1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice variety of shots
All concrete tees
Difficult to lose discs
Cons: Hard to follow - could use more tee arrows/signs
Other Thoughts: Left side of tee signs show if you're on gold or silver tee - I didn't notice this at 1st, but it's useful if you're unsure
Great short to medium course with many options - I'll be back!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A very nice course! (Hole to Hole Directions in Other Thoughts)
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is probably one of the best courses I've played so far. It has a good mix of open play to wooded play. There was a few elevation changes but not to the point that it tires you out after a round (ex. Downhill shot from gold tee 11 & 17 and uphill from 15 & approaching 18).
This course offers two tee boxes for each hole and two baskets for each. Ultimately, this makes the course perfect for replaying many times and not feeing redundant. You can play silver tees to silver baskets (shortest), silver to gold, gold to silver, or gold to gold (longest).
Pretty good signage with a few exceptions. This was the first time I played it and found every tee mostly with ease. There are signs marking every tee with accurate maps of basket positions for both baskets and tees. There are a few signs that point the direction of the next tee and the only real lack in directions is getting from 2 to 3 and 10 to 11.
Each tee is nicely paved concrete with no cracks or issues. There are benches at every tee. Plenty of Parking right by the first tee, last basket, and a practice basket.
Cons: There's not too much I can say. The first round I played I got stuck behind two big groups, but both let me play through and were almost all very nice. (I let one guy play through who kind of mocked one of the big group of >14 year old kids who weren't very accurate. But the course rewards humility as he hit two trees on his first 2 shots 10 feet from the tee.)
Other than that, the other group was kind, help me watch a drive that pulled right into the bushes, and let me play a hole with them and play through.
This being said, the popularity is the only downside! Everyone loves this course so much that it makes it busy at peak times. My first round I played through a group of 7 and a group of 5 and let a single play through. This was a Thursday morning at around 10:30. I played the second round at about 11:45 and didn't catch up to anyone or have anyone on my heels but I did see a couple of guys about 3 holes back so I suspect the course is never deserted.
A couple of signs to the next tee could make this course even better, but like I said. I found every tee the first time around with just a little bit of searching. And the course will most likely have someone playing it when you go so you can likely just watch where the guys in front of you go or ask a local. I'll try to explain a few complicated parts below.
Other Thoughts: General Directions and Parking
***If you come from Dallas Hwy onto Old Hamilton Rd., park just before the park on the left. If you see the big sign and entrance for Oregon Park, you've gone to far and the best place to park is back up the road about 1/10 mile. There is a bulletin board on the left by the first tee with a map of the course. Take a picture if possible as it can be helpful.***
HOLE TO HOLE DIRECTIONS FOR ANY COMPLICATED AREAS
2 to 3 - After you finish hole 2 keep walking towards the back of the building and towards the woods. You'll pass basket 18 on your left and follow the little wooden fence into the woods. Pass hole 14 and you'll see another tee box off to the left at the edge of the woods. This is tee 3. Also note that there is a sign for the path to tee 18 for later.
3 to 4 - If you play the silver on three, keep following the field up to the gold 3 and go through the woods to the left for tee 4.
4 to 5 - After 4 walk around the edge of the woods to the right behind the gold basket. The silver tee for 5 is next to the pavilion and table and the gold tee is to the left of here at the edge of the woods near the rough.
5 to 6 - For Tee 6, turn around from basket 5 and walk back out to the field and to your right. The tee is on the edge of the tree line.
6 to 7 - 7's silver tee is easily spotted, but gold is up around the rough from gold basket 6. Walk to the left around the rough.
7 to 8 - Same for 8, easy to find the silver tee. Gold tee is in the woods by the gold basket for 7.
10 to 11 - ***For hole 11, walk through the woods by the silver basket for hole 10. Walk past the tennis courts on your right (baseball field on the left), towards a set of stairs down.
11 to 12 - Tee 12 is nestled in the woods back from basket 11. To the right of basket 11, you can walk up the hill for the silver tees or back to edge of the woods for gold.
13 to 14 - 14's silver is in plain sight, but gold tee is back in the woods directly behind the silver tee a ways. It's by the tee for hole 3.
14 to 15 - For 15, walk over he little wood bridge and to the right. The silver tee is the first you'll come to. Look to your right and the gold is in the woods (there's another little bridge for when the creek is too muddy to jump over).
17 to 18 - 18 is a little complicated but if you paid attention earlier, it's a piece of cake. Finish up at gold 17, and walk into the woods on the left near the gold 14 tee and the tees for 3. There is a little sign for the 18 path or just walk down the tree line in the woods. The silver is the first you come to and the gold is the second ***Be careful when you tee off!! There is a gold basket easily in sight on the hill to the right. I made the mistake of playing it when this is actually the gold basket for 2! The gold for 18 is on the same ridge but on the far left side near the tree line.
For a single, the course takes about an hour and 15 to an hour and a half to play 18 on a moderately busy day.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Has practice basket
Has concrete tee pads for both (gold) pro and (silver) rec tees
Has tee signs for both tees
Four different possible combinations to play each hole - excellent replay value
Has many benches throughout course
More open than wooded fairways will be appreciated by the beginner
Most holes have changes in elevations
Water really comes into play on hole #11 only but the creek is shallow and narrow enough where it shouldn't be a factor in losing a disc
Course can get crowded at times as it's popular with the locals
The various combinations of playing each hole can lead to confusion/frustration if the course is crowded
Course design and flow could use improvement as there are long walks between 2&3, 10&11, 17&18
Hole #3 tees could use some protection from drives on Hole #14 gold tee
Grass on holes #5 and #6 doesn't get mowed regularly and can get tall enough for discs to be swallowed and lost
This a nice course nestled across the street from a neighborhood where you will see a lot of players at peak time. Before going, I always check to make sure there's not a tournament planned or running. Much of the course have open fairways here so throwing bombs can be plentiful.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice variety of holes, fun and varied terrain, and a beginner friendly pad and basket (silver) and more advanced pad and basket (gold). You don't get unduly punished if your throw is not perfect most of the time. There are some open holes for you to bomb it and some more technical holes where trees must be accounted for.
There are garbage cans and benches at most of the pads and the disc golf community appears to actually use the trash cans. The maintenance of the course is very good. It's mowed on the open holes and the tighter holes are well picked up. There are maps at every concrete pad.
The scenery is very nice. Rolling hills and lots of beautiful trees.
The golfers at the course are friendly and courteous.
Cons: The navigation of the course is poor. A first timer who is not playing with someone who knows the course will get lost. The maps at the tee pads will have an arrow pointing from the basket indicating where the next pad is located but this is not helpful on several as the course is a bit jumbled up. You should take a picture of the course map at the kiosk near pad one before playing.
Other Thoughts: Tee pad one is not to be found in the main entrance to Oregon Park. There is another parking lot down the road from the main entrance to the park, maybe a tenth of a mile away, where you want to park to start at pad one.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
A very fun course
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - 2 pads and pins on every hole.
- Good variety of hole "styles' (open, moderately wooded, very wooded, etc).
- Great community, every time I'm out at OP some of the locals/regulars are out there and they have been nothing but nice and helpful to me.
Cons: - Not a particularly challenging course, not that I tear it up every time I play, but for an experienced and high level player, you will be wanting more after OP
- The land may not be used in the best way. There are seemingly lots of more open areas where a whole could have been made more interesting or difficult but it was left as is. I've heard there's push-back from the county on the layout, so this may be responsible
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy getting out and playing OP, I always have fun out there and the course is very pretty and almost always in great condition.
The community is great and very helpful and friendly to the beginners that a course like OP naturally attracts.
The layouts can be a touch confusing sometimes because one would think that Gold to Gold would be the toughest tee->basket per hole, and that's not the case (eg hole 17).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 2 teepads and 2 baskets on every hole give such great variety it is hard to beat!
Great beginner course when played silver-silver. I really felt challenged but rewarded for good throws.
Clean, well maintained park land with some nice natural features worked into the design.
Cons: Some signage issues, got lost between holes a couple of times.
Long walk between some holes.
A couple of the open holes feel a bit generic.
Other Thoughts: Really enjoyed the course overall. The multi tee multi basket setup is really appealing, lots of ways to play. I wish some of the signage was more apparent, but repeat plays will make navigating easier obviously. Overall my favorite "local" course I think.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice layout, All the holes have two Tpads and Baskets all 18 holes. The Tpads are all concrete and nicely sized. Scenery was nice for most of the course. There is a map that you need to take a picture off in order to figure out where to go next on some holes at the first T.
Cons: It was hard to figure out where the course started and a few of the holes (4and11) were super confusing. And there was not enough good signage to figure where to go next without help from other players giving info. The course seems a little stuffed into the area that it is in. There are many holes that cross one another making it feel all mixed up at times.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Pro and Am tee pads and holes.
Variety of flight paths though mostly rhbh pin placements from the Pro tees.
Rarely any pedestrians.
Seems regularly maintained, grass cut, etc.
All tee pads pro/am are concrete.
Variety of open/wooded and uphill/downhill holes.
Cons: Variety of flight paths though mostly rhbh pin placements from the Pro tees.
Gets muddy after a good rain.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
A Must Play
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Two tees and two pins on every hole (almost), Concrete pads, Both open and Wooded, Practice basket next to Building, Behind Building you can do your field work. Not a lot of pedestrians around the course.
Cons: A couple holes criss cross a little. A couple Silver Baskets need replacing.
Other Thoughts: Played the Dynamic Disc 2 Disc Challenge here and had a blast. The club is extremely active at this park and constantly holding tourneys and other nice things for the community.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: ~Concrete pads on every tee for both layouts
~Balanced mix of open and wooded holes
~Two 18-hole courses on-site share same fairways, allowing for 4 different layouts to play
~Can change up the layout to create different challenges
~Silver layout is a fantastic beginner's course
~Practice basket w/ putting maker/locations
~Includes a driving range
~Any water in play is easily retrievable
Cons: ~No on-site facilities other than a port-a-john
~Maintenance has been unreliable; grass can be waist-high at times in summer
~Areas of the course do not drain well, resulting in flooded/muddy tee-pads
~Mixed-use park means kids & runners will be in the way; is infrequent though
~One or two blind-shots require a spotter if course is busy
~Course can be very crowded on the weekends
~Signs are deteriorating & need updated
~Getting around can be somewhat confusing for new visitors
Other Thoughts: Oregon Park is overall a fantastic place to spend the day playing disc golf. With two courses sharing the same layout, it leaving the possibility for 72 different holes! On-site practice facility is a great touch, and a good place to warm up or practice your game.
Park is close to Kennesaw State University and sees a lot of the college crowd fill up the course on the weekends. The KSU disc golf team, however, is a cool bunch and is very welcoming to new golfers.
Park does need some on-site amenities, including a water fountain and bathrooms within reach. Currently, you have to stop mid-round and hike up to the baseball fields if you require a porcelain throne for your business.
If you are a newcomer, or want to introduce friends to the game, the Silver layout is a great place to start.
The local club has put a tremendous amount of work into the course and it shows.
~~When driving to the park, the directions send you to the wrong entrance. Skip the large Oregon Park sign, and drive to the top of the hill to what looks like an old driving range. This is the disc golf command center.
~~When navigating from hole 2, to hole 3, walk parallel to the pavilion towards the tree-line. Continue past the first pad you see (hole 14) and hole 3 will be at the edge of the woods. Throw uphill along the trees
~~As of July, 2014 Silver 10's basket was stolen and is still missing.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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