4 Helpful / 8 Not
I want more post courses!
Pros: Great layout and variety of holes here! It's the 1st pole course I've played since I've been spoiled by the 4 great courses near my home. Since I was just down the road and needed to kill some time, I took the 2 mile detour to check this course out and I'm glad I did. Beginning and ending with par 4s, with a nice, tricky par 3s and a short par 2 in the middle, I liked the course so much I went another round right away. Why complain about no teepads and baskets? You'd only get maybe 3 holes max in this amount of space - the only thing you're missing is being able to throw a 300ft bomb... Taken for what it is, essentially the approach and putt part of DG, it was a great little course. If you click the link for the local club, you'll also find an alternate course listed, but if you're out there alone you can really choose to throw at any post from anywhere you'd like and have dozens of choices. You could start at #1 (or #9 or #2) and throw to, then back from, each of the posts and have a nice 18 - there are so many options with this course!
Cons: This course isn't close to where I live! I'd love to work on my short game on a course like this if I could. I can see problem if there's ball games going on nearby, or a family reunion taking place on #9, but sometimes you gotta share...
Other Thoughts: It's a shame there's so many who bad-mouth little courses like this, especially since there are 1000s of parks out there that are capable of hosting a course like this, compared to a small percentage that could accommodate a basket course. Also, for the cost of ONE basket and teepad you can put 18 posts in the ground in just about any moderately sized park ( or 9 in two different small parks). I'd love to see alot more DG courses out there, of any size, and if more were willing to accept posts, you probably would have them. I'm inspired now! I may have to get proactive and try and get a course going around here....
4 of 12 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Small simple Course
Pros: Clean with no litter.
little to no obstacles
No chance at loosing a disc.
Cons: Very short course. No baskets
Several holes that were less then 50'
Did I mention you are throwing at posts rather then baskets.
Other Thoughts: Although this course is short it is nice to have to work on some fundamentals, and would be a good course to take a newbie or younger kids to learn how to throw the disc. I was working a job in Mt Vernon so I was in the town to play. Although I would not suggest going out of your way to play this course.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Fun but short
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This DGC is in a very clean park in a very nice area. Finding the next hole is easy and fast. Not crowded at all.
Cons: First off it doesn't have baskets which is a drag. Some of the holes have good length, about 200-250 feet or so but most of them are around 50 feet, yes feet not yards.
Other Thoughts: In a quiet area with lots of parking and in a wonderful park but your throwing at wood posts. It has too many holes that are really, really short and it's not far from the course in Sedro Wooley, so I would recommend going there instead, but if you want to get the whole family out and play this is a easy walk for everyone and the park is in great shape.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Quick stop on the tour
Pros: Course was easy to follow, once you found the first hole. Not crowded today (of course it was a Tuesday in May around 1pm). NO chance of losing any plastic.
Cons: Short, post hole course. If you have nothing else to do and wanna practice your pitch and putt stuff for 20-30 minutes, worth stopping by, I suppose.
Other Thoughts: As I am currently trying to work my way through all the Washington state courses, felt I should stop by and play a round, and it was quick and painless, at least. The course isn't as short as it appears from looking at the printed out scorecard. It shows hole distances in YARDS and not feet, so if you are expecting a 29 foot hole, its not quite as bad as you might have first thought. I updated the hole distances on this site with the correct distances, in feet.
6 of 7 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.
7 Helpful / 4 Not
Not Worth the effort
Pros: The grass is nice! So are the trees!
Cons: 9 holes and I believe the average hole length is 20 yards or so!!!!! Just bring the putter for this one.
Other Thoughts: Not worth driving to, even if you live in Mount Vernon. Its a nice Park but the course needs a major overhaul. However the city of Mount Vernon might better serve to have a course somewhere else. Disc Golfers unite and lets get a course somewhere in town.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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