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Clean park, fun round!

1    8/15/2017   8/17/2017
Review By: djtripp20
Played: 49  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 3.9 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.

First Course I ever played

1    2/12/2016   7/24/2016
Review By: Habtacular
Played: 20  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice layout in a park setting. Good tees and baskets. Challenging enough for the heat of Vegas.
Cons: As it's set in a park you will wait for pedestrian traffic to pass on more than one hole.
Other Thoughts: In retrospect it was pretty easy, but for my first time ever playing it looked unbeatable, LOL. Can't wait for next try!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nice Course In A Large, Lovely Green Las Vegas Park!

1    3/10/2016   3/14/2016
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1174  Reviewed: 1121  Exp: 39.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mountain Crest Park is a large, lovely green, manicured park in the city. It features all the amenities that a park could want for, multiple clean restrooms which were open at 7 am, basketball courts, gigantic children's play areas, basketball courts, picnic areas, walking paths, etc., etc., etc. The sprinklers were on at 7 am keeping the grass a lovely green.

The course starts and finishes at the parking lot. The tee pads are nice and large and concrete. The tee signs are metal and a littl bit beaten up. They're sometimes difficult to read. The baskets are Discatchers with the yellow band with small numbers on the band.

Mt. Crest starts out with a bang as # 1 is a slightly uphill gauntlet shot just over 300' through a row of planted trees. I doubt if many players make it all through this narrow corridor. The course is on the shorter side with a couple of ACE runs of 197 and 200' and only one hole (# 10 at 515') stretching over 360'. So being this short and basically flat, I'd have to call this a recreational course. Intermediate players and above will have their way here. Most holes are open with maybe a tree or two in guarding positions.
Cons: The # 3 tee sign (I think) was pulled out and lying on the ground.
There isn't much in the way of obstacles or distance.
Fairly flat.
Other Thoughts: For being as short, flat, and basic as this course is, I found it to be wonderfully entertaining. Of course, this might speak volumes to the fact that I happen to be a distance challenged, older recreational player. But perhaps, it has to do with the fact that this course is in a beautiful park and that I played on a lovely Las Vegas morning.

3 of 3 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: 2.7 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.

 Desert Oasis

1    3/27/2015   4/3/2015
Review By: unsmith
Played: 13  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained course in a well maintained park.

Baskets are all in good shape, no issues there.

Concrete tees provide excellent footing.

Bathroom facilities are right in the middle and accessible in the middle of your round or at the end.

Very good signage and easy to navigate from tee to tee.

Friendly locals.
Cons: Not a lot of shot variety required as most holes are basically open.

The tee signs are basically printouts of Google Maps and seem to always be oriented north->south, which can be a little confusing to figure out which direction you're facing.

No dedicated practice basket, most people seem to practice at 18 and then give way when people come up.

If there is "official" OB it's not marked anywhere. I got the impression that outside the walking paths was OB as you'd expect, but it wasn't clear whether the rock beds were supposed to be OB or not. If they are, there are a couple of baskets that are silly close to OB.
Other Thoughts: This course is popular! On a weekday afternoon there were multiple other groups playing as well as dog walkers and other general park-goers. That's a good sign.

It's not marked, but play the tunnel shot on 1 as a mando into the tunnel. That's probably the way it was meant to be played, and trying the big hyzer route has you throwing directly at hole 2's teepad, which is dangerous.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Mountain Crest Park - A walk in the park!

1    8/4/2014   8/4/2014
Review By: JR Stengele
Played: 220  Reviewed: 191  Exp: 17.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Mountain Crest Park is the nicest course off the strip in the Las Vegas area. This course plays in a well manicured park with ample room to park with easy access off the highway. Although not the most difficult course, the fun factor is high here and is a hot spot for local disc golfers. Due to the heat, playing in the early morning or late evening is a must if you don't want to fry. Even though there are plenty of trees in the park to find shade under, the fairways are wide open for the most part and are in direct sunlight.

Holes on the course range anywhere from 197-416 feet but average closer to the 300ft range. Par for the course is 62, which seemed high, with no real par 4's in my opinion. I shot 15 down my first time which was a 974 rating and didn't even play that well considering it was my first time. It was however quick to play and easy to navigate due to nice signage and an obvious flow. Toward the end of my round I met some great locals who invited me to play since I was solo which was welcoming and ended up being a lot of fun!
Overall Challenge

There are a few blind holes which add to the difficulty but most pins can be reaching using any line you choose due to the open space. Fairways present little challenge on most holes but as time goes on and the trees continue to develop, I can see the difficulty here increasing some over time. Fortunately, due to selective pin placement and OB along the walking path and roads that comes into play throughout the round, disc placement does become important at times. Especially when it is windy! Tee pads and baskets are in excellent condition, although like many other courses around here, are quite slick when wet creating the potential chance of an errant throw or even worse, and injury.

Speed of Play

As mentioned previously in my review, this course gets packed! Whether it's disc golfers, dog walkers, or someone out exercising, there is always someone here. On a busy day it could take hours to play as to when the park is empty and it takes about an hour and a half. That has an impact on one's schedule so plan accordingly.
Other Thoughts:
Mountain Crest Park was ideal for someone coming from out of town like myself. It was easy to find, navigate, and play in a reasonable amount of time. It was a beautiful park located in a safe area with zero chances of losing a disc. I am very happy to have played this course for the experience and even though it wasn't great, it was more than enough for someone trying to play a round in the desert. I appreciate the efforts the locals put into maintaining this course and know it will continue to get better with age.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Quick Easy

1    11/18/2013   11/20/2013
Review By: andylibrande
Played: 32  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 14.6 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun course that is in a well-maintained park. Relatively short and straight-forward but uses the terrain much better then most city-type parks. Loved how all of the grass was in good condition and how well the park was maintained.

We had a rest day in Las Vegas and showed-up here with no research and it was easy to find and easy to play. Played on a Monday mid-morning and the only people in the park were other disc-golfers so it was nice and relaxed.
Cons: Hole #1 is not marked but is relatively obvious. Otherwise all other holes were well-marked except the walk to #18 (still easy to find).
Other Thoughts: Great spot for a quick and straight-forward round of disc golf.

Nothing too challenging but still interesting to play in a nice park setting.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Decent open park course

1    1/24/2013   2/1/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large multi-use park. The fairways are grassy and nicely groomed with lurking sidewalk and desert OB on many of the holes. If you play all these as OB, it adds quite a bit of risk to some of the shots especially when running the basket from the tee. There is a wide range of hole lengths, from ace runs to longer shots that let you rip a longer drive.

The trees are pretty scattered and most are fairly small, but the design uses them fairly well. Most of the drives feel pretty open but you do have to consider shot placement and there are a couple holes where you have to hit a specific line to get your birdie.
Cons: I like the chance to throw some longer drives in the open, but there's a little too much of that on this course. There isn't a whole lot more to work with but it still allows for pretty simple hyzers on just about every shot. A couple spots have some awkward flow, make sure to take a map and pay attention to the directional markers for the next tee on each tee sign. The sidewalk didn't seem too crowded, but with several blind shots crossing the walkways there is a potential for safety issues and conflicts with other park users.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course longer but forgiving, with no punishment for errant shots and no lost discs. More experienced players will find this an ok place to work on longer drives and shot placement in the wind, but not many technical line shaping skills are necessary here.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    12/29/2012   12/29/2012
Review By: HEATER
Played: 48  Reviewed: 5
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well marked course with the land and baskets in great shape.

Great use of the land.

Great signage and easy to navigate except the walk from 17-18.

Mostly short holes between 200 and 325 feet with one or two over 400.

Good use of the slight elevation changes through the park.

Great views of the mountains in the background.

Can be played quickly if not busy.

Met some friendly locals.
Cons: Played on a Saturday afternoon and the park was packed! Saw two mob groups of 8 players on the course that created a substantial backup for many holes.

A couple holes on the back 9 are downright dangerous. 13 comes to mind where the basket is a blind shot and directly over a walking path.

A couple holes play really close to the road.
Other Thoughts: A short but quite fun course not too far (20 mins) from the strip.

Worth bringing a couple discs if you need some reprieve from the chaos on the strip.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    11/8/2012   11/12/2012
Review By: Ranger Rick
Played: 54  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 5.4 Years
Pros: Beautiful oasis in the desert! The grass was green, and the equipment was in decent shape. Plenty of parking and restrooms. Nice variety of shots - long/short; straight/arched; even/high/low. Something for everybody to love!
Cons: Multi-use park with lots of non-DGers, so we had to skip around to get all the holes in. Very windy, which seems to be common around town. I had to play real conservative to not lose shots into the street or over fences.
Other Thoughts: The tunnel shot on #1 sets up the course and really makes for a fun round! If you can, come during the week, when most kids are in school, and folks are working, so that you reduce your chance of encountering wandering targets. I will definitely come back and play again next time I'm in town! This would have been a 5-disc review if not for the multi-use aspect of the park, otherwise, this is the cream of the crop as far as I'm concerned!

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