Course Redesigned and Relocated
Pros: This is an initial review of the course redesign and relocation.
Much safer layout; no blind tee shots and fewer pedestrians and cars to hit.
Air it out on hole #6.
Still a 9-hole course but there is room to expand to 18.
Quick 30 minute round.
Holes generally progress from easier to more challenging.
Course ends where it begins.
Cons: Further away from center of campus so students have to hike out to it. (nothing wrong with a little exercise).
Course still requires some minor work and trimming (watch out for the blackberry bushes and watch where your disc lands in the tall grass).
Tee pads still need leveling; they will probably remain natural tees (watch your run up).
Hole #2 is a really short ace run but you can get in trouble in the rough.
Hole #7 can get swampy in the wet season.
Other Thoughts: Course has been relocated east of the baseball and soccer field. Parking is in the gravel lot directly off of Deer Park Dr. behind the apartments near holes #1 and #9. The course is open for play but will continue to be worked on throughout the fall. Course designed to get college students new to the game playing though challenging enough for intermediate and advanced players to enjoy. New signage is being created but not there yet. Some baskets will require flags to be visible from the tees.
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Nice short course
Pros: -Not Crowded
-Well marked (maps on every "tee" and directions to next tee on each basket)
-Good Shot variety
-Lots of elevation changes
-Nice people around
-Concrete as out of bounds is usually well placed
-Very fun to play
Cons: - Hole #3 plays over about 400 ft of concrete
- The baskets don't catch nearly as well as discatchers
- The natural tee pads are slick in the rain on #2 and #9
Other Thoughts: This course was thought out pretty well and makes use of many features on the campus. Hole #3 is really the only questionable hole as it plays over tons of concrete. My solution to chewing up your discs less would be to buy an innova Wolf for $10 and throw a roller tee shot. This won't beat up the disc as much and on the cement you could easily get 350 + foot rollers. I really liked the first hole, teeing off from the elevated parking lot for a big hyzer. The fourth hole is also unique, I big downhill hook to the right. A find that a forehand works best for this (right handed), but if you fade too quick you're liable to strike a tree and end up OB in the Road. The 435ft long 5th hole is a heck of a par 3. The remaining holes are short and technical, each offering unique shots. You could tell that lots of thought went into designing this course. A great college course that is worth the time to look at if you're in the Salem area and want to get away from the crowded and flat cascade gateway park.
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