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Lawson Bar DGC

2.335(based on 3 reviews)
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The Valkyrie Kid
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 46.1 years 1562 played 1507 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Rustic/Primitive Course By The River! 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Aug 19, 2013 Played the course:once

Pros:

Lawson Bar DGC reminds me of someone's own little course they built in their backyard. It's primitive! It's rustic! It's quaint! And it's enjoyable and unique!
The designer has gone to a lot of work here, carving out tee pads, making sure there are navigational aids to help you get around the course.

The targets are these homemade metal, hanging thingees. They are about three feet high thus presenting a fairly small target. Some of the pads are carpet while others are natural. There seems to Red, White and Blue tee pads. I couldn't always find all three. There are some great homemade benches

# 8 was my favorite hole easily. It's about a 200' ACE run with the target secured to a rock outcropping near the river's ledge. In mid-August, there wasn't much chance of landing in water. At other times of the year, water would definitely come into play.

Cons:

Homemade targets instead of baskets.
Very primitive conditions.
River levels could effect course in winter and spring.
Holes are short.

# 11 hole felt more like an afterthought.

Other Thoughts:

This course is obviously a labor of love for someone. It probably doesn't deserve the 2.5 rating I'm giving it but I can't help myself. The course is truly unique and I had a good time playing it.
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pedbo
Experience: 1 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Lawson Bar dg 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 20, 2012 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

challenging course 3 tee pads a treat from the bust life of bigger places less then 1 minute off of i-5 exit 102

Cons:

not always trimmed up but then again all courses need tlc during the spring

Other Thoughts:

i love this place not lot of people a challenging place to play and enjoy the scenery Just a great little course with a lot of potential
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Discbear
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 24.5 years 1521 played 25 reviews
1.50 star(s)

Break from I-5 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 1, 2011 Played the course:once

Pros:

It's good to have something started here. A few of the holes are good. Hole 10 is the best with a defined route with the basket on a volcano guarded by trees. There are various carpets laid out that give adequate footing. A river is adjacent to the course which will come in handy on a hot summer day. It's about 3 minutes off of the I-5 Freeway.

Cons:

It is very easy to lose a disc here. A spotter will be very helpful especially if you want to go for a long bold shot. There seem to be 3 tee off areas for most holes. and it can get very confusing as some have a carpet to throw from and others do not. Some of the tee areas don't seem to have a very logical place to throw especially if you want to find your disc. Some of the directional arrows point the wrong way. There are some hideous stickery places that your disc can land. There were occaisonal foul odors like dead fish or animals. Somebody needed to be 1st to review this so there you have it.

Other Thoughts:

With some work it will become a nicer course but for now Roseberg or Grants Pass will give you much more disc golfing enjoyment.
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