The Frisbee Disc golf course at John Adams park in Brigham City, Utah is a great little course for beginners and those who just like to throw a disc around. It has just nine baskets, and none of them are very long. The first time I played this course I got four birdies, and I’m not exactly a great disc golfer. There are a few trees, and a stream that meanders by three of the holes; there are very few obstacles. If you throw cautiously, and don’t experiment with new discs, you shouldn’t have any problems losing discs on this course.
The course has several holes that overlap each other. If there are other groups of golfers out, you will have to wait for these parties to vacate the tee boxes and fairways before letting your discs fly. You also must be careful not to hit parties having family reunions, enjoying leisurely walks, or playing tennis. The park also seemed to be filled with young hoodlums. Maybe it was just the time I was there, but while I didn’t worry about losing my discs, I was worried that some little thug would take off with them. It was just an interesting crowd of people that were hanging out at the park.
The park is well maintained and has concrete teeing areas. There is even a restroom and drinking fountain. The tee boxes do not have maps that indicate basket distances or hazards (I think there may have been some at one time, but it looks like vandals may have removed the signs). The teeing pads look like they used to indicate the Par and distance, but it looks like they need a repaint. If you are a power thrower, be careful on number one as your disc might end up in the stream you don’t realize is there. Finding your way from basket to tee box could take some time if there aren’t other golfers around to follow.
Overall this is a great Frisbee golf course if you want to build some confidence in your game and get a very good score.
Favorite Discs For John Adams Park
The Beast – There aren’t any really long holes at John Adams park, so accuracy is more important than distance. The layout of the trees makes this course most favorable for backhand drives. Since I primarily drive forehand, I like using a driver that I can throw with accuracy, and that has with a strong turn rating. The Innova Beast is a good disc for this, and I use it on my drives for holes 4, 7, and 8.
The Gator – With the short holes, my second shots (and the teeing pads for holes 3, and 9) require a very short midrange shot. (If you’re a more accurate driver than me, you’ll probably only need your putter). My favorite disc for mid-range accuracy is the Innova Gator.