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Red Hills Run @ Stoller Vineyards is located in the foothills of Dayton, Oregon just below the wine tasting room. The piece of land the course was set up on is a rectangular ten acre grassy lot with about six trees along the perimeter of one side and one massive tree with a tire swing in the middle. Although, the massive tree in the center with the tire swing never comes in to play, it is more for looks.
The course itself has six baskets along with one up toward the tasting room with discs in it for guests to borrow. Four of the baskets go along the perimeter with the tree line and two are positioned on the opposite side of an open field. Red Hills Run is ideal for recreational players who are being exposed to the game for the first time, families, more seasoned players looking to practice, or for glow rounds. Being that the baskets are all portable, safari golf could be done. Most people play from basket to basket since there are no tee pads but I recommend skipping a basket from time to time to add some distance and make it more interesting.
As the last reviewer stated, this course is wide open and unimaginative. With the exception of a few trees, this course is more like a Canadian football field. However, it does serve a purpose. These types of courses or "practice areas" allow people who would not normally be exposed to the sport a chance to play. Baskets over time have broken down some, with rusted chains and bent cages but work fine for its target audience. Unless you are looking to taste wine or are a course bagger like myself, I would just skip this course and head straight to Newberg.
The fact that the designers installed baskets at Stoller Vineyards is awesome! I am sure that drinking wine and playing disc golf in the foothills of the Willamette Valley would be relaxing and enjoyable. The facilities seemed very nice and the winery is known for having some award winning wines. So drink up and enjoy!
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Pros: The Red Hills Run course is a mostly flat and almost completely wide open course with the exception of a few trees. The property is beautiful over looking the Vineyard and drinking is allowed on site as long as you are tasting wine. There are no tee pads here which is kind of nice because you can either play from the last basket or make up your safari course.
Cons: With the exception of a couple of trees near the parking area this place is wide open and unimaginative. This really is nothing more than a place to practice driving in open fields with a couple baskets to throw at. The baskets have also seen better days. These baskets looks like they have been through a war zone, being old and rusty and some even being bent out of shape, literally.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the more interesting places I've seen for a course. This place could be fun if you figure some cool safari holes. This is a decent option for someone who is traveling with their spouse or partner and want to get some wine tasting and disc golf into one stop and the disc golf can take as long or short as you want. This isn't a place for serious players but it does serve a purpose.
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