Friendly Locals & Local Disc Club Working Hard To Bring Rosa Park DGC Up To Respectability!
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Pros: Rosa Park DGC in Santa Rosa is kind of in it's infancy. The baskets are @ combination of Discatchers and older PDA models. There are currently no tee pads and no signage of any type. Navigating this course would have been impossible had I not had the good fortune of meeting four locals at the first tee (Dabs, Ashley, Rabbit and Wes) who graciously allowed me to join them and who then complimented profusely when I threw anything remotely straight.
The local club here, United Flyers of Sonoma is working hard at fundraising in order to raise funds for needed improvements. I think they'll succeed.
The course is set behind the park. To reach the course, walk back past the gazebo and cross the little bridge. Hole # 1 is just ahead. They said there is a map on another competing disc golf website. There is none listed on DGCR. The course area is flat with lots of trees. I don't think any hole is over 400' but the trees provide plenty of challenge enough. Missing your line often leaves you knee deep in trouble. I don't believe you could score well here without a wide variety shots including rollers, overhands and flicks.
We played, what Dabs called, a modified tournament layout with 12 holes. At an upcoming tournament, they'll bring in additional baskets to make a full 18 holes.
My favorite hole was definitely # 11, at least that the way we played it. It's the hole over by the pasture. It's about 190' with a very pretty little natural slightly right bending fairway just waiting for that little forehand flick.
Cons: The biggest problems currently would probably depend on whether you are a local or a traveling player. As a visitor, I would absolutely vote for signage. I'm sure every local would want concrete pads.
The course is flat.
Not a lot of places to really air it out.
Some poison oak to avoid. Guess which member of our five-some landed right in it?
Other Thoughts: When finished, the course will probably rate as an average course but it will be an average course that is cherished and loved by the local players.
Currently, I would probably advise that traveling players skip Rosa Park if you can't find a map. There is no chance of finding your way around sans map. Frustration would set in. Even with a map, it would be difficult. But, I think if you come back in a year or two, the course will be greatly improved.
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