Hillsboro, OR 
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3 / 218ft. Par / Distance:
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Hard to find typical 9 hole

1    6/22/2014   7/15/2014
Review By: Dadio
Played: 76  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 30 Years
Pros: This 9 hole course is hidden in one of the many green belt parks between office parks in the Hillsboro/Beaverton area. I played a couple and this isn't one of the best examples.
It is a well appointed course, well done pads and signs on all holes. Park itself is nice and has trash cans and bathrooms. They used the area to have a couple different shots so it isn't a wide open pitch and putt.
Cons: Big ones are it is a very busy park and course and the layout is very tight so if you go for that tempting drive and are off very much at all there is a good chance you will be hitting someone. Some drives are blind and close to next tee, again a hazard to hit someone.
The park itself was hard to find, I drove around it twice even having looked up directions on line. very rare for me. No city signs, at least that I saw, leading to park, also rare.
Other Thoughts: An interesting place and good use of greenspace but a course to be avoided when busy. Much better courses close.

Okay Neighborhood Park Course

2-4    12/24/2013   1/2/2014
Review By: 3j0hn
Played: 84  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good, but small, tee pads.
Great signage - easy to follow.
Good baskets.
Decent flow.

This is a decent neighborhood park 9 hole course, great for taking first time players, working on your short game, or just cranking out a fast 18 on a lunch break.
Cons: Lots of straight or slightly left to right shots without many serious obstacle to work around. This may be improved in a couple year as the trees grow on the front half of the course.
Other Thoughts: Marked alternate, longer, tee positions would be nice.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Orchard Park

1    4/4/2010   4/5/2010
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 202  Reviewed: 194  Exp: 11.2 Years
This review was updated on 4/26/2011
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Orchard is the perfect place to get mom and dad, your siblings and kids out on the course for a fun and quick round of family friendly golf. Navigation is about as easy as it comes and the park is in great condition with even walking paths covered with wood chips. Baskets, pads and tee signs are in great shape along with some of the more cleaner bathrooms I've seen in a public city park. It's not entirely open either, there are some trees that will challenge your tee shots.
Cons: This is a place where any advanced player will be throwing way under par every time they come out and the baskets are littered with ace signings. There is a major walking path near many holes so you may have to wait for people sometimes. It has a small parking lot and during beautiful weekends I'm not sure where you are going to park.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent course for showing off the sport to someone new or for people with exercise restrictions who can't walk or play long periods. It's well maintained and I think I would feel comfortable playing in bare feet. Also I went when it was rainy for the last couple days and while the other area courses are under water this course was relatively dry.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Mid range practice course

8/17/2006   6/17/2008
Review By: Greg_R
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Excellent course for beginners or for people working on new shots (forehand, thumbers, anny, hyzers, etc.). The course is wide open so you can throw virtually any shot on every hole. I like to play the entire round with a Roc or Aviar to work on my short game. The tee pads are HUGE and the park is extremely clean & well manicured. Picnic tables and a nature trail will give the non-DG members of a family something to do while you play a quick 9.
Cons: This is not a competition level course. Dogs are often off-leash (can be an issue for some people). Bathrooms are locked during the winter months. Ultra-large after work groups and large groups of beginners are prevalent during the summer months.
Other Thoughts: Do NOT go over the fence to get your disc... the neighbors will return your plastic to HPRD (near the Hillsboro stadium).

Weekly doubles during the summer are good practice because you MUST birdie everything. When you play a difficult course, those <250ft approach shots can be thrown with a high degree of confidence.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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1    3/3/2008   3/3/2008
Review By: gwillim
Played: 156  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/13/2009
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Perfect for beginners.
Good baskets.
Well maintained park.
Weekly doubles during summer.
Good signage on each hole, with map at kiosk.
Cons: Can get crowded.
VERY short holes.
Boring for advanced DGers.
Very little challenge.
Other Thoughts: Orchard is one of the best places to take you friends who are interested in trying DG out. The holes are very short and don't require much skill.

That being said, if you are an advanced disc golfer, this course will probably be boring after the second or third round. Unless you spend all your time trying to ace the holes.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.


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