Solid Beginner Course
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: All flat, which means my 70 year old dad can play. While the wind could be considered a con, I prefer to think of it as the only real hazard on the course, and a great help for beginners to see the effects wind can have on their throw, and learn how to compensate. Also, it's pretty hard to lose a disc here, (unless you really put the mustard on it, perhaps) because the wind is usually blowing in off the river.
Cons: It's not scenic or challenging enough to go out of your way for if you are used to proper courses. The wind can be annoying, especially at sunset. If you want to throw 3-500+ft, this course will likely disappoint you. Also, as others have mentioned, it's not playable on the off chance there is a baseball game going on in the open field.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so perhaps I'm biased, but I'm really glad it's there.
Basket 2 can be made more challenging by going around the right side of the trees, which is the direction the arrow pad points, rather than directly along the path toward the basket.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Good Scout project
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This 9 hole course is fairly well laid out in a city park along the Columbia River. There is some variety of shots, including a dogleg left on 2 to keep discs away from the tennis courts and a longer throw into a small arboretum on 3. There are pads for all holes, altho some are short, and good baskets. Sign shows map of all holes and is easy to follow. The park is well maintained with bathrooms, garbage cans, and a nice kids play area.
Park was fairly busy but all holes were clear except 2 in practice field and other park users were aware and polite.
Cons: Biggest one is holes 7 and 8 play across a baseball practice field. I was unable to throw them due to practice. Rethrew 4 and 6 to make full 9 holes. 6 plays close fenced baseball field and can be easy to OB.
Sign with map and pad for 1 are hard to find(in landscaping between baseball diamond an tennis court) and most holes are straight throws of varying lengths.
Right on River without trees so you get full force of wind in this often windy area.
Other Thoughts: Getting from I-5 to park was rough. Directions were slightly off and traffic was very backed up due to bridge painting.
After having a hard time getting to course and then finding 1st tee I wanted to hate this course and just couldn't. Beautiful day along the river, nice view of Mt. St. Helens, and course is one of the better done ones I have seen for a Scout project. It's really too bad park is small enough that 2 holes are in practice field. Not sure I would go too far out of the way to play this one, especially with all the courses in Portland area, but is good for a local course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Fun but short
3 Helpful / 2 Not
- Clean park
- Well mowed grass
- A few longer holes
- Good design that's fun for the beginner
- A nice putter driving course
Cons: - Short tee pads
- Short holes
- A few holes cross each other
- Some holes play over areas that could be in use by baseball diamond
Other Thoughts: I am a fan of any new course. Impressive Eagle Scout project. He did a good job with what he had to work with.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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