Scottsdale, AZ 
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 The Arizona Standard

5+    12/21/2008   1/4/2009
Review By: ragajones
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As most people know, this course is the center of disc golf in Arizona. Good variety of shots. Good player support (Spinners staff is so friendly and helpful - Duke's nearby too) I am a disc junkie so it is cool to show up on Saturday morning and buy some new plastic to try before hitting the course.

I have found over the years that disc golfers in general are happier, kinder, more helpful and mellower than most people, This is certainly true with the crowd at Shelly and the staff at Spinners. The guys at Spinners seem to know who pays their bills, they are good folk and will usually toss in a mini or a bottle of water with a smile on their face. I can't afford lessons but they will always be quick to give you a few words on discs in their store.
Cons: I lost discs my first 4 out of 5 times on this course and almost always lose at least one. This is not so bad since probably half of my discs were eventually recovered.
Other Thoughts: There really isn't much negativity that can be said about this course - it just feels good to play it. Shelly has a high replay value. Best hole - #8 smooth RHBH hyzer with ace potential (someday) this hole is just cool. It feels so smooth to throw. I could replay this one hole again and again.

I am not a tournament player but this is the most active course for events I think. Do yourself a favor - park at Spinners and start on hole 12 instead of hole one. The parking is better - Spinners is like your own pro shop - and starting on 12 gives you 5 holes to warm up before the dreaded water shots of #18 and #1.
Buy a couple of "range balls" because chances are high you will leave a disc in the water -

Arizona's most popular DGC

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/12/2006   1/2/2009
Review By: ddevine
Played: 133  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 37.9 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The tourney layout has probably changed since I was last there, but I loved the combination of power and control. Rewards aggressive play and punishes stupid or timid play. The water can be brutal, especially in the wind.
Cons: Several of the holes are in that dreaded 375-400 foot range, so if you are hot you can rack up lots of deuces, but if you are not then its a struggle. Lots of traffic jams during the tournament due to packed layout.
Other Thoughts: The Memorial is one of my favorite tournaments.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 No Breaks

1    12/1/2008   12/2/2008
Review By: TalbotTrojan
Played: 112  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 8.5 Years
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is well maintained and in a very nice park. All the tees are very nice. All the holes provide a challenge. There is absolutely nothing that feels repeatative about this course. I was challenged in my game by leaps and bounds beyond what I thought I was getting myself into but enjoyed it very much.
Cons: There were some places on the course where it was difficult to figure out which pin was for which hole as two or three holes converged in a similar place. I also spent a while looking for hole 4 I believe with is accross the water and without a sign. There is going to be pedestrian traffic through this course just about all the time which makes a few shots interesting and the local schools use the park for things as well.
Other Thoughts: I was surprised at how few chances for birdie I had throughout the round. There are a few water holes to be aware of and the course does play tight as it makes its way through the narrow section of the park. These things are neither pro nor con on the course. This is definately an enjoyable round.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/27/2006   10/27/2008
Review By: robthepope
Played: 38  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 13.8 Years
3 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Located in nice neighborhood with good upkeep; very beautiful with all the water and hot girls exercising. There's a putting practice area. Convenient location for amenities like the Spinners and the bar and grill.
Cons: All the water hazards; as a novice player i didn't have a disc retriever and the guy there charges a finders fee.
Other Thoughts: This course has claimed two of my discs. I once took of my shoes and socks to wade in for my disc three times in one round (I heard that's against the rules). Not all of us can afford to keep losing discs.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Check out the "19th hole"

4/11/2006   5/23/2008
Review By: Doktor John
Played: 415  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 28.1 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice water hazards
Well groomed
Good length on some of the holes
Multiple pin placements for nice variety
Sports Bar to quench your thirst after a hot round or two
Cons: Not alot of obstacles
Walkway runs right through the middle
Other Thoughts: Having the Sports Bar there is nice and the disc golf store is convenient
I've mentioned this on other reviews on some of the Phx park DG courses: the folks who designed these courses have really had a challenge due to the flatness and lack of speaks well of the DG community to put courses in to promote the sport, even when they don't have the optimal terrain

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


5/17/2008   5/17/2008
Review By: Brody Cannon
Played: 28  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9.7 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A long and challenging course that has many alternate pin placements so it's always different. The pressure from all the water in play will really cause an adrenaline rush as the disc is in the air. A decent variety of holes and good cement teepads. The disc golf store right next to the course is great!
Cons: Prepare to lose a couple discs, especially if it's windy.
Other Thoughts: I play this course everytime I visit family in Arizona. The wind is a really big factor in how well I play. My scores range from -7 on a nice calm day to +9 on a really windy day. I recommend making it an all day trip to the course. Shopping at Spinners, playing the course, and hanging out at Dukes to watch the game of the week is all part of a great experience.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Tougher than it looks

2-4    4/6/2008   4/15/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 11.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/25/2008
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: variety of challenges, water comes into play on many of the holes around the beginning and end of each 9. multiple pin placements for each hole. grass fairways and little to no rough to contend with.
Cons: Lost discs are always a problem, bring a retriever of some sort. lots of pedestrian traffic to contend with (often stopping in front of you to admire water fowl)
Other Thoughts: disc shop located near the shopping center by the 12th hole with lots of 'used discs' to replenish your stock. they also keep a 'lost disc' database online for discs turned in that were found in the pond.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Shelly Sharpe Course

2-4    2/16/2008   3/26/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 212  Reviewed: 153  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 8/11/2008
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Four to six pin positions per hole with baskets that rotate through them (weekly?) keep the course interesting for repeat playings. Great holes with good challenges. Concrete tee boxes. Highly visible tee signs.
Walking path along most holes leads to lots of pedestrian and bike traffic to contend with. Water in play on several holes will get some discs wet. Some tee signs seem outdated with respect to the current landscape.
Other Thoughts:
Spinners on the Green Disc Golf Store just off hole #12 will allow you to restock your lost discs. Site of "The Memorial" tournament.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.


3/4/2007   3/4/2008
Review By: martinyoung
Played: 221  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 13.7 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: a great setting for disc golf - middle of the desert - mountains all around - water 3 ponds spanning through the center of the course - variety of shots, great for rollers, site of the Memorial where the course is nearly doubled in length
Other Thoughts: bring a disc diver or some kind of disc retriving device you are gonna need it - most all of the local players carry a variety of underwater disc retrieving contraptions

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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