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St. Paul, OR 
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Old Style Innova Baskets like this are installed on holes 1 thru 9



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5+    5/4/2013   8/2/2014
Review By: Rakoz
Played: 33  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Good range of shots required
- Open and wooded holes
- Beginner friendly
- Camping Available
- Water access
- Relatively fast play
Cons: - Crowded with non-discers on great days
- Day use fee (not really a con. Just be aware)
- Not great signage
- Not great tees
- Doesn't handle winter the best.
Other Thoughts: Solid park. Worth a trip to play through twice in a day. Good multiuse park: hiking, water sports, running, BBQ and other park amenities.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/22/2013   3/19/2014
Review By: thegeneral13
Played: 9  Reviewed: 3
Pros: Good variety of long and short holes, makes for a fun round without it getting to boring. Holes are well marked and it is relatively easy to follow the course (with a few confusing turns). Beautiful area, just a fun atmosphere and campsite.
Cons: Only 15 holes when they could probably add on three more to make it a full 18. A lot of trees, but if you've ever played disc golf in Oregon you know to expect that. Can get kind of muddy when it is not the summer, and the tee pads can get slippery.
Other Thoughts: would love to see concrete tee pads, but otherwise this is a course I would recommend to anyone trying to disc golf in Oregon. A must see

Poor Teepads? Pour Teepads!

1    11/10/2013   11/11/2013
Review By: Murdoc Loch
Played: 58  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
- Scorecards at kiosk
- Good distances to the holes; not too long and not too short.
- Nicely maintained park of mowed grass and oak trees.
Cons:
-Poor Teepads; unlevel, uneven, muddy, slippery, bumpy, short and not concrete.
-Poor Baskets; old, bent, faded, differing in type and at times crooked.
-Little shot variety, favoring RHBH hyzers.
-No tee signs & No distance on scorecards
-Three holes short of a full eighteen with plenty of room for more holes.
-Not much parking near hole one.
-Little to no elevation changes.
-No card reader for parking, bring cash
Other Thoughts:
-A good amount of foot traffic in a few places on the course. Keep an eye out and wait till pedestrians are clear before throwing.
-Can get muddy in the wintertime, bring rags and waterproof shoes/boots.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Beginner/Intermediate

1    9/13/2012   12/5/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 414  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 11.1 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a good sized park, with plenty of land devoted to the disc golf. There is a walking path, and the entrance road, but other than that there shouldn't be any interference.
- While there are only a couple different patches of forest that come into play, there are a lot of trees here used to shape lines. The woods are mostly in play on #5, which is a hyzer into a clearing, #6, which is a little RHFH flick through the trees, and to the right of #11 as rough.
- Rest of the course has a wide variety of trees, with some very concentrated sections. #10 and #15 have a ton of trees on the right side of the hole, for instance, that make a RHBH anny the best shot. #2, #7, and #12 are better suited to a RHBH hyzer shot, to get around some trees. A pretty good mix overall, from pretty open to fairly tight.
- Some baskets are protected by some trees as well; #3's basket is within a ring of mature trees, #2 is directly behind a clump of trees, and #11 has a lot of trees right before the pin.
- Very good mix of hole lengths, there are five holes at or under 200', and four holes over 300', including two over 400'. Places to bomb some drives as well as lay some touch on approach discs.
- Rubber pads are decent, baskets are good. Navigation can be tricky the first time through, but a short study of the map should be plenty to get around.
Cons: - Course is pretty much as flat as can be. I didn't really notice any elevation changes on any holes, maybe a sliiiiight up or downhill slope.
- The road and paths are in play in many spots, which is good to add some challenge (OB), but isn't the best in terms of the overall experience. Lots of cars driving by on a busy day.
- A few holes are kind of close to each other, like #3 through #5, and over by #13. Not too bad, but the course gets a lot of play. Heads up!
Other Thoughts: - A pretty fun course to let some discs rip! The lines are there, and are fair, it comes down to having the right mix of accuracy and power to reach all the pins. There should be multiple holes for even the biggest arms to throw the high speed stuff, but some shorter holes to keep it fun for the noodle arms.
- Definitely best for beginner/intermediate players; expert players will be able to easily cruise through.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Worth the $5

2-4    11/9/2012   11/9/2012
Review By: mbressler13
Played: 40  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 2.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/18/2014
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -15 holes
-Good set up for beginners
-Longer holes tests your distance throws
-Well kept grass
-Mainly Flat
-Good for families
Cons: -Holes lack variety
-Is a marsh during rainy season
-Trash....beer bottles in every tree
-Mainly Flat
Other Thoughts: This is my home course. I love this place. Can get crowded on weekends and during the summer. The course is really really close to getting a full blown make-over. Holes 1-4 are pretty straight forward. 5 & 6 test your accuracy. 7 tests your strength, and the back half of the course tests your upshots. Hole 10, 11, and 12 can be disc eaters if you grip lock it right.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun and simple

1    9/29/2012   9/30/2012
Review By: Salem Disc Junkie
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Quick paced course
All of the holes are pretty close to each other
Good for kids and beginners
Cons: No signage to mark tees
Rubber mats instead of concrete tee pads
Only 15 holes, wanted a full 18.
Other Thoughts: My son and I played this course and had a lot of fun. It's not real challenging, though some of the trees make for a bit of a challenge. The lack of signage really does hurt the overall value of the course, as does the fact that it's only 15 holes. Given that you have to pay $5 to park because it is at a State Park, I wanted a little more bang for my buck.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    4/6/2012   7/30/2012
Review By: MCW5379
Played: 45  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 3.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good family fun. Mostly open, lightly wooded. State Park so kept up well. Easy to get around.
Cons: Can get wet and muddy so be prepared if you go after a rain. Not super difficult, only 1 mando.
Other Thoughts: Will need a parking pass to get in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A squishy one.

2-4    4/9/2012   4/10/2012
Review By: Disc Dog
Played: 54  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 7.2 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is set in a park with lots of stuff to do. Such as camping, fishing, hiking, biking, and just general family fun.

The course is well maintained in the summer. The grass is mowed regularly and dries out for a better place to play. It has plenty of parking and is easy to find.

The tees are rubber mats that are staked down with metal stakes and are therefore secure. The area in front of the tee is generally okay but can be muddy on wet days or in the case of 13 a real big water hole.

The baskets are old Innova single chain models but are in decent shape and catch well. The area around the baskets is usually better than the tees.

Undergrowth and such is minimal except on 5 and 6.

The map that is provided at the course is much better than the one here and I will up date as soon as I can. It is easy to read and follow.
Cons: The place is playable when wet but bring shoes you can get wet and muddy. There is a lot of standing water after rain and in the winter.

Holes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are closed in the winter. The water is standing every where and in the areas around these tees and baskets it is so bad that they have to protect the soil from being tracked on or it will damage it badly.

There are no tee markers and no distances listed any where I couuld find.
Other Thoughts: This is not a place I would go out of my way to play but when in the area I will.

There is room beyond 12 where the course could be expanded and I hope they do. Because there is some promise here for a better course but it would take a lot of work.

The course order while the baskets for 1, 2, 5, 6 , 7, and 8 are out is 4, 3, then 9 - 15.

I gave the course a 3 because it is much better when dry and the missing baskets are put back for the summer configuration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Family Park

1    3/22/2011   3/23/2011
Review By: dgjordan
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good course for the beginning player or for a small family. There is a semi-decent range of distances to throw and an occasional bend in the fairway. Most of the course consists of straight 200ft shots with the random bunch of trees to throw at as well. Each tee has a pad to shoot from, though each of which could benefit from a new rubber mat. For the locals this course would make a solid lunch time excursion.
Cons: There isn't a whole lot of range in the types of throws one gets to make. It all depends on what you are looking for in a course. If you are making the trip from Portland, I might caution against it.
Other Thoughts: This course is barely playable in the winter time without waders or rain boots. The course is setup on the flood plain and the soils are apt not to drain that well. The first five pins criss-cross a sloppy meadow and the remaining ten fairways have similar issues with mud - though not quite as bad as the first couple.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Champoeg Park St. Paul Oregon

5+    11/25/2010   1/17/2011
Review By: Discbear
Played: 273  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 14.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: While not what I would call a destination course it is well worth playing. It is 15 minutes off of I-5. It is set in a beautiful well kept park with plenty of tall oaks and mostly grass fairways.It is all flat and easy to walk, not that that matters to most disc golfers but I know that is desirable or necessary for some folks. Most holes are easy 3s with several birdie opportunities and a few ace run holes as well. Hole 11 is always a tough 3 for me with it's length and tree negotiation. Hole 13 is not sidearm friendly with a mando on the left and ob on the right. There are 2 other courses 10 minutes away in Newberg a 9 holer and a 12 holer so 36 holes total are available without a prodigious drive. The rubber tee pads work well and the baskets are fine but probably a step down from the best available. There is on site camping with water and restrooms available. It is quiet, and pretty and a good place to relax even if your not golfing. There are good walking and cycling paths on site as well as a nice visitor center to keep the non disc golfers occupied while you get in a round or 2 or 3 or more.
Cons: It is a little disappointing that there aren't 3 more holes to make it a solid 18. I know that efforts have been made and been shut down. There are seasonal hours posted and the rangers will come and escort you out of the park within about 2 minutes of the posted time and they lock the gate behind you. this can be frustrating when you've got enough daylight to play 9 more holes.
Other Thoughts: Most Oregon state parks should follow Champoegs lead and install a disc golf course

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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