Easy Navigation, Nice Variety
Pros: -Great options for all level of players as there are alt (green) baskets for shorter throws, and often 3 levels of baskets (A, B, C)
-Can do this course without a map (tho one can be helpful) because most tees are a quick path from the last hole
-Fine layout that includes open spaces, mounds of rocks, trees, bushes, some OB
-Mountain town so summer play is possible as it doesn't get too crazy hot (beyond 90) most of the time
-Well maintained course
Cons: -It's in Pinetop/Lakeside and I live in Tucson :)
-A lot of baskets so it can be a little hard to find the basket sometimes (like #8) and not all the baskets are marked with numbers
Other Thoughts: This was the last course we played on a tour of New Mexico and I wasn't expecting anything spectacular, but I really liked it. A few "through the trees" holes were a lot of fun, and #11 with a long OB to the left was a nice challenge as well.
If you are traveling to Show Low in summer (especially on a weekend) make campground or hotel reservations ahead of time, because it gets crazy busy with tourists.
Trees and Walking Trails
Pros: Basket placement is easy to find if you follow the well worn paths through the trees; Very technical course; While sometimes difficult to see, the holes are generally directly in front of the tee pad; Tee pads in good shape; Some of the more difficult tees to see have a hand drawn map on a nearby tree
Cons: Mind the trees, all of them; There is a city walking trail that winds its way through the course, so be aware of where you're throwing; The course winds it's way through many different buildings and parking lots so the map can get a little confusing at times; No need for a distance driver, the holes are fairly short
Other Thoughts: I went on a weekday morning and there was no one else on the course. That coupled with the great summer weather and plenty of shade made for a great morning round...even if I did hit almost every tree in the park.
High on Show Low
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Pros: • This disc golf course is set in a beautiful, well-maintained, tree-filled city park with bathroom facilities, water fountains, and ample parking. The course was clean and had trash cans in various places.
• The holes don't favor any particular throwing style and require most of the shots in your bag including forehand, backhand, tomahawk, and thumbers.
• The flow of the course is generally intuitive and there aren't any issues with holes overlapping each other.
• The holes are the proper length considering that they are very technical. However, they are fair and if you hit your line, you can birdie the hole, but if you hit a tree and/or miss your line, you'll be scrambling to achieve par.
• Some of the pin placements are very unique with one being on the top of a fallen log and another in the center of a rock pyramid.
• While there isn't much elevation in the park, hole 7 (uphill) and hole 8 (downhill) incorporate the little bit of elevation into the course.
• Most holes have more than one route to get to the pin and allow one to play to their strength.
• Hole 17 with the double mando about 75 feet from the tee pad with two trees about 12 feet apart that you have to throw through is truly a fun hole with risks and rewards and is a great way to wrap up the course.
• The course has great concrete, rectangular tee pads that are in good shape. The baskets are also in good shape and have no problem catching discs.
Cons: • There aren't more than one or two holes where you can grab your favorite driver and throw it your farthest.
• The holes can be a bit repetitive in the fact that there are trees on every single hole. Not just one or two trees, but several to avoid and navigate though and around.
• Some of the holes require first-timers to walk half way up the fairway to see the basket, but that is the price you pay for having a fun, technical, tree-filled course.
• There were no tee signs with maps, just wooden signs with the distance near the tee pad. However, some of the signs were missing and the distance only applies to one pin placement and not both.
Other Thoughts: Coming from the Phoenix area, playing this course was a real treat. The weather was perfect, the smell of pines intoxicating, and the enjoyment level was nearly off the charts. While it doesn't have the "grip it and rip it" holes, that itch can be scratched at the Pinetop course. I've only played 33 courses in the state of Arizona, but this one ranks as my absolute favorite. I will make plans to play it a few times each summer from now on.
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Whole Lotta' Trees
Pros: 18 Hole course in a city park setting, with lots of tall mature pine trees and nearly bare ground underneath.
Hole lengths vary from 170' to 360', and all include the requirement to drive around and through trees. Some holes have well defined fairways with others getting close to "poke and pray". But with the clear ground a tree hit may knock you off line but you'll likely still have a clear look to the basket.
Hole 17 has a really tight mando about halfway to the basket that requires you to thread your drive between two closely spaced trees. My group missed the mando way more than half of the time, so it makes an otherwise plain little hole much more challenging.
A couple of interesting basket placements out on the end of large fallen logs, and another on top of the stone pyramid.
Nice use of the little elevation available for Hole 7 (uphill) and then Hole 8 (downhill).
Large parking area near the first tee. Restrooms and water fountains in the park.
Large concrete tees with a lot of surface texture. Attractive small wooden signs with hole number and distance on most holes, but missing on several.
Navigation was pretty obvious on parts of the course, but there are a few areas where things can get confusing without a map. For instance, it is easy to go from hole 13 directly to 15 as the tee pad is right there.
Cons: Most of the holes are pretty similar. Lace your drive through the trees and give yourself a good birdie opportunity, or hit a tree and have a reasonable chance to save par.
Several holes throw to hidden baskets so first time visitors will have to walk forward to figure out your drive.
This is a multi-use park, so a few holes play over pathways and near public areas. This wasn't an issue on weekdays but it looks like it could be on busy weekends.
Other Thoughts: There are three solid courses in the Show Low area. This one is the most wooded, with no open holes. Wood Land is longer with more open drives. And Ironside Bluffs offers a ton of elevation change. Great Disc Golf area.
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Pros: Nice setting, challenging technical shots through the woods. Requires multiple lines. Good baskets, flows well.
Cons: Not overly long, no real bomber shots to be had anywhere, not that this is a con but it does lack some of the diversity you get down the road in Pinetop. A few poke and hope shots but nothing that feels unfair. Moderately repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Good, not great course. Probably would play Woodland considerably more if I lived in the area.
love this course
Pros: Big left hand hyzer holes, a lot of challenge, cool setting, once again GREAT for lefties. Most of the course doesn't have much non DG traffic, one hole shoots up towards a baseball diamond and another goes left to right past one. Hole 16 or 17 is an awesome, short putter shot
Cons: Very dry dust in summer , one hole very short, several blind holes, one hole was in dense brush (watch your disc)
Other Thoughts: I was here visiting my girlfriends dad in June and show low is great, if you're in the area make sure to visit this course!
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King of the Mountain
Pros: This course starts out in the park in the middle of a neighborhood and after a few holes you might as well be in the middle of the forest its great.
Fun technical shots.
This course i feel has a much better layout than the pinetop course.
Cons: Course will beat up discs
Other Thoughts: If your anywhere around the mountain definitely hit this place up you wont be bummed. I look forward to summer so i can play this course.
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Course in the trees
Pros: A decent disc golf course in a city park setting. Lots of pine trees and shrubs to get in the way. Lots of technical shots required to do well on this course. Some elevation changes come into place, with elevated tees and baskets. A good mix of short and long holes. I like the double mando on 17, you just have a tight gap to hit. Course was fairly clean and there are a few trash cans throughout.
Cons: I don't think there was much thought put into the design of the course. It feels as though they just poured a teepad, then put a basket further down. Some holes just had no defined fairways. Trees are everywhere on this course, I don't think that is too bad, but some beginners might have some problems with this course. No teesigns and thus obvious navigation issues.
Other Thoughts: An overal decent course that will challenge many types of players. However lacking teesigns and the navigation issues, it is slightly confusing to play. Looking specificaly at how the holes play, there is a good mix of shots required. Not too bad for a town this size.
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Pros: this cousre is good it challenges you it has its tight techincal fairways were you have to pay smart its very rewarding and at the same time its very frustrating! it doesnt have any real big un reachable holes. most are jsut fairly technical. its a good course if you like to challenge yourself. oh and bring a tree beater for those couple holes.
Cons: Loads of trees. misplaced shots can make for a hard time. and also a very fun time.
Other Thoughts: come out and play league every sunday at 9 AM hope to see you all out there!
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