6 Helpful / 0 Not
Rest Area Disc Golf
Pros: Benson State Park is more like a rest area on the side of the road than a State Park, there is access to it only going east on I-84 and it's only a small parking lot, bathrooms, some benches and a very short disc golf course. This is the type of place you stop at while on a family vacation and everyone needs a rest from sitting in the car so you go have a picnic and play some disc golf. Aside from all of that you have wonderful scenery in the beautiful mountains in the background and the Multnomah Waterfalls.
The best holes on the course - Holes one, two and eight were pretty fun and almost worth the $5 to park and play. Hole one is a very low ceiling shot with lots of tree and bush obstacles to the longest basket on the course, right at about 300 feet, definitely the hardest hole on the course, very challenging. Hole two is a short (100 feet) tunnel shot over a running creek, this is a prime opportunity for an ace but if you hit one of the bushes on the left or the right you could end up in the creek. Hole eight is longer shot over the creek but going back the other way and is a hard line to hit and this hole is a difficult hole if you don't hit that line. You don't have to worry about losing a disc in this running creek as there is enough debris to block it and there are plenty of long sticks around to fish it out pretty easily.
Cons: The biggest problem that I find with the course is the very short holes lengths that will make this place boring for just about anyone but people brand new to disc golf. The baskets are a bit of an eyesore with the chipping paint and rust, it would be nice to see some work to make them look good again, though there is nothing wrong with their ability to catch discs. It is a pain in the butt to try and get to if you're coming from westbound I-84 as there is no access.
Other Thoughts: This is the perfect place for your first ace, while we were there, both of us hit basket and were really close to getting an ace. If you take the right attitude and a catch frisbee here you can make it fun.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: Along the way, east on 84.
Creek running through
Cons: Small course.
Not well thought out.
Other Thoughts: No exit from the west bound traffic.
Got lucky and saw the course from the multnomah road but, it was across the train tracks, don't get lost.
0 of 14 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 3 Not
-Good place to bring first timers, co-workers, family, small children, etc.
-Close to Multnomah falls (one mile west)
-For anyone with any amount of skill at all, this will be a very boring course.
-Natural tee pads are muddy, and difficult to find
-Baskets are pretty ugly, but still catch well enough
-Course is about 20 yards from Interstate 84.
This course was pretty boring. Most of the holes are under 200' and pretty wide open. I can see how it would be a great course to introduce first timers to the sport, but that's really about it.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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