5 Helpful / 0 Not
A new design soon...?
Pros: I guess I caught the course at a good time. I played a quick round with a couple of locals (Evan and Lizzy) who guided me around and gave me lots of bonus information about the park/course. The parks department was out today with two trucks, working on tee pads and mowing the fairways. According to Evan, it was the most work he had ever seen done on the course. There are A and B tees, though you would have to have a guide to figure out a few of the B tees, I would guess. The park had a couple other golfers out, while we were there, but was pretty uncrowded. I am sure that not many non-disc golfers use the park for much right now.
Cons: This is a pure open course, with trees only coming into play a couple of times and not really ever being much in the way, usually only if you are way off track would you hit any woods, so having a little touch with your distance is much more important than accuracy and control (as far as forehand/backhand, hyzer/anhyzer, etc).
Other Thoughts: Evan did tell me they are thinking about re-doing the whole course and the designers are taking lots of inputs from the locals, which is a good start. Based on the shape of the park, it isn't really clear how much more you can do, however. Also, I was here on a Wednesday, and was told there would be a tournament later in the day, but that this was supposed to be a secret. Apparently the parks department found out about the tournaments and ordered them stopped, since they didn't like the idea of money changing hands. I am not really sure why they care, but that is certainly a Washington-government type reaction.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has some really large trees in the center and around the edges. It is easy to find, and the city put out a porta pottie. There are some big open throws, the course should be good for low scores.
Cons: This course is in desperate need of cement tee pads. The tee areas are way too wet to throw from and you have to move over to do it. Hell, even the areas around the baskets are too wet to stand in. The problem with the muddy tee areas is that nobody stands in them and they just get bigger and bigger each with each passing season.
Other Thoughts: The course plays in the area of a large open field. There are trees in the perimeter and in the center that are taller than any tree I've ever seen. If the course could somehow play in those, it would be amazing. There is a creek by number eight and an old abandoned farm building which I would think would make for more interesting obstacles. But, I'm sure they have their reasons.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Put Some Microsoft $ Into This Course!
Pros: Extremely easy to follow course. The course plays around the perimeter of a large, open field. Most of your drives are wide open, just let em rip! The signs are easy to read and follow.
Cons: This course could really use some concrete tee pads. The tee pads were uneven and some were too muddy to throw from. Since this course now has concrete teepads, I'll update my review and add 1/2 point. Parts of the course are fairly marshy. I don't think I'd want to play here in the winter.
Other Thoughts: I would think players might grow bored with the basic 9 hole course fairly quickly. And I was wondering why the course designers didn't stick a technical wooded hole or two in the trees. They probably have an excellent reason for not doing so. I'm not criticizing, just wondering.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Play it all the time
Pros: Several nice, long drives. Pleasant and easy to get in a quick 9. Excellent B and C tees and backwards course.
Cons: Lacks variety on A course. Gets pretty swampy and during rainy season easy to lose discs on hole 9.
Other Thoughts: Our best friends' home course. Gotta love it! Very convenient to Microsoft workers...
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
For only using the outside of the perimeter the course is layed out well. The course provides a few challenging holes with a lot of birdie holes in between. The course is easy to find and the tee signs are easy to read. There are some great chances for ace shots!
The course is fun but is easy to score low on. The park is beautiful so a lot of people come to play on the fields in the center of the park. During the summer months there are cricket games, so at times hole 1 is hard to play.
If you are looking for a quick game to hone in on your skills than this is a great course to do it. A full round takes about a half hour. I don't play this course much anymore considering there are a lot of other 18 hole courses around. In playing 9 holes there I scored - 7, birding all but 2. This course is a great way to bring self confidence to your game.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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