Keizer, OR 
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1    3/22/2020   3/22/2020
Review By: Breh
Played: 141  Reviewed: 139  Exp: 10.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Disc golf signs pointing you to the disc golf parking area. Practice basket near parking lot to warm up. Nice new looking tee signs with distance and basket placement marked by a bolt for which pin the current location is. Good mix of technical wooded shots and open driver holes. Good mix of left/right and straight pin placements. Couple par 4s on backside to open up your arm on and hole 12 USA really cool island type hole over the lake. This course offers a great variety with mini elevation on couple holes and great distance mix going in and out of the woods. There not any holes I really dislike here, and the wooded ones have great lanes and the par 4s are good as well. Arrows on bottom of the basket showing direction to next tee. Numbers are engraved in the tee pad as well to help you.
Cons: Might have a hard time navigating if new. Go right of practice basket for hole 1 then take another right to get to hole 2 after that navigation gets easier. Hole 8s basket is pretty bent and probably could use replacing. Hole 5 dosen't have a tee sign. Ivy can get pretty thick here, and part of the year the course floods. In the summer months the fairways can become overgrown and you might spend time looking for disc spotters are a good idea
Other Thoughts: One of the more underrated courses in the salem area. Maybe not good for newer players and looking for disc can be frustrating but if hit the right time of the year more advance players will really enjoy this course. Every hole can be birdied but every hole can also be bogied making for some entertaining rounds hit your lines you can do well. Great spot to come and play

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

1    4/24/2019   4/28/2019
Review By: sarpin
Played: 24  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 12.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great use of the property with a big dose of wooded holes early followed by two water hazard shots and some open field play. The course seems to be very well maintained, a sign of conscientious locals policing the grounds. Very helpful tee signs indicating which pin placement is current, all seemed to be acurate.
Cons: Navigating the course was a bit challenging the first time out. While the tee signs are great, getting to the next tee was a bit wonky for the unitiated, just for the first 3 holes however.
Other Thoughts: We drove 50 minutes to the course from the Portland metro area only beceause Wheatland DGC was closed due to flooding, and what a lucky break that was. Keizer Rapids is the kind of course I can only wish for in the inner Portland area. Clean, manicured, challenging and just plain fun.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 The Mighty KRP

2-4    9/25/2016   9/26/2016
Review By: Pactime
Played: 25  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 5.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Neat mix of forested and open shots
Neat lines to be found in the trees - there are some really fun holes here!
It's a full 18, which I like bc I spend most of my time looping Woodmansee twice to get my 18.
Tees are in great shape
Most of the cages are in great shape
It's a lovely park full of wild life. I've seen deer, Eagles, osprey, and lots of little critters
Doesn't seem to get crowded, though does get used.

Cons: The thorns and the poison oak can be annoying
Poor signage - I wouldn't want to play here without my pals who remember the way around better than me.
This isn't a park to play alone. It's a second set of eyes park for sure.
There's some compression on the front 9 between baskets and next tees. It can be harrowing if there are other people playing at the same time.
Could use more garbage cans. I pick up trash along the way and found myself carrying a full bag for quite a while before there was a can to dump it in.
The driveway to the parking lot is brutally pocked and pot-holed.

Other Thoughts: Even though I can never find my way around, I can't say how much I like playing KRP. It's intimidating, but not overbearing, challenging, but not unbeatable. Definitely takes some getting used to as far as finding lines and getting through so many jaily shots. I've been here before when the flora was way too overgrown but they're taking good care of it these days. The park is in great shape! I wish I was there now!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 I'm not worthy

1    5/12/2016   5/20/2016
Review By: TertiaryObjective
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.2 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Scenic wooded course
Quiet and peaceful
Challenging but fun design
Cons: Fairways overgrown
Possible to get lost on your first time - digital course map on the phone helped a lot
Other Thoughts: Not for the unworthy! Get off of the fairway and spend a lot of time searching for the disc in the tall grass and blackberry brambles. I speak from experience; I didn't finish all 18 because I spent too long looking for discs and had to leave. I avoided any poison oak rashes by washing discs, arms, and legs with technu when I got home.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Wonderful little course

2-4    6/7/2015   6/8/2015
Review By: sparred4life
Played: 14  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.1 Years
This review was updated on 4/3/2016
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Beautiful course to play. Through the trees you feel you are out in the woods playing disc golf. At sunset the open goes are gorgeous.
- There is a line for each hole, but you will have to work for it.
- Nice baskets.
- Poison oak has been marked with bright paint.
- Quiet, not many people.
- Nice mix of forehand vs. backhand holes, and many where both are a solid option.
- Challenges your aim quite often.
Cons: - Signage could be improved, but it looked to us like that is being worked on.
Other Thoughts: This is going to turn into a regular weekend course for me. With a few more signs and a weed puller for the poison oak this course will be a dream!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    2/21/2015   2/21/2015
Review By: thespeedokid
Played: 110  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 5.7 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Large concrete tees. Map of course on marquee. Good baskets. Not many people play it.
Cons: Fairways are extremely overgrown. Lots of bramble bushes. Too many trees. Lack of elevation changes. Most holes signs are missing. (The ones that are there are nice though).
Other Thoughts: I would advise not playing this course. Especially if you aren't extremely confident with your aim. If you hit one tree the disc can glide way away making it quite difficult to locate. You start out the course thinking that it's not terrible. But it just get worse and worse. Would I play it again? No.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Kinda confusing

1    9/10/2014   9/10/2014
Review By: INFECTED503
Played: 22  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very challenging course
Cons: Very challenging and confusing course.
It was very hard to find to start with.
Some holes have signs, some do not.
If they do the sign faces into the trees and is harder to see then trying to find a disc.
#17's sign is no where near the pad... or maybe I missed something

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Personal favorite!

5+    4/7/2014   6/19/2014
Review By: mbressler13
Played: 50  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 8.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great long tee pads
-Nice baskets
-Usually has a practice basket
-Scenic area to play some golf
-Plenty of variety, bring your whole bag
-Signage is great.
-Not crowded
-2 holes with "water hazards"
Cons: -Can get overgrown early in the spring
-Poison oak and stinging nettles are prominent
-Not enough benches or trash cans
-No bathrooms
-Prone to flooding
-Difficult to navigate if you dont know the course
Other Thoughts: This course is a gem. I love going out and playing a few rounds out there before it gets overgrown for the spring. 18 holes. One or two par fours depending on the layout it is in. I have seen this park under FEET of water before so the prone to flooding thing is not a joke. Try not to take many "natural" colored discs cause they can get lost really easy.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Funky and Challenging..

2-4    1/19/2013   1/19/2013
Review By: prettyboyfloyd
Played: 16  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great Concrete tee pads
- Signage
- Mix of open long and wooded short holes
- Good mix of elevation
- Easy to get to from 1-5
- nice pdf map
Cons: - Even with signage, hard to navigate w/o map
- multiple blind (to the basket) in the woods, into low lying plants
- Bushes in open areas are great for disc to get lost
- 15th is a questionable par 3
Other Thoughts: Probably the best course currently in Salem (apparently more are in the works). Very easy to get to if you're an out of towner: Keizer exit from I-5 (260 on I-5 N), left at exit, left at the second light down Chemewa Rd., and stay on Chemewa until you get to the park.

Course goes from an open first hole to 2 - 10, which are somewhat open wooded holes (not ridiculously tight). These holes still require accurate straight, hyzer, and anhyzer shots over around an average of 250ft. The ground is covered in large ferns and leaf litter, so there is a chance of losing a disc if you kick off a tree or have your view blocked when you tee off. A couple of these holes have blind tee shots to the basket (4, 5, 8, and 10). The ground is not necessarily even on these holes, either, which makes them a little more interesting.

Holes 11 - 16 are more in this funky hilly open area, with few trees. The ground is lined with grass, some blackberry, some shrubery I don't know, and a pond. Lots of elevation here that is used well. It sorta looks like a wetland area that isn't a wetland, with hills. Whatever it is/was, it was my favorite part of the course.

Holes 11 & 13 have elevated tee pads to longer shots, around 400ft (always nice); hole 12 has the pond in play, with the basket about 200+ away on a small green peninsula (very nice).

My only complaint hole wise was hole 15. The hole starts with a 300ft fairway to a extreme dog leg left to the wooded basket, about 100ft from the dog leg. I am all for hard par 3s, but this is right on the border of being a moderate (not easy) par 4.

The course finishes with a ace run on hole 17, and a tunnel shot over what could be a pond at times on 18. The 18th hole crosses the path to get to hole 1, so it could be dangerous.

All in all, a well designed, challenging course. I would not consider it for beginners. Great use of the area given and excellent tee pads (grippy concrete). It would get a 4.0 from me if some of the ground plants and shrubbery gets cleaned up a bit more. I think an increase in use would do this as well.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 HATE is too weak of a word

2-4    9/30/2012   9/30/2012
Review By: Salem Disc Junkie
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.4 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Secluded course, quiet, wooded. Makes for a nice trek through nature, good workout.
Cons: The water hazards on 12 and 13 are avoidable if you know what you are doing. Not for beginners or for anyone that can't control their shots well. The overgrowth on many of the holes is HUGE. Bring a spotter and be prepared to spend a lot of time searching for your disc. Lost of POISON OAK!

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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