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Pinto Lake Disc Golf Course

Posted on Oct 25th 2009
Secluded course through heavily wooded forest and a canyon that traverses a creek and hill side to the lake.
Year Established: 
2009
Street Address: 
796 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States
Rating: 
4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Course Designer: 
Tom Schott
Location Map: 
First Tee Coordinates: 
POINT (-121.772161 36.964747)
Parking Lot Coordinates: 
POINT (-121.771928 36.964515)
Directions: 
From the south, Hwy 1 to Green Valley Road exit. Go 3.7 miles on Green Valley to a left into the park at entrance (Rancho Todos Santos Rd. - across from Arroyo Dr.). Park at very end of big parking lot on the right. 1st tee near NW corner of that parking lot. Look for two practice baskets, red stumps, and the sign board.
CourseID: 
4 902
Course Type: 
Permanent
# Holes: 
18
Target Type: 
Mach III
Tee Type: 
Concrete
Total Length Of Course: 
7 175ft
Alt. Course Length: 
0ft
Holes < 300 ft: 
2
Holes 300 - 400 ft: 
8
Holes > 400 ft: 
8
Elevation: 
Foliage: 
Camping Nearby: 
yes
Facilities: 
yes
Fees: 
no
Handicap: 
no
Private: 
no
Tee Signs: 
yes
Contact Name: 
PDGA Number: 
Email: 
Phone #1: 
Phone #2: 
Course Photo(s): 
Pinto_1a.jpg
Pinto_1a.jpg
Pinto_1a.jpg
Course Map: 
Computed coordinates: 
POINT (-121.771928 36.964515)

Comments

Submitted by jumbs on
Rating: 

I give this 5 links because of the challenging play at pinto. Great views and trails, with many o.b.s and places to get lost this place will teach you to keep a disc in the middle of the fairway.

Submitted by user3 on
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Original 9 are happening (tight with trouble). Added holes (5 -13) lack diversity. Poison Oak can get you when you ding off the trees into the rough. Great scenery - good variety (I like both tight and long...). Probably a 3.5 (not a 5 - but few courses are).

Submitted by TeeBone on
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Lots of OB; most of which is poison oak. Lots of trees/shrubs and some buildings and water as hazzards. Vary likely to loose a disk, but also likely to find someone else's disk while looking for your own - if you dare to enter the poison oak. Very beautiful course, interesting design. PDGA lists as 18 hole, we could only find 9. Certainly not a course for first timers, beginners to pros will find this course fun, but first- timers might find this too challenging and therefore loose interest in disc golfing. I will definately return, after a bit of practice.

Rating: 

I like this course. It was the first course I played on. The bottom 9 are fun and have a good spread of trees to make it interesting. As said in the recent comments BEWARE OF POSION OAK. The recently added top 9 are unimaginative and a hike from the rest of the course. 9 baskets placed in a wide open field. The 11th is 1288ft. Good if you want to practice driving or that new disc.