Stanwood, WA 
Church Creek Share
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Fun little course, well worth a stop

2-4    1/20/2020   1/21/2020
Review By: Tim_the_Enchanter
Played: 144  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 16.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great course for beginners, all of the holes are short but offer enough challenge to be interesting. Experienced players will find it easy, but still will have to execute lines in order to get birdies
- Clean course, almost no litter to be found.
- Pleasant setting, quiet city park with a nice woodsy atmosphere
- Bathrooms on site
- The course could be confusing to follow, but yellow tape on the baskets point to the next tee and makes it pretty easy
- Good use of the available land
Cons: - Gets very muddy/soupy in the wintertime
- Some of the natural tees are in not good shape
- Some holes very close to each other, good chance of stray shots hitting others. Could be dangerous on a busy day
- Minimal signage, for now there are survey flags marking the tees which is helpful
- No long holes (I don't see this as a con as that's not what this course is meant to be)
- Hole 15 has a steep drop off behind the basket--very easy for discs to go over the edge. Not only is it sketchy to try to make your way down to get your disc, I foresee erosion becoming an issue
Other Thoughts: This course used to be only 9 holes and has since expanded to 18. I never played it in its 9 hole version, but rather than a new 9 being added to the end of the original 9, the holes have been sandwiched into the existing layout which makes some parts of the course clustered. I played on a drizzly MLK day and the course was basically empty so I didn't have any issues, but I could see issues arising if the course is a little crowded. As of now, the new 9 has gravel tees, some are in better condition than others. I get the feeling that they will be installing concrete tees eventually.

Playing in the wintertime, this course gets really soggy in areas. Definitely a good idea to wear waterproof shoes.

Hole 15 is likely the signature hole here, a short little putter shot of a hole, but with an extreme drop off behind it. It's a fun hole, but I could easily see someone getting hurt on it if they slip going down to retrieve their disc. And with increased use, I'm sure the hillside will lose a lot of its plant matter.

All in all, this a great recreational course. I hadn't been able to play for a few weeks before playing this course, and it was a great way to get back in the swing of things. It has enough challenge to be fun for an experienced player and yet not be too frustrating for a noobie. That being said, if you are experienced, you'll definitely be kicking yourself for any bogies. This course reminded me of Gaffney's Grove in Maple Valley or Evergreen DGC in Olympia, though easier/shorter than either of those. Well worth a stop if you're travelling along the I5 corridor, or looking for a course to introduce your friends/family to the game.

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