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-Baskets in great shape.
-Kiosk with maps.
-Variety of distances from under 200' up to past 700'.
-Variety of hole type ranging from short wooded tech holes to long open range bombers.
-Nice use of available elevation: Some shots shoot up to 20' downhill. A couple uphill bombs as well.
-Great mix of hazards including carved fairways, and some holes with OB make for great risk/reward scenarios.
-Very fair lefty vs. righty (I think the course was mainly designed by a RHFH dominant player).
-Many holes have benches.
-Plenty of dedicated parking available.
-Good markings along the course helping you navigate.
-Strong local club involvement keeps the place tidy.
-Tee signs have illustration of hole, as well as distance for tee positions.
-All holes have at least two alternate pin positions, some have more!
-Course flow is great, taking you around the entire park in a nice loop. Eighteen ends about 300 feet away from hole one and the parking lot.
-Scenic beauty. The course is just in a beautiful area of Oregon. Part of the course plays through a section of very old, old-growth oak trees that are about as tall as an oak tree can get.
-Lot's of tournaments throughout the year to compete in, including:
...Festivus (winter tourney)
...OLE Series event
...Oregon Series event
...and many more.
-Rubber teepads. Rubber tee pads work really well in some areas of the country. Oregon is not on that list. With a little mud and rain, rubber tee pads can be VERY slippery and dangerous. I wish they'd put concrete down at Adair.
-There is some poison oak, although the locals have been doing a good job recently at keeping it to a minimum.
-It can be pretty windy at Adair at times, bring extra clothing in winter to shield you from the freezing wind.
Adair is one of the top five courses in Oregon, and Oregon has a lot of great courses. With Adair only being a 20 minute drive west off of I-5, there is really no excuse not to stop off for a round if you're passing through. The course is marked well enough that it's quite easy to figure it out your first time without searching for things. Also, there are maps provided for ease of navigation.
Big arms and shorter throwers alike will love Adair with it's excellent variety. Anyone who can throw an accurate 320' shot will do much better than someone with an inaccurate cannon arm.
As mentioned above, the place is beautiful, the park sits on the edge of a tiny little village, there are rarely any crowds, and the landscape is worthy of being painted.
Adair hosts many large tournaments every year put on by surrounding DG clubs, and for a few of those tourneys, they alter the course into a championship level course. It's fantastic and I'd suggest playing one of those tournaments to any seasoned pro, or aspiring advanced amateur.
I love Adair, and the only real beef I have is with the tee pads. I don't have a wild run-up and am generally pretty smooth and easy off the tee pad, but I have fallen at Adair more than a couple times. Last year I pulled a muscle in my back during a tournament and had to quit playing. Oregon climate/weather really necessitates concrete tee pads, especially if the holes are anywhere near mud. Fly Pads just don't cut it.
Other than the tee pads, I think Adair is a top-notch course, and I take every opportunity I can get to shoot a round there. With concrete tees, I would rate Adair at least 4.5 stars.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Good mix of open and tight holes. Great area to have a disc golf course. Beautiful park.
Cons: Maybe it's just me, but I find this course to be very ON/OFF. There are a lot of holes that are 2's or 5's. Not a "fair" course. I have shot a 49 and a 58 on the same day in the same weather.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 1 Not
One Of The Big Three In Oregon!
Pros: It's a wonderful park for a course, some open gentle rolling hills and thickly wooded in other areas. Each hole was unique and offered it's own challenges. Hole after hole I played and thought, if I had the time I'd like to go back and play that hole again. Great teepads. Signs were clear and informative. No signs of vandalism. The park was litter free. Three basket placements for most holes. Just a super well planned and developed course. The fact that it is a county park and therefore a few miles from Corvallis is probably a major plus as that serves to keep the crowds down.
Cons: Well, there's no water to speak of, just a small drainage ditch on one of the wooded holes. Is this alone enough to keep it from getting the five stars?
Other Thoughts: Easily one of the top three in Oregon along with Pier Park and Milo, and I liked Adair more than Milo. There are no boring/mundane holes here. I loved # 14 with the risk/reward of throwing over a grove of trees or going around them. It's probably an fairly easy toss for you 350-400' throwers. # 18 is an 875' slightly downhill, mostly open, chance to show off your arm kind of hole. This a course that could challenge a top ranked player but not frustrate the average disc golfer. I'd love to come back and play it again and again.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is the premiere course for the valley south of Portland. It requires many technical shots and can be very unforgiving. Bring your A game for this course and plan on some funky fun shots to get out of the rough. You will be rewarded for nice fairway shots in the woods. End the round with a monster drive (maybe roller) for the 800ft+ 18th hole.
Cons: Poison Oak is vibrant in the summer months on hole 3,4, and 6 mostly. Be Aware. Not much else. The park doesnt get too crowded as its far enough away from the college. Not the best course for beginners. Adv/Pro course
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Change of pace
Pros: This place has many different fairways to challenge yourself on. Fun course just to walk through. Looks can be deceiving, this course looks like an open field but, turns out to be a whole lot better. The maps are properly laid out for ease of use.. Not to disappoint.
Cons: It may be a drive for some people.
Other Thoughts: Not too many hazardous plants around, should be fun.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Long, Wooded, Open Fairways, Technical, Challenging, Some OB, Beautiful, This course has it all! Mike Storrs.
Cons: I don't live there.
Other Thoughts: I'm a pro from DeLaveaga Santa Cruz, CA.
I had the privilege of playing this course while attending an Oregon Series tournament. I was not disappointed. If you are in the area do not pass up the chance to play this course. It is truly world class. Being from Cali I can tell you that there is no other place in the world that can rival what Oregon has going on in Disc Golf. They simply got it going on. Nice people. Great golfers with a limitless amount of enthusiasm and respect for the game we all love.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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