9 Helpful / 3 Not
Amazing Course Within Oregon Scenery
Pros: This was the 2nd course that I had ever played on and this course made me fall in love with the sport. It has a hole for everybody. There are holes for those with amazing drives, holes for the technically gifted (both lefties and righties) and holes for those who are just blessed with good luck. The diversity comes in many forms; from open field holes to tightly wooded holes that are level, uphill and downhill. This course has it all. My 1st time walking to the tee of hole #3 I was wondering what the hell to do and that feeling came up many times through the 1st round but after that I was excited and couldn't wait to play it again. So, after a quick trip down to the store just down the road for a cold beverage and a couple new discs ;) I went back and played it again and had a blast. This course is the best of the best and I have been travelling all over Oregon since I played Dexter trying to find one as incredible and only Whistler's comes close.
Oh! And there's a freakin' lake right next to it which is perfect for a quick dip on a hot day after 18 holes then a bar-b-que :D
Cons: Tough on beginners but with an experienced friend a great course to learn some new techniques on. I have turned many friends onto the game by taking them here.
Sometimes crowded but for the most part (there are the drunken exceptions to this rule) everybody is extremely friendly (as are most Oregonians) and I have made many friends here.
Other Thoughts: I play here as often as I can and I haven't found a course in Oregon (will be trying out Washington next) that is better in anyway then Dexter. 6 stars out of 5
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
This course is one of the top reasons I love making an excuse to visit Eugene. The park's setting is wonderfully beautiful and its grounds could not have been more perfect for a DG course. Dexter always emphasizes what the local courses in the Corvallis area are lacking, namely changes in elevation. Although some of the well forested holes can be quite maddening due to their lack of clear routes between the tee pad and basket, with a little luck they often level the playing field against more technically skilled or long range bomber opponents. I really enjoy the diversity here. You will face "air it out" holes in wide open fields, "cross your fingers and pray" holes in the woods, uphill shots, downhill shots, dogleg lefts, dogleg rights, and more then likely you'll need to pull off every variety of shot you've ever tried or even imagined. I also enjoy that each hole been named. This really adds to the character of the course and exemplifies the amount of thought that went into the course design. My favorite name is on the uphill tenth hole entitled "Stairway to Eleven". The ensuing hole #11 is one of my favorites to empty the bag on. It's a nice wide open hole with just enough elevation for me to actually have a shot at launching a 350' chain splasher. I've also always liked that the approach to #11 takes you back past the parking lot allowing for the perfect chance to re-up on cold drinks stashed in the car or anything else you may have forgotten.
*on site restrooms
*lots of great spots to kick back, benches, picnic tables, etc.
*Great design, well spread out with very limited criss crossing of holes
*Relatively clean with several available garbage cans
*Great lake to take a quick dip in before or after a round
*Excellent chance of encountering one of many local pros
This course is yet another testament to all of the top quality disc golf available throughout the state of Oregon
Cons: The only thing that kept me from rating this course above 4 discs is its lack of a signature hole. Overall its an amazing course but there is no "wow" hole to write home about. There's really no cons outside of this.
Other Thoughts: Met one the coolest disc golf dogs out at Dexter... the "Famous Shamus." Keep an eye out for this high flying stunt dog.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Jizzed in my pants! A+
Pros: This is the most diverse course I have ever played on. Has everything to old growth to open fields. This course has plenty of elevation as well. It is truly a gem of the Oregon disc golf courses. Located by a beautiful lake....watch out for bald eagles!!!
Cons: A very long course......I prefer that though.
To far away from civilization but def. worth the drive.
1 of 12 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fantastic course. Lots of variety. Something for everyone: accurate players, long throwers, and pros. very creative use of terrain. will reward the players with the most skills under their fingers.
Cons: Gets waay too crowded, and can become somewhat of a shooting gallery. Can be confusing for newcomers. In my opinion, not a good course for beginners. Some of the wooded holes seem to be not very well thought out. Oh, and the Poison Oak and blackberries are never fun. Ever.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses in Oregon. The only reason I couldn't give it a 5 is because it's too difficult for most beginners, and it just gets overrun during nice weather, and sees a lot of overuse. Every time I play, I end up picking up empty beer bottles and other various trash. And sometimes this course can get beat with drunk idiots. On the other hand, when you watch some of the world class players that call this course home make it look like nothing, it's awe inspiring. I love Dexter, and the only thing that kept me away from it were the crowds and the time required to play this course. If you live in the area, this is the real deal. The only thing nearby that compares is Windy Point in Roseburg. A must play course for everyone.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long and challenging, often tightly wooded fairways, mixed with some open. Several unique holes. Good use of elevation, featuring a steep downhill putter throw through woods, and later 2 steep uphill tunnels. Great tee pads, has signs. Tough even for a top pro.
Cons: -Poison Oak
-No next tee markers could make it hard to find a few holes
-No pin position marker (though an attempt was made)
-I didn't experience this but have heard of it being hard to deal with local drunks, getting thrown on
Other Thoughts: I'd change a few holes to make them a bit more realistic and fair, yet still wooded and tough. Some holes just don't teach worthwhile skills, requiring too much luck to cut through tiny gaps.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Another Oregon Treasure
Pros: I give this course a 4 simply b/c it gets too crowded and can cause many headaches yelling "FOUR" the entire round. Go early AM on a weekday and It becomes a 5 real quick. Its a great course with some elevation changes, woods/tech shots and some nice long drives. Bring all your trick shots as you will likely find yourself in some rough stuff trying a magic shot to get out. Tons of local Pros around the area so watch and you may spot a living legend.
Cons: Crowded and many local tourneys (which is a benefit, join in as all are welcome). Some tight fairways very near others so watch your top-knot.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 16 Not
Pros: Good course with many different types of holes for a challenging experience. Set right on next to a lake with a great view. Starts out in the fields and moves back into the trees.
Cons: Not much.
Other Thoughts: I need to play this course again!
1 of 17 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
My First Great Course
Pros: Multiple Pin Locations
Lots of forced shots (i.e. hard right and left turns)
Great Variety of Long and Short
Hole #6 is in my opinion the hardest fair hole in Oregon
Beautiful Scenic Location
Cons: Some complain that there are too many trees on some holes to be fair
Can be pretty busy in the summer
Frustratingly difficult for beginners
Other Thoughts: I started playing this course about two years ago and it took me more than a year to shoot under par playing at least two or three rounds a week.
I now play pretty competitively in Open, and I would say that this course has a lot to do with that... I'll admit that I'm pretty biased, but this is the course that taught me to love the game and it wasn't because it was easy!
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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