Pros: This is the back 9 of the Stayton/Sublimity park 18. The park isn't as pretty as Pioneer in Stayton but still nice and well appointed. The big difference is it is big enough and has enough trees to have a more reasonably challenging course, even if still fairly short. As in Stayton the club has done an excellent job with the niceties of pads and signs but have enough space to show they can also shape a hole.
Maintenance crews were mowing and were very polite, waited for me to drive on one hole and didn't run over an approach that tailed into their path on another.
Cons: Very few. Shorter over all but reasonable with exception of hole 9. This hole is short enough to feel out of place.
Other Thoughts: I like this course but if I was in area again I would play this one twice to get in 18 holes rather than drive to Stayton unless I had very new players along.
Sublimity Course Is Ideal For Newbies!
Pros: The Church Park DGC has all the same great features as Pioneer in Statyon. It sits in a great little city park which has lush, green grass and a canopy of mature trees. The park has a slight roll to it so you are throwing very slightly downhill on # 2. It now has a kiosk at the beginning like Pioneer complete with course map. Church Park has the same great tee signs which have all the information need on them, hole #, distance, par and route to basket. The baskets are the same Discatchers with the bright yellow band. The tee pads are concrete and a bit longer than those at Pioneer.
There are a few longer holes here with # 4 topping out at 303' across a open expanse of lawn. # 9 is a 111' finishing ACE run just waiting for you to rattle the chains.
Course has great opportunities to practice your rollers.
Cons: Hole distances are short enough that I'd call this a Pitch & Putt.
Church facilities are close so I guess alcohol/drugs are probably not a good idea.
Other Thoughts: Excellent little beginner/newbie course. I talked to three young men who said they were playing this course until they got good enough to play some of the other more challenging courses in the area. This course (and nearby Pioneer) are perfect for that level of player. It's too bad that every newbie wasn't able to cut his teeth on a wonderful little course like this with no hunting for lost discs, forgiving open fairways and short distances
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Pros: Nice, clean, open. Not a course your are going to lose a disc on. This has a few shots that will give anyone some challenges, but really it is just a quick easy course to play.
Cons: For being in the middle of the town, there isn't much around. Doesn't make for a bad course, just don't expect to find an easy place to get a bite to eat afterwards.
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Church [of Disc Golf] Park
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Pros: This and Pioneer/Stayton are sister courses, making a complete 18 if you don't count the 2.5 mile drive in between. These courses add to the pantheon of DG stops accumulating in small Willamette Valley towns that you might pass through on the way to the mountains, coast, wineries, etc.
Its a quiet, pretty little park with the DG crammed into a tight and busy 10 acres. 3 holes are 250'-300' and the rest under 200'. Small pines, mature hardwoods and open field in a counter-clockwise route, with minor elevation changes on a few holes.
#1 is like the nave of a church: a low-ceilinged lane right down the middle.
#2 has a central dogma of pines, and some double-trunked red oaks scowling like nuns near the basket.
#3 traverses mature hardwoods and a hedge, and begins to lose a bit of elevation.
#s4-5 cross the field, with giant cedars standing like Easter Island statues on the north.
#6 is a rising walk on the straight and narrow back into the pines.
#7 has an ultra-low ceiling and elevation gain among scattered pines, like genuflecting on the pilgrim's road.
#8 opens for the last 1/3 after a central pine, but the tree cover still hovers about like a ghost.
#9 is so short its like the preacher just noticed its 12:05 on a football Sunday.
New Discatcher baskets, and 8' cement teepads. Grassy in field and hardwoods, but sparse under pines.
Bathrooms and water in the SE corner of the park.
Cons: Houses north and west, church facilities south and east. No drinking, drugging or cussing.
No course sign, tee signs, benches or trashcans.
Other Thoughts: A playground and open fields. Stores/eats 1/4 mile.
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A great addition to the DGCommunity
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Pros: Short course, concrete tee pads, manicure. Trees come into factor and open shots on Hole 4 and 5 are still pretty difficult.
Cons: Hole 9 is too short to be considered a good hole, and should be reconstructed.
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