Good Course, Dreadful Navigation
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Pros: The course is set on an interesting piece of land that offers a combination of mature trees and slopes. The river is visible along the course, but only Hole 2 (pulled in the summer config) brings the water into play.
You start with a blind drive to the basket on Hole 1. This is the first of several blind holes on the course, so be ready to walk up and scout your first time. Holes 4 - 7 offer some interesting uphill, downhill and sidehill drives and Hole 8 is the best "tunnel" hole on the course, requiring a long straight drive down a gravel path.
Hole 13 is the "top-of-the-world" shot with an elevated platform tee and a long downhill drive. If you really fade it out badly you'll land in the river, but it isn't a difficult shot. However, the walk down to the pin is treacherous (see Cons). Hole 18 is the other big downhill drive, and a good way to finish. The course loops back nicely to finish at the parking area.
Good smallish concrete tee pads.
Ample parking and decent restrooms available.
Cons: As a travelling disc golfer, the complete lack of any tee signs, or "next tee" signs makes this a difficult course to play for the first time. I tried once last year (with an outdated map) and gave up after finding only about 2/3 of the holes. This time I found a current map and followed some locals. Some effort with signage would go a long way towards improving this course for visitors.
All of the baskets are heavily tagged, in spite of the "Please Don't Mark the Baskets" plea on the course bulletin board.
There is a lot of loose gravel on the slopes, making footing around the baskets a little dicey on a couple of holes. The walk from Hole 13 tee pad to basket is down a steep hillside covered with loose soil/gravel. The local group I was following skipped this hole, and I can see why. Borderline dangerous.
Several of the holes have a poke-and-pray look to them. There are plenty of gaps in the trees, but no real fairway. A lot of these are short holes where a clean drive will get you an easy birdie, but a (seemingly) random tree-hit will cost you a stroke.
Other Thoughts: This course is heavily used. I went early on a weekday morning and there were already several groups playing. I imagine that afternoons and weekends are a madhouse.
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Pros: Large coarse and awesome views!!!
Cons: Had to ask people where to start, there were no maps just an arrow on a piece of paper pointing to the next pad on a few of them.
Other Thoughts: took about an extra hr. of play time just searching for the next pads. But love the views and layout of the course overall....will go back for sure...
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Hard to navigate
Pros: Beautiful course. Several unique holes that really challenge you. Concrete pads make for good throwing surface on almost every hole. Mostly short, good for learning how to control your disc in tight fairways.
Cons: Several crossing fairways, several areas where you have to walk up or down rocks or hills that can be dangerous. Several holes where you're throwing along or across roads and can beat up your discs or hit cars. Not marked well at all, I would have been totally lost playing this course except I was with a group of locals who knew where they were going.
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Nice neighborhood course.
Pros: Corbin is a great place to take the whole family and make a day of it. You can play disc golf, fish, camp, hike, swim, and play softball. It is a picturesque county park along the Spokane River. There are bathrooms and drinking fountains available in the warmer months.
The course is not long but is technical with a couple of the fairways bordering on poke and pray. The water comes into play on 1, 2, and 12. With 12 being a top of the world throw, in its newer position, with the river running parallel. There are 3 others that begin on top of another rock hill but go in different directions. The terrain goes up and down the hills and on fairways 8 and 9 you are on the side of the hill and throw farther down the side.
Accuracy is a premium here and the ability to place your throws for an up or putt is a must. Overhands, backhands and sidearms will be used. Not a good place for rollers. There is a fair split between straight fairways and those that bare left or right. With multiple pin positions on many and a couple with dual teepads it can really change things up.
Most of the teepads are concrete with alt 4B being dirt and 6 rubber.
Cons: There is a winter layout and a summer layout. The course is hard to follow in spots in the winter layout and when in the the summer layout it can be tougher. In the summer 2 is closed and there is an alt 4B that takes its place. The caveat to this is the locals are friendly and almost always willing to take a noob along.
On holes 3 and 18 be careful about throwing on someone. Three is about 30 feet directly above you and the fairway is shared with 18 going left and 3 going right.
So many of the fairways are borderline poke and pray, in the case of 9 it is poke and pray, it is hard to look on this issue with favor.
There are no tee signs and the flow is hard if you are not diligent. The map here only shows the 15 basket layout and it is not accurate. This inconsistency is why I did not give numbers to some of the basket positions in the above section.
Also the roads in the park are crossed and played along side of during much of the game so the possibility of hitting a vehicle or walker is high. Also, during heavy usage, like the 4th of July weekend parking overflow causes people to park right on fairways.
Other Thoughts: Despite the poke and pray this is a fun course to play and is very popular in the slow months. I enjoyed myself and will play it every chance I get.
The weekly held here is alternated between Cherry Hill and Corbin and is run by the North Idaho Disc Golf Club. It regularly pulls in 50 players and is a blast.
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