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3 / 191ft.   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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5+    8/31/2009   8/31/2009
Review By: coldshark
Played: 12  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Tons of pin locations. The guys that take of the course are out regularly to move the pins around too.
-Brand new pin locations from time to time as well. In the last month there are new pin locations for #2, #12, and #18. #18 was moved way short, it's begging to be aced.
-Trees everywhere. A lot of holes require a very accurate (or very lucky) shot to make it to where you want to go.
-It's mostly a disc golf park. There are BBQ and picnic areas, but they're pretty far removed from the play area.
-BBQ pits, playground, water fountains, and bathrooms on site.
Cons: -Lack of accurate signage. The permanent markers on the tee pads are for the original layout only (they usually set that up in December).
-Because they move the pins so often, some baskets are hard or impossible to spot from the tee, even if you are a frequent player of the course (#6, #7, #10, and #15 especially).
-The heat! In the summer and early fall 90's and triple digits are frequent during the day. Bring water or something to drink for sure. There are drinking fountains around the course, but once you get around to the back 9, you'll want to have some with you.
Other Thoughts:
I love to play this course. We play 2 or 3 times a week. The trees are a great equalizer. There are some holes that I love here. The long shot on #5 is great. The blind look at #15 is probably my favorite. Helpful and friendly locals too, so if you're lost on the course, just ask.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Heilmann Park

2-4    1/24/2009   3/4/2009
Review By: Legend KILLer
Played: 47  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 10.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/26/2009
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Too many pin placements to count. Many possibilities for every hole. From pitch-n-putt to long-n-precise. Even more are planned (permanent ace round placements for every hole!)
-Concrete pads
-Practice pin for putting (with practice markers) located near tee #1
-Nice park for a picnic or bbq
-Hole #5 is a must see (you tee off on a long downhill hole lined my trees)
-Trees add a great deal of difficulty
-The course is fair on difficulty but a bad shot will cost you
Cons: -It can get repetitive, especially on the back 9
-Signage is lacking on some holes
-Very dry and hot in the summer (but you do have plenty shade)
-No map
-No indicators letting you know where the baskets are
Other Thoughts: The first couple of times I played it, it was fairly difficult (partially due to me just starting to play), but the last time I played I was severely humbled. Don't get me wrong, this course is not all that difficult. I just think that I have a hard time with it. When the pins are set in the long positions it can definitely give you a run for your money. This is definitely a technical course needing great precision on some of the tougher holes. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Heilman Park DGC

5+    2/5/2009   2/5/2009
Review By: Booyaka
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.4 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 58 total pin placements and lots of great technical shots. This is a fantastic pin placement that is now in place. Hole 5 is a long stretch about 380' around past a large oak and off to the right, windy at times which makes for some interesting flights. A light creek runs through holes 6/15/16/18. Rarely has water but adds a nice gully to cross in which some oaks have made their home, really making for some fun drives. Backhand throwers will enjoy the assortment of anhyzer throws for holes 4/5/7/16/18. Hole 10 is very difficult through the trees but, the new pad angle addition (thanks a.j.) is a perfect line for making a huge tomohawk drive as do 13/15/18. Great locals who are very skilled with lots of great tournaments and fundraisers that keep all the local courses' improvements coming along.
Cons: Very hot in the summer months. Crowded at times.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is a great course with lots of friendly faces. The course flows very well and ranges in low to moderate in difficulty. Worth the stop being that it is right off of the 101 fwy.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/28/2008   12/29/2008
Review By: BENFTS
Played: 93  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 23.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/11/2015
3 Helpful / 2 Not
- Nice flow
- Great locals
- Bathroom / water on site
- BBQ pits
- Ample parking
- Easy navigation
- Good use of minimal elevation
- Shade for those HOT days
- Tons of pin locations
- Nice teepads
- Some overlap / crossing fairway
- Oppressively HOT in the summer
- Tons of black ace potential
- Not the best signage
Other Thoughts:
Even though this course isn't a long one the Oak trees and slight elevation make it a fun and semi challenging play. I always make the effort to stop and play when I commute from SF to LA. If you're driving along the 101 and want to take a break this is the place.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Half strong/ Half not so strong

7/1/2008   7/1/2008
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Played: 39  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 17.3 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The first few holes start of really decent, and then you start to get a glimpse of some of the poor placements.

Hole 5 is a pretty awesome long down hill shot, must keep your disc long and turning right.

Cons: A number of really poor pin placements (at least in the pins that they were in currently). A number of holes were in really really absurd locations when there was a number of better places for the pins to go.

Lots of repetition. Course crosses a valley and at least 4 holes were basically the same hole playing across the valley with 4 pins within about 100 feet up the hill side.

Tee signs are near useless they show a very rough distance usually incorrect (possibly do to multiple pins), and they either show a right turn, left turn, or straight arrow.... no map at all.

Other Thoughts: Quite dry in the summer, however most the weeds have been maintained and kept well. Fairly easy to get around.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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