Moraga, CA 
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 nice 9 hole coarse

5+    12/25/2012   1/15/2013
Review By: disc cogg
Played: 27  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - lots of elevation change
- good mixture of easy and challenging holes
- drinking fountain located in the middle of the coarse
-never gets too crowded
- very friendly locals
Cons: - very little parking
- poison oak
- gets very muddy and the mud is thick and clumps up on shoes
-grass gets very long at times which makes it difficult to find discs
- bathroom is located in park which is a far walk forom the coarse
Other Thoughts: overall this is a fun coarse i like the elevation changes and all the green grass. never gets too hot here. makes for a nice fun afternoon just watch out for the poison oak

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 What happened

1    10/7/2012   11/15/2012
Review By: CodeMonkey
Played: 170  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 5.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Seemed to be a busy/popular course.
Some great uphill/downhill shots.
Great visibility but still technical with trees and obsticles.
Tee markers and tee maps in place at most tees.
Cons: Quite a few tee maps were inaccurate - baskets were often moved from their apparent original placement with no alternate marking on the map (basket 7 or 8 was pulled out of the ground with concrete intact).
Tight course with a little more overlap than I prefer - causes backups on the course
Course crosses public paths numerous times - make sure to check for bystanders.
Dangerous foliage (cactus, poison oak, etc.) - most are well marked/visible
More than half of the baskets were not visible without significant scouting - a pain if you are having to go up and down the hill between throws
Other Thoughts: I had mixed feelings about this course. If it was not my first time playing I think I would have enjoyed it more. I never like overlapping runs but sometime it's difficult to avoid with courses in tight spaces. Correcting basket locations to match the maps or updating the maps could help first time players of this course.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Interesting Setup

2-4    6/26/2012   7/27/2012
Review By: bassman87
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.9 Years
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.

 Moraga Course

2-4    5/26/2012   5/26/2012
Review By: Mateoqua
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is great for beginners and amateurs. I think this course has some good challenges, but you shouldn't have problems losing any discs. I love having a course where I can let a few discs fly without having regrets if they fly over the hole. There are many poison oak warnings, but thus far I haven't had any issues when searching for my discs.
Cons: The course has recently tilled fairways so much of the walking is done over large dirt clumps, which can be quite annoying. The poison oak may be a problem for some. There is a small playground close by and many kids often play around hole #9.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 my home course

5+    1/11/2012   1/11/2012
Review By: dkfromthebay
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This has become my home course and the course i learned to play disc golf on. It has been very challenging for me with holes #2 and 3 having you navigate through some trees. #4,6, and 9 good size downhill throws that you can really put some power into but still have some obstacles in the way. # 5 and 8 have been ones I've really gauged my power on with some uphill shots. All and all as I experience different course this one has still been my favorite and still challenging.
Cons: The first tee is right next to the skate park they have there and its on the left perfect for a beginner to toss right in the middle of. The first downhill shot on #4 has a walking path at the bottom that gets used pretty frequently. #6 crosses paths behind trees with hole 7 which can be pretty dangerous.
Other Thoughts: All and all I really like this course a few flaws in the design of it but defiantly the best they could do with the space they have. Its got a lot of other things to do at this place besides just golf that the family can enjoy while you get some rounds in. Challenging course that still makes me use a lot of different shots in my repertoire.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A Very Nice 9 Holes

2-4    12/24/2011   12/29/2011
Review By: n8director
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 Great 9 hole in Moraga

5+    4/23/2011   11/17/2011
Review By: MikePinchico
Played: 107  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 13.4 Years
This review was updated on 1/18/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
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.


1    10/27/2011   11/8/2011
Review By: DutchViking
Played: 46  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 11.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park with kids playing soccer, jungle gym/kids play area, skate park,hiking trails, and they also fit in a cool little 9-hole course!
Great baskets, great tee-pads, and tee signs!
Course utilizes elevation very well, making for some memorable and very fun shots.
3 big downhill shots, but only one that requires a big bomb (the tower of power shot)
Lots of cool technical shots but many lines to the basket
Some nice views from on top of the hill
Good alternative to GGP. Not near as good, but with plenty of fun shots and not at all crowded

Cons: Not too clear on where to start, no signs even mentioning there is a disc golf course there.(not that I saw) Hole 1's teepad is located to the right of the skatepark.
I believe 1 or 2 holes cross fairways, potential for trouble. 
Could not find the teepad for #7, but there was a teesign and a basket.  I shot from in front of the teesign (matted down grass suggests that most people shoot from there.)
Some poison oak OFF the fairway
Other Thoughts: This was a very cool course for what they had to work with. The downhill shots were a lot of fun. Holes 2 and three were awesome holes that could be on any great courses. I only played it once because it was getting dark on, but I finished it fairly quickly and I would have played it again. I will play it again when I'm in town, and I recommend if you are nearby play it,  will take only an hour or so.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A decent 9 holes

2-4    9/23/2011   9/23/2011
Review By: SuperUnleaded
Played: 19  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.6 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2011
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Some long holes.
Water fountain right in middle of course.
Clean bathrooms.
Friendly people.
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.

 Challenges for al levels, but watch the poison oak!

2-4    6/23/2011   7/23/2011
Review By: MudDisk
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

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