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Twin Cedars Disc Golf Course
Twin Cedars DG course is located just off I-5 at the Toutle River RV Resort. As the course description says, this course is a mixture of open and tightly wooded holes, with a few guarded pins and various OB's. With the exception of holes #5, 6, and 8, the course is relatively flat and offers little challenge for an experienced player. However, this place is the perfect place to stop and stretch out your legs while traveling the I-5 corridor from Seattle to Portland. As another reviewer stated, this course is short and pretty straight forward, but not poorly constructed. It has a lot of ace opportunities, and is very realistic to come out shooting a perfect score of 9 down!
Hole #6 at Twin Cedars would be their "signature hole", with an elevated man-made wooden platform, the hole was designed to have players shooting down a fairly tight fairway (for this course), over a bunch of plastic tubing toward the main field. Behind the pin, you will find a large pile of cut wood that could be a bit of an inconvenience if your disc happens to go inside. The tee box itself was built between two massive cedars, which are where the course got its name from.
The flow to the course worked well since nobody else was out there, having players beginning and ending near the same general vicinity (near the large covered basketball courts). The holes seemed to range anywhere from 125-210 feet, any really only required a putter and perhaps a midrange disc. Players can navigate from hole to hole by looking for the two large yellow posts from in which you drive in between as well as the numbers directly on each basket. The course would be perfect to play glow golf on considering there is little to now brush on the entire course since it is primarily played on grass. The DGA baskets are probably the best part about the course, as they are brand new (installed in 2009) and are blue sparkle powder coated. They seem to be in great shape and catch quite well. The entire course can realistically be played in a half hour.
Since the course is set in a multi-use park, during the summer months I imagine it can get quite crowded. Holes#1-2 and #7-9 play along the perimeter (and at times center) of the grassy field, which makes them unplayable if others are partaking in the many other outdoor activities Toutle River RV Resort has to offer.
The overall challenge of the course is much to easy for experienced players as I mentioned before. However, it is perfect for it's target audience, families new to the sport who are on vacation and novice players alike. What this course has going for it though is the fact that it is so easily accessible, making travelers want to stop for a quick break and even perhaps that elusive dg ace!
When traveling to Twin Cedars DGC, make sure you drive up to the wooden booth to get a parking pass. The course is free and the owner is very welcoming. Once you have your pass just flip a U-turn and park immediately to your left, pass the outdoor basketball courts and bulldozers.
The Toutle River RV Resort is full of personality, with a lot of things to do including the "world's biggest" croquet game, basketball, ping pong, badminton, a playground, a mini BMX track, etc. If you bring your family, you can BBQ and make a whole day of it!
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This place is kind of nutty
Pros: Twin Cedars DGC starts out on this little field next to a bulldozer, you can tell where the tee off locations are by two bright yellow posts sticking in the ground and you throw from between them. This course is very short with the exception of one hole but only about half are in the open and there is a couple of really fun, short and technical shots through the trees but there are a lot of ace runs here. The baskets are brand new and are in really good shape. The course doesn't get utilized most often from what I can tell and playing the nine holes takes all of twenty minutes.
Cons: The course does a good job for what it's supposed to be but there just isn't enough potential for anything above a 1.5 rating at best. The course is small, open and easy, there is no reason you can't shoot eight or nine under consistently here.
Other Thoughts: As soon as you get off of the freeway and into the parking lot for disc golf you realize this place is a little on the nutty side. There are multiple bulldozers for a small piece of land, multiple forklifts, a tour style golf cart, random sheds, piles of firewood and other random assorted debris all over the place. They also have the world's biggest croquet game; LARGE mallets that you use to knock a soccer ball (basically the croquet ball) through large wooden croquet thickets. This looks like a ton of fun, in fact we had the idea of taking a bunch of disc golfers down here and playing a huge game of giant croquet.
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