16 Helpful / 0 Not
Don't Forget The River!
Pros: A little off ff the beaten path but well worth the drive. Easily one of top courses in the NW although I still prefer Pier Park as my top choice. I rate McIver just a shade behind. McIver is varied, it will test your whole game. It plays through the wide open lawn spaces and has wooden technical holes. There's elevation changes. It certainly is a great course for the "big arms." Because McIver is a state park and slightly out of the way, it's never going to be overcrowded like some of the urban courses. I like it as a course to hold the big state or national type tournies. Another plus is it's close (1 mile) to the Timber Park course.
Cons: Nothing really, maybe that it's long and grueling. It seemed like it was a million miles from anywhere but I guess it's only 20 miles from Portland proper. I thought a couple of the longer holes were kind of boring, just long tee offs on grass fields followed by another wide open 2nd throw. They could use some obstacles of some kind to give those holes some personaility.
Other Thoughts: First of all, between rounds on a warm summer day, nothing beats a refreshing dip in the Estacada River. Fun river to play in, it felt so good on a hot day. And I urge the locals, please don't add any more configurations to the park to confuse folks, 27 holes is enough.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course is a fantastic test of your whole game. It's the best course in Oregon and host an National Tour event, the beaver state fling.
The course has some very tight forest hole, one is only 200 ft yet is a Very difficult 3. It's also one of the only courses I've seen on the west coast with legitimate par 4's and 5's with numerous holes over 700 feet from the pro pads.
In regards to an earlier review the course now has 27 holes marked, current;y in a 18 and a 9 setup, starting in different parking lots.
Cons: The set up and the multiple tee's can run a little confusing at times, play with a map.
Nothing I could change to the course though.
Other Thoughts: Play It!!
11 of 15 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 9 Not
Best course ever
Pros: The course has it all. Bring your "a" game on your driving. You will be throwing your hardest one moment and then going for accuracy the next. Play the 27 hole course, not too many people know the route.
Cons: The course is labeled as 9east and 9west. Doing all 27 takes some inovation, with a map you can just figure it out.
Other Thoughts: No other course compares to this one; pier park, stafford lake, and golden gate can only come close.
6 of 15 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 6 Not
Very Nice, Getting nicer
Pros: Has it all, really everything. You can even swim in the Estacada river to cool off halfway through your round. The course itself is amazingly well maintained/ designed. With elevated pins/ tees, water, trees, distance, control shots.
Cons: If your not used to playing a lot of golf this course will wear you out, it take nearly 4 hours to play, maybe longer.
Other Thoughts: Onel hole from the pro tees is around 1100ft! This is not par 3 golf, come prepared to make a day/weekend of it.
12 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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