American Fork, UT 
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1    4/27/2010   4/29/2010
Review By: greenish
Played: 9  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.2 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Like others have said, this course has a lot of potential if it were cleaned-up and marked better. Holes 4-12 are located in the trees and there are some cool paths through the upper holes on the side of a big hill. Hole 6 is on the top of an old concrete water tank next to what may have been a water silo (or some type of runoff capture container). The variety of terrain makes it an interesting place to play. It feels like 2 or 3 different courses put together.
Cons: I played solo and no one stepped on the course while I was there, so I can't imagine how it would work logistically if there were other players and BMX riders on the course at the same time. There is a pretty long BMX course that runs through the holes up against the hill in the woods. It's hard enough to find out where the next hole is because of poor signage, but with other players on holes that criss-cross and overlap each other and BMX bikers thrown into the mix - I think it would be a nightmare.

The trash on some holes is unbelievable. I kept imagining some of the nooks-and-crannies in the hillside (where tons and tons of broken slabs of concrete make little caves) would be a homeless person / druggie paradise. Some places look like people have tried to camp or live there and have set-up little lean-to's and structures in the woods. It's definitely a place you could imagine teenagers skipping school and hiding-out. Really trashy in places.

If you lose a disk down the gully on hole 7, for instance, you're taking your life into your hands retrieving it! I hooked one off the edge and regretted going after it. This is where the broken slabs of concrete are as well as broken bottles, rusty pipes, pieces of metal and rebar and all kinds of trash dump items are located. Crazy amount of trash on this course.

There are a few holes with real disc loss potential - thick grasses and thorn patches, etc. I would bring along some discs you don't mind losing.
Other Thoughts: Sad that the course has so much potential, but will probably never be cleaned-up, repaired or marked properly. It took me WAY too long to figure out the layout - even with the help of my iPhone and an online map. I may play the course again now that I know what to expect. There's nothing like it in Utah County, so it's worth playing just to experience it. The course has some good hikes up steep hills in parts, so bring your hiking shoes.

Just lower your expectations before you head to the course and you'll probably have a great time!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course needs help

5+    12/23/2009   12/28/2009
Review By: themontage
Played: 11  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/15/2010
4 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 Gof in a Garbage Dump

1    7/1/2009   7/9/2009
Review By: welshjohn74
Played: 21  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 19.5 Years
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course has the potential to be a very unique place to play, with varied terrain and lots of tree cover that makes for challenging shots.
Cons: There is garbage everywhere one looks in addition to all the down and dead tree branches. The tee pads are non-existent (no flagging or anything) and the course layout is impossible to figure out.
Other Thoughts: It's a real shame that neither the city or the local golfers have stepped up and taken ownership of what could potentially be a great course by cleaning the joint up. I was frustrated by the fourth hole. I wouldn't waste the gas money on this place.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Worse the 2nd time around

2-4    6/30/2009   6/30/2009
Review By: rat106
Played: 39  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/23/2010
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice baskets, great area for a course.
Cons: There are no tee pads. It is still nearly impossible to navigate even with a map.If you don't have extra time to walk around the course aimlessly before you start to play I would definately pass this one by and head to Provo or Spanish Fork.
Other Thoughts: I thought I would try it out a second time since my first attempt was miserable, but the second time was even worse. It looks like no attempts have been made to improve the course, and without a local to show you around, it is near impossible, unless you have 4 hours to burn.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Art Dye

1    6/17/2009   6/18/2009
Review By: jtjgsdad
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Could rate at a 4, Championship quality course, with just the layout in mind. TLC would make this an awesome course, with that said, read the cons.
Cons: Mosquitoes galore, due to all the places they dumped the trash. Disgusting. Appears to have never had a "work" day. Debris everywhere, couches, chairs, building supplies, you name it. Not to mention the weed are at best stomped down never cut back. I would not play this course again, even if I was standing in the parking lot holding my discs.
Other Thoughts: As is...worthless. Could be so much more.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty rough course

5+    6/8/2009   6/8/2009
Review By: ntwrk
Played: 16  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 18.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice "links" style rough course.
Tough shots that give you alot of shot variety.
Cons: Tee boxes are poorly marked.
No tee pads
Course layout is a little confusing.
Obsticles include paintballers and BMX riders
Other Thoughts: Not a bad place to mix it up.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Art Dye

2-4    10/19/2008   12/19/2008
Review By: Justin H
Played: 49  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.5 Years
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This course is a lot of fun to play. It provides a wide veriety of shots and distances, with elevation changes. It is set in a quiet area with very little traffic. The thick tree cover creates a unique atmosphere.
Cons: No tee pads, just dirt. I didn't see any drinking fountains close to the course.
Other Thoughts: check tudg.org for a course map

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    6/26/2007   6/26/2007
Review By: martinb
Played: 157  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 35.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/10/2013
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.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Don't be a Newbie

1    5/25/2007   6/25/2007
Review By: waywu2001
Played: 28  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/6/2013
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Course rewards the accurate as well as those with big arms. Much more challenging that other courses in the state. Creative use of terrain in regards to elevation and variety of useful shots. Since much of it is played in the woods wind is not as large of a factor. The baskets are all in good condition.
Cons: Can be confusing if one doesn't know their way around. Definitely could be marked better. May be difficult for new players. The city uses the area as a dumping ground so sometimes there are random piles of roadwork debris.
Other Thoughts: They definitely taken time recently to redesign the course in recent years with different pin placements and teepads. Love it!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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