5 Helpful / 0 Not
Will Be Better With Pads And Additional Holes!
Pros: The course plays through Lincoln Park which is right in front of or otherwise connected with the fairgrounds. There are ballfields, picnic areas, a pond, a rodeo yard and about 20 acres of untapped potiental here. The P.A. Disc Club is obviously on top of this course and are working to make it better. The first two holes play across a field to baskets guarded by trees and some brush. The next two are wooded, then are a couple playing through and around the pincic area. # 8 is the shortest and most technical hole currently on the course. Two more holes are in, #'s 10 and 11 and more are planned through the woods as $ is raised. The baskets are mostly brand new. The signs are great. They were made by the local high school shop students and are engraved on 6" X 6" pieces of metal. They are pretty much indestructible. OTHER COURSES-TAKE NOTE! These are the way to go! They give the #, par, distance and show some trees, buildings and the best route. The teepads are natural. Some are pretty good, a couple are kinda rough. I was shown part of the course by Roger, one of the developers of the course. To me, this course is an excellent example of a well thought out plan. The club is working closely with the Parks Department. We all know how frustrating that can be.
Cons: I have very little criticim for this course and what I do have is being remedied. The pads could use some work and I'm sure that will be happening. There are some longer walkouts. The course is currently 11 holes, 9 of which are on the map. The rest are coming. The park is nice but it's mostly flat.
Other Thoughts: The description of the course says it starts with two ACE runs. # 1 is 310' to a basket with trees and some brush on more than three sides. # 2 is 303' (418' from the longs) to a basket that's partially guarded. I have always thought ACE runs were like 195' to a basket with one tree in front or 245' downhill. If these first two holes are ACE runs, then more than half the holes in America are ACE runs. Port Angeles must have the next Ken Climo writing the course description for them.
I'll jack my rating another 1/2 point when they put in the rest of the holes and get some teepads. The club/designers are definitly making the most out of what they have to work with here. My hats is off to you P.A. Disc Club.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: this is a fun and difficult course. I have played it twice and have enjoyed it both times. i am new to disc golf. looks easily maintained. I would like to get involved with maintaining it and helping out.
Cons: the first time i played this course I had trouble figuring out which is the A tee box and B tee box. not every tee off had stakes in the ground.
Other Thoughts: I think having disc golf in this area is a great thing. great course for someone new to the sport.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It is a good course that is completely maintained by volunteers and the local club. The holes were varying in difficulty and used the natural surroundings well. There is plans in the works for expanding and improvements to the current course.
Cons: With it being new to the area and not a lot of people knowing about it sometimes people will walk into the fairway and stand there.
Other Thoughts: I think this is a good start for more courses in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Lincoln Park DGC
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Port Angeles Disc Golf Club has their first course in the ground and so far so good. There are currently nine holes with a couple of secret ones back near a pond and there is talk of expansion to eighteen holes. The course is easy to find, right across the street from the convience store that sells discs and has free course maps.
Each basket has two tee placements, which you can see by the wooden stakes in the ground that say either "A" or "B" tee written on them with sharpie and have different colored little ribbons tied around to be able to see them and help navigation. The land is being used fairly well at this point with lots of obstacles including trees and log cabins, and a creek guarding one basket and looming over another tee pad.
Holes one, three, seven, eight and nine were the best of the bunch that obviously had a ton of thought put into them with excellent uses of obstacles and cool basket locations. Hole eight is the shortest hole on the course and possibly the easiest to bogey as there is barely a route through the dense trees here but if you can get it through it's an easy birdie.
Cons: One of the flaws with this course is navigation, it is crucial that you bring a map the first time you play as the walk outs alone would make it almost unplayable. The stakes that locate where to throw from are missing on holes six and seven so you just have to use the map and throw closest to where you think they are. The tee pads are all natural but most of them didn't bother me to do a run up on them on but if it's been raining I can see where they could get slick. I was there during the middle of the week in the morning and there was no disc golfers but there were people camping out near fairways, a park ranger and other people working on the park and the baseball fields which is a good sign that the park will stay nice but it makes me wonder if playing here on the weekends if non disc golfers would get in your way.
Other Thoughts: A nicely done first course by the club out there and the people around that I talked to sounded very enthusiastic about having disc golf around them which is awesome. The club has had a couple of fund raising tournaments here now to raise money for baskets and they already have nine in and maybe nine more are on the way. I would be glad to have this place here as it's the only place in town and not a horrible course by any standards.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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