5 Helpful / 0 Not
Good for putter practice and exercise
Pros: As far as corporate campus courses go, Marcom Woods isn't bad. It's a great amenity for Cisco employees and their guests. That said, this is a pitch and putt course. All holes are between 125 and 200 feet. I would say the best way to play the course is with one putter, running between holes to see how fast you can finish, and to get exercise. Otherwise, it's a below average course, compared to public and pay to play courses, and isn't designed with the serious player in mind.
- A couple of unique holes with obstacles you don't usually see. I liked the 2nd hole, which is downhill with low tree cover, forcing you to try to skip the disc to the basket.
- The 3rd hole is fairly tight, by this course's standards at least, with a long berm on one side and a tree line on the other.
- The 4th hole plays across a ravine and then up a steep hill, beside and walking bridge to the right, trees to the left, and low branches straight ahead. A challenging little hole.
- The 6th tee is literally underneath a low balcony of an office building. It's not particularly challenging, just different.
- Three holes play across open fields with narrow fairways and landing areas that you have to hit in order to make birdie: holes 1, 7, and 8.
- There are ace runs galore at this course (literally every hole). Holes 5 (127 feet) and 9 (130 feet) are particularly ripe for the picking.
Cons: This is an exceedingly short course, and mostly open too, but it's spread out over a massive campus. You have to walk the equivalent of an 18- or 27-hole course to play 9 very short holes.
Most players will not find this course challenging at all.
You have to double-back through a hole you just played a few times.
There is no signage pointing to the next hole. You'd better have a map. And the walks between holes are long in places, and not intuitive at all. You finish the 9th hole and have to walk half a mile back to where you parked.
Other Thoughts: I probably won't play it again, but I do think this is a nice amenity for Cisco employees. I would use it to practice throwing putters off the tee and trying to run through the course with one disc.
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