Coos Bay, OR 
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2-4    10/2/2009   10/4/2009
Review By: mike shoys
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 10.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/7/2009
4 Helpful / 0 Not
-tightly wooded fairways, but always had a decent line to hit.
-nice forest setting. in the middle of town, but feels like its in the cuts
-uncrowded on a beautiful thursday afternoon
-i didn't have much trouble finding errant throws because there were enough paths through the underbrush pre-trampled for your convenience
-#6. really fun hole.
-two sets of teepads per hole, making 18 holes. the teepads were all level and in good condition.
-good flow. once i found 1, i was able to get through easy, except 3. the teepad is right next to the parking lot opposite side of 1.
-short. i never pulled out a driver, and i don't throw very far. several times i had bad drives that hit trees, and i was still looking at an easy birdie
-2 wooden poles instead of baskets, and one badly vandalized basket (half of the chains broken) lots of trash.
-all fairways straight and short. shortest course i've played
-the tee pads could've been a bit bigger
Other Thoughts:
-this is a nice casual course. i get the impression that this area gets lots of use from area "bad asses" at night, but saw no such traffic on my 6:00-7:30 visit. i think of all the courses i've played this one shows signs of vandalism the worst. the two missing baskets are a bummer, but don't let it deter you. this really is a beautiful course. for every piece of trash or graffiti there are 10 big healthy trees and ferns.
-some of the nicest people i've met have been on oregon DG courses. This guy walked with me out of his way about a half mile to show me where the course was. much respect from ca.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Mini Mountain Golf

4/7/2008   4/7/2008
Review By: gwillim
Played: 169  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 16 Years
15 Helpful / 1 Not
-Solid Tee pads (even for the Oregon Rainforest climate)
-Great course flow
-Tee signs for every tee pad
-Wonderful overall course design
-Challenging for skilled players
-Lots of excellent elevation changes
-Well defined fairways
-Never crowded (I've played probably here 30 times over the last few years, and only seen half a dozen other golfers!!!!).
-Very secluded feeling, even though it's in the middle of the city.
-Beautiful huge Doug Firs give old-growth forest vibe.
-Two tees for each basket. And each tee is individual enough to make the whole new again.
-Two baskets missing, tones installed on those holes.
-Vandalism of baskets is a regular occurence.
-Shrubbery can swallow discs during spring/summer/fall. Be careful on the downhill throws.
-As stated in previous review, there are some questionable people walking through the course at times.
Other Thoughts:
I really enjoy playing at Mingus. It's funny when you drive to the center of town, and then walk into a seemingly old-growth forest to play DG, and don't see another soul the entire time.
The course has wonderful tee shots! Most all the holes are in the 240-260' range, but they aren't boring or simple. And the entire course plays along a fairly steep hill. Errant shots can be punished very badly, and you must take care with your upshots to land them softly as to avoid roll aways.
My main problems with the course are the baskets. There are 7 mach II baskets, and two tone poles. The other two baskets were there originally, but have been stolen over the years and not replaced. It's really unfortunate that the Coos Bay / North Bend DG community doesn't pay more attention to this course! With Windsor less than three miles away, no one seems to play Mingus and it is left for the vandals.
Personally I think that Mingus is a FAR superior course for skilled players than Windsor, but Windsor takes a lot less effort, and is much easier on the body (no hiking).

If the basket situation was remedied, I would give this course 3.5 stars.

P.S. There have been rumours floating around for the past few years about this course getting removed. It's still there, and I don't think there is any truth to those claims.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful.

  Fun, short, and a little creepy...

7/6/2007   3/5/2008
Review By: j_mardis
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.8 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Forces you to have many different shots, not just a big hyzer, plays through an old growth forest, but not so technical that you have to be lucky, two sets of tee pads for nine baskets
Cons: Creepy, seems like a place some weird people hang out (besides disc golfers), not all holes are baskets
Other Thoughts: This course doesn't take forever to play, like some

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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