Saugus, CA 
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Uploaded By: JMONEY Hole #3 (Taken 2/2011)
3 / 176ft.   3 / 186ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Basket (Front 9)

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Better than expected!

1    7/18/2017   7/21/2017
Review By: The Katana Kid
Played: 77  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New concrete tee pads on back 9. There are vertical posts listing the hole number, but not the distance on the back 9.

Paver tee pads on front 9 with vertical posts listing hole number and distance for all but the 3rd hole. The #3 post was gone.

Nice multi-use park that is well maintained with bathrooms and water fountains near the front and back 9.

There are 2 City of Santa Clarita scorecards at the beginning of each course. The "North" course card (for 1-9) was available in a container attached to the #1 post. The "South" course card (for 10-18) was on a container attached to the post on the #10 post. I uploaded each of these scorecards to this site.

Although the front nine is short, most of the holes are challenging. From reading the previous reviews I was hoping to get an Ace on the front nine, or at a minimum get at least 5 birdies, especially since this course has a 43 SSE. After I scored 1 over I was so disappointed I played it again, but ended up 1 over again. I'm not that good and don't have a rating, but from my experience on many other courses, this is not that easy and I'd like to watch 5 out of 10 pros go 13 under on this course for a 43 SSE. Really?! On the front 9, number one is very challenging with trees creating a tough line and if you get a little to the left, which I did, then you'll roll down a hill. The next 3 are easy, but 5 is a little downhill with tree branches preventing a shot at the basket. Number six is elevated about 15 feet and hard to lay up to without rolling away and there's trees on each side of the basket. Number seven is another short hole, but a little down hill and a canopy of tree branches prevents a direct shot at the basket. I emptied my bag on 8; it's one of the few straight and flat shots without obstacles. Number 9 has a tight line with blocking trees and a slope that caused my discs to roll away to the right.

The back 9, as others have said, has been changed and does not correspond with the map currently posted here. Since the start of the back 9 has been moved away from the dog park it's much better. One and 2 are on well maintained grass and the mature trees and distance will challenge most of us. Number 3 is a new basket in some trees on the top of the gully about halfway down on the right from what used to be a really long 6. The final 6 are a circular path at the base of some hills. Number 6 and 9 are par 4s that are longer and require a dog leg to reach.
Cons: Snakes. There's a warning sign with a picture of a snake. This shouldn't be a problem if you're conscious of it when you pick up your disc or walk through the rough.

The last 7 holes are dusty.

It's a LONG way from the finish of the North course to the start of the South. You will want to drive unless you have a lot of time and like to hike. The city's scorecards list the South course as 1-9, not 10-18, so they see these as 2 separate courses, which most reviewers state. The Con here is that you make the drive here and only get credit for bagging one course, when you feel like it should be 2.

I don't see those first 9 holes called South getting boring, as others have said. Rather they are challenging. I tip my hat to anyone who can regularly finish this at 8 under.
Other Thoughts: It's too bad the hills were not utilized on the North's 5-8. There is great potential to get nice elevation shots there. Sycamor Park in Simi Valley is very similar to Central Park in Saugus and Mike Byrne's design maximized those hills for nice elevation shots. I wonder if the City of Santa Clarita could get Mike to tweak those few holes for them. The only downside I can envision is that there's probably snakes in those hills, but hey, wouldn't you risk the snakes for some nice elevation?!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Front-9 is Beginner Friendly

5+    5/22/2016   12/3/2016
Review By: BBB-SoCal
Played: 14  Reviewed: 9
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Front-9 is very beginner friendly
Well kept grounds
Bathroom/water/vending nearby
Ample Parking
Multiple ace runs available on front-9
Cons: Front-9 gets boring quickly once skill level improves
Back-9 is arid, dry, and very long distance
Back-9 have no shade and it is hot in the summer
Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned, this course is essentially two completely different 9-hole course glued together. The front-9 can be played with a single disc if you like -- the distances are all very short. I recommend honing your skills on the front-9 until you feel your skill level improve.
The back-9 is challenging in terms of distance, but not in terms of obstacle. The dirt is very loose so expect to get dirty and forget any chance of having discs roll.
This course is great for beginners to get a footing into the sport, but all others would be better served by other courses.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Lonely course. Back 9 has been shuffled around!

5+    7/10/2016   7/20/2016
Review By: Javy818
Played: 24  Reviewed: 10
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pretty easy to play.

The back 9 has recently replaced some holes. The shots by the Dog Park have been moved over to the main parts of the back 9.

You can make up your own shots if there aren't others playing.
Cons: Snakes!


No signage.

Kind of boring.

You will have to move your car to play both sides because they are far apart.
Other Thoughts: Free to play. Front 9 is behind the softball fields. Back 9 is over by the basketball courts.

Random joggers, youth sports, family picnics, dog walkers and Pokemon Go! players all over the place.

Ice Cream man comes around a bit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    11/10/2013   11/14/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is basically two 9 hole courses on opposite ends of a large multi-use park. The front 9 is short and beginner friendly with a few scattered trees and two baskets with fun rollaway potential around the green. The tees are nice paver pads and this part of the course is easy to follow.

The back 9 is much longer and even more open. A couple holes have one or two trees in play, the rest are wide open. there are some chances to throw some big bombs over on this side. The baskets are in nice shape.
Cons: The front 9 is all under 200', there are a couple shots that have some interest but it's basically a beginner level pitch n putt. There aren't enough obstacles to force any really interesting lines and you don't need anything but a putter.

The back 9 has a walking path in play on several of the holes, and it seems to be pretty heavily used. The holes have some more challenge than the front just by virtue of being longer, but they're not any more exciting. The tees are just toe boards with natural pads, most are quite rutted out and don't make for good footing. Navigation is tricky on the back 9 with no signs for the tees and a pretty crappy map online.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy the front 9, it's not punitive but has a couple obstacles and really reasonable lengths. More experienced players won't find any challenge or variety here, it's just not a course that tests any different skills. I wouldn't recommend a trip here, there's not much to recommend it and the layout is really awkward making for more walking than throwing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    8/3/2012   8/6/2012
Review By: Daniel Pratt
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Long drives on the back nine baskets. if u need the room to practice you accuracy for your drives this is the course for my self.

The front nine baskets where fun but really short. still a whole lot of fun for my self and my kids.
Cons: BACK nine could have snakes around.
and can be hard to follow course, but i had a local walk me threw it so it made it easy for me.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed the front nine and back nine. helped me learn how to hone my game better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Recreational Add-on

2-4    3/9/2012   5/22/2012
Review By: TeetersMcClain
Played: 9  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets are clearly visible
-Front nine is well maintained, mowed and free of garbage
-Drinking fountains, restrooms and garbage cans located nearby
-Short holes offer a good opportunity to work on approach shots and putting
-Nearby fields offer ample opportunity to practice drives
Cons: -Course is located near a fairly busy dog park; dogs off leash are common
-There is no clear connection between the front and back nine
-Mandatories are not posted for holes where they border the parking lot or roadways
Other Thoughts: -As indicated in earlier reviews, this course is a great opportunity to practice one's short game, or introduce friends to the game. The risk of losing a disc is minimal, so newer players can feel free to experiment with unfamiliar lines, rollers, or thumbers without risking their plastic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Central Park

1    8/8/2010   9/18/2010
Review By: The Meat Truck
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Front 9 was recently redone, decent tee pads, and nice growth.
Back 9 has some very very long shots.
Free to play.
A great beginner course, place to work on your short game.
Cons: Where you park is far away from the first hole and then hole 10 is on the complete opposite side of the park.
Front 9 is very short but fun nonetheless.
Back 9 is poorly done as of right now, first 4 shots or so we had people sitting the fairways and lots of them, dogs, joggers.
and the next 5 are severly overgrown with weeds.
Other Thoughts: If you happen to be in the area or live in Santa Clarita area, go play, but unless your a beginner or looking to bring someone new, I wouldnt recommend going out of your way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 It is LA...

1    5/6/2010   5/9/2010
Review By: StringPeachIncident
Played: 26  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Easy to get a tan with no trees or obstacles around
*Some diversity of shots
*Good course to pracctice/learn on if just beginning
*Conveiniently close
Cons: *Dry and dusty dirt
*Very direct shots
*Runs through and next to soccer feilds making some holes impossible to play with alot of people around
*Poorly marked
*Back 9 is a hike from the front
Other Thoughts: Despite the obvious simplicity of the course its not the worst course ive played, with a few improvements it could deffinately be alot better but t is what it is. If your nearby and looking for a quick easy round go for it. #6 is a cool shot through a chunnel and out of the trees

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 It's A Long Walk In!

1    3/27/2010   4/7/2010
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
This review was updated on 5/23/2012
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is set in a large sprawling, multi-use park. It starts out behind the fences of one of the four softball fields. In the current nine hole configuration, the first hole plays the longest (250 +) and they each seem to get progressively shorter ending with the 9th which is about 75 ft. The baskets are single chain discatchers. The pads are natural enclosed by 2" x 4"s. They are designed with a run-up in mind but then again you don't really need one here. The signs are just simple yellow plastic strips with the # on them. The course was easy for me to follow once I located #1. I observed some park workers picking up even the tiniest pieces of litter. They are installing a second nine towards the back of the park. They will add some distance and when complete make this a full 18. Most of the holes had a little personality or challenge to them. Like everyone has said, this is a great place to bring a girlfriend, a newbie or just to work on your short game or like I came for, just to rack up another course. And every hole is a possible ace run.
Cons: Obviously, right now it's pretty much a pitch and putt. The pads are not good. I'd like to see them, at least fill with them building blocks that many courses use. I could see this course being very hot and dusty on warmer days. I thought # 3 was a real throw-a-way hole. It's just a 200 ft throw across a bare earthen fairway to a basket out in the open. Something should be done to improve this hole.
Other Thoughts: Okay, this is NOT a destination course. But it does serve a purpose in our sport. It provides a place to play for those who live closeby. It might provide some exposure to disc golf. Come here and practice certain aspects of your game. You won't be disappointed if you're not expecting the full fledged disc golfing experience! As previously promised, I've increased my rating by a half ponit now that they have completde the back nine.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 good beginner course

1    3/20/2010   3/21/2010
Review By: huskerfan74
Played: 13  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 14.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: went to this course to take my girlfriend for her first time playing and it was a great short open course for this. good baskets marked well and easy to find(cause they are so close to the tee) This course was perfect to show her how the game works and let her get a feel of it without having water hazzards and other difficulties a better course would have. so great to teach and take the kids to.
Cons: it is very short and open course with very few obstcles so no real challenge for regular players. the tee pads are a bit rough to throw on filled with wood chips. not a lot of shade so will be a very hot course in the summer.
Other Thoughts: they have another 9 holes put out on the opposite side of the park. no tee pads just a piece of wood down, and no markers yet were they are. this side will have better long throwing but it starts by the dog park and runs along the sidewalk so lots of traffic and waiting for people. some of these holes look to be much longer but still not a lot of obstcles or real challenges but at least ability to let one go and 18 holes is better than 9.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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