3 Helpful / 2 Not
Much better course now
Pros: Much more difficult with the new layout, lots of trees and obstacles . Lots of potential for more holes once club gets more funds. But so far so good. Lots of shade and two tee pads per hole is great.
Cons: No signage yet, I'm sure the local club will be adding them soon.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent beginner layout
Pros: The course plays through a brushy ravine, most of the holes play flat along the bottom with a handful of shots using some elevation. There are a couple fun downhill shots and a couple nice pin placements on hills with good rollaway potential. For as little elevation as the park offers, the design does a nice job using the small hills to keep things interesting. The brush makes for some difficult shots if you miss your line, most of the holes have plenty of room to work a shot but harsh punishment for an errant throw.
There's a little line shaping required, with a couple tighter shots and some well-protected pins. There is some variety in distances, with some ace run shots and some that have a little room to throw a longer drive. With dual tees on most of the holes, there is even a little more variety in lengths and difficulties. Some add a slightly different line, and all change up the length. Tee pad improvements are in progress, the framed in ones are great and the rest are at least level if a little slick when wet.
Cons: There are some major safety issues. Some of the holes in the middle of the course play directly over one another. A few spots have blind shots where you can't see the landing and there are other tees and baskets in those blind landing zones. The walking path and ball field come into play on a couple shots, and the holes that play across the lower field sometimes have families playing in the middle of them.
The course doesn't call for a huge variety of shots, you can get by with simple hyzers and anhyzers for all the holes. There just isn't a whole lot of difficulty as long as you can throw a 350' controlled shot, as many of the holes have rough only on one side. There isn't any marking for hole number at the tees, so navigation is a little tricky especially with the layout changing and dual tees.
Other Thoughts: The shorter tees offer a nice beginner layout with reasonable distances though the rough is thick enough in some spots to get a little frustrating. More experienced players will find some nice challenges and a handful of really fun shots from the longs, though the safety issues and lack of real shot shaping variety keeps it from being a top level course. The new design is a huge upgrade over the old layout, and provides a much needed intermediate level course in the area to complement the beginner friendly layout nearby.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Take me to the river (bed)
Pros: With the recent changes to the course it has become much more of an experienced player course as opposed to a beginners course, however still fun for those just starting out. Challenging holes with both long and short tee pads. Much better set up to avoid use of space conflict with joggers, softball players, etc. Very challenging and much more technical. Overall a great course.
Cons: The current conditions create a probability of losing a disc. There is a ton of brush everywhere on the course and can make you pay for shots off the fairway. Lack of signage makes it difficult to navigate as of today's date. Improvements coming I am sure.
Other Thoughts: Local club donations of time and labor have made this course possible. It is off to a great start but still needs help. There are currently 13 baskets with room for five more easily. There is a multitude of other fun shots that can be attempted in a safari type of setting. You could easily play 36 holes and never play the same shot twice.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Best course in Murrieta
Pros: New layout is getting better everyday, thanks to the Rattlers DGC. Weekly doubles on Saturdays is great. The course has elevation, tight fairways down in the riverbed, wide open greens up top to air it out. Multiple tee pads at each hole. More baskets to come to complete the 18.
Cons: Its still a really new course so it still needs signs, concrete tee pads, brush clearing, and some benches. All this will come as the club raises funds.
Other Thoughts: Best course in the valley
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: New course is more natural with many trees and large bushes. Most of the course is now located in the wash channel running beside the park. Much longer and more difficult holes, with some of the shorter ones yield few birdies. Lots of shade. Players are rewarded for hitting fairways as dense vegetation guards or runs beside most of the holes.The city has provided a few new benches and trash cans for the course. The tee pads have been stenciled to indicate number and short/long.
Cons: No signage other than the course map on the info board. Some trash pockets left over from years of neglect. Some park user conflict is possible but usually easily resolved. There are possible fairway conflicts on several of the holes.
Other Thoughts: Signage is on the way as well as some concrete teepads in the improved park area. The new course layout is both fun and challenging. Although there are fairway conflicts most of these are either well protected or are shots that will be in view by players at all times. I have played several worse congestion points around the state and feel MP is on the safer side of this spectrum(ever see Sun Valley on tournament day?).
4 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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