Placerville, CA 
Finnon Reservoir DGC Share
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4 / 290ft.   4 / 718ft. Par / Distance:
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  What a shame

5+    6/28/2009   6/29/2009
Review By: discglfer
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
10 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The Cafe makes the best breakfast around. other than that...
Cons: The course redesign in general
Other Thoughts: What a shame. Jim Oats turned what was, in my humble opinion, one of the best 'greater sacramento' area courses and completely and thoroughly ruined it. Sure, for 2% of the disc golfers this will be a challenge. but that just means that 98% of the disc golf playing population will find the course rediculous and do the same thing our group did, walk off the course in disgust.
hole one was probably closer to 500 feet with no real fairway for the first 200 or so feet, then you walk up a 70% grade hill 100 feet or so to the next tee box. hole 3 however, was the one that was the most rediculous. at least 3-4 hundred feet up a tightly treed ravine running nearly straight uphill. and when you get to the top of that hill? Jim has conveniently placed the basket at the top of a 20 foot mound of dirt. So after the rediculous fairway you can throw your putter back and forth like you're miniature golfing at the volcano shaped hole. It also doesn't help that the 'fairways' are covered in both thistles, thorns and poison oak. I'd tell you about the back 9 but we were so thoroughly disgusted that we did something I'd never done before. We quit. Thanks Jim, for taking away a great course!

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