9 Helpful / 1 Not
Solid Regional Park 18!
Pros: Auburn Regional Park is a large sprawling park with all the usual attractions. The course parking is right next to the nicest Boce courts I've ever seen. I started the round playing by myself but following a couple of locals. The tee signs with their advertising were fairly hard for me to decipher. The course features nice big, grippy concrete pads but older baskets. The terrain is varied with a canopy of trees providing some much needed shade on this hot summer day. There are 4,5 and even 6 basket positions for each hole. The problem is, there is no way of telling which position the basket is on any particular day. This course could definitely use the A-B-C-D washer system that Penn Valley and other neighboring courses have in place. There are are benches and garbage cans at every tee area and the course was virtually litter free.
With the baskets all seemingly in the longest positions, this course was certainly a challenge today.
Cons: The lack of a system informing players of the basket location is a big one to me. With up to six locations on some holes, it's nice to know the distance and general area of the basket, especially when playing solo. The general navigation aids could have been more helpful. Luckily, I hooked up with the locals around hole 5 and they guided me through the remainder of the course.
Other Thoughts: In general, Auburn Regional is just a really solid, enjoyable course. It probably lacks the elevation and Wow factor to rate it any higher but I think the local club is doing an excellent job in maintaining this course and providing some great disc golf enjoyment for the players in this area. Most anyone would be happy to have this as their home course.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Auburn is a large course spread out over a park. There are many obstacles to throw over under and through. In a round you throw over a few creeks, through some wild growing trees, and before they moved the tee for hole 14 you could throw over the main pond itself. Hours of fun can be had here because the course is updated regularly and the Pin positions are changed on an almost daily basis. All in all it is a fun course and in my opinion one of the top 5 in Northern California.
Cons: It is hard to find anything wrong with this course. The only thing I would change is bring back "The Pond Hole". "The Pond Hole" was a 300ft. par 3 that had a tee pad next to the water and a huge oak tree to throw around in front of you. You would have to have a mean right hook to even make it to the other shore side let alone the other 150ft to the hole. Hole 14, aka "The Pond Hole" was one of the reasons many people first came to this course and I think it would be in their benefit to try and bring that wonder back for us.
Other Thoughts: From beginer to pro Auburn is a great place to grow.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Everything you want!
Pros: This course has all that you need in a wonderful setting. There are multiple pin settings for most holes. You have bountiful tree coverage and an optional shot over the pond if your long shot is good.
Cons: This is a really popular park and during the spring and summer they hold tournaments here, so they close the park off to the public. also my best advice is to get there early cause it can get crowded.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and it will always be one of my favorites.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Plenty of parking, tee #1 is close to parking
-Varied technical shots as well as some shots that require long drives.
-Baskets are in good shape
-Tee pads in good shape
Cons: -Can be a busy park
-A few holes require you drive into areas with picnic tables and possible people. A better layout on a few holes to keep away from human traffic would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Overall a nice course. I like the the mix of different shots required. Some shots for finesses, some you can just boom out there. Not my choice for an everyday home course, but good to play several times a year.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Large and spreadout course in a developed regional park, with lots of variety of terrain and surroundings from hole-to-hole. The mature trees and bushy tunnel shots force you to be accurate. The grounds are as beautifully maintained as they say it is. The layout does a nice job of staying clear of joggers, kids, and picnic'rs.
Cons: Amply irrigated park collects muddy puddles around the teeboxes and baskets, even in the heat of summer. Printout of map is recommended for 1st timers, as layout can be confusing at times.
Other Thoughts: Strong sense of local disc golf community there ranging in all ages and demographics.
Uniqueness: A- (such a nice course in such a nice regional park)
Difficulty: A- (long; elevation changes; some dense tree areas)
Fun factor: A- (major variety of drives, holes, and approach shots)
Aesthetics: A (clean; manicured park; woodsy but also with mowed grassy areas)
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -great course with a lot of variety, many different types of holes, in the trees, on the dirt, over water, and on open grass.
-long holes and short holes, sidearm, anhyzer, backhand, and hyzer shots
Cons: - a lot of blackberry bushes and a few holes, easy to lose discs, not fun to try to find them
Other Thoughts: My favorite course
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Bring every shot in the bag
Pros: This course is excellent for a number of reasons:
-Beautiful, well maintained public park, with a maintenance crew that takes pride in keeping the course looking and playing well.
-Great variety of shots. Makes you throw every type of shot possible. Tight wooded fairways, elevation changes, tight downhill rollers, open grassy areas for long rollers, water hazard holes, a couple shot shaping mando's, spike hyzers, overhands.
-Awesome local club, the Chain Zombies. They run great weekly events, doubles on tuesdays, divisional singles on thursdays. Good payouts with ctp and ace pots. Great turnout every week, expect up to 60 people.
-Large teepads. Great for big runups on longer holes or for getting the right angle off the box.
-Garbage cans and benches on nearly every hole.
-Friendly locals, easy to find a helping hand to help navigate the course or find a lost disc.
-Multiple pin positions on every hole, some holes have as many as 6, ranging from relatively easy to insanely long for the pros. Rotated frequently for weekly play.
-Usually uncrowded. You'll run across the inevitable group of 6 playing a slow round from time to time, but for the most part the course is wide open.
-New tee signs have satellite photo maps showing terrain and pin positions.
Cons: -Walking paths do cause some delays, but most folks are aware of the course and will wait for you to throw before walking across.
-Fairways for 12 and 13 cross each other, but as the 2 longest holes on the course, it doesn't cause many problems.
Other Thoughts: Overall, one of the best courses in the area IMO. Great variety of shots and hole types, good for beginners and pros alike. Friendly locals in a family friendly setting, great place to spend the whole day and get a couple rounds in. Also close to Condon and Penn Valley if you're in the mood for a day loop. Definitely worth a play if you're in the area. My personal favorite holes are: 5 (long downhill through an early mando, either plays straight to a downhill ledge, or to the right, perfect for a roller), 12 (long double uphill hole, drive has to pass under a tall tree but over the first hill, makes for a tight window to get the distance you need. New pro pin position plays over 700 feet past the tennis courts), 14 (next to the pond, plays through a tight tree window into an elevated opening, good drives can skip into blackberries on the right and left), 16 (technical line off the tee pad, avoid a gnarled tree just in front of you to a wide fairway with a creek and blackberries on the right, deep pin position plays across the creek in a tight grove of trees), and 18 (straight, low tunnel shot towards the tennis courts, deep position plays to the side of the hill and is blind from the teepad).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Another foothills gem
Pros: -Great variety of shots from tight trees to open fairways. A couple down hill shots, a couple up hill shots, a tight downhill tunnel shot(4), a few wide open holes(11-13), water in play on holes 4,7,13 and 14. Tight tree tunnel holes on 15-17.
-Good mix of distances from short 200's to over 500' holes.
-Nice setting in a park.
-A couple holes play around a pond.
-New tee signs with distances added recently.
-New teepads have been poured on holes 4, 14, 15 and 17.
-Lots of clearing of bushes and blackberry on holes 14-17.
-Several holes you can start on if 1 is backed up.
-Lots of parking.
-Plays on mowed grass on several holes.
Cons: Walking paths wind threw the course on holes 4,5, 8-14 and can interupt play and be hazardous to other park patrons.
Long walk from hole 13 to 14.
Course can be swampy in places in the winter and spring.
Blackberry patch on the right side of hole 17 is VERY unforgiving!
Lots of geese around the pond, so there can be a lot of poop in the area.
No drinkable water/water fountains in the whole park!
Other Thoughts: Love this course for its mix of shots, hard to find this variety in most courses. Lots of work has been put into the course in the past year, new tee signs, new pads, new pin locations, clearing on holes 14-17. This course keeps getting better. A couple years ago I would have rated it a 3, now its a strong 4.
Just watch out not to hit other park go'ers when playing arround the walkways.
Play the Auburn am or pro tourney in April if you get the chance, great event. They add 4 alternate holes that make the course even better!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Mix of Holes!
Pros: Very nice course throwing through big city park
The first 7 Holes are fairly wooded and require some stealth accuracy while the middle set of Holes opens up a bit more in the center of the grassy park.
Great Mach 3 Baskets
Cement Tee Pads & Tee Signs with Distances
Multiple Pin Placements for each Hole
Great locals! Local Club (Chainzombies) are a great group of folks - Auburn is always running weeklies and there's always someone around to guide you though the course.
Cons: Lots of people both playing and pedestrians walking
The walk between Hole 13 and Hole 14's Tee is pretty long, a Hole between the two would be cool !
Other Thoughts: Hole 14, which used to shoot over the pond; now shoots off the Tee up by the tree directly in front of the old tee.
The Course plays very hard when it's in all long...will give all great Pro's a run for their money!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Solid course in a nice park
Pros: Nice course setting in a large community park with lots going on all around. Tennis courts, basketball court, people fishing in the pond, etc.
Good variety of shots with uphill and downhill, ace runs and long narrow tunnel shots, water hazards, etc.
Teepads are level, grippy, and in good condition, baskets are in good condition (although a few had missing numbers on top), and tee signs were easy to read for the ones that were there.
I bumped into several groups of locals (small and large) and they all seemed friendly and there was a good vibe on the course with respect and courtesy where some holes overlap a bit.
Fun and mildly challenging, but not too difficult for anyone to play, and with a good mix of basket locations makes this course a good spot for anyone in the general northern California area to visit.
Cons: Some of the holes are a little tight to one another, resulting in having to really watch for flying discs and sometimes waiting to throw.
Most of the signs are in good shape, but a few are completely missing which makes it rather tough if you've never played there before.
I didn't see any large sign at the beginning with a map of the course. Thankfully, I went to the local DG club page and downloaded the course map. Without it, I would have been lost several times as there is no signage for where the next teepad is.
A few missing basket numbers on the baskets, which isn't a huge deal, but a few are close together and it would be nice to easily make sure you're throwing at the right one.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I think this is a really solid course with potential of being even better with some better signage and a few basket numbers.
The people were friendly, the park is family friendly with lots of activities all around, the course was clean and in good shape.
I'll be going back again pretty soon to play it again!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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