2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun Quick 9 With Potential
Pros: A couple cement tees, and some tees marked off on walking paths with orange spray paint showing hole number and direction to the basket. Also some arrows were painted on the cement at the base of baskets pointing the direction to the next tee. A couple very long holes. Unless I was playing the layout wrong one hole was over 550'. A few holes have a decent number of trees to shoot around requiring some shot shaping and precision. Good amount of pavement throughout the park which can be used as OB to add difficulty. Some baskets fairly well protected in small groups of trees. Lightly to moderately wooded with a nice even distribution of large mature tees. Slight elevation changes throughout the course. Nice mowed grass throughout the park. Well maintained clean park. Low traffic on DG course. Ample parking.
Cons: Confusing layout and no course map available. No signs and tees are hard to find. The two cement slabs that look like disc golf tees were not marked at all, but did point in the general direction of a basket. Some baskets are next to walking paths, the road, other baskets, and other tees. One is along a fence line and the fence is just high enough off the ground to let discs slide under, but you'll have to walk around to retrieve them (not bad though). Overall the course is pretty wide open allowing a wide variety of shots on pretty much every hole. Some fairways overlapped or played right next to one another.
Other Thoughts: This is an intermediate level 9 hole that requires you to test a few different throwing skills. This course is tricky to navigate but once I did find a couple marked tee areas showing which basket to throw to there was an alright flow to it. Would be dangerous with multiple groups playing around a few holes. Creative layouts and safari rounds a definite possibility with lots of space. One of the better city park 9's I have played. Moderate to low difficulty but long enough that it's definitely not a boring 'birdies galore' course. It's a bit out of the way and I'm not sure if it's worth a long special trip, but if you're passing by or are ever within an hour of this course, I would definitely say check it out as there is some good disc golf to be played here.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautifully maintained. The course is in a city park, so the grass is cut short, the trees are taken care of, no limbs down, etc.
The holes are well thought out. Limited number of obstructions in the park are all taken advantage of. Hole #9 is a huge shot across a 350' (empty) parking lot.
Not crowded at all. I played on a Friday afternoon and had the course all to myself. It seemed like other park goers found me to be something of a curiosity.
The course offered a number of different kinds of shots. Several started off wide open, narrowing down to a tunnel, and others were the opposite. #8 is begging for a hammer throw. While the course isn't difficult, it was fun and offered a lot of variety.
Almost impossible to lose a disc. The short-cut grass makes rollers a dream.
Cons: There are no tee pads or signs. I copied down the provided map, but it was only marginally helpful. I expected the tee boxes to at least show some wear on the grass, but there weren't any bald spots or anything. You totally have to guess where to throw from.
The holes are poorly marked. They have the numbers written on the pole in Sharpie. Since the park is small, it's easy to shoot for the wrong basket (especially so since you don't know where the tee box is!)
The course isn't DG exclusive AT ALL. Kids climb and play on the baskets, moms walk around with their strollers, high-school couples just sit and talk on the course.
Other Thoughts: I played this course before going to a wedding in Coalinga. Definitely not a course worth driving to, but if you're ever in the area it is worth checking out.
My home course is parked in the middle of an oak tree forest, so part of the charm for me was to have rather open shots. This course is really forgiving, and you don't have to have skills to shoot par. If you shoot a lot of rollers, beware. The hills can take your shots and run them far away from the basket.
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