Huge improvement over original design
Pros: Easy to navigate - somewhat challenging - multiple pin placements and tees - good variety of shots used - nice tee signs - restrooms
The front 9 is a little short, but offers a pretty nice variance of shots. The blue tees are much more challenging as they really change the shots, even though they are usually within 50' of the reds. The tee signs offer information on both red and blue tees as well as each pin placement & par. The course is very easy to navigate, but watch out for hole 8. You can see 9's (B-placement) basket from the tee pad and would easily think that is your target if you didn't check the tee sign or walk up the fairway. FYI, the A & B placements are straight ahead, down a small hill
The back 9 is wide open, but still offers a good challenge by creating OBs and with the amount of wind you tend to encounter. On the bright side, the park is very well maintained and the OB grass is just slightly higher than the fairway grass, so you're not spending a lot of time looking for discs. There are a few holes that have bunkers, which (I believe) carry an OB stroke, but you play from your lie within the bunker. This needs to be more clearly indicated on the signs in my opinion.
Cons: Natural tee pads - wide open back 9 - no trash cans
Back 9 is a little gimmicky as it is basically an open field. That said, designers did a great job a making use of what they were given and making a wide open field interesting with man made obstacles such as bunkers and OB grass. It would be nice if the tee signs were a little more descriptive, but a seasoned golfer will know how to play each hole.
The park is heavily patrolled by local police. This is good from the stand point of vehicle break ins. But they spend more time staring you down (almost expecting you to do something illegal) than patrolling the parking lot. We just wave, and go on our way...
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a nice little course. It's not championship caliber. But, for a fun round on a weekend, this hits the spot. They could use a couple more trash cans on the course, and concrete tee pads, but those missing items wouldn't really bump up the rating anymore than maybe a 3.5.
That New Course Smell...
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Pros: The Front 9 wind across and around hilly grounds and lots of mature trees. The back 9 are situated on a big flat field, but the addition of sand traps, bunkers and OB that shape out specific fairways on long holes make it interesting. Hole 13 is an example of an 800 ft hole across a field that was super interesting. OB on one side is marked by blue stakes, the other by pink, forming a tight, curving fairway to a pin nestled in a bamboo grove.There are 2 short ace runs (14 and 15) on the back nine, which are very fun. 17 is long but also marked by stakes to form another looong curved fairway to a basket surrounded by OB Bunkers and traps. 18 (I think I'll name this hole "The Widow ") is a shortish uphill run, but the unique hourglass-shaped OB mandate makes it very tight.
Also, the park has restrooms and playgrounds, lots of parking.
Cons: No Trashcans...
Natural Teepads, which weren't a problem but not my favorite
The OB stakes have to be temporary, because there's no way they'll last.
Other Thoughts: Had a ton of fun playing this course. This is a great example of using the space available to its potential. Can't wait to see it all grown in
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