Object golf at its best
Other Thoughts: The previous review summarized it pretty well, the thing is that it is in the center if the "commons" so to speak of a university. Of course you can't play during the year when students are there.
The time to play it is early weekend mornings. There is a group of guys that plays every Sunday morning and have for 38 years. Some of the nicest, genuine dgrs I have ever met. The courses are unbelievably fun and harken back to the origins of the sport.
It's target golf, it's tiny dots marking tees, it's throwing at light poles, and it's incredibly fun.
I would prefer it wasn't on this site so that it's kept as a secret. If you play here you must respect the public, the university and the campus police. Do not be the guy that f-s this up for the ones that know and appreciate this place.
Lots of options
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Pros: The course plays through a large park-like area on the UC Irvine campus. It's a really nice area with manicured grass and lots of great mature trees. With 3 18 hole layouts and 1 9 hole layout, there are a ton of different shots here. It's really a set of semi-established safari holes, leaving open the opportunity for making your own shots up as well.
There is a little bit of elevation, offering some tricky uphill shots and some fun downhills. Some of the spots offer some fun technical lines including some quasi-tunnel shots and some low ceilings. The marked layouts do a pretty good job of mixing up different shot shapes.
Cons: During school hours, this area is full of students and the course is completely unplayable. There are some blind spots where someone could walk around a corner unexpectedly. Lots of benches and nice spots to sit are in play, definitely some safety issues when other people are using the area.
There are no baskets and no real tees, many of the marks on the sidewalks are worn away and the ones that are there aren't that easy to find. Some of the tape is missing off the light poles that serve as targets. There is a lot of crossing back and forth in the one small area even within each individual layout.
Other Thoughts: This is really just a glorified practice area. It's really cool that people have taken the time to mark out some possible layouts and that there is so much potential to work on different shots. The safety issues mean that it's not really viable as a course for multiple groups to play at once, nor is it playable a lot of the time. That said, beginners and experienced players alike can get some fun practice in here.
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