24 Helpful / 5 Not
-Beauty, beauty, beauty.
-Huge Douglas Firs everywhere.
-Well defined fairways: If you throw a good drive, you're rewarded!
-Teepads in great shape.
-Great use of elevation.
-Great variety of shots necessary.
-Very fair for Righty or Lefty golfers.
-Lots of weekly events to participate in summer.
-Easy access from downtown or airport.
-200ft doug firs shelter from elements well.
-Friendly locals to play with.
-Taken care of well by local DGers.
-Crowded at times.
-Occasional gang activity in nearby housing that leaks onto course at times.
-No tee signs
-Needs more benches.
-Lots of trash at times (it's a city park!).
Other Thoughts: This course is one of the most beautiful courses I've ever played. Walking around through an old growth forest is always a good thing, being able to play DG at the same time is even better. Sometimes you just have to stop and look around you and take it in.
There are shots at Pier that will humble just about anyone. Hole one is a picturesque shot alongside a hill that separates to fields and it's a beautiful start. Then by hole three you enter the forest. Almost all holes have well defined and functioning fairways for both lefty and righty. The course design is just great. Could be modified in couple spots, but you could say that about any course.
All-in-all, Pier is one of the most enjoyable places to play, purely for the aesthetic value fo the course, and the course itself is pretty awesome as well.
24 of 29 people found this review helpful.
20 Helpful / 5 Not
One Of The Best In The Northwest!
Pros: It sits in a lovely park. It's nestled under 200 foot Douglas Fir Trees. It has some wonderful elevation change which makes for some "Big Air Throws." I like the fact that there are clearly defined fairways on each hole. You will be rewarded if you can throw reasonably straight. It's what disc golf in the Northwest should be, whether you're there on a drizzly, gray day or a lovely sunny day. The towering trees offer protection from the elements.
Cons: It's not marked all that well and we had a difficult time finding the park but it's so worth the experience once you get there.
Other Thoughts: I rate it # 1 in the Pacific Northwest just a stroke ahead of Milo McIver.
UPDATE-Almost five years later! I've just recently had the pleasure of playing Whistler's Bend. Until I play somewhere better, IMO Whistler's Bend is the best course in the NW. Pier is beautiful and challenging in it's own way.
20 of 25 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 18 Not
Pros: One of the best courses along the coast.
Cons: No signs
Other Thoughts: i travel a lot and this is the place to go if your not visiting estacada
6 of 24 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 12 Not
Grea City Course
Pros: City course with great variety and challenge. Long holes mostly under 200ft tall evergreens. Lots of elevation change, and difficult routes.
Cons: I live in NY! No Signs.
Other Thoughts: The best course inside city limits I have ever played, hands down.
7 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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