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Old 01-21-2022, 01:49 PM
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Buddy says he plays Red Mountain, Buffalo Ridge and Paseo Vista mostly. He’s in the area several times per year. I, however get a one time, Friday/Saturday experience. I’m his guest (literally using a guest airline pass), so I won’t quibble about courses. I hope no 9-holers or pitch-n-putt.

But I’d sure like to play Vista del Camino and Fountain. <— if I can only play one of those two, which should it be?
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Old 01-21-2022, 02:19 PM
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Buddy says he plays Red Mountain, Buffalo Ridge and Paseo Vista mostly. Hes in the area several times per year. I, however get a one time, Friday/Saturday experience. Im his guest (literally using a guest airline pass), so I wont quibble about courses. I hope no 9-holers or pitch-n-putt.

But Id sure like to play Vista del Camino and Fountain. < if I can only play one of those two, which should it be?
I'd say Fountain because it's iconic, but Vista is probably the better course in a vacuum.

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Old 01-21-2022, 03:08 PM
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But Id sure like to play Vista del Camino and Fountain. &lt; if I can only play one of those two, which should it be?
Tough call. Vista in the normal layout isnt a tough course. When you watch the tournaments they are usually playing a longer layout with more OB. Fountain has longer holes but it seems like most of the longer holes kind of play downhill making them seem shorter. I felt like Vista from a righty backhand perspective felt like you were throwing almost identical shots from every tee.

I guess if I had to pick one of them to play Id probably go with Fountain Hills. Its a little more scenic and the fountain is cool.

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Old 01-21-2022, 03:30 PM
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Fountain Park DGC is a lot of RHBH hyzers. Watch for the fountain going off at the top of the hour (if it's not too windy); it runs for 15 minutes and creates its own wind. Don't breathe or taste the spray - trust me; it leaves green spots on cars when the wind is enough to spread the spray, but not enough to shut it down.

Vista del Camino - aka The Shelly Sharpe Memorial DGC - there are a few holes that are RHFH. Some water carry....but in most cases, a bad shot isn't very bad. It's a fairly open course.

Paseo Vista is a fun course with two mandos where you have to throw through concrete cylinders (type used for large culverts/drainage areas). There's photos on this site that show the two mandos.
https://udisc.com/courses/paseo-vist...tion-area-UpNi

Red Mountain has two courses...South is the easier of the two....bad shots aren't too bad. North is the longest/hardest....bad shots are definitely penalized. uDisc helps on North, but playing with someone who knows the course is preferred.

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Played discO today. Fun course only used a driver on 4 holes. Tight ob on all holes. This is not a destination course by any means and should be played by out of towners only if location is convenient.

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Old 01-22-2022, 10:45 AM
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Played discO today. Fun course only used a driver on 4 holes. Tight ob on all holes. This is not a destination course by any means and should be played by out of towners only if location is convenient.
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Old 01-22-2022, 07:14 PM
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Freedom DGC | Stripe Show GC, Mesa AZ.
Open on first and Last Mondays each month 1pm-6pm
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Freedom DGC | Stripe Show GC, Mesa AZ.
Open on first and Last Mondays each month 1pm-6pm
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https://udisc.com/courses/freedom-dg...e-show-gc-jeEe

Dang. I will only be in town on a Friday and part of Sat.
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Kind of late for this, but....one other difference between Vista del Camino (AKA Shelly Sharpe Memorial) and Fountain Park is the park-goers. Vista has less tourists, so the park-goers are more aware of disc golf. You have people crossing the fairway going to or from their community...but for the most part no one 'blocks' a fairway or sits by baskets. Fountain Park, on the other hand, has tourists that come to see the fountain. You will commonly see people walking the fairways and even sitting by baskets - sometimes having a picnic right by a basket. That's the main reason I have never played Fountain and prefer Vista.

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Kind of late for this, but....one other difference between Vista del Camino (AKA Shelly Sharpe Memorial) and Fountain Park is the park-goers. Vista has less tourists, so the park-goers are more aware of disc golf. You have people crossing the fairway going to or from their community...but for the most part no one 'blocks' a fairway or sits by baskets. Fountain Park, on the other hand, has tourists that come to see the fountain. You will commonly see people walking the fairways and even sitting by baskets - sometimes having a picnic right by a basket. That's the main reason I have never played Fountain and prefer Vista.
Valid point, and I agree. There's more frequent and frustrating pedestrian traffic at Fountain Hills. We went a few times early in the morning during the summertime when it was much better. This time of year it's pretty crowded at all times. Still a great course and well worth playing.

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