Great course but confusing to newcomers
Pros: -Variety of hole types, short technical, long and open, right and left breaks.
-Very well manicured, hard to lose your disc unless you throw it in the river.
Cons: -No signage whatsoever; the "yard sticks" have been removed.
-Some of the homemade baskets have "tacoed" a bit and a good putt won't necessarily stay in.
Other Thoughts: I very lucky to meet a group of locals and jump in on their game, because without them I wouldn't have found a tee past hole#1. They informed me that the owners don't want signs, but course maps are available at the local board shop "The Board Bin." Everyone was very friendly, including the dog walkers who were clearly the primary users of the park. Respecting the park and other users is clearly important to ensure continued access.
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Pros: - gorgeous scenery at the base of Baldy
- in the mountains, yet manicured. Very nice!
-Plays on an old golf course that the current owners still maintain by watering and mowing the lawn
- some excellent long shots
- some excellent technical shots
- cool homemade baskets and a couple of keg tone poles
- nice elevation changes
- good use of the creek and other OB
- balanced between left/right doglegs and straight holes
- keg pins make a very pleasing tone!
Cons: - tees are difficult to find for newcomers. Some more course signage would be ideal
- no map
- natural tees
- dog walkers who are clueless, as usual
- Baskets spit out putts a little too easily, and the bottom part of the baskets are a little uneven.
Other Thoughts: This course is already super fun and well designed. A few next tee signs here and there, including directions to the first tee, would be extremely helpful. Perhaps concrete tees aren't an option but fly 18 pads would be an improvement. Standardized baskets would also be an improvement, thought the current set is still really fun to play to.
This course could easily be in the 4-4.5 range with the above mentioned improvements as the setting and course design are excellent. A must play if you're in the area!
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