A Little Bit of Everything
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Makes great use of an odd park, right next to I-5. Holes 1, 11, and 12 are in one area, 2, 3, 4, 5 are in another, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are in a third area, and 10 is all alone in a fourth. The sections are broken up by a creek and some hills. If you want to play 18 holes just play 1-5, then 2-5 again, then 6-12, then 1 and 12 again. Or you can play 17 holes by playing 1-10, then 6-10 again, then 11 and 12. Or you can play 7 holes by playing 1-5, 11, and 12. Or you can park at the parking lot near #9 and make up whatever routing you want from there. You can make up many different course routings since 1 basket to 2 tee, 5 basket to 6 tee, and 10 basket to 11 tee are all in the same area.
-Pin locations are changed frequently.
-Great variety, it has a bit of everything: short, long, wooded, open, hilly, and flat holes. Some of my favorites:
-#2 is a 150 ft downhill putter shot. You need an overstable putter to fade into the green. Keep an eye on your disc, lots of brush here.
-#3 is almost 400 ft, out of my range. I play it as a par 4. It is wide open but the basket is in a clump of trees straight ahead. Sometimes the basket is out in the open, which makes it even longer.
-#4 is a downhill 90 degree dogleg left with mando at the corner. It's really short so a very overstable putter or midrange hyzer shot with a skip is the way to go. There's the obvious low gap but there's a high gap too. If you throw too fast a disc and too straight you could be deep in the woods or even the creek.
-#7 is a fun forehand shot, open for most of the way but the basket is just in the woods on the hillside, probably not visible from the tee. Even if you throw a bad drive the hill behind the basket provides the opportunity to run your putt.
-Hole 9's creek adds an interesting factor. In summer it is shallow enough to wade in to retrieve a disc, but it runs high in winter/spring.
-Chainstar baskets caught great.
Cons: -Gets really busy. Vancouver is at a bit of a shortage on dg courses, expect to wait
-This course is RIGHT next to I-5. It is super noisy.
-Hole 11 is short but straight uphill in front of the teepad, with a low ceiling. I don't know what the best shot is here. Roller? Forehand? Tomahawk? I can't find the right one. Definitely my least favorite hole.
-Hole 8 is right next to an extra parking lot. Definitely possible to hit a car, don't park there.
-On a few holes it seemed as if the baskets were too low to the ground. Maybe it is just me, but it seemed like I was throwing down into the basket.
-Parking is scarce. Extra parking available along entry road or in second lot near #s 8&9.
Other Thoughts: -Unlike a lot of short courses on small parks, this one has a great variety of holes and keeps me coming back.
-Definitely a great local course or a good stop for out-of-towners.
-12 holes is perfect for a quick round, not too long, not too short.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Manicured fairways on the mostly treeless holes. Dirt fairways on the wooded holes. Concrete tees. Hole distances on the post of every hole. Variation in elevation. Variety in wooded and non-wooded holes.
Cons: Creek can come into play on like 8 of the holes. Too much OB pathway. It's a little too short. Although it's always fun to get a birdie. Not enough parking. I had to go to the other parking lot and start on hole 10. It is nice that they have overflow parking though.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun course with lots of variety. Plus they even have an island hole.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A Fun Jaunt
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice little course located in a park that has a combination of grassy fairways and tall firs that border its edges.
The nice feature of the course is that it allows for long wide open drives while having it balanced by some very short, technical holes. It really is a strange mix of one or the other, with not much in between. But it would be a place that I would take beginners, as there will be far less tree bangin'. The modest elevation changes affect nearly half the course.
The fact is, it's a fun diversion, and certainly worth the play, although it has some heavy hitters across the river (Pier Park, etc) that are going to give you more bang for your buck.
The park is well maintained and the course is ship-shape with nice tee pads and signs.
My favorite holes would be the short ones (2, 4, 8, 9, 11). Hole 2 is unique in that it's a very short downhill "putt", but they have marked the green with logs- According the a local, anything outside the logs in a tournament is considered OB.
Cons: Half the holes are field shots that are basically wide open with limited obstacles (mostly consisting of forest bordering the fairways). The exception is hole 1, which is nice hole guarded by a large tree and steep slope on the green. Otherwise these open holes are rather ho-hum.
Other Thoughts: I've gotta admit, there were some people there that creeped me out - sketchy people who wandering the fringes of the course and hanging out at the shelter. But not everyone was sketchy, there were dog walkers and a nice guy selling discs in the parking lot.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pretty course, odd layout
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I liked this course, it has nice parking right by the first hole, mostly nice large textured teepads and some good elevation changes.
The course is located in a relatively small park, with a playground, picnic pavilion and walking and biking path. Nice accommodations, and the grounds were well maintained.
Well traveled too, I saw at least 6 othe groups playing many with kids which is always a good thing. Grow the sport, start them young!
Every hole has a marker with the distances and if there are mandos and OBs on that hole.
It's really pretty terrain cloaked in old growth evergreens with creeks running through and making the best of the land it has.
Only 12 holes but I don't know if you could fit many more in there. The last basket is right by the parking to again so easy access in and out.
Good baskets for the most part too, they aren't new but well balanced and well chained DGA baskets.
Cons: It's mostly pretty short only one hole over 400 and a few under 200, if it weren't for one or two longish holes it would fall closer to a pitch and putt course.
The main thing that was odd was the course crossed itself a few times when it doesn't really need to, it could be changed slightly to make it flow better.
Not too many complaints though it's solid.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun little neighborhood course, I might not have played it if I hadn't been right by my hotel but glad I did.
It's a pretty park a nice walk, around a nice somewhat technical little course.
Worth playing if your close.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good Balanced Course
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nicely balanced course. Some of the holes require a lot more tight accuracy, where some holes are really about distance. Always something for everyone here. They run a B Tier Tournament here annually that is a great time to play because holes 9 and 9.5 are added back in. Nice park overall with a bit of elevation change without going too far off the beaten path.
Cons: Not a lot to dislike. Not overly difficult, not overly easy, well balanced course. Could use a little bit more accuracy holes, but all in all, a nice layout.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good but very busy
Pros: Each hole is very different with a new challenge for new players and pro's.
Cons: 11 holes is odd, they removed one hole but did not add a replacement. This park gets very busy on nice days. if its sunny expect the 11 holes take you 90 minutes.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
So long and thanks for all the birdies
Pros: This is a 12 (?) hole course situated in a nice park. There was even a crew of Mtn. Bikers training in the park as I got there. There are a variety of holes (long to very short) and many chances to practice different shots. The replay value on this course is high.
Cons: There are a few issues I have with this course. First, hole # 9 was literally ripped out of the ground. So you are stuck with 11 holes. Some of the locals will play 12 from a different tee placement for the missing #9 which is rather annoying when you are trying to play #12 and dodging dics. While parking is good there is an issue with the lots filling up. No sign placement make it a challenge for first time players. The tee locations are hard to find with out a map or someone who has played the course.
Other Thoughts: The replay value on this course is very high. I am always thinking of new ways to play the different holes.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a pretty big city park, which is definitely multi-use. Walking paths, playgrounds, benches, etc. etc. Definitely a chance for interference on a nice day.
- Good amount of wooded areas here to define some holes, along with larger trees. #2 is a short downhill shot over some rough, #4 is a hyzer into some dense woods, #5 plays around the woods on the right, and #11 is an uphill shot through a smaller gap in the forest. Holes with trees include #1, which has a large tree to the right of the basket. #7 and #8 play around and through a section of trees, respectively, and #9 is an anny shot with forest on the right. Definitely some line shaping going on here.
- Elevation changes are present here as well to liven things up. Downhill slopes include a drop shot on #2, an elevated teepad on #4 into the woods, and a gentle sloping fairway on #6 and #8. #11 is a short but steep uphill shot, and #5 is slightly uphill. A good mix of up and down overall.
- Some very hazardous areas here to punish errant shots. A small creek is present behind #2, to the right of #5 and #10, and to the left of #9. While it is not very close to the fairway, it is definitely possible to reach. The woods to the left of #12 have a nasty slope, and the rough to the right of #6 is quite thick.
- A few mandos present, mostly for safety concerns, that force some different lines. #4 is a mando RHBH hyzer, #5 a RHBH anny, and #8 another RHBH anny. Takes away some of the easier routes.
- Good pads and baskets, signage is good though #10's was missing as of 09/12. Navigation can be very tricky, like going back up to #6 after #5. Map helps out a ton.
Cons: - Layout is pretty crammed in some spots, not only with the other park activities but with the golf as well. Walking back up to #6 involves practically walking in front of #2's teepad. Also, #1 and #12 share a small bit of land for the fairway. A good idea to keep your eyes peeled.
- Course is on the short side, with an average hole length of 256' from the longs. Four of the holes are under 210', so there are some approach shots for sure.
- A few holes are mostly open, with only a tree or some rough to worry about. #1, #5, #6, and #12 don't require much thought.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a pretty fun course that offers a lot of variety. Some open shots, some wooded shots, punishing rough in a few places, with a good mix of left, right, and straight lines. Elevation changes to boot. A couple holes to throw a driver for most players as well. Might be a little too challenging for true beginners, and maybe a little too straightforward for more advanced players.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The use of the small park near I5 is done well, just one or two things that I personally just didn't get. Great signage! Which is a must in my book! Holes 2, 4, 8, 10, and 11(or are they now 9 & 10) Seems to be the perfect place to hold an Ace Race.
Cons: Holes 1, 3, 5, 6, and 12. Wish they weren't just sitting out in the open without some type of challenge. Hole 9 is gone! Hopefully there are plans to find a new home for 9 and make it a 12 hole course again. A picnic table on the right side of 3 which was in my sons line and the people wouldn't even watch out for themselves so he had to go way out of his way. I understand it is a park for everyone but hated to be ignored like we didn't belong there.
Other Thoughts: I understand the limited land issue but wish the lay out would have limited the long walks between 5-6 and 10-11. And also the walk takes you thru the other playing areas. So be watchful.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun 12 Holer Next to the Freeway
Concrete tee pads
Good use of small park space
O.B. paths and creek add challenge
Fun ace run holes
Couple of longer holes
First time navigation even with map difficult in a few spots
Leverich is a fun little course, very close to I-5 and well worth a stop. The course is designed really well given the compressed park space and shape. Incorporation of the available elevation and the paths and creek running through the park add to the fun and challenge factor. I was able to reel off several birdies in a row only to goof up with OB and obliterate a good score. The walkouts, baskets and teepads are a little close together and crossing in a couple of spots but it was necessary to get the most out of the space. Lots of birdie runs, some technical holes, and a chance or two to air out a bit. Overall, that's a big plus in a small course. Definitely worth a stop and fun for repeated play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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