The potential is there
Pros: -Nice green grass
-Baskets to throw at
-Set in a nice city park
Cons: -Soupy when wet
-No tee pads
-Minimal tee signs
-Not much variety
Other Thoughts: I found 5 baskets when I went to play this course. There were a few tee signs telling you where to throw. That was it otherwise. Not sure why they decided to spend money on this park if they were just going to let it go like it has. Hopefully someone will step up and take this course under their wing.
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Pros: Timber Linn is mostly open with some trees/bushes. It plays through a city park, There is a pond and a creek near the course but the water doesn't come into play.
I went in early may and we had the whole place to ourselves except for a few fisherman.
I had a good time playing it.
Cons: My primary reason for writing this review is to let people know that the course has been vandalized.
2 of the baskets are unplayable (and since it is a 9 hole course with 9 alternate tees its like 4 of the baskets were vandalized as far as playing a round). The lower half of one basket was detached from the pole and sitting on the ground. Another basket was bent and mangled so that a disc could only enter from one side.
Judging from the trash, it looked like there are homeless people living back behind the course who probably don't want golfers back there.
This course needs a lot of work. Tee signs were laminated paper on stakes in the ground (the ones that were there anyway). The listed distances was usually wrong. (Luckily we had printed a map) No tee pads. Standing water/poor drainage on the course (though that is common in oregon). My socks/shoes were very wet and muddy by the end.
Other Thoughts: I still had a good time. It was one of the few courses in the area I hadn't played yet but I wouldn't recommend playing it in its current state. Bryant park is only a couple miles away.
If you do decide to play it make sure you print out the course map. The primary nine tees are poorly marked and the back 9 alternate tees you will not find without the map.
If you are not from the area take the time to drive the extra 15 mins and play Willamette or Adair.
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It Shouldn't Be This Confusing???
Pros: Timber Linn is a vast sprawling, flat park. It's two long tee offs from I-5, extremely easy to find. There's lots of room here. There are nine tee signs. There is lots of big wide fairways to throw big air with little chance of OB or lost discs. The baskets are fine baskets.
Cons: The course info said the first tee was right next to the tennis courts. Now I'm rather sure I know what a &^%(%$# tennis court looks like and I sure as hell didn't see any concrete area with lines painted on it and a net in the middle with a big fence surrounding it. I finally found the first tee nice nestled in between a new Veterans Memorial being constructed and a baseball field. And NO, I don't think the Veteran's Memorial is being built where the tennis courts used to be.
The first hole is a rather basic 300 straight forward hole. The tee sign is facing right at the hole. When I get to # 2, I look all over for the basket which is suposed to be 275" straightaway. Can't find it. Finally figure it out. This tee sign sits perpendicular or whatever the math term is and doesn't look straight at the hole like # 1 did. So on this big wide open course which should be a breeze to follow, is not easy to navigate. I finally get the hang of it. Most of the tee signs are fairly close to the previous basket (as well they should be). Later I finish # 6 and look around for tee sign # 7. I finally wander around and find it stuck out in the middle of this swampy, marshy area 150 yards from basket # 6. Is this a joke? Have the midnight teens struck again? But I think these skinny little teepad poles, at least, have a concrete base of some kind. It wouldv'e take some really motivated midnight course molesters to pull this one off!
Other Thoughts: Mostly, I found this course boring, confusing and in need of a little TLC. The park is so easy to find, but finding the first tee by the phantom tennis courts was a pain. Standing by a sign and throwing 400' to a basket sitting in the middle of an open field is not my idea of fun. I can't recommend it even though it right off I-5. Drive 25 miles further north and play Gateway in Salem. It's right off the freeway also.
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