3 Helpful / 3 Not
Relax and enjoy a shady and cool afternoon
Pros: The security staff is the first thing you will probably see on campus and might follow you. With that said it I find the course offers a consistent mix of elevation changes with left and right doglegs. There are clear signs as to the hole locations and the general description of intended line and par.
There is a map/scorecard at the start of the first hole by at the top of the hill.
Cons: The biggest drawback are the natural tee boxes. If a concreted or specialized pad were available I would rate this course higher. With this course being on a college campus it is harder to play this course during the school year.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this course as a quick 40-50 minute play right off of I-5. I only play this course during the summer months from May til August. There are only a few holes which you can lose your discs however if you are a versatile disc golfer I do not believe you will have an issue.
I play a modified hole 3 due to, what I believe is an excess of over-asphalt throwing. I now start at the end of the first concrete parking area. There is a line similar to the one taped at the original placement. I found I chewed up my discs less.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Play it twice!
Pros: I really enjoyed this course. Although some may complian I felt that the various sidewalks, roadways and parking lots only added to the character of this course. It is also very green and there is'nt alot of overgrown berries and other bushes for disc's to be lost in. I thought it was a well thought out course. There also was not alot of wind thanks to the beautiful green trees all over this course. They even provide course maps which I thought was really cool for free.....No donation necissary!
Cons: It took a few minutes and some asking around to find the course/first tee but the on duty campus security was more then helpful in showing us where the course's first tee was. Can't drink beer or smoke but who needs to with the scenery.
Other Thoughts: This course is a 10 minute drive away from another 18 hole course at Cascade Gateway Park. Only 9 holes but plan on playing them more then once. Thank you Corban College!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
It's Grown On Me
Pros: It's a short course that's good for beginners and encourages accuracy over power. Most of the holes are in the 200' - 250' range so it doesn't take a strong arm. However, there are many blind shots, trees, blackberry bushes, and elevation changes to keep the long throwers in check.
Cons: Blackberry bushes and other sharp, pointy foliage: I've lost a few discs to blind throws into blackberry bushes.
Other Thoughts: My favorite hole is #7. It is very easy to eagle. However, it's has a long downhill side that will allow you to overthrow the hole by close to 100' or more if you bounce off the wrong tree or branch. Oh, and discs roll a very long way in the wrong direction as well.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Corban College, very interesting. Went thru a 3 round tournament there. There's a youtube video on site, Corban College Disc Golf.
First hole you throw off the parking lot black top while on top of a hill. Across the road, and down into a big left hook to the basket. About 300 feet. Hole 2, open meadow, trees on the border, and be careful don't throw too far or you'll go into the parking lot for an OB. 3rd hole is all parking lot ending w/ the basket in dirt surrounded by trees. About 425 feet. Do not hit the buildings on the left side. If you land in the concrete area surrounding the building that's OB.
Hole 4 is a doozy, You throw off a tee, there's a 2 lane road on the left going down the hill in front of you, it swings to the right towards an intersection. The basket is on the right side, about 300 feet, past the pine trees and rocks on the right, you can throw it over the road but don't land on the road otherwise it's OB. There's a huge elevation change, as you go downhill. Be careful not to over throw the basket area, into the parking lot, that's OB too.
Hole 5 is about 400 feet, it's nicely manicured grass wrapped around a building curving to the left. Then on the right side, it goes downhill, spaced trees and blackberry. I mean it goes downhill, not steep. If you make a bad drive down the hill, it'll take you lucky two rollers back up to get on the green. Hole 6 is short but interesting, you throw thru a series of concrete walkways. It starts flat, then it slopes up a hill towards the basket. If you land on the sidewalk, or go outside the "borders", or pass the basket into the road that's OB.
No. 7 is a sweetheart, aceable of a hole. You have to throw it thru trees, over a creek, and a rocky pit, a nice curve to the left. There is a path right next to the basket, don't land on that. Path is OB.. No. 8, a little tougher, about 250 feet, you tee off an raised concrete roof, thru a tight bunch of trees, I've seen people roller it, or try to swing around on the right side over the road. There's a small gap in the front, you can make it straight up.
No. 9, the last, another doozy. You throw it blindsided a huge left curve, over blackberry, gravel and grass. The basket is on the other side of the corner of the parking lot. There's old/new paint there that that marks an OB boundary. Check it out before you throw. Parking lot is also OB.
Cons: It was hard to find the course at first, but just go way up to the top of the hill of the college and look for the Gym, there's signs pointing to the Gym. Study the youtube vid and you'll find your way. First tee is a parking lot on top of the hill.
Tees were unsual but easy to navigate. There are people about, and you can't swear or drink. It IS a christain college.
Other Thoughts: I liked Corban College, it's extremely technical. You have to air it out sometimes, and other times you have to hold back and not over do it. Be prepared to deal with OB, which makes the course itself fun. The Baskets are great. It deserved a rating better than a lowly one, it's an awesome course and worth checking out. Gateway an open 18 hole course by I-5 is nearby about a 10 min drive.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Goofy course. Dont waste your time
Pros: This used to be a pretty fun beginners course. Some of the original settings were retained after the college expanded but its not well laid out.
Cons: Almost every shot required dodging buildings and or people. Not sure most folks that attend school there even know what the heck the baskets are. Be prepared to yell "4" a lot. Good luck!!!!
Other Thoughts: I think there is an opportunity to expand this course and get most of the baskets far enough away from structures and danger shots to make it fun but its managed by school.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 11 Not
Up on a hill
Pros: On a college.
Cons: Near the road or near the blackberry bushes. This course goes through a parking lot with buildings nearby and people walking threw them. I would bring a machetti if i wouldn't be tackled by security for it.
Other Thoughts: Nice college, bring a broke down disc to have fun with it.
1 of 12 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 5 Not
Fun Little College Course!
Pros: This course winds it's way around this little Christian college. It's short, not too technical, but all in all, a enjoyable little course. There's a bit of elevation change, a couple of clever holes and many backberry bushes. The course is fairly well thought out.
Cons: There aren't any holes to really air it out on. It's not Pier Park or McIver but most courses aren't.
Other Thoughts: It's just off I-5 for easy access. I played it when the college was still called Western Baptist.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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