4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Bring a map! This is a good course with a good mix of fairways. A few of the fairway designs are just awesome. Surroundings are rough at first but turn pleasant starting with 13. This is one of the most wooded courses in the state, so if you are like me, you will enjoy the challenge of hitting narrow tight lines. This would be a great course if you were are a local and knew the layout and placements. 3,4,5,7,14, and 15 were top notch.
Cons: Most of the baskets are blind. (at least in the current placements) Plan on walking fairways and searching basket locations. Baskets are dull metal with old paint and tend to camouflage so they are very difficult to see. Locals might want to take a cue from creekside and tie some bright orange streamers on baskets for visiting players. This would help increase pace of play dramatically.
Another drawback is that the first 12 holes play through a post apocalyptic dumping ground wasteland. The surroundings could easily be cleaned up and improved so hopefully the local club has some workdays planned.
One of the steepest downhill fairways is a blind hyzer starting across the crescent hill and disappearing left down to the target. 60% of your discs flight will be blind. I feel like downhill shots are like sacred gold and discs that fly downwards to a basket should be in view. It sucks to throw and hike up steep hills with no payoff coming down. Poor design in my opinion.
Other Thoughts: A few holes require you to land your disc on or near old stacks of concrete/asphalt. Bring some durable plastic. (this is common in Utah, disc clubs tend to get permission to use these areas as the sport is still in its infancy here)
Totally worth playing (with a map) course has potential.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Like others have said, this course has a lot of potential if it were cleaned-up and marked better. Holes 4-12 are located in the trees and there are some cool paths through the upper holes on the side of a big hill. Hole 6 is on the top of an old concrete water tank next to what may have been a water silo (or some type of runoff capture container). The variety of terrain makes it an interesting place to play. It feels like 2 or 3 different courses put together.
Cons: I played solo and no one stepped on the course while I was there, so I can't imagine how it would work logistically if there were other players and BMX riders on the course at the same time. There is a pretty long BMX course that runs through the holes up against the hill in the woods. It's hard enough to find out where the next hole is because of poor signage, but with other players on holes that criss-cross and overlap each other and BMX bikers thrown into the mix - I think it would be a nightmare.
The trash on some holes is unbelievable. I kept imagining some of the nooks-and-crannies in the hillside (where tons and tons of broken slabs of concrete make little caves) would be a homeless person / druggie paradise. Some places look like people have tried to camp or live there and have set-up little lean-to's and structures in the woods. It's definitely a place you could imagine teenagers skipping school and hiding-out. Really trashy in places.
If you lose a disk down the gully on hole 7, for instance, you're taking your life into your hands retrieving it! I hooked one off the edge and regretted going after it. This is where the broken slabs of concrete are as well as broken bottles, rusty pipes, pieces of metal and rebar and all kinds of trash dump items are located. Crazy amount of trash on this course.
There are a few holes with real disc loss potential - thick grasses and thorn patches, etc. I would bring along some discs you don't mind losing.
Other Thoughts: Sad that the course has so much potential, but will probably never be cleaned-up, repaired or marked properly. It took me WAY too long to figure out the layout - even with the help of my iPhone and an online map. I may play the course again now that I know what to expect. There's nothing like it in Utah County, so it's worth playing just to experience it. The course has some good hikes up steep hills in parts, so bring your hiking shoes.
Just lower your expectations before you head to the course and you'll probably have a great time!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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