Arcata, CA 
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Uploaded By: mike shoys Hole #4
3 / 249ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket to Tee (Photo by Jackson Robbins)

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 Kind Of A Grunge Feeling To This Course!

1    8/15/2013   8/26/2013
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Mad River Pump Station course is between the Mad River and the highway. There's ample parking and a kisok at the beginning with lots of disc golf info as well as concerts, etc.

The course is a simple little nine with some holes playing right next to each other. With lots of players on the course, I could see some safety concerns.

The course is recreational, mostly open and features new tee pads on three holes. The course is flat and no holes stood out as being really special. Just a solid rec course.
Cons: This just isn't a real pretty park. It doesn't look like the type of place where yuppies parents would bring their kids to play. It looks like the type of park where folks would come to smoke weed and play a little disc golf. And that's kind of the impression I got of the clientele who were here playing the afternoon I played. Like playing disc golf wasn't their # 1 priority today.
Other Thoughts: Seems like a decent little course to come and shoot a quick nine. There was nothing really outstanding here but then again neither were there any glaring problems occurring. I'm glad to see some of the local discers improving the course w/new pads.

Makes for a nice little trifecta of nine holes courses around here with Manila Bay and Cooper Gultch. Enjoy all three!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/1/2011   3/28/2011
Review By: tehrain
Played: 12  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 17.4 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Out of town, good afternoon weather away from the coast. Right beside the river.
Cons: Holes parallel each other with little vegetation to catch discs, makes the course crowded and slow. Most of the course is straight and open, not much variety.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    1/6/2009   1/24/2009
Review By: mike shoys
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 11.1 Years
This review was updated on 3/22/2009
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -nice park by the mad river
-few trees, but big ones
-fair distances for course acreage
-9 nice baskets
-good for an easy, mellow round or two
Cons: -i think this is the most crowded course in humboldt
-crossing or close fairways make the scene feel a bit cramped
-no elevation changes
-not that challenging on an "on" day
Other Thoughts: this is a nice easy course located closely between the curtain and fieldbrook (2 hard courses) i only rated it a 2.5 because it is typical, but sometimes thats what i feel like playing... glad its here.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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