Photo Date: May 25, 2008
Where’s it at? In Grass Valley at Condon Park
The Condon Park Disc Golf Course, aka Squirrel Creek Disc Golf Course, is a great course. In fact, it’s my personal favorite of all the ones I’ve tried. If you like disc golfing, you have got to get yourself to this course if you haven’t been yet.
Squirrel Creek is 18 holes, with a good amount of challenge to them. There are uphill holes, downhill holes, holes with water hazards, holes with tree hazards, short holes, long holes, and every one of them is somewhat unique.
The course is played on a very clayed soil, which is basically red. It has a creek running through many of the back 9 holes which makes for an exciting challenge. It’s not an annoying water hazard at all, it is flowing gently enough not to carry off the discs and is a constant 3-10 feet wide. Landing a disc in here will not mean loss of a disc, just a little lost pride. There is one hole that I’ve hit the creek every single time because the basket is located just beyond it, and the hole is shooting downhill.
I would say the best time to play is probably Spring or Fall but it was still beautiful and fun in the summer. While I haven’t played it in the winter yet, the soil looks as though it would not soak up too much water making for muddy hikes.
Definitely recommend a visit to Condon Park for this one. You can consider also playing Penn Valley’s course if you have the time and energy on your visit, it’s not too far off. Also, staying in Grass valley or Nevada City is a pretty fun experience in and of itself.