1 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: very clean well manicured course
easily maneuvered layout
several very challenging holes
all around beautiful course
Cons: STRAY GOLF BALLS! my buddy got tagged on like hole 4 by a stray ball and wasn't even given warning
if you're too over confident on the water holes you may lose a disc
Other Thoughts: it was a little more expensive of a course but you could see where that money goes. other than always looking over my shoulder for stray golf balls i had a great time at this beautiful course. i look forward to being able to clear those water traps from the pro tees someday soon.
1 of 10 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful setting: the course is extremely well-maintained, with lush green grass all around. Rubber tee pads allow for consistently solid foot placement. Flow of the disc golf holes mirrors the ball golf course, which aids in overall flow of play and integration with ball golfers. Challenge created by several carries over water and placement of baskets near ball greens and sand traps (which are O.B.). It's a "pseudo links" design - if the wind is with you going out it'll be hard in your face on the way back in. Great pro shop stocking tons of discs and snacks, periodic snack cart patrolling the course. Pins rotated regularly.
Cons: Play can be somewhat slow at heavy use times. The holes are by necessity pretty wide open, so the precision of the line you throw is not often tested.
Other Thoughts: This course rewards big arms. Another way of looking at this is that the course pushes you to improve your distance throwing. Glad to have EI as one of my home courses.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well kept grounds.
Great variety of tee shots.
Great use of elevation.
Discs available for purchase.
Golf carts for rent!
Fantastic use of water hazards.
Disc recovery for discs lost in hazards.
Cute girls driving around in beer carts!
Cons: Takes a while to play a round. But when you're enjoying yourself this much, that's a good thing!
We have to share the course with ball golfers.
No other cons.
Other Thoughts: Emerald Isle is my favourite course in SoCal. It really feels like a Professional disc golf experience. I love all the holes, and it is a very challenging round of golf.
The staff at the course is great. Skip Winship is one of the nicest guys you'll meet, and the rest of the staff love DGers as well.
For all the big arms, this is the place to play.
All-in-all, my rounds at EI have been some of the most rewarding rounds of DG I've ever had.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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