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Haines, AK

Raven's Bowl

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squeekyboard
Experience: 29 played 3 reviews
4.00 star(s)

Way cleaner, better signage 2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:May 1, 2016 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Lots of variety and great views. Several open shots, several tight and brushy holes. The layout is easy enough to follow, and the kegs are gratifying targets. The signage is pretty easy to follow, but I always suggest downloading the course map before playing.

Cons:

Some of the trails are a bit sketchy, and just like anywhere else in southeast you'll want dry footwear for most of the year. There is deep mud in the lower pit, so taking the short cut straight through it is never a good idea. Some of the brushy holes demand your attention, if you end up in the brush you'll have a tough time getting out.

Other Thoughts:

***THE CURRENT COURSE IS A FULL 18 HOLE LAYOUT ESTABLISHED IN 2016***

the old course if you have a dog, please keep it on a leash from holes 3-6. There are chickens and goats on a neighboring property by hole 5 who get constant harassment from disc golfer dogs.

There are no garbage cans on the course, so please pack out your trash.
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sideshow44
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Escape the Haines Crowds 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 27, 2014 Played the course:2-4 times

Pros:

Fun course; best thing to do in Haines. Long fairways, for those with a good arm. Super helpful folks at the nearby administration building can give you a course map
(recommended). Keg tees are cool. You get a second chance at all the holes; it is an 18 hole course that uses 9 kegs from 18 tee boxes.

Cons:

Hornets in keg 6, 16. Some of the middle holes are a little barren, but you skirt around the edges in and out of the woods for the most part. Views of a junkyard along one side.

Other Thoughts:

Walk out of Haines on the main Highway. Turn left on Fair. Turn right at the fairgrounds and enter through Dawson City. Turn right on the main street in reproduction Dawson City and exit the town. Straight ahead is the Raven Arena part of the fairgrounds with bleachers on the left. Tee 1 is to the left of the bleachers in the woods. Before you start turn almost 180 degrees from the Raven Arena and you will see a red pole building. This is an administrative building of some sort. If it is staffed, go inside and ask if they can find you a map of the course. It's really helpful. I think hey said they are planning on making it a true 18 hole course.
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akdiscgolf
Experience: 2 played 2 reviews
1.00 star(s)

Excellent views-Sub par course 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 2, 2010 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Excellent views! Hole 8 is an epic throw over gravel pit:) I've given up on this course and will just drive there to throw this hole.

Cons:

Alder,alder,alder....constantly looking for discs even with good throws and knowledge of course.
Course guide is poor. 50% of holes are blind throws. Basically throwing into grove of trees then searching 30 minutes.
Bring your worst discs. Gravel eats up your discs fast!
Layout is very confusing first couple of times. Local help is good, just don't hit them as their etiquette is bad and they will run in front of you as soon as they throw and your up.
Keg tones-Guess I'm just not into tones...especially keg tones. Way too easy.

Other Thoughts:

Its nice to have a local place to play, but with a better layout and some people to maintain this course would make Raven's bowl much funner. Not a tight local scene. If anybody is out playing they are usually de-golfers. Save your frustration and discs and enjoy AK.
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Jake Allen
Experience: 16.4 years 9 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Awesome location for a disc golf course! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jun 22, 2008 Played the course:once

Pros:

Very secluded course. Right up the hill from great brewery within a movie set used for a children's movie. Surrounded by interesting scenery.

Cons:

Lot's of spots where losing discs can be a problem.

Other Thoughts:

I just think it's cool that a town as remote and small as Haines has a disc golf course.
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Djza
Experience: 22.3 years 61 played 11 reviews
3.50 star(s)

Mmmm spruce tip! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jul 28, 2008 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

Eagles in the air, and I'm not talking about discs. Great views as well.
The quarry in the middle adds some long drive opportunities, and multiple tees do provide good variety the second time through.

Cons:

The alders on this course are very thick and lead to a plethora of "aldercations" which can impede a round.

Other Thoughts:

Pick up a growler of Haines Brewing Company's finest before your round. Paul Wheeler's brewery is located in the fairground's Dalton City right where you park to play. Get the Spruce Tip if it's flowing. Pitch some shoes at the Klondike while your there.
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