Some Great Views of The Columbia River At Fort Stevens State Park!
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Pros: They seem to be very inviting folks here at the state park. Upon paying your $5 entry fee, you're given a nice professionally colored course map for the front 9. The back 9 is currently a work in progress but very playable at this time (fall of 2020). The course starts right by the museum with parking on both sides. The baskets are DGC Mach X models which are mounted on these 500 lb. concrete pyramids. I don't foresee anyone stealing one of these babies. Most tee pads are rubber mats and the signs are laminated paper on wooden boards. Seven of the nine holes on the front 9 have both Long and Short tees. # 6 Long at 565' is the only par 4 on the front 9. There are lots of garbage cans, benches, a few next tee signs and some of the tee poles have clips to hang your bag on during the often-inclement weather here. The wind was blowing at a fairly steady rate.
The front 9 is mostly flat using trees, concrete bunkers and old buildings as obstacles. There is a sign at # 8 informing you that the back 9 is under construction at this time. The basket 9 is a little more interesting with a trio of nice downhills, some clever basket placements and # 16 being a legitimate par 5 at 1040'. 13 is a nice downhill at 340' and then, # 14 is the fort's "Top of the World" shot at 430'. 15 plays 205' into a copse of trees. # 17 presents a nice little challenge with one big branch hanging over affecting your tee off.
Cons: I'm not sure if I went to the correct station to pay my $5 but they then directed me to this other area where the course is. This was probably a mistake on my part and there is probably a better entry.
I think the wind might be a constant here.
Back 9 is not quite finished but it is being worked on.
Other Thoughts: With lots of interesting bunkers and buildings and great views of the mighty Columbia River, this course is more stimulating than most. The park's department seems intent on providing a pleasant disc golf experience. You run into park visitors all over but the course never seems to conflict with them. It was more like they were watching us with keen interest. I sometimes felt like the elk that another reviewer mentioned like, "Hey Mom! We were at the Fort Stevens today and I saw these strange people throwing these Frisbees at these funny steel cages."
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