Chandler, AZ 
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Hole #2 White Tee - Flag Mando Left

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Great Course

5+    11/22/2016   11/26/2016
Review By: CabMakio
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is extremely well maintained. Baskets are in great shape, concrete tee-pads, signs are accurate, (although there are only a couple blind holes) good markers directing to the next hole making it extremely easy to navigate, even the landscaping is kept up. I'm proud to call this my local course.

Great use of the space available and the mando's are interesting. Holes ranging from 150-615 feet and everything in between.
Cons: Not extremely challenging, most of the holes require you to throw straight ahead with little blocking your path, though that's not the case for every hole.

Many criss-crossing fairways. If it's busy this can be a concern
Other Thoughts: Blue and Black tees have been added to about half the holes. These are dirt tee pads but create a completely different experience from playing the concrete tees. On hole #3 for example, the black tee seems to double the length of the hole. On other holes, the blue/black tees don't add much distance but create a very different approach and incorporate more of the trees to block your path. For someone who might consider playing from the White tees a little too easy, this adds some challenge

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nice Beginner Course with tricky mandos

5+    11/12/2016   11/23/2016
Review By: pianocomposer
Played: 15  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 20.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very easy, very interesting mandos, nice variety and extremely well planned and cared for. Love those holes where you MUST throw to the circles. Easy pickings for a precision player like me (I've never shot above par).
Cons: Too easy. Too short. Too hot (no shade). Too crowded. No opportunity for cardio. Total hell for power players who lack precision in their shots.
Other Thoughts: It's just too easy for serious players, but it's fun for social outings and those mandatory shots are tricky and interesting (but ultimately pointless).

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Recent uogrades!

5+    8/21/2016   8/26/2016
Review By: rcolotti
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Recent addition of Black tees add length to a relatively short course, it's like playing a new course from the tips.
New caretaker has made some great changes, all the basket areas now have the putting circle, and the dead brush has been removed.
Excellent baskets and permanent tee pads
Signs at every hole
Cons: None that are ongoing, except hole 17 is marked as a parent 4 and it's straight uphill at 270'. Play it as a par 3. Recently I have had to yell at some Pokemon players to look up from their phones because there's a course here, but this too, shall pass.
The Chandler Parks dept. is making some erosion-friendly changes that might come into play on 13. But it's fenced off and even if you throw into the area you can step right in and get your disc, and it will be great in a few weeks when completed.
A few too many shorties.
Other Thoughts: First off, big kudos to Boyd B. I've been playing here for 3 years and it has NEVER been better than it is right now. And I've played over 100 rounds here. Mostly part 3s, with a short Mando and a long Mando where you throw through giant concrete culvert pipes. Good stuff. Also, there is a walking path around the park for the significant other, and a huge playground for the young ones. And 2 dog parks. And a huge archery range.
This course is a 10 minutes drive for me, and I'm coming here more than the other local courses, which are are either boring parks or scrubby desert.
Summary - not the most challenging course, but taking everything into account this course checks off most of the major boxes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Entertaining Course

2-4    8/4/2015   8/4/2015
Review By: Jowie
Played: 19  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Very well cared for and very clean
*Bathrooms, garbage and recycling right off parking lot
*Fairways are clearly marked
*Great "next hole" arrows, easy navigation
*Addition of wood chips is a really nice touch
*Makes extremely good use of the allocated space
*Lots of fun holes, several ace runs, and a couple of interesting mandos...perfect for a rec round
Cons: *Crowds can create crossfire due to the number of adjacent fairways, keep your head on a swivel!
*Be aware, there is even less shade here than on most Valley courses
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really fun, nicely maintained rec/beginner course. It is hard to find a lot of drawbacks. The course designer(s) did a great job of making an entertaining little course in a small area. I look forward to playing it again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Not your typical desert course!

5+    7/25/2015   7/28/2015
Review By: Shayneholley
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well laid out fairways if you play the rock lined OBs. Great for tournament preparation. Course has multiple legitimate par 4s. It has grown up a lot of vegetation and is now no longer a flat dry desert course, that I'm told it used to be.
Cons: A lot of hard pack and heat will tear up some of the more rubber type plastics.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 My new home course

5+    6/18/2015   6/19/2015
Review By: JNichols
Played: 50  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/26/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clean course that is well designed for the allotted space. Some small elevation changes, well designed holes, and just a ton of fun. I have 2 kids (9 and 13 years old) that play with me Often and having long and short tees makes this course fun for Everyone.

Cons: Neat layout, but not the most Challenging course. I am sure anyone rated over 900 will get bored of playing this course fairly quickly.
Other Thoughts: Predictable wind patterns (wind seems to come from same direction most of the time, but Does get gusty) and a well designed layout make this a great course to work on your midrange/putting game. There are not many Long holes. The course is crawling with rabbits, roadrunners, squirrels, lizards, quail, and other wildlife. Overall, I am greatful to have this course so close to my new home in Arizona!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Unique & Enjoyable!

1    3/17/2015   3/18/2015
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Paseo Vista Recreation Area is a recreation course built over the top of a old garbage dump. The terrain is a rolling, desert type but not a true desert. Something more of a cross between desert and groomed recreation area. The course has a practice basket, two concrete pads for each hole and simple signs showing a map and distance. The first sign was pretty beat up but the rest were in fairly good shape.
Hole distances varied from short ACE runs (150, 185 ft.) to 615 ft. par 4s.
The signature holes on the course are the two culvert holes. The first is 170 ft. to the basket which stands just 15 feet or so past the 10 foot high concrete culvert. The obvious stradegy here is to play this like any other 170 straight ACE run and ignore the culvert. Yeah! Easier said than done! I threw my drive over the culvert.
The second culvert hole, # 18, is another story. The sign says 215 from the first pad, 235 ft. from the second pad. These distances are way off! the second pad is about 100 ft. closer to culvert than first. Then it's 120 ft. more to the culvert. The basket is then 200 ft. past the culvert. So in the basket position today, it was 420. That's a very tough par 3 with a mando through a culvert.
I like the way the sign on # 13 listed different pars for the two tee pads. The distances are 345/475 and the pars are listed as 3/4. Very few courses go to this extreme.
Cons: # 17 is listed as 270 ft. It's slightly uphill and is listed as a par 4. This is an EAGLE waiting to happen all day long. It obviously should be a par 3.
Many of the fairways are very close and I guess this could cause a problem.
Other Thoughts: IMO, this course is well planned, well designed, well maintained and well constructed. If I lived near, I would play here often.
It's the first Phoenix area course that I've played that is really ideal for beginners and rec players alike. I've since played Green Valley out in San Tan Valley and that's another perfect course for beginners to cut their teeth on. Enjoy them both!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Growing into a hidden gem

5+    4/20/2014   4/22/2014
Review By: bogeybogey
Played: 25  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8.5 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: The trees seen in the media files are much bigger now making many of them come into play, adding to difficulty. Water and bathrooms on site as well as a 30 foot practice ring are nice amenities. Overall a quick and fun course that forces you 150-650 off the tee and through culverts.
Cons: Course shortens to ~150 on some holes making them too easy.
Other Thoughts: Great warm up course if planning a multiple course day.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  Nice little pitch and putt

1    11/28/2013   11/28/2013
Review By: Justice1979
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 18.2 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very neat short course. My drive is way too much for this course. Great course to practice approach and putt from.
Cons: Windy, on this day, but not abysmal. I have played at far tougher courses in far worse wind, so this is reasonable. Lots of errant shots from other players. Tees, fairways, and baskets way too close together.
Other Thoughts: All in all a neat use of the grounds. Fun to play on this course. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS. My wife got her first, second, and third par. This was a fun little course. The cons are just minor considerations to keep in mind.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun beginner layout

1    9/22/2013   11/6/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a fairly open desert style park. There are a few small trees, otherwise the obstacles are mainly some small scrubby brush and some manmade obstacles. The brush is used well on a couple holes to punish errant drives, leaving upshots that have to go up and over to get to the green. The two holes that use the drainage culverts as mandos were a fun touch. On a course intended for higher level players they would seem gimmicky, but here they fit in perfectly and definitely add a different challenge.

There are some minor elevation changes that come into play on several holes. Nothing huge, but enough to make you think a little about how your disc is going to fly up or down a small hill. The baskets and tees are in nice shape, and the long tees on about half the holes add a little more challenge for better players. The signage is great, making it pretty easy to know where to throw and where to find the next tee.
Cons: There are some major safety issues here. Many of the fairways are parallel with no space or foliage in between. With less accurate players as the target audience here, those issues are magnified, and the heavy traffic makes it even worse. I saw several shots that ended up one or two fairways over from where they started when I played.

The park is pretty much wide open. The design makes some really fun short holes for what was available, but in the end it's a very short course without real line shaping challenges of any kind. I thought the long tees actually took away from the spirit of the course, the longer shots didn't fit the character of the course or the intended audience well.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy this course a lot. It's very approachable with little punishment for errant shots and a few fun challenges. More experienced players can have a good time bringing out new players or playing a quick putter round, but shouldn't expect a real test of their disc golf skills. This isn't the course I'd recommend if you're on a road trip through the area, but it's a nice quick stop if you don't have a lot of time.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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