get a little old having so many obstacles all the time. I'm by no means a pro player so tons of my shots got slapped down by limbs and such.
Some of the tee pads are just dirt and the pads they do have seem a bit short.
Other Thoughts: This was a great course overall if you're looking to hone your technical skills. Be ready to hike up and down the hill and beat your discs up a bit.
The instructions on how to get there need to be updated a bit. The road doesn't turn into a dirt road, it leads directly into the parking lot for the park/baseball field. Hole one is located in the gravel pit like area.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: fun course, tons of potential with great baskets. Perfect for a good challenge, quick walk to the first tee from the parking lot
Cons: a little tough to navigate if you don't play it often, so be sure to hit it up with someone who knows.
Other Thoughts: could be a pretty good eagle project i'm thinkin.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Course needs help
Pros: This is a very technical course and has lots of play options that allows you to use a full bag of shots. Lots of accuracy shots.
Cons: There is a lot of garbage that is left there by the city and could be cleaned up if there were some help from both the city and the club. No tee pictures, just fence posts that go to hole 12, then you have to be a local to know how the rest of the course navigates ( also harder due to the construction that has left many of the last couple of holes #13-18 in some dismay.) No concrete tee pads, just dirt and the pole that houses the general area from which to throw from. The back 9 are shorter and have be altered due to the input of a path, they have also dumped where the tee for hole 18 is and now have to throw 20 ft behind where previous tee was. Some times some of the holes do get backed up with water that create more hazards.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course that could have the potential to be one of the best courses in utah. I know that it is hard for me when I go there to see all the trash and wonder what the city is doing using it as a dump ground. There isnt too much traffic from other people, mainly the occasional lost kid from the soccer games families, bikers, and paint ballers. They are usually pretty cool about letting you play through, just keep an eye out for them and city dumpers. This course, amidst all of the obstacles, will make you a better player and is truly a challenge. There are some big arm shots that require accuracy and the rest are mostly accuracy shots. Most of the holes are 300-350 feet, a few under 300 and a few long 400+ par 3's. A great course with lots of potential.
*They have leveled the dirt where tee 12 was, but have moved more concrete by hole 1 fairway*
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: challenging design, good use of terrain with long and short technical shots mixed in, as of 6-26-07 course is lightly used.
Cons: 09-10-13 tile teepads on most holes, no teesigns. no city park support.
fairways one, two, five and twelve a dumping grounds for city street maintenance department......
the area is on an old dumping grounds, no amount of cleanup will fix the garbage issue.
Other Thoughts: time will tell if this course becomes one of the better courses in utah or wallows in mediocracy.....city officials need to change their point of views for this to happen........
03-18-09 an update for this park is in order. Bathrooms are open in the parking lot in the spring, summer, and fall. This course is better established now, playing through mature trees and foliage, something fairly rare for utah. The first hole starts across the grassy area from the parking lot about 200 yards away where the city dumping area is. There are relatively tight lines of flight from the tee pads on most of the holes because of the trees and bushes. Water hazard on hole 3 in the spring and parts of the summer. For the most part it's a flat course, except for holes 6, 7, and 8. The trail system for the course is considerably better, a lot of volunteer work has been done to improve safety and accessibility. For the professional player who can accurately throw 350 to 400 foot, every tee shot can reach the basket with the right shot, except for holes 12 and 17. Lesser skilled players will do almost as well unless they stray off the fairways which are much better from two years ago.
An average pro will score anywhere from -1 to -6, depending on how well he/she is playing that day. An average recreational player will be over par depending on the skill level that person has. This course is not so much a big arm course, but a course that demands accuracy and a high level of control, especially with your drives. The tee pads are still dirt so that needs to be taken into consideration for consistency. It should take about an hour and a half for one person to play the course.
The city whose property this course is on still allows the disc golf course to exist, but no support other than that. There has been considerable work making the course cleaner and "friendlier" to play, but still no permanent tee pads, or tee signs. This is not anyones fault, because there is still an uncertainty as to whether some of the holes will exist in the future as it stands. Holes 1, 2, 3, 5, and 12 conflict with the dumping areas put aside for the cities' maintenance department. Holes 4 through 18 compete with paint ballers and a bmx track.
Even with those negatives, this is still a fun course to play. The paint ballers wont interfere with you and the kids in the bmx area will stay out of your way, if you let them know you are playing through. This course is different from the other courses in the area because all the big trees and bushes so it has an east coast, foresty feel to it. Its never crowded with disc golfers, partly due to the fact its kind of hard to find from I-15. A GPS unit will help you find it or accurate directions. Even with the detractions this course inherently has, its still a recommended course for anyone travelling through the area. Most better local disc golfers play here since the level of difficulty is higher than other courses around.
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