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Glenwood Community DGC
Glenwood Community Church DGC is a beautiful nine hole course located in Vancouver, WA, and is the second course in Clark County (WSU-Vancouver being the first). This course has nicely mowed fairways and a good mix of short and long holes. Elevation comes in to play on the majority of the holes, although nothing is too major. Course maintenance is excellent, with trees and bushes trimmed back, grass well manicured, and no underbrush. There is a Port o' Potty located near hole one, a few garbage cans for litter, and two metal wire baskets near the tee which hold spare discs for church goers and new comers alike. There is ample parking, and only 100 feet from the start.
The course design has the first five holes playing through the woods, with the remaining four more wide open. The majority of holes range between 240-447 feet, with the exception of hole #5 which is only 174 feet (all are Par 3). Every tee pad is the appropriate size, cement, and in good shape, much like the DISCatcher baskets. Navigation around the course is quite easy for first timers, although look for tee pad #2 to the left of pin #1 as tee #4 is to the right. This course is rarely crowded, which makes this place perfect for practice. However, if competition is what you seek, then you are better off heading 5 miles south toward Leverich Park.
As some of the other reviewers have stated, the course lacks tee signs after hole #1 (although there are #'s on each pin), and some of the holes feel somewhat redundant. Also, holes # 8 and 9 seem fairly basic compared to the rest of the course, and lack much imagination. However, as a whole, I truly enjoyed my time here and found this to be one of the better nine hole courses I have played yet! Last, the OB to the right of hole #4 can be somewhat an issue, as the grass is quite thick and there is a barbwire fence separating the churches property from their neighbor next door.
The designers of Glenwood Community Church DGC really did a fantastic job utilizing the land and elevation they had present. Even though this course was intended for novice players, it can be challenging for advanced players as well. The locals seem quite friendly, and have done a terrific job maintaining the course. Vancouver has a lot to offer in terms of disc golf, and is close to Portland too!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Glenwood Community Church is a great little nine hole practice course on the side grounds of the Church, right next the giant parking lot. We were there during Sunday service and were able to play the course which is really cool. There are a lot of neat little technical holes in the trees and one or two longer holes. They did a really nice job with the layout, flow and navigation, there is even good baskets and concrete tee pads.
Cons: Sundays the parking lot gets jammed full of cars and it might be really hard to find a space anywhere near the course. There isn't a ton of challenge but the course is still fun to play, I would come here long before the WSU course a couple miles away.
Other Thoughts: There were these hanging basket things on a post near hole one that I thought was for plants but I was told it was for people who want to borrow discs to play, most likely Church members, this is a great idea. The baskets were empty, hopefully someone will donate some more discs there; I would have if I had known what it was for when I was there.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Creative use of limited space
Labor of love for the disc golf community
Good course to introduce newbies to the sport
Nice course to practice various shots
Cons: After hole 1, no signage or tee markers
Very redundant holes (mainly due to the limitations of the space available)
Other Thoughts: I don't like dogging anyone who puts up a course for people to enjoy--especially when it is a private property course like this one...
It's a decent course, especially for those who live in the area -- I wouldn't go out of my way to play it though
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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