2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on the grounds of a college campus, split in two sections. There is one hole that plays right on top of a walking path, next to a residential building, but other than that there shouldn't be any interference.
- A few trees here and there to force some line shaping. #1 is a hyzer/anny around a tree, #2 plays wide left or over the top of some woods, #3, #5, and #8 have some trees by the basket, and #7 and #9 have trees halfway down the fairway; #7's forces a RHBH anny line. #4 has a lot of trees dead ahead, a straight line would have to go over them all.
- Small creek is present on the back four holes, which is a real hazard. #6 has the creek right down the middle of the fairway, and by the basket, and #8 has the water on the left by the basket. Definitely punishes bad shots. Also a fence to avoid left of #6 and right of #8.
- As mentioned above, some well-guarded baskets here. #3 is surrounded on three sides by wide, branchy trees, #5 has two mature trees in front of the pin, and there is water very very close to #6 and #8.
- Good mix of hole lengths, there are plenty of short rec-friendly distances, but also two over 320' and another at 420'. So a few chances to air one out, for sure.
- Good baskets, signs are great but aren't sturdy and will surely be damaged at some point. Teepads are pretty rough; they are rubber mats with holes, and the grass has grown completely through some of them already. Navigation is very difficult as the back four holes are a short drive away from the first five (see cons).
Cons: - The biggest con here is the layout, hands down. #6-#9 are a short drive away from #1-#5, and there is currently a locked fence that separates the parking lot from #6-#9. To avoid hopping the fence, you'd have to drive out of the campus and make a big u-turn into the neighborhood for parking. The last four holes are also very crammed together, with #9's basket just off of #6's fairway, and #6's basket right by #8's.
- #4 here is within spitting distance of a residential building; that is going to cause some problems at some point. A RHBH hyzer that drifts right can easily hit the building or its windows.
- Land here is pretty much dead flat; #8 has a slight downhill slope to it, but that's about it.
Other Thoughts: - Layout here is enough of a pain to be the most defining feature. The golf itself isn't terrible, with some longer holes, some ace runs, water in play and some definite line shaping needed (some pretty creative; i.e. OH shots or wide lines). Hard to give it a better rating with all the problems, though.
- Best suited to beginners, or maybe intermediate players. Just be sure to stay clear of the building and the fence.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
DG Comes to PUC!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is on campus and if you attend this school it would be great for breaks between classes or after.
Nice signs and baskets.
Good variety for what the designer had to work with.
Cons: Holes 6, 7, 8, and 9 are 2000 ft away from hole 5.
Close parking can be an issue if it is busy. I went on this holiday weekend and had no problem though.
The last four holes are cramped, very close together, and in between a fenced swamp and fenced private properties of residents. So you can easily lose a disc in this area if you are not careful.
When I went the fence gate was locked so I had to jump over the fence to get to the last 4 holes which may deter others.
Other Thoughts: The first 5 holes are fun, diverse and flow nice. Unfortunately the last 4 are 2000 ft away from the rest and seem just thrown together to meet the 9 hole quota. This course is great if you are a local or a student but there is nothing here to attract others to come visit that are not close by in my opinion.
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