Davis, CA
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3 / 57ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Tee

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 Practice Course

5+    9/8/2009   9/9/2009
Review By: DaKineSurfer32
Played: 407  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 13 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - nice, small city park
- there is never anyone else on the course, you're almost guaranteed to have it to yourself
- a couple cool pin locations (10 ft. drop-off behind #3)
Cons: - extremely small tees
- very short holes
- missing or wrong tee signs
- some tees point at awkward angles
- some baskets are in a state of disrepair
- some hole overlap
Other Thoughts: I actually really like this course, despite the rating I gave it because it is a perfect course to practice your 100 ft. upshots at baskets, and long range putting (a crucial part of any good game). Or if you're good enough, to just try and throw aces.

Sometimes the Davis hobos hang out around the picnic area (by basket 2 and tee 3), and there is lots of broken glass in this area, so be careful where you step. Basket 9 is placed by playground equipment, which is also very poor course layout.

It would also be a good course to play a game of 18 hole Ript on with a group of friends, because its short and fun.

The course overlaps itself once (#5 throws perpendicularly across #3 & #4), which is just poor design, but it really doesn't matter because there is never anyone else playing.

I just use it for putting/approach practice, and that's about all you should play Oxford Circle for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Davis' only offical course

5+    7/16/2009   7/16/2009
Review By: papabear88
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great location for a group game. Picnic Tables nearby if you're in the mood for a picnic. The course has been known to be played backwards to mix things up for the locals. Easy parking and accessibility from freeway. Nice signs for each hole.
Cons: Surrounded by apartments and dorms. Best time to play is during the morning hours, before you become consumed by the summer heat.
Other Thoughts: The park, known to some as "hobo park" , so beware to those who seek night game adventures.This course, is perfect for groups of friends, and beginners.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    12/8/2008   6/26/2009
Review By: JohnAmber
Played: 8  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10.7 Years
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.
Other Thoughts: 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.

 good for putting practice

1    5/27/2009   5/28/2009
Review By: WilltheNurse
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: easy to navigate. good to take out your putter and work on your putting.
Cons: way too straight, way too short, the holes are un-inventive and boring.
Other Thoughts: All you need is a mid range and putter, if that. a good course if your close by and want to work on your approach and putts for a real course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/28/2009   4/29/2009
Review By: welshjohn74
Played: 18  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 18.9 Years
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.

 Waste of baskets

1    10/7/2008   10/7/2008
Review By: disconsolator
Played: 61  Reviewed: 7
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: It's there
Cons: Some of the chains on baskets are missing and there is a playground around some of the holes. Shots are way too short and not challenging.
Other Thoughts: They should probably put the baskets somewhere else. There's lots of open space in davis.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Short corse for the neighbors

4/8/2008   4/13/2008
Review By: kevin
Played: 67  Reviewed: 64
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Near the frat houses, college town.
Cons: It is in a congested area, the field is short and easy, not much to it.
Other Thoughts: Not every park is meant for disc golf, it's more like someone's practice course.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


10/5/2007   10/5/2007
Review By: ladd2219
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
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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