Monterey Bay, CA HELP!

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Monterey Bay, CA HELP!

Postby cjskier » Wed May 27, 2009 9:48 pm

I am going to Monterey Bay this weekend for the GF's B-day. We are hitting the aquarium Saturday Morning, then plan to get a round of disc in on Saturday afternoon/evening. What is the best course in the area to play, if you can only play one? Old saw mill looks fun, but could we do it without a guide. Maybe there will be enough people to just follow the crowed? Or maybe one of the CSUMB course would be better? Any help would be great!

Almost forgot, we are hitting DeLaveaga On Sunday morning too! Never played disc in that area yet.
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Re: Monterey Bay, CA HELP!

Postby Desafinado » Thu May 28, 2009 10:09 pm

I've only played two of the Monterey courses (the two CSUMB 18s), but of those two, here are the pros and cons:

Cypress Course

pros :
interesting post-apocalyptic setting - decommissioned military barracks are on either side of most fairways
good for beginner-intermediate players, easy to walk and hard to lose discs
some elevation changes, decent distance shots
teepads often on cement pads, in good shape

cons :
sorta repetitive at points
not super difficult for better players

Oaks Course:

pros :
some beautiful and unique hole designs
high level of challenge, particularly if the wind is up(and it almost always is!)
also interesting setting - e.g. one teeshot is from a ~25 ft high cliff, throwing across the outfield of decomissioned military baseball field

cons:
teepads are natural and sometimes sketchy
lots of places to lose discs, send a spotter ahead on blind teeshots
not a good course for beginning players

You'll get plenty of challenge at DeLaveaga, so I'd recommend the Cypress Course unless you guys are really after a tough round.

Maps and directions here : http://clubs.csumb.edu/discgolf/map/

Enjoy... De La is my favorite course.
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