This course shines on the back 9
Pros: Where are you going to throw discs in the middle of a WWII base that was in a battle with a Japanese submarine?
Cons: gravel tees on the back 9, and not very easy to follow
Other Thoughts: Back 9 is still coming together, should be one of the best when its finalized.
Cool place to play
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Love the course. You play through old bunkers on the old military base. It's a nice course in a cool setting.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Elk, Cannons and Baskets
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Pros: -the surroundings
-nice course map at hole 1
-posts at each tee pad showing hole number, distance, par
-good baskets with hole number on band. The poles are cemented in what appears to be military quality bases that would be able to withstand a war.
-long and short tees available at just about every hole
-nice variety of forehand and backhand lines
-good course for beginners and intermediate players and I think pros would even enjoy it
-benches and trash cans at several tee pads
Cons: -not much for elevation change
-rubber tee pads are a little slick when wet
-probably gets quite windy
Other Thoughts: Very fortunate to have played here at Fort Stevens!
The course itself is slightly above average, but the fact that we saw dear, elk, forts, cannons, a military museum and the Columbia River made it quite memorable.
It is a fairly open course, but one is still forced to hit their lines to score well. I liked that the basket on hole 9 was on a mound- this made for a fun ace run to finish out.
The park employee in the museum told us plans are already in development to expand the course and a bunch more baskets have already been acquired!
One final note is they have a brand new rack with a great selection of Fort Stevens stamped Innova discs.. and it sounds like Discraft discs are coming as well.
Looking forward to seeing what the future brings for this course!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Great little 9-hole course with awesome views
Pros: Really well-implemented new course. Tee pads are great and are made up of some existing concrete/asphalt, with rubber pads on the rest. All pads have nice color metal signs and most even have brooms for a nice touch. Great signage for navigation. Fairways are well mowed and brush trimmed back. Great use of obstacles on the property, mainly old concrete military bunkers, shelters, and remnants of old buildings. Property has sweeping views of the Columbia river and Fort Stevens. The gate attendant handed out course maps and a pencil. The military museum has a lost and found and some logo discs for sale. Great course for families and beginners! This course and the nearby Lower Columbia DGC in Astoria are two of the best 9-hole courses I've played.
Other Thoughts: An elk walked out near us on the 4th hole fairway - very cool!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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