Not technical, just trees
2 Helpful / 7 Not
• Concrete pads.
• Good signage, which is nice since many pins are difficult or impossible to see from the tee.
• Very pretty course.
• Practice baskets.
• Red/Blue pads and A/B pin layouts.
• Blue pads on some holes are incredibly poorly positioned for B pins.
• Fairways are short. Feels like you're putting around in the woods more than playing a round of DG.
• There are some well designed fairways, but there are also some that are pretty bad.
Other Thoughts: This has got to be the most overrated course in the area.
There's a difference between "technical" and poor design. Technical courses require you to use your skills and shot variety to overcome technical obstacles, elevation change and other challenges.
This course doesnt present you with a variety of challenging shots - its forehand heavy, and the lines are just not good for disc golf. They're fine if you want to throw 100 feet at a time and take your pars and go home, or wing a disc into some trees and see what happens.
The PNW has tons of technical wooded courses in Washington and Oregon that are fun to play and have well designed fairways that require paramount skill. This is not one of those courses.
Pier is a great example of a course that is technical, but has real disc golf lines, and actually deserves a 4+ rating.
No one in my group felt like they'd played a round of disc golf by the end of 18 and decided to go to another course afterwords to get some satisfaction.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Prettiest PNW Rain Forrest!
Pros: The course is set in the most incredible little section of Washington rain forest. With tall evergreens overhead and ferns growing everywhere, one almost expects a hobbit or a troll to jump out and snatch your disc. The setting is truely serene and borders on surreal. The course has some elevation change, is well marked, has nice benches and hangers to keep your bag dry.
Cons: What I didn't like about NAD was that many of the holes felt the same to me. A long, narrow, blind tee shot followed by a dogleg (usually right). Me (and the group I played with) tired quickly of playing the same type hole over and over. The course in many ways closely resembles Dalaiwood, which just happens to be the nearest course. I'm sure the creator of Dalaiwood was instrumental in shaping this all too similiar course.
Other Thoughts: Worth the drive just for the lovely forest setting. If you're a big thrower, I'd save my gas money and play one of the courses in Tacoma or Seattle.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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