Lodi, CA
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Uploaded By: Mavurick Hole #2 (Taken 2/2014)
3 / 230ft.   3 / 300ft.   3 / 390ft.   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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Fun 18 hole course

5+    12/22/2013   12/23/2013
Review By: Mavurick
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Played the 18 holes twice today. The course is in great shape.

Can't get over how huge the Tee Pads are. They are plenty long and wide. They are the best I have ever played on (what you would expect from a newer course).

The signs are perfect: good map of where the hole placements are regarding the trees, color coded holes, and hole placement marked with its distance. The cap on top of the sign post marks the location of where the basket is placed. Best system I have seen to date.

Hole 18 was in it water hazard position which I dig. All holes have 3 basket placements.

I enjoy how some of the holes are on pure grass like a real golf course. You won't be able to skip your discs up to the baskets like dirt. It makes them a different challenge.
Cons: All the holes were in RED placements (shortest). Most, if not, all holes were under 300'. I am wondering if they had a junior or female tournament recently. I would have liked at least a mix of short and long holes (which they usually have).

Hole #2, #5, and #6 are almost identical to each other.

Occasionally have to wait for cars, bicycles, or people to pass by on the roads or walking paths. But the wait is not long.

You do have to pay $5 - weekdays, $6 - weekends, $10 - special holidays. But it's well worth the price.
Other Thoughts: Some complain about when the baskets are in the water hazard positions. Well good news, there is a local that tries to pull out all the discs from the pond every few months or so. He will call you if you have your number on the disc. He was there today. He had already rescued 7 discs. If you don't want to chance it, get the floating Wahoo (throws = to a Valkyrie or Champion Tern) for hole #16, #17, or #18. It throws well for those 3 placements. But please do one or the other vs complaining so they will continue to periodically use the water hazard placements for added risk/fun. Hardly any other DGC's in the region have water we get to throw around.

Overall it is one of the better courses in Northern California. Can't wait to go back.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 check it out

5+    8/18/2012   8/23/2012
Review By: sofro30
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: multiple choice of shots,some tight technical,some wide open.variety of challenges
Cons: 4 holes in very soft sandy dirt.restrooms and garbage cans are available,but not very close.roadways are in flight path on a couple holes
Other Thoughts: its gonna be a lot nicer with concrete tee pads and once the loose dirt packs in. beautiful lake and fountain,lots of picnic areas,could be great location for tournaments

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

New Course (Yeah)

5+    8/15/2012   8/15/2012
Review By: jasonandsharon
Played: 140  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 29.9 Years
This review was updated on 1/19/2013
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 18 holes in Lodi, good use of available land in a very cool park complete with a zoo, an amusement park, and gardens. Some water hazards (possible con for some). Multiple pin positions should make for some changeups.
Cons: Sometime plays too close to roads and multi-use areas for my own personal comfort.
Other Thoughts: The course is a work in progress, the baskets only went into the ground four days ago. You can clearly see the prep work going into pads and signs coming. That being said it wasn't to hard to figure out navigation. The only mistake made was we played 5 before realizing that 3 and 4 were across the road. I have to admit I came to this course a little prejudiced against it. I was well familiar with Micke Grove and the available land and how overall flat it all truly is, and I know the park wasn't going to give up the beautiful 100 year oak areas. But I was pleasantly surprised, the course designers did a good job putting 18 decent holes into a high traffic multi use park. The course winds through mostly barren flat dirt under relatively young oaks. But there are a good number of shots woven into the course and what little elevation there is is used to advantage to provide engaging shots.
Teepads and signs are now in and pin placements located by color coordinated pole tops on the signs.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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