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Pros: -This is a 12-hole course set in a secluded park in the town of Newberg, Oregon. The park includes a nice picnic area and a very large skatepark. There's also a BMX track.
-The property is nice. Rolling hills and occasional trees make for fun shots. There are several fun downhill shots. #s 3, and 8 demand a downhill precision shot, and #7 is a huge downhill crush shot. The course was designed expertly so as you don't have to throw many uphill shots. Also, the holes were separated nicely. 18 holes could have been crammed into the property but I'm glad the designer didn't.
-It is very quiet. The course is in it's own little valley, guarded by hills on three sides and a deep wooded ravine on the fourth. There is water down there, though. Watch out.
-The baskets were older DGA models that worked fine, and the teepads were nice, but #1's seemed to be slanted.
Cons: -The first and foremost issue is the grass. It is not a pleasant type to walk on. It's the tall type that grows in clumps. Combined with the hilly terrain, it is easy to slip and turn an ankle. The grass was cut, but this type can't be cut low enough. It needs to be torn up and replaced with typical grass.
-The holes near the middle of the park (1, 2, 7, 8) are OK, but on the rest of the holes are guarded on at least one side by thick blackberry bushes. Holes 5, 6, 9, and 10 have a steep drop off and a ravine filled with water on the right side. On #6 I put too much anhyzer on my disc and it sailed down to God knows where. Courses are never fun when you can lose a disc on two thirds of the holes.
-#s 10 and 11 may be two of the most stupid holes anywhere. On 10 you can try to thread it through a tiny gap with an anny or risk a hyzer over a truckload of blackberrry bushes. Hole 11 you just have to throw a 200 foot tunnel shot through more blackberry bushes. I skipped this hole.
-There's no good signage. All there is are numbers painted on wood posts. But it wasn't too hard to find my way around by looking where the grass had been tramped down.
Other Thoughts: -I don't know what this course used to be, an overgrown farm field, maybe? Most of the trees seem to be no more than 15 years old. The course will get better as the trees mature.
-Hopefully some massive brush removal and grass replacement is in this course's future. But until then, I don't think I'll come back. This is the type of place that is fun once, but not more than that. If you're in the area I'd recommend Champoeg State Park instead of Hoover Park. Hoover Park is even worse than this course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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-This course has concrete tees
-It makes good use of elevation
-There is a course map at the kiosk
-Many wide open holes, long and unimpressive.
-This course needs 'next tee' signs, as it's not always obvious where to go after holing out.
-The fairways and greens are not defined in the thick long grass.
-Errant shots exit the long tall grass and land in thorny bushes scattered around the edges of the "fairways"
-There is trash in piles throughout the course
-Ewing Young could be a lot better with a little TLC. It seems pretty neglected. With some regular mowing and trash clean up this course would look and play a lot better. Add some nice tee signs and 'next tee' signs, even better.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: - Course is set in a decent sized city park that plays mostly in a field with trees/shrubs, but also has some wooded holes on the back end. There aren't any other activities going on here, so there should be no interference with the DG.
- A couple holes make very good use of some larger vegetation to force line shaping. #2's basket is behind/next to some very large pine trees that guard it very well, #3 has a huge patch of nasty rough right behind the basket, and #8 has a tight gap to go through (or over). #9 is a blind, sharp right curving shot up a hill and around a large bush.
- Wooded holes, #10 and #11, force a straight line through some gaps, a lot different from the rest of the course. #10 is especially tight close to the teepad, with some additional trees by the pin.
- Decent elevation changes here to make things interesting. #2 is a long, gentle valley, #3 is a short downhill shot, and #7 is a long downhill valley shot. #6 is slightly uphill, and #9 is a significant upslope on top of the blind RHFH line.
- Even mix of hole lengths, there are some ace runs and three bombers over 375'. Nice to be able to switch between drivers and approach discs on different holes.
- Nice concrete pads, and good baskets. Signs are more or less gone, but the map in front is all you need. Navigation is simple.
Cons: - A lot of open shots, that don't require much thought. #4, #5, and #6 are all free and clear except for some rough on the right side of the fairway. #1 and #12 have a few trees here and there, but it's easy to avoid.
- Some holes are a little close to each other, especially #4 next to #5.
Other Thoughts: - Course is not too shabby; lots of good spots to let some drives rip, a few holes that require good accuracy, and some uphill and downhill shots. While there's nothing super exciting, it provides enough enjoyment. Advanced players will be able to cruise through without any trouble, better suited to beginner/intermediate players.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Looks to use hills well. Uphill, downhill, sidehill shots.
Cons: Grass was getting tall. Tee boxes marked but no signage to direct you on which way to throw or where the next tee is. Got lost and ended up calling the round short. If they had/made better signage I'd be willing to try it again sometime.
Other Thoughts: NEEDS BETTER SIGNS TO DIRECT YOU AROUND COURSE OR HIRE A GUIDE!
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