Jekkyl and hyde!
Pros: This is one of my favorite courses to play in the area. Virtually no crowds (I'm almost hesistant to rate it, I don't want too many people to show up) and the variety of holes, some short some long some dog leg left or right, and even elevation changes. A great course for beginners since there are manageable holes, and a good course for intermediate or even advanced disc golfers.
Cons: it does not appear to be taken care of enough. It can be kind of jekkyl and hyde, some days when it is mowed and taken care of it can be the nicest course you've ever played, other days the tall grass takes over so much so that you can lose your disc right on the fairway if you aren't careful. Depending on what day you get there, it will be your best friend or your worst nightmare.
-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.
Simple, yet one of my favorite
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This has become of my favorite courses to play in the Portland area. The crowds are usually very manageable. This course provides good undulation, a variety of obstacles, varying shot requirements, "water" hazards (in the winter)
Cons: Tall grass. In the summer, it can be tough to find your disc if you don't watch it carefully...
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Multiple pin locations
-Variety of hole types
-Longer holes for the long thowers
-Lots of elevation change
Cons: -Needs better signage
-Grass can get very tall in spring/early summer
-Holes 4/5 are disc eaters. Lots 3 in one round.
-Holes 4/5 also have numerous bee hives off fairway
Other Thoughts: This course is the newer of the two courses in Newberg. It is set in a park with a dog walking area, skate park, bmx course, and remote controlled car course. Every time I've played this course it has been just me and a few other people so crowds are not a issue. Make sure you play with someone else so you can have a spotter. Watch where you walk when trying to find discs as well. I ran into multiple wasps nests and one huge bee hive while playing this course over the summer.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 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!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Not bad, but not great
Pros: This course uses elevation change, a small wooded area, and a couple longer holes to use the parks potential well, but it could definitely be improved. Very fun to play with buddies, has a couple holes that offer a challenge for intermediate players.
Cons: Nothing really exciting. Very tall grass in some areas, blackberry bushes are encroaching on several fairways, and a couple of the holes become boring, such as holes 4/5.
Other Thoughts: Fun trip with buddies, especially with Herbert hoover nearby, but it's not worth making to long of a trip for. I play it often, but only because it is close to Herbert hoover so I can play 2 parks in one trip, and it isn't to far away. Overall? It's okay.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Ewing Young was the second course installed in the quaint city of Newberg, Oregon and just miles away from Herbert Hoover Park. Although both courses incorporate plenty of elevation, they are complete opposites when it comes to design and location which makes them compliment one another.
This moderately hilly and lightly wooded 12 hole course utilizes the landscape with multiple pin placements allowing players to face hyzer/anhyzers as well as straight on approaches directly off the tee. Most of the holes are open with the exception of holes #10 and #11 and range anywhere from 195-429 ft. making the course length anywhere from 3,414-3,771 ft. depending on pin locations. The course is well maintained for the most part, with large cement tee pads, Mach II baskets, benches, and a large kiosk/map near the entrance. The course is much more remote then HH Park which means that it is less frequented and therefore easier to play without many interruptions.
Best Hole/s: #2 and #7
As others have stated, Ewing Young tends to be heavily impacted during different times of the year. During the wetter months the course tends to get bogged down and muddy considering it plays along hillsides and down near a creek. During the spring and summer the tall grass makes it very difficult at times to find a disc so make sure you use a spotter, especially on holes #6 & #9.
New tee signs would be a nice addition to the course considering the ones they have now are old laminated pieces of paper that are barely hanging on and have become faded over time. Hopefully through some weeklies or local tournaments the club can raise some funds to eventually get those installed. The ones they have currently work, but in the northwest they won't last long!
Worst hole/s: #4 and #5
Newberg has done a nice job incorporating dg in to the local community by installing courses in unique locations and catering to all skill levels. Although I really enjoyed HH Park because of its location in the center of town, I tend to prefer more isolated courses due to the nature aspect and the abundance of wildlife. The fact these two courses are so close allows players like myself to get the best of both worlds without having to spend an entire day to do it!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Excellent use of woods and fields
- Lots of elevation change.
- Great mixture of woods and open field shots.
- Baskets and tees are in excellent condition and well maintained.
- Good variety of short and long holes (up to 400')
- Good course for testing all aspects of your game.
- When the course isn't mowed, it will take you a long time to find your discs becuase the grass gets really high.
- The map can be hard to read sometimes, especially for first timers.
- Some of the holes have 3 alternate locations and be blind, so it can be frusturating not know where you're throwing until you actually get to the basket.
This course is fun, but during the rainy season it gets really muddy. All in all though, I really enjoy this course whenever I get a chance to play it.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
First course I ever played
Pros: Well marked pins and tees. Varied terrain, wooded, field.
Cons: Grass was really long.
Other Thoughts: I would play this course again. Dog friendly. Make sure to go check out the skate park while you are there. Even if you don't skate, the skaters there are generally really good and fun to watch.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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