A good beginner course
Pros: Enough tree hazards and water hazards to keep things interesting, not so many to make it unenjoyable for beginners. The course is easy to walk. The holes are all close together. and there isn't a lot of pedestrian traffic that gets in the way.
Also, there's a playground that's within site of all the holes, if you want to bring some older children.
Cons: There aren't any long holes. It probably won't be very challenging for experienced disc golfers, but it was great for beginners and casual disc golfers.
The course is adjacent to a baseball field and a decorative pond. We lost one disc rolling between a gap in the gate to the field (recovered) and two in the pond when we were goofing around trying for a longer drive (too deep to recover).
Too Short to Enjoy
Pros: Has baskets and signage.
Lots of obstacles- trees, ponds, students.
Holes are played across well maintained lawns.
Cons: The holes on this course were too short for me to enjoy playing. I'm all for practicing my short game, but not being able to air out a drive at least once is a major negative. The rounds become very one dimensional, which grows tiresome.
I would advise not going in the manmade pools to retrieve a disc. The cement is covered in algae which is super slippery. I could not get back out without help!
Other Thoughts: As others have said, I wish they would've trimmed the number of holes down and elongated a few. Would've made this a far better 9-12 hole course than trying to cram in 18.
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First round at UVU
Pros: -Course is build around two large manmade ponds which adds a fun challenge to a handful of the holes.
-Tee signs hole number and distance.
-Clean area, grass is well maintained.
-Clearly visible baskets.
Cons: -SHORT course. It's fun, but each shot is an easy 2.
-No designated tees. Most you can throw from sidewalk, some from grass.
-Tee signs and baskets get wacky around hole 10. A new building now sits where holes 12-15 are on the provided map. Signs and baskets have been moved around/removed.
-Very little elevation change. Holes 5&6 are really the only downhill/uphill holes.
-Being on a college campus, it's virtually impossible to play during the day when school's in session.
Other Thoughts: Good course for a short round and to practice your short game. No long shots at all. It does require some skill, though, if you don't want to pond your disc or have it in the baseball field.
If you're a student at UVU, go out and try it. Even if you're good at throwing an Ultimate Frisbee disc, you could have fun on this course. Great course to use to get familiar with the sport.
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Utah Valley Disc Golf Pitch & Putt
-18 holes with signs, fairly easy to navigate
-can play very quickly
-in spring/summer very pretty course
-Mach 3 basets
-enjoyable for families and beginners
-in winter there is no water, discs are easily retrievable
Cons: -extremely short course
-once you reach hole 14 or so, you start playing safari
-just a very cramped space
-I can see water being a big issue in summer on a windy day
Other Thoughts: If I had read the reviews I would have seen it was a small course. Only playing one from the provo area though, we chose wrong.
It can be a great course but reducing the number of baskets could greatly improve it. Someone said 9, I would agree with up to 12 at the most.
For ace races or trilogy challenge, this was made for it
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Mini Disc Golf Course
Pros: If you are looking for a miniature disc golf course this is it! With the longest hole being a massive 199ft (hole 1) literally every hole is reachable with a putter.
You play in a beautiful area around some nice ponds with the mountains in the background. Makes for great scenery.
Ambiguous signs at least give you the distance so you can gauge where the baskets are. You have an area to throw from cement, whether a designated tee pad or not, on every hole.
For a campus course it's not bad, just really really cramped. It does make for an ace race though!
Cons: Although there are tee signs and a somewhat designated tee area, the signs aren't even always facing the right direction, which can make for a bit of confusion. Hole 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16, and 17 are perfect examples.
From what I could tell there were only actually 16 baskets. I'm pretty sure holes 9 and 12 throw to the same basket, as do holes 15 and 17.
Because this is a straight par 2 course it leaves no room for error. You have to ace a hole to make up for one crappy drive, which is of course difficult. This means it really sucks to bogie a hole.
The ponds come into play on at least half of the holes. This in and of it's self isn't all that bad, as they are fairly shallow and it's not that likely that you'll throw into them since it's such a short course, but it's the smell of duck poop that is the real con if you have to go swimming for a disc.
It's a campus course, so the best time to play it is on Sunday when you don't have students in the way. That being said this course is in an area that doesn't get all that much traffic, so this is a minor con, especially compared to other campus courses.
Other Thoughts: They really should have gone for a better designed 9 hole course. It is, however, one of the better campus courses out there, so I applaud the effort.
Leave your drivers at home, it's a waste of weight. Take the opportunity to work on your up shots and putts. You could always spice things up and do some crazy shots, like climb the stairs and throw from the patios.
Parking on Sat/Sun is best in the front (South side of campus) where the meters are, since they are free then, and you can head West which will put you right by the tee for hole 2. Otherwise you can park in the event center parking lot during the week on the West side of the campus. Walk South toward the baseball field and you'll run into hole 10/11. Head East from there following the flow of the course and you'll find hole 1 over by the Administration building.
Final note: I aced hole 4 with my putter. Woot!
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Pros: Holes are easy to find. Tees are made of concrete making it easier to launch discs than dirt, IMO. Not too hilly and easy for beginners, like myself. Also there are benches to rest on.
Cons: Construction!! Grr!!! Have to be careful of the construction on the north side of the course between the 8th and 9th hole or you will lose your disc. Also, watch out for the the trax on the 5th? hole or your disc will go there as well.
Other Thoughts: Fun little course for beginners. There are enough obsticles to hone your throwing ability. People are pretty nice here.
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Pros: Great little course. Beautiful surroundings include grass, fountains, campus architecture and some decade old trees lining several of the fairways. Due to some notes on DGCR course info, we were worried the course had been pulled.. but this was not the case. I took the whole family and my kids loved the short easy layout. We brought some dragons and hydras (floaters) which were nice because the deep fountain pools play on several holes and my 5 year old can throw pretty wild at times. My two daughters (10 and 13) were a good age for the course and enjoyed seeing campus life up close as we played.
Cons: Don't bother bringing any disc faster than a 5-speed unless you like dead weight in your bag. Short isn't necessarily a bad thing since we could all use plenty of short-game and upshot practice.
Recent campus expansion has impacted this course. Baskets have been moved and tee signs are inexplicably missing (posts remain). Some locals explained to us where to start and finish and the course flows well once you get a starting point.
The holes are SHORT. MAybe 120' average. This course presents a good opportunity to take your wife and kids and just plan on practicing upshots with your driving putter. A fly fishing class was in session on one of the fountains so we had to skip two holes or risk whip-wounds from swirling fly lines.
Other Thoughts: Go west off the roundabout and you will see some of the course on your right. Keep going until you see a sign for visitor parking. Turn right into lot area and you will see another sign for visitor parking indicating left OR right. Go right into a gated guard shack type entrance with a motorized gate-arm. Tell the guard you are a visiting to play disc golf and you will get a premium spot. Then walk south to the course. 1st tee is in the far northeast corner of the fountain area across the sidewalk. (no sign, just a bare post)
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a fun ace race course
Pros: an awsome putter course there is nt one hole that is imposible for a beginer to reach a fun course to practrice your upshots on and a prettay fountain the discs can go in so watch out
Cons: it gets windy and it can get boring after the first round
Other Thoughts: play spanish fork here and rock canyon and beicentinal they are all very close to each other
there is some safari way i have yet to play there but people say its very hard and challengening
i have aced hole 5 on 2/13/10 for my 9th ace
and hole 16 4/25/10 for my 14th ace both pf the holes were with first run cro's
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Utah Valley University campus, Orem Utah
Pros: Great for beginners, on campus for in-between-class fun, free parking on weekends in the metered, visitor parking lot next to course.
Cons: : Beginner course oriented, not for big arms. No restrooms. No dogs allowed. No alcohol.
Other Thoughts: This course is located on the UVU campus, right off of I-15 and the University Parkway exit, on well maintained grass between the visitor parking lot (metered), and the baseball field. There are now 18 baskets in the same area the original 13 are. Teesigns for the original 13 are there and the newer holes will be upgraded soon, as of 12-17-09. Some of the teepads are on the sidewalk that goes around the ponds, and some of the teepads are on natural grass. The course plays short, short, and shorter. Drives between 150 and 200 feet are the norm.
Terrain is flat except for two holes, and wide open (no blind tee shots) with stands of trees around two man-made water recycling ponds with fountains that operate during the summer. The ponds freeze during the winter so are not much of a hazard for disc golfers.
Beginning players will favor this course and more experienced players will be practicing their approach and putting shots, some of the trees come into play but not overly. During the week foot traffic is heavy while school is in session, the weekend is the best time to play there, parking is free in the metered visitor lot, and there are not too many people around for school or playing disc golf.
This course is actually a good place to play during the winter, the ground is consistent from hole to hole, visibility down the fairways is excellent, reducing the number of lost discs in the snow. More experienced players go there on the weekends and play safari golf which will test your arm as well as accuracy. And there are less people there compared to the other courses in the area, so its really easy to make up your own course if you get bored with the original short layout. I don't think this course is a must-play for experienced players, but it is great for introducing the sport to new players. Perfect for a campus environment.
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Pros: Nice baskets, some varied terrain, outstanding water hazards.
Cons: poorly marked tees, 18 baskets, but only 13 are marked for play. the grass was rather swampy in a number of areas.
Other Thoughts: Convenient, nice freeway access. Well groomed.
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