Did not expect much, got more than expected
Pros: Great use of one hillside; up to start, then across and down and across again, to finish broadside on the hill back to the start. Great placement of t's and goals.
Cons: A short 9 hole course, but easily played twice with a good chance that the wind has changed on second round to play a new game.
Other Thoughts: A lot of open shots, yet wind direction played a big impact on shots.
A few articulate shots, requiring precision compensating for the winds and elevation changes.
Park services needs to add disc golf to directives on maps and guides.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This 9-hole course is in a very scenic area of Prescott, Watson Lake Park. The designer/s have taken an otherwise boring hillside and turned it into a legitimate layout showcasing the available elevation. It's challenging enough for seasoned players yet approachable enough for newbies and families.
-Each tee has signs nearby, and walking lines from basket to teepad are easily navigable.
-Grippy, rubber teepads. Though, a few aren't totally flat.
-Opportunities for alt. tees (especially #5 from the nearby pavilion)
-Possible area to expand east of the current layout. Looks like they might've been able to create a few more holes with that land.
-Nearby pavilions, restrooms, trash cans - all the accoutrements you'd expect at a well-funded community park.
Cons: -Ceiling is open on almost every shot, shot-shaping isn't a necessity.
-Although I do appreciate the "flow" of the course, Holes 7, 8, and 9 seem repetitive.
-The area is raw right now, so the soil hasn't been compacted and footing can be an issue.
-Lots of brush and bushes that are difficult to retrieve discs from (without getting scratched!)
Other Thoughts: Favorite holes : #3 and #5
Like most Prescott courses, the environment will change drastically between seasons, probably changing the overall look of the course. Summer will be hot, dry and dusty with possibility of tall grass to contend with.
Mostly, this course in a 'foot in the door' for gaining legitimacy for disc golf in Prescott. Please add your name and date visited to the Sign In sheet by #1!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Quality baskets, rubber mat tee-pads. Only course of any length w/ baskets & tee-pads in Tri-City area. Well laid out course, easy to play. Plenty of opportunities for aces, low scores, and alternate(long) tees. Great winds!
Cons: Course is short and rather mundane. Muddy when wet. Don't stand still for too long....you'll become stuck, or disappear all together. Grass will be a bear come the warmer months. I'm still finding foxtails from a previous round. Watch where your disc lands, easy to lose on some holes. I also posted this as a "Pro", but I am being informed that not everyone likes playing in 25+mph swirling winds.
Other Thoughts: The lack of any type of ceiling provides pretty much any line/style of throw(no rollers). The footing is difficult in places, this is because you're sinking if you're standing still. Lots of lost discs for such a wide open course. White discs especially. Not much shade to be had, and come the hotter months it will be scorching out there. DO NOT SWIM in Watson Lake. Just trust me, you don't want to know. Oh, and to avoid paying to park, just pull over at the lakes lookout, park and walk the quarter mile to the course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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