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3 / 207ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee: Through trees up the hill

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 The sickest for me yet!

1    9/15/2011   9/20/2011
Review By: Dirt4dinner
Played: 72  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 10.8 Years
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: It's the most unique location, technical, but birdieable', scenic and KICK ASS!
Cons: Not for the newbie looking to figure out how their discs work. This is a pretty technical course that will test a veteran.
Other Thoughts: I'm in love with this course.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/15/2011   3/28/2011
Review By: tehrain
Played: 12  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 17.4 Years
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Best marked course on the Nor-Cal coast.
-Great, narrow fairways with huge redwoods guarding every window
-Full arsenal of shots required. You WILL need good recovery skills at some point in the round.
-Great terrain. The elevation changes will give you a little bit of a workout and you'll love it.
Cons: -Most first-timers will get lost without a guide. Make sure to follow the locals. New signs help once you're on the teepad, but just knowing where the next teepad is tends to get people.
-The only thing missing on the course to me is the chance to really open up. The holes aren't short by any means, but it's nice to have a couple holes on every course where you can test your arm.
Other Thoughts: Don't miss this course if you're in the area. It will be worth it, I promise.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

  Fun and Difficult

5+    11/5/2010   2/5/2011
Review By: Cole
Played: 17  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.8 Years
This review was updated on 4/3/2011
3 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Its a must play course for any disc golf enthusiast. Quintessential north coast disc golf course. New wooden plaque hole markers have been installed on every regular hole. Great addition, gives you distance as well as a rough layout of the hole. These additions can really help those unfamiliar with this course. Great craftsmanship.
Cons: Its already been said in the other reviews. Muddy in the off season. A guide helps if you've never played, but with new wooden hole markers it is much easier to find your way around.
Other Thoughts: There are a few secret holes too, but they don't have baskets or tone tubes, usually just an upright log or branch. Its fun to play them sometimes if you get tired of the regular holes.

3 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Aaron McKenna

1    4/26/2010   5/9/2010
Review By: StringPeachIncident
Played: 26  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.2 Years
10 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: *Sick elevation
*Decent hike
*Some really technical and fun shots
*Playing in the Redwoods (what beats that?)
Cons: *Some thick bushes
*Entirely unmarked and incredibly hard to even know where to start if youve never played here before
*Tone Holes mixed with baskets it random order
*No official te spots
Other Thoughts: If it werent for this guy i met there at the beginning of the coursei probably wouldve played about 7holes and left. Luckily i had a personal guide through this really interestig and beautiful course, theres a bunch of sick shots downhills and over ponds from up above. The back holes are deffinately my favorite with a wider variation of shots and take a little more skill than the front. I would for sure come back, especially knowing where all the holes and tee spots are now. if you havent already, go for hike and find the back, ill post pictures at some point, dope huck over water

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 this course rules!

5+    5/2/2007   11/4/2009
Review By: number4
Played: 97  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 15.5 Years
5 Helpful / 19 Not
Pros: Playing in the redwoods, not many courses offer that. unique tee location on hole 2, it's off an old growth redwood stump.
Cons: some thick vegetation on a few holes, but if you keep to the fairway you are ok.
Other Thoughts: definitely play this course, and come out for leagues, always a fun time at the redwood curtain.

5 of 24 people found this review helpful.

 My personal favorite

5+    8/29/2009   9/10/2009
Review By: DocMenach
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.4 Years
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is my personal favorite course. Great hole variety, spectacularly beautiful, and challenging. Any time I go to another course I always find myself comparing it to this one. Also one of the only 18 hole courses nearby.

This course will keep you on your toes. Lots of trees to watch out for, which is excellent for dialing in your accuracy. Plus, since the course is in the forest it often changes from year to year due to trees growing/falling.

Hole variety makes it good for righties or lefties.
Cons: Only 7 of the holes have baskets, the rest are tonepoles (though they are decent tonepoles). Tees are dirt. The course becomes unplayable due to mud and closes during the rainy part of the year.
Other Thoughts: It's good to be able to throw both forehands and backhands on this course.

Watch out for the Trillum flowers(they are delicate and rare), and try not to trample the vegetation.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 All around, best course I have played

5+    5/13/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: gobias
Played: 162  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.1 Years
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenery, challenging disc golf, friendly people. The course has plenty of variety, and hence does not favor lefties or righties. After hole 14, head up the hill to the left for 6 extra holes, giving the course at least 24 holes (more if you ask others).
Cons: The holes are poorly marked- almost as if the locals prefer newbies to not be able to find their way around, which is unfortunate. It rains all the time in Humboldt which make the course a mudfest for much of the year. Dirt tees make the mud issue even worse. Keep an eye on every wayward shot, as ferns are good at swallowing up your discs. All of the holes are par threes- I would have liked to play a few longer par fours or fives winding through the redwoods. Only 6 of the 18 targets are baskets, the rest being tone poles, which can be strange if you're used to only baskets. In my opinion, however, slamming a tone pole is just as rewarding as hitting the chains.
Other Thoughts: All in all, this is the most unique and fun course you are likely ever to play. Teeing off from the top of a redwood stump on # 2, drives through stands of gorgeous, gigantic trees, throwing over a water hazard on # 10- this course will bring numerous "firsts" to your dg experience. If you pass through Arcata, CA, PLAY THIS COURSE! You won't regret it. Don't try to do it on your own, however. Wait at the first tee for a local and tag along (they won't mind), or else you'll be lost after hole 3. I love this course!!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Going to miss the Curtain

5+    5/23/2009   5/25/2009
Review By: DSCJNKY
Played: 464  Reviewed: 131  Exp: 16.1 Years
17 Helpful / 0 Not
- The Redwood Curtain (locals name) is a great course with a variety of shots - uphill, downhill, tight, moderately open, short, long, etc...
- Course repays accuracy - there is a lot of trouble out there for poor drives.
- Beautiful scenery through the redwoods, a great Nor-Cal DG experience.
- Several infamous shots - treestump tee-pad for Hole #2, lake shot on Hole #11 (in the video Bang Da' Chains), tight redwooded fairways (everywhere).
- HUMBOLDT Greenery!
- If you've never played on tone-poles before it will be a shock the first time you see one. I'm used to it now, but I hated them at first.
- The natural tee-pads get muddy and a few of them are ankle breakers. Tee-pads are also short, uneven, off camber, etc...
- Can be hard/impossible to find your way around "the curtain" the first time. NO SIGNAGE/NO MAP.
- There always seems to be an 8-sum in front of you... and to make it worse they probably can't golf.
Other Thoughts:
- It would be beneficial to get a guide for your first trip through this course - easy to do if you wait a while since someone is always there. Otherwise you'll be looking everywhere for tee-pad #2 (on a redwwod tree stump) and every tee-pad from there on.
- There are the "Hidden 6" holes in the back that are set up part of the year. Need a local to find them.
- If you're coming to Humboldt for a DG vacation, hit up a fellow dgcr'er for some guidance... especially since there are several courses in Humboldt that are on private property and not listed on this site.
- I'm moving out of Humboldt and going to miss this - my 2nd Home Course.
- My best score: -8

17 of 17 people found this review helpful.

 One of my favorites

5+    4/13/2009   4/29/2009
Review By: welshjohn74
Played: 23  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 22.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Outstanding scenery. Challenging shots. Friendly locals.
Cons: Seeing garbage left in the forest. Easy to lose your disc if you're not careful.
Other Thoughts: The real name of this course as Par Infinity, after the club that installed and maintains the course. Getting lost on the course is not really a problem, you are never alone on the course and locals are always willing to point you in the right direction. There is what's known as the Fern Rule: if your disc lands in a fern or other sensitive vegetation, step to the side of the fern and take your shot. This rule is important in a place like this to protect the plants. Also try to stick to the trails as much as possible to help prevent erosion. I played and loved this course for years and I will dearly miss playing it. Summer evening rounds before sunset are sublime! I personally enjoy the mix of baskets and tone poles. There is nothing more satisfying than hitting a tone pole from far away. Everyone in the forest knows you just made your shot and the celebration of an ace is instantaneous.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 One of a kind

1    4/12/1996   4/12/2009
Review By: tmahan
Played: 86  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 34.4 Years
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Unbelievably beautiful setting. Very friendly local players. I had posted to the old BB that I would be passing through and managed to meet up with one of the course contacts who was in the middle of a safari round. He stopped his round and started over on one to give me the tour. I liked the tone poles, there was no doubt that you hit one. The tee on top of the old growth stump was epic.
Cons: Would have been very difficult to find/follow without my guide. The fern carpet means you have to keep a really close eye on your shots.
Other Thoughts: I only got to play the front nine due to time constraints but this is one of my favorite disc golf memories. This course is a must play if you're in the area but try to arrange for a tour.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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