Nice Views, But Don't Go Out of Your Way to Play This Course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Baskets are in good shape.
- Wide open course on grass with a few water hazards, if you like grassy courses rather than wooded courses.
- Nice view of the ocean, though not spectacular enough to make driving out to this course from LA worth it just for the disc golf views if you're considering it.
Cons: - No tee pads or tee markers that we could find.
- Without a course map downloaded from the internet this would be unplayable, no way to figure out which hole is which, no markings on baskets themselves.
- Not much challenge to the course, other than what the water creates with a couple of baskets being close to the water.
Other Thoughts: - We parked at the university after going through the security gate, they seemed okay with letting us in to play even though we weren't part of the university, but not sure if they always let people in.
- We were driving from LA to San Fran and saw the poor reviews for the course but thought we would play it anyway for the views of the Malibu coast. Didn't end up being as spectacular as we hoped, in hindsight we would have used the time to play a better course somewhere else.
- Seems like the course isn't very well used and a lot of university kids just walking around the course. Didn't see any other disc golfers.
- Really wouldn't recommend going out of your way to play this, we didn't find this course very enjoyable to play, though I'm sure if you are a local you could find a way to make it interesting, as at least the baskets are in good shape.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Beautiful view, awful design
Pros: As stated in review title, the view is great. Located on the big lawn at the foot of the Pepperdine University Campus, just up above Pacific Coast Highway, nearly every point on the course has a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. About the only other advantage this course has is the opportunity to create your own holes and play as many of them as you want. For that reason, it got the 1.5 rating I gave it, otherwise I was thoroughly disappointed.
Cons: Absolutely no wayfinding. I think the only people who know how to play this course in any kind of respectable order are the people who (poorly) designed it. there are no indications of where tee pads are supposed to be, so newcomers to the course have no idea where to start, let alone where to shoot, and once you've shot at a particular basket, there's no way to tell which one to go to next. The whole area is a manicured lawn, so there's no worn paths that might indicate the route that others have taken before you. Some baskets are about 30 feet apart (dangerous in my mind, if i'm putting at one basket, I don't want to be at risk of being struck by somebody's approach shot on another hole)
Other Thoughts: There is one basket placed about 20 feet (elevation gain) above a pond, maybe 50 feet (laterally) from the edge of the pond. Tucked under a tree, it makes a really intriguing target, but I had no idea where I was supposed tho take my tee shot, so I didn't even play it. I left after putting my Discraft Nuke in the other of the two ponds while trying to make my up own route through the course. That was the 3rd basket I threw at after about 45 minutes of walking around halfheartedly throwing at a couple of others while trying to figure out the intended course layout. (even more) Other thoughts.... I was surprised not to see anybody else taking advantage of this new course. It's on a freaking college campus, these should be hotbeds for players. Rather, I had to try to avoid a bunch of 18-20 year old co-eds laying around on the grassy hillside. Very frustrating. AWFUL COURSE.
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