Nice and simple
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Four real DG baskets that are used as 9 holes.
- Simple layouts for all levels.
- Only need three discs to play there.
- Have map online.
Cons: - No introduction sign to tell you where the 1st tee are at.
- No sign to tell you where is next tee after basket but since the park is very small, you can find next tee by walking around or look at map.
- No clear defined tee pads except for one nice tee pads only for #6 and #8
Other Thoughts: Nice park to play short game of 9 holes.
Will recommend to newbies to go there.
Would be nice to use #1 Basket for more holes like maybe new #10 after finishing #9?
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The fact that Tacoma has a beginner friendly course is a big pro, and the quality of the baskets is another one. The homemade baskets shown in the pictures and mentioned in earlier reviews have all been supplanted by real, quality baskets. I don't know my manufacturers that well, but these look more like Lightning. They definitely are not Innova. You'll still find those homemade baskets in the back of the park if you need a good laugh, but none of the tees throw to them.
Once you discover the location of tee 1 (walk in the left side of the park until you reach a tree on your left. It has a sign nailed to the back), the navigation is pretty easy until tee 9. I never would have figured that one out if I hadn't had the map on my phone.
This course does a great job with the small bit of land available, and provides some semi-creative lines through the trees on the back part of the property. The fact that they keep you from encroaching on other park activities is a solid pro as well. The variation in holes is decent, with a few righty and lefty friendly shots.
Cons: I'll start with the neighborhood. It isn't the best. I was there around 5 pm on a Sunday and it seemed pretty quiet, but I wouldn't want to be there around sundown. About half of the course plays down a hill from the street, so you're out of sight if anyone were to mess with you, steal your discs, or whatever. Again, I had no issues with this, but it seemed like something that should be mentioned.
Four baskets. Yes, four. With nine teepads. Well, you can't even call them teepads, but I'll get back to that in a second. Four baskets is enough for a small piece of land like this, but as you can imagine, there is a lot of crossover and the course feels crowded with just two players on it.
There are no teepads. The path around the upper portion of the park can be used as a tee-off area, but the rest of them have very dangerous footing. You won't need anything faster than a fairway driver here, so footwork isn't all that key... But I'm not one who enjoys watching my disc hyzer off down a hill because I was thinking more about my ankles than the basket.
Other Thoughts: This course is good for its target audience: Families and rec players. It provides enough challenge with some of the trees at the bottom of the park for amateur players to be able to enjoy a quick round too. In the end it's just another course for area players to introduce new people to the game or for people who want to check off all of the area courses, but it isn't much more than that. I might pop in for a quick round between Seattle and Portland if I'm in the mood to stretch my legs, but beyond that I can't really justify this park as a return destination unless you live nearby.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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