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Worth the drive

1    7/12/2014   7/31/2014
Review By: volklaero
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 0.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent use of acreage

concrete tees, easy flowing full length course
great wooded holes and shots

Good challenge

Owners are amazing/friendly

Chill atmosphere in the hills

Off the beaten track, can be not as busy...since its a full course, less chance of running into other groups

Cons: Still up and coming in terms of landscaping (hardly a con)

Location/size can be a deterrent for a quicker round
Other Thoughts: 3 Bucks to play. Well worth it given all the work they have put into this top private course.

Bring some snacks and drinks! You will be out there about 1.5 - 2 hours.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Mid-Summer Round

1    7/5/2014   7/7/2014
Review By: PDXDisc
Played: 21  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 5.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very well thought out with a great variety of holes
-Moderately technical with still being accessible to all skill levels.
-The water hole is fun, getting it over the water and uphill makes it a bit of a challenge.
-Still new enough to not be really crowded
-Very cool, laid back atmosphere
-The 19th hole snacks and drinks are a nice perk when finishing on a hot day like we did.
Cons: The trees and brush are still a bit thick in spots.
A couple really narrow fairways (although this could almost be a Pro since it contributes to the variety of the course).
Other Thoughts: -Played this mid-day on the 5th of July. Only a couple other groups on the course but everyone was very cool, friendly, and helpful.
-Cody the course dog is friendly and curious.
-Like others have said, this is a great course for improving your game and it will be really nice to see how this course evolves over the next few years.

Thank you to the property owners - this is a great addition to the area disc golf courses!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Private Course Done Up Well!

1    5/24/2014   5/27/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 682  Reviewed: 634  Exp: 36.3 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Kevin,the owner of this lovely piece of property wanted to do something with it. A disc golfer friend suggested installing a disc golf course and offered to design it. All he asked in return was that Kevin allowed him a couple of days a year in which to hold tournaments. The results is this wonderful new private course. But what separates it from and elevates it above almost every other private course I've ever played; Everything here is being doing first class sparing no expense. Where other privates courses offer dirt pads and crazy homemade baskets, Buxton Woods has brand new blue Bentley baskets and nice flat concrete tee pads. Brooms and benches are provided at each hole. Only the signs remain laminated homemade ones.
The course plays mostly flat through forested land but does feature a couple of sweet downhills and one short hole throwing over a small pond. There is a nice mix between tight hyzers (3, 8 & 12) and annies ((4, 15 & 17).

# 11 is the short little 191' ACE run toss over the pond. It's followed by a short but steep uphill with severe penalty for hitting a tree and then seeing your disc drop deep down near the small stream below. Believe me, I know!
Cons: The course is recreational in length. So it won't challenge the most advanced players. It's quite a distance out in the country. $3 to play is quite a bargain. I saw a lot of evidence of the clearing of brush/trees. I believe it's much better than previous reviewers have noted.
Other Thoughts: The 19th hole, Kevin's home, where you pay your $3 also features drinks, food and discs for sale as well as picnic tables which make a great viewing site for watching others finish on the long downhill, # 18.

Owner Kevin, has only played one disc golf course in his life, his own! He's working hard to make this an enjoyable experience for all. Buxton Woods has Friday night glow golf, bag tags, ample parking, porta pottis.

Basically this doesn't feel like a private course, it feels more like a new county/city course. Great job and getting better!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great little course

1    4/21/2014   4/22/2014
Review By: Ronburke
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 35.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great layout.
Excellent concrete tee pads with brooms
Challenging without being frustrating
beautiful setting
tables, benches, garbage cans and brooms at every tee pad. I sure wish more courses had this stuff at even every 5 or 6 holes let alone every single hole.
Really cool bunch of players on this course
Technical, technical, technical. IF you play this course on a somewhat regular basis, your game will improve at other courses!
Cons: Can be seriously muddy in the wet times.
Fairly short holes - few bomber holes
No distance or basket markers on the holes. So many holes are completely blind and if you don't know the course, you have to run out to find out where to place your shot.
Other Thoughts: This course is still in work in progress. The guys who designed this course however have done a fantastic job and at this point (4.21.14) the course is in decent condition. Personally I loved playing this course. It was fun, challenging and different. I can't wait to see what this place looks like in 5 - 10 years. I think this course is good for all skill levels also. The pace was quick for us which I like. Great job people. You deserve a hardy thank you for your hard work!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    11/2/2013   11/3/2013
Review By: hugheshilton
Played: 35  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice, large tee pads and locally made Bentley Baskets
- Most holes are birdie-able, but often with real penalties for throwing into the rough
- Good variety of shots required
- Picnic tables or benches at almost all baskets
- Easy to navigate and even easier with the help of the map/scorecard provided by the owners
- Owners are committed to making a great disc golfing experience
Cons: - There were still some piles of cleared brush in a couple fairways when I played, although I'm sure that will be resolved in time, since the owners seem committed to improving the course.
- There are a few fairways with some rough ground/small stumps due to clearing out trees and such. As with the above, I'm sure this will be resolved in time.
Other Thoughts: I believe the problems with hole 15 noted by another reviewer have been resolved. There was definitely a well defined (although somewhat narrow) fairway when I played the course. The basket is set off slightly to the right, so it's an easier hole to birdie for a RHFH or LHBH shot.

There are a number of holes with very tight fairways with thick trees on either side. They tend to be shorter holes in the 175 - 225 foot range, so they are very reachable for most players. I actually like these holes since they should be birdie-able for most players, but they impose a heavy penalty for an errant shot. It helps add a little to the difficulty level for the shorter holes.

This is definitely a small to medium sized course in terms of driving distances. There are only 4 or 5 holes where you will want long distance drivers; mostly it's finesse work with mids and putters. For what it is, it's very well done; just don't expect to pull out a lot of distance drivers. It's actually a nice variety to have a well designed but shorter 18-hole course. We have blue lake, milo, and pier already if you want larger courses. This is more comparable to the medium and small courses at Horning's and I think I actually prefer its design to those courses.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 New private course

1    10/16/2013   10/17/2013
Review By: teemkey
Played: 36  Reviewed: 1
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent dg experience
Interested owner with plans to improve
Large, level cement tee pads
Elevation changes, though not extreme
mix of long & short, open & technical holes
Cons: still new, needs some clearing
Other Thoughts: Great support for local dg: designed by Local, uses locally made baskets, plastic on sale through Jerry Miller
Private course with reasonable day-use fee ($3)
Plays quickly: possible to hit Buxton, Stub, and Hornings in one (marathon) day.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Buxton DCG

5+    10/12/2013   10/13/2013
Review By: WilsonSandersDavis
Played: 72  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.3 Years
This review was updated on 6/20/2014
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great tee pads and Bentley baskets with benches or tables at every hole.
-Layout is good with elevation changes, ravines, and a great throw over a pond.
-Beautiful course in the woods with good views. A great escape from the city.
-Grounds are clean with most fairways mowed and several garbage cans distributed throughout.
-Course maps available at on site pro shop which has friendly staff.
-Practice baskets & tables near parking area and pro shop for relaxing before or after your round.
-Close to other courses, restaurants, and stores for a full day of disc golf.
Cons: -Course is still under construction, but all 18 holes are playable.
-Some holes are short, but it sounds like different pin positions will be added.
-The rough is thick, due to second growth forest that needs dead branches trimmed.
Other Thoughts: This course has amazing potential. All cons I saw were due to the course being under construction. However, the staff seemed determined to listen to the disc golf community to create an awesome course and it sounds like there are good things in the works for this course. Don't be scared because of the construction, course is very playable. Best new course in the Portland area.
Edited by KBS (Thanks wifey)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great Potential

2-4    10/6/2013   10/6/2013
Review By: Murdoc Loch
Played: 58  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
- Buxton Woods has great tee pads that are long and wide.
- This course has great Bentley Baskets that are a beautiful blue color.
- Most of the holes have brooms and trash cans at the teepads.
- The course offers a variety of holes and shot types but relies heavily on straight tunnel shots more than any thing else.
- There are picnic benches at most holes
- Course has a little ProShop called 'The 19th hole' on site - All Innova plastic $8 DX - $17 Star - They also sell snacks and drinks.
Cons:
- This course needs proper tee signs with all the info necessary info.
- The rough is extremely rough at this course, if you don't keep your disc in the fairway you will have a very difficult time not only finding your disc but also in advancing to the hole.
- Errant shots on 18 (especially with headwind) run the risk of hitting the house and breaking windows.
- Hole 15 has almost no route and the 'fairway' is rougher than some of the walking paths between holes - this hole needs some serious work
Other Thoughts: -This course is still in the works and I'm told will have three pin positions per hole and full tee signs as well. Once it's had some good use a lot of the rough areas and fairways will start to function as they should.
- There's an off leash dog 'Cody' on the property and will follow you around the course.
- There's a portapotty in the parking lot.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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