1 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.
1 of 1 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.
Good all around
0 Helpful / 4 Not
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.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Lake front fun
Pros: Straight up fantastic, so pretty it will take your breath away. Everything has already been said. Plenty of free parking and great signage.
Cons: Can get soupy after rains and crowded in the afternoons. Good chance to lose a disc on many holes, bring your brightest discs.
Other Thoughts: Take care of your trash!
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Course has it all. Ammenities to Technical hard throws you are in love with this course from the second you see the lake
What do you want in a course? More than likely this place has some of what you love about disc golf.
Other Thoughts: You have to make the trip for this experience. Even the birdie distance holes have a challenging shot.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
A mini Tahoe paridise
Pros: -Concrete tee pads
-easy well maintained pathways
-Easy hole to hole following.
-many elevation changes
-great mix of heavey, moderate,mild woods
-a few distance shots to air out big guns
-not a lot of bugs
-pedestrians are out of the way
-proper trash cans and double bonus plus for reduce, reuse, recycle. Way to take care of the woods.
-no build up on pads for Oregon course due to rain, well traveled
-plenty of parking and easy to find tee 1 and kiosk is maintained
-good mix of fairway ceiling heights from open to low of 20 feet. great to challange you to throw low and flat or SS super straight.
-good use of A and B pin variation from left to right sides switching the players strengths
Cons: -Scorecards would of been nice but that would of made the course a five. Maybe the league could do a seperate tourny just to keep them provided
-I would like to see a pack it in, pack it out at tee one to encourage discers to continue to keep it clean.
Other Thoughts: I'm placing this in the top three of Oregon at number 3 behind Milo and Hornings. Dont miss this one!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Scenery is amazing. From gently rolling hills to deep forests, this is by far the most scenic course I've ever played. It's also on a lot of acreage, which makes just walking this course an adventure.
- Detailed signs and humorous names for each hole make navigating the course much easier and more entertaining.
- Rich variety of elevation changes and forest shots
- A huge challenge for newer players, but it is doable if you partner up with a more experienced person.
- While this course is difficult, it isn't impossibly hard; if you hit your lines well you will be well rewarded.
Cons: - Lots of people. Even with how sprawled out the course is, you still rarely feel like you're alone.
- The walk up to hole 11 crosses the 18th fairway.
- Poison oak
- I didn't find any drinking water on the course; be sure to bring enough.
Other Thoughts: Gold tee destination course. Incredible layout and scenery. 'Nuff said.
Definitely worth a look if you're an out-of-towner, and a worthwhile four-hour expedition if you're a local. Bring a picnic and make an afternoon out of it; rushing through this course is not a good option.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
A wonderful course
Pros: I wasn't quite sure if the course deserved such a high rating but the more I thought about the course, the more I loved it. The varation in elevation was more than other courses. Even more importantly, the varation in obstacles was appreciated as well. Sometimes, the basket was well covered. Other times, it was the trees close to the tee that provided the challenge. A course that provides birdie AND bogey oppurtunities on the same hole is top-notch in my opinion and that's what this course had.
Cons: Holes 1 & 18 seemed to be almost practice holes and it would have been nice to see more creativity regarding these two. Watch out for mosquitos too in the evening.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This beautiful, no-pay, gold level course is truly phenomenal. It is easily located and close enough to the major metropolitan centers that it can be played 'on the whim'. It is also remote enough that it deters those who might be willing to play early in the morning if it was closer. If you get there before the main gate is open you can still park on the road leading down to the dam. You can find a good selection of discs, good food, good refreshments and gas at the nearby Chevron located about two miles west on HWY 58. When the gate is open you'll find a large paved parking area, a well maintained bathroom, a non-potable water source and a course reader board. There may even be maps/ scorecards and a stocked dog-poo pick-up bag dispenser. Near the reader board there is a practice basket and the first of 18 concrete tees which starts you out with a wide open, slightly downhill arm stretcher overlooking the lake. From here you'll find DGA baskets and a mix of open and wooded holes (sometimes both on a single hole) and a good combination of left and right pin placements. Backhand, forehand, rollers and tomahawk throws are all viable options at some point. Big trees and thick, well trodden roughs will challenge your skills while still allowing you to easily find that errant throw (usually). Uphill and downhill shots also come into play and ace runs are possible even for the less skilled. Each hole has a good map placard and the walk-outs are fairly obvious, or the generally friendly locals will happily send you in the right direction. Most holes have seating, and garbage cans are always nearby and regularly emptied. The overall design allows for privacy on most holes and one of the best features is that the course loops back to the parking lot after hole ten. There are no overlapping fairways and OB's are well defined, usually by the road leading down to the dam. The park is well maintained and offers picnicking areas and a boat ramp with recreational dock on the lake. The dam below the course is also a popular and productive salmon / steelhead fishing hotspot.
Cons: There are a few cons.
-There is no potable water available.
-The park is day use only (no glow golf).
-Poison Oak on most holes.
-Few 'Next Tee' signs.
-Can be somewhat muddy with standing water in the winter (we're working on that).
-No water holes.
-Approx. 20 minutes from major metropolitan centers thus few nearby eating / shopping venues.
-Current projects by park managers which remain incomplete, yet have had and will continue to have adverse influence on the character of the course.
Other Thoughts: If I could give it a 4.75 I would. The actual course design and enjoyment of the course is worthy of a +5 rating but small external factors prevent it from achieving an overall score of +5. That said, I think my home course is awesome and I am lucky to have it available. If you travel the I-5 corridor or Hwy. 58 I encourage you to play here. You will not be disappointed. I suggest you visit the course in the early morning. The gate opens at 8:00am in the summer and 9:00am in the winter, but remember you can still park outside the gate (turn left) along the road to the dam fishing area. I like to start on hole #6 and get that beast out of the way;)
1) Big arm ace run.
2) Blind pin - turn it right into the trees but be sure to set it down as the roll away is evil.
3) Down hill ace run for everyone.
4) Maybe left, maybe right. Better check.
5) Visible to the left/ center. Blind to the right.
6) The jail will keep you out. Look straight and deep, yeah, way down there.
7) Through the centurions and to the left, or over the top. You decide but watch the mando.
8) You figure it out.
9) Watch for other players on Tee #4. That's why you say FORE!
10) Shoot the moon! Or ace run for everyone in the short / left position.
11) Fun for practice drives. Start here if Tee #1 is too busy.
12) Easier (short) or not (long).
13) It used to be harder.
14) Don't let the traffic distract you and beware the wind as your disc enters the open meadow area.
15) I've heard some people throw it out over the road - not me.
16) Long pin placement is deep into the woods.
17) One of the few holes an errant throw can get lost.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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