Rainier, OR
Rainier Riverfront Park Share
Uploaded By: jdinteg Hole #3 (Taken 4/2013)
3 / 294ft.   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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Step Up To The Plate!

1    6/19/2013   6/20/2013
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 591  Reviewed: 544  Exp: 35.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first thing I noticed about this course was the tiny tee pads shaped liked elongated "Baseball Home Plates." The good news is the pointy end faces the basket that you are throwing to. The bad news is that there are no visible tee signs sticking up so locating the tiny pointy tee pads shaped like home plates may and probably will take some searching for first time players. Also the tiny tee pads are are a little short for a proper run up needed on the longer holes here. A cool feature of these tiny tee pads shaped like baseball home plates is the hole number has been poured into the pointed tip of the pad with a somewhat different mixture of concrete.

A couple of the holes are short, easy little ACE runs of under 175' with no obstacles. Perfect for beginners or girlfriends or those seeking to increase those career ACE totals.

There is a nice course map at the beginning showing the course and it's sponsors. Taking a picture of it with your phone would really help first time navigate this course.

The baskets are temporary Lightning models which are bolted down to concrete pads. They are single chain and will have a tendency to spit out the occasional putt or probably your first career ACE!

Holes 3 and 4 over by the river use the same pad only with points at both ends pointing in opposite directions. Both are more difficult than the average shot on this course. # 3 basket is set fairly deep in the small grove of trees. You could hyser way out over the river but the winds can be strong coming off the river here.
# 4, throwing the opposite direction, is a wide open 430' with the river just to the left. And this river isn't just some stream. This is the mighty Colombia River. The view here is wide and expansive taking in the whole working port scene. You'll see the saw mills and their billowing stacks of steam and all the river traffic, like large container ships. On a rare clear day, Mt. St. Helens would be visible in the distant.
Cons: The winds are probably going to be a constant companion here along the river. I'm sure a few discs will go floating down the Colombia River on their way to the Pacific Ocean.

7 and 8 play across this small tee ball/softball field. They would be not be playable during games or practices.

The course is mostly a pitch and putt with the exception of the two holes over by the river. It won't challenge most players.

The single chain baskets will spit out the occasional putt or drive. Expect it.
Other Thoughts: This is pretty well done for an Eagle Scout project. This scout certainly earned his merit badge on this project.

The tee pads are a little quirky and hard to locate the first time but actually function pretty well here. The baskets are fine for the time being. I'm not sure if they'll hold up over time to the mid-night teens.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

I see the Potential

1    2/11/2013   3/19/2013
Review By: 967DG Maui
Played: 32  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Played Here on a sunset in Feb, Such a nice setting.. along the river, near the town... only 9 holes.. brang my gf here after i played a round at trojan park, happened to stumble across this place while zoning out, she enjoyed actually playing holes she can reach.. great place for kids to learn and play also.and if your kids dont want to play, theres the play ground less than 100feet away... also i added a few throws from here to my disc golf video of my pacific northwest tour..
Cons: i dont really ave anything bad to say here
Other Thoughts: great place for begginers and a great place for a advanced player to introduce the game to someone who hasnt played before.. ANY COURSE IS A GOOD COURSE IN MY EYES..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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