Part One of the Carson 18
Pros: Played this one first while in the area on travel. We played this one then Mills next.... preferred Mills if only because I scored well there. This park had some bystanders, posted very near baskets adding to the challenge. Trees come into play.
Cons: Yes it short, but there are parts of the game that one can always use improvement on... so stop whining and come out and play.
Other Thoughts: Neither of these courses are worth any substantial drive (meaning the Carson courses as a pair), but if you are in the area you should
swing by and have fun.
Really enjoyed the course.
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Pros: Clear course layout, even for newbies like ourselves.
Lots of tree constraints increasing the challenge of shots.
One tee was placed low, resulting in the basket not being visible from the tee, made for an interesting hole.
The park was very nice with lots of big shade trees. This course would be enjoyable with a wider range of weather conditions.
Cons: Tee #3 was missing.
Hole #4 played very close to Wilmington, a very busy street.
Other Thoughts: The course is so much better than the nearby Mills course. Although only nine holes and most of the short, it was great for beginners like us. Parking was super easy.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Nice, well-maintained park. Convenient parking and very easy to find. Small park, so easy to get in a few rounds in no time. Most tees and baskets are quite easy to find.
Cons: Tee for #3 is missing... I just randomly picked a spot and threw from there.
Other Thoughts: Course is rather small and not very difficult. Leave your distance drivers in the car, this course is great for working on your short game.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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This Course Is Tired! But Entertaining!
Pros: Private Anderson Park is a kind of a pretty little city park with plenty of trees and obstacles to make the short little 9 hole course entertaining. It's a fun little beginner course as the holes although short (average length is maybe 160') all offer something to make them slightly interesting whether it's some elevation change, interesting lines through the trees, over signs, around buildings and unfortunately too often, around other park users.
There are no tee pads. Sometimes you're teeing off the sidewalk, other times just next to the signs. The signs are mostly faded although some lettering has been replaced. The baskets are older DGA models (from the 80's I read). Two are sagging and two are leaning. Some are double chain, some are single chain, all are old!
Cons: Tee pads are non-existent or know only to the locals.
Baskets are a combination of old, bent and sagging.
Tee signs are mostly bleached out and hard to read. # 3 is AWOL.
Course would be much more difficult to play at peak hours.
# 4 plays along busy street (Wilmington).
Other Thoughts: In spite of it's shortcomings, Private Anderson is an enjoyable, little throw. It's a great beginner course. Combine it with Mills, less than 2 miles away, for a quick easy no brain, no strain 18.
The locals have designed and play their own longer "Pro' 18 hole course. I was lucky to find my way around the original nine.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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work on your short game
Pros: it has baskets, a parking lot
good place to bring beginners unless they have a tendency to throw discs towards people that are not in the way
Cons: park is small and crowded with people
Other Thoughts: Leave all your drivers at home because this course is so short and only good for putting practice.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Another short easy 9
Pros: The course plays through a nice little city park with well kept grass and scattered mature trees. A couple holes play through enough trees that there is a low ceiling to contend with, making them a little tougher. There are some minor elevation changes in the park, and they're used well to add some interest to the course. There are basic tee signs with hole layout and distance, along with direction to the next tee. The course is easy to follow for the most part.
Cons: This is a crowded little park, and most of the holes play right through other park uses. Almost every shot brings picnic areas and the walking path into play, and on a nice day this can be a real issue. A couple holes also play pretty close to a busy street, adding some safety issues. The tees are either on the sidewalks or grass next to the signs, and so offer inconsistent footing. A few of the grass tees are not level. The course is really not very challenging, with short straightforward holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice course to take a beginner to, it's got some different hole shapes and isn't very long or punishing. The only issue with it being a beginner friendly course is that less accurate players are even more likely to have conflicts with other park users. More experienced players won't find any real challenge here, and there's just not enough interest to keep better players coming back. There are some long tees marked that look like they're a little more interesting, but many have even more picnic areas to contend with.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Anderson Park Carson,CA
Pros: All holes have signs, All holes have longer tees, some evaluation changes, trees and OB walkways make it a lil more fun.Bathrooms and Parking is good
Cons: Baskets are old Mach 3's from the 1980's, but they work...Crowded on the weekends with soccer players..but they'll move if asked nicely...Short course, even with the longer tees, i played 18 holes ( 9 twice ) and finished -15
Other Thoughts: I thought the locals did a good job with the longer tee pads...they are all marked with white paint. Hole 1Tee Long is on the sidewalk 50 feet behind original hole 1 tee.Hole 2 tee long is marked right in front of a handicap parking spot in the lot. Hole 3 long tee is 30 feet right of hole 2's basket.Long hole 4 tee is on sidewalk of Wilmington Ave behind original hole 3 tee.Hole 5 is also on Wilmington Ave just left of hole 4 basket. Hole 6 long tee is marked by a picnic area just north of hole 5 basket. Hole 7 long tee pad is between the tennis courts.Hole 8 long tee is behind (south) of hole 7's basket, and hole 9 is 30 feet north of hole 8's basket on the sidewalk directly behind the basketball hoop...i thought this course was somewhat fun, it's close by, and conveinant. Great for beginners. Cakewalk for the average player
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Clear signs at each tee, which indicate distance and, any OB's, and 'next tee' location.
-The park is filled with random 'things to do,' and course plays very nicely around them.
-Great use of available elevation and obstacles
-Typical small park layout that is easy to follow.
-Loops back to make multiple rounds painless.
-Plays great as a 'back 9' to Mills Park. I only say 'back' because this course proved to be more interesting than Mills.
-Lights!!! We all love lights!
Cons: -Tee pads were not obvious, we found ourselves sometimes teeing off from the grass near the sign.
-Short holes that look like they could have very easily been designed to be a little longer if they wanted to. May be for safety.
Other Thoughts: Course starts at NE corner of the park near the large 'community' building, or whatever goes on in there.
Had no navigation issues as the course follows a typical clockwise route around the park. As stated before, hole 6 is a little bit of a walk around the tennis courts. Had no problem finding it.
Official distances do not indicate any holes over 200 feet, however simply walking further back from most tees will allow you to make it as long as you want to.
Many people have been mentioning tee pads being indicated on sidewalks or pathways, but we saw none. Zero. I suspect that all of them have been removed, which required us to throw from the grass nearest to the tee. I like to know that I am playing the hole 'officially' just in case anything cool happens, so that was kind of a bummer.
Privacy is at a minimum here as it is surrounded on 3 sides by streets and has a ton of different park activities going on (exercise equipment, tennis, playgrounds, bbq's, benches, more exercise equipment). The bathroom at hole 6 required you to get a 'key from staff,' wherever they are, so in other words, it was locked.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Fun, technical nine-holer
Pros: -Quiet setting. The park was pretty deserted the few times I've played it
-Interesting course design. Elevation changes, small, peaky hills and many trees to navigate around make every hole at Anderson interesting and unique.
-Old school baskets all present, accounted for and in great shape.
-Clear signage for most holes. A few signs were bleached, but it was clear which pin to throw at.
-Many opportunities for aces, if that's your thing
-Most holes have room for an alternate, deeper tee
-Very clean and well-groomed
-Plenty of parking
Cons: -Some of the holes are right on Wilmington. A truck snuck up on me at one point and about blew me over.
-Minor course flow issues. Tees for 6 and 7 take a bit of looking around to find, but you shouldn't have much trouble. Every tee has a sign, so just look for those. ;)
Other Thoughts: One of the better 9-hole courses I have played. Moderate elevation changes and lots of trees make for a nice round of golf during your lunch break or just when passing through (its about a mile North of the 405, a major SoCal thoroughfare). In addition, it is almost within spitting distance from Mills Park, another fun 9 holes. We play the two back to back and it makes for a good, short 18 hole trek. Anderson is the superior of thee two, if you have to pick one.
While it is a little bit on the short side for my personal tastes, the technical nature of the course design makes it rewarding. If you like a course that can be played with just a putter or a mid, this is the place for you!
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Short and fun
Pros: Old school DGA baskets, I think they might be the original design. Makes you glad they came out with the Mach III, but at the same time it feels kind of nostalgic on these baskets.
A surprising amount of elevation and fun technical shots. It's a birdie course, but you have to make a good shot to get the bird, some str8 ace runs too. Finding my way around was not that hard and was able to play 27 holes pretty fast.
Locals have painted some extra tee boxes that trick up the layout and I could see this course keeping you interest since I think there are 3 different layouts judging by the paint markings.
Really nice clean park, with lots of things to do for non-golfers like Bball, tennis, play ground and they have slightly banked paths that would be fun to long board or roller blade on.
Cons: The old baskets don't catch very well, and it's kind of got some back and forth layout, but it's not the worst I've seen by any means.
Other Thoughts: With the combination of this a Mills Park around the corner these are two fun 9 holers to go mess around at. It was perfect for me to go play because I had recently injured my back and couldn't throw hard, so playing at this and Mills was fun because you just have to throw on-line, not far. Like when I aced hole 9 on my last round!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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