Heads and tails above the rest
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Wide variety of terrain
-Few places to lose a disc
-Despite variety, easy access to everything
Cons: -None, after first play
Other Thoughts: Definitely the finest of the four courses I've played on. I hesitate to give it a 4.5 or 5 as I'm so new at all of this, but this course will serve in my memory as the sine qua non of dg courses until I find one to supplant it.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great Shot Variety
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fantastic Use of natural terrain
Great mix of up / down & left vs right finishing holes
Pin placement makes for tricky & intentional up shots
New signs with bolts marking A & B position
First time through most of the course layout is very logical
Great scenery & benches or tables @ many holes
Cons: Walks from 5 to 6 and 1 other hole where you need to cross the street are confusing first time through.
Difficult and tight (I view this as a plus though, challenging shots)
*** Many reviews mention the course needing TLC. When I played in August of 2015 there were brand new tee signs and the course seem recently maintained. ***
Other Thoughts: The terrain and pin placements make this course. The variety of shots you must through are great. There are very few 100% open shots you throw here & when you do it's to a guarded, elevated, or quickly sloping pin.
There are many tunnel shots here which really requires you to have control and finesse to hit some of the very tricky lines here
I only played this once while traveling through the area for work but this course was just quintessential quality disc golf. Overall one of my favorite disc golf courses due to the uniqueness of the pin placements and side to side travel of the holes. Virtually nothing here is approachable with a perfectly straight shot-you'll have to throw some tricky lines here.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Day at the Resevoir
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great variety of shots.
Fairways are kept clear.
every hole is a different and unique line. Hole 2 is one of my favorites.
New baskets are easy to spot, I have found they are less receptive to discs slightly off center than the old ones though, so aim well.
I love the challenge of getting par on some of the shots, The Jail and the hole following it are good examples. Really makes you feel accomplished if you pull it off.
Alternate pin placement, changes almost weekly. usually has a magnet indicating A or B on it.
I love some of the uphill shots such as stairway to eleven, and the downhill shots make you feel like you can throw for days.
Cons: Hole 17 Eats discs, Caution. I have spent many a time searching for mine or a friends disc and have called at least another 10+ people when I found theirs.
Signs need some love as they didn't survive the winter well.
Some of the rough off the course is very hard to find a disc if you get off the course.
Other Thoughts: My home course, Play here about once a week and love it.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Really interesting layout
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Dexter park course begins along the reservoir In picturesque setting, and winds through the woods in a series of holes that are heavily wooded with some quite interesting lines.
The teepds are fairly long and have a bit of texture to them, so even though they were a bit wet today it was still fairly grippy. Many of them have a gravel runoff area which is nice, I wish more of the holes had that.
The shots are varied and many are challenging, with tons of tree guarded pins, some OB near baskets. And some o the longest par threes I've ever seen it's a fun play.
Baskets were pretty standard baskets and have two possible placements available. Looks like the are in the longer B position on most holes right now.
The signs are nice, with a good view of the hole and a nickname for them as well. It shows both placements and has a spot to show which pin is in but that was not updated.
There were some awesome wooden plank stairs carved into the muddy hills and they were very helpful. Getting up some of those would be a job with no steps.
Really good use of elevation here both up and down hill. It can really turn you into a hero or zero depending on how well you are at throwing certain shots.
Cons: The course is pretty cool, but it needs some TLC. The tee signs are awesome but a ton are missing.
And the course isn't super easy to navigate, if you don't have the map it would be easy to go to the wrong pad at a few spots. After #3 you can actually see the 4, 17 and 9 tees so it could be easy for a new player to get turned around.
There is also a long unmarked walk from 10 to 11 that I saw several people miss.
I saw two groups skip from 10 to 18 and skip the rest of the course, perhaps because the flow at that point is interrupted.
Baskets aren't bad but they are Older DGA baskets so they catch plenty well, but have no banding or color. On a heavily wooded course I would have liked a more easily spotted target.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course no mistake, and the layout is fun, and setting quite beautiful.
It has its flaws but overlay it's a really fun place to play.
I did think the fact that number one and 18, which are 490 or so and 594 respectively, were par threes was odd but I won't detract as it possible keeps it more interesting.
Overally it seems more wet coast corses have loner Par 3s than I am used to, so that might be a factor.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Large concrete tees. Nice elevation changes. Not overly crowded with people. Nice variety of open holes and wooded holes. Nice variety of distances. Well kept course. A map of the course. (I got it at the rv park across the street).
Cons: Most of the holes lack hole signs. (The ones that did have them were pretty nice though). The course was a bit muddy. It is probably much drier during the summer.
Other Thoughts: Maybe proves a bit challenging for newer players. Some holes are a little too long. All in all a great course. Would I play it again? Yes
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice long tee pads
-Mach III baskets
-Some holes had sweepers to sweep off tee pads
-Plenty of trash cans
-Beautiful area, with fishing a swimming just a few feet away.
-Nice picnic area for the rest of family
-Tee signs are great, hole names are original.
-Well upkept state park
-No fee to play!
-Multiple pin locations
Cons: -Gets really muddy in winter
-Although tee signs are great, they are not utilized properly. Having to walk the fairways to figure out where the pin location in for over half the holes was extremely frustrating.
-Can get crowded
-Not beginner friendly
Other Thoughts: This course is a great course. First hole you get up to tee pad and get to throw a bomb down towards the lake. Hole 2, if you don't know the course, you'll think the basket your throwing to is the one in your line of sight. It is not. It is a sharp dogleg right into the trees. The one thing that I didn't like about this course was that the Tee signs did not show which location the pin was actually in. There was a place on the tee sign that you COULD show where, but it was not being used properly. Course is very tight in some spots. I wish I lived closer to this course because playing this course regularly would make me better. A lot better, actually. All in all, one of my favorite spots in Oregon.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: super fun 400' downhill bombers. brutally steep uphill shots with tons of trees. technical lefts and rights. shooting up the gut of the parthenon. farmer's market with music on sundays in the summer.
Cons: watch out for that pesky ninja tree! it'll get you every time.
Other Thoughts: holes that make par seem like a great accomplishment: 6, 7 long, 18.
Dexter got gutted a number of years ago and is a lot less punishing for errant drives, and also opened up some new lines.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
-Dexter Park makes a beautiful lush setting for this excellent Disc Golf course.
-It has a challenging variety of shots with uphill, downhill, flat, open, wooded, short and long holes. LHBH/RHBH balanced with a strong emphasis on technical/gap shots.
-The course has multiple pin placements.
-Dexter has good signage complete with pin signifiers, distance and hole names.
-Course has good teepads: flat, level, long and wide.
-There is a good amount of parking in the parking lot.
-They have made good use of stairs on hills to prevent slippage as it can get very muddy at Dexter.
-I love how many benches are at this course. Most holes have two benches and they're long with plenty of room to keep bags out of the mud.
-The course has good flow without hold ups.
-A nice lake behind hole one and eighteen.
-It's not always obvious where to go after holing out. Sometimes there are multiple tees near a basket and the further tee is the next tee which leads to confusion.
-Holes one and eighteen are pretty boring in that they both are long with no trees or hazards to worry about.
-Not much food in this area so pack a lunch if you're planing to make a day of it.
-The course gets pretty muddy so it's a good idea to bring lots of rags and wear shoes with good tread.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Good all around
Pros: Used every shot, nice park, good challenges, great tee pads, decent signage, benches, shade, clean.
Cons: "Next tee this way" signs would be helpful. Sometimes baskets were tough to see from tee pad.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course. Kind of off the beaten path, but worth the drive from Eugene. Local farmer's market on Sundays was a nice bonus.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Great fun just outside of Eugene
Pros: Great tee pads and signs. There are are a variety of shots with great elevation changes. The course was clean and the locals were quite helpful. Takes you out in open fields and deep into some tight woods. Everything you would want from an Oregon course.
Cons: There were spots that were very marshy and wet, but that is what you get when you play in February. There were a couple of holes that had intersecting or very close fairways. On those holes I had discs land fairly close to my group as we were teeing off. These cons are very minor things that came to mind.
Other Thoughts: I absolutely loved this course. Had everything I want out of a disc golf course. I had to use every type of shot I can throw. You open up with a big bomb on hole 1 and then you work your way down into the woods where it gets tight. Hit the windows and you are sitting pretty, but hit a tree early in the throw and you can be hating it. Don't forget to shoot the moon on hole 10.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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