9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small city park with great grass and nice mature trees. There are lots of nice elevation changes that are used pretty well. There are tricky uphill shots and some fun downhill shots. A few of the pins are in spots that offer some rollaway potential adding some difficulty to the short game.
There is decent distance variety, with some short reachable holes, and some longer shots that stretch your arm out a little. A few of the shots have tighter lines that force more technical line shaping, and there are some nice low ceilings to navigate.
Cons: The layout is a bit of a safety nightmare. The baskets are shared and the holes all cross over other fairways, tees and baskets. Just about every single shot risks hitting someone on another hole. This park would have made for a really nice 9 hole course, and instead 18 holes were crammed in.
The crowded and crossing layout also makes for some navigation issues. There are always several tees around, so it takes some time to figure out which is the correct one especially with a couple missing signs. There are also many baskets visible from each tee, so it can be a little unclear on where to throw (or if you're really supposed to throw right over 2 other baskets to get to the correct one).
Other Thoughts: This would have been a fantastic park to install a 9 hole course with a beginner friendly set of tees and a more challenging set. Instead, there's a very unsafe layout that crams too many holes in too small a space.
Beginners will find the shots here challenging, but there isn't too much punishment for errant shots so it won't be too frustrating. More experienced players will find some really nice challenges on some of the holes, along with some easy birdies. If you can play this course when nobody else is using the park it's a fun round, otherwise be ready to wait and ready to duck.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Trees! Not many courses with trees in ABQ.
-Nice concrete level tee pads.
-Elevation changes add to the challenge.
-The only grassy 18 hole course in the ABQ area.
-Multiple pin positions allow for a variety of hole variations.
Cons: -TONS of people on a sunny Saturday afternoon
-Signage is damaged. Lots of signs graffiti'd up.
-Sharing baskets with people coming from a completely different direction can get confusing.
-TRASH littered all over throughout the park
-Homeless, transients, and evidence of drug use throughout the park.
Other Thoughts: BUM CENTRAL. Bums passed out in fairways, near holes. Generally not a problem, just a slight hazard.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: great use of the space, love the elevation changes,
Cons: cross path with other holes and sharing baskets so must really watch for where others are
Other Thoughts: if a first timer take the map of the course it was very very helpful
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Terrain, Bad Course
Pros: Nice Terrain: Grassy, Hilly, many big, full trees.
Cons: Confusing layout: It's a guessing game as to where the next tee is.
Bums, drug addicts, and more! Lots of bums, addicts, and transients have made this park their home or temporary motel. I was out with a buddy once and he asked where the pin was. I literally told him, "You see that bum peeing in the tree over there? It's 20 feet to the left."
Trash, trash and more trash. I guess with bums comes trash. Empty booze bottles and general garbage scattered throughout the park.
Crowded park: The park can be crowded on the weekends. The other park goers have every right to be there but it can be detrimental to playing always looking out for them, waiting for them, worrying about hitting them, etc.
Humid: This may be the only humid place in all of NM and boy is it humid. (And this is coming from a Midwesterner)
Other Thoughts: If this was less crowded, cleaner, less confusing layout, and a few less bums/addicts this would be a great, great park. It reminds me of the parks from back home. But, I don't see that ending any time soon. It's too bad really. Great terrain, wasted...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Everything's Coming Up Rosey
Pros: Wooded park in the city near universities. Course can play short or long, depending on which basket you choose as your target on all holes. Multiple course configurations, but that can become confusing to players who haven't spent much time on the course. Great elevation changes, and challenging shots around large trees. Good for playing on windy days in Albuquerque, due to bowl shape of park and large trees, especially since the other "desert" courses in town have little to no trees to block wind.
Cons: Can be crowded on weekends and busy summer days. Many homeless choose to sleep in park, they can get in your way sometimes, but most know to look out for players. Confusing layout for those new to course, tees are marked with signs but don't point to next tee, whose locations aren't obvious from some of the preceding baskets. Almost all baskets are shared with another hole, and fairways continuously cross one another. Lots of yelling" fore".
Other Thoughts: Good little course that's fun for all levels. Can be some shady characters hanging around in the park, but for the most part it's a fun place to play.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Teddy And FDR Would Be Proud!
Pros: Great piece of rolling land for a course. Just across the street from the Univeristy of NM. Lots of mature trees for those sweltering hot NM days. Green grass to walk on. A few ACE RUNS! Lots and lots of epic downhill shots. Tee pads are adequate. Signs are nice although I wish they showed the distance. Park was relatively litter free.
Cons: I did wake up one homeless dude when I banged in a putt at 7 AM. Sorry, he shouldn't be camping out right under the basket. Later I threw a great approach right over his head for a gimmee birdie. I don't think he noticed. I did let another homeless guy tee off with a couple of my discs. I think he's hooked! 10 baskets and 18 holes does make for a confusing layout. I could see this course getting mega crazy on a busy afternoon with discs flying everywhere and picknickers too, what a zoo that would be. # 4 is listed as a par 4. It's a eagle waiting to happen.
Other Thoughts: This was easily my favorite of the 9 New Mexico courses that I was able to play. The challenge probably isn't there for the advanced to pro player. There are the safety issues. But I'm a total rec player. I'd play it at odd hours stepping/stumbling over the occasional homeless fellows and loving all those epic downhills.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course located right next to the university. The park is located in a very picturesque part of Albuquerque. Holes utilize trees, hills, and O.B. very well. Tee pads were ok, but a little on the small side. Baskets were in good condition and were all marked correctly.
Lots of fun shots to play. Tons of elevation changes with some elevated tees. A few ace runs (#5, 7, 18).
Cons: Navigation issues. Almost every fairway crosses another fairway. Every basket (I think) was shared with another tee. Long walks between tees and some holes you have to walk all the way back to where you teed off the previous hole. Graffiti is a major problem...almost everything has spray paint on it making it impossible to read some of the tee signs(which weren't very good to begin with).
Other Thoughts: This course probably should have been a 9 hole course with alternate tees, making it an 18. It's crammed up into a small space when there's more empty space in the same park. Sprinklers in the morning seem to be aimed at the tees and baskets, but shut off at 7a.m. so it shouldn't be a problem for most people. Lots of not disc golfers, but they usually stay out of your way. This course could be a 5 disc course if it had more space.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of shade, with hills for exercise. The permenant tee boxes are nice and the basket locations change often. This keeps playing this course fresh.
Cons: There are alot of people wondering the park and pay no attention to disc golf. The bums and hobos are permanent fixtures. But, of all the people in the park, they are the most aware of the discs and expect to get hit.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
A small course with Big trees
Pros: awsome layout alot of diffrent shots theres is no way u can get posibly bored with this course with diffrent pin locations to make more intrestting there are cement teepads on every hole as well there are alot of big trees and alot of downhill shots that are like 440 feet and u chuck a midrange on and u can park
Cons: theres are alot of bums in the park who do drugs they dont bother u but just bring the place down in saftey and makes the course lokk bad but besides that it does not make the course bad
Other Thoughts: also play the courses by it and there are alot of fast food places nearby
I aced hole 5A with a dx avair on 6/17/10
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great course. Much more elevation than you expect, especially in such a small park. People in park seemed more aware of the golfers and were more courteous than most any other park I have played. Very large trees, very shady and fun to play around. Multiple positions, varying lengths. Some holes were a bit too easy. Nothing too challenging.
Cons: Navigation is tough, baskets are too close together, 8 holes are shared baskets. Public park, lots of people.
Could have tighter fairways.
Other Thoughts: I hope to play this one again on another trip.
Its questionable whether tourneys could be run smoothly with all the overlap.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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