Hillsboro, OR 
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Hard to find typical 9 hole

1    6/22/2014   7/15/2014
Review By: Dadio
Played: 74  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 29.9 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: 83  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 11.4 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.

The Fisher Price basketball hoop of disc golf courses

5+    9/18/2013   9/18/2013
Review By: Murdoc Loch
Played: 56  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10.1 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros:
- This course has nice Mach 3 baskets including a practice basket.

- Every hole has concrete tees
Cons:
- This course is underwhelming at best. Pitch and putt in the worst way possible. I like short holes but not these ones.

- Tons of wood chips around the tees leads to tons of woods chips on the tees and lots of slippage.

- Orchard park has little to no shot variety.

- The park has lots of foot traffic, pack golf and 'carriers' who know nothing of disc golf etiquette, often times driving in on greens with golfers still putting out.

- The parking lot is small and often crowded.

- The holes are really crammed into a small space.
Other Thoughts:
- This is basically the 'fisher price basketball hoop' of disc golf courses - it's for little kids and should not be enjoyed by anyone who owns a disc golf bag.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/16/2012   7/17/2012
Review By: alozano
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Its a beautiful coarse
Nice walk
Holes are set up pretty good
good place to take kids and family
always mowed
well maintanced
easy to find the goals
Cons: pretty short coarse
most of the holes you can hit in 1 or 2 shots.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  

5+    4/6/2012   4/13/2012
Review By: brysdjclue
Played: 18  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: super fun!
great for kids or noobs
easy to find wild throws
nice tee pads
Cons: short
short
right next to the road
Other Thoughts: all in all this is a great warm up 9er, i play this course all the time with my 10 year old nephew.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Dinker

1    2/26/2011   3/18/2011
Review By: TheHoaginator1020
Played: 53  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Several things come to mind when I try and decide whats a good course and a bad course, so here are the check off's on my own personal list for postitives:
1. Great tee pads at every hole
2. Nice hole info at each one
3. resting spots on some holes
4. Respectable length, more for beginners versus someone who is looking for a challenge.
5. Well maintained and nice boundary lines set up
6. Easily navigable.
7. Has enough space for an extra 9 if anyone puts forth the time and effort.
Cons: 1. easy par
2. right on the high way (easy to find, but who wants to listen to traffic when your trying to escape?)
3. Cigarrette nazi's, so be careful when your puffin.
4. Not a lot of variances of hole types.
5. Seemed too short to fully enjoy.
Other Thoughts: The thing you have to remember is that it's just a 9 hole, kind of a stop by quick play, so when i say its lacking in length, it really makes up for it with the OB's set up on each hole. Most of the shots are very open so they designated some barriers that make it kind of difficult. It's nothing to be empressive but for a small course the pro's definitely outway the cons. It's a beautiful area and up keep is top notch.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Ego Booster

5+    9/20/2010   12/24/2010
Review By: Tolan
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Lots of open space.
Short, short, short, all holes are birdie-able.
Good warm up course if you're doing a tour.
Cons: DONT GO RIGHT!!!! All out of bounds is too the right, so catch a gust on a skybound disc, and you're wandering through the 8 foot tall grass for a while.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 awesome little course

2-4    10/30/2010   10/31/2010
Review By: innova disc golfer
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Verry nice big cement teepads
-nice baskets, in great condition
-Easy to navigate
-short course that is good for beginners
-short holes make aces a real possibility
-hard to lose discs
-nice restrooms
Cons: -Not verry challenging
-small parking lot
-always crowded
Other Thoughts: This was a fun course, Although it was verry short. Almsot got a few aces

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Good Beginner Course or Quick Round

2-4    8/1/2010   8/6/2010
Review By: FlyingSaucer
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate.
Good use of OB and mandatory throws. You have to know how to throw fading to the left and right.
Nicely kept w/nice tee blocks, signs, and baskets.
Hard to lose discs.
Cons: Very crowded.
All the baskets can be reached in one throw by a descent player. Good and bad I guess. Not challenging, but at least it's a good opportunity for an ace.
Other Thoughts: Ultimately a great course for beginners or players looking for a quick round and chance to work on their short game. Expect to play it a couple times since it is only 9 very short holes (longest is 300 ft).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Orchard Park

1    7/12/2010   8/5/2010
Review By: JR Stengele
Played: 181  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 14.2 Years
This review was updated on 8/7/2010
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Orchard Park is a beautiful nine hole disc golf course located in Hillsboro, Oregon. This park has ample parking, most days, and an extremely clean bathroom near the entrance. This course is remarkably clean and well taken care of, with locals working hard on the surrounding landscape by planting trees, bushes, and flowers to brighten up the area. Woodchips have also been spread out along the pathways and pins, giving the course an updated look. Tee signs are in great shape, with updated distance, par, and a map showing major obstacles and pin locations. Tee pads are all cement, well maintained, and are all the appropriate size. The Mach III baskets are well maintained and in excellent shape!

This disc golf course was very straight forward, with good flow, and is very easy to navigate. The course was designed having the holes looping around the park counter clockwise, with a balanced shot selection off the tee and a few mandos and OB's to make things interesting. This course is best suited for novice and intermediate players alike, with few obstacles and wide open fairways. This course is great for new players because there is little chance to lose discs.
Cons:
This course, although ideal for those learning the game, presents little challenge for advanced and open players. Most would find themselves shooting well under, trying to ace run the majority of the holes. Although this course would be fun for anyone, it would most likely get old quickly.

Another issue I saw when I was there was how quickly the course got crowded. Because there were so many playing for the first time, during their lunch break, or just playing a quick round while traveling through, the wait time became increasingly worse.

Last, the walking paths that meander through the course could be an issue. With pedestrians constantly walking through, many times players will have to wait and watch out on several of the holes along the way.
Other Thoughts:
The designers for Orchard Park made a short challenging course with the room they had allotted, and designed a course that was perfect for all ages, especially families. This course was easily accessible from the freeway, and is the perfect spot to stretch and get a quick round in before heading toward Horning's Hideout.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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