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3 / 650ft. Par / Distance:
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 A big day of golf

1    11/21/2009   5/22/2011
Review By: humchris85
Played: 135  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 12.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - 27 holes of massive disc golf
- Huge uphills and downhills
- Lefts, Rights, and straight ahead tunnel shots
- Multiple par 4's and par 5's
- Great mix of distances, from short and sweet to 1100+'
- Wonderful views of the surrounding forests and hills
- Course plays over so much elevation that neer the bottom it is in redwoods and up top it feels like a completely diffrent course.
- Holes range from tightly wooded to wide open
- Basket on top of the redwood stump is a nice version of a "volcano hole"
- Camping neerby
Cons: - Not beginer friendly, maby not even am friendly
- You need to be in good shape to play this course, there are alot of uphills and downhills, and those who arn't used to long, sometimes steep, hikes will be hurting.
- Mountain lions, bears, rattlesnakes... (the usual fun stuff you find in the woods)
- Blackberries
- Poison Oak
- Not a perminant course (hopefully this will change in the future)
- No tee signs (temp course problem)
- Mixed baskets (peoples personal baskets, again only a problem of it being a temp course)
- Bring your own water, food, etc..., none neerby.
- Natural teepads (again, temp course)
- No camping on site
Other Thoughts: Tarwater is an excelent example of a temp course. It is MASSIVE! 27 holes of big golf, most with some elevation change, some with HUGE elevation change (both uphill and downhill). The course plays up and down a giant hillside that goes through multiple diffrent types of plants as it weaves its way up and down. Neer the bottom it is a redwood forest area that includes a hole with the basket on top of an old redwood stump. In the middle it is a grass woodlands area that includes an 1100+' hole. And up around the top it is more of a coyote brush filled area. Giving this course a very diffrent feel from one area to another.

It's best to come well prepared if you are going to play this course, as it is a long round. Bring plenty of water and food as there are no places up in the hills up here to get such things. Make sure to have plenty of water in your bag, as you will be far away from the car most of your round, and it will be a long one.

If you are lucky enough to get the invite to play a tourny out here, and have the fiscal and physical ability to participate, take the time. It is a rare opertunity that is only there for one tourny a year. With any luck the people who live around this area will be able to make this course a year round disc golfing mecha that will outshadow its older sibling to the south, DeLa. It will never be a beginers course, but there are enough of those allready in the world, we need more like this. Be prepared and bring your A-game!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    11/20/2009   4/28/2011
Review By: Billym
Played: 25  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 9.6 Years
4 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Amazing course as previous poster described so well. Huge distance on some holes, big winds, huge elevation changes plus a bunch of technical shorter holes down in the redwood grove. A few holes where you drive down a fire road with cliffs on one or both sides.
Cons: Dirt tee pads can be rough. There are no real bathrooms, water fountains etc. No benches or signs since this is still a temp course. a ton of poison oak.
Maybe a cougar or six.
Biggest con is it is a temporary course.
Other Thoughts: This course takes the best aspects of Dela and Stafford and puts them on steroids. It is a nature experience as well as a disc golf adventure.
The designers really put the land to use and made a championship caliber course.
If and when it goes in for real it will be a crown jewel in an area with some great courses already.

4 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 The Most Amazing DG Course

2-4    4/28/2009   4/28/2011
Review By: BENFTS
Played: 93  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 23.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/25/2011
4 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: amazing natural setting, great long, short, left, right, up, down, and every other type of hole. I know its a temp course but it is amazing. You start the course with a 650' bomb into a nasty headwind with nasty brush off to the side and park it. This course will test your game and beat you down.
Cons: Not a full time course, rattlesnakes, no running water.
Other Thoughts: Someday I am sure we can install baskets here and get this thing set up but for now once or twice a year will have to do. If you like the hardest and most satisfying disc golf game look no further. This is really the new De La representing that in the design of the course making disc technology irrelevant. I don't think a speed 15 driver would be good enough for hole 1 but a shockwave sure is. Somehow this course will let you feel like you are owning only to find out that you are not later, yet leaving you feeling great and hungry for more.

Everyone that has played this course just loves it to death and really has nothing but the best to say about the course. Its hard to imagine throwing a huge 1100' hole then to dive into some tunnel shots shorter than 300'. I just love what this course brings to the table and a round under par is a good one.

I just feel like I could be totally satisfied backpacking through this area and then Peter went and put a disc golf course in. I love it.

The only real improvements that can be mad to this course is making int permanent. Adding the teepads and tee signs. Every detail of this course adds to the feeling of love for disc golf while being challenged on every level.

4 of 15 people found this review helpful.

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