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Pros: Hole #1 was easy to find after that its challenging. The Innova baskets were very nice. The old fort buildings were very cool. There is a good amount of different kinds of throws needed here at this course. I didn't loose any discs which was nice. I'd play it again if I was in the area.
Cons: We could not for the life of us find the 13th hole. The sign said 1/4 mile ahead after looking for a half an hour I decided to just skip it. If there was some sort of kiosk with a map that would be helpful for sure.
Other Thoughts: I can see that there been work that people have been putting in. It would also be nice if the tee pads. Had gravel or even some sort of box.
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Port Angeles FUN!
Pros: Fun course even with the cons. You were challenged to throw 5 or 6 different types of drives. All back hand was not the answer. Hole number 1 was a good starting point. Hole number 14 was very hard with a major turn to the left protected by huge rhodies (which were in bloom!) You need to be able to throw some big benders, some very straight shots and have some tree love to score a good round. Will play again!
Cons: There is a Map! AND you need it! Sadly, even with the map it is hard to find the tee pads. According to map you have A and B pads. Good luck finding them. Some holes have great metal signs (see other reviews) but those really don't help you find the other tee pad. Example hole 14. Great sign, but we could only find one of the pads. Luckily there were others playing who helped us out 3 times on were we should be going and what pads we were looking for. Couple of holes you throw across the parks roads. Bathrooms were closed or least the one I tried :(
Other Thoughts: Interestingly the holes in the deep woods we were able to find the pads fairly okay except one of them I think it was 9. That was good because many locals told us they don't play the holes in the deep woods. Actually they were layed out pretty good and had the best signnage.
Gateway to the Olympics - Lincoln DGC
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*Located in the beautiful city of Port Angeles, Lincoln DGC was installed in 2009 and consists of 18 holes. This course was designed on a mostly flat but moderately wooded piece of land, incorporating a mixture of both very tight and more open fairways. Most holes have multiple routes to the pin, allowing players to work on a variety of shots which adds to the challenge.
*Water is incorporated on five holes (# 1, 2, 4, 12, & 18) throughout the course, but can easily be avoided with proper shot selection. Slight elevation comes in to play on several holes as well, but nothing extreme. Holes on the course range generally anywhere from 200-300 feet long, with the exception of hole #11 (153ft.) and hole #13 (500ft.) which were the outliers. Each hole includes multiple tee pads (A/B), which allows locals to have variety in both length and approach.
*PADGA has done a terrific job installing their first and only course in Port Angeles. It allows players of all skill levels to get out and be challenged while having fun at the same time! The disc golf community is off to a great start and I wish them much success.
Favorite Hole(s): #10 & #18
*Using the course map that I printed offline, I found course navigation on most of the holes to be pretty simple. The locals have spent a lot of time installing small yellow "next tee" arrows in the trees along with large numbers baskets and orange Zipties on the cage directing players toward the next tee pad. Most holes also have a tee sign showing distance, par, and routes to take to the pin. HOWEVER… locating holes five and six in the dense overgrown forest was next to impossible. Adding more arrows and cutting back some of the foliage would do wonders for the course. Also, locating holes thirteen and fourteen. Again, clearer signs would go a LONG way.
*Walkouts from both holes four to five and twelve to thirteen are confusing.
*Natural tee pads are more than fine for now but the eventual installment of some Flypads or cement pavers will eventually be a nice addition for a course that is located in the Pacific Northwest.
*Extremely busy fairways by non disc golfers on warm summer days and weekends pose a major problem on the more open holes.
Least Favorite Hole(s): #5 & #6
*Known as the gateway city to the Olympics, Port Angeles is nestled at the base of Olympic National Park and just minutes away from Hurricane Ridge and the Olympic Game Farm. Lake Crescent, which offers amazing camping, hiking, and fishing is nearby, and Victoria, B.C. is just a ferry ride away. If you're looking to stay the night the Red Lion Inn on the water is great. Good eats can be found at the hotel restaurant or at the Garden Cafe. Enjoy!
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