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Pros: Well maintained tee boxes.
Long holes, good for drive/approach practice.
Cons: Holes are not very clearly marked, can get lost in the fray of things.
Water hazard - haha.
Other Thoughts: Weather can be a factor out here, since you're on the Columbia River, a day can go from nice to terrible really quick. Come prepared.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
A fun, quick, easy round...
Pros: *Relatively open, but enough trees to keep it interesting...
*Some good views of the Columbia river and gorge...
*For a pretty flat course, there are a couple holes that encorporate what little elevation there is quite nicely.
*Two holes where water can come into play with an errant shot.
*Nothing TOO long, but long enough to break out the drivers for some ridiculous ace runs...
*Ace Runs galore....
*Of the couple times I've played, I've never seen more than one other group on the course...
*A great chance to work on your game because its open enough to try new shots, but enough of a challenge to punish errant shots...
Cons: *No signs, and as another reviewer stated, you can see multiple baskets from a couple of the tees, so it can be a bit confusing...
*# 9 is very near an off-leash area, so beware of dog piles...
*There are no WOW holes, but at the same time, there are no horrible holes (see: Rooster Rock East #3)
*Its right next to I-84, so you can see and hear traffic, and you don't get the secluded feeling that you get on the East course.
Other Thoughts: I normally do not like more open courses, but this one is different for some reason. I'm not sure if its because of its close vacinity to Rooster Rock East (which can be amazingly frustrating..) or if its just because its a pretty cool course....
When you get into the park, go left after the pay station. The first hole is right off the road, near the off-leash area (I think there's a couple signs near the road)... From there the flow is pretty intuitive, it goes west (along the road) for three holes, then works its way back east for the remainder of the course...
This course, is by no means a destination course, but if you're driving along I-84, and you want a quick, fun 9, give it a shot...
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
- Mowed fairways, little/no brush
- Beautiful views
- Water hazards
- Complements Rooster Rock East
- Mostly flat
- Often very windy
- Not enough trees
The best thing about Rooster West is that it combines with its sister course on the east end of the park to make a pretty good 18. On its own, the west course is a little bit on the boring side. Most holes are more or less wide open, with the glaring exception of #2, which has almost no route at all. But it's nice to have a couple holes (#5 and #6) with real water hazards, as they're somewhat rare around here. Be prepared to deal with either headwinds or tailwinds on most holes.
The waterfall across from the #6 teepad is one of the best disc golf vistas in Oregon, especially on a summer evening.
By the way, the photos that are on here (as of 3/3/09) are a few years old. The course has concrete teepads and less tall grass now.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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