Great 9 holes, with a catch
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Pros: - good shot variety (left and right)
- lots of elevation change without being oppressive
- very well maintained
- multiple pin placements REALLY change the course
- despite being annoyingly high, the green fees do keep out the usual d-bags we've all met at every course in the country
Cons: - $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends is obscene for disc golf. I don't mind paying a couple of bucks, but we're paying to maintain the crappy greens for the ball golfers. $2-3 would be reasonable.
- No signage and no course map. It's relatively easy to follow but would be nice anyway.
- BALL GOLFERS - this is a course for duffers. Since the course only lets ball golfers play one round, a lot of them will shoot 3-4 balls per hole. Most of them are nice enough to let you play through, but it can get annoying.
Other Thoughts: By far the best 9 hole course I've played. Only moderately challenging but with nice ace runs on 4-6 holes depending on pin placement A great place to take newer players while still enjoying yourself.
I would have given this 4.5 but the high green fees take off a full point. Lots of us are 3-5 day players and that starts to add up. It would be great if they'd offer a monthly membership at a reasonable price.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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9 Hole Gem in Burbank
Pros: Course is located on a nicely manicured small 9 hole ball golf course. This lush green oasis is a welcome change from the more desert like courses in the area.
This is a short and straightforward course. It is ideal set up for families and new players while advanced players can work on approach and accuracy skills. The price is good for all day.
Nice amenities. There is a pro shop and restrooms at hole 1/9. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They seemed genuinely happy to have disc golfers around. Benches and trash cans throughout course.
The course is well groomed and easy to follow. . Designers did a great job working with the available terrain and trees. A baranca (drainage creek) runs through the course and comes into play on several holes.
Design roughly follows the ball golf layout. The golfers were all nice and respectful of the disc golfers. Ball golfers only seemed to take a little longer to play. It was about half and half for golfers to disc golfers.
The designers made good use of the trees and elevation to provide appropriate challenges. Course provides a great chance for advanced players to practice the putt and approach game. Compact design enables players to get in a quick round or two or three!
I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to make some ace runs at holes. Just because some of the holes are short, does not make them an easy two. Players still need to avoid the greens, the baranca, the trees and deal with the wind.
A great workout for such a compact course. The gradual elevation changes can really add up, especially if you play fast or if you play more than once. Strollers that can handle thick plush grass will have no problems.
Other than hole 1, the tees are natural grass. The tees are moved to keep the turf nice and green. It is a short course, so full size pads are not really necessary.
Multiple pin placements on most holes will rotate on a regular basis.
Easy to reach from the I-5 Freeway.
Cons: Didn't see any signs for disc golf on the course, but the map on this site works fine, even if alternate pins are in use.
Natural grass tees may be a con for some players. At these distances, tees are not really necessary.
Not really a con for a nine hole course, but this is a short course. Not likely to challenge those looking to throw big distance. But here in So Cal where land is at a premium, another course is always appreciated.
Can get stuck behind slower playing golfers. All the golfers and disc golfers I saw here looked like true beginners or kids.
Other Thoughts: Maybe this course doesn't get much love because it is in Burbank.
Compared to most nine hole courses I have played, this is one of the best and my rating reflects how this compares to those other 9 hole courses.
Easy to reach off the I-5 Freeway. Definitely worth the stop to check it out if you are driving by. It would be easy to get in 18 holes in a hour if not crowded.
Seriously considering trying golf here for the first time since my youth.
Print the map from here. Pro shop was out when I played.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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