I guess if I lived here...
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: When I first played here (and wrote a review), it was a fun little pole course. The flow was simple, it was a great course to introduce beginners, and the 9 post was right by the tee for 1. There was a lot of potential here and it was a great community disc golf course (albeit too easy for most).
Fast forward to today. They've done a redesign, done away with the poles, and brought in real baskets. The redesign is the biggest pro. Gone are the stupidly easy holes like number 5, which was about 80' and downhill. It was fun to play just for the laughs, but that was about it. Now they've lengthened the course and made it more enjoyable for anyone better than a rec level player.
Cons: Unfortunately, the redesign is incomplete and this really cripples the course. I'll gladly raise my rating when they're done, but as it is now it's nearly unplayable. On this site it states that the course is "well marked". This statement is outdated. The old layout was well marked. The new one isn't marked at all. Some of the baskets have number plates, but the majority of them are blank. The only markings are tape on each basket that points to absolutely nothing. Add in the fact that this site doesn't even have a map available, and you wind up having a bunch of baskets randomly strewn throughout a field.
Other Thoughts: This course still has potential. It will never be anything like it's big brother up the street in Sedro Woolley, but it will be a great place for mid and putter practice as well as a place to introduce new players. And of course you can warm up here on your way to Sedro. It's also a good place to stretch your legs between Seattle and points north. But as it stands now, it's only a safari course. That's great for local players, but as a destination it falls far short.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and Sweet?
Pros: - ACE RUNS!
- Interesting pin placements
- Well maintained park
- Good place for beginners
Cons: - No baskets, only wooden posts
- No teepads
- Not very challenging
Other Thoughts: Bakerview Park Disc Golf Course doesn't really have a whole lot to write home about. 10 posts make up the course as they double as both teepads and targets. All except two holes are under 250ft and require minimal line shaping to shoot well. It is a fun place to take some psuedo ace runs, yet, hitting a post just isn't as cool as smashing chains from the tee pad.
If you are looking for a serious round of disc golf, this is not the place. There is fun to be had if you are introducing a beginner to the game or playing a (very) casual round with a goofy bunch, but in order for this course to get rated higher it would need a complete overhaul. It is worth the experience once if you are in the area and must play disc golf. Otherwise I would skip it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located in a beautiful city of Mount Vernon, this multi-use park has plenty to do including multiple baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, and BBQ pits which are perfect for picnicing. Bakerview Park offers easily accessable bathrooms, parking, and plenty of grass to lay out on.
Bakerview Park DGC offers a 9 hole object course that is easy to follow, and allows you to start and end near the parking lot. The posts are labeled including distance which is nice when wanting to knonw how far you will need to throw your putter!!! The course is perfect for children and novice players, or.....someone who wants to get some short range practice while waiting for their child to finish up little league practice at the ballpark.
Cons: There were several things I had issues with on this course starting with the fact that hole 9's post was lying on the ground rather then being stuck in the ground. Being that it is a multi-use park, the course is almost impossible to play all the way through in spring and summer because of all the other sports that are played here (including all those who are lying out or having a picnic). The DGC has no distinct teepads and most of the holes range anywhere from 40 feet (about 5 of the holes) to just about 200 feet (2) leaving the other 2 somewhere in between with very few obstacles along the way.
I appreciate the effort that went in to this course but feel a redesign of this nine hole course including baskets and "official" teepads would truely help this course.
Other Thoughts: Rather than waste your time here I would highly recommend skipping it, and go play NSRA DGC in Sedro Wooley or Mossy Roc DGC in Bellingham just 20 minutes away. Both of those courses are much more challenging, and truely give you a taste of what NW DGing is all about!
I have heard that there could possibly be a redesign of this course in the making, including teepads and baskets but due to this sinking economy those plans were put on hold. I do hope that they pick up where they left off so that the city of Mount Vernon as well as all traveling DGers could benefit from it. Only time will tell I guess. For now I would just keep your head down and keep driving past Mount Vernon to play some real disc golf.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Bring On The Baskets!
Pros: It's a nice, clean, little city park with volleyball courts, ballfields and soccer fields. The section where the course is slightly away from other activities. There is enough room here to squeeze in a 9 basket pitch and putt course. Instead, there is a miniscule pole hole course with holes ranging from 60 to maybe 200 feet. The signs on the poles give the distance in yards. For you math majors, multiply by three to get the normally accepted disc golf distances in feet. You can play a round in under 15 minutes but who would really care to.
Cons: There are no baskets. There are no tee pads. There are almost certainly no players.
Other Thoughts: Notice to Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department officials. Spring for some baskets. Rough out some basic teepads and you would have a decent little 9 hole pitch and putt here.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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