Mesa, AZ 
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 Emerald Park

5+    11/20/2009   7/5/2011
Review By: DiscNoid
Played: 20  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 9.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice little park with a 9 hole course. Play backwards to play a full 18. Nice tee pads and new baskets with improvements to make the course a little more challenging. Great for beginners to intermediate golfers. Grass throughout the park and a pond obstacle in the middle.
Cons: Another family park so be aware of park peds. Stay out of the retention pond as it's pretty dirty from the water fowl that use it. Can be rather hot when the sun is beating and can be rather windy at times.
Other Thoughts: Great little course if your in the area and worth the stop.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Much needed upgrade!

5+    5/13/2011   3/20/2011
Review By: chillis
Played: 94  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 14.8 Years
This review was updated on 4/6/2013
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -New, cement t-pads.
-New signage (Oooooh, signage!)
-New baskets. Pretty sure they are Discatcher.
-There's enough here to make you shape your shot, and the trees/obstacles/lake all come into play nicely. Nice layout, water is incorporated more in the current design. OB towards the freeway isn't as prevalent.
-The pavilion by the parking lot is a definite bonus. A good place to sit down, organize, beat the sun's rays.
-Challenge is good here. Avg distance must be around 300ft, though nothing longer than 400ft. Pros will make very short work, but AMs and INTs will still enjoy some challenge to be accurate with 350-400 drives, left & right. The wind can also provide a definite hurdle to scoring well here.
Cons: -Dirty, dusty, and can be very gusty as well.
-Multi-use park. I had to wait for pre-teens using a metal detector to putz around before taking shots. Random peds everywhere, and can affect most every hole.
-The walking path from hole to hole can be goofy, at times. And you'll find yourself crossing over other people's lines if the DG park is crowded.
-Nothing in the way of scenery, really. Park feels mildly downtrodden.
-No restrooms or water fountains.
Other Thoughts: My review needed an upgrade, as well! I played this course the other day, as I was in the area. Much to my surprise, Emerald Park has undergone some changes since my last visit! There are now proper cement t-boxes, new signs, and new, SUPER bright-colored baskets. The course layout has also changed, among those changes two of my favorite holes were altered. But seriously, folks, this course has changed for the better, and I was challenged and enjoyed my last visit.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Lovin' it!

1    3/14/2011   3/15/2011
Review By: TJM1977
Played: 118  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 16.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy, few obstacles, but a longish course. Big cement tee boxes, and good signage if you read the tee signs before teeing off. Nice Disc Catcher baskets painted neon yellow.
Cons: Dirty retention pond if your disc skips or lands in it. Overlapping holes because the course reverses after 9th hole to complete 18 holes.
Other Thoughts: Start on west side of parking lot and then course reverses itself after 9th hole to bring you back to parking lot where ya started.
Play this course before other more difficult courses in the Pheonix metro area because it's a good warm up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Recent Improvements

5+    12/4/2010   12/5/2010
Review By: Corazon
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 3/21/2011
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Brand new disc king baskets with multiple pin placements. Brand new concrete tee pads for 18 holes. New trees have been planted with the specific purpose of increasing the difficulty of the course.
Cons: Course has 18 holes, played to 9 baskets. This causes some overlapping of fairways and requires courtesy.
Other Thoughts: This course is owned by the City of Mesa and managed by the Emerald Disc Golf Club. The club has raised money for new baskets, tee pads, tee signs and trees. Monday Night beginners league at 5:00.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Emerald Park...

1    7/26/2010   8/1/2010
Review By: eye-ball-sac
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 6.1 Years
This review was updated on 2/19/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wow! Grass!!! Course is located in a small, neighborhood park with nice, green, grass fairways. The course utilizes what little elevation and trees this park has very well. Decent hole length with a few long holes, but most of the holes can be reached with one good drive. The pond comes into play on one hole, but you would have to overshoot the basket by about 30 ft. to land in it. Baskets seemed to be brand new and were very visible from the tee.
Cons: Like I said before the park is really flat and doesn't have very many trees, but the course layout uses every possible way to bring the little they have into play. Tee pads were really muddy and were hard to spot. Tee signs were terrible, just like all the others in the Phoenix area. They had the strangest maps which provided no information except distance.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this was a nice little course to play if your in the area, but don't make a trip just to play here.

**Update** There are concrete tee pads for all 18 holes now!

If you mark this review unhelpful or you find a mistake, please send me a personal message here on DGCR explaining what is wrong with it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 New Baskets

5+    7/27/2010   7/28/2010
Review By: benw25
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I just played this course yesterday after not having been there for 6 weeks or so and was pleasantly surprised as they have all new baskets. The course layout has changed slightly which also made it a bit more enjoyable and slightly more challenging.
Cons: The dirt tee areas are still terrible and getting worse. Water in pond is absolutely nasty but you shouldn't wind up in there unless you have a really terrible throw.
Other Thoughts: Wondering why concrete tees weren't put in before new baskets? The baskets are really nice but concrete tees would have been even better. Does anyone know when/if those are going to be put in?

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  The Emerald Jewel

5+    6/6/2010   6/7/2010
Review By: TheSamweiser
Played: 23  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is well maintained
The Emerald Disc Golf Club meets every monday at 5pm, and they are very helpful for beginners
course is set for improvements (teee pads, new baskets) by the end of Summer 2010 ... The EDGC has raised thousands to do this..and the City of Mesa is pitching in 3500 to 4000 bucks =]
Cons: currently it is not well marked and the dirt/grass tee pads are very worn down
the baskets are very old and a lot of discs bounce out
Other Thoughts: I love this course. it's pretty wide open for players with big arms. The EDGC has been shooting around ideas for adding more trees.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 If your in town

5+    5/18/2003   5/18/2010
Review By: Chuck Cagle
Played: 13  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 14.3 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It was close by my house.
Nice Baskets
Trees protected the baskets and forced different shot making
Cons: park is an open park and oaften there were people camped out on blankets in the middle of the fairways ect.

Basically an good neighborhood course for locals

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Neat Course

1    3/22/2010   3/22/2010
Review By: Jax11
Played: 97  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 5.8 Years
This review was updated on 8/19/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Easy to navigate
- Interesting use of available elevation.
- Good shots needing smart lines to get to the basket.
- No one was there
- Other park users are not in the way
- Some elevated and well protected baskets
Cons: - Dirt tee pads
- Though easy to navigate signs were torn down or missing.
- Hole #1 plays towards the road.
- Hole #9 plays towards around the parking lot.
- No bathroom
Other Thoughts: Neat little course that plays around a retention basin. for those concerned about the water it is not a factor on any hole except #6 in which you need to overshoot a 365 foot hole. Because it is a retention basin it drags debris in when it floods so there were cigarette butts and other sorts of garbage especially around the mouth of the basin. I assume after a good rain much of the course can be soggy. My group didn't play the back 9, but the front 9 really seemed to favor RHFH or LHBH as there was nothing to navigate when throwing with those styles, RHBH will have some trees to navigate but nothing too difficult. Often the biggest obstacle for newer players will be getting a disc to sit on some of the inclined basket placements. Overall, do not plan a trip for this course, but I enjoyed this course and will gladly play it again. Its worth checking out if you are in the area.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Close to Home Fun

5+    2/10/2010   1/2/2010
Review By: rcmalamutes
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/10/2010
Pros: We love this little course. It is close to home, not crowded, spaced out nicely to avoid a tangle of projectile missiles of destruction. It is cool. Lots of test for your driver (again, nothing to really let it rip for you upwards of 400 guys, but I can't throw it that far anyway), and some good technical parts (remember, I am a newbie) with hills and trees.

Plus, there is a great local club that works this course, and they are super cool for new folks to learn the game.

All around, if you are new to the sport (or seasoned at it and just need a nice place to open up and practice) this is a great course. We love it, and play it at least a few times a week.
Cons: The signage of this course is horrible. If you need proof that Mesa is out of money when compared to say Chandler... this course will prove it. You can basically figure it out for the front nine, but when you turn to do it in reverse, you need to have someone tell you the code...
Other Thoughts: Still.... close to home. Easy bike ride, play and bike home. No crowds. That combination makes this one a winner.

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