Newberg, OR 
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Topsy Turvy

1    6/19/2016   6/25/2016
Review By: Pierparknut
Played: 32  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 3.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/2/2016
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

Nice local course with some distance

2-4    7/8/2015   7/9/2015
Review By: volklaero
Played: 10  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 2.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice use of space creating some challenging shots.

A nice variety of different holes. There is a small tunnel shot, some bomb distance shots, a dogleg right which needs a forehand or anny shot, a wooded hole, downhill, uphill etc.

12 holes means a nice quick round.

I have never seen it busy.

Concrete pads.

Good double chained baskets.

Free to play.

Cons: Maintained by community mostly which means course can look rough at times.

Easy to lose a disc in tall grass.

No tee signage.

Itchy legs walking in the tall grass...pants recommended if not too hot out.
Other Thoughts: This course is within a mile from Herbert Hoover DGC, and the two make for a nice 21 hole circuit. I like Ewing because its a mild challenge, never busy, and you can pump a few distance shots out there. The community is doing great work there, and the course is always improving. Put it on your list if you are traveling through! A great day can be had playing Champoeg, Ewing and Hoover which are all within 10 minutes (39 holes total).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Jekkyl and hyde!

5+    12/30/2013   3/19/2014
Review By: thegeneral13
Played: 24  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Neglected Mediocrity

1    11/10/2013   11/13/2013
Review By: Murdoc Loch
Played: 62  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
-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

Other Thoughts:
-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.

 Simple, yet one of my favorite

5+    1/26/2013   1/28/2013
Review By: holyschmidt
Played: 14  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 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 4 people found this review helpful.


1    9/13/2012   11/30/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 462  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 13.2 Years
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.

 Ewing Young

5+    9/27/2012   11/9/2012
Review By: mbressler13
Played: 50  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 4.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/28/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Multiple pin locations
-Variety of hole types with a few downhill and a few uphill shots.
-Longer holes for the long thowers
-Lots of elevation change
-Mach 2/3 baskets are still in great condition
-Tee pads are so big you could have a picnic on the back of one and not interrupt the person taking their drive
-Never waiting on a teepad
Cons: -Needs better signage. Current signage is old and not really useful right now.
-Grass can get very tall in spring/early summer
-Holes 4/5 are disc eaters. Lots 3 in one round.
-Holes 4/5 are probably the least creative on the course.
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. This course is a diamond in the rough in my eyes. If there was a few more people willing to do work parties at this spot it could be a 4* course. Plenty of room to expand into a 18 hole course as well. I see big things for this course in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    7/20/2012   7/27/2012
Review By: MCW5379
Played: 59  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 5.4 Years
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.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad, but not great

5+    8/1/2011   8/5/2011
Review By: Puddy47
Played: 9  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 Ewing Young

1    6/5/2011   6/14/2011
Review By: JR Stengele
Played: 200  Reviewed: 191  Exp: 16.5 Years
This review was updated on 12/1/2012
4 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
Other Thoughts:
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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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