Nice Park, but probably meant for novices like myself
1 Helpful / 0 Not
-Every hole under 300 feet, decent beginner course
-Park setting in a University town
-If you go to UC Davis and live in this area, is just a trip down the stairs and out the door
-Hole 6, shoot through the trees. It's a much shorter window
Cons: -Holes 1 & 9 are located in the kids play area, so a wandering kid could get hit with an errant shot
-2,3,4 are so bunched together
-2, You're throwing into a BBQ/bench area
-3, Short 60 foot hole, but if you're long, your disc is going into incoming traffic
-4, You're shooting back at the bench/bbq area, really close to a bbq stand/pit
-1,3,8 have no tee pads
-An errant drive on 5 could wind up hitting the windows of their apartments/housing. I know, my Champion TL thudded a window. Surprisingly, the window did not shatter.
-The whole park is not being utilized. It seems every hole is on the outskirts of the park, exception 2,3
-Baskets are falling apart and need to be replaced
-Hole 1, you're driving over cars in the parking lot
Other Thoughts: Was excited to leave Sacramento area for a day to try some different courses using public transportation. It took a while to tee off since my friend and I were looking for the first tee pad, which ended up as we threw from the side of the hill where the tee marker was.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Meh, it's a course
Pros: 9 holes in the ground
Several fun shots
Tees were on concrete (though sometimes just sidewalks)
Enough tee signs still in to help navigate this very small course (Basket numbers also assisted here)
Cons: Several broken baskets, signs of vandalism
Very little variety in distance, only 2 holes that required any distance at all
Several obstacle-less holes
HUGE safety concerns:
Hole 1 plays out over the parking lot
Hole 9 plays into a kids play area
Several holes shoots right over picnic areas and park benches.
Only a few holes that stuck out as interesting to throw at all.
Other Thoughts: I had a tough time trying to decide how to review this course. Because I played this course in the evening with nobody around, the course was actually rather fun, hole 6 provides a very nice, tough, anhyzer shot and hole 9 is a very tricky flip shot. The course's major issue would certainly come out if I had played during a more busy period of activity, as it stands the course has some severe safety hazards. As I lament frequently here, this is the classic example of a course with the wrong number of holes, in a park this tiny with so many other uses, I could see a fun, challenging 6 hole course that could minimize safety concerns and perhaps even be a 2 star course. As of now the fun factor is a 1.5, but I just can't give it up with the current state of the signs, baskets, and safety elements.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Any course is better than no course
Cons: the parking sucks, the baskets are trashed and bent. One was being used as a trash can when I was there. A bum was sleeping just off the tee on 6. Signage lacking, hole #1 tees off over parked cars. Could not find the actual tee for hole 5
Other Thoughts: college area, frat houses all around, tons of people walking and riding bikes in the park. Would be better to move this course somewhere else.
There is a cool object course in Davis as well as a course on the UCD campus but it uses street as fairways and seems to play close to some buildings, disc vs glass windows can't end well for the window.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: It's a fantastic course to putt on, if you just need a little work. It's probably really cool to have by if you live in those dorms.
Cons: You can't drive and can barely do medium putts. Parking is usually horrid during the school year and when it warms up, there are people all over the park, sunbathing, making it pointless to play.
Check out http://daviswiki.org/Disc_Golf
The site has some interesting resources and a couple of examples of "makeshift courses", including one on the UCD campus, which is very fun if done while school is out (ie summer, holidays or sundays). If you want to play actual basket disc golf, go to woodland.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to play. Good for people new to the game.
Cons: Course is not challenging at all.
Other Thoughts: I met a Davis local while playing the course. He told me they put in the park and baskets around 1973 and they haven't moved the baskets since then! The baskets are in need of repair and the layout is absolutely awful. He had his own version of the course, which I found to be much better. If no one else is playing, I suggest you make up your own course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good for beginners who can't throw very far.
Good for putting practice.
Cons: *The park is fairly well maintained but some of the baskets have been abused pretty badly and are broken or crooked.
*Pedestrian Hazards - In between many of the UCDavis dorms so there are often people walking through or sitting in the grass.
*Very, very short. One hole is only about 30 feet long with no clear tee.
*Transient hang out + nearby dorms = Sometimes very dirty, beer bottles everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Bring only a putter or approach disc. If you don't live in the area, don't bother visiting. It's hardly worth it even if you do live here.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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