Bakersfield, CA 
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Nice course with some distance

1    1/1/2016   1/3/2016
Review By: geodude
Played: 34  Reviewed: 32
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good tees for the front 9. Good use of obstacles and some good dstance for a small park. Nice park. Enjoyed playing 9. Met nice helpful local throwers. Easy to navigate.
Cons: It is set up to play as an 18 with playing the same holes over but tees are sidewalk and sandy. Holes 1-3 are good layouts but repetitive. After that there arejust less obstacles tto wrk with.
Other Thoughts: Did a tour-de-bako and this course was worth playing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Figure out when to play

5+    4/2/2015   6/2/2015
Review By: jasonandsharon
Played: 468  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 33.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fairly typical park course located in a fairly cool city park in southwest Bakersfield. The 14 acre park features a pavilion, a 25 yard swimming pool with a small wading pool, multi-purpose room, stage, lighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits, par exercise course, two play areas, multi-use sports field, and two large picnic areas. The pavilion area is very cool with a fully shaded basketball court that can be played regardless of weather. The park also has water fountains and restrooms. There were several other disc golfers out here playing when we were here, with some doing field work in the main field, so it seems like you'd have plenty of company. The course has nice new DGA baskets and the average fiberglass tee signs. Holes ranged from about 175 feet to 350 feet in length. The first 5 holes play through large trees, exercise areas, and light poles making for some interesting obstacles. The park seems to be very well maintained landscaping and litter wise, but you can see graffiti and vandalism throughout the park.
Cons: Very busy park with a lot of other activities in play. The first five holes follow the jogging trail around the park and it gets quite busy. The park is adjacent to a school with lots of little rugrats running around. Didn't help playground was undergoing renovation when we were there, and hole 7s tee was behind a chainlink fence. We simply teed from in front of the fence on the grass. The course is perfectly flat with many holes having very little obstacle.
Other Thoughts: The truth is I think I liked the park better than the disc golf course. This park seems to have everything from disc golf to swimming to a year round basketball court. This park is just too busy for the disc golf to be an enjoyable round unless as others have mentioned you get here on off hours or figure out the best times. When we were there, there was someone picnicking at a bench about halfway from hole 1s tee to the basket. It seemed a very odd place for a picnic area, or perhaps an odd place for a disc golf hole. Other holes played around the exercise areas forcing carries a few times as we played. There are 18 dual tees with 9 being the original concrete tees, and the other 9 being marked spots on the sidewalks. All in all we ended up playing about 14 holes per round and carrying about 4 per round. We never were able to play hole 1, but I think we did manage every other hole. If you did manage to get out here and play when no one else was present I could see this being a fun round, but you're probably going to have to be a local to know when that is.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Rec Course In A City Park!

1    6/19/2014   7/7/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Silver Creek Park is a nice, clean little city park with soccer, tennis courts, horseshoes, lots of walkers, a recreation center, play, teens smoking dope and more.

The baskets are excellent DGA models, heavy duty, although a couple have already been tagged. There are concrete tee pads and the basic little fiberglass tee signs. They give the usual info, hole #, Par and distance.
I followed a trio of locals and was confused to why they weren't using the tee pads. They kept teeing off from sidewalks. I finally caught up with them and they explained that the locals play this course as an 18, using the concrete tee pads for the front nine and the alternate markings on the sidewalks for the back nine...Duh...OK.
The holes are mostly recreational is length, ACE runs although there were a couple of chances to air it out.
Cons: Park was very busy with walkers, teens just hanging out by the # 2 basket, etc. I had to wait for folks walking/jogging by several times.

A mean looking couple were sitting on a table on # 1. Thought about asking them to move. Decided I had plenty of room to clear them. Ended up throwing over their heads and recieved some nasty glares in return...Sorry!

Just kinda threw into the teens on # 2 after yelling "Fore." Just followed the example of the group I was following.

Other Thoughts: This is actually kind of an enjoyable little throw. I'd make it a point to play this course at odd hours to avoid the crowds. Nice little course to bring the beginner but just enough challenge to entertain more experienced players. Probably always pretty comfortable here in sunny Bakersfield because of the lovely grassy park and shade trees.

Bakersfield has this nice range of courses stair stepping up in nice increments, from the very easy Pitch & Putt beginner course at San Laurel to the brutally hard physical challenge of Shark Tooth Mountain.

From Easy to Hard:

San Laurel Park
City In The Hills
Silver Creek Park
Kern River Park
Riverview Park
Suicide Flats
Shark Tooth Mountain

Bakersfield disc golfers have a nice variety of courses to choose from, with two easy beginner courses, Silver Creek being slightly harder, two intermediate courses and then two courses that will challenge anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/25/2014   3/25/2014
Review By: mattdabbs
Played: 98  Reviewed: 60  Exp: 14.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: On the plus side the baskets are nearly brand new and have the heaviest/sturdiest baskets I have ever seen. The other big plus is that the park is always well maintained: grass cut, trash picked up, etc. Very friendly local players...this is a must as the course is impossible for a first-timer to navigate without someone to assist. Those are the pluses.
Cons: Despite what was said in other reviews, the tees for 1-9 are not easy to find. They are super easy to find after you played the course a half dozen times but before that some are basically impossible to find without someone showing you. I am sure someone will mark this as a bad review for me being negative...I just want new people coming to the course to be aware and not have to hunt around and hope someone comes by who can help you find it.

If you play when kids are out of school (school is next door) or on a weekend, expect to wait and have some unplayable holes. People throw footballs all around the baskets, kids hang from them, others play ball all over the fairways. There are just times you shouldn't go. The course is really short, great for a beginner but super easy with almost no obstacles (except hole 1) for an experienced player.
Other Thoughts: I appreciate the fact that the course exists and that it is close to my house. I appreciate that the locals are super nice. If it weren't so close to home I probably wouldn't ever choose to play this course.

I really don't like my reviews to be too far off the average but I just can't bring myself to give this course a 3 (good). I hate to say that...I love disc golf and I love that this course is only a half mile from my home but it is really a tough course to play for a variety of reasons, listed above. The course really is "reasonable" at best. Sorry if you think this is a 4, it just isn't.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 9 baskets + 18 tees = good times

1    1/24/2013   1/24/2013
Review By: nuttinbutchain
Played: 36  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 1.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -wide open space, with trees providing moderate obstacles
-tee pads/sidewalk are solid
-alternate teepads easy to find (Holes 10-18)
-dga mach 3 baskets
-locals' bonus hole: from basket 9 to basket 6...sink it and you get one stroke off your game
-chill little park with basketball, skateboarding, jungle gym for the little ones
Cons: -signs are all missing
-main teepads (Holes 1-9) are on sidewalk, faintly marked by a red line, hard to find/see
-no signature hole that stands out
Other Thoughts: I'd give this a 3.25, but you can't do that on dgcoursereview. Layout is relatively easy; the layout circles the outside of the park. Hole 1 is right by the parking lot (to the left of the main building of the park). If you go inside, you can ask for a map. Locals are cool, played with a group and they were really helpful. Alternate tees are pretty close to the regular tees, usually not adding much distance. It may or may not make you change your shot. Overall a sweet little course for everyday play with not too many technical shots. Very easy to get through 9 or 18 holes (I played around 12 on a Thurs, not sure how it gets when this park is at peak hours).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Intermediate 9 Hole in Nice Park

1    12/12/2012   12/12/2012
Review By: Hazer
Played: 163  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 11.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 sets of cement tees for each basket. Some lengthy holes. Lightly wooded with trees dictating your shot on most holes. Moderately easy to navigate with hole 1's sign still standing right next to the parking long. Very nice, well manicured park with many facilities and many other recreational areas on site.
Cons: Very open course playing around and through a large open field. Most of the signs are missing or destroyed. The baskets have seen better days. The layout can get a little tricky after hole 3. The disc golf course is definitely not the main attraction at this park, and waiting to shoot is common. A lot of holes have one tee that throws from the sidewalk and there are no markings indicating where to throw from.
Other Thoughts: This is a 9 hole course with two sets of tees for each hole, not an 18. The difference between the tees is significant on some holes, but mostly on what type of shot to throw, and not on the overall difficulty of the shot. The difference is minimal on some holes. The layout after hole 3 is a bit tricky, so if you're playing this course for the first time and aren't sure about the layout, just ask the closest person to you. I asked a ~65 year old woman walking her dog and she told me the layout as if she had played it a hundred times. The park is usually packed, and I think most people that frequent this park know the layout of the disc golf course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Police driving on course?!

5+    8/26/2009   8/27/2009
Review By: MotaLynn
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Nice place to play. Great place to learn the game. Friendly players. No water to loose your disc!
Cons: Police cars driving and parking on the course... alot of soccer players.
Other Thoughts: Always a fun time....See ya there..

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

5+    8/4/2009   8/6/2009
Review By: bguiniling
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice course in a nice park; trees create difficult lines to the basket for beginners, yet are placed so even veteran golfers need to think out their game a head of time. Sidewalk is used for Tee Pads 1-9 and standard Tee Pads are used for 10-18; both are in excellent condition. A lot of golfers play this course, and so you'll hardly ever be alone
Cons: Signs have been damaged or removed; was difficult to follow course the first time I played it. Park has a lot of walkers along the path, and the surrounding fields are usually occupied w/ a picnic/softball/soccer practice of some sort.
Other Thoughts: Course plays fast; trees at the park are large and give plenty of shade. Playground onsite if you bring the rugrats along while you play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great for Beginners

5+    8/1/2009   8/1/2009
Review By: SoCalDg'r
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great park for beginners and experienced players alike. Lots of shade. Very easy to follow the course, easy to locate tees. 18 Tees, 9 baskets. Great for back handers and flickers alike.
Cons: Baskets are a little haggard, signs are missing in most spots. Lots of people playin soccer and football and teeball on a lot of night. Basketball court near hole 9 can be a prob.
Other Thoughts: This park could use a little restoration to the signs and repairs to a couple baskets. Lots of people playin this park, great place to meet fellow dgr's. Great place to learn to play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course

2-4    9/27/2008   10/3/2008
Review By: SoCal-Wraith
Played: 18  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course in a nice park, that has 18 tee's and 9 baskets. Tee's 1-9 are from a side walk and 9-18 are standard concrete tee's.

This course is designed very well. The second half of the course is very diffrent from the first half, even though the tee's are only ~30ft apart.
Cons: This Course is located in a some what popular park so there is some people during peak hours.

There is no shade for a 3 of the holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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