Hiking, enjoying the scenery
Pros: -Good mixture of long, medium and short holes
-Very technical and demanding course
-Good mixture of woodsy, slight woodsy, open, uphill and downhill shots
-All holes have a basket position indicators near the tee pad
-Bathrooms and a working water fountain
-Beverage vending machines
-Nice, woodsy practice putting area
-If you like mild hiking, then you'll love the first 7 holes and 14, 15, 16 and 17
-Trees provide a lot of shade, so you play a round comfortably, even on a scorcher of a day
Cons: -Not a beginner level course
-Holes 6, 12, 14, 15 and 17 don't have signs
-If you do not like mild hiking, then the first 7 holes may not be to your liking
-Foot traffic on walking path can cause delays on holes 1, 4, 8-12 and 14
Other Thoughts: A few holes require distance, but the remaining holes will challenge how well you manage the course and your mental approach to each hole. Beware of bird and droppings on the more open holes, 8-13.
Hole 2 usually is a spike hyzer shot.
Hole 4 is a textbook definition of a hallway shot.
Hole 5 has a mando to the left of the tree with caution tape.
Longer basket positions on 13 may require the use of a roller
Auburn is not what it use to be
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: easy to park.
Cons: Course redesign is bad. I started on this course in the 80's, in 94' this was one of the World's courses. Since then this course has been hacked to pieces. Hole 14 seem like a half mile walk around the lake to throw a 200' hole. Everything that made this course one of the best, the swamp area, large throws, technical shots, have been altered, shortened or completely removed.
Other Thoughts: The tennis courts that were added, get in the way of hole 1.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good views, Sub Par planning
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Very clean course. Multiple pin spots. Challenging. Ammenities all over. Water, water, and more water. Large layout with longer holes than most other courses in the area. Good mix of technical holes.
Cons: The layout. Hole one has a tennis court blocking half of the area in front of the tee. Many non discers populate the area and often walk or jog right in front of the even if you are in mid throw.
Other Thoughts: Having played this course twice I can now say that i will more than likely not be back. The layout of this course seems hap hazard at best. Holes 8 to 10 are throwing directly at each other creating a huge bottleneck. Only to be followed by 11 whose fairway is shared by 12. While one is throwing to the north from the south the other is throwing west from the east. This causes great confusion if your discs look anything like someones that lands near yours. Other than the poor layout this course is great. There are some great holes that line the water with a nice size creek that flows, and a nice pond that is surrounded by ducks and geese. Just look out for the joggers, most could care less that you are getting ready to hurl some plastic and will just go right out in front of you.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Solid Regional Park 18!
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Auburn Regional Park is a large sprawling park with all the usual attractions. The course parking is right next to the nicest Boce courts I've ever seen. I started the round playing by myself but following a couple of locals. The tee signs with their advertising were fairly hard for me to decipher. The course features nice big, grippy concrete pads but older baskets. The terrain is varied with a canopy of trees providing some much needed shade on this hot summer day. There are 4,5 and even 6 basket positions for each hole. The problem is, there is no way of telling which position the basket is on any particular day. This course could definitely use the A-B-C-D washer system that Penn Valley and other neighboring courses have in place. There are are benches and garbage cans at every tee area and the course was virtually litter free.
With the baskets all seemingly in the longest positions, this course was certainly a challenge today.
Cons: The lack of a system informing players of the basket location is a big one to me. With up to six locations on some holes, it's nice to know the distance and general area of the basket, especially when playing solo. The general navigation aids could have been more helpful. Luckily, I hooked up with the locals around hole 5 and they guided me through the remainder of the course.
Other Thoughts: In general, Auburn Regional is just a really solid, enjoyable course. It probably lacks the elevation and Wow factor to rate it any higher but I think the local club is doing an excellent job in maintaining this course and providing some great disc golf enjoyment for the players in this area. Most anyone would be happy to have this as their home course.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Auburn is a large course spread out over a park. There are many obstacles to throw over under and through. In a round you throw over a few creeks, through some wild growing trees, and before they moved the tee for hole 14 you could throw over the main pond itself. Hours of fun can be had here because the course is updated regularly and the Pin positions are changed on an almost daily basis. All in all it is a fun course and in my opinion one of the top 5 in Northern California.
Cons: It is hard to find anything wrong with this course. The only thing I would change is bring back "The Pond Hole". "The Pond Hole" was a 300ft. par 3 that had a tee pad next to the water and a huge oak tree to throw around in front of you. You would have to have a mean right hook to even make it to the other shore side let alone the other 150ft to the hole. Hole 14, aka "The Pond Hole" was one of the reasons many people first came to this course and I think it would be in their benefit to try and bring that wonder back for us.
Other Thoughts: From beginer to pro Auburn is a great place to grow.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Everything you want!
Pros: This course has all that you need in a wonderful setting. There are multiple pin settings for most holes. You have bountiful tree coverage and an optional shot over the pond if your long shot is good.
Cons: This is a really popular park and during the spring and summer they hold tournaments here, so they close the park off to the public. also my best advice is to get there early cause it can get crowded.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and it will always be one of my favorites.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Plenty of parking, tee #1 is close to parking
-Varied technical shots as well as some shots that require long drives.
-Baskets are in good shape
-Tee pads in good shape
Cons: -Can be a busy park
-A few holes require you drive into areas with picnic tables and possible people. A better layout on a few holes to keep away from human traffic would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Overall a nice course. I like the the mix of different shots required. Some shots for finesses, some you can just boom out there. Not my choice for an everyday home course, but good to play several times a year.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Large and spreadout course in a developed regional park, with lots of variety of terrain and surroundings from hole-to-hole. The mature trees and bushy tunnel shots force you to be accurate. The grounds are as beautifully maintained as they say it is. The layout does a nice job of staying clear of joggers, kids, and picnic'rs.
Cons: Amply irrigated park collects muddy puddles around the teeboxes and baskets, even in the heat of summer. Printout of map is recommended for 1st timers, as layout can be confusing at times.
Other Thoughts: Strong sense of local disc golf community there ranging in all ages and demographics.
Uniqueness: A- (such a nice course in such a nice regional park)
Difficulty: A- (long; elevation changes; some dense tree areas)
Fun factor: A- (major variety of drives, holes, and approach shots)
Aesthetics: A (clean; manicured park; woodsy but also with mowed grassy areas)
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -great course with a lot of variety, many different types of holes, in the trees, on the dirt, over water, and on open grass.
-long holes and short holes, sidearm, anhyzer, backhand, and hyzer shots
Cons: - a lot of blackberry bushes and a few holes, easy to lose discs, not fun to try to find them
Other Thoughts: My favorite course
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Bring every shot in the bag
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is excellent for a number of reasons:
-Beautiful, well maintained public park, with a maintenance crew that takes pride in keeping the course looking and playing well.
-Great variety of shots. Makes you throw every type of shot possible. Tight wooded fairways, elevation changes, tight downhill rollers, open grassy areas for long rollers, water hazard holes, a couple shot shaping mando's, spike hyzers, overhands.
-Awesome local club, the Chain Zombies. They run great weekly events, doubles on tuesdays, divisional singles on thursdays. Good payouts with ctp and ace pots. Great turnout every week, expect up to 60 people.
-Large teepads. Great for big runups on longer holes or for getting the right angle off the box.
-Garbage cans and benches on nearly every hole.
-Friendly locals, easy to find a helping hand to help navigate the course or find a lost disc.
-Multiple pin positions on every hole, some holes have as many as 6, ranging from relatively easy to insanely long for the pros. Rotated frequently for weekly play.
-Usually uncrowded. You'll run across the inevitable group of 6 playing a slow round from time to time, but for the most part the course is wide open.
-New tee signs have satellite photo maps showing terrain and pin positions.
Cons: -Walking paths do cause some delays, but most folks are aware of the course and will wait for you to throw before walking across.
-Fairways for 12 and 13 cross each other, but as the 2 longest holes on the course, it doesn't cause many problems.
Other Thoughts: Overall, one of the best courses in the area IMO. Great variety of shots and hole types, good for beginners and pros alike. Friendly locals in a family friendly setting, great place to spend the whole day and get a couple rounds in. Also close to Condon and Penn Valley if you're in the mood for a day loop. Definitely worth a play if you're in the area. My personal favorite holes are: 5 (long downhill through an early mando, either plays straight to a downhill ledge, or to the right, perfect for a roller), 12 (long double uphill hole, drive has to pass under a tall tree but over the first hill, makes for a tight window to get the distance you need. New pro pin position plays over 700 feet past the tennis courts), 14 (next to the pond, plays through a tight tree window into an elevated opening, good drives can skip into blackberries on the right and left), 16 (technical line off the tee pad, avoid a gnarled tree just in front of you to a wide fairway with a creek and blackberries on the right, deep pin position plays across the creek in a tight grove of trees), and 18 (straight, low tunnel shot towards the tennis courts, deep position plays to the side of the hill and is blind from the teepad).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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