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Camp Taloali, Getting Better All the Time
Pros: Set in the trees on the north bank of the Santiam River. The course is easily accessible from state highway 22, just a couple miles down the highway from Stayton and 15 miles from Interstate 5.
The fairways are well defined and obstacles like stumps have been removed. Like any wooded course, the bushes and trees add to the difficulty of the course. Those that have poor control of where their discs end up should be warned.
The course has numerous alternate basket locations that have been added in the last year. These new basket locations have removed the easiness of the course. There are now two par four holes.
The course signage is good. The course keeps changing and the signs are updated as they happen. There is an excellent course map available here on the internet, but it doesn't have the new alternate basket locations on it yet. The baskets are excellent quality, DGA Mach 5's. The course has many trash cans on the course.
One of the best things about this course is the lack of people. The course is dedicated to disc golf. No dog walkers or pedestrians to get in the way.
Cons: There are very few cons for this course. The main gripe is the tee pads. Dirt/natural tee pads are in need of work. Wood chips have been added to some. I'm sure this is due to the course is still evolving and concrete always goes in last.
The lack of real water hazards the course. It is right next to a river and there are a couple of sloughs on the property. I have to give credit to hole #16 where you do throw over a slough and walk across a bridge, but only a faulty throw would cause the water to come into play. The course needs a water hazard right behind a basket to add to the difficulty without raising the par.
Other Thoughts: I play this course about once a month and have enjoyed the improvements that have been made. It seems like every month something is getting better. I look forward to the day when every hole has multiple concrete tee pads.
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