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Fun, short 9-holer

1    8/18/2016   9/3/2016
Review By: Pierparknut
Played: 43  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 4.4 Years
This review was updated on 6/9/2017
Pros: -This is a 9-hole course set in a very small piece of property just off of highway 101 in North Bend, OR. Its convenient location makes it great for a drop-by round.

-It is not too long for beginning players, perfect for intermediate players, and technical enough to challenge more skilled throwers.

-Two concrete tees on each hole make for 18 holes. The tees tend to not be very far apart, but they really change things up.

-Every hole here is aceable. Next to every tee, there is an "Ace Board" where you write your name if you score an ace. I have never seen anything like it. I hate it when people write their name on the basket pole or tee sign if they make an ace. The ace board concept solves this problem. If you're designing a course, consider adding them on the aceable holes!

-The first two holes play through a small field but after that it's into the dense coastal forest. Enough trees have been cleared to make the course fun, though. Commit to a line and hope that you hit it.

-Someone wrote the hole distances on most of the tee signs.

-There's a port-a-toilet in the small parking area.

-My favorite hole is number 5. It's short, but you have to hit the triangle between two leaning trees with an accurate hyzer. The basket is set at the bottom of a small hill with a fence behind it.

-Unless you have serious griplock issues, you shouldn't lose a disc here.

-The course is well-maintained. Never is there long grass or thick undergrowth.
Cons: -This course lacks straightforward navigation. On at least 3 occasions you need to backtrack to find the next tee. I created and posted a map to hopefully help out.

-Given the small property, tees and baskets are very close. Listen for "Fore!"

-The course could use some new baskets. The old Discatchers are rusty and it looks as if someone has spray painted them yellow (including the chains) multiple times.

-It seemed as if either none or two baskets were in view from the tee. The baskets didn't have numbers, either. Follow the map.
Problematic spots:
On #2, aim for the basket on the far right. The two baskets on the left are for holes 8 and 9.
-Holes 5 and 6, the basket is not visible from the tee.
-On #8, there are so many trees it can be hard to spot the basket. It's the one in the middle, between #2 and #9 baskets.
Other Thoughts: -A minor redesign, and some new baskets, would bring this course up to a 3.5.

-This a fun course that can be played in half an hour, stop by if you're driving on 101. If I lived nearby I'd play here all the time.

  Fun coastal 9 hole

1    5/9/2015   5/9/2015
Review By: Plastic_Chukker
Played: 43  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course to test the short game. Experienced players won't need more than a couple putters to play this course, but there are a good mix of straight, hyzer, an-hyzer, and forehand shots to choose from.

Technical lines through the trees really give this course replay value. I played 4 rounds of 18 my first day there.

The dual tee pads are nice, and give each hole a different look and options off the tee.

A couple of blind pin placements help up the difficulty of this course.

Cons: Back tracking to get from pins to tee pads - not a huge deal, but cuts down on the flow of the course.

There are several tee pads that sit very close to basket placements, you'll hear a lot of "Fore!" on this course.

Blind pin placements - While this can help with the difficulty, it is also a burden when the course is crowded.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I really enjoyed this course. I'll be on the coast for two weeks and much prefer this course over mingus (the other course in coos bay)

Bring bug spray! the mosquitos are thick and hungry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 I Say 18 ACE Runs Are Fun!

1    5/25/2014   5/28/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Winsor Park DGC is basically a 9 hole recreation course which is squeezed into a fairly small piece of land. The property has a slight south to north slope to it and is more open at the south end. The northern end is a little more thick with mature trees. Course designers have cleverly added a second set of small concrete tee pads for each hole making this now a full 18 holes. The baskets are older Innova models which have been painted yellow more than once. The signs are simple basic ones giving the hole, par and distance. On each tee post is an ACE Board, basically a board on which players can write their name and date when they've ACED that hole. # 8 appears to be the hardest to ACE with only two recorded ACES. Others have as many as 20 ACES recorded. Most every basket is set in or behind a tree/trees to add to the difficulty. For being a short ACE-fest, the course does feature a nice variety of shots needed off the tee, short hysers, annies, blind uphills, tunnel shots and even a simple little Par 2.
Cons: Yes, this course would be crowded with multiple groups playing at the same time. I wonder how often that happens?
It's short, in my estimation just past the pitch and putt stage. I'd call it an easy recreation course.
The course flow does backtrack a couple of times but I didn't have much trouble navigating through it the first time.
Other Thoughts: I had a great time playing Winsor. What's not to like about a course with 18 ACE possibilities? Granted, a few of these would be really impressive ACEs while most of the others fall in the more routine category but I know, I wouldn't soon get tired of trying for these holes in one. They're all legitimate, I wouldn't be embarrassed to add my Valkyrie Kid signature to one of the ACE boards!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Winsor Park

5+    8/26/2013   8/26/2013
Review By: OregonDG420
Played: 13  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/2/2014
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good course for a beginning player, but still can be fun for more advanced players. All concrete tee pads. good course if looking for a quick/short game.
Cons: just above a pitch and putt course.
Other Thoughts: great course for a quick round or 2 with your buddies. Ace opportunities on every hole which can add some fun to the game.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/26/2012   8/28/2012
Review By: gzusrlz85
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a short course with two tee pads for every hole, making it an 18 hole course. For the most part, it's family friendly. I take my son out there all the time. It's a great course for beginner-intermediate players.
Cons: I wish every hole had a concrete tee pad to throw from. About half of the holes either have a dirt tee pad or no tee pad at all. Also, I wish the debris would be taken out more often.
Other Thoughts: This is the first course I ever played, so I enjoy playing it to see how much better I am now than I was back when I started.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Home Sweet Home

5+    5/10/2012   5/11/2012
Review By: BrickE
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.8 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course is pretty clean. It makes you think through every shot as there are a lot of trees and terrain changes.
Cons: Houses with dogs on the east side of the course can transform your new disc into a chew toy.
Other Thoughts: This is a course worth checking out and is by far the best laid out and kept course in Coos County.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great for beginners, kids, showing family

1    11/12/2011   11/14/2011
Review By: snap7times
Played: 41  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great for beginners, kids, and family wanting to try out disc golf. 2 tee pads per hole offer increased challenge for beginners.
Family and kids can feel comfortable trying out the sport without taking too much time or feeling it is too long.
Easy to find discs and holes.
Elevation on almost all holes. Holes 3-5 were the most enjoyable
Cons: Some signs are missing.
Other Thoughts: Watched 2 newbies celebrating one of their first aces ever on hole 3 or 4.
I brought along my 80 year old aunt and uncle, parents, and 3 kids. Both my parents and 2 kids had a great time playing here. My 80 year olds enjoyed watching along with my 1 year old... Perfect course for this experience.
Seems the tee pads are in different places than some of the pictures on here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Small, but it packs a nice punch

2-4    6/15/2012   7/16/2011
Review By: rootofthechord
Played: 41  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 7.2 Years
This review was updated on 7/16/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - The holes are short, and the course is small - great for families and people newer to the sport.
- Good balance of terrain - most of the holes have slight elevation changes, and 7 of them are in a forest.
- Holes 10-18 use the same baskets as 1-9 but with slightly different tees. As a newer player, it's nice to play a round of 18 and "re-do" some of the holes I wish I could've done better the first time.
Cons: - This course is on a very small piece of land. Holes and fairways are tightly packed together, with a high risk of getting whacked by a wayward disc.
- Course navigation is not always intuitive. Quite a few holes require you to backtrack halfway down the previous fairway in order to find the next tee. 3->4, 6->7, and 8->9 are especially notorious for this.
- Once again, being on a small piece of land means the holes are short. Bigger arms will find themselves gunning for aces or overshooting the baskets on almost every hole, assuming they don't hit a tree first.
- There are still some old, small tee boxes on the course. Although the "true" tees are clearly signed, and these old tees are comically small, they can be very confusing if you don't know where you're going.
Other Thoughts: While it's not "destination" caliber, Winsor Park is an excellent little course that makes maximum use of a very small plot of land. It's gentle enough for the newest of noobs, yet requires precision and accuracy from the more experienced players to score well.

If you're in the Coos Bay area looking for a well-maintained, well-balanced disc golf course, Winsor should fit the bill nicely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/2/2010   10/3/2010
Review By: wildrivers
Played: 19  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 8.2 Years
This review was updated on 3/10/2011
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Only disc golf is played at this park. Can have friendly dogs. Baskets at holes. Cement tees in most cases. Course is pretty clean.
Cons: LACK OF DIRECTIONS AND TEE #s. It would be great if the course could get a few signs out there for visitors and others. It is a fun course but I end up playing every hole differently each round due to lack of knowing the course. Road noise, right on Hwy.
Other Thoughts: PLEASE PLEASE Make the park more user friendly with signs. Everyone loves the game.It would be great if the newer users could get to enjoy its full potential with some signs. I heard word there is a newer ,bigger course at the North Bend or Coos Bay airport. Check with the local club for an update.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 The Home-town Favorite

1    9/6/2010   9/10/2010
Review By: cefire
Played: 671  Reviewed: 134  Exp: 18.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Set between a busy main drive and a residential area, Winsor Park is a small but well utilized park space with a lot going for it. Great for beginners to middle amateurs, the park has rolling hills, fast sloping greens, and some moderate to tight fairways.

Variety - You'll find quite a bit of variety for a 9-hole course with right/left turns, up/down hills, tight/open fairways, and pins which sometimes have precarious positions. The dual tees on every hole frequently add variety and different looks at the fairways. I wouldn't go so far as to say it plays like 18 unique holes but it is definitely a course bonus. Many of the holes have great complementary features which accentuate the courses variety such as the first two opening holes. Hole 1 is a slight hyzer midrange or putter poke under a low-ceiling to an ever so slightly sloping green while 2 allows for a high ceiling, longer turnover which fades right of a blocking fence to a shaded pin.

Maintenance - From the time you pull up, you can tell this course is well-maintained and well-loved. A huge sign directed towards the parking lot describes course sponsors and donors. The fairways reflect the same level of care and are unanimously well-groomed and pruned. The one exception to this is a few of the natural tees which need some work.
Cons: Crowded holes - Because of the extremely small size of park acreage, fairways are tightly jammed together and you will almost certainly find yourself near/on another fairway at some point or even worse buzzing another group's obscured from view tee box.

Challenge - Highly skilled players aren't going to work very hard except on the few holes which require a pinpoint drive. Usually, a putter through an easily achieved open window will suffice for birdie or even ace run.
Other Thoughts: More traditional than its neighbor, Mingus Park, Winsor scores higher for design, upkeep, and 'feel' although it lacks some of the more extreme elements that make Mingus interesting.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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