8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: You know how you look forward to Grape Soda? Until about 10 glasses in you start to feel a little woozy? That is a good description of this course.
- This course is brand new!
- Great looking park and the nature of this course is wonderful (especially at sunset).
- Is is definitely a challenge course for high level players.
- The signs and pads are brand new and look great.
- I really like the bridge they built.
- Also there are benches at every tee and the baskets are stellar!
-Good placement of the bathrooms and trashcans/ recycle bins.
Cons: Here is the woozy part. Since the park is new some of the holes are still being shaped or worked on. There were some that you just shook you head in wondering why I should throw in that direction because you would just end up loosing your disc (and I did). The group I was with and most we saw were spending time looking for discs. Not fun. The grass around the fairways is very tall and very easy to loose discs in. Also there are a lot of blackberry bushes!!!!!!!!! Ouch! Signage would be nice to know where the next pad was. Easy to wonder around and not find the next pad. The fairways are narrow and need accurate throws. Would not recommend for new players (or just moderate players). Also, there are water hazards not marked and due to an unhealthy algae bloom is it not recommended to go into the water. So say goodbye to your discs.
Other Thoughts: This is a work in progress. I really want to like this course but in its current state it was miserable. A few tips:
1) Knee high socks or pants. Otherwise your legs will be shredded quick!
2) Have a spotter....down field. Otherwise you spend most of your time looking for discs.
3) Bring lots of discs.
4) Week days are the best time to play. Weekends parking will be nightmare (parking is $5)
5) This is really accessible by bike. Marine drive to 223rd, or Halsey to 223rd, or Springwater to Fairview bike path to Halsey to 223rd.
6) Take a picture of the course (or print one out before hand). There are no signs pointing to the next tee box and it is easy to get lost.
7) Thanks to Stumptown and Next Adventure for planning this course. I see what you are trying to do. More work needs to be done on this course to make it playable. Time will tell if this is going to be a worthwhile Pro Course.
This plays as a nice winter course. The tall grass has died so finding your disc is much easier if you throw into the out of bounds areas. Think about playing this course like an actual golf course. It is designed to be played in sections but does reward long arms. The brambles are still an issue but most have been trampled. Wear water proof shoes (lots of mud in places). Enjoyed plaything this a second time around.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 6 Not
Bring a machete
Pros: Challenging course that requires long accurate throws
Lots of par 4s and 5s so lots of room to air em out
Tee signs and bench at every hole
Large Tee pads
Close to Portland
Cons: Some holes have water completely unmarked on the tee signs including #10 with a mud pond like 10 feet behind the basket.
The roughest rough I have ever seen in my life.
Some holes only defined by Brutal blackberries and tall grass that eat discs.
Sometimes confusing to navigate.
Other Thoughts: For the early part of the round we were enjoying ourselves but after a while it just became stupid with even a slightly errand shot punished by minutes of searching through the thickest most brutal rough ever. By the end of the round in a 5 person group we had lost 6 discs. With several others recovered only after a lot of time spent hacking through blackberries that were cutting all of our legs up. Basically it got to the point that the main thing defining the holes was blackberries and tall grass which is not only boring but if you get off the fairway by as little as 4 or 5 feet you could easily lose your disc. Spotters highly recommended on many of the holes. Every time we saw another group they were hacking around in the blackberries too. We got sick of it and left without playing the last 2 holes.
I have to say that the disc golfers that put in this course must have done a ton of work and I feel bad giving it a bad review but I have to be honest. Also because this course is so new it is probably as bad as it will ever be right now. The good news is that it can only get better as more and more people play here and hopefully tame the blackberries a bit. I however will not be playing here again any time too soon with so many more enjoyable courses in the area.
6 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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