0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice pads, good baskets, good variety of holes. Good use of existing space in what used to be a very sketchy park that you did not want to go into at all.
Cons: Some long walks between holes. Several blind shots that can be dangerous. Difficult to navigate without someone who knows where they're going.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1st Western Course Fun
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: High Bridge Park is a very scenic park with a bridge over head. It has huge trees and has elevation all over. The terrain is perfect for hiking. The ground is mostly dirt and rock with grass in a few places. It was absolutely bone dry when I played. This is the more traditional par 54 course with no true par 4/5 holes. With the roads and terrain it is one of the more unique courses that I've played.
The tee pads were perfectly fine.
Tee signs were adequate with hole location information.
There were several sets up stairs created to help getting up a couple of hills.
There are some challenging holes on this course and quite a few trees. I had no trouble locating discs as the rough on the ground is thin.
Overall this is a fun course to play with a handful of really fun holes. I enjoyed the course a lot.
Cons: Hole #18 was very disappointing. Excellent elevated tee and very scenic. I was ready to rip a drive. The hole is very short and dumping a putter down the hill was not a fun finish to the course.
Hole #15 is a good hole but having #3's basket in the background takes away from the hole. I actually thought it was the actual hole until I saw the flag on the shorter #15 basket.
The baskets have been vandalized like crazy.
The long walk to #5 & 10 could have been avoided in the design.
In the current setup that I played I found myself throwing many of the same shots. I wish I was a lefty on that day.
With many of the hillsides and unique rocky areas many of the greens could have had some creativity.
Other Thoughts: It wasn't the easiest finding the entrance to the park. Navigating the course isn't the easiest either. I used the map often and they are quite a few blind holes.
This was my first course that I've played out west and I enjoyed it a lot. I got up early and there was only one other group on the course. When I left some groups started rolling in. Looks like this course is a popular option in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course pushes me more than Downriver in the hard pin placements. It's usually not to crowded. Good elevation changes and the alt pins have really improved the course. Nice stairs. One hole with grass. No shot is the same.
Cons: This course is very lefty friendly. Shots down old roads can beat up discs. Baby pines need to be cleared especially around the pins. Hole 4 pin to hole 5 is a 600 foot walk. Hole 16 is dangerous from people throwing on 15.
Other Thoughts: 2nd best course in the Spokane Coeur d' Alene area. Sekani is tops. Well worth a play and challenging.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course was fairly easy to find.
Open fairways with lots of trees on the edges that can be trouble.
Cool location course is set in an abandoned neighborhood
Cons: Some fair ways are old roads which makes for a rough landing. A few holes are blind shots but the under growth was minimal.
Other Thoughts: Very cool setting, would like to know more about the history of the neighborhood that that course is laid out across
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Highbridge Keeps Getting Better
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good mix up wooded and open. Good use of elevation (up and down shots) Good mix of distance throughout. Multiple pin placements on 12 of the 18 holes. Beautiful wooded area with a variety of different foliage. Multiple routes on most holes. Good mix of shot selection. Always being worked on by the SDGA. New stairs going up hole 2 to prevent further erosion. More stairs to be installed on other eroded area's by the end of the year.
Cons: Crowded on most days. Annoying wanna be gangsters tagging everything. Lack of parking. The recent installation of a playground has forced the last basket to be moved into a very short position. Teepad's need to be re-installed on a few holes due to wear and tear.
Other Thoughts: Highbridge used to be a haven for multiple shady activities. That has stopped due to the die hard nature of Spokane Disc Golfers. For instance, 5 years ago, they never would've dreamed to put a playground in at Highbridge. Now, you will see families, joggers and hikers enjoying the park. Just another sign that disc golf will accomplish positive things for your community if you let it happen.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
First time through
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Technically challenging, recent "upgrades" like new stairs, good locals that help you find the next whole.
Cons: When we played through there was some confusion as to whether we were playing the A or B, but we always figured it out.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun City Course with Forest Feel
Pros: Very nice signage with distances/fairway layouts and also indicating which basket location is current, A/B basket locations which change several times per year allow for nice variation. Good use of elevation changes. Both wide open drives and shorter technical shots make you think about your next shot. Very close to downtown, easy access off of freeway. Located in a park with nice picnic/BBQ area which is located away from course.
Cons: Several holes use old concrete roads as fairways, new and soft discs beware. Several teepads are natural and can be a bit hairy in spots. Parking on 11th hole can be nice but can also cause log jams on busy days.
Other Thoughts: This course has gone through some changes over the years, some due to safety concerns (throwing over the road) and some due to I'm really not sure why. Overall, this is a pretty nice, fun and challenging course that will ultimately make you better.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Slightly revamped course makes for better flow and play. Several elevation changes and technical shots. Just about every hole is different so it makes for a fun and challenging course. Signs and benches have been redone so navigating the course has become much easier. Course layout signs have been placed at holes 11 and 1 to make things much more self explanatory.
Cons: A couple holes are a bit long or have 90 degree turns in them so making the par 3 can be difficult ( a little more thought could have been put into them). Some blind holes so be sure to keep eyes and ears open.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to stop and check it out for yourself if your in the area...
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Good mixed course
Pros: Probably my favorite in the Spokane area. Holes are challenging but not so long that noobs are discouraged. Some open holes, elevation changes, and some tree filled roughs you are better to drop out of and take the stroke than throw. Signage is much improved this year, showing the hole and which position pin is in. While course is in rough there is always a path to the hole, just may not be easy to hit.
Cons: If you are used to park courses, you are in for a shock. Since it is in an old neighborhood there is asphalt on course, and a couple of fairways are nothing but road. Since switching to tougher grade of discs this hasn't been a problem for me. Lots of players in Spokane and only 2 public courses so can be crowded, especially mid-day on weekend. Parking bu 11th hole so many people start there, can be a pile-up and throw off pace of game.
Other Thoughts: Long arms in local club keep looking to change holes to up difficulty, annoying as I see this as a mid length technical course and like that it isn't bad to bring noobs to. Spokane really needs a full on pro course, there are plenty of talented enough players that would benefit. Despite drawbacks this course has really grown on me. I have been playing it regularly for 2 years and it is still pleasantly challenging. Tight enough that long throwers need to be very accurate, short enough that my teenage daughter can hit all holes in 4 strokes on a good day. Well balanced course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
A good course getting better
Pros: This is one of my two "home" courses, and I think that the course makes good use of the terrain around it. They made especially good use of elevation changes, so that about half of the holes play up or down I strongly believe forehanders had a role in course development as there are a fair amount of right turning shots on the course The climate here is dry and generally pretty hot, so not only is the weather nice and mostly wind-free, but the vegetation isn't so thick to lose lots of discs. The course has had new placements and some entirely new holes added, and they greatly improve the quality of the course. Hole 13 went from a hole that some pros aced dozens of times to one of the most challenging and dynamic holes on the course. It is the kind of hole that requires a controlled, accurate drive that leads to a well protected pin. Sadly, it is currently in its old placement which is the very definition of a throw away hole. Hole 5 and 6, both of which shot across the road were moved due to a Park/City "request." This eliminated having to stagger down an eroded hill only to have to cross the fairway and walk right back up. New 5 is also a much better and more challenging hole, but it now has a long walkout across the main park area. Many players hate the new placement, but it is the kind of hole (like new 13) that makes you a better player. The course then dips down by Latah Creek, which gives dogs access to water. Hole 14 is another notable and difficult hole that is the very definition of drive placement.
I will agree that the signage around here has been pretty bad, but I promise that changes are in the wind. New tee signs are going in and tee pads are being rebuilt, leveled, and resurfaced with high quality flymats.
Cons: There is one petty little group of wannabe thugs that have been tagging everything in sight. While unsightly, the SDGA has been repainting the benches on a regular basis and most vandalism comes strictly from this one group so I see it being a temporary thing. However, our course has it share of people who do not respect etiquette, the course, or each other. Like all areas, we have had an influx of new players in the last few years and the course can be quite busy. I do not think that these things reflect poorly on the course or those who maintain it, but it is worth noting.
There are many great holes here, but I wish that some of the old and new placements would be eliminated entirely as they are too simple and easy. A half dozen alternate teepads would take the sting out of the par 3.5 holes and would make a lot of newer players happy
Other Thoughts: I really love this course and there is a lot to like, but the inherent lack of space, a few easy placements, and not-yet-installed signage keep this from becoming a truly remarkable course. It is still a lot of fun and I would recommend it to anyone
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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