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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