Peccole Ranch Nightmare
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are several good thins about this course that redeem some of the cons. The pads are all in great shape as are the targets. The signage is well done so it makes finding the target from the tee.
The area is really nice and everyone we met was cordial. When one of our party launched his disc into someone's back yard a neighbor kid volunteered to retrieve it for us.
Cons: There are a lot of cons to this course.
The area is not conducive to disc golf in any way. It is way too narrow and the people have high fences to discourage people from climbing them to retrieve discs.
Not that you get that much opportunity to throw them so high, there is a great deal of trees all over, so most of the holes are tunnel shots. For someone who throws a flick which relies on elevation to get distance it was a nightmare for me. Most of my shots were smacked down by trees or dove into the ground.
Many of the holes are gravel, so in addition to nailing a plethora of trees, you also chew up your discs on the ground. I highly recommend only playing this course with discs you care nothing for, because even if you don't lose them, they are going to get the shit kicked out of them.
You have to park by hole 13 and start from there as there isn't any parking by hole 1. The layout does attempt to compensate for the narrowness of the course, but let's face it, a course just simply doesn't belong there.
The walking path is always in use, so you find yourself waiting 5 or so minutes while people meander down the path while being completely oblivious to the notion that people may be throwing the course. In addition it is obviously a popular dog-walking area, which means that i spite of them placing convenient dog-poop-bag/disposal pods all over, there is still crap all over.
Other Thoughts: It's a nice thought, but unless you are either super novice and can only throw it 50 ft anyway, or super pro and can snake your shot through an amazon rain forest, then you're going to get discouraged on this course.
In my opinion, it's worth playing, once, with crappy discs.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Beautiful park
-Nice baskets and tees
-Plenty of trash cans
Cons: -Layout can be confusing to first time players
-Some LONG walks between holes
-Some serious crossplay and safety issues
-Redundant hole design
Other Thoughts: I'm very conflicted about this course. I had a great time playing it, but if I were local, I don't think I would go often. I think I threw 14 forehand rollers from the tee out of 18. I need some roller practice, so this worked out for me, but would get old quickly. I don't think being private is too much of an issue. I'm pretty sure everyone I ran into out on the course was not technically supposed to be there.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: well maintained, manicured course. not crowded, ever.
Cons: NOTICE: you need permission to play this course.
tight fairways between homes on both sides. multi-use fairways.
Other Thoughts: This course is on private property. Homeowner association land use restricts the use of this course to the general public, however if you respect the homes you play between, ie. dont go after your discs if they go into someones backyard, and if you dont litter, you may not get hassled by security.
the course winds through and between various subdivisions called Peccole Ranch, along a walking/jogging/biking path. there are various trees and bushes to play around and through, which makes the course a great challenge. sometimes the fairways get way too narrow for typically safe play, which is the only reason it gets an OK rating. the course itself is well designed and takes advantage if the terrain very well. it plays like a links course with some walking between a couple of the holes, so prior knowledge of the course layout is advised. if you can control your drives 100% of the time you wont have a problem playing here, layup drives are the rule not the exception, but better than bouncing off a tree and going into someones backyard.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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