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L.L. Stub Stewart SP - PP

2.175(based on 6 reviews)
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wolfhaley
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Experience: 20.1 years 1058 played 627 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 11, 2024 Played the course:once

Pros:

The little putter course at L.L. Stub Stewart is only 3 holes set in the woods between the east and west campgrounds. Contrary to a previous review, the course is actually located south of the "amphitheater", which is a picnic table and some chairs in an open area north of the path between the two campgrounds. Look for the opening in the woods south of that and that's where you'll find hole 1's tee.

The course, as mentioned earlier, does in fact feature one hyzer,
one straight shot and an anny. The course is very short but is pretty wooded. Not a bad little option to have by a campground. If you were to light up the baskets it could be a fun little glow course.

Nice orange banded Discatchers on each hole. These catch great and stand out nicely amongst the woods.

The tee pads are brick and all in great shape. Honestly these are kind of overkill if anything but I'm not complaining.

Wood posts with the hole number serve as the tee signs. Basic as can be but effective.

Cons:

I honestly don't have much for cons. It's not much to nitpick in the first place anyway. I will say that the course is a little too difficult for little kids to enjoy with the tight gaps and use of three different shot shapes.

There's no signage anywhere that I could see that indicated that there was even a little course there. It took much longer than I wanted to actually find it. We were about to give up and walk back to the car when I noticed the little opening in the brush.

Unless you're camping there it's a bit of a walk to get to, especially for only being three holes.

It's not close to the other two actual courses onsite. You'll have to make a special stop to play this one.

Other Thoughts:

Easy bag. Good for what it is and would be a fun little glow course if you were camping there. I mostly wanted to give an update and point people toward the courses location more than anything with this review.
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creeddude98
Experience: 6 played 5 reviews
4.50 star(s)

Great little practice course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 28, 2021 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

This course is small and great to warm up for the bigger courses Lil' Stub and Hares Canyon. The tee pads are great with plenty of grip, distances to holes less than 200'. Well maintained.

Cons:

Would be nice to have diagrams of the holes. Private course for those who are camping at Stub Stewart. Not open to general public.

Other Thoughts:

This course is not PDGA class, nor should it be. This is a warm up course and great for beginners and kids, and pros alike. It's small, so it doesn't take up much time and allows for some fun activity while camping nearby.
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puaahunter
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 15.1 years 45 played 37 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Approach Course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 18, 2019 Played the course:once

Pros:

Three holes required three different approaches. Good pin placement.

Cons:

There were only three holes?

Other Thoughts:

An enjoyable warm-up or quirky approach course for campers who came to Stubs to play DG. It's good practice for your approach shot placement and putts. Straight tunnels, elevation, and anhyzer were the three shots required, which was a nice variety. Each hole was between 150-180 feet. A nice addition to the campground.
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Breh
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Experience: 14.1 years 192 played 190 reviews
2.00 star(s)

2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 14, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

It's got nice pads enough runup for the hole distances you will throw, nice baskets still in great condition. Good for begginers, and campers to learn the game. Easy navigation

Cons:

It's not really a course as it's only 3 holes and you only need a putter. Has ferns that calm hide discs

Other Thoughts:

This course is basically a practice for the other stubs. It's located at the lower level campground and is great for begginers and kids/family's to learn the game
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radsnowsurfer
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Experience: 20.1 years 177 played 49 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Cute campground course lacks holes, but not charm 2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Jul 19, 2018 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

The best thing I can say about this course is that, for only having three holes, at least each of the three holes is actually pretty fun. While I'll agree with The Valkyrie Kid that having the first hole on what is essentially a beginner course, ostensibly tailored to introduce weekend campers to disc golf, be a completely blind shot to a pretty protected hole is rather silly, at the same time, it is a pretty darn fun hole. Hole two is a narrow uphill tunnel shot, about 110 feet but plays a bit longer. And hole three is my favorite, offering new players a fun brain teaser of a dog leg right, where you can choose to try and thread the narrow but defined fairway as it bends around a sharp bend, or test your luck through the trees and throw straight at the pin. So, despite some of the shortcomings outlined in the "cons" section, having three well designed and fun holes is pretty nice. I know a fair number of nine hole courses that can't say they have the same.

The tee pads are well-made, much like all of the tee pads at the Stub Stewart property.

Unfortunately, this little course-let is far enough off the main road of the park, and away from the area where the excellent 9 and 18 hole courses are located, that it makes it a bit inconvenient for the normal crowd of players. At the same time, since the purpose of this course seems to be to serve the large campgrounds located in the lower park of the park, its secluded location can be a plus. Stub Stewart is quickly becoming a disc golf destination, especially with another top-notch 18 hole course nearby in Buxton. I can imagine that playing this little course late in the evening while camping, after a long day of golf while sipping on a beer, would be a gas. I could easily imagine players playing some of the holes backwards or "safari" in some formation.

Cons:

Obviously, with only three holes, it's hard to really call Stub-PP a proper "course" in a sense. All three holes are quite easy, and don't offer too much challenge.

Honestly, the biggest complaint I have is that the course is pretty hard to find, even for campers staying a mere few hundred feet from the course. There is no signage in the campground area to suggest that this course exists. Even following the directions to go to the course, it's really hard to spot. From the parking lot you have to trek toward the little area of benches set up in a little half-moon formation, then follow the gravel path up until you see a little dirt path heading into a stand of trees, right before you enter the trees there's a tiny sign (like 4 inches by 4 inches) on a post that has a disc golf basket symbol and tells park-goers that they're entering a disc golf area. Besides the spartan tee signs consisting of just a number next to the corresponding pad, there is nothing to show a curious camper what the goal of this game is, or where to find more information. On most courses, I wouldn't really begrudge this, but at the end of the day, the main objective this course should really be forwarding is introducing local campers to disc golf, and without any signage ushering them in, it doesn't seem to really serve this purpose.

Other Thoughts:

Stub-PP is a fun little three hole "course-let" that you can whip through in under 10 minutes. For locals who come out to Stub to play the tremendous 18 and 9 hole courses on the property, it's definitely worth checking this little course out at least once just for kicks. With the new (stunning) 9 hole "Lil' Stub" course right next the 18 hole course now in place, this 3 hole course isn't really worth playing regularly even as a warm up, especially given that driving to the camp area, parking and walking to the course collectively take more time than it would likely take to finish a "round." That said, I do think that having this little 3-hole course does make camping at Stub Stewart more attractive to me, and I hope that curious camp-goers will stumble upon this cute course and inquire further into the world of disc golf.
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The Valkyrie Kid
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 46.1 years 1562 played 1507 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Three Hole Practice Area Might Be A Course? 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 13, 2018 Played the course:once

Pros:

The little three basket course at LL Stub Stewart State Park consist of three tee pads, three Discatchers painted a semi-ugly tangerine/coral color and three very simple tea signs. The course starts right above the Dairy Creek program area. Do not look for an amphitheater. There isn't one, just an area for nature talks with benches.

The forest area here is just quintessential Oregon rain forest. It's beautiful but does have the sword ferns that love to gobble up your discs. It's amazing your disc ends up completely hidden here. Bright colors help.

Number one plays about 180 feet down a narrow trail. It's very tight and technical and the basket is blind. Number two is probably just 100 feet slightly uphill and open. Number three is about 110 feet and needs a tight annie down a very narrow fairway. There is a alternate route through the trees throwing an easy hyser.

Cons:

First of all, three baskets hardly constitutes a Disc Golf Course.

These three short holes, all shorter than 190 feet, don't exactly offer much challenge.

At each tee pad! There is a sign that states, Stay on trail. After locating your disc, walk the shortest distance to your disc, make your throw and walk the shortest distance back to the trail. I was so worried about following these directions that it was affecting my game. I thought I might have been in a mine field. Only step in Sargent Wilke's steps! KaBoooooom!

Other Thoughts:

I don't think this little three hole course/practice area is going to get much use. It's fairly difficult to locate. The directions which speak of a Amphitheater are confusing as there is no amphitheater, just a lecture area with benches. Follow the sign which states Dairy Creek Program Area and the trail leads up into the woods within about a Hundred feet. Most players will skip this area and just go and start with one of the two courses here.

I like the idea of this practice area but I don't think it's really appropriate for campers or the true beginning player. Having number one hit with a blind basket is not my idea of a good hole for beginners to be cutting their teeth on. I would've placed these baskets out in the open somewhere where they are more visible and also where campers don't have to search underneath sword ferns for their discs.
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