I went to not one but TWO courses I have already played today. Both hadn't been checked off since I wasn't keeping that good of a record last time. This posting is brief because I wrote a long one and it disappeared when the site went down, and I don't feel like re-typing it.
*Fresno, CA- Woodward Legacy:Played it in 2006.
Visalia, CA- Troy Korsgaden:Well marked (but for the missing #8 tee pad or sign, I searched forever couldn't find a clue about it), cement tees. Just 12 holes in a small park around a drainage pond, with dirt fairways mostly layered with woodchips. Oak trees make for some tight but forgiving holes with no rough. Some small hills, fence OB.
Visalia, CA- Perry Championship:Long and in green grassy area, completely flat. Many low ceilings and roller ground make throwing rollers necessary. Palm, oak, pine and other trees of all sizes with no rough, water hazards. Typical park like setting. Tournament level difficulty. Requires walking up to find the basket even though mostly open fairways due to some pins being tucked out of sight apparently on purpose, multiple pin placements but no indicator. Grass and tees may be wet from sprinklers.
Visalia, CA- Perry Outback:Located throughout the other half of the park, on the same type of flat grassy land dotted with trees, and a few holes in a more dirt fairway area with some rough. Has a giant bronze horse/rider sculpture with a fountain in play. One hole is 730', a few others over 500', making it tougher than the other course. A 10' deep dry creek bed comes into play. Peacocks may be running around on the course.
*Atascadero, CA- Heilmann:Played it in 2006. Played some of it again today. Through tight Oak tree alleys often crossing a small valley. Technical holes with no hazards, fun. New cement pads. Semi tough to navigate-some holes don't go to the basket you see from the tee that looks a LOT like a hole..