2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great for beginners. I enjoy taking my wife and father out here so they can enjoy the sport along with me.
Easy walking. Flat lands make for a decent walk, but not drained muscles hiking up and down hill.
Confidence booster. After playing bogey golf at Pier Park for months it is nice to play Greenway and fully understand that you really are making improvement.
Cons: Walking paths are in play at times. There has been some change in the layout to prevent this, but you still have to be aware of your surroundings.
Flooded fairways in the winter months. Doesn't really dry out until March-April.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Makes good use of land
-Variety of hole types
-Good for beginners
-Nice signs and Tee pads
Cons: -There was a lot of people doing their daily walk at the time
-Very narrow at some points, with people walking their dogs as well
Other Thoughts: I played this course in September on my way to the girlfriends sisters place. Stopped and played after work. Seems like the place to be for after work activities. Lots and lots of people. I am so afraid of hitting someone that I'll just wait till I am completely clear, which made for a long round. All in all, decent course. Would really like to play it again, without the crowds.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Tees and baskets are in good condition. Really nice environment, in a beautiful park.
Cons: IT'S IN A STRAIGHT LINE! This is a huge flaw, because once you finish the course you have to walk back through the mile+ to get back to your car.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Blah blah blah
Pros: close to downtown
Cons: small park, tons of other park users, requires a lot of patience for joggers, bikers, walkers......
Other Thoughts: I guss this course would be ok if I played it for something to do at lunch. I would take my young kids here to learn the game.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This might be a good course for a beginner learning how to play but cant throw very far.
Cons: Theres alot of people walking between you and the goal. i took my friend there to learn to play and he hit 3 people walking by. thats also because hes not a great shot.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good beginner course.
Pros: -Fairways are routinely mowed.
-Hole distances vary.
-Open holes, clearly marked, easy to navigate.
Cons: -Pedestrians on the path get in the way a lot.
-9 hole course plays quickly, you finish as soon as you get warmed up.
-1st hole and 9th hole are on nearly opposite ends of the park. Meaning you have to walk a ways to get back to your vehicle or play a second round.
Other Thoughts: If you are just passing through the area there are a lot better courses around. This is the course I started playing on as I used to live a few blocks away, and I think it's fine for those starting out. If they added another 9 holes...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Greenway is for practice
Pros: Open layout and good use of space in a narrow park; good teepads and signs.
Cons: Dull. Straight throws, often short, with little use of the surrounding trees to provide a challenge. They need to add alternate teepads to make this a reverse 18 and add variety. Plays along a busy walking trail; watch for pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: If youre on the west side of Portland and want to work on your mid and putting game, this course serve your needs. Good for teaching new players.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Greenway DGC was designed on a narrow space of wetland along Fanno Creek. Due to its scenic beauty, abundance of wildlife, and proximity to town, this park is always very active. This park is extremely well maintained and cared for by the locals, with ongoing improvements to the course and park. The course has well maintained cement tee pads, Mach V baskets, and tee signs which incorporate the distance, par, and pin location. Most of the holes are wide open off the teepads but do present an occasional obstacle from time to time. Pin placements were a mix, either guarded by a cluster of trees or placed in open space. Holes range anywhere from 174 - 400 feet long and are best suited for amateur players. However, more advanced players will enjoy working on putt and approach shots, especially on windier days.
Favorite hole/s: #3
Because Greenway DGC is located on wetlands the course tends to flood during the wetter months. The ground becomes soggy and puddles form near the pins. The flow to the course falls short as well considering hole #8 (or the last hole) is on the opposite side of the park. Players have to walk about ¼ mile back toward tee one when finished. Currently hole #9 has been placed between holes #1 and #2 making it more like #2A, and is a very short ace run. Last, pedestrians are everywhere whether it is the local joggers, walkers, ROTC, bird watchers, bicyclists, etc. which adds up to several minutes of wait time.
Worst hole/s: #2a (current location for #9)
Greenway DGC is a fun nine hole course that is located just outside Portland and therefore often gets overlooked by more advanced players. However, it is the perfect place to introduce newer players to the game, to have weeklies at, or to play solo. When it isn't very busy, it is easy to get a quick round or two in and still make the most of your day. I always appreciate it when locals put so much work into the upkeep and appearance. I am just not sure how long this course will stay intact considering all the plant and wildlife advocates are always looking for ways to have this course removed.Hole #9 moves like a child in the military! I wish locals all the best and hope that Greenway will eventually get nine (not eight) permanent holes.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Not Too Bad...
Pros: An open course for beginners in a well kept wildlife area. A very nice park for DG or hanging out.
Cons: Very open. Advanced players may find this course a bit less of a challenge. Hole 9 was removed. Can flood after heavy rain turning a few fairways in to a swampy mess. A lot of traffic with bicyclists and pedestrians. The bushes to the right of the hole 1 fairway is notorious for eating discs. I should know.
Other Thoughts: A fun course for a quick game.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
It's the green-way
Pros: The best thing about Greenway DGC is the park itself, it is so clean and in spectacular shape with no vandalism or litter anywhere in the park that I could see at all. Another little park in the Oregon system that is in tip top shape, has a small disc golf course on it and is naturally beautiful. Even though it's just a small local course there are still some fun, challenging, long holes on it and the few trees were well used. Hole six is probably one of the best tee locations as it puts you right in front of the only trees on the hole and instantly it makes that hole interesting.
Cons: Since it is such a nice park and there is a great walking trail that plays along side and in front of most holes this could lead to waiting for pedestrians. The course leads you as far away from the car as possible and the walk back is a ways but it is the only way you can fit eight holes in here. Most advanced level players will be under par and could get bored after a while.
Other Thoughts: It's a tough call on when to visit this park as I suspect the summer months are filled with people and the winter months the course is flooded to almost unplayable. It's a little strange getting to the parking area of this place as you go through a local area business park and end up parking back in there as well. It's not horrible for a course bagger or if you lived in the area but not worth a huge trip to go out and play.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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