Tons of Potential!
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Pros: No two holes play the same way
Tight but fair lines. Definitely forces you to be creative and keep your shots on line.
Good use of elevation, both extreme uphill and downhill
Awesome outdoors, you likely will be the only group on the course.
Cons: Without a guide, it may be tough to find the teepads, although most of the baskets were fairly easy to find.
Watch for poison oak, particularly hole 18. It got me bad!!!
If the trails are wet, footing can be an issue.
Other Thoughts: Got the chance to play with the designer, Tom Johnson. Fantastic vision went into this course, and above average design. Having both the front and back nine end at the parking lot is always a huge positive.Hole 18 is an EXTREME downhill shot, make sure to throw a couple because the hike down will wear you out! Front nine plays on more flat terrain and there is some birdie opportunities. The back nine plays up the hills and incorporates elevation on most shots. Thanks for the hard work Tom, this is must play if you are in the Redding area!
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from the designer
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Pros: The course is very challenging. There are very few overhand opportunities. Tight lanes and good length make it a no nonsense kind of course. It's hard to fake a good round. The 18th hole is the longest hole I've every played, with the biggest drop. It feels like a disc sacrifice, but I've found that an mid range or fairway driver can make it easily. The 13th hole is an extremely uphill battle, but it's a par 4 that can be birdied, and in order to throw the 18th, you gotta go up at some point. 13 is definitely a hike. A lot of times, playing the front nine is the way to go, or just the back nine. To play all 18 is simply challenging, on your game and physically. I wouldn't bring a baby cart on the back nine. The front nine comes back to the parking lot, which is nice to drop things off or pick things up at the turn. The homemade baskets are really nice.
Cons: The course still needs work, burning downed limbs etc. The tee pads are natural, but cement or rubber pads are in the works. Signs and maps are also in the works. It's hard to find your way around right now.
Other Thoughts: course record is -3, held by Jamie Cosseboom and Jessie Williams. Gregg Barsby shot -1 at the 299 Shootout with a triple bogey on hole 17. Bring your A game!
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A Step in the right direction
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Pros: 1. Nice location for a course in a nice foresty park with little traffic.
2. Park does have bathrooms.
3. Practice basket on course.
4. Course has a really good challenging layout with a good mix of distances.
5. Nice elevation changes on course and well placed mando's.
6. Lots of tight shots thru small fairways down in picture frame like openings to the baskets, nice.
7. The baskets that were constructed for the course are very nice and very visible with the candy cane look.
8. Top of the world shot on 18 is cool, nice finish to the round and walking down hill to the beginning of the course is nice. Always nice to finish were you started.
9. There are birdie holes out there and layout was creatively done.
10. There is another 18 hole course near by in the town over and junction city earns its name to perfection because its a junction course. Its right in the middle of two major areas of disc golf. Right in the middle with Redding and Humboldt on both sides.
11. Park and course will be good for future tournies with the small turnout at the park.
12. Camping is right down the road.
Cons: 1. Parking needs to be figured out. There are a lot of spots that you could park, but not many that look designate parking spots.
2. Yes there is bathrooms but when I went they were locked. Need to get those open, especially since the course is located out of town and away from other possible restrooms.
3. There isnt any close stores or fast food. 15-20 minutes away is Weaverville your best bet for getting supplies before you get to the course.
4. Tee signs will need to be upgrade from stakes with number and distances eventually. If you have never played there I would download a map because finding a few tee pads are tricky.
5. Teepads are dirt and some looked like they could get really muddy in the future. If they ever go to rubber pads or cement I could see my review rating going up.
6. Crossing fairway sucks, but the hole is nice. I would like to see maybe multiple pin places on the course in the future to stop this from happening.
7. Course is still young and needs to be beaten down in a few spots that still have a lot of vegetation. Course will open up and get better.
8. There are a few walks from baskets to the next tee that can be tough without a map or if your a first timer.
9. Watch out for poison oak, the course does have it lurking.
10. I felt a few holes were one demensional and didnt offer more then one look or direction at a hole. Always nice to be able to attack from multiple angles.
11. I would put some more trash cans out if thats an option or signs saying to pack your trash out.
Other Thoughts: All in all I liked this course. I would play at Miners Point more often if I lived in the area. Definitely not a beginner course, so for the more advanced and non weekend warriors its a great challenging course. Next time I come up I plan to camp down the road and get some fishing in at the near by river when I'm not golfing at junction city or Le Fong.
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