San Leandro, CA 
Oyster Bay Share
Uploaded By: jdfergie348 Hole #2 (Taken 11/2021)
3 / 210ft.   3 / 223ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee Sign



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A Pearl In Waiting

1    11/14/2021   11/24/2021
Review By: Magiken
Played: 72  Reviewed: 72  Exp: 12.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Warm up basket (we think) up on the hill across from #1 tee
Restrooms onsite (though not of the modern variety)
Nice new baskets
Tees are great (rubber mat variety)
Signage is also great, though a touch tricky to figure out which basket is in on a particular hole/day
Multiple layouts (2 tees each and multiple basket positions - 3 per hole, I believe)
Fairly easy to navigate with handy next tee pointers on each basket (for both short and long positions)
Views are quite lovely, with lots of walking/biking trails, benches and fields for picnicking
Cons:
Parking is limited and I wouldn't park too far away from the park entrance. Looks a bit sketchy.
I'm guessing being right on the bay that the wind is probably a factor out here, though it was quite nice the day we went.
Other Thoughts:
Tips:
Use the UDisc app for navigation
Keep your head on a swivel as the fairways can get a bit dense in spots
Do note the OB areas and islands as they're very much in play on most holes

Random Thoughts:
Oyster Bay is a regional park right on the bay near the south end of Oakland airport, which means you have some lovely bay views to complement your round, with a steady stream of plane landings, of course. The disc course appears to be on a plot of land that a lot of work went into recently. There are a zillion trees planted out here (yup, we counted - 1 zillion on the dot), along with a lot of large rock placements to form 'islands' and 'rivers'. It's also clear that the tees were purpose built and 'bravo' to that crew as they're very well constructed. Overall, I can't say I've seen this level of work in more than maybe 2 other courses in my travels, so again, I tip my hat to to the crew(s) that did all this. It could not have been quick or easy.

As for the course itself, it is largely made up of sub-300' shots with OB usually lurking nearby, or in the case of the islands, right smack in front of you. There are 2 tees on each hole that usually add just a bit more distance to each shot, and occasionally a slightly different shot shape. There are also multiple basket positions, so if the basket is in the back position and you play the long tee, you'll start introducing fuller throws, but generally (outside of the super long #18) you're looking at being more precise versus big-armed. While the course is on the gentle downslope of the neighboring hill, elevation change is fairly mild throughout the course. The most interesting feature, or shall I say future feature, is the aforementioned zillion trees. Yes, you'll probably occasionally get stuck in/behind one, but most of them are small at this stage. What will be very interesting to see is how the difficulty of this course changes as the trees grow. I was pretty surprised at how closely planted they all are (full disclosure: I'm not an arborist). Even if some only get 10-15' feet high, a good chunk of these shots are going to get a lot harder. Should be fun to watch and play over time.

Bottom Line:
A tremendous amount of work and love went into the construction of this course. While it currently skews towards the beginner end, in terms of difficulty, I suspect that will change significantly in a few-ish years. With that said, whether you're a beginner or a pro, a fun time can be had by all while picturesque views abound.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Diamonds from charcoal

1    11/6/2021   11/7/2021
Review By: beereakfast
Played: 21  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course delivers.
Two baskets, and two tees on every hole. Allowing many combinations. The area looks flat, but it isn't. The elevation does come into play. But truthfully,the wind is the trick.
Easy putts float high in the light breeze.
Continuing pros,
Dogs are allowed off leash, and open containers.
Practice baskets in the trees by hole 1.
The layout lets you play a few ways. if hole 1 is backed up, start on 10, or 5. there are options!
Cons: Hard to bitch about this place.
It's a half mile walk to the course from the homeless camp parking. i was kinda worried about my car, but no issues! I don't consider that a con..they are building a parking lot for the course



Other Thoughts: This place is badass

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

fun but mostly wide open (for now)

2-4    10/23/2021   10/24/2021
Review By: felix-j
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: everything is brand new.

the course is right on the bay but the water doesn't come into play at all. you'd have to tee off backwards or do something real reckless to lose a disc in the bay.

2 teepads and 2 baskets for every hole. great for mixing it up since some of the yellow to yellow holes are quite short.

excellent signs and each basket has directional markers for the next set of teepads
Cons: most of the terrain is wide open since the trees were freshly planted. it's gonna be a while before this course really takes shape but it's still fun right now.

wind can definitely be an issue at this bayside course. i've played 4 rounds here and it varied from dead calm to 20mph+ gusts. wind usually picks up around noon-2pm around here and it's typically calmer in the mornings.
Other Thoughts: a little bit of uphill and downhill but mostly flat in general. there are a couple portapotties on the course and also some public park bathrooms on the way to the course.

there are lots of mini-fences protecting the baby trees. they're about 4 ft high so they can definitely affect your throws/trajectories if you land right next to one. def recommend bringing a tomahawk/thumber disc.

it's a bit of a walk from the parking lot to teepad 1. bout 1/2 a mile or so.

big thanks to Leonard Muise and all the folks who helped make this course happen!


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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