0 Helpful / 3 Not
A great course for variety
Pros: This is my favorite DGC in W. WA. The variety of terrain is unique, esp the old river bottom on a few. Thick trees on some, open angles on others, woods, park, brush, left and right, up, down, you name it, White River has it. Its a great course.
Cons: No drink vendors on the back holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to test you game, if you have a weakness, this course will find it. Bombers may not like the only few really long holes, so it doesn't have the rep SeaTac does for those folks. i am finesse player, so it rocks.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Best course in Washington
Pros: -This course has every shot that a disc golfer would want. Shots require hyzer, anhyzer, tomahawk, and even rollers on occasion.
-Very rugged, yet scenic holes.
-Some holes are exceptionally wooded, making for necessary skill shots. There are no "gimmes" on this one.
-Well maintained area, other golfers are respectful of the park.
-Tees are in perfect condition, Mandos aplenty. Elevation changes, too.
-Very few bystanders the few times I was there.
-Has camping and a nice park area, incredible glow golf games to be had.
Cons: -The baskets can be hard to locate from the tee pads and golfing with someone who has done the course several times is suggested.
-The signs at the tee pads need some fixing-up. It would really add to the course's value and make it more welcoming for first-timers.
-The White River is a roaring, large river that will take your disc away. There are a few holes that border it, and a clingon will force you to sacrifice your disc to the disc gods. Beware!
Other Thoughts: Every time I have visited this course I walked away very pleased. It is a rugged Washingtonian course, but every hole is so worth it. No wide-open "gimme" shots, and each hole requires a certain foresight and preparation. You need to be able to throw straight on this course. It contains some of the funnest holes I've ever played in Washington state.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
One of the best courses around
Pros: The course has a lot of wooded holes and a lot of open holes, lending to diverse play.
There are restrooms and a practice tee just to the side of the parking lot.
Friendly locals offered advice and didn't rush me.
Two approaches to each hole (red and blue I believe).
Very little trash. Clean course.
Cons: Tons of cars and fellow players. If you can be patient for players before you to progress, this isn't too much of an issue.
The one hole next to the creek is a surefire way to lose discs. There were bikers riding in the way of that hole so they were apt to get hit unless you waited for them to cycle by.
Other Thoughts: I have never seen a more well-designed and fun course. I've only been to 5 or 6 courses and I'm an amature, but this was my favorite course without a doubt.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
1. Awesome Layout - The course flows nicely from hole to hole.
2. Mostly Paved Tees - There are a few that are dirt or mat.
3. Quality Baskets - They are all the same and in good repair.
4. Basket Placement - There are several pin positions on most holes.
5. Friendly Players - Most will let a solo or fast two-some play through.
6. Terrain - Varies from hole to hole so you never get bored. There is a nice variety of paths to the basket also, so even experienced players with face challenges.
1. Busy - Which really isn't a con so much. It's nice to see the course get used and meet new people to play with. The only thing that could speed things up is breaking up some larger groups, but that really isn't a dig at the course itself.
2. Basket Visibility - There is an orange stripe around the pole, but sometimes they can almost be impossible to see even from close up, depending on the lighting conditions. It would be nice to see the baskets painted some sort of bright color. Small peeve though, it is easier once you've played there before but can still mess with you if they move the basket. :)
3. Markers - Several of the holes are well marked, but others are missing markings to direct you to tee boxes. This is a minor issue though. Most are not hard to find. A few tee boxes are on the paved walking path, which aren't marked all that well if you haven't played at WR before. Which leads me to my next con.
4. Pedestrians - I realize this is a multi-use park, but the tee boxes on the path can be hazardous for pedestrians and sometime they don't know they are in the way. There was a guy hanging out with his family and dogs around the bend on 18 and I warned him that people would be throwing blind from around the corner on the blue tees. He said we're fine. I said OK, but when they hit you it's going to hurt like hell. Never did find out if someone nailed him or not. :)
Over-all I rated this course excellent, because of the variety of shots you have to master to do well. The layout is superb and interesting. I play here pretty much every day and have yet to be bored. I would say this is one of the premier courses in south king county. The only thing keeping me from rating this 5 discs are the few cons I posted, but they are far outweighed by the fun to be had on this course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
No complaints here
Pros: This course is excellent. You can play from pro or am tees, and these often give you very different looks. Sometimes you hit holes like hole 3 where the only difference is the length, but overall the red and blue tees add to the experience of the course without making it more confusing. There's a nice variety of holes here that will challenge every aspect of your game. The wooded holes don't get too overgrown either, so you (hopefully) won't spend too much time searching for your disc.
Cons: The signs at the tee pads are falling apart. They're attractive and unique, but need some TLC. That's really all I can call a con though.
Other Thoughts: I've only played the winter layout. I get the need for a different layout in summer, but it's kind of a bad idea. I know I scream words that kids probably shouldn't here exploding out of the woods more often than I should, and who wants to watch their mouth while playing disc golf? But having two layouts is way better than shutting down one of the best courses in the area for three prime months. Don't forget to stop by Mando's while you're in town. It's just as impossible to play White River without shopping for discs as it is to play Lakewood, SeaTac, or Terrace Creek.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: One of the better courses down here in south king county. really fun course never gets old. many fun and challenging shots, decent signage easy enough to figure out.
Cons: park gets busy on sunny days, quite a few trees but its really not that bad.
Other Thoughts: watch out for hole 13 the river is a raging and unforgiving. other than that great course.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Busy but worth it.
Pros: Nice layout with long and short tee pads on many of the holes.
Pretty well marked. (Although bringing a map doesn't hurt if you haven't played it before)
Drains well and stays dry most of the time.
Cons: Parking is limited.
Not a whole lot of distance. Only a couple of holes that really let you air it out.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for the river on the 13th hole.
Quite a few left-curving holes. Convenient if you're a RHBH player.
The course gets pretty busy but most of the people play quickly so there isn't a lot of wait time.
You'll probably break in a few discs in the course of a round with all the trees to shoot around/thru.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice and Quiet course
Pros: Pro and Am tee pads, Summer course set up and a winter course set up, multiple pin locations, wide variety of shot selection, very quiet, practice basket, Restrooms near parking lot, free, very close to town and friendly locals that encourage and practice course etiquette.
Cons: Tee signs on # 6 say #8, tee signs for #7 is log 9, after hole #6 go right log says #9 though, Hole # 11 tee sign says log #12, rubber pads on #14,4, Tee pad for #10 is on the path and not clearly marked. Some tee signs do not offer current info for the hole or may be missing.
Some tee pads on the red course are natural and tend to allow water to puddle over it making you to throw from the side of the pads
I mentioned that some tee signs do not correspond to the holes, but if you follow the "next tee signs" and disregard, the log signs at the tee pads. This course has a small parking lot but seems to have a few parking spots available every time, giving the impression of a crowded course. After you finish hole #1 you quickly step inside a thick lush green mystic world with a touch of serenity to the game. You will encounter many obstacles, tunnels, big arm drives, technical throws, and elevation changes. The red course offers a completely different game compared to the blue, both bringing out your A-game. One time playing this course, I literally have only heard the footsteps of joggers faintly over the sound of the river nearby! The locals take pride in their course and have posted a sign frowning on those that litter and encourage packing it out. I stumbled across a show on TV that was offering a hole-by-hole description of the course layout. It was very thorough with the summer and winter layout and offered advice to what type of throw and disc to use for each hole!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -A great mix of open and tight hole layouts.
- easy to follow course layout.
-Very well maintained course.
Other Thoughts: this was the first course i started to play disc golf on and i have become an instant addict to the sport. This is an excellent course with a great mix of hole layouts.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Dang Word of Mouth
Pros: This course is well laid out and marked. Thanks for all the hard work Tom!
Cons: Started playing this course about two years ago, a lot has changed since than. It used to be that you would maybe run into 2 or 3 groups of four when you would play, now you better call and get a T-time (no you can't really call and get a T-time) on most days even weekdays there is no parking spots left and there is sometimes a half-hour wait to tee off not to mention you have to wait ten minutes at each hole for the group ahead of you. It is great to see the sport explode the way it has out here but SSHHHHHH keep it to yerself or else blindfold the Newbies so they have to go with you and can't tell everybody and their mom.
Other Thoughts: Rumor has it that another course is in the works for the Auburn Kent area so please lets keep this one on the down low or else we shall see the same fate.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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