Challenging enough to be fun
Pros: -Signs help with par and distance, but not location, which is fine because it is pretty self explanatory
-Holes are well designed to fit a beginner and/or intermediate level player. I think of myself as an intermediate player and my personal best is -6
-For the amount of land, this course is perfect, well designed in the woods, only holes 3, 4, 7, and 10 interfere at all with the park, mostly 3 the others are rather negligible.
-Elevation is used great
-Most holes are easy par, reasonable to tricky birdie, with a few ace runs in between
-An excellent course to bring a friend to, short enough to be accessible but nothing is a gimme
-For th most part, there is equal representation of forehand and backhand, if you try hard enough you can really do anything on this course
-Benches! An often overlooked commodity is present on most holes here.
Cons: -Baskets are not the best, kind of old, Mach V I think, they get the job done about 80% of the time though
-Tees are at best, inconsistent, most are rubber mats, a few are plain old dirt, which gets ultra muddy sometimes
-Very short, it could easily be more challenging, or better designed if Baskets were pushed back a couple feet
-The rough is very unkept, if you aren't on the fairway, you're searching, I've lost two discs here
-Some treacherous hills to traverse, not a problem in the summer, but after some rain, it is a whole different story.
-No garbage cans, sometimes there will be garbage which is always disappointing
Other Thoughts: overall, a good course, definitely one of the ones I play often, it is about 30 mins from Seattle/Bellevue.
Great course for practicing midrange/putter tee shots
Gets muddy with the rain, this course and Juel Park are probably the worst in the area with rainfall
This gets a 3/4 on the new shoe index as an average of weather conditions
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great short technical course with variation
Pros: -Technical holes that reward accuracy
-Good use of elevation change throughout course
-Nice variety of holes
-Quick to play
-Lots of opportunities for ace runs
-Great local group
Cons: -All holes are under 300' so you can't air it out
-Can get quite muddy in the fall through spring (especially holes 2 & 5)
-Gets crowded on summer weekends
-Easy for beginners to lose discs with all the vegetation
-Can be hard to navigate if it's your first time there
Other Thoughts: Howling Coyote is my home course and is great for working on technical, short shots. I really like the variety of shots with the terrain and elevation changes. Every hole has an opportunity for an ace run but you have to place your shots well as there is also a ton of obstacles.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good course, but small
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Best use of the area they were given. I only had one issue navigating the first time, but the course map at the kiosk in the parking lot was excellent. I took a picture of it with my phone and referred to it only once.
Its a multi-use park and the design kept the discs away from the playground/picnic areas.
Good use of the trees and elevation. Reminded me of Dexter outside of Eugene, OR at times. Hole 7 , especially (super downhill). The baskets are modern.
Cons: It is a short course. Hole 1 is the longest and the most flat, which is kind of a bummer the rest of the time. Holes 2 & 5 were as muddy as it gets in the PNW. I'm sure it'll be better in the summer, but watch out if it rains.
I do not have a giant arm and I came away thinking I could've used only my putters and would've scored well. I only used a fairway driver on 1.
Other Thoughts: This is a classic case of the designers using the most of what they were given. There was a ball golf course adjacent to hole 7 that had me sighing at the potential space in the geography.
I aced hole 6, which made the round. R pro dart, standing from the tee. That sums it up.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun, quick course
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well thought out
Interesting use of elevation to set up down hill, up hill shots
Well signed, easy to follow
Cons: Small area to work in for course design, all holes <300 feet
Very muddy in spots
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my round here. If you live close by or are in the area worth a play through, but if not I wouldn't travel to get to this course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Birdies in the trees
Pros: Reminded me of an 'executive' golf course, you know show up after work play 9 holes. Enjoyed my 2 times around the course. Loved the course challenges thru the trees and turns with 7 holes on the side of a hill. Every hole gave a person an opportunity to throw a 'bird'. Hole number 8 throwing from the woods across the lawn was a great ace challenge. But watch out, if you throw too hard the water on the down side of the hill is right there.
Cons: couple of holes directions from one basket to next pad were missing (followed the main trails and was able to move thru the course pretty good.) Hole #1 pad when you first show up seems backwards. Basket is back toward parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Didn't understand why there was a hole 10. I guess you can play it any way you want. I played 1-9 twice and then for funzies I played 10 both times for ace throws (didn't count it in my 18 hole score.)
When in the area I will play it again.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Nice little course
Pros: - Easy to navigate
- Quiet park with beautiful surroundings
- Fun holes and not too much vegetation to lose your discs
- Plenty of holes are birdiable
Cons: - Only 10 holes
Other Thoughts: Out of all the disc golf courses in the area, I think I enjoyed this one the most. Better than Mineral Springs or Terrace Creek. This one was much easier to navigate and had some character.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
home sweet home
Pros: very techinical, wooded area, have up and downs throws, have few OBs to worry about, open area to throw, it is great 9 holes of balance.
new additonal basket, 10th basket, right after 9th hole, and it is an ace basket!
mostly have signs everywhere!
have trash cans, bathrooms, and water fountain.
Cons: vandalism need to be stopped! last time i visited there, the head of howling coyote statue was cut off. also in 2013, i had few friends played there, we was in wooded area, and some punk broke in 3 different cars, robbed few important things.
natural grounding.... the more we play the ground get muddy on wet days and getting more sinking in.
9 holes.... most of us prefer 18 holes.
Other Thoughts: fun and nice gateway from my home.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Short technical shots
Pros: Some good technical shots
Cons: dirt tee pads
people always sitting in fairways
busy park on weekends, no parking
Other Thoughts: I rarely play here due to the normal park crowd sitting on fairways and if its a nice day the parking lot is full. There are a few decent holes with technical shots. I wouldn't recommend this course unless its close to your home and you want to play a quick round after work.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Little Course!
Pros: This course is very clean! The layout makes great use of the space and creates opportunities for different shot types.
The course can be played very quickly. Great for a quick round, or can be played through multiple times with relative ease.
This course is also pretty forgiving. This would be a great spot to bring a new player. The chances of losing a disc are not too high, so bumming a buddy a disc for his first round isn't too much of a gamble on your part!
Cons: The course is short... If you are looking for a spot to "Grip and Rip" this course isn't it. Only two or three holes actually require a full powered driver.
It is only 9 holes. Maybe it's just me, but I like playing at least 18 different holes in a round. But, there just doesn't seem to be space for more.
Other Thoughts: I like this course. Its only 9 holes, but I played it through 4 times on my first visit. I see this course as a great spot to work on finesse and midrange shots. The people I met while playing this course were very friendly and courteous. I do wish there were a few more spots to stretch out my drivers, but in reality the mid-short game is more important (IMO). After just moving to the area, this has become my new "home course."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Very nice park just across the river from Bothell
Pros: Very good beginner course.
Great variation in terrain and shots - uphill, downhill, right turn, left turn, open field, woods, holes with lots of obstacles, holes with a few well placed obstacles.
Great parking and facilities.
Golf basically does a circle around the outside of a nice family park - bring the family and everyone will be happy and occupied.
Cons: A couple of holes cross 'park accessible areas' - if there are people there, skip the hole and move on - please don't make enemies for golfers. You'll run into this about 20% of the time on #4 and maybe 5% of the time on #8.
The park can get crowded and sometimes on #3, even in exactly the shot you were looking for, a 3 year old will get excited by the flying disc, and come and get it, and you can spend 10 minutes chasing the disc and the kid around the playground (and possibly looking like a pedophile in the process - until you finally retrieve the disc, then everything is understood).
Only 9 holes and no alternate tees (really no good place for them either).
Short - you're not going to air out any drives here.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for casually playing on a sunny day. I expect it could get wet and possibly slippery/sloppy on 2, 5, 6, and 9 if it is or has been rainy. Really not conducive to 'intense play' - though if its grey out, you can probably get in several rounds without running into many people other than just players.
The first tee sits next to a picnic table. The table serves as a great meeting place and resting place for players between rounds and you'll almost always find someone else there to play, but hanging out at the first tee before or between rounds.
*A note on hole 7 - its a long downhill then across a field to the basket. Fun from the tee - DON'T OVER SHOOT IT! Its easy to catch a great glide and have the disc just float on a cushion of air all the way across the field until you start yelling "Come Down!... Please Come Down!" - when it doesn't, you are not nearly as frustrated as you become once you get down to look for it and find that the drop off behind the basket goes downhill to the river... deep,... dark,... slow river... gross, muddy, duck sanctuary of a river - reach into the bag for another driver and wipe the tear from your eye,... that was the last time you'll throw that disc.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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