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 Challenging Hill-rover

2-4    10/13/2010   12/8/2010
Review By: Tomveeh
Played: 80  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Good use of the land
-Long throws mixed in with some short holes.
-Good change in elevation.

A good course with a nice mix of holes that will challenge the good players. The course uses the land well where the holes play over rolling hills with pars available with good drives. Many of the holes run up and down a hill and the shots will require good drives. Overall the course will improve your game with the variation in the fairways.

Cons: -A few holes play over a walkway.
-Can get hot in the summer.
-Out of the way.

If you live in the area it is a nice course to have in your backyard. It is worth the drive from Oakland and a nice course to try.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not so Commons Park

2-4    10/5/2010   10/5/2010
Review By: elton807
Played: 56  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 7.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/1/2013
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Super-legit course; perhaps best 9-holer in the East Bay Area. Fun and impressive layout & elevation variation with some challenging basket positions. Generous amount of land for 9 holes. Nice tee boxes.
Cons: Grass is kinda long right now.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to park next to the skate park along the wooden fence, as it'll save a longer walk from the main parking lot. I look forward to many more rounds here!
Uniqueness: B (spacious for 9 holes; good use of elevation changes & landscape)
Difficulty: A- (long; uphill holes are tough)
Fun factor: A- (satisfying round; birdies are rare & rewarding)
Aesthetics: B+ (rural feeling in the suburbs; lush with good amount of trees)
Overall: B+

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 OK if you in the area

2-4    8/12/2010   9/17/2010
Review By: Sharkbite
Played: 147  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 18.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: LOL Close to my Moms house. Can play the course in 20 min.
Cons: Boring
Other Thoughts: Didn't want to drive through the tunnel to play Berkley so I went here. It was alright, a local described it as a mini Stafford Lake which is WRONG in so many ways. If you right in the area hit it up but don't go out of your way

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun 9 Holer W/Three Big Down Hill Throws!

1    8/20/2010   8/30/2010
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Moraga Commons is a mostly pretty multi-use park with all the usual amenities. The course for the most part stays away from the other park users and does an excellent job of utilizing the parks naturally hilly terrain. The signs and teepads are both excellent with oversized pads built with building blocks and informative signs. This is no pitch and putt. The course will challenge recreational up to advanced players but families can play and enjoy it. There are three chances for long downhill bombs. #'s 4, 6 and 9 all offer you a chance for fun, challenging downhill throws ranging 350' to 425'. There were no holes here that I didn't enjoy, none that I would consider throwaways. The baskets were older but caught well. Navigation was easy. There were benches to sit in the shade no less.
Cons: When we played in late August, the ground was dry and parched and extremely broken and uneven in places making walking on it uncomfortable. Watch out for the poison oak in a couple of places.
Other Thoughts: This is just a very enjoyable little nine hole course. The three downhill holes kind of make the course in my opinion. They're just the holes that one dreams about and keeps you coming back. # 9 is aceable with the right touch. Come visit Moraga Commons and see for yourself.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Moraga Commons Park

2-4    6/6/2010   6/6/2010
Review By: kkwedell
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/12/2010
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Utilizes slopes very nicely. Good range of holes and players. Water fountain to fill up water bottles. Near downtown so you can get food if you want.
Cons: Can get muddy. Also, some of the signs aren't updated like the basket used to be on the left, but now is on right. Is also close to the park and pathways.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for wind. Signature hole is hole 6(Tower of Power) next to big power line.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent course for a 9

5+    7/18/2010   5/17/2010
Review By: Jgunter
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.1 Years
This review was updated on 2/27/2011
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Intelligent use of natural slopes.
-Mixture of moderately wooded and open shots all of which make some use of a slope of at least eight feet.
-Clearly marked area of poison oak which is used as a natural barrier on holes 6.
-Well drawn and labeled maps for each hole.
Cons: -Small area
-Some holes placed close to walking paths or rec areas
Other Thoughts: #1 Has been moved recently, now it is past the upslope on the right with trees and an moderate incline to enhance the over or around hill shot.
#2 Hasn't changed much shot goes over a 20 foot deep ditch with brush on the left side and a few trees on either side of the fairway.
#3 Has moved from the much feared corner to the other side of the ditch, adding about fifty feet to the hole but subtracting a degree of technical quality.
#4 is the first of the top of the hill power shots, if you can clear the trees you might be able to get an easy 2, but watch the backstop, you may not find your disc.
#5 Is straight uphill, drains stamina and will to live.
#6 Top of hill shot. Apparently according to the pictures i've seen recently posted. this hole now shoots a little bit over the poison oak and ends right in front of the tee for #7, i haven't played since the modifications but it seems like this will slow down play on both #6 and #7. I want to know how many of these modifications are being made by disc golf players and how many are made by suburban bureaucrats.
#7 Shoots back towards the poison oak but the pin has been moved to the front of the trees instead of in the middle that made every upshot threaten to got into the poison oak.,
#8 plays across the hill on the left side with a line of trees in the center lining a gravel path with thick brush guarding the right boundary. Pin is also placed on a tricky slope, make sure your shot sticks, either in the basket or up close, if not it might roll for 30 feet.
#9 Best hole of the course, long shot over trees but high enough teepad for clear skys. This is the hole that keeps me going through the frustrating slopes that always catch me unprepared.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course / Beautiful Park

2-4    11/11/2009   11/14/2009
Review By: Magiken
Played: 58  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 8.3 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
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
Other Thoughts:
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.

Random Thoughts:
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.

 East Bay Hills

1    9/12/2009   9/12/2009
Review By: sgraykowski
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well marked trails and tees
Always friendly people on the course
There are some nice long shots where you can let it rip (#2, #6)
Wide variety of skill shots required and well placed tees will challenge even advanced players
New pin locations for #6, #7 & #9 helped each one differently - #6 basket is under the power lines and now takes the homes further out of play, #7 is blind now so an ace is much more difficult and #9 was moved away from the park structure so less reason to yell 'fore' on that one
#7 was also made much more challenging by movig that pin back and behind some trees
This course is hilly and provides great excersize
Cons: Homes are close to #3 & #6 so be carefull with hard backhand shots esp with the Westerly winds
Poison Oak is everywhere - on #2, #3, #6 and behind #4
Other Thoughts: This course will take awhile to master. The strong westerly winds in the afternoon add even more challenge. I defintiely recomend going out of your way to play this one - it'll be well worth your time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Play the Park

2-4    8/30/2009   8/30/2009
Review By: MissionCityMondo
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 2 Not
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 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.

 Windy Hill

1    7/19/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: swatso
Played: 529  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.3 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
The course plays up, down and across the large, mostly-open-but-scattered-with-trees hill that makes up much of a very nice park. Having a picnic table, benches, and water fountain at the top of the hill where tees #4 and #9 are located are nice touches, and the views of the surrounding hills are quite nice. The park has bathrooms, water fountains, and many things for kids and families to do, mostly not near the disc golf course. Petrol and food options are not very far away.
Some crossing fairways and a couple holes where a runaway, wind-blown disc could threaten non-players. Single tee/basket.

Other Thoughts:
An easy course to navigate with signs and distance information at each tee location. Six of the nine tee locations are long-n-wide and composed of concrete blocks, one is a rubber mat, and two are dirt. Distances range from 285' to 431', average about 315'. The course starts you with two ~300', up-slope, right-turning shots with a few trees to avoid. After playing #3, a 300' straight shot along the top of the hill, you come to your first major downhill hole at #4, 322' away and to the left - an errant toss here could threaten tee #5 and/or the horseshoe pits. Number 5 bring you back 300' up the slope, to #6, the longest (431') hole, another major downhill shot, but this time with some large trees to deal with mid-flight, and a slightly uphill pin location. Number 7 has you throwing back across the fairway you just played over to a well tree-guarded basket 285' away. Number 8 is a difficult hole, up/cross slope with scattered trees the entire way to the basket almost 350' away - this hole also crosses #6's flight path. Finally, a little stroll up to #9, again at the top of the hill, with another throw similar to #4's - 317' away, slightly left, with a walking path and building in danger if you throw too far and right - a real possibility with the constant wind here.

Closest parking to tee #1 is not in the parking lot off St. Mary's Rd, but in the parallel spots along Moraga Rd.

The course is a lot of fun to play, and watch your shots fly! There are many long and turning shots required to counter the scattered trees and elevation. Getting to watch your disc soar on downhill holes 4, 9, but especially 6, where you can really cut loose because of the extra distance and no non-players to worry about, is a blast.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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