Diamond in the ruff
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: *Absolutely beautiful scenery
*Very fun even in high wind, there are enough trees to break it up for the most part
*Very well maintained
*Not much underbrush
Cons: *No maps on site
*Could use some arrows pointing to the next holes, got confused a few times
*A sign next to the tee box with the hole number would be nice (currently the # is only painted on the concrete tee box)
Other Thoughts: I just loved this course. After the first hole there is a long transition across the street to the 2nd hole. The 3rd hole you are throwing into the wind in a wide open area. The good news is you get to use that same wind in you favor on the next tee shot. We had some difficulty finding the basket on the 5th hole. The map makes it look like a gentle hyzer but in reality it is a sharp almost 90 degree bend to the basket. So make sure you know where the basket is before driving here. After the 6th hole there is the longest transition back to the 7th. On hole 8 the map is misleading once again as it is a very sharp turn with a big hyzer needed again. Got lost trying to find the 11th hole, we found the map misleading here. The rest of the holes had a good flow after that.
There were a wide variety of shots needed on this course. You get a few wide open drives, some good hyzer shots, & decent variation in hole distances. I look forward to playing this course again.
Currently I would say this is the best course in the Columbia River Gorge.
For those in the Portland area, if you are looking for a new course to hit, this would be worth the drive up. For what it's worth, I drove 45 min to get to the course and felt it was well worth my time.
As an aside I would recommend you skip the bar/restaurant there. The staff was very nice but the food was terrible and the place was a bit of a dive.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads,nice baskets,Great scenery with mountains,a river and Beacon rock, well groomed,The park is clean and well maintained,not crowded.Excallant pin placements.Hole# and distance painted on tee pads,Benches everywhere.we played 36 holes and only saw 2 other golfers *(it was cold ,but blue skies) Just a great place to be,i love it there.
Cons: Lots of wind,wind,wind, parts of the course can get a little muddy in the winter months,can't really think of many cons,oh and it can get windy.
Other Thoughts: If you have not been there I suggest you go ASAP , the drive up is beautiful in itself.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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