10 Helpful / 1 Not
Foggy day fun
Pros: It is always good to see new courses coming together in areas where it is many miles to the next nearest course. There was a group of volunteers working on the course while I was there. They are clearly dedicated to improving the course. The course has large scenic grassy meadows with views of Lake Isabella and some heavy woods around the edges. The park seemed clean.
Cons: Undeveloped tees and posts instead of baskets. There are only 9 posts with some of the alternate tees not changing the holes significantly.
Other Thoughts: The course is set up around the margin of a very large natural looking meadow. There are no recreational ball fields here to compete for space. There is space here to add more holes. There are 9 posts and two alternate tees per post so you can get in a round of 18. Some of the alternate tees make for a different angle or change in obstacles. Most throws are into open space. A few holes dip into the woods but mostly an open course. This course would be a nice change of pace if you have been playing other heavily wooded courses in the pacific NW.
It is nice to see a course coming together a Lake Isabella. It is not far off the main highway but it is many miles to the nearest disc course so this is a good thing for the locals. The Mason County Disc Club is apparently serious about maintaining and expanding the course. They were working on the tees while I was there and they are trying to get funds for baskets. It is a slightly different feeling playing to hit posts. It left me thinking how forgiving baskets really are. You can miss the center with a basket and have a lucky chain drop you in nonetheless.
Go play this course. It is worth checking out.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Home Sweet Home
Pros: Worth the drive to see the Olympics over one of the most well hidden State Park Lake fronts in Washington State. The course circles around a huge field, and enters and exits the surrounding forests. Two tee placements for 9 object posts makes 18 holes. The course is well maintained for for having no baskets yet. Very friendly locals. This course has the potential to be a destination course.
Cons: This course has been here for over a year, and is still a "trial" course. The lack of permanent tees and baskets are a testament to that. Currently the (newly formed) Mason County Disc Golf Club is drafting a proposal to the State to include a pro-27 permanent course. The new course will utilize the 2/3 of the park most land users do not see.
The large field that the current course wraps around is leased for hay. So, 2-3 months out of the year it becomes a major problem.
The posts are not baskets, so you better be comfortable with your putting accuracy.
Also, the tee areas can get slippery when wet.
Other Thoughts: The local club has a lot of support from the West Sound Disc Golf Association and Olympia Disc Golf Club. After the State okays the proposal (which is something they want to do- because since the intro of disc golf they've seen the land use, vandalism, and off-roading problems disappear) the club will be holding different fund raising tournaments, including random doubles, BYOP etc. Stay tuned!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Got to love this place
Pros: Long holes, You can realy Huck the disc.
has some elavation to some holes. lots of trees 4,5and7. 1-3 are wide open, except for the blackberrys on the left (you dont want to go in there, brutal)
I play hear about 4-5 times a week. I Love It... There a Bunch of terriffic people out hear !!!!
Cons: The long holes. You got to huck it pretty strong to get par. we are working on tee pads, its a little muddy now that winter is apon us, so it makes it hard to plant your feet.
Other Thoughts: We just put in new Post in to replace the plastic ones we had.. Working to get Baskets, and new tee pads.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Join Disc Golf Course Review
for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In
to add a review.