Mesa, AZ 
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Beginner Course is crowded and boring

5+    11/19/2016   11/23/2016
Review By: pianocomposer
Played: 15  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 20.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good for socializing and bringing friends... nice beginner course. A few minor challenges.
Cons: Super easy and predictable. OOB shots are lost forever in backyards and water. The space is cramped and teepads are shared. It's easy to accidentally throw at/hit someone. The OOB rules are ridiculous and many long-time players still don't realize those rules even exist.
Other Thoughts: Not very interesting for serious DG players. Great for social outings, though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Play 9 baskets both ways for unique 18 hole layout

5+    1/18/2016   2/1/2016
Review By: todd9500
Played: 305  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 34.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First Impressions: This is a bowl-shaped, floodplain park with a man-made lake in the middle of it. Putting a disc golf course here was a good use of this public park.

Course design/difficulty/obstacles/out-of-bounds: This is a short course that's not too difficult because there are very few trees and the holes are not overly long. The water comes into play on a few holes. There's a fence on the south side that you can go over or under. There's a wall next to homeowners on the north side where an errant throw could land you in someone's yard. These discs are collected from the homeowners and are returned to disc golfers via the Mesa DG Club.

Amenities/shelters/picnic tables: No bathroom. No running water. A pavilion sits at both ends of the park with plenty of picnic tables.

Course condition: Grass course - kept short. Good course to work on your rollers.

Navigability/ signage/maps: DGCR map works ok but always good to find a local to show you around. You will need some patience and good communication when two groups are playing to the same hole.

Local DG involvement: Great leadership with Rob Hart and others. League play several times a week. See the Mesa DG Club's website, /

Tee pads/benches: Cement tee-pads. No benches.
Cons: The City of Mesa should provide a portable toilet at this park with all the people that use it - disc golf, basketball, soccer, etc.
Other Thoughts: Remember the Disc Golfer's Code:

1) Play Smart - Never throw into a blind area or when players, spectators, pedestrians, or other facility users are within range. Use a spotter.

2) Respect the Course - Observe all posted rules. No littering, graffiti, or abuse of equipment or flora.

3) Represent the Sport - Be positive and responsible. Teach others.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great beginner course

1    1/25/2013   1/30/2013
Review By: Lackychams
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Short 18 hole course over 9 baskets
-Has some difficulties to it with out alot of trees
-bright baskets
- Great signage for the holes.
Cons: - Very Dry
- course does overlap but not that bad when i went
- small parking lot so if its busy parking is in the neighborhood around the park.
Other Thoughts: great starter course to get your distance down, when i went in the afternoon time it wasnt busy a few DGers but was no problem with throwing.

wish they would have more the 1 tee box for the holes the 9th and the 12 i believe have 2 different tee boxes. which is good for advance and beginners.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/6/2012   7/19/2012
Review By: CaliZac89
Played: 14  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Variety of shots.
Some elevation changes.
Nice baskets.
Trees and small water hazard make play interesting.
Cons: Not the best neighborhood.
Muddy during monsoon season (especially when city of mesa forgets to turn off sprinklers)
No parking lot, just side streets.
Other Thoughts: Easy to play.
Course designed great to fit the park.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    3/30/2012   6/25/2012
Review By: crystal haze
Played: 45  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 23.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I played a glow round here on a Friday night. The group was a good size - about a dozen players.

For night time disc it is open enough to be doable, and still be fun in the dark. A variety of shots and tree placement to keep it interesting.
Cons: The decent locals during the glow round seemed to be able to almost deuce half the holes. I imagine during the day this would not be a particularly interesting course to play since it is so open and not particularly long.
Other Thoughts: It seemed like everyone playing the glow round was a regular there and so I felt a little disoriented between playing my first glow round ever and at that course for the first time too. Nonetheless it was fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Emerald Park

5+    11/20/2009   7/5/2011
Review By: DiscNoid
Played: 22  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 11.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice little park with a 9 hole course. Play backwards to play a full 18. Nice tee pads and new baskets with improvements to make the course a little more challenging. Great for beginners to intermediate golfers. Grass throughout the park and a pond obstacle in the middle.
Cons: Another family park so be aware of park peds. Stay out of the retention pond as it's pretty dirty from the water fowl that use it. Can be rather hot when the sun is beating and can be rather windy at times.
Other Thoughts: Great little course if your in the area and worth the stop.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Neat Course

1    3/22/2010   3/22/2010
Review By: Jax11
Played: 102  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/19/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Easy to navigate
- Interesting use of available elevation.
- Good shots needing smart lines to get to the basket.
- No one was there
- Other park users are not in the way
- Some elevated and well protected baskets
Cons: - Dirt tee pads
- Though easy to navigate signs were torn down or missing.
- Hole #1 plays towards the road.
- Hole #9 plays towards around the parking lot.
- No bathroom
Other Thoughts: Neat little course that plays around a retention basin. for those concerned about the water it is not a factor on any hole except #6 in which you need to overshoot a 365 foot hole. Because it is a retention basin it drags debris in when it floods so there were cigarette butts and other sorts of garbage especially around the mouth of the basin. I assume after a good rain much of the course can be soggy. My group didn't play the back 9, but the front 9 really seemed to favor RHFH or LHBH as there was nothing to navigate when throwing with those styles, RHBH will have some trees to navigate but nothing too difficult. Often the biggest obstacle for newer players will be getting a disc to sit on some of the inclined basket placements. Overall, do not plan a trip for this course, but I enjoyed this course and will gladly play it again. Its worth checking out if you are in the area.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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