Lakeport, CA 
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3 / 245ft. Par / Distance:
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 Lots of variety

1    6/29/2014   9/9/2014
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a pretty huge amount of tees and pin positions. With 5+ tees and a few pin locations on every hole it makes for a lot of different looks. The alternates change some of the holes quite a bit, making for a great mix of left and right turning shots. There were some random tone poles around, I assumed these were even more alternate options for locals.

There are enough trees to force you down the fairways on a lot of the holes, others have multiple lines or opportunities to try high risky lines over the trees. There's not a ton of brush here, enough to make a few bad places to land but not enough to hide discs or really be punitive. Some elevation comes into play, with a couple really fun valley shots and enough ups and downs to keep things interesting.
Cons: Some of the long pin positions aren't well designed. They're simply tucked 60' back into brush or trees, leaving holes that are easy 3s but don't have enough of a look for birdie or enough punishment to cause scoring separation. It's too bad, since the course is fairly short overall and a little length seems like a good way to add variety, it's just not done well on a lot of holes here. There are some serious erosion issues on some of the slopes, this course clearly gets a lot of traffic and it's showing.

The signage is pretty terrible, with this many tees and pins you need to make it obvious what tees shoot to what pins. There aren't pin position markers, many of the tees aren't even numbered, and with several blind shots there's a lot of extra walking needed to find your way the first time through this course.
Other Thoughts: I would love to have this as a home course, the huge variety of tee-pin combinations makes it rank high for re-playability. It would be nice to see a little more effort made to keep it more accessible for new or traveling players. Beginners will find the course challenging but not so punitive that it's frustrating. Experienced players won't find this course long or super challenging, but it has enough different hole shapes to be a great test of line shaping skills and to be a fun round.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course

1    7/3/2007   7/3/2009
Review By: Mergz
Played: 48  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 19.4 Years
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Some elevation. There are a lot of "blind" shots. This course is not big but offers a risk/ reward factor whereby good throws will set you up nicely in the open. Bad ones will make you pay dearly in the brush and trees. Near some nice camping spots. Nearby water for cooling off.
Cons: It can get very hot.
Other Thoughts: The Steady Ed tournament is very fun

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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