Newberg, OR 
Herbert Hoover Park Share
Uploaded By: Matt aka N.G.S.P. Hole #9
3 / 177ft. Par / Distance:
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 Short but with Options

2-4    12/10/2008   12/10/2008
Review By: Flies to the Left
Played: 55  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 7.3 Years
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Baskets have been there a while but work well. The grass appears to be cut on a regular basis and the leaves are raked.
Some the good things about this place are the walking paths, bridges, benches and a place for the kids to play.
If you like to play off camber and up hill this is the place for you. You can get some good practice for that. Of course you also get to practice your reverse rollers here. I ended up with three rollers away from the basket on the up hill shots.
I did get one disc deflected off a tree and into the creek. The water was clear and I recovered the disc with a stick.
Cons: Tee Pads are made of concrete and they are narrow and short. It is a short course though so most won't need any extra length. Right now they are rather slippery. Tee pad #6 is covered in mud. It looks like that area floods in heavy rains.
No tee signs at all. The course map sign is not much help because it doesn't have the creek on it. A printed map is a must for first time players. You can find that under the file section.
Unfortunately the bottom creek area is mostly mud with grass growing in it. This is a course where if its the rainy season, wear your boots.
Other Thoughts: I really think they were trying to hard when they set up this course in this tiny park. I would hate to be in the middle of this course on a nice summer day. All the fairways are so close together you definitely get hit.
This would be a fun course with a group of guys who are not to serious in their game. A couple guys who were there were throwing from Tee #8 to basket #9. That's a much better shot compared to the normal nine. Safari golf make this course better.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 located for publicity of the sport

2-4    11/18/2008   11/22/2008
Review By: Matt aka N.G.S.P.
Played: 22  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 2/11/2009
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short/crammed course... so MANY ACE OPS. Holes # 3 and #8 are the best holes in my opinion as they make an almost 90 deg angle to the right from blind elevated tee box placements (once you learn them) they also provide birde shots w/in distances of 5 to 10 feet of the basket. If your skilled (pro) you should be able to ace every flat hole. It was a scenic semi wooded course that goes up and down and side to side. NOT CROWDED during winter time. Good exercise for your body and skill level of playing if a beginner.
Cons: Hole #6 runs horizontally across almost 3/4's the whole course also it was extremely muddy. I can see it as being a hazard to new and unfamiliar players to the course and sport. Holes # 3 and #6 tee boxes point in misleading directions for launches/ tee offs. The course map is misleading and should be improved w/ an image of how the creek runs through the course.

Other Thoughts: Googel map is misleading direction wise (when it says to go to 3rd street off of river st coming from hwy99 Portland area.) just turn left on river st go 50 feet and park to the left. when I went I wasn't impressed w/ the flow of the park due to paths and mud... but I am surprised that they fit 9 holes in such a small area.


Also the Newberg Food Mart across the street sells a small selection of Discraft and Innova discs they are priced 2-3 dollars more than normal but it allows for new players or ones w/out discs to get into the game walk across the street and play.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Short but fun

1    9/25/2008   9/26/2008
Review By: handsoffmt
Played: 293  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 22.4 Years
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: For what it is, this was a great course. While short, the holes were fun, with plenty of variety. The elevation was used well, as were the natural features.
Cons: No long holes, though that was likley impossible given the small size of the park.
Other Thoughts: Lots of ace chances!

3 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 2nd Of Newberg's Twin Pleasures!

5/24/2008   5/26/2008
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 767  Reviewed: 718  Exp: 37.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/4/2008
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It sits in a compact little city park but one with lots of elevation changes and mature trees. The elevation alone sets this course apart from most typical little city courses. There's a big map on a sign at the street. Nice pads. There are no tee signs but they're not needed and you can get the distances from the big sign. Lots of ace opportunities. Easy to shot under par. Great little practice course. Great for family or younger players. Pleasant setting, shady.
Cons: No place to really let em rip. No tee signs. Only 9 holes. Not challenging enough for your main course.
Other Thoughts: It's just a great little throw! A couple of fun touch holes. When combined with EY and Champoeg both within 5 miles, this gives Newberg players a nice choice of fun intermediate type courses to choose from. Doktor John from San Diego, CA has played 169 courses rates this among his top 15 favorites. That must say something about this course!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome 9 hole

4/28/2008   5/2/2008
Review By: kevin
Played: 67  Reviewed: 64
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: One of the best nine hole courses i have ever been to. The course is well thought out with many hillside changes making it a skilled course.
Cons: You could probably birdie most pins with practice because the course is compact.
Other Thoughts: There is a creek going through the park so make sure your drives go straight. It isn't that deep but, you can't see through it.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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