Salem, OR 
Cascades Gateway Share
Uploaded By: Flies to the Left Hole #1 (Taken 2/2009)
3 / 258ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee

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Great Day on the Course

1    10/10/2017   10/11/2017
Review By: Not McBeth
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -while there were some holes that were wide open in a field, most holes offer some sort of obstacles that make you think about your line. It was fun throwing over the building on 4 and hoping for the best.
-I think this course offers something for both experts (long holes with limited approaches/lines to the basket) and novices (the obstacles aren't everywhere and you can throw an errant shot and still make par/bogey)
-grass on the fairway was freshly cut.
Cons: -Unless you happen to really like goose crap on your shoes, you'll really want to watch your step out here. And the geese were roving in a pack and on some throws I came close to hitting them. I don't want PETA knocking on my door.
-Wind. There were gusts up to 30mph when I was trying to play, and a local told me that was pretty normal.
-Signs? We don't need no freaking signs!!!! Actually, we do. How about a course map on the billboard near hole 1? Or something beside the tee box aside from a nondescript white wooden post? Thankfully I had downloaded a course map onto my phone, so I had the layout and distances.
Other Thoughts: I don't enjoy courses where you need a machete if your disc exits the tight fairway, and then you spend 10 minutes on safari looking for your disc. This isn't one of those courses, so between that, the fact that the grounds were manicured, and the variety of holes, I'm going with a 3.5 rating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent hideaway

2-4    7/5/2016   7/5/2016
Review By: Emetz
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Excellent tee pads, excellent design with a mix of styles. Excellent flow. Hard to lose a disc on this course.
Cons: Area can be windy at times. Grass was a little overgrown in some areas, but not unbearable.
Other Thoughts: Excellent overall course.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/3/2015   6/20/2015
Review By: JNichols
Played: 50  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/30/2015
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A combo of open and guarded holes. A fun course to play, especially with the swirling winds that come in off the lake. Not Super long for the big arms, but basket placements make up for the distance, in my opinion. Great Tee Pads that are textured for no slipping. Porta Potti by hole 1.
Cons: Floods in heavy rains, covered in goose/duck poop sometimes. Other park goers meandering through the course keeps you on alert. Very Flat course. Nothing for elevation changes, but trying to the intermediate arm at the same time.
Other Thoughts: FUN Course. Nice Layout. Well taken care of course. Windy, but FUN. Good basket placements, long holes, short holes, just a good blend in general. One of my Favorites in my home town, other than it EATS my discs. :)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Manicured fairways

1    2/20/2015   2/21/2015
Review By: thespeedokid
Played: 94  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 3.1 Years
Pros: Long concrete tees. Easy to follow course due the map on the marquee that you can take a picture of. Extremely nice fairways. It's very rare when you can skip discs on non dirt fairways. Good DISCatcher baskets.
Cons: Too easy but quite fun. Not enough trees or elevation changes. Bramble bushes on one hole. Most of the hole signs were missing. (The ones that were there were pretty good though).
Other Thoughts: Really just a fun course. There are some birdy opportunities on the shorter holes. Would I play it again? Yes.

 Decent course, could be excellent with some work!

2-4    10/4/2014   10/6/2014
Review By: jnicola
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14
Pros: Easy to get to park.
Many relatively wide open holes made beginners happy.
Good usage of terrain and obstacles to keep some challenge in play
Cons: Annoying/Difficult to navigate.
Tee's often missing maps or numbers all together.
No directions or clear indicators of next tee.
Often multiple baskets viewable from a tee so you have to walk out and check which basket is next.
Lots of overgrown blackberry clusters or overgrown pods of shrubbery. Multiple lost discs from other groups on the day we were out there.
Other Thoughts: This course could be really excellent. With some basic work to overhaul the tee's and baskets, the course would be a breeze to navigate. With some serious effort put in to take back some of what the invasive species have taken over, the course would also be excellent.

 Cascades Gateway

2-4    2/18/2014   6/18/2014
Review By: mbressler13
Played: 50  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 5.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Tee pads are great
-Baskets catch well
-Close to 2 other courses
-Pretty well upkept
-Not many chances to lose your discs
Cons: -A lake sits right next to the course. Don't throw into lake. DUH lol
-Wind sometimes a issue
-Goose crap everywhere
-Gnome Home in middle of course is a black hole for discs
Other Thoughts: Pretty decent course. Nice and flat. A little bit of everything. 18 holes is nice. Close to Tiger Discs if you need any new plastic as well. Plenty of friendly locals to show you around if you are new to the area. Monday Night League is currently going as well!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Simple, open course

1    3/10/2014   3/10/2014
Review By: nat16dick
Played: 66  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 7.1 Years
Pros: Baskets - Discatcher baskets are in decent shape and catch well
Teepads (when applicable) - The concrete teepads that are in place on most holes are well-sized and in good condition
Navigation - For the most part, course is logical and easy to play through without a map
Cons: Teepads - Many tees are missing, and several holes tee off grass or bark chip areas
Signage - Sign at front of course is in fine condition, but hole signs are often missing, making it occasionally hard to find the pin
Design - Most of the park is open, and the back 9 especially seem to just zig-zag across a field, making for an exceedingly boring stretch of holes
Other Thoughts: The challenge factor is very low, unless the wind is high. The lack of great tees throughout and the vandalized signage really take away from the course, making it one I would certainly not recommend. There are a couple of holes with fun design traits, but the course is overall rather boring, and not worth a stop.


2-4    1/1/2014   1/2/2014
Review By: John M. Fretz
Played: 94  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 32.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice, open course to air out your throws and really get a feel for what different discs do when thrown.
Great scenery and easy to go play a quick round if you're in Salem, as it is right by airport.
Back 9 starts to get redundant, but that should get better as I noticed some newly planted trees which should start to make that side more interesting in the future.
No bathrooms
Other Thoughts: worth playing if u are in area, but not a destination course

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 We like it

5+    7/30/2012   8/1/2012
Review By: Bryan-Krystal
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.5 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: We like that we can try out new disk and not worry so much about losing them. the open fields really are nice. love the sun.
Cons: That the disk were moved around and that made it harder for new players to get into the game. Not much shade so sun block is needed for some.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/27/2012   7/29/2012
Review By: MCW5379
Played: 61  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 6.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Lots of open air to work on your D and accuracy. Openness allows for beginners to feel comfortable.
Cons: Openness makes for lack of some challenges.
Other Thoughts: This is my "home course" I guess you would say as it is where I learned and play the most often. Would love to see some trees added to the open fairways if possible to give the course a new feel, in time obviously.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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