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Clean park, fun round!

1    8/15/2017   8/17/2017
Review By: djtripp20
Played: 43  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a course that I played once before many years ago when I first got into disc golf. It's been long enough that I didn't really remember all the holes but I did remember that I had a good time when I played it before. So I thought it was time to come back out and give it a second run now that I've been playing for a few years.

When I arrived I quickly remembered how easy parking was for this course because you park right outside of the Tee Box for whole one. The layout is really easy to navigate, but obviously it's a lot easier when you have someone to play with. Thankfully I met up with a local at hole one and we ended up playing the whole round together... which worked out great. Some of the baskets are hidden over hills or behind some shrubs, so it was nice to have someone to tell me where to aim when at the threw off the tee boxes.

Many of the holes are open, but there are a few trees to contend with in strategic spots. All the tee boxes are concrete which is nice, and the baskets are all in really great shape. The course winds its way through a park with pedestrians walking around barbecue pits. It really was a very pretty Park. All the grass was well-maintained and cut, all the OB area is clearly defined by rocks or paths.

A few stand out holes for me where hole 3, which backs up right to the main entrance of the park with the street right behind the basket, hole 10 I believe, which has this basket protected by a bunch of OB in the front and on the side, and hole 18 which forces you to play right back up to the parking area where there's usually a nice crowd of people watching you play in.

So a few highlights:
- Concrete pads
- Nice baskets
- Restrooms on site
- Variety of holes
- Clean, friendly park
Cons: The first real con that comes to mind is only one tee box per hole. Most holes are about 300 to 350, but it would have been nice for a noodle arm like me to have some shorter throws here in there. Should be pointed out however that this is a pure nice to have as the layout did seem to flow really well.

Also some of the baskets are kind of confusing because the fairways of running back and forth from each other. We had a few people on another hole end up throwing their drives under our whole and it was confusing because they started picking up the wrong discs.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is a really great Park and it reminds me a lot of the courses in California. If it had a pro shop on site and multiple tee pads per hole this would be easily a 4.5 course. I really enjoyed the round and I'll definitely be back to play again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A must play in Las Vegas!

1    10/2/2015   10/2/2015
Review By: ncbrett92
Played: 96  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 2.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very good tee sighs on almost all of the holes. The arial shots of the holes are very helpful when you can't see the baskets from the tee and help show where the OB areas are. Anything that is not grass is OB here and with the walking paths on almost every hole and the rock river running threw part of the back 9 you really have to watch your shots or you can rack up OB strokes fast. The wind plays a big factor into this course and makes you thing about shots and trying to putt here is a real challenge. There is also some really small and tight greens with the OB as well. Don't let the shortness of this course fool you. With the wind playing all through the course (10 to 15MPH+ when I played here) it makes you have to really throw hard. the grass is cut short and even and the tee pads are all fairly grippy. While it is an open field course there are trees throughout that make you pick lanes and have to flex shots between trees and the wind.
Cons: A few of the tee sighs need to be reprinted as they have been partly torn up/off. A couple of the tee pads felt a bit short and 9's gets soaked when the sprinklers come on and gets really slick. A few of the baskets have partly broken bands on them and the chains are starting to look a little rough (they all catch good thought). The double edge sword to the OB walking paths adding the difficulty to this course is the people walking on them. But when I played at about 8AM they were all nice and worked with us disc golfers on sharing the space. The green on 13 was the only hole I thought was a bit unfair and dangerous to walkers as it was right on top of the walking path and the rock river and is a blind left-hander downhill from the tee. Did't see any dog poop when I played but watch for it as it could be close to a few of the baskets.
Other Thoughts: Overall I love this course and will be back anytime I'm back in Vegas for work. The biggest 3 things I think this course could use to push it up to a 4 or 4.5 would be a true practice basket (hole 8 or 18's work but would be nice to try to put one in in-between hole 8's basket and 1's tee box). Need a kiosk somewhere by hole 1's tee (could maybe try to put it just to the right of 1's tee box) to help find hole 1 and give some info on the local disc golf area and the course. And move hole 13's basket back a bit or over the right to either give a bit more room on the landing or take out the blindness of it to make it a bit safer for walkers. Favorite hole was hole 11 because of taking the high risk/high reward option of trying to clear the OB or laying up and playing it safe off the tee.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Public Park Course

2-4    10/26/2012   10/29/2012
Review By: TheGrim
Played: 74  Reviewed: 45  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very well maintained park with a great view of Las Vegas. It's a shame they are thinking of pulling the park as it's one of the best ones in Vegas.

The Tees are flat and well marked so it makes navigation without a map really easy. Some of the markers are upside down for some reason, but they are still well done with satellite views so it's not a guessing game as to where the baskets are, which is good since some of them are blind shots.

Hole 1 was awesome, a straight upshot through narrow trees made it a very difficult hole for anyone who can't throw very straight and low for a long distance.

The course makes great use of the terrain and the layout, for the most part, is meant to allow for disc golfers and park goers to all be happy.
Cons: There are a plethora of people in this park, so I can see why there is the threat of pulling the course if golfers aren't cautious. We had a group of girls playing soccer on hole 2 so we skipped it, but didn't have any other issues the rest of the round, and given how busy it was it seems that the park goers are pretty mindful of the course.

As mentioned, some of the markers are upside down and a couple are torn. Pretty petty con, I know, so that should give you an indication of why this is a well rated park, there isn't much to complain about at all.
Other Thoughts: Overall this was a fun park to play. It didn't have the long open shots that you find at Sunset, but it also doesn't have the jagged disk eating rocks of Red Ridge.

The design was very well done in my opinion. The layout flows very well.

I agree with all of the other reviewers when I say to be very courteous on this course. With the blind shots and close pavilions it could be tempting to just throw without having a spotter or not lay it up when people are around, but with the heavy usage it's a bad gamble to take, (Vegas reference, hahaha).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Windy and tight

1    8/31/2011   9/5/2011
Review By: Auto
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The park was awesome and well kept. This is a course to bring the whole family out to. There is something for everyone. The course had concrete pads and a well maintianed area. There where challenging throws that border the street.
Cons: Some signs where missing and a few baskets where Close together which made it difficult to tell apart for your next shot.
Other Thoughts: It is a simple short course that is placed in a beautiful park sitting. This is a great beginners course. Really enjoyed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A solid course

5+    6/10/2011   6/13/2011
Review By: OMGChaos
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is clean, green, and almost impossible to lose a disc on. Great course for beginners.
Cons: It can get really crowded on nice days, and weekends especially. Plenty of people don't even realize there is a disc golf course on the park, and are totally oblivious to it. Patience is a must.
Other Thoughts: Great course overall. Not super challenging, but a good quick course for players looking for some shorter holes and limited obstacles

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A nice park-style course

2-4    4/6/2011   4/7/2011
Review By: SomeChump
Played: 33  Reviewed: 33
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Simple to navigate-almost all the tees are within 60 feet of the last basket and all baskets are visible from the tee area

You won't lose a disc here.

Easily strollerable

Playground for the kids in the middle where you can play around them and keep an eye on them

Good variation of length on holes

Concrete tees in nice shape

Baskets in great shape

Almost all the holes had signs, all but 2 or so had accurate distances on them

Nice bathrooms and water fountains

If you play sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and desert areas as OB, there are some interesting risk/reward shots where you have to choose to lay up or go for it

Tons of lights. Easy to finish a round after dark.

All the locals I met were nice; didn't notice any pot smoking going on at all

Very fast- I was worried I wouldn't get a round in before dark and I got 1 1/2 rounds in before dark and easily finished by park lights
Cons: Pretty hard to take a 5 on any hole. My first round I played I threw 13 pars in a row in some high wind. There just aren't that many obstacles out there. Some scattered trees are the only obstacles, but most are so short you can throw over them. For example, the first hole is designed as a difficult 300+ foot tunnel shot. But anyone in their right mind would just throw a big hyzer around the right side of the tunnel. Most of the trees are 20 feet high or less. So in general it is a "drive and putt" course for anyone who can drive 300-350. If your drive is accurate you get a short putt. If it isn't, you get a long putt then a drop in par. Only one hole will force a 300 foot driving player to throw a significant upshot.

A fair number of walkers in the park. I never had to wait long, but I did have to wait several times during a round

Only one set of tees and one basket placement

Random posted pars-I don't see why par in disc golf doesn't mean the same as in ball golf. I'm no pro and I shot 12 under the posted par my first time to the park. Give me a break. If you can make par without any single throw being longer than 100 feet the par is wrong.

No water

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Favorite in Vegas

1    10/2/2010   10/3/2010
Review By: drickanderson
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers a lot in the way of challenge, elevation and risk/reward. There a few holes that are longish but the shorter ones are offset by OB-surrounded baskets, and blind shots over hills and around trees. If you play with strict OB rules, this can be a very challenging course.

The landscaping is beautiful, and the grass is fantastic. It's beneficial to have somebody with you that knows the course, but the signs are sufficient if you don't.

I regularly play Sunset and Red Ridge, and can tell you that I prefer this course of the three. The only thing that would keep me from playing it more is the long drive from my house.
Cons: As stated previously, a few of the holes drive along the road-side, but they're shorter holes, and can be reached using a putter from the tee, so it really isn't that big of an issue.
Other Thoughts: There were a lot of people in the park when we played, and the guy that I played with said that it wasn't as bad as it usually is, and they generally have to skip a few holes because there are people in the way. I would suggest getting on the course in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the traffic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/14/2010   9/28/2010
Review By: KJTchouop
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Certainly, this is the most attractive course in town. Although it tends to run a little shortish on distance for many of the holes, there still are some challenges for the seasoned player. It's a really nice park with picnic areas, playgrounds, water fountains, bathrooms, etc.
Cons: This course would be better if they had just a little more room. It feels like they could have made a great fifteen hole course, but had to figure out a way to cram in three more holes. A couple of holes are a bit confusing as to where to go for your next drive. A few holes run parallel to residential streets, so be prepared to lose a disc on an errant throw that flies over a six foot wall into a yard. The back nine isn't as interesting as the front nine, save for a couple of great holes right after the turn.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Mountain Crest park

1    8/1/2009   8/9/2009
Review By: Legend KILLer
Played: 47  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 10.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Young park with plenty of potential
Nicely kept and clean
Lawn all-around
Some holes nicely framed
Restrooms, picnic tables, water play area, bbq
Elevation used well
Not too much foot traffic due to heat (it is Las Vegas)
All pins are baskets (though some are a little bent)
Concrete pads
Signage (on some)
You can easily find your way around
Friendly people
Cons: Some of the signage is missing
When the grass is irrigated some of the tee pads when wet or flooded
The back nine can get redundant
Long drive from the strip (I was on vacation): 20-25 minutes
Other Thoughts: The park is young so the trees don't play a big factor but when they grow up this course will definitely be more difficult. By the way, if you throw your disc into a park yard consider it gone. There is signage to not jump into back yards because the city could pull the course. If you're in town I recommend Sunset Park first but this little course is definitely not a waste of time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best in Vegas

2-4    1/7/2009   2/3/2009
Review By: ThrowTennesseeDCM
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good mix of shots. Great tee signs, and well marked. Young trees that will become quite challenging in the years to come.
Cons: Last five holes are VERY short to keep people from throwing into a neighborhood.
Other Thoughts: Great course given the setting. Best and most maintained course in Vegas. Better Part of town than Sunset Park.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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