10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Camp Dakota is set way back up in the hills of north-central Oregon over an hour from main roads and highways. The camp itself is a bustling place during the summer with tons of campers and lots of activities including gold panning, a huge games room, go-carts, and massive paintball setups. The course is mostly through tight woods and has fairways lined with thick brush and forest. Many holes are short, but like the description says, don't let that fool you, most are very difficult to score 2's and 3's on. There are lots of holes with fairways that don't really conform to the way a disc flies so you'll probably be trying lots of strange shots to get through this course. I threw several weird tomahawk/thumber, thumb rollers, and cut rollers off the tee trying to get close to the basket with some interesting results :) Mixed in amongst mostly strange holes, there are some really fun putter shot holes and cool uses of elevation.
Navigation is made pretty easy here through a map available when you check in and signs which indicate the direction of the next tee pad. There are a few layout changes underfoot however that may make for a little bit of confusion in some places - mostly though, I was impressed with the care that signs were laid out.
The brand new homemade red baskets are pretty cool and several added sets of chains help them catch pretty well.
Finally, the aura of the place is pretty fun with all sorts of people walking around the course from family campers to hardcore paintballers
Cons: Road rash - Several holes encourage shots over the road and near other areas that aren't so great such as camping areas and kids play areas. Be careful and skip holes if you risk hitting someone with a disc.
Unnatural shots - As mentioned in the description above, I was frustrated with holes that didn't seem to have fairways which a disc could conceivably reach the basket (without tons of luck). Its doubly frustrating when a 200ft hole has a triple dogleg and plays like a par 4! I think the main intent in design was for those using big lid ultimate discs where these holes would require placement and accuracy for birdie 3's.
Other Thoughts: The owner of the property was super helpful over the phone and in person in helping us navigate the course. They were very friendly and encouraging of us disc golfers who weren't even staying at the camp but just paying a measly few bucks to enjoy the course :)
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