<Insert Jolley Pun Here>
Pros: Well designed 18 hole course, enjoyable for beginners and pros alike.
Good variety of hole distances, leaning a little on the shorter side.
4 or 5 wide open holes that let you bomb it over some grass.
4 or 5 holes that favor a RHFH throw.
3 or 4 wooded tunnel shots.
2 or 3 holes with a creek in play.
It might not compare to some of the premier courses around the country, but for Utah Valley this has become a go-to course.
Cons: Only one major con that I see- lack of tee pads. The dirt/grass spots used for teeing off can get slick after rain or snowfall.
A few more alternate tees would be nice.
Requires a little backtracking to get from Hole 3 to Hole 4, then again from 6 to 7. Easy to navigate otherwise.
4 and 7 don't get mowed as much so the weeds can be a nuisance if it's been awhile.
Other Thoughts: About 20 minute drive once you get off the freeway, just past the ball golf course.
Pros: The best 18 hole course around that I have played
a good variety of hole types
The park is very well kept and few people getting in the way.
Beautiful area, you are sitting in the canyon surrounded by mountains, which are beautiful.
Cons: Can be a bit of a drive up the canyon if you are not from the area.
It can be easy to get lost so take a picture of one of the signs by a hole so you don't get lost
Other Thoughts: Don't get lost, it's right at the fork just past the ball golf course.
Also had my best lucky 2nd shot ever on hole #1. After hitting a tree and coming up short on my first throw I thew a forehand that bounced into the basket!
Nice Green Park Course
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Pros: Beautiful multi-use park in a canyon east of Springville. Much of the grass is irrigated and most of the course is lush and green.
Not much elevation change but a lot of trees (both newly planted and mature) and a pretty little creek running though the course. The creek is only in play on a couple of holes, and is shallow enough that losing a disc shouldn't be an issue.
This course offers a nice variety of holes from wide open drives over lawn to tight little wooded holes. Hole lengths vary from 182' to 502', with most in the 250' - 350' range.
Brand new tee signs have been installed as of July 2014. They are nice, giving hole number, distance and par for the hole. Each sign includes the map of the entire course which is useful, but detailed maps of the specific hole would have been better. Still, nice signs that are a vast improvement over the old ones.
The first three holes play over a lawn area that surrounds a playground near the parking lot, making for an easy start. You then take a small bridge over the creek to play holes 4 - 7 which are in a rougher area of the park.
Hole 4 requires that you hit a tight gap right off of the tee, with Hole 5 driving to a basket that is guarded by trees and a "boneyard" of stumps, tree trunks, and some surplus pipe.
Hole 6 requires another tight drive to a basket near the creek.
Holes 7 is the longest on the course. The drive is over open ground and give you a chance to air it out a little.
The old Hole 8 has been removed and it is a bit of a walk up to the new tee location (which was previously Hole 9). This is another open drive to the pin.
Holes 9 - 17 play in a different area of the park that is across the access drive. These holes are interesting combinations of open ground and some tight little wooded holes.
Hole 18 is a nice finishing hole that requires a drive across the creek and back toward the parking lot. There is a shorter tee that gives a more open drive across the creek, and a "pro" tee that brings a couple of trees into play right off of the tee. Neither tee location creates a real difficulty with clearing the water.
Cons: Tee pads are scuffed out places in the dirt, or on some holes just a place to stand in the grass. I think that a few holes (9 and 17 for sure) were relocated with the new tee signs and there is no designated teepad at all.
They have planted a ton of new trees in the area of some holes. If those trees ever grow in it is going to get very tight.
I never saw restrooms or water fountains which surprised me as this looks like a busy family park. Perhaps I missed them.
Other Thoughts: There is now a nine-hole loop that uses the first 8 holes and then finishes on a shorter tee for Hole 9/18. If you play the full 18-hole course you'll play a different Hole 9 and then finish on either the short tee for 9/18 or the slightly longer "Pro" tee for 18.
I played this course on weekday mornings and had it to myself. But the the playground, picnic tables and large mowed lawn I'd imagine that some holes would be unplayable on busy weekends or evenings. Especially the first three holes which circle a large playground area.
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Pros: Variety of holes: long, short, obstacles, open shots, landscaped grass, wooded areas, left curves, right curves, blind throws, etc...
Cons: Lack of maps. Make sure to take the course map with you. Picnickers and photo-taking groups are more abundant than other courses. Inconvenience caused by distance away from major cities.
Other Thoughts: Not too difficult for beginners, but still fun and challenging enough for more advanced disc golfers.
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Part park, part woods
Pros: 1) Nice diversity of holes
2) Some highly technical holes, some very forgiving, easy holes.
3) Nice baskets
Cons: 1) Some holes were not in an intuitive order - we played at least one hole out of order.
2) Signage is limited.
3) Some holes would be extremely difficult to play alone...blind tee shots.
Other Thoughts: I would hesitate to play this course alone. There are too many blind tee shots and too much brush and undergrowth on at least 4-5 holes, and the risk of losing discs, even for experienced players, is real.
The course is partially in a nicely manicured public park, and partially carved out of river bottom trees and brush. It's kind of schizophrenic that way. It lacks a cohesive flavor. Some people like that, some people don't.
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potential is there
Pros: was playing this course after rim rock, brians head and Payson. the potential is for sure there, but may need some "more" something. given there were only one pin placement per hole, it would be awesome to know how far things were.
the grass tee-pads themselves were fine.
just rough not to know if one is throwing 265 or 315 on a drive.
bring a screen shot of the map!
the grass in AMAZING and greener than all get out.
we must have been there the day BEFORE the lawn was mowed. zero skips and hard to roll.
Cons: tee pads were fine, but so so. distance to basket?
baskets by playgrounds?
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3.75 out of 5?? nope..
Pros: I know this is going to be a vague and poor review, but I want to make sure people don't go out to this course thinking they're gonna play a 3.75/5 course.
Pretty setting, nice green grassy park
A few cool holes..maybe 1 over 400 feet.
Nice creek comes into play a little bit.
Cons: Terrible signage
Sprinklers all over and near baskets spraying water on you while you putt
People who worked there didn't know anything about the course..Where is hole one? I don't know.
Boring holes for the most part
A little bit out of the way.
Other Thoughts: I don't want to sound like a jerk, but I just wish someone would have wrote this review before I went to the course.. I was disappointed that it didn't live up to the reviews.
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Pros: Very fun medium to short course. Beautiful setting, light traffic. Some very technical shots. Not physically taxing.
Definitely worth a trip!
Cons: Needs signage and tee pads!
Took a few minutes to figure out the course layout. Not complex, but without tee pads some hole directions are a bit confusing since the baskets are hidden (5/6), (13/14). But not too tough to figure out.
Some holes are close to playground and foot traffic, nothing too disruptive.. just need to pay attention.
Other Thoughts: Take Exit is 260 not 263 as noted on directions! Get off exit, go east about 2-3 miles until you get to 1300 East (Canyon rd) , take a right go for a few miles past golf course, (stay right) you'll run into the park. Course starts at upper parking lot.
Print course map before you come!
Other than the signage and tee pads, this is a fun course that meanders around the park. If you're going to play Art Dye in American Fork, this is worth the extra 20 min drive for a fun, non crowded course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Jolley Good Course
Pros: What a beautiful course! I was pleasantly surprised by the layout which offers a great variety of short, long, dogleg left and right throws. Even some blind shots and tunnels. It's great for beginners and pros.
The park and course are very well taken care of. You get a great variety between the manicured, open shots and the rustic, climbing over logs holes.
It's out of the way so it gets less traffic, but it's close enough to make it worth the afternoon trip.
Cons: There is the obvious lack of tee pads, but most of the tee locations are marked with black markers or are clearly worn.
The course has a couple of flow issues that make finding the next tee mildly difficult. As mentioned before most of the baskets themselves have directions to the next tee. The map provided here is also quite helpful.
For being in a canyon it's amazingly flat. I like elevation changes so this falls in the con section for me.
Other Thoughts: A couple holes have you throwing right next to or directly at a creek. It does add an element of danger for losing discs which makes the course that much funner to play.
13A is insane. I couldn't even see a line to throw through. Luckily there is an alternate pad 13B for people who can't bomb a big hyzer up and over.
With a playground, pavilion and benches it's a great place to take the family and throw some plastic!.
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Pros: Ditto to waywu2001, many opportunities to try/perfect new styles or types of play. Each hole presents unique throwing opportunities and the course has been well thought out to stretch the player.
Even though there are no signs, someone has written the next tee location on all of the chain posts. Once you've played through the first time it's a cinch to get to the next tee.
Cons: The biggest con of this course is the lack of tee pads. There are little signs that designate the tee area but there are no clear boundaries for the tee pad.
The only other improvement I could think of would be to have signs that showed the distance and location of the basket.
Lastly there are many families and young couples that come to use this park for taking pictures. This usually doesn't interfere but is something to keep in mind.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is my favorite course in Utah Valley. It is nestled in one of the most beautiful canyons and is usually picturesque. I've had dear roaming the course while I play and you just don't get that anywhere else. The course is challenging to the more advanced player but also beginner friendly.
UPDATE: April, 2014, Tee signs have been planned and concrete has been poured for them. Word around the street is tee pads and signs coming this year.
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