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Chico, CA 
Bidwell Park - Short Share

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 Play it while you can

5+    5/13/2010   6/17/2010
Review By: jimbosprint
Played: 74  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 16.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course to learn to throw a disc. This is where I learned, and many of my friends too. Even though it is very short, the course still requires a good variety of shots. Also fun to play before or after the Long Course. If you don't have much time, the Short Course can be played in under an hour.
Cons: After playing many other courses, I am really a fan of baskets and these tone poles are really beat up (and only about 4" in diameter). There are no maps or tee markers, and most of the dirt tees are in bad shape. I suggest finding a local to show you around. Really not a challenge for experienced players.
Other Thoughts: The bad news is that this course is scheduled to be removed at any time. If you want to add this to your list of played courses, do it soon or you may never get the chance again. The good news: The Chico Outsiders have made a deal with the city to improve the Long Course and make it permanent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Novice course

2-4    5/22/2010   5/23/2010
Review By: Jgunter
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well laid out obstacles
Good use of fallen trees near pins
Rocky terrain makes and interesting twist
Cons: Teepads are rocky at best
No signage whatsoever
Other Thoughts: Lack of signs makes it hard to know what order holes are supposed to be played in.
If you like to have shots that move close to the ground (roller, skipshots, scoobies, or just low approaches) rocks will force you to be either very precise or very frustrated

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Short Course

5+    2/18/2009   3/2/2009
Review By: 916er
Played: 23  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 17.6 Years
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great course for novice to intermediate players. I think I may be impartial to it though, because it was the place I got my first ace at. Every hole on the short course is about 200-250 feet with the exception of #'s 16 and 18 which are a little longer. Great for shorter throwers, kids, and newbs.
Cons: No trash cans, few benches, no baskets (poles), very rocky (tears up discs), no tee pads, no signage. Still a cool little course that is pretty easy to navigate around.
Other Thoughts: I love playing this course and will play it until they shut it down (it's going to be shut down this year). I would definitely recommend playing this course before the inevitable. It's my understanding that the long course will remain open for years to come. The advanced course at Bidwell is not that difficult either, but the holes are much longer.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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