Lewiston, CA 
Deer Meadow Share
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4 / 585ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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1    8/19/2013   8/21/2013
Review By: nelsofthewoods
Played: 32  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Cement tee pads, good baskets, logical flow and decent signage.
-Beautiful place for disc golf, course was clean (no trash), quiet and peaceful.
Cons: -Star Thistle, it's a nasty weed and was prevalent when I played here.
-Intense sun, little shade, not so much a con just remember a hat!
Other Thoughts: One of the nicer 9-hole courses I've had the luxury of playing. The course is mostly an open field so whoever designed it made the right call going for distance. There was no wind when I played, so I can't truly comment on that aspect. Overall I was glad I took the detour off the 299 and I look forward to playing here again.

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totally unique

5+    11/18/2012   11/19/2012
Review By: tomjohnson59
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4
This review was updated on 1/30/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First, I designed it, so recognize my bias.

The course in a huge field, but you'll notice the contrast between fairways and rough. The rough is O.B. So yeah, it looks wide open, but plays tight. There are no demands on your style of throw, but there's risk and reward to going for some of the long par 3's or just laying up in the fairway. A shot that I'm learning by playing Deer Meadow is a roller. Other than that, it's a big arm course that is "links" style. Think St. Andrews in Scotland or Bandon Dunes in Oregon.
The baskets are top of the line Innova Disccatcher pro's with 28 chains.
For not having many trees, the fairways are well defined and the long rough, which plays as OB, looks more difficult than it actually plays. It's visually intimidating, but plays fair.
Big downhill shots are a lot of fun. Uninterrupted flights are really nice when wanting to learn your plastic.
The changing conditions are challenging, ie; gravity up and down, fog in the mornings because of the close proximity of Lewiston Lake
Parking is easy. Park at the Church, except on Saturdays.
Store called "plug 'n Jug" within walking distance has snacks and drinks.
Lewiston is a really quiet town, typically there's nobody playing.
Slightly biased to a RHBH thrower, but a good mix of shots can be thrown, as there are few trees that define the hole.
Each hole has it's own character, and keeps the player guessing.
Variables like wind, uphill/downhill, elevation and fog are to be considered.
Cons: Sun exposure.
No alternate basket locations (yet)
The open look of the course at first seems boring, but the OB changes that quickly. Penalties pile up quickly.
Discs can be lost when the rough is high.
Slightly ambiguous whether a disc is touching the fairway and is safe, or is completely OB. Touching closely mowed grass is considered safe.
Lewiston is a super small town, so not too many options for eating. I recommend Mountain Valley Grill for a sit down meal or just grab a snack at the Plug and Jug.
Other Thoughts: This course will allow the biggest arms to let it all out. It's a great place to learn your discs, it's a lot like field practice. The baskets are Innova disc catcher 28's and the tee pads are big and cement. Hope you enjoy it.

(Play Miner's Point DGC in Junction City while you're in Trinity.)

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