7 Helpful / 2 Not
Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Greenway DGC was designed on a narrow space of wetland along Fanno Creek. Due to its scenic beauty, abundance of wildlife, and proximity to town, this park is always very active. This park is extremely well maintained and cared for by the locals, with ongoing improvements to the course and park. The course has well maintained cement tee pads, Mach V baskets, and tee signs which incorporate the distance, par, and pin location. Most of the holes are wide open off the teepads but do present an occasional obstacle from time to time. Pin placements were a mix, either guarded by a cluster of trees or placed in open space. Holes range anywhere from 174 - 400 feet long and are best suited for amateur players. However, more advanced players will enjoy working on putt and approach shots, especially on windier days.
Favorite hole/s: #3
Because Greenway DGC is located on wetlands the course tends to flood during the wetter months. The ground becomes soggy and puddles form near the pins. The flow to the course falls short as well considering hole #8 (or the last hole) is on the opposite side of the park. Players have to walk about ¼ mile back toward tee one when finished. Currently hole #9 has been placed between holes #1 and #2 making it more like #2A, and is a very short ace run. Last, pedestrians are everywhere whether it is the local joggers, walkers, ROTC, bird watchers, bicyclists, etc. which adds up to several minutes of wait time.
Worst hole/s: #2a (current location for #9)
Greenway DGC is a fun nine hole course that is located just outside Portland and therefore often gets overlooked by more advanced players. However, it is the perfect place to introduce newer players to the game, to have weeklies at, or to play solo. When it isn't very busy, it is easy to get a quick round or two in and still make the most of your day. I always appreciate it when locals put so much work into the upkeep and appearance. I am just not sure how long this course will stay intact considering all the plant and wildlife advocates are always looking for ways to have this course removed.Hole #9 moves like a child in the military! I wish locals all the best and hope that Greenway will eventually get nine (not eight) permanent holes.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Not Too Bad...
Pros: An open course for beginners in a well kept wildlife area. A very nice park for DG or hanging out.
Cons: Very open. Advanced players may find this course a bit less of a challenge. Hole 9 was removed. Can flood after heavy rain turning a few fairways in to a swampy mess. A lot of traffic with bicyclists and pedestrians. The bushes to the right of the hole 1 fairway is notorious for eating discs. I should know.
Other Thoughts: A fun course for a quick game.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
It's the green-way
Pros: The best thing about Greenway DGC is the park itself, it is so clean and in spectacular shape with no vandalism or litter anywhere in the park that I could see at all. Another little park in the Oregon system that is in tip top shape, has a small disc golf course on it and is naturally beautiful. Even though it's just a small local course there are still some fun, challenging, long holes on it and the few trees were well used. Hole six is probably one of the best tee locations as it puts you right in front of the only trees on the hole and instantly it makes that hole interesting.
Cons: Since it is such a nice park and there is a great walking trail that plays along side and in front of most holes this could lead to waiting for pedestrians. The course leads you as far away from the car as possible and the walk back is a ways but it is the only way you can fit eight holes in here. Most advanced level players will be under par and could get bored after a while.
Other Thoughts: It's a tough call on when to visit this park as I suspect the summer months are filled with people and the winter months the course is flooded to almost unplayable. It's a little strange getting to the parking area of this place as you go through a local area business park and end up parking back in there as well. It's not horrible for a course bagger or if you lived in the area but not worth a huge trip to go out and play.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 16 Not
Pros: -fun course
-great for beginners and pros
-theres holes good for forehand,backhand,hammer,rollers,and hyzers
Cons: -alot of people walking on the paths
-floods sometimes in the winter
Other Thoughts: awesome course that ive played over 100 times
0 of 16 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 14 Not
Pros: This course is well maintained, perfectly set up, challenging but not too challenging, has many different types of holes some long, some right, some left....Just the best couse I've played and i've played alot...
Cons: hole 9 is gone but they will be putting 2 new holes in soon...and vandels tared hole 1-5 but was cleaned last weak and is in ship shape
Other Thoughts: Whoever gave me a thumb down is HIGH!!!
0 of 14 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
My home field.
Pros: Well Maintained grounds and equipement. Easy to navigate. Little risk of losing a disc. Open enouph for beginners, but enough obsticles to keep experienced players interested. In the middle of Beaverton so it quick and easy to access.
Cons: Can be hard to find the first time you go there. Just look for that little yellow house on the right and turn into the next parking lot. Go to the back corner of the lot and you'll see the path that runs to Tee #1.
Other Thoughts: This is not a course you really travel to, to play. This is a great practice ground for a new technique,new disc, or even a new player. If you live in or around Beaverton you should make a point to play it at least once.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Great course for a quick 9 (or 8)
Pros: - Great baskets and are well mantained.
- Great signage with distances and pars.
- The park is well maintained as far as being grass being mowed and trees being trimmed.
- Nice variety of holes. Some ~200' holes and the longest at 405' provides a challenge while still keeping it fun.
Cons: - The park gets pretty busy when the weather is nice.
- The parks department is still deciding on where to relocate hole #9 so the course only has 8 holes right now.
- The last hole is on the other side of the park from hole 1 so you have to walk all the way back across the park to leave.
Other Thoughts: Once they get hole #9 situated, this will be a great 9 hole course, right it's only a great 8 hole course. It has challenging holes, long holes, short holes, and technical shots. Great for beginners and aspiring professionals.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
- Mowed grass & nice trees, including willows
- Big concrete teepads & excellent tee signs
- The only course in that part of town
- Horrible flow
- Tons of pedestrians
- No elevation changes
- Prone to flooding and general squishiness after heavy rains
The Greenway Park disc golf course follows a narrow green space along Fanno Creek, heading southward. The flow isn't bad for most of the course; you have to cross a couple of bridges between holes, but it's usually not TOO long of a walk. But then, after #8, you have to walk a full third of a mile back to #9, and from there it's another 1/4 mile back to #1.
The isolated Hole 9, besides having flow issues, is horribly unsafe, with a basketball court and two picnic tables just 70 feet to the left of the flight path. Which brings me to the other big problem with Greenway: pedestrians everywhere. Given the number of joggers, bikers, and dog-walkers that frequent the paved paths in the park, it's amazing that this course even exists. Be very careful, and look both ways before you throw!
Most of the holes are more or less open for most of their length, and all are completely flat. The primary obstacles are O.B. areas, and the branches of deciduous trees, which makes this course a bit unusual by Oregon standards. (It actually feels like the Midwest.) Some people will see the long, wide-open fairways as a good thing; I prefer more forested courses, so I personally find it a bit boring.
I'll admit that Greenway is a very pretty park; the fairways are mowed regularly, the creek is undergoing restoration, and there's a bird-filled wetland area just to the east. The weeping willows surrounding the basket on #4 and especially on #3 look amazing. But the incredibly long walks back to the north -- which I realize may be unavoidable, given the space available here -- knock it down a full rating point in my book.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice close in course.
Good Baskets and nice tees.
Not to long and open, wich makes it a good course to practice different shots.
Great signs that give the needed info
Lots off trash can all over the park
Cons: Lots of pathways cross the course
Hole 9 now has a monster walk which is not to nice.
Can get busy both with players and walkers so you can have to wait on the tee for a little while
Other Thoughts: Hole 9 got moved for what looks like wetland reconstruction and now has you throw right at the basketball court. I can just see ball players getting hit during the summer.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Scenic Gem tucked in the Suburbs
* Scenic - beautiful mix of manicure and wetlands, paved paths, bridges, & wildlife help get the wife out for a walk while I disc.
* Convenient - off Hall Blvd near Greenway just E of 217, I can get in and out in less than an hour.
Challenging - the OB water and paths, trees, varied hole lengths, and occasional wind offer more resistance than a typical pitch-n-putt.
* Disjointed - being a heavy-use shared park, the holes cannot flow as ideally as in a dedicated DG area
* Wetland - this course can flood during the winter. A new creek redesign may help this year, I am sure Brody will keep us posted.
Living halfway between Lunchtime & Greenway, I find myself drawn to Greenway more and more. (I run a summer league at Lunchtime, so I get at least 13 rounds a year there.) Greenway is more scenic, and I can play it more quickly. It still has long holes, so can still work on your drive. Greenway is a great asset to the Beaverton/Tigard/SW Portland area. Just be sure to print out the latest map if you haven't been there recently, continuous park redevelopments cause holes to be added, moved, and changed often.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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