Fun coastal 9 hole
Pros: Fun course to test the short game. Experienced players won't need more than a couple putters to play this course, but there are a good mix of straight, hyzer, an-hyzer, and forehand shots to choose from.
Technical lines through the trees really give this course replay value. I played 4 rounds of 18 my first day there.
The dual tee pads are nice, and give each hole a different look and options off the tee.
A couple of blind pin placements help up the difficulty of this course.
Cons: Back tracking to get from pins to tee pads - not a huge deal, but cuts down on the flow of the course.
There are several tee pads that sit very close to basket placements, you'll hear a lot of "Fore!" on this course.
Blind pin placements - While this can help with the difficulty, it is also a burden when the course is crowded.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I really enjoyed this course. I'll be on the coast for two weeks and much prefer this course over mingus (the other course in coos bay)
Bring bug spray! the mosquitos are thick and hungry.
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Great for beginners, kids, showing family
Pros: Great for beginners, kids, and family wanting to try out disc golf. 2 tee pads per hole offer increased challenge for beginners.
Family and kids can feel comfortable trying out the sport without taking too much time or feeling it is too long.
Easy to find discs and holes.
Elevation on almost all holes. Holes 3-5 were the most enjoyable
Cons: Some signs are missing.
Other Thoughts: Watched 2 newbies celebrating one of their first aces ever on hole 3 or 4.
I brought along my 80 year old aunt and uncle, parents, and 3 kids. Both my parents and 2 kids had a great time playing here. My 80 year olds enjoyed watching along with my 1 year old... Perfect course for this experience.
Seems the tee pads are in different places than some of the pictures on here.
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The Home-town Favorite
Pros: Set between a busy main drive and a residential area, Winsor Park is a small but well utilized park space with a lot going for it. Great for beginners to middle amateurs, the park has rolling hills, fast sloping greens, and some moderate to tight fairways.
Variety - You'll find quite a bit of variety for a 9-hole course with right/left turns, up/down hills, tight/open fairways, and pins which sometimes have precarious positions. The dual tees on every hole frequently add variety and different looks at the fairways. I wouldn't go so far as to say it plays like 18 unique holes but it is definitely a course bonus. Many of the holes have great complementary features which accentuate the courses variety such as the first two opening holes. Hole 1 is a slight hyzer midrange or putter poke under a low-ceiling to an ever so slightly sloping green while 2 allows for a high ceiling, longer turnover which fades right of a blocking fence to a shaded pin.
Maintenance - From the time you pull up, you can tell this course is well-maintained and well-loved. A huge sign directed towards the parking lot describes course sponsors and donors. The fairways reflect the same level of care and are unanimously well-groomed and pruned. The one exception to this is a few of the natural tees which need some work.
Cons: Crowded holes - Because of the extremely small size of park acreage, fairways are tightly jammed together and you will almost certainly find yourself near/on another fairway at some point or even worse buzzing another group's obscured from view tee box.
Challenge - Highly skilled players aren't going to work very hard except on the few holes which require a pinpoint drive. Usually, a putter through an easily achieved open window will suffice for birdie or even ace run.
Other Thoughts: More traditional than its neighbor, Mingus Park, Winsor scores higher for design, upkeep, and 'feel' although it lacks some of the more extreme elements that make Mingus interesting.
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