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Fort Walla Walla DGC
Pros: Located on a former cavalry fort, Fort Walla Walla DGC is a wonderful area to play due to the scenic beauty of the rolling hills, grassy fields, abundancey of native trees and foliage (including wildlife), and creek running throughout. Other amenities include a BMX course, military museum with local history, and a remote control airplane area which includes mini landing strips.
Right away as I showed up to this course I was impressed with how well kept up it was. There was a huge map up front showing the layout of the course including the 10 holes with dual tee pads south of Garrison creek and the other 9 north of the creek which could be accessed by a foot bridge. Both the baskets (DISCatchers) and cement tee pads were in great shape which made the enjoyment factor of the course that much more. Coming from the Westside of the state where rain plays a huge role in everyday play, it was nice to have cement tee pads and even more, no rain!
Local maintenance was apparent as grass was mowed, trees were well groomed, and there was little to no brush to lose discs (with the exception for errant throws OB). The flow to the course seemed to make sense for the most part, with just a short walk at the end from the north to the south side.
There are three different course layouts, each with their own challenges and degree of difficulty. For beginners and novice players, I recommend the red course due to the its length, amont of obstacles, and pin placements. The blue and black courses would be more appropriate for advanced and pro (intermediate would do fine on either).
On all three courses there is an equal amount of lefty and righty holes allowing DGers a chance to use several different discs and styles of throws which is always a plus.
Cons: As mentioned earlier from the first review, it was a shame that the course lost a few holes due to the dog park. When DG courses border other areas with lots of open space it is inevitable the locals will want to add other amenities to this wonderful area. This DG course seems to have been given a lot of room for this great course though, which includes the black course which is primarily used for tournaments. It would be nice if they could regularly maintain that part of the park however, because those holes are fantastic! Last, the wind at times can play tricks with your game so be prepared to bring some over stable discs to compensate for the elements.
Other Thoughts: I had the privilege of playing in the Aloha Sushi Classic where I had a chance to observe two of the best players in the world (Dave Feldberg #1 and Nate Sexton #17) as well as play 3 incredible rounds on the black and blue courses. Everything was in pristine shape, and the tournament directors and HUK Lab did a fantastic job on the player packs, food, and overall quality of the event. I truly had a blast even though I struggled trying to avoid all the OB'S (and there were a lot).
I highly recommend playing a round here when on the east side of the state as well as checking out all the wineries this city has to offer. It is well worth it!
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Well Marked Little Walla Walla Throw!
Pros: Lots to like about this course. Nice big map on the bulletin board at the beginning. Nice concrete teepads. Lovely green grassy park. Nice painted #'s on the teepads makes for easy navigation. Maps available at the bulletin board at # 1. The course is not long but it's tough enough to challenge but also suitable for families and beginners. Friendly locals. The overall park is huge with a miletary museum, model airplane flying area, dog park, BMX track and lots more to do here.
Cons: Unfortunately, they lost holes # 8 & 17 due to a dog park being built. Hopefully, they will reconfigure and figure out a way to get those two holes back. They have the room. Eastern Washington winds can play havoc to your game. Three of the holes hug the border of the park which could mean hunting for lost discs.
Other Thoughts: There is a second Black course across Garrison Creek. It is currently completely overgrown with grass and weeds waist high. The locals said it currently isn't playable. I liked the Fort Walla Walla course. After being frustrated by Pullman's Sunnyside Park earlier this morning, it was nice to play an easy to navigate course like this one. If you're ever in WaWa tasting wine, give this course a try.
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