DeBest course in Burbank
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -elevation changes
-enough trees to force lines
-OB greens and concrete channel keep it interesting
-plenty of parking
-two sets of tee markers: red and blue
-green fees are worth it to keep away the riff-raff (the very abundant and active Burbank PD helps with this)
-my favorite weekly in the area*
Cons: -no signage, but there is a course map in the shop window (you'll have to take a picture with your phone though...)
-uneven grass tees
-some ball golfers here and there
-maintenance occasionally mows over the tee markers, or moves them
Other Thoughts: *Alright, first things first: I run the weekly here so I'm biased. We do random doubles every Thursday around 5 which turns to glow with the Fall and Winter seasons. Check DeBell's facebook page. Our friend and liaison with DeBell management, Joe, runs the shop on Thursday's and is the only reason we are able to stay as late as we do. He updates the page.
The regular layout, is short and boring, but easy to follow. The staffers will tell you to tee off behind the ball golf tee pad. I'm not basing my rating on that. The local crew and I come up with new safari layouts every month, I make a map, and post it in the window for new comers to attempt to follow. We've left out our own baskets, and I've bought the red tee markers so we can have two different rounds and two movable bases for the Discatchers, that really opens up the possibilities. Mandis, plenty of OB, and we can even squeeze a few longer holes in there. (for example: we have one in there now that is 475ft which is long for L.A.).
Of course, if you're there on a busy day, the safari layout might be tricky to navigate if there are plenty of ball golfers out. On the weekdays the place is pretty empty, or early on the weekends if you want to give the safari a try.
It's not worth a drive, but if you live in the area I hope to see you at the weekly. If you're familiar with the now defunct Verdugo, this is baby Verdugo: much smaller and instead of a beer garden, you have to BYOB. (Anyways, that's cheaper and you get a better selection.)
It's a nice neighborhood, decent view of the city below, not dusty like the 3 surrounding courses, Chavez, OG, and Sylmar, and the group that plays on Thursdays are good people. Come have a beer with us.
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Pros: Good terrain, very little dust, good shade. Some good technical throws. The designers did the best they could. A better disc course than ball.
Cons: Shortish. Grass tees marked by painted rocks.
Other Thoughts: Came here opening day and the place was packed with familiar faces. It is a welcome addition to the Socal disc-golf scene. It is the fourth course in "disc golf alley" in the foothills north of L.A. There are now four courses (Oak Grove, Verdugo, and Sylmar) within a ten mile stretch near the 210 freeway.
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