3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course makes a perfect counterpoint to the wide open West course. It is built along trails and requires pinpoint accuracy
All types of throws required to complete the course, tomahawks, thumpers, and sidearms included. The series of four birdie holes, 4,5,6,7, makes for some great moods before and after the challenge of 3 and 8.
Hole four is an awesome 200fter at about 100ft downhill, and is always exciting
This course is mostly in the forest and can provide some relief from the Oregon rain.
Cons: Holes 1, 3, and 8 are all easily par 4, but sadly are 3. There is poisonous bushes all over, so wear pants. Some of the holes are blind (5, 9) while others are along a steep left side ravine (8, 9), so spotter can help prevent lost discs. Did I say Lost discs? Yep, all the time in the deep unseen rough.
Other Thoughts: I play here about once a week. The high risk reward on the narrow forested holes allows for constantly varying scorecards and makes for great games of skins where everyone wins.
Hole one has a short position in a dark spots forward in the woods, and a loooong position downhill across the field then 100 ft with a dogleg right into the woods. Hole 8 has a hard to reach short position along the trail, and a looooong position another 200ft deeper into the forest.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
A rollercoaster of a course
Pros: *Trees, I love me some trees, and there's some good ones.
*Elevation, ups, downs, ups and downs.....
*# 4 is a great Top of the World putter shot, i'm not a huge fan of walking uphill, but I get a smile on my face ever time i'm on the walk out (or walk up...) from 3 to 4...
*This course MAKES you hit lines, and slaps you around if you miss...
Cons: * # 3.... Some people think the idea of hitting a six-foot window is fun, I'm not one of them. Oh, and if you do hit the window (emphasis on IF), the fun has just begun, you get to deal with a low, narrow tunnel to a protected pin.... Just take your four or five and walk up the hill...
*Seclusion.... I know I listed this as a Pro, but for some reason, I get a real weird feeling if I'm playing hear alone, like I'm constantly looking over my shoulder. Maybe its the fact that its so close to the highway or so close to the nude beach (both seem to be magnets for sketchy characters...)
* Holes 5 and 6 are WAY too short, 6 especially, I think its 120'....
*Lots of stinging nettles and other "mean" plants off the fairway, and believe me, more likely than not, you WILL end up there....
Other Thoughts: This course is such a torrid affair for me. Love, hate, love, hate, throughout the round. It is definitely unique, and there are some real gems in there (#4, #7, #8) but # 3 is so ridiculous, and 6 is pretty lame. Coupled with the fact that the rough is so ROUGH, this course usually leaves me feeling angry.
To get to the course, just turn right after the pay station. Park at the end of that road. The first tee is right off the southeast corner of that lot. The first hole goes across the field, and into the trees. From there, the flow is pretty intuitive. Just keep in mind that after #3, you walk up the hill.....
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Mix of Fun and Frustration
Pros: The course was fairly navigable without a map. The flow through the woods is kind of fun. The fourth hole is is a great shot straight down off a small cliff. Do you throw a thumber straight down? Risk a lofting forehand? Kind of cool.
Cons: Not beginner friendly at all (my friends brought me here two years ago for my second or third round ever, not cool!). Some of the holes have tunnel or window shots that really aren't reasonable. Can you throw 300 feet through a 5-foot gap with no fade at all? If not, there are a couple holes that may be more annoying than fun, especially when you are trying to throw an escape shot from 25 feet off the fairway. Signs would be helpful; I had to walk down the paths to see where the basket was before teeing off. Also, Rooster Rock feels a bit like a rest area, and there was some rest area creepiness there. Definitely some clientele in the parking lot that didn't seem to be up to any good, and I was leery of leaving my car unattended.
Other Thoughts: The fun factor here varies by the hole. I like wooded, technical courses a lot, even when I'm not that great at them. Holes 4 and 5 are pretty fun, and a few others were cool. But if there is a gap you wouldn't want to try to ride your bike through, it's probably not a "fair" fairway. Unlike Rooster Rock West, this course is worth going out of your way for, but expect a high level of randomness to come into play.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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