Good Variety, Completely Empty
Pros: Good variety of shots; distances are good for not having permanent tee boxes; great weather and scenery; I was the only one on the course
Cons: No permanent tee boxes; need map to navigate course
Other Thoughts: Only played nine, but it would have been fun to go around again. Looks like there could be room for 18. Would give a better rating if tee boxes were permanent.
Great addition to Monterey area
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Pros: -Mach 3 baskets
-Ample parking (when church is not in session)
-Variable terrain, with two downhill shots, three uphill shots, three that are flat, and one across the slope
-Shot distances are good, about 225 ft the shortest and 350 ft the longest, and a driver is needed most of the time, with full-power throws
-Variable types of throws, and balanced for right and left-handed throwers
-Scenic course with great views of the valley
Cons: -No tee signs, but tees are marked with rebar and red flags and a round paver in the ground with a painted black number
-Tee pads are dirt, uneven, and not level in many cases. Next tee is always fairly close to the previous pin, so keep looking for rebar and red flags once you are done putting
-On both holes 2 and 3 pin the is hidden from the tee and requires a walk along 1/3 of the fairway to see them
-No amenities (e.g., bathroom, water) readily available
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course, and there is a lot of room to expand. The terrain is great but the tees definitely need some work. All distances below are guesses.
Parking: follow the drive up the church and park in the uppermost level. Then follow the road, walk down the drive about 100 m to a pullout with dumpsters.
Hole 1: The tee is near the dumpsters in the grass--look for about 2 ft of rebar sticking up and a red surveyor flag on it. Pin 1 is across the canyon, towards the church, next to an oak tree. Fun hyzer shot and slightly uphill, likely 350 ft.
Hole 2: Tee is just past pin #1, and as you look down a steep slope you will see the backstop of a softball field. Running along the first base line are four trees, each 40 ft tall. Pin #2 is between the second and third trees at the base of the slope. Gently toss a putter down the 70 ft vertical drop. Fun shot!
Hole 3: Uphill shot with a big oak tree in the middle of the fairway. Hyzer shot has a small window, anhyzer is more open. 300 ft.
Hole 4: Another downhill shot, but not as steep as #2, and more trees in play, but basically another putter shot. 350 ft.
Hole 5: Flat shot at base of hill, pin is near two road culverts. 225 ft.
Hole 6: Left to right shot with the pin tucked in by eucalyptus trees. About 350 ft.
Hole 7: Another left to right shot, but also a hyzer route up over the shoulder of the hill. Pin is tucked in under the drooping branches of another eucalyptus tree. 320 ft.
Hole 8: Tee is on a dirt road, slope up, and the pin is uphill and tucked behind a large, round oak tree. About 300 ft.
Hole 9: Tee also on dirt road, very steep so watch your footing on the run up, and pin is tucked behind small trees but can be approached from either side, about 300 ft again.
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