Burbank, CA 
DeBell DGC Share
Uploaded By: snappyfingers Hole #1 (Taken 10/2012)
3 / 310ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee Area: All tees are designated by two orange rocks.

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 Fun beginner course

1    5/26/2014   5/29/2014
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.6 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course follows a short par 3 golf course, even though the maintenance isn't top notch by golf standards it's still impeccable for disc golf. The fairways are nicely mowed, and the course is clean and trimmed. The golf greens add some OB challenge, often in the vicinity of the basket so you have to decide whether you want to risk going right at it or leave yourself a longer putt and avoid the chance of a penalty.

The course is surprisingly technical for a shared layout, the tees and pins are placed creatively so they still follow the flow of the golf course but the trees on the edges of their fairways make nice obstacles for us. There's a semi-tunnel shot and a couple low ceilings to navigate, and to get your birdies you'll have to execute a few different lines. The alternate pin placements didn't change things drastically, but they'll help reduce wear and they make for enough of a change to raise the replay factor some.

The tees are level with plenty of room for a runup. The grass is kept nicely, so it provides fine footing when dry. The baskets are in good shape. The layout is easy to follow, and there are only a couple blind pin positions so there's not too much wandering or scouting necessary.
Cons: This course is clearly designed to be approachable for beginners, so the hole lengths aren't really a challenge for experienced players, nor are the lines really tricky enough to need a full set of shots. There is no signage for the golf course, so you have to do some guessing on hole lengths, but the layout is still easy to follow. The natural tees were fine to throw from, but several were showing wear and could turn into an issue if they're not moved around or covered with a more durable material.
Other Thoughts: This kind of golf course makes for a good venue for a shared course. The clientele are more casual, so there weren't any conflicts even with several groups of players of both sports sharing the course. It's very beginner friendly course that will challenge a new player without being frustrating. Experienced throwers won't find a ton of challenge, it's a fun mid and putter course without much penalty for missing your line.

The cost is a little high if you're playing just one round, but if you're staying for a few it's entirely reasonable. This course is worth a look if you want to introduce a less outdoorsy person to the sport, just don't come here expecting gold level challenge.

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