Buxton, OR
Buxton Woods DGC Share
Uploaded By: Murdoc Loch Hole #11 (Taken 10/2013)
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Hole #11 Tee

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1    11/2/2013   11/3/2013
Review By: hugheshilton
Played: 35  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 3.6 Years
4 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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 New private course

1    10/16/2013   10/17/2013
Review By: teemkey
Played: 28  Reviewed: 1
4 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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Buxton DCG

2-4    10/12/2013   10/13/2013
Review By: WilsonSandersDavis
Played: 71  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.9 Years
6 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)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Great Potential

2-4    10/6/2013   10/6/2013
Review By: Murdoc Loch
Played: 56  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 9.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
- 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.
- 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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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