4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - elevation plays a big part in this course; I like that a lot
- variety of shots needed
- pin placement is good (on slope, next to large drop off, near water etc..)
- concrete tee pads
- fine baskets
- each hole has a post with hole number and a sign showing distance
- easily playable in winter
- right off freeway, and it's nice how the park sits low so the freeway was not noticeable
Cons: - need to ask a local or follow a map in order to navigate between holes
- some tee pads were kind of short
- only 1 hole >400', but that could also be a pro for us who lack distance
- might have to wait to throw until the scruffy fellow crosses the fairway
Other Thoughts: Excellent course! It's not a full 18, but man, I would love to come back and play again. Might be more of a challenge in the summer when there are more dog walkers getting in the way, but no troubles this time of year. Nice park Vancouver.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Varied terrain - trees, fields, hills, water, all of it beautiful. Easy to keep track of your discs. Great location right off I5.
Cons: Somewhat limited parking, but it's easy to see how crowded the course will be. 12 holes leaves you wishing for 6 more.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Many long 300 feet holes
- Several Anhyzer and hyzer shot holes
- You can pick up a game with just about anyone
- Challenging for most people
Cons: - After hours is not safe to be at the park
- There are drug users and homeless people on the course. People use drugs usually after work hours and are in big groups. Its better on the weekends or from 3-5 on the weekdays. You can sometimes pass these groups while playing, but they are also playing more near dark really and in the summertime.
- Hole 4 is really easy to lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: -I would say this is an advance course, it would be hard for a beginner to learn during busy hours because of the long holes. Once you can make a par 4 on a 250 foot hole you would be fine.
- Glenwood community church park is a quieter course that is in the area. It has smaller distances to reach the baskets and is more of a beginner course. There are a few 300-350 foot holes . This would be more for beginners.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Great Inner-city Course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The best thing about this course is location, it is directly off I-5 in the heart of Vancouver. I live in Portland and can make it to Leverich faster than other courses using the reverse commute.
The course has multiple pin positions and they are changed frequently.
Quick to play, I often go around twice.
Cons: This park is filled with vagrants, drunks, and drug users. But I have never had a problem with anyone there.
During the season this place gets to be 'locals only' with lots of bros hanging out or making gorilla courses in middle of your game.
Other Thoughts: This course is only 12 holes and most of them are under 300ft, allowing for noodle arms to grab under par games!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Homeless move from Portland to Vancouver?
Pros: Close to I5, On my way to pick up my girls after school from work. Good for working on your short game.
Cons: Homeless living all over the course! Had 2 people sleeping in the fairway of hole 7 at around 3 pm. The back side of the chains have been stolen from hole 3 (so only 1/2 the chains remain). The parking at hole one near the practice basket appears to have multiple people living/sleeping in their cars/vans in the shade. Homeless living in the covered area with piles of junk/bikes (stolen?).
Other Thoughts: I'll check back after the weather turns colder/rainy and see if there are any changes. Not likely to be frequenting this course any time soon!
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Lots of challenges. Good grassy fairways,friendly people,close to bus route, stores and gas.
Cons: Vagrants frquent the park but usually keep to themselves.
Other Thoughts: Good course to get out on and play, Something for everyone!
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
great I-5 quick stop!
Pros: i played touranment there under Vancouver Assoication for the Deaf event, it did had 18 basket with wheelies, portable basket, etc. i am aware of 12 orginial baskets. i find this park is a great place!
i liked how the park have variety of elevation, downhill, uphill, flat, but risky. it is pretty much techinical course.
they does have proper teepad, also have sign, marks to go next.
Cons: 12 baskets... oh well.
oddballs people hanging in the shed, seems like bums, drug addicts, etc.
Other Thoughts: would like to play there again once i'm visiting Vancouver.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
A Little Bit of Everything
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -The Leverich Park DGC makes great use of an odd park, right next to I-5. Holes 1, 11, and 12 are in one area, 2, 3, 4, 5 are in another, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are in a third area, and 10 is all alone in a fourth. The sections are broken up by a creek and some hills. If you want to play 18 holes just play 1-5, then 2-5 again, then 6-12, then 1 and 12 again. Or you can play 17 holes by playing 1-10, then 6-10 again, then 11 and 12. Or you can play 7 holes by playing 1-5, 11, and 12. Or you can park at the parking lot near #9 and make up whatever routing you want from there. You can make up many different course routings since 1 basket to 2 tee, 5 basket to 6 tee, and 10 basket to 11 tee are all in the same area.
-Pin locations are changed frequently, and there are two placements on every hole.
-Great variety, it has a bit of everything: short, long, wooded, open, hilly, and flat holes. Some of my favorites:
-#2 is a 150 ft downhill putter shot. You need an overstable putter to fade into the green. Keep an eye on your disc, lots of brush here.
-#3 is almost 400 ft, out of my range. I play it as a par 4. It is wide open but the basket is in a clump of trees straight ahead. Sometimes the basket is out in the open, which makes it even longer.
-#4 is a downhill 90 degree dogleg left with mando at the corner. It's really short so a very overstable putter or midrange hyzer shot with a skip is the way to go. If you throw too fast a disc and too straight you could be deep in the woods or even the creek.
-#7 is a fun forehand shot, open for most of the way but the basket is just in the woods on the hillside, probably not visible from the tee. Even if you throw a bad drive the hill behind the basket provides the opportunity to run your putt.
-Hole 9's creek adds an interesting factor. In summer it is shallow enough to wade in to retrieve a disc, but it runs high in winter/spring. It also comes into play if you throw an especially terrible shot on holes 4, 5, 6, or 10.
-There's a practice basket near the parking lot but it is sometimes used as the hole 9B basket.
-Chainstar baskets caught fine.
Cons: -Gets really busy. Vancouver is at a bit of a shortage on disc golf courses, expect to wait.
-This course is RIGHT next to I-5. It is super noisy. However there are enough trees to keep exhaust to a minimum.
-Hole 11 is short but straight uphill in front of the teepad, with a low ceiling. I don't know what the best shot is here. It's so uphill it's easy to slip on your way up.
-Hole 8 is right next to an extra parking lot. Definitely possible to hit a car, don't park there.
-Parking is scarce. Extra parking available along entry road or in second lot near #s 8&9.
Other Thoughts: -Unlike a lot of short courses on small parks, this one has a great variety of holes and keeps me coming back.
-This park is frequented by hard-livin' types. So far everyone I've talked to has seemed nice, but I'd avoid coming here after hours.
-Definitely a great local course, with a lot of variety.
-12 holes is perfect for a quick round, not too long, not too short.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Manicured fairways on the mostly treeless holes. Dirt fairways on the wooded holes. Concrete tees. Hole distances on the post of every hole. Variation in elevation. Variety in wooded and non-wooded holes.
Cons: Creek can come into play on like 8 of the holes. Too much OB pathway. It's a little too short. Although it's always fun to get a birdie. Not enough parking. I had to go to the other parking lot and start on hole 10. It is nice that they have overflow parking though.
Other Thoughts: It's a fun course with lots of variety. Plus they even have an island hole.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A Fun Jaunt
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice little course located in a park that has a combination of grassy fairways and tall firs that border its edges.
The nice feature of the course is that it allows for long wide open drives while having it balanced by some very short, technical holes. It really is a strange mix of one or the other, with not much in between. But it would be a place that I would take beginners, as there will be far less tree bangin'. The modest elevation changes affect nearly half the course.
The fact is, it's a fun diversion, and certainly worth the play, although it has some heavy hitters across the river (Pier Park, etc) that are going to give you more bang for your buck.
The park is well maintained and the course is ship-shape with nice tee pads and signs.
My favorite holes would be the short ones (2, 4, 8, 9, 11). Hole 2 is unique in that it's a very short downhill "putt", but they have marked the green with logs- According the a local, anything outside the logs in a tournament is considered OB.
Cons: Half the holes are field shots that are basically wide open with limited obstacles (mostly consisting of forest bordering the fairways). The exception is hole 1, which is nice hole guarded by a large tree and steep slope on the green. Otherwise these open holes are rather ho-hum.
Other Thoughts: I've gotta admit, there were some people there that creeped me out - sketchy people who wandering the fringes of the course and hanging out at the shelter. But not everyone was sketchy, there were dog walkers and a nice guy selling discs in the parking lot.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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