1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Scenic.
- Not crowded (at least on a weekday like today)
- Some moderately challenging shots, but then again I'm not very good and it was my first time playing.
- Decent signage and tee pads.
Cons: - Some thick trees that can be troublesome (which ate one disc of mine)
- Poison oak
- Baskets are often difficult to locate for first timers. We had to do some hiking around to figure out where we were going.
- Two holes cross one another. Could get dicey with a lot of people on the course.
Other Thoughts: All-in-all, this is a nice course and one I'd like to play again. It's a nice change from Aquatic Park and Golden Gate, but without having a car, it's hard for me to get to. My advice on playing here is watch where your disc lands, watch out for poison oak, and carry a baseball or a long stick for when you get one stuck in a tree!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: California seems to know how to build nine hole courses fairly well. The elevation change from hole to hole makes for a very fun round and adds difficulty. Shot selection is also a critical aspect for this course for the downhill throws; throwing the wrong disc or line could result in a disastrous result either getting lost (worse case) or a big roll away or what have you. Hole three is interesting from the tee pad as it looks like a straight forward toss across a large flat area only to throw your disc and watch it disappear into a fairly deep/wide valley.
In my opinion you only need drivers on a few holes even though most are a good length. Uphill holes need drivers while downhill holes for the most part are better played with a putter or mid disc unless throwing a spike hyzer for holes like number nine. There is for sure a RHBH friendly slant at this course but I believe good lefty players could overcome fairly easily by taking a different route or turnover as there is quite a bit of freedom for line shaping here AKA it's a more open course.
Cons: The biggest problem here as with a lot of public courses these days are dealing with other park users getting in the way. Apparently other park users here don't understand that there is a course here and stood right near the baskets, especially on hole nine. While this could be an isolated incident it's something to remember; look before you throw and never throw when someone is near. Also the walking path is a dangerous area for errant disc throws from the top of the hill.
The course terrain had these giant balls of dirt and rock like they run tractors up in there, again this could be an isolated incident but being my first time from out of town it was a little annoying trying to find footing and avoid these giant hard balls. Giggity. Sure made walking much harder.
Other Thoughts: This is a very decent nine hole course and maybe the best of the limited nine holers in the area. While not epic it is a solid course with solid holes and decent challenge. It is more than a course baggers course and I think anyone within the area should check out this course first before any other shorter nine hole courses.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun 9-hole course
Pros: Lots of elevation change, many good tee boxes. Varied pin positions.
Cons: Occasional walkers / nearby park users. Exercise caution. Some tee pads are muddy or slick when wet (esp the rubber ones).
Other Thoughts: A great 9-hole course that has enough variety to keep you entertained for 18 or 27 holes.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Free course. Holes are clearly marked. Interesting setup with both short and long fairways. Not to many crowded days, with helpful locals.
Cons: Pins are permanently set. mostly dirt fairways with wild grass (easier to loose disc).
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
A Very Nice 9 Holes
Pros: -Elevation Change adds to challenge.
-Baskets and tees in good condition.
-This is a small park, but they did as well as they could at keeping it away from playgrounds, picnic areas, etc...
-3 pretty dramatic downhill shots. I've played plenty of 18 holes courses that can't say this!
-Course was pretty clean. Access to Water and bathrooms is very good.
-Locals are welcoming. Jumped in with 3 of them and had a nice time.
Cons: -You will have to watch for others using the park on foot and bicycle.
-A couple times holes cross or play very close to each other.
-It's only 9 holes and multiple tee pads were not always an option or in good condition.
Other Thoughts: For a 9 hole course, there is good golf here. You'll have to shape shots, gauge distance on elevation shots, make putts on fast greens, and even throw hard a few times. If I lived within 15 minutes of it, I'd be a regular. Nice people and a good place to work on the game.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great 9 hole in Moraga
Pros: Great use of the terrain and wonderful views of the town of Moraga an the Oakland hills. Mach II Baskets are older but still do the job perfectly. Most of the holes have cement block tee pads that are a good size and level. There are multiple pin locations that can make play much different from the previous location. Great locals that will help guide you in the right direction. There is a great variation of hyzer/anyhzer opportunities. Trash cans at most of the holes. Good signage to indicate pin locations.
Cons: Moraga Commons is a busy park with lots of folks utilizing the walking paths. There are several holes 4, 5, and 8 that are near the bike path and caution when throwing will need to be exercised. This is the only course in the immediate area and can get crowded during certain times. Discs can be hard to find when the grass is tall during the spring. When the grass dries out the city discs the grass down making the fairways on some holes hard to get good footing. When course id wet the clay soil is slick and will stick to your shoes making play difficult. There is some poison oak to worry about so use caution.
Hole 7 has been changed for the worst. The tee pad is much closer to the pin due to people hanging out below the properties on the old tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course to go to and bust a couple rounds or more. The locals that take care of the course are not high in numbers but still make sure the course is well maintained. This course has slowly over time improved to be one of my favorite 9 hole courses that I have ever played.
There is a locals tee that is located to the left of hole 2's pin for hole 3 that greatly changes the pay of the hole and is very fun to play when the course is not crowded.
One has to watch out when enjoying a beer or a smoke during the round because there is an access road that goes through the middle of the course that is patrolled by the local cops. This course is worth taking the time to play if you are in the area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
A decent 9 holes
Pros: Some long holes.
Water fountain right in middle of course.
Just about every hole has an elevation change.
Cons: Alot of poison oak.
A few of the holes cross each other slightly.
Close to walking paths.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course was fun to play. Holes #4 and #6 are downhill rippers that will boost your ego with long drives. :) I missed hole 8 completely on my first round, due to misleading signage,but managed to find it on my second time through.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenges for al levels, but watch the poison oak!
Pros: Quiet suburban setting;
Lots of parking;
Variety of holes to challenge you;
Playground, skate park, picnic area and restrooms all nearby
Cons: POISON OAK! It is everywhere on the course-leaflets 3 let is be; berries white poisonous sight!
Other Thoughts: I enjoy Moraga Commons as a good challenge. There are shots up hill and down hill and over gullies and ditches. On some of the downhill shots you can really let it fly!
Keep an eye on those disc as they dive into the brush because inevitably you will hit the poison oak. This course is really defined by it since it makes use of the "back 40" in Moraga Commons Park. In the hills of California you will always find poison oak and Moraga Commons Park has more than its fair share. Use caution when searching for your discs in the brush.
Some poison oak tips: if you brush up against it make sure that you wash up with soap and water after your round to get rid of the oils that commonly cause skin irritation. If your discs go into the brush, assume that they hit some poison oak and wash them off with soap and water after your round. Don't just do the old towel wipe...the oils from the poison oak will get on your towel and be spread wherever that towel goes. Moraga Commons is a fun course, but requires a little preventive personal care when you play it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Course / Beautiful Park
• Pretty wide open
• Decent tee boxes
• Easy to find
• Beautiful park overall with lots of activities
• Friendly folks
• Poison Oak along one valley making you think twice before going long on certain holes
• A little cross traffic on some holes
• You can park along the street near the skate park to get close to #1 but if you park in the parking lot, it'll put you next to the restrooms (which are well maintained).
• There's also a good size field by the stage to warm up.
• I wouldn't recommend this course after it's rained as it can get quite sticky muddy.
This is a good course with a good variety of holes for only having 9 total. It also produces a decent workout with all the hiking up and down the hillside. There are quite a few bushy trees about which could mean losing a disc should you choose to 'go for it' on a couple holes. There are also some sneaky valleys on certain holes which produces a deceptive challenge, meaning you may be 10 ft. away on a putt and then miss and end up 20 ft. away coming back.
Bottom line: It's a good course for us beginners and a nice park overall.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Play the Park
Pros: Its a Course!!!
Good use of park space
Water fountain on hill top
Cons: Wait for cross fire.
Wait for park go'ers
When windy....it gos this way...and that way, headwind,tailwind....gimmie a brake!
Other Thoughts: Fun course if your in the area...if not its a long drive, and pretty much only one road in. There is a 7-11 just be for you get there on Moraga. So if your gonna drive more then 30min. try somewhere else....unless your near by.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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