4 Helpful / 6 Not
Adair County Park
Pros: Open holes, very technical woods holes, length, elevation, and out of bounds hazards. Adair Park has great variety, fantastic tee signs, and multiple pin positions.
Cons: Some of the new long pins in the tight woods have a bit more "luck factor" than I like.
4 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Come have some fun in Corvallis
Pros: Great course with woods, elevation and distance. it starts off short but gradually gets longer..
Very nice challenging course with everything you could ask for.
Cons: No way of knowing where the basket is on wooded holes. So you have to walk or guess. which is why this one doesn't get a 4.5 or 5
The times I have been there it has been busy so prepare to wait on a few holes.
Some of the wooded holes really make you work.
Other Thoughts: Overall a great course I would go more than I have, but it is 45min+ from my house.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice Even Mix of Everything
Pros: Another great course that's located outside of the city hustle and bustle. All the terrain of this beautiful park was utilized - thick woods, elevation, open fields, mixed field and trees. It reminded us of the best of some of our great courses up in Washington. Balance is required to score well here, so bring a variety of discs. I remember loving the more wooded holes for their difficulty, but also loved launching off the #18 tee into a mostly open field that slowly rolled down to the final pin. I normally don't like more open holes but this one had character. The tees and signage are excellent and you can really tell where you're supposed to throw.
Cons: A few places that are easy to lose discs if you aren't paying attention - where grass gets quite high.
Other Thoughts: I think that courses with multiple pins should follow PA course Tyler St. Park's example- put a little rotating dial which indicates which position the pin is in. It can save some walking and guessing, especially when it comes to doglegs and really long holes.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: About half of the course is open fairways and the other half are tight technical holes that will have you cursing the fact you ever picked up the sport. Excellent variety left,right,long and technical and a bit of elevation worked in there, this place is fair to however you throw or whether you are lefty or righty. Hole 18 is an open fairway where you will need to throw a couple of long bombs to get anywhere near the basket, great signature hole, lots of fun. Every single hole on this course is fun to play with enough of a challenge. This course is easy to navigate, thank you!
Cons: There are not a lot of cons at this course, it has been said before that concrete tee pads are needed. Not a lot of cons here just another solid course.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses in the stacked Oregon park system. This is a great course to combo with Willamette and Bryant Park for a nice road trip.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good combination of long, short, technical, and open holes.
- All holes have multiple pin locations.
- Holes 2-10 are very technical and require a variety of shot types, hyzers, flip shots, anhyzers.
- Holes 11-18 are more open and require more distance shots, with the exception of a few.
- Hole 18 is ~800' and downhill, very fun hole.
-Tee signs are excellent with multiple pin locations and distances.
- Some of the holes are blind and it's pretty easy to lose a disc because of this. Almost lost three discs in one round.
- After you get past hole 10 there isn't much shade and it gets pretty hot.
- The grass doesn't get mowed very often and the grass gets pretty high: makes losing a disc more likely and prevents your disc from skipping which can get frustrating.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses I've played. It's nice to have a course that challenges you on so many different aspects of your game. It's courses like these that help you improve your overall game and I recommend it for anyone in the area or just passing through.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
poison oak everywhere!
Pros: Plenty of parking space, the park as a whole is very nice, dog friendly.
Cons: Some holes do not have a clear shot to basket ( no routes), Trees make it very difficult at times. Overgrown and hard to play at times on some holes. Sewage plant nearby and it smells awful. If you get poison oak stay away from this place!
Other Thoughts: Not from Oregon so I have a different perspective on these courses. I have played in a lot of different states but Oregon has to be the roughest of them all. Many of these places do not believe in clear routes to the baskets and you mostly do poke and pray golf here. Others that are not from this state share some of the same feelings. Some of the courses in Portland area, Milo, Whistlers and courses in the Salem area are an exception to this.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great Flow
Well Laid Out
Challenging Without Being Ludicrous
Great Risk/Reward Opportunities
Multiple Pin Locations
Plenty of Parking
Plenty of Benches
Some Elevation Changes
Good For Any Player With Some Experience
Cons: Rubber Teepads
Could Use Some Additional Trash Cans
Other Thoughts: This was my first time playing Adair and I can't wait to go back and shoot a lower score now that I've seen what it has to offer. This course does a great job "leveling" the playing field. Accuracy is just as, and often times more important than crushing big drives. A bad first shot on the treed holes can turn a 2 or 3 into a 4 or 5 really quickly and you can't blame anyone but yourself! Definitely make the extra effort to see one of the top 5 courses in the state.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Some gorgeous holes.
Challenging. Rewards accuracy over distance in the front nine, back has subtle backdoors for long-bombers.
Variation of long wide-open holes, wooded technical shots, and deceptively easy holes that make you consider the wind.
Great local community, disc golf part of the park is usually in great shape.
Lots of serious golfers out here most times. Generally low traffic, but you get surprised occasionally.
Mostly free of OSU frat-morons that seasonally populate Willamette.
Cons: Too far out from Corvallis for a quick round.
Not bicycle friendly at all (no racks!)
Gets odoriferously close a sewage treatment plant.
Wooded holes are grueling and some are unfair and disc-chomping.
Sputters out around 16. I hate 18, like 975' depending on position. (Played in tournament as 4 but casual play as 3 yuck).
Other Thoughts: Worth the trip but honestly I'm feeling Bryant more these days.
The wooded holes really are debilitating. Watch groups just bounce after coming back out by the road instead of finishing their rounds.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Long wooded and open fairways. A great diversity in elevation. Can be challenging but always a good time.
No college students!!!
Cons: wish it was closer
Other Thoughts: Some holes are still under construction. But overall it is a clean well planned course.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
17 Helpful / 0 Not
-Baskets in great shape.
-Kiosk with maps.
-Variety of distances from under 200' up to past 700'.
-Variety of hole type ranging from short wooded tech holes to long open range bombers.
-Nice use of available elevation: Some shots shoot up to 20' downhill. A couple uphill bombs as well.
-Great mix of hazards including carved fairways, and some holes with OB make for great risk/reward scenarios.
-Very fair lefty vs. righty (I think the course was mainly designed by a RHFH dominant player).
-Many holes have benches.
-Plenty of dedicated parking available.
-Good markings along the course helping you navigate.
-Strong local club involvement keeps the place tidy.
-Tee signs have illustration of hole, as well as distance for tee positions.
-All holes have at least two alternate pin positions, some have more!
-Course flow is great, taking you around the entire park in a nice loop. Eighteen ends about 300 feet away from hole one and the parking lot.
-Scenic beauty. The course is just in a beautiful area of Oregon. Part of the course plays through a section of very old, old-growth oak trees that are about as tall as an oak tree can get.
-Lot's of tournaments throughout the year to compete in, including:
...Festivus (winter tourney)
...OLE Series event
...Oregon Series event
...and many more.
-Rubber teepads. Rubber tee pads work really well in some areas of the country. Oregon is not on that list. With a little mud and rain, rubber tee pads can be VERY slippery and dangerous. I wish they'd put concrete down at Adair.
-There is some poison oak, although the locals have been doing a good job recently at keeping it to a minimum.
-It can be pretty windy at Adair at times, bring extra clothing in winter to shield you from the freezing wind.
Adair is one of the top five courses in Oregon, and Oregon has a lot of great courses. With Adair only being a 20 minute drive west off of I-5, there is really no excuse not to stop off for a round if you're passing through. The course is marked well enough that it's quite easy to figure it out your first time without searching for things. Also, there are maps provided for ease of navigation.
Big arms and shorter throwers alike will love Adair with it's excellent variety. Anyone who can throw an accurate 320' shot will do much better than someone with an inaccurate cannon arm.
As mentioned above, the place is beautiful, the park sits on the edge of a tiny little village, there are rarely any crowds, and the landscape is worthy of being painted.
Adair hosts many large tournaments every year put on by surrounding DG clubs, and for a few of those tourneys, they alter the course into a championship level course. It's fantastic and I'd suggest playing one of those tournaments to any seasoned pro, or aspiring advanced amateur.
I love Adair, and the only real beef I have is with the tee pads. I don't have a wild run-up and am generally pretty smooth and easy off the tee pad, but I have fallen at Adair more than a couple times. Last year I pulled a muscle in my back during a tournament and had to quit playing. Oregon climate/weather really necessitates concrete tee pads, especially if the holes are anywhere near mud. Fly Pads just don't cut it.
Other than the tee pads, I think Adair is a top-notch course, and I take every opportunity I can get to shoot a round there. With concrete tees, I would rate Adair at least 4.5 stars.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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