Mingus Can Be Treacherous!
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Pros: The Mingus Park DGC is set on a steep, rugged hillside covered with large trees and lots of thick Oregon coastal rain forest type underbrush. Although short in distance, the elevation changes and tight fairways combined with the unforgiving undergrowth can make for a challenging day here.
The tee pads are small concrete ones. There are two pads for each hole essentially making this an 18 hole play. I didn't find the second pad changed the complexion of the hole all that much. The tee signs are simple, giving the hole #, distance and par. The double chain baskets are older but are in decent shape and catch well enough. They've been painted over in yellow once or twice.
A couple of holes stood out for me. # 6 has been mentioned before as being a sweet, little, very steep downhill. It's a touch shot. You'll be throwing a mid or your putter but the possibility of an ACE is right there waiting.
I thought # 4 was a pretty hole. It's a 220' flowing across the side pf the hillside. You don't want to hyzer left and be left trudging downhill to look for your disc.
Cons: There was no-one else on the course with me and I couldn't help but feel this course isn't played a lot. It just has that slightly uncomfortable feel to it.
I didn't see any evidence of any homeless activity.
The short distances here might put off some players while searching for discs might not please others.
Other Thoughts: At least, the stolen baskets have been replaced. There isn't much evidence that this course gets much love from the local disc community. It seems forgotten in this seemingly untouched corner of the park. If you're one who likes the feeling of being alone and one with nature, this just might be the perfect course for you.
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Deep Pacific Rainforest
Pros: - Lots of elevation changes. This course is built on the side of a hill, and at least half of the holes feature minor to massive elevation differences.
- The dense forest means that accuracy is at a premium. I get the feeling that playing this course repeatedly would be a great way to boost your accuracy.
- Very uncrowded. This park seems surprisingly under-utilized.
Cons: - Wayward discs are extremely difficult to recover. We had a disc shank about 75 feet across the fairway, and it took us nearly 45 minutes to bushwhack our way across a ravine and find the disc even though one of us saw exactly where it landed.
- Spotters are needed to avoid losing discs on drives.
- Maintenance is lacking. There are two poles, and one of the baskets was broken and hanging loose. Some hole signs still exist, but many are in poor shape.
Other Thoughts: I would describe Mingus Park as a rough gem. It is fun and challenging to play, although the terrain makes things difficult or just flat-out annoying sometimes. With new tee signs and working baskets on all the holes, this could develop into a respectable course.
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Pros: It has a nice feel walking it. This is a secluded feeling with not very many people playing there. Really precise shots are requied as the poorly thrown ones will take a while to find. It takes a nice walk through nature.
Cons: Has two tone poles instead of baskets.
Can be kinda hard to find being in the middle of town and off the highway.
Other Thoughts: Its a really fun walk to check out. The better course compared to Winsor. The feeling there will bring you to nature.
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