I am writing this now at a BK, because I doubt I will have internet up in the mountains camping tonight at Toney's Mountain, which I will play in the morning then head toward Lake Tahoe probably.
I just cannot throw anything that even looks remotely good in this heat, my putter so hot it can be uncomfortable to pick up..and just flops over out of my hand, can't figure out how to release it smooth when it's so soft and hot. It's very annoying.
Vacaville, CA- Lagoon Valley:Decent length with a few bomber holes and nothing too short. Begins in mostly open flat area with weedy dead grass and dry cracked earth, next to a smelly lagoon and lots of ducks. 5 water hazards in a row on short holes on front 9. Switches to a more wooded and less maintained area for the back. Couldn't figure out 13-14, needs some next tee signs. A few holes force throwing blindly over a wall of trees, I should just copy and paste that line for Nor-Cal! Mostly cement tees, has signs but needs some markers. Big downhill signature #17 hole, but all high grass and easy to lose a disc off it. 3$.
Davis, CA- Oxford Circle:Ridiculously short and old, hard to tell where exactly to tee from on a few holes. Very easy to play and fast. Interesting layout, if played as though doglegs are mandos and all cement is OB, could get tricky. Parked cars are a hazard, so are kids in the playground surrounding the last basket. 2 baskets damaged, 1 gone just the pole left. Signs, mostly cement tees. Lush green grass is sprinkler fed..nice to play on..but in a place so desperate for water, kind of a huge waste. Don't come building a pipeline to the Great Lakes to water your city parks..you live in a desert.
Woodland, CA- Fern:Short flat city park with some decent holes and a few over 350'. Not much challenge, most are straight. Well marked, has tees. Couple of low ceilings, and a few along a fence by the road. Racquetball court in play on last hole. More lush green grass.
Rocklin, CA- Rocklin:Cement tees, has signs but lacking next tee and length, yet they have a par listed..rather know the length so I can more easily get the par. Dusty, rocky ground with lots of oak trees and a few small hills. Discs skip and roll like mad sometimes. A couple of muddy creek hazards, and some stray dogs fighting in the fairway. Well designed, a few really tough shots that can reward a great drive. Multiple placements. The 18th hole is over 500' and traverses some trees and a hill. Flows well. One of the better courses around for sure, actually good overall.