2 Helpful / 2 Not
Still young with potential
Pros: = new hole 1 is close to the parking lot
= new large tee signs with distances
= 18 paved and cement tee-pads
= easy to navigate
= locals play paths as OB and use them to mark islands hole rules
Cons: The back nine needs more grass and trees, or some other obstacles, like the mature front nine. Errant shots could get over fences or onto little league sports fields.
Other Thoughts: This course has the potential to be very cool due to the very young trees and the vast amount of space in the back nine. I think if the park was able to move a little earth to make some small mounds and other slight elevation features around the baskets. I also think placing some large granite boulders around this course, or some other obstacles, and it could fit in well with area disc golf, ie: Creekside, U of U, Solitude.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Seems to be maintained fairly well, although some holes have been put places where little maintenance can be done.
Little hazards, other than distance, on many holes allows for low scores.
Never very crowded.
Course goes thru old corn/hey field, makes things a little interesting.
Cons: Since lack of hazards, baskets are placed very close to trees and shrubbery. This could be fixed by just adding more trees in some areas.
Lack of signs and directions.
Lack of course trash cans.
Although never crowded as far as player go, there have been times when a football or rugby game was goin on n had to throw around the game to play a hole or two.
Some of the holes are hard to find, didnt even play all 18 first few times at the course
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: They have just recently put some work into the course changing some location of the baskets and putting in new sleeves.
Course is beginner friendly and new locaitons make several birdies possible.
There were very few people playing and this is a good course to play in the wind.
Very happy with upgrades to the course and hope to frequent it more often.
Cons: Very flat course but makes up for it with distance
++First time playing was confusing cuz lack of signs and some holes are in confusing directions.
Other Thoughts: After hole two go to path on left and walk back towards parking lot for hole three, hole 10 is to the right and seems to be logical choice.
Also hole 10 plays to the really short basket while hole fifteen is viable longer left...ribbons tied so basket can bee seen.
Thanks to local who put in work at the park making it much improved and fun to play.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It is located in a great park and has a good variety of distances. Good shots found reward and most bad shots were punished, especially on the longer holes. The tee pads were good.
Cons: The trees in this park are too young to make too much of a challenge. When I played a few of the holes had been removed for some other function which had happened recently, which shows me that this course is sort of forgotten by the parks department and most local players. There were no signs for any of the holes, only a pole in the ground, one which had been turned the wrong way. Some of the poles even take up space on the tee pad. This course is difficult to navigate in certain places, especially getting from 17 to 18.
Other Thoughts: While I say that this course is forgotten, there was a few local players that I ran into that did take pride in this course. I think you want to park south of the pool but the directions on here led me to park north of the pool. I was mostly frustrated by the fact that baskets were still missing days later than they needed to be and even though I was told that they would be back to a full 18 holes soon I could not help but think that Disc Golf took a back seat to everything else at this park.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
(West Valley) Taylorsville, Utah
Pros: Newly re-designed park, new tee pads, tee signs, baskets. One of three courses (Creekside Park and U of U) in the salt lake valley area.
Cons: Safety issues. Conflict with muli-use park.
Other Thoughts: I was waiting to review this park for the re-design to be complete with all the amenities in place, ie tee signs, tee pads, new baskets. As of 04-13-09 this is true, with the exception of tee signs which will be soon be in place, the sign posts are set in concrete and are ready for the signs. The terrain for this course is flat and for the most part wide open. The front nine has some mature trees and other, younger 5 year tree growth still developing along the fairways. The back nine is mostly redesigned and landscaping is all new. Every tee shot is pretty wide open on all eighteen holes, even with the trees on the front nine, but this may change as the trees on the course get bigger and older. Holes play from 300 to 550 feet in length, nothing shorter than 300 feet as the technical level of this course is very low, being so wide open and new from the landscaping that was done. Most tee shots are grip and rip bombers. Difficulty level is higher than you would expect though, because of the constant wind blowing. The terrain is exposed to the elements so a predominant wind is always a factor, less so in the morning but still present.
There is a walking, jogging path that runs directly through the course, or vice a versa. Some of the tee pads are marked out on the path in yellow paint, which is asphalt as opposed to concrete like the newly installed pads. For example holes 1 and 2 are on the asphalt path, and 3 and 4 are newly poured concrete tee pads. All are dimensioned out to 5' x 10' areas. Once the tee signs get put in it will be fairly easy to navigate around the course. Right now though, after hole two it will be easy to miss hole three.
Tip: From basket two, go south on the jogging path 80 feet, turn left immediately past the fence and trees, onto the grass and walk approximately 150 feet (east), down the fence line to tee pad three, that plays away from the fence south onto the grassy area, back towards tee pad one. From there you make a clockwise loop around the grassy area, and from basket nine, you go north on the same part of the jogging path to tee pad ten which is marked out on the jogging path north of basket two 50 feet. I imagine a lot of people will go from basket two, to tee pad ten missing holes two through nine because you cant see tee pad three from basket two, but you can see tee pad ten.
There is no other misdirection that comes to mind, the course plays fairly straightforward in a clockwise direction around the park, except for what is mentioned above.
UPDATE 07-23-09 : HOLE ONE has been changed. it is away from the bathrooms and plays tight between the walking path and schule. no safety issue anymore, woohoo! rating changed to a three.
SAFETY. This is the reason I only give this course a 2 rating. Hole one. Plays directly towards the bathrooms, the basket on the other side of the bathroom from the tee pad. On a busy weekend this is going to be a lawsuit waiting to happen. Hole seventeen has conflict with protective fencing around the rec center. There are going to be some pissed off park officials once they see the neverending parade of knuckleheads retrieving their discs by going over a 12 foot fence.
Fairways that shoot down the jogging path. I am crossing my fingers that the tee signs they put up have some kind of warning about pedestrians having the right-of-way. There is conflict with 75% of the fairways on this course in relation to the jogging path. I don't see anything that can be done about the jogging path conflict, and its really not that big an issue if the disc golfers are considerate and pay attention, but holes 1 and 17 need to be re-designed. I give those holes less than a year before they are pulled.
In summary, this course will test your wind skills and patience. A multi-use park with conflict on almost every tee shot from other non-disc golf park users. Keep your eyes open and don't hit grandma walking the dog in the park. Mid week play is best, I don't see this course getting crowded ever, with what I mentioned above and the fact its sort of boring after playing it a few times.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good for first-timers and beginners. Lots of open area, few trees, and mostly flat. Started d-golfing two months ago use this course a lot for practicing all throws. Very few other people use course, due to construction of new park area.
Cons: New construction has caused the course to be shortened from 18 to 9. New park area has changed course. Holes are being moved and/or shortened. Course will return to 18 holes after construction is complete. If anyone is familiar with this course they will understand that no holes will be in the new park all holes, except tee for 15, will be in exsiting park. Holes 1 thru 10 will be on grass; tees will be on walkway or new concrete pads, still to be constructed. Holes 11 thru 18 tee (basket 18 on grass behind rec center) will be in unlandscaped park (can be tall weeds at times during the year), unless the county deciedes to grass area (would be nice).
Other Thoughts: Can still play 3 thru 11. Play twice for full 18. Like this course to try new discs and no pressure game. After course is complete rating will go up. People who have used course in past or still use can visit and see floresent paint on grass and follow new course.
Course is coming together nicely. Tees on 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 18 will be concrete pads. Talked to worker and he said sould be complete within 2 weeks.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Back half under construction
Pros: A few holes in grassy, well maintained areas.
Cons: Last few holes filled with prickly weeds, which can get very high.
Other Thoughts: The north side is now closed and under development. Holes 6, 8 and 11 have been brought back.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Good Beginner Course
Pros: Wide open, so good for beginners and practicing one's drives. There's also a jogging trail running throughout the course which is nice for walking from hole to hole. Rarely crowded.
Cons: Doesn't invoke creativity or a variety of shots. Is one of the less-maintained courses in the area.
Other Thoughts: I hear there's talk of re-designing the course.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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