4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenery
Only decent course within 40 miles
New concrete tee pads
No place for disks to get lost
Usually no congestion on weekdays and weekend mornings and light otherwise
Irrigation must have been fixed because grass was green all summer
Cons: Other park users sometimes are in the way
Hole #1 and 18 baskets can be muddy in the winter
Other Thoughts: Good place to play for kids and others: tennis, softball, exercise equipment, covered picnicing, excellent playground, rose garden, Vietnam memorial, jogging path, volleyball court, bbq pits
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Look before you throw!
- Lots of tree trunks keep it interesting
- Mowed grass and no brush means zero chance of losing a disc
- Most holes have some (but not much) elevation change
- Big yellow signs on baskets make them easy to see
- Great views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia Hills
- Somewhat monotonous
- Park is used by many people for many things other than disc golf
- Tricky to navigate your first time through
Sorosis Park is a mature, heavily-developed city park overlooking The Dalles and the surrounding hills. On a warm spring day, there were people all over the park: walkers, joggers, exercisers, picnickers, softball players, volleyball players, etc. The disc golf course is in the middle of all of this -- and next to a city street as well, so you must be VERY aware of who's around and how far you might possibly throw and/or shank your disc.
The disc golf course weaves its way under full-grown oak and pine trees, and most holes are fairly similar: you'll need to avoid several tree trunks and maybe some low-hanging pine branches to reach the basket, which is usually 280'-340' away and probably slightly uphill or downhill. It's too bad so many holes are so alike, but I suppose it's the nature of the land they had to work with. The good news is that all the tree trunks will force you to find a creative route or two. (If you're familiar with other Oregon disc golf courses, I'd say this course is similar to Champoeg, or #14 through #17 at Adair.)
After each hole, you may have to wander around a bit to find the next tee pad -- but as of 2010, there finally ARE concrete teepads, which is a big improvement over when I played this course in 2009. The baskets have big yellow signs with numbers on them, and that's helpful.
So, overall, a decent course, doing the best it can. If Sorosis had a little more variety or fewer pedestrians, I might give it 4 stars; the addition of concrete teepads bumps it up from a 3 to a 3.5 in my book.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
baskets are back
Pros: the layout is back together , i like this course,fun park setting, one of the better courses in the area.varying difficulty in holes. not hilly so its easy on the out of shape frolfer , not many people in fall/ winter
Cons: picnickers in summer lots of walker/joggers on nice days
Other Thoughts: im glad they fixed this course. outside a company picnic or a family reunion ,i found that most of the time i went it was no problem playing.the new 18 is tough
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Up on a hill
Pros: Open field with enough trees to slow you down.
Overlook of the gorge.
Cons: Holes 4 and 5 are missing.
The holes thirteen through seventeen go behind the baseball field which are occupied by children during a game. Congested area on the back nine
Other Thoughts: Could be easily reset up to accompany both golfers and picnic parties.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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