Albuquerque, NM
Roosevelt Park Share
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The social course

2-4    11/25/2001   11/25/2013
Review By: Mako8
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 13 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is challenging because they change the pins and tees often. There are so many varieties of shots it is hard to become bored at this course. The cement tee pads are great and offer sure footing for the long downhill and uphill shots. You will use all disc in your bag. Very nice green grass with large trees make this course very scenic in the heart of ABQ. Great place to meet other disc golfers and get the "skinny" on the DG scene. Holes are well layed out and signage is present.
Cons: The bums and transients frequent the park often for its location. They do not watch out for discs, they sleep in the park, ask you for money and sometimes have seen players being bothered by the bums. There are a lot of families that use the park but they are aware of the discs and watch out for them.
Other Thoughts: This course is a blast to play with so many different tee and pin locations you can play there all day and have different shots. Some of the long downhill shots are great, you just need to watch out for other players as some fairways are crossed, which you can't help when the course is set in a "smaller" park. Play in the morning and you will get less traffic, but there is always some kind of event happening and they are not concerned with the course. Play at your discretion but please Enjoy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great course but...

5+    6/1/2013   6/2/2013
Review By: jamesp123
Played: 14  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 1.7 Years
Pros: Grass course with movable baskets.Moderately wooded and hilly conditions.Cement tee pads that are in great condition. There are several alternate courses for this course.
Cons: This is a large city park which only half of it is set up for disc golf yet people who come to the park ignore the other half and set up events in the middle of the disc golf course. Last weekend there was a wedding right on hole 17, so we made up an alternate real quick but they could have been on the other side of the park uninterrupted.Also there are homeless people living at the park and there is evidence of drug use there.
Other Thoughts: I really like the course but what bumps it down for me is the outside interference that is constantly there.if its not a family gathering or wedding its people playing games in the middle of the course and it doesnt matter if you were playing before they got there

Not safe

1    1/27/2012   1/21/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.2 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small city park with great grass and nice mature trees. There are lots of nice elevation changes that are used pretty well. There are tricky uphill shots and some fun downhill shots. A few of the pins are in spots that offer some rollaway potential adding some difficulty to the short game.

There is decent distance variety, with some short reachable holes, and some longer shots that stretch your arm out a little. A few of the shots have tighter lines that force more technical line shaping, and there are some nice low ceilings to navigate.
Cons: The layout is a bit of a safety nightmare. The baskets are shared and the holes all cross over other fairways, tees and baskets. Just about every single shot risks hitting someone on another hole. This park would have made for a really nice 9 hole course, and instead 18 holes were crammed in.

The crowded and crossing layout also makes for some navigation issues. There are always several tees around, so it takes some time to figure out which is the correct one especially with a couple missing signs. There are also many baskets visible from each tee, so it can be a little unclear on where to throw (or if you're really supposed to throw right over 2 other baskets to get to the correct one).
Other Thoughts: This would have been a fantastic park to install a 9 hole course with a beginner friendly set of tees and a more challenging set. Instead, there's a very unsafe layout that crams too many holes in too small a space.

Beginners will find the shots here challenging, but there isn't too much punishment for errant shots so it won't be too frustrating. More experienced players will find some really nice challenges on some of the holes, along with some easy birdies. If you can play this course when nobody else is using the park it's a fun round, otherwise be ready to wait and ready to duck.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Improvements needed

2-4    7/28/2012   7/30/2012
Review By: KDFrosty
Played: 22  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 1.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/3/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Trees! Not many courses with trees in ABQ.
-Nice concrete level tee pads.
-Elevation changes add to the challenge.
-The only grassy 18 hole course in the ABQ area.
-Multiple pin positions allow for a variety of hole variations.
Cons: -TONS of people on a sunny Saturday afternoon
-Signage is damaged. Lots of signs graffiti'd up.
-Sharing baskets with people coming from a completely different direction can get confusing.
-TRASH littered all over throughout the park
-Homeless, transients, and evidence of drug use throughout the park.
Other Thoughts: BUM CENTRAL. Bums passed out in fairways, near holes. Generally not a problem, just a slight hazard.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

1    10/2/2011   10/6/2011
Review By: oidhchegaoth
Played: 14  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.9 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: great use of the space, love the elevation changes,
Cons: cross path with other holes and sharing baskets so must really watch for where others are
Other Thoughts: if a first timer take the map of the course it was very very helpful

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good Terrain, Bad Course

2-4    7/2/2011   7/3/2011
Review By: Ghetto Leprechaun
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice Terrain: Grassy, Hilly, many big, full trees.
Cons: Confusing layout: It's a guessing game as to where the next tee is.

Bums, drug addicts, and more! Lots of bums, addicts, and transients have made this park their home or temporary motel. I was out with a buddy once and he asked where the pin was. I literally told him, "You see that bum peeing in the tree over there? It's 20 feet to the left."

Trash, trash and more trash. I guess with bums comes trash. Empty booze bottles and general garbage scattered throughout the park.

Crowded park: The park can be crowded on the weekends. The other park goers have every right to be there but it can be detrimental to playing always looking out for them, waiting for them, worrying about hitting them, etc.

Humid: This may be the only humid place in all of NM and boy is it humid. (And this is coming from a Midwesterner)
Other Thoughts: If this was less crowded, cleaner, less confusing layout, and a few less bums/addicts this would be a great, great park. It reminds me of the parks from back home. But, I don't see that ending any time soon. It's too bad really. Great terrain, wasted...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Everything's Coming Up Rosey

5+    4/12/2011   4/8/2011
Review By: QBeaver
Played: 13  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 14.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/13/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wooded park in the city near universities. Course can play short or long, depending on which basket you choose as your target on all holes. Multiple course configurations, but that can become confusing to players who haven't spent much time on the course. Great elevation changes, and challenging shots around large trees. Good for playing on windy days in Albuquerque, due to bowl shape of park and large trees, especially since the other "desert" courses in town have little to no trees to block wind.
Cons: Can be crowded on weekends and busy summer days. Many homeless choose to sleep in park, they can get in your way sometimes, but most know to look out for players. Confusing layout for those new to course, tees are marked with signs but don't point to next tee, whose locations aren't obvious from some of the preceding baskets. Almost all baskets are shared with another hole, and fairways continuously cross one another. Lots of yelling" fore".
Other Thoughts: Good little course that's fun for all levels. Can be some shady characters hanging around in the park, but for the most part it's a fun place to play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Teddy And FDR Would Be Proud!

1    3/27/2011   3/30/2011
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 591  Reviewed: 544  Exp: 35.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/6/2011
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great piece of rolling land for a course. Just across the street from the Univeristy of NM. Lots of mature trees for those sweltering hot NM days. Green grass to walk on. A few ACE RUNS! Lots and lots of epic downhill shots. Tee pads are adequate. Signs are nice although I wish they showed the distance. Park was relatively litter free.
Cons: I did wake up one homeless dude when I banged in a putt at 7 AM. Sorry, he shouldn't be camping out right under the basket. Later I threw a great approach right over his head for a gimmee birdie. I don't think he noticed. I did let another homeless guy tee off with a couple of my discs. I think he's hooked! 10 baskets and 18 holes does make for a confusing layout. I could see this course getting mega crazy on a busy afternoon with discs flying everywhere and picknickers too, what a zoo that would be. # 4 is listed as a par 4. It's a eagle waiting to happen.
Other Thoughts: This was easily my favorite of the 9 New Mexico courses that I was able to play. The challenge probably isn't there for the advanced to pro player. There are the safety issues. But I'm a total rec player. I'd play it at odd hours stepping/stumbling over the occasional homeless fellows and loving all those epic downhills.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Roosevelt Park...

1    7/20/2010   7/20/2010
Review By: eye-ball-sac
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 5.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/19/2011
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course located right next to the university. The park is located in a very picturesque part of Albuquerque. Holes utilize trees, hills, and O.B. very well. Tee pads were ok, but a little on the small side. Baskets were in good condition and were all marked correctly.
Lots of fun shots to play. Tons of elevation changes with some elevated tees. A few ace runs (#5, 7, 18).
Cons: Navigation issues. Almost every fairway crosses another fairway. Every basket (I think) was shared with another tee. Long walks between tees and some holes you have to walk all the way back to where you teed off the previous hole. Graffiti is a major problem...almost everything has spray paint on it making it impossible to read some of the tee signs(which weren't very good to begin with).
Other Thoughts: This course probably should have been a 9 hole course with alternate tees, making it an 18. It's crammed up into a small space when there's more empty space in the same park. Sprinklers in the morning seem to be aimed at the tees and baskets, but shut off at 7a.m. so it shouldn't be a problem for most people. Lots of not disc golfers, but they usually stay out of your way. This course could be a 5 disc course if it had more space.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    7/13/2010   7/17/2010
Review By: DanG
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of shade, with hills for exercise. The permenant tee boxes are nice and the basket locations change often. This keeps playing this course fresh.
Cons: There are alot of people wondering the park and pay no attention to disc golf. The bums and hobos are permanent fixtures. But, of all the people in the park, they are the most aware of the discs and expect to get hit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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