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 A good little course

1    9/5/2017   9/5/2017
Review By: DGTrower
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
Pros: - a great course for putting and approach shots.
- a great course for beginners and tactical players.
- a very good use of space.
- its an interesting and unique course.
- you can play the whole thing in an hour or less.
Cons: - the baskets are short, the longest was 203ft. I believe.
- not good for the player looking to bomb it 300+ ft. down the course.
- packed into a very small area overall.
- the tees are dirt and some of the signs are damaged.
- it's only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: This course is worth a play if you are just passing through or in the area. Its a pretty neat little course. I enjoyed the change of pace. Basically, there is no need for your big drivers, just bring some putters and mids. I almost didn't come here because the reviews were quite poor, but I'm glad that I did.

1    9/2/2017   9/3/2017
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 1524  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 29.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: When one seeks out to play a 9 hole dgc, you don't expect much. But this course was pretty cool considering.

elevation changes brought out the best of this course. Baskets perched on the side of rock formations, behind rock formations made up for the fact this course is in a very small tract of land and really couldn't air out some shots. Never the less this course was fun to play (even from tghis season course bagger)

Cons: parking on the street.

beat up and tagged tee signs!!

dirt tees
Other Thoughts: no street address, but it right across the street from a pretty cool skate park.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Technically a Shorty

2-4    4/11/2015   4/14/2015
Review By: BirdMan15
Played: 11  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 5.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of technical holes, good for a few times around.
Right off the road and very close to downtown. Easy Access.
Holes 3, 5, 7 and 9 are lots of fun, good use of the natural environment.
Cons: Kind of muddy.
No paved launch pads.
Only (1) trash can...
Other Thoughts: I went with a group of 6 guys and it was perfect for that, easy enough that we weren't bogged down by losing discs, but challenging enough to be fun.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short but fun

2-4    3/2/2015   3/9/2015
Review By: thespeedokid
Played: 94  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 3.2 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to read hole signs. Map of course at hole one. Variety of elevation and trees.
Cons: Dirt and rocky tees. It is a pretty short course. It's unkept.
Other Thoughts: It's really just a short fun course that is good for begginers. Due to the trees it is more of a tactical course.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Putt Approach & Poison Oak

5+    6/8/2014   6/8/2014
Review By: JerichoBronco
Played: 25  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 3.8 Years
This review was updated on 6/16/2017
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Decent little putt and approach course. Course has a compact design. Very efficient use of the space. Baskets were nice, has some buckets for garbage. Has a good flow once you figure out which way you are suppose to be going. Even though it was windy, it was irrelevant as this course is staged in the trees.
Cons: Definitely has poison oak. There are also lots of sicker weeds that stab through the soft parts of your shoes. Plenty of underbrush.
For such a small course there is a distinct lack of directions between holes. Also there aren't any distinct tee boxes. Just a sign showing the hole ahead.
Other Thoughts: WEAR PANTS & BOOTS.
This is a very easy course. But it can be used to help hone your mid and approach shots. Not a lot to the course. Most of the shots are pretty straight on at One Hundred-Something feet away. Hole 3 was a nice blind hyzer shot from the top of a ledge, and 6 was a nice little blind shot over a hill but other than those 2 it wasn't very imaginative. Despite that lack of imagination this is a pitch and putt course of for that it delivers. I enjoyed it and plan on going again.

This could be a great family course for those of us with wives and young kids who don't enjoy large courses but they really need to do something about the poison oak and clean up the underbrush better. It's a shame, but I know it's a difficult task to maintain an area of this size.

For those of you in Portland this little course wouldn't be worth the drive up by itself unless you plan on seeing some of the sites in Hood River.

If you haven't made it to Hood River it's a great town. Hit the Full Sail Brewery or Pfriem family brewery down the street for some great food then hit the course.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Has this course had a redesign??

1    6/22/2013   6/23/2013
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 241  Reviewed: 230  Exp: 14.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/25/2013
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Reading older reviews of this course I believe that there may have been a redesign and many brush clearing work parties in the not so far past. The Valkyrie Kid's review from 2010 tells of a poison oak and lost disc fiasco of a course; a very different experience than I received here.

You pull up and the course is literally on the side of the road, walk ten feet and here is hole one. All of the holes on the course are under 220 feet, a real pitch and putt so no need for your speed 13 drivers here. Hole one is a nice little 160 foot hole throwing through the gap in some trees and hole two is an open open near the road. Hole three is on top of a little mound throwing downhill and over the rest of the park which is only three acres maybe. There are a few interesting shots here that turn left and right, just a little variation and a couple of slightly up and down holes.
Cons: There are a couple of funky throws here that take you into other fairways but considering the size of the park and the ease and speed in which it takes to play each hole it shouldn't be too bad most days. The small piece of land here really hinders what can/could be done and really this course is a practice course, safari or lunch time course. Great for beating in new putters (or playing SuperClass) and having a fun and a laugh but nothing here to challenge anyone other than Grandma, Grandpa and four year olds.
Other Thoughts: The Valkyrie Kid mentioned briefly in his review of a strange vibe he got from the skaters across the road and I would echo those views three years later. One of the later holes there were some teenagers sitting near this rock pile by one of the tee pads throwing rocks and pine cones near me. I threw my drive and they laughed and kept throwing things, not sure what that was all about but it had thinking about why I was the only person on the course on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Technical but sad

1    9/12/2012   9/14/2012
Review By: CodeMonkey
Played: 170  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 5.6 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Baskets and signs seem fairly well maintained. Decent amount of traffic but not overly busy when I was there. Easy to find from the road/highway. Technical but not terribly ridiculous shots.
Cons: Even with the signs, many holes needed to be scouted. Signs indicated next tee locations but were often still difficult to find without some rooting around or scouting. All the holes were under 200'.
Other Thoughts: This course should be used to practice technical shots and aces. I'm surprised that I didn't land any aces but with one quick one through I came pretty darn close on most holes. Definitely under par on all holes that I didn't completely botch my drives. I bet with a couple rounds I could land a few aces at this course and I'm still a pretty new player.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Midget with Attitude

5+    6/10/2010   1/17/2012
Review By: ohtobediscing
Played: 273  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 38.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/21/2015
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Since the course was reworked in spring 2011 it has improved remarkably. Gone is most of the poison oak, blackberries and scotch broom, so disc-hunting, unless the grass is bolting May-early July, is not a problem.
The whole park is just 7-10 acres, but is dedicated to disc golf, and well-hidden from the roads and one obvious house on most holes. 4 holes are 200'-300'---the other five run 79'-150'--basically, an intermediate ace course. Despite the shortness, it plays like a longer course, due to close/challenging obstacles and sudden/dramatic/multiple changes in elevation. 50/50 wooded/open, but the trees are mostly scrub oak or long leaf pine and will easily slap your disc around. Lavarock boulders/terraces create some of the elevation changes, and are usually intermixed with short ferns, providing a bit of a rain forest vibe.
Noobs will enjoy playing, but kids might find it too frustrating unless they're experienced. As it doesn't attract casual players, I've never seen it crowded here.
Cons: I-84 is 75 yds away-a constant presence. Wind can greatly affect #s 5-9, almost always blowing in from the W/NW. We encountered dog-walkers a few times on the course, but most were polite enough to move on from our throwing lane. There is one large area of blackberries between hole # 3 and tee #s 4-5 that could cause disc angst, blood, cursing, etc.
Other Thoughts: Table at # 4, but no garbage cans, requiring responsibility on the part of discers to help keep the course tidy. Immediately across the street from tee #1 is an excellent city skatepark[the skaters have never interacted with me], playground, and bathrooms. If you've got time, stop at the incredible Double Mt. Brewery/Pizzeria in downtown..

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Short but Sweet

2-4    3/26/2011   4/11/2011
Review By: CaptianTrilogy
Played: 75  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 12.9 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This was a great use of the land. The holes were quite short but very fun. There was a deal of easy shot (ex. hole 2) but others had many trees and this made it a tad challenging. One huge pro to this course was the signage, they were very well placed and were extremely clear. The course was laid out very nice. The usage of hills and elevation helped make this course a desirable destination.
Cons: Some cons that I can think of were the fact that during a round a truck pulled up and block hole two and a family with a dog got out, set up a picnic near hole three and began playing fetch with there dog in front of hole five. That being said the locals were not aware of the DGC.
Other Thoughts: There was a local we ran into on our second time around and told us about the old layout and as far as I can tell Hood River parks and rec did a great job at making this course much better than it had been in the past. Great course and will play it again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Need a confidence boost? Play this course!

5+    1/19/2011   1/24/2011
Review By: Huck Plastic
Played: 9  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.6 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Short but sweet Pitch and putt, can do 18 in under an hour
-Good for beginners
-Good for anyone that needs to work on their short game
-Can be played solo, no spotters needed
- Requires a variety of different and challenging shots
-Controlled underbrush and foliage (winter helps)
-No poison oak
-Very hard to lose plastic
-Never crowded
-Perfect for the lunch or after work round
-Maps at the first tee box
-Good labeling of tees and baskets
Cons: -No holes long enough to warrant a full drive
-Intermediate players will find the course relatively easy
-Much more foliage and underbrush come spring time
-I-84 runs along the back tee box of 7, 8 and 9 which is noisy
-Dog walkers may get in the way at times
-Skate park across the street could bring questionable folk to the area
Other Thoughts: When I read older reviews about HRDGC I was very concerned about playing there. The reports regarding poor layout along with the multiple warnings about poison oak almost kept me away. But I finally went and upon playing, it seemed like the last work party really did a number to improve the layout and poison oak situation. For that I want to give a big shout out and THANK YOU to the local HR disc golfers that worked so hard to improve this course.

There is plenty of opportunity for alternative pin placements to make this a little more challenging on the back 9, please see the review by "Dan-Hyzer" for a summary of alternative pin placements we have concocted.

And Remember, always play the role of "Unofficial Park Steward" as this will invariably improve the courses we play and the image of our sport.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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