Roosevelt Park in Albuquerque, NM, is a great spot for a disc golf course. Except that there are lots of non-disc golfers there, so there’s a lot of waiting as ignorant pedestrians meander across the fairways. Okay, so it’s a city park, I can’t complain too much.
The pluses: good mix of short and long holes, excellent use of elevation changes and the standard flora (large trees) available in city parks.
The minuses: awful, awful signage. I have played a couple of courses where the designers try to make 18 holes out of 9 by putting two tees for each basket. I think that this is a bad idea to start with, but if you’re going to do it you had darn well better mark things right. Not everyone who plays is a local and it reflects poorly on the Park Department if the course is poorly marked. Ugh. Fortunately (?) I ran into a group of local stoners (who offered me a toke, which I politely declined) who knew the course. Otherwise, I would have been completely lost.
Overall, this course gets a low ranking, even for a city park course (my least favorite kind). Play it only if you can find a local or two to guide you through it. I wish I would have had time to play some of the other courses in ABQ but it didn’t work out. Maybe next time!