Pros: This course is good for the following reasons:
-All tee areas are pads or on the concrete walkway. Nice solid throwing areas.
-Well maintained. Front nine are all in the grass area of the park and the back nine are off in the field portion of the park. Back nine may need a spotter but you can't really lose a disc on this course (except hole 6-8 but that's due to water on your left hand side.).
-Wide open. There are a few trees that you need to shoot around, but there is not so many that you can't send your disc flying.
-The course is set up so you can follow from basket to tee very easily without getting lost.
-Good distance variety. Some really long shots for the drivers and some shorter ones to practice that mid range disc.
-It's in a park, something for the whole family to do there.
Cons: A few things to be aware of:
-This course can get a bit windy, so keep your discs low and heavy on those days or you will watch them go places you didn't want.
-It is in a park. It can get pretty busy at nights and on the weekends making you wait at some holes for people to clear the area especially the walking path that goes throughout the park.
-The water on holes 6-8. If you send your disc to far to the left it will end up in a canal.
Other Thoughts: Nice park with restrooms, playground, baseball fields, soccer fields, and a recreation center. You can really make a good day out of coming to this park and playing.
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That's More Like It...
Pros: -Several pin layouts have been changed recently. A much more challenging course now.
-Now has multiple pin placements for most holes.
-Great course for beginners/intermediates, plus will now a more pleasing layout for advanced/pros.
-Front nine lots of grass trees. Trees are not too big, but still pose a challenge.
-All holes have teepads; either cement or asphalt path.
-Restroom, drinking fountains, pavilions, playground, baseball diamonds, etc. Great for family fun.
Cons: -Windy! The wind can get crazy out here. When it's calm, it makes for a great day.
-Back nine is not part of the developed park, so lots of wide open shots. Only so much you can do with that.
-T-ball and soccer games are played in front of teepads for hole 1 and 3. Very annoying!
-Hole 1's position in back of the restroom is a problem. People use the restroom and kids play around it.
Other Thoughts: Overall the recent changes to this course have been positive. The Salt Lake Valley needs more DG courses. Though a full 18 holes DG course, many of the locals that play Creekside thumb their noses at Valley Regional. With the new pin positions, it's no longer as easy as before.
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Pros: Easy on beginners! Easy to map and follow. A great course to learn your lines and new discs on.
Manicured field very hard to lose a disc!
Cons: Pins are never moved anymore. lots of foot traffic, kids hanging on baskets.
The back nine brings thorns home with you. Be sure to clean your shoes.
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Pros: - Course is set within a busy city park that has a walking path winding all throughout. Lots of pedestrian traffic here; hopefully the worst thing that will happen is a little wait here and there.
- Pretty typical city park style course; there are lots of individual trees here and there that are used to force line shaping. #4 is either a straight shot through a gap or a wide RHBH hyzer around a grouping of trees, #6 is a wide hyzer around trees directly off the teepad, #7 is RHFH friendly over some short stuff, #9 is pretty skinny with a FH friendly line, etc. etc. In general, there are always multiple lanes available, but some holes really want you to go a certain way.
- A few interesting holes stand out, like #2 with a sloping green with a bit of water behind. #12 has more woods to contend with, like a giant bush to get around and forest long of the pin.
- Pretty good mix of hole lengths, the course isn't terribly long with an average of 285', but there are five holes over 320'. Almost any level player will be throwing putters to drivers here. Some long pin positions help stretch the course out even more... which is a good thing.
- Teepads are pretty good, as the majority are painted on the walking path. Good baskets; tee signs are simple with # and distance. Navigation is pretty easy even without a map.
Cons: - A lot of pretty open holes, and others that are wide open. #10, #14, and #15 have no obstacles whatsoever, pretty brainless.
- Land here is almost dead flat, with only a hole or two having any discernible elevation change. It would have gone a long way to make things a little more interesting.
- Almost every single hole has the walking path in play; so a busy day here might be a headache for all parties involved. Just something to consider when choosing where to play.
Other Thoughts: - Overall, not a bad course by any means. Plenty of spots to rip some drives while doing some basic line shaping. Some holes have a considerable amount of trees, and some protected baskets, which add character. Best suited for beginner or intermediate players; expert players should tear this place apart.
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Not too shabby park
Pros: This is a fun park to play so long as there aren't a lot of people around. The tees are very well marked, as are the cages and the signs are good. You won't see a lot of elevation change in this park, it's really flat, but the trees make most of the holes a challenge.
It also has some long 400+ ft throws that let you unload.
You aren't likely to lose many discs if you avoid the canal on 3 holes, (you have to really be off to land it in there).
Cons: This is a very busy park with pavilions, baseball diamonds, rec center and lots and lots of people on the path which is all over the front nine.
People can be inconsiderate and plop down right in the fairway to watch baseball games. If you give bonus points for nailing them then maybe this could be considered a pro.
Other Thoughts: Overall my impression of this course is that it is better than average, but not amazing. The holes don't seem to favor forehand or backhand shots, so it's a nice mix.
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Harder than it Looks
Pros: --Variety: Trees, Open, Long, Short, Elevation (very slight, 2, 5, 7, 10, 16)
--Great place to practice in the wind. Besides most summer evenings, there is almost always at least a breeze to make you think about
--Avoid the Creekside crowds!! Players in general are nicer at T-Ville than creekside, and there are much less on the weekends.
--Well Maintained. Front 9 always has mowed grass, and (after a few complaints to the city) the tall weeds will get mowed on the back 9
--Currently they are working on getting new pin positions for all the holes with only 1 position. 12 holes have more than 1 position right now. Now that there is a monday singles league, positions get changed a little more often
--Singles and Doubles Leagues. For 2012, there is Singles on Mondays and doubles on Wednesdays in the evening.
--As the trees grow, the course gets harder and harder
--Playable in the Winter (Don't use Light colored discs in the snow!)
--Facilities, or should I say facility. There is a bathroom that is not a long walk to get to after playing holes 1-3, 9, and 16-18. There is a drinking fountain near the bathroom too.
--Free to play is always a pro
--Islands makes this course much harder (see other thoughts)
Cons: --One thing that variety does not offer is technical shots-- aside from island technical, there aren't many tunnels you need to go through. Most holes can be reached with a high hyzer/anhyzer. Hole 3 (RHBH/LHFH) and Hole 9 are the only "Tunnels" but are barely excuses for one.
--Wind is also a con. Sometimes it is so bad the course is un-playable (Or very very frustrating)
--Less frolfer crowd, more recreation crowd. Walkers, runners, bikers, etc. are ALWAYS in the way. It always seems like once someone is out of the way someone else gets on the fairway right after. Frustrating part is they always have the right of way. Be courteous! Sometimes holes are unplayable due to huge (and I mean HUGE) barbecues that people do, and things like teeball, football, and soccer.
--Multiple Pin positions, but probably not enough. Move all the pins and it is still the same course, unlike other courses where different layout=different course.
--Singles/Dubs are fun, but usually there isn't enough people because they are too afraid to play islands
--Trees are less of a hazard in Winter, Early Spring, and Late Fall which can make for a boring course
--No Practice Basket
Other Thoughts: --Think the course is too easy? Play Islands --A disc that lands on the side of the path (or on the path) that the hole is not on, it is OB. If your disc does not cross in bounds, you must re-tee for a stroke. If your disc goes in bounds then OB, you take a drop where it was last in bounds for a penalty.
Give it time, and this course will soon be a 5 star course. More use and growth of the sport and this course will get some more love.
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Fun park course
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Pros: Usually not very busy. Relatively flat course with great concrete pads and great markers. A little easier than some of the other courses in the area. On par with the difficulty of the U of U course but flatter.
Cons: Sometimes you have to wait for people strolling across the park before throwing. I wish the back 9 was grassy like the front 9, but still very fun.
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Pros: -Pretty open course. Most holes you are able to bomb your big driver. Course is set in a park the front 9 in a grassy park area, back 9 is more of a field with weeds and bushes and trees.
-This course is fairly easy, and a great park to bring a family or beginners. You can also very easily push a stroller around the whole course.
-Rarely ever crowded. I've played this course probably 15 times and it has never been crowded when I was there.
Cons: -Just an open course. Not hard to just chuck it and know where your disc is going to go. Not a big challenge however the holes are pretty long.
-WIND! This course is windy 80% of the time I go. I understand cause it is so open. But it can be frustrating.
-Never change basket locations. Someone should move them every few days, but they never get changed. I'm pretty sure there are other hole locations, but they never seem to get moved.
-A con, is also a pro. This is a great course for beginners and families. So you do tend to get caught up behind them once in awhile.
Other Thoughts: -This is a great alternative if you are looking to avoid the ridiculous crowd at creekside. It is still a fun course, and the people seem to be much more calm and respectable then the "pros" at creekside.
-Play it once in awhile or you will get sick of it. Just don't play it every day.
-Please note that i do like this course. It's just one of my last choices for the other courses we have nearby. Creekside, Solitude, and Art Dye are all above average. You will still enjoy Valley very much. Very convenient, and you shouldn't ever lose a disc.
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Pros: This is my home course so I play it 2-3 times a week. The course has got some long shots and the new basket placement incorporates the trees as hazards better than the old setup. The front nine is a grassy park setting and the back nine is more of a field. I prefer the back nine on a cloudy day because my game seems to do better in the field than on the front nine.
Cons: This course can get pretty crowded on a nice evening. The back nine is a scorcher on a hot, sunny day so bring some water. There is a small creek running along the road where holes 6-8 are and I've seen quite a few discs go in the drink so be careful.
Other Thoughts: Not a great course, but not a bad one either. As my home course I've learned to love it, but I know a lot of players just don't like it.
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re done at last
Pros: re done all together. Tees are well marked and the course isn't too busy.
Cons: simple design, good for the beginner. not a lot of shade, although given a few years this will improve.
Other Thoughts: beware if you have new people with you there is a very deep canal that will eat you disks. I know the canal isn't on the course but sometimes the disk just goes across the street.
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