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1    11/11/2016   11/14/2016
Review By: my3fischersons
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
Pros: + Nice park course, plenty of space
+ A good set of long distance holes
+ Challenging with the trees
Cons: - Hard to navigate some holes, like previous reviews - #9 was definitely hard to find
- No elevation, very flat

 A solid, unexceptional course

1    8/8/2015   8/13/2015
Review By: cdamon
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 37.5 Years
Pros: * The park is a nice space for disc golf, mostly flat (except a couple of dirt mounds) with moderately spaced trees.

*The length brings approach shots into play for all players.

* Good variety of holes: medium/long, left/right, open/tight

* Lots of opportunities for rollers

* Grass!
Cons: * Can be hard to navigate. Definitely ask for the map at the entrance if it's your first time. Basket 1 and tees 5 and 9 were especially hard to find.

* Many of the fairways are constrained by one thing or another: park road, fence, culvert, boundary road
Other Thoughts: This is a perfectly solid course in a nice park. With the drought, the grass is brown and there's no water anywhere (not sure if there is during the winter). It's also unexceptional - there's nothing very good or very bad about the course.

 Try this one out!

2-4    2/13/2015   2/22/2015
Review By: ProgFrog
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fairly long course, good variation in challenges. I have only been playing for under 2 years, so I cannot offer an "expert" opinion, but I have a decent skill level for an old guy. If entering Mooney Park off Mooney Blvd., drive to your right and toward the high transmission tower. Park on the road close to the tower, you will see the Perry Outback sign near the 1st tee. Holes 1,2,3 easy enough to find. I throw holes 4 & 5 off of two elevated positions (adjoining hills), #4 off the left side hill. Not sure if that's where you are SUPPOSED to throw from, but there are pads, but no tee markers to be found. If you print out a SITE MAP it will be helpful for you.

Tree challenges on many holes, as well as some holes having some pretty wide open areas to launch (#'s 2,3,5,14,15,16). Good mixture of distances, maybe a course favoring long throwers. Plenty of bathrooms in the area, and it is a pleasant park to play in. Well-kept grounds.
Cons: Can be a mystery trying to find #9 tee from the #8 basket, even with the map. #9 tee will be off to your left (from the #8 basket), alongside the road, right next to the bathroom, beyond the children's play area. #9 basket is a long hole, through a bunch of trees.

Some tee pads have no signs/markers at all (4,5,14), and I'm not certain that some of the distances on tee signs are accurate for the pin positions (but I could be wrong).
Other Thoughts: Now that I am a "local", I will be playing this course at least once/week, so maybe I can offer better info for you in the near future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Wide Open And Long Enough For The Big Arms!

1    6/21/2014   7/9/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Art Mooney is a large, mostly flat, sprawling county park. The park has lots of scattered mature trees which provide most of the obstacles for the course.
I was lucky to hook up with a Pro player who was checking out the course for a future tournament event. Together, we managed to navigate through the course (Almost).

The course has nice large concrete tee pads. The baskets are older DGA models.

The course is mostly long. The length is the major challenge here although there are a couple of holes requiring accuracy off the pad. Because of the flatness and the trees, this is a great roller course.
# 3 or maybe 4 tees off a large mound of dirt giving you a nice off the tee downhill throw. But when we played, the basket was in a shorter position requiring more of a technical throw.
# 15 in the long position would definitely accuracy as you have to thread your tee off between two rows of double mando trees about halfway down the fairway. This hole is designed to give the Pro players a challenge.

I liked # 18 best. It was just a short (For this course) ACE run, probably 275', to a basket that was sitting on the tip of a little peninsula of land. About the only pretty hole on this course.
The shade of all these trees was a welcome sight on another scorching day here in the valley.
Cons: The length is probably a little too much for us Rec players. Because there is no underbrush, you are not punished for errant throws except for your score.
The navigation issues were a problem. Just finding the start was difficult. There are some long walkouts and we got lost after # 10 and ended up skipping 11-14.
I just didn't feel any "Wow" factor here. I wasn't bored but just felt that this course was a little bland and lacked any things that give a course personality, such as elevation, water, natural beauty or cleverly designed holes.
Other Thoughts: The course provides ample challenge for the better players just with it's length. It's open enough that us Rec players can play it without being terribly frustrated. I'm just not sure whether either group of players would be really excited about the experience that is Perry Outback DGC.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/8/2014   7/8/2014
Review By: mattdabbs
Played: 98  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 14.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Really exceptional to have two great courses in the same park! The Championship course is a little more predictable than this one. The outback course has elevation changes, ravines, and some super long bombs (possibly rollers if the grass was shorter). This course wasn't busy at all which was nice in that I had no waiting but I also didn't know where I was going. Without the online map I would have been in trouble.

Tees and baskets are all great. Some really nice obstacles to get in your way to navigate past include the ravines and black fence around that new building. You will want to be careful around the ditch at 7, 8 and 18. It is pretty rough. They closed hole 7 when I was there by parking a white van on the teepad with a sign on it. I guess that is to keep people safe as there is a lot of rebar around the ravine that would be quite a liability to the park if someone got hurt. So be careful!
Cons: Tee signs need updated. There are newer, longer positions that I just couldn't spot from the tee so I just threw straight and hoped it was somewhere in the direction closest to straight :)

Not just a whole lot of birdie opportunities...there were a few around holes 7-11 so you better get them while you can. This isn't a big negative...just get ready to throw lots of long shots, which can get repetitive...although quite challenging to get your par on some holes.
Other Thoughts: When you come in the park, head to your right for this course. Finding hole #1 was a little bit challenging. It is right before you get to the little bridge on the left side of the road. Parking wasn't obvious...turns out you just park along the side of the road. It is $6 to get in the park. I don't think that is marked anywhere in the info on this course, unless I just missed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Better of the two

1    7/1/2013   8/20/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a little tougher and more interesting than the other course in the park. It plays through a mostly flat area with a few minor elevation changes. A retention pond type area provides a couple shots with pins near slopes, and a tee on a mound offers a fun downhill shot. There are more technical shots on this side of the park, you will need to shape a few interesting lines to be successful here.

There is some nice distance variety, with some reachable holes and some bombers that require multiple shots. The nice turf makes for some fun roller opportunities, encouraged by the low ceilings in a few places. The park is nicely kept, the grass was mowed and there didn't seem to be any issues with trash or vandalism.
Cons: Navigation is tricky in some spots, check out the map available online. There are some longer walks with no directional signage. The tee signs are inconsistent, we just relied on the map for this as well. A few of the holes had sort of silly lines, making them play as tweener holes where most players will get the same score. There is no rough, so bad drives aren't punished at all. You can recover pretty easily throughout the course.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course pretty long, though without too much undergrowth it's not terribly punitive. More experienced players will find this side more challenging and a little more interesting than the other course with slightly more emphasis on technical skills. This is a nice park, and together these courses are worth a stop.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 awesom course

2-4    7/24/2014   7/31/2013
Review By: mrcrazyscott
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.8 Years
This review was updated on 7/25/2014
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I love the technicality of the holes....not many are alike. They really put some thought into it
Cons: If you havent played it yet. It may be a bit hard to find the layout of the course....especially since the baskets are all grey lol
Other Thoughts: Ive uploaded a course map on the app called "udisc" hope that will help you :)

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Outback is a good description

1    7/3/2013   7/3/2013
Review By: gmoney1984
Played: 188  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 4.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. Great variety

2. Awesome tee off spots ( 2 on top of mounds)

3. lots of shade

4. Nice park

5. Lots of obstacles but not too much that you get frustrated

6. Bathrooms along the way and water fountains although all of them dont work

7. some sweet old very large trees

8. Not very crowded
Cons: 1. Hard to navitage in certain spots. Cant remember what hole exactly it is (9 i think) but you end near a barn then you have to go left along the sidewalk a very long way near bathrooms for the next tee.

2. Course sort of runs into houses a few different times

3. even though it was shady it was super hot when I played

4. Spots where discs can get stuck in trees

Other Thoughts: Very unique course. Overall alot of fun minus the difficulty to navigate on a few different holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Average... Definitely overrated

1    6/1/2013   6/1/2013
Review By: surefee
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some sick bombs off what looks like man made mounds
Nice hole placement of cages on back nine; hiding behind trees
Lots of shade
Some nice obstacles such as creeks
No crowds
Cons: Not much help to figure out course
Some wide open holes on front 9
Hotttt in afternoons
Dew soaked grass in the mornings that make for slippery disk
People can get in the way
Other Thoughts: Overall good course just not a course that should be 4+ as it is just avg

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Best in the Valley!!!

5+    9/8/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: bryancole
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Now that the course is being maintained after the giant pond was built, I must say it is in fabulous shape. Elevation changes, water hazards and thick wooded areas make this course a challenge for all players. You get to use every disc in your bag. One hole sits atop a giant mound (how cool is that).
Cons: Very long. One hole plays over 700 ft at the farthest location. Make sure you do some push-ups before hand.

Water hazards can eat your plastic alive and you won't see them again.
Other Thoughts: I happen to like this course better than the Perry Championship course located at the front of the park. It it a lot more challenging and presents many different ways to think about what type of throw you should do.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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