Pros: The course plays through a sprawling open park with beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. This is a shot placement course, you won't have to shape specific lines, but you do have to work to hit your landing zones. The brush is tall and thick enough that if you're in the wrong spot you'll have awkward shots to recover. There are also a lot of opportunities for rollaways, so you have to take care what angles you land and how you approach the greens adding a fun challenge to the short game.
Elevation is one of the biggest challenges here. Many of the shots are up or down the couple hills on the property, keeping things surprisingly interesting for a course with no obstacles taller than me. There are a couple really fun miniature top of the world shots, and some tricky uphills too. There is a nice mix of hole lengths, with some reachable shots and some longer holes where you get to pull out a driver.
Cons: This course could use some work on signage. The tee signs don't have any kind of hole layout, just the distance. With multiple baskets in view off several tees that means you have to have the course map to know which one to shoot at. The baskets aren't numbered so you still don't know if you're in the right place when you make it to the pin.
Some of the transitions between holes are long and confusing. Hopefully that will improve with more traffic through the course, but some next tee signs would go a long way. The walk to the first tee is pretty long, and the walk back from 18 is even longer and cuts through part of the course. There are some areas down in the lower parts of the course playing through the wash that are very choked with brush. On the longer shots that makes it really tough to follow your disc and ends up leading to a lot of searching.
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely a contrast to the nearby Tahoe courses. If you like to air out a disc, this is a fun place to fight the wind and elevation without having any kind of technical tight lines to hit. Beginners will find it pretty long, and the brush can be pretty punitive on less accurate throws. Experienced players will be tested on a few specific skills here, but it doesn't exactly provide a well rounded complete disc golf challenge. I wouldn't make this course a priority when you're in the area, but if there's too much snow to play the mountain courses this is an ok alternative.
Designer Response by: mhulkman
"This course could use some work on signage"
You played the course in its infancy. We were still waiting on county funding to finish it.Permanent tee signs with basket layout n distance have been completed. Posts for tee signs and 10 benches are going in this week. Since you cant see basket #'s without a scope from the tee we are going to install 4ft tall pvc poles with 12x18" flags on every basket. They will be color coordinated with the tee signs so blue tee sign throws to blue flag, yellow sign to yellow flag, etc…
"Some of the transitions between holes are long and confusing. Hopefully that will improve with more traffic through the course, but some next tee signs would go a long way. The walk to the first tee is pretty long, and the walk back from 18 is even longer and cuts through part of the course."
You played when it was only 18 holes and designed for 27. Now all 27 are in so no more long,confusing walks. Basket to next tee signs were installed a few weeks ago. Ive played plenty of courses with longer walks to 1 and from 18 but the way the property sits not much could be done about it, plus the park GM wanted the 1st hole in the center of the park. The walk from 18 only passes thru #4 downhill fairway which happens to be the main walk way for joggers n dog walkers so really not a big deal.
"Experienced players will be tested on a few specific skills here, but it doesn't exactly provide a well rounded complete disc golf challenge. I wouldn't make this course a priority when you're in the area."
There are multiple pins now so the course will have a nice balance of short medium long holes. Most but not all holes might be open from the tee but the baskets are tightly guarded. You miss on the wrong side, even as little as 10FT and you are putting over a 7ft bush or 50-70ft back uphill after going down a slope. Plus we have added a couple mandos and OB on a few holes. Trees will be planted over the next yr as well.
With all of the courses you've played and your playing experience I truly respect your opinion on course reviews. Hopefully you can make it back up here to play the course this summer and update your review. All tee pads should be in by mid May.
Nice course, love it
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Pros: Tee signs are unique and look great. Arrows in the basket pointing to the next tee. Great use of the land. Elevation changes make this a fun course to play. Location is good. If you have kids, plenty of places to play while you are discing. Parking is good and plenty of it. Not crowded (yet), give it time for word of mouth and that might change. Long holes and not too technicial of shots needed.
Cons: Tee boxes need some work. I know this is a newer course and I am sure they will be touching them up as time goes by. No numbers on the baskets to know if you are throwing at the right one. There were a few times on the back 9 that it got a little confusing. You can stand in the tee box and see more than one basket. Not sure if you are throwing at the right one. I would suggest numbering the holes with flags or pictures on the tee signs to show where you are throwing. Again, I know this is a new course and it is a pretty small con to me. No waste baskets for trash.
Other Thoughts: This was the first of 6 courses we played over the weekend. It was a nice course to start on. Get out there early, cause the wind and heat will certainly get worse as the seasons change. Bring lots of water and pack out any trash you have. Keep this course as nice as it is and people will certainly come back for more. I know that when I am in the area visiting friends, this will be a course that I will be hitting up for sure. Improvement will be coming, I am sure of it. Keep up the good work and enjoy playing.
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Pros: Fun course. I look forward to the second nine opening. The color printed maps at hole one were great and needed for a first play. Nice parking lot.
Cons: Lots of sagebrush, watch your disc landings carefully and note a reference point, because when you're down in it, it all looks the same. A couple of holes have houses near the pin.
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Nice Beginner's Course
Pros: Lots of elevation changes keeps this desert course from being too easy.
Plenty of blind shots with tall sage brush blocking out views.
Cons: (Leaving blank until the course is complete)
Other Thoughts: Only nine of the final 18 holes are complete. The signage and tee-pads still have work to be done, but that's to be expected for such a new course.
It's relatively short, with a couple of holes coming in under 200 feet, but overall it's a fun little course. In the wind it becomes a lot tougher (and it's almost always windy down there).
WATCH WHERE YOU THROW YOUR DISCS. In the four rounds I've played out there, I've found five lost discs. The sage brush eats them up.
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Pros: 1st course in the Carson City area!
Views of the valley n sierras from the upper holes are awesome! Poles with flags on top of every basket making all of them visible from the tee. Steel arrows are in every basket pointing to the next tee. Information kiosk with course maps, plus a map link on this page. Great winter course when Tahoe courses are covered in snow.
Hole 15 is a "top of the world" downhill tee shot.
A very good mix of short,medium, n long holes including 3 par 4's.
Multiple pin locations, rubber framed tee pads,professional tee signs, and benches coming soon.
Cons: No trees.
From April thru October prevailing winds will just about make this course unplayable after 1pm so play early during this time of year. Sagebrush n no trees means no depth perception from the tee so finding your disc can be difficult on some holes.
Other Thoughts: Hole 16 has thick brush n dry wash short and left of the tree to where it almost plays like a lateral hazard with the basket behind the tree and only 7ft from the edge of the wash.
Hole 8 sits right on the canyon ledge so don't miss left.
Hole 14 is along the canyon ledge but opposite, don't miss short right.
Hole 17 throws over the wash to an island type green with only a 15-20ft landing strip. To short and its moderate uphill putt. To long and its even more severe uphill plus 6ft tall brush to go over as well.
Most greens are risk/reward. #3 is a 255ft downhill throw that's aceable, but throw over the top of the basket by just a foot and the downhill slope will drop you down into the little league field and you will have a 100ft+ uphill birdie putt.
#13 is a 573ft par 4 with a nice downhill slope behind the basket as well.
Even with no trees accuracy is a must. On most holes 5-7ft tall brush guards certain sides of the basket so if you miss on the wrong side of the baskets you will NOT have a straight line level putt. If you can turbo putt you will have an advantage on this course.
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