Pros: This course is not actually on Mt Hood, but an adjacent mountain. Hood is often in view, and those views are pretty awesome. The elevation change is, of course, pretty extreme. If you've never had the chance to bomb drive after drive down the hill, it's pretty fun. The early holes offer some diversity and technicality. The chairlift was actually running. (That may sound like a lame pro, but I've played plenty of ski courses where it wasn't.)
Cons: I don't think a lot of thought was put into the design of this course. The later holes are mostly just wide open shots zigzaging down the ski slope. None of the holes are particularly creative. Most of the baskets are single chains, though they don't seem to catch too bad. Like most ski courses, the tees are pretty rough. There is a lot of tall grass and brush even in the open areas. And if you go into the woods, well, you may not see that disc ever again.
Other Thoughts: In case it matters to you, know that the chairlift is $7 (per person). A lot of the course is pretty exposed, make sure to bring water and sunscreen.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The view is SPECTACULAR!! Playing on the mountain was a load of fun.
Cons: Typical lay out for a mountain, mostly down hill. (duh) Don't go left on 11, very tall grass w/ elevation drop took my disc. Take bug repellent as the mosquitos were heavy on 1 of my rounds.
Other Thoughts: Take bug spray. And use older discs if possible as a few holes are over rocky paths.
You need to pay for the ride up also.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Better than expected, kind of
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1-9 are very very fun. Elevation changes, narrow fairways, and a few short open holes. Great chance of losing a disc off most of the tees, so would highly recommend spotters for just about every hole. The views of Mt Hood are spectacular, and the scenery is also a good change up from a lot of the other courses in Portland area. The course is easy to navigate on first play through with the exception of hole 4. Worth playing if your in the area, but not the kind of course worth making the trip for.
Cons: 10-18. I understand that this being on a mountain, you have to come down so your options are limited. However i think the Zig-Zag option down the mountain was a terrible choice. It's boring, overgrown, and losing discs is deceptively easy in the fairway shrubbery. Also watch out for the mountain bikers. Not as much a con as it is a noticeable hindrance.
Other Thoughts: $7 per person. per person. per person. Make sure that's clear to everyone you're playing with before heading out. Otherwise you'll get to listen to "i cant believe i had to pay $7 blah blah blah" all the way down.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 13 Not
I never Payed to play
Pros: Ride a lift up, throw a disc down! Ski resort courses are awesome!
Cons: I wrote this review, then discovered the course has been completely relocated and improved since my last review. sorry, cant delete review.
Other Thoughts: You can snowboard at Timberline all summer and play disc golf after a day on the slopes!
Ski Bowl has other fun activities like Alpine Slide, Zip-Line, Go-Carts, and Mini golf. So ditch the family and play a round of disc!
3 of 16 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: Rocky course through a few trees. A little bit of thought went into it but, the options are limited being a snow resort.
Cons: The dust that kicks up just walking around the place. Check your socks.
Other Thoughts: Try to bring your own discs but, they do have rentals.
2 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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