Philomath, OR 
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Uploaded By: Flies to the Left Hole #5 (Taken 2/2009)
3 / 342ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 from the tee.

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 Philomaths best

5+    2/10/2011   2/12/2011
Review By: Discbear
Played: 551  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 17.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Offers a good variety of holes.Some of the holes seem like an easy enough 3 but they can be deceptive and there are definitely ways to go wrong especially hole 8 with it's narrow winding fairway and some hideous blackberry tangles ready to snare a misguided missle. I think you can count on very few disc golfers as a rule. There often seems to be a dog party going on near hole 4. There is a long walk to get to hole 7 and 8 so a map would be helpful for first timers. If you have had a rough round just about any level can try for an ace on hole 9. All round it is a nice quiet park.
Cons: The tee pads are awful and I can't believe that they were even put in. They are too short and awkward and seem to be chunky rocks on an uneven surface.
Other Thoughts: Play it a couple of times but don't plan your vacation around it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A City Park That Needs Guidance

1    2/16/2009   2/18/2009
Review By: Flies to the Left
Played: 55  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 9.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A real nice park with lots of open space and wooded areas.
It has 9 baskets, 8 of them have decent distance. 4 of them require some skill.
I don't think vandalism is a problem, it's right next to the police department. I hope that's a good thing.
It has good grass and the walking paths are in good condition. The place has at least 3 wooden bridges.
The DGA baskets are still in new condition.
The place has restrooms and running water, but they are out of order from frozen pipes. Maybe they will get fixed before spring.
This is a very clean course. There are some really cool benches near #3 and #5 baskets, they are made of a redwood tree that used to be downtown.
Cons: The course has no elevation, just flat. Typical for a city park.
There is a box at Tee #1 that I assume should hold some maps/scorecards, it was empty. Navigating the course is good until you get done with 7. #8 Tee is quite a walk that you might need map for the first time. This would have been a good place for some signs.
There are no tee signs except for the hole number on the tee pad.
The Tee Pads are the worst I have ever played on. They are elevated and boxed in with railroad ties. About 8 feet in length. It looks like someone filled the pad in with redi-mix and spread gravel on top. The best way to describe them is "they are lumpy."
Other Thoughts: I was really disappointed with this course after playing it. It could have been so much better. 2, 3, 7, and 8 are OK but the rest are just straight shots. The place has the space to put in some nice long shots with some trees in the way. There is a marsh between 6 and 7, but it does not come into play. The river is also in the park. Hole #9 is near, but not near enough to worry about it.

This course really needs a local club to manage it and make improvements. Corvallis is just down the road and there are many players there.

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