3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice variety of holes, fun and varied terrain, and a beginner friendly pad and basket (silver) and more advanced pad and basket (gold). You don't get unduly punished if your throw is not perfect most of the time. There are some open holes for you to bomb it and some more technical holes where trees must be accounted for.
There are garbage cans and benches at most of the pads and the disc golf community appears to actually use the trash cans. The maintenance of the course is very good. It's mowed on the open holes and the tighter holes are well picked up. There are maps at every concrete pad.
The scenery is very nice. Rolling hills and lots of beautiful trees.
The golfers at the course are friendly and courteous.
Cons: The navigation of the course is poor. A first timer who is not playing with someone who knows the course will get lost. The maps at the tee pads will have an arrow pointing from the basket indicating where the next pad is located but this is not helpful on several as the course is a bit jumbled up. You should take a picture of the course map at the kiosk near pad one before playing.
Other Thoughts: Tee pad one is not to be found in the main entrance to Oregon Park. There is another parking lot down the road from the main entrance to the park, maybe a tenth of a mile away, where you want to park to start at pad one.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
A very fun course
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - 2 pads and pins on every hole.
- Good variety of hole "styles' (open, moderately wooded, very wooded, etc).
- Great community, every time I'm out at OP some of the locals/regulars are out there and they have been nothing but nice and helpful to me.
Cons: - Not a particularly challenging course, not that I tear it up every time I play, but for an experienced and high level player, you will be wanting more after OP
- The land may not be used in the best way. There are seemingly lots of more open areas where a whole could have been made more interesting or difficult but it was left as is. I've heard there's push-back from the county on the layout, so this may be responsible
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy getting out and playing OP, I always have fun out there and the course is very pretty and almost always in great condition.
The community is great and very helpful and friendly to the beginners that a course like OP naturally attracts.
The layouts can be a touch confusing sometimes because one would think that Gold to Gold would be the toughest tee->basket per hole, and that's not the case (eg hole 17).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 2 teepads and 2 baskets on every hole give such great variety it is hard to beat!
Great beginner course when played silver-silver. I really felt challenged but rewarded for good throws.
Clean, well maintained park land with some nice natural features worked into the design.
Cons: Some signage issues, got lost between holes a couple of times.
Long walk between some holes.
A couple of the open holes feel a bit generic.
Other Thoughts: Really enjoyed the course overall. The multi tee multi basket setup is really appealing, lots of ways to play. I wish some of the signage was more apparent, but repeat plays will make navigating easier obviously. Overall my favorite "local" course I think.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice layout, All the holes have two Tpads and Baskets all 18 holes. The Tpads are all concrete and nicely sized. Scenery was nice for most of the course. There is a map that you need to take a picture off in order to figure out where to go next on some holes at the first T.
Cons: It was hard to figure out where the course started and a few of the holes (4and11) were super confusing. And there was not enough good signage to figure where to go next without help from other players giving info. The course seems a little stuffed into the area that it is in. There are many holes that cross one another making it feel all mixed up at times.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Pro and Am tee pads and holes.
Variety of flight paths though mostly rhbh pin placements from the Pro tees.
Rarely any pedestrians.
Seems regularly maintained, grass cut, etc.
All tee pads pro/am are concrete.
Variety of open/wooded and uphill/downhill holes.
Cons: Variety of flight paths though mostly rhbh pin placements from the Pro tees.
Gets muddy after a good rain.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
A Must Play
Pros: Two tees and two pins on every hole (almost), Concrete pads, Both open and Wooded, Practice basket next to Building, Behind Building you can do your field work. Not a lot of pedestrians around the course.
Cons: A couple holes criss cross a little. A couple Silver Baskets need replacing.
Other Thoughts: Played the Dynamic Disc 2 Disc Challenge here and had a blast. The club is extremely active at this park and constantly holding tourneys and other nice things for the community.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: ~Concrete pads on every tee for both layouts
~Balanced mix of open and wooded holes
~Two 18-hole courses on-site share same fairways, allowing for 4 different layouts to play
~Can change up the layout to create different challenges
~Silver layout is a fantastic beginner's course
~Practice basket w/ putting maker/locations
~Includes a driving range
~Any water in play is easily retrievable
Cons: ~No on-site facilities other than a port-a-john
~Maintenance has been unreliable; grass can be waist-high at times in summer
~Areas of the course do not drain well, resulting in flooded/muddy tee-pads
~Mixed-use park means kids & runners will be in the way; is infrequent though
~One or two blind-shots require a spotter if course is busy
~Course can be very crowded on the weekends
~Signs are deteriorating & need updated
~Getting around can be somewhat confusing for new visitors
Other Thoughts: Oregon Park is overall a fantastic place to spend the day playing disc golf. With two courses sharing the same layout, it leaving the possibility for 72 different holes! On-site practice facility is a great touch, and a good place to warm up or practice your game.
Park is close to Kennesaw State University and sees a lot of the college crowd fill up the course on the weekends. The KSU disc golf team, however, is a cool bunch and is very welcoming to new golfers.
Park does need some on-site amenities, including a water fountain and bathrooms within reach. Currently, you have to stop mid-round and hike up to the baseball fields if you require a porcelain throne for your business.
If you are a newcomer, or want to introduce friends to the game, the Silver layout is a great place to start.
The local club has put a tremendous amount of work into the course and it shows.
~~When driving to the park, the directions send you to the wrong entrance. Skip the large Oregon Park sign, and drive to the top of the hill to what looks like an old driving range. This is the disc golf command center.
~~When navigating from hole 2, to hole 3, walk parallel to the pavilion towards the tree-line. Continue past the first pad you see (hole 14) and hole 3 will be at the edge of the woods. Throw uphill along the trees
~~As of July, 2014 Silver 10's basket was stolen and is still missing.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 6 Not
A Decent Course
Pros: We liked Oregon Park. The entrance (first impression) is not too pretty, so I definitely started off feeling like, "oh man this course is going to be lame". But it turned out to be a fun course with a variety of holes. There were some long and some short holes, with some open and some tunneled fairways.
Cons: There are a couple of places where the course is unsightly. Not bad, just not very pleasing either. For a while I thought "Man where are we? This is weird", and then I turn a corner and I go "Oh wow, this is a nice park!" So it's kind of inconsistent in that sense. There are also a few of confusing spots, where we had to find out where we were going, which direction we were shooting etc. And some of the fairways crossed or were very close to each other.
Other Thoughts: There are a lot of people that just walk around in the park, and the disc golf course is smack in the middle of that. So we had to be mindful of people walking right through the fairways.
7 of 13 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Home sweet home
Pros: I've decided to totally re-write my review of my home course, as the old one didn't quite do it justice.
Oregon park is a large multi use park, with baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and a quality disc golf course.
As you drive up there is ample parking by the old swing time driving range building. It's the best course in the immediate area and stays pretty busy but you rarely struggle for parking.
By the first tee there is a great little warmup area with a practice basket and yellow bricks marking diverse lies in the circle.
Every hole has two too tees(all very nice concrete pads) and too baskets per hole.
You have the choice to play either the longer(gold) tees, the shorter(Silver) tees, or some combination of the two. I actually think throwing from the gold pads to the silver tees is the most challenging layout.
You start out with a couple of fairly open holes that give you some room for error on the old driving range field, but hole number three quickly challenges you, especially from the golf tees.
You throw through a tree tunnel up a hill and down to the basket, it's probably the most challenging hole one the grounds.
Four and five are open drives, but give has a fairly gaurded approach.
Six is a fun hole, you have to throw over some dogwood trees and then face a substantial right dogleg.
7-10 are shorter technical holes that will test you a little bit, and you might pull some shots out of your bag you might not otherwise use.
It opens up on 11-14, but there are some great tree lines and mandos that make those holes a hit harder.
The creek comes into play on 11(and if you shank 12) to add to the challenge.
15 is a tricky blind upshot that can be a big risk/ reward hole.
16/17 are the two most legit ace runs on the course, thy are both under 350 and easily reachable.
18 is a little tricky since throwing from the gold tees there is a telephone pole right where the ideal line would be, but it's pretty open after that.
The mix between woods/open, and the very nice elevation changes make it a fun place to play.
Cons: The layout is mostly good, and not too hard to follow, but the walk to 3 is a little perplexing and you could easily inconvenience someone on the 14th tee, as you have to cross right in front if their teepad to get to your destination.
This happens again on your way to 18 you pass right in front of the 14th tee again on a rather long walk to 18. There are signs there so it's not so bad.
A few spots, most notably the tee pads for 13 and 15 can get really wet and the area aroun them muddy, even when it hasn't rained much.
One thing that bugs me just a little is there is 200-300 yards of beautiful open field on the old driving range grounds that could make an epic bomb hole.
If you had made that number 3 and moved the number 14 golf teepad to where the number 3 gold is now it would make the flow much better.
Yes you lose a fun and challenging hole, but you gain a huge signature type hole and eliminate the worst bottleneck on the course at 3.
Some fairways could use mowing more thn they get it, but really it's a nice place.
Other Thoughts: My home course and a great place to play a round. One of the best in the North ATL metro, and it's improved a lot I'm the past year. Defiantly worth a round if your close.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Going, Going, Oregon
Pros: Oregon Park is a nice course that will give you 18 holes with multiple looks on each. It has two tees and two baskets on every hole, and I liked the ratio of scattered trees to open space, as well as the subtle elevation changes. In terms of difficulty the course is average. Not too long, and not much water. Fun, but still beginner friendly. I thought the holes were well placed, so far as getting the most out of the land that is there to use. Good balance of left/right. The park is kept nicely, and there are plenty of benches and trash cans. I think I saw a vending machine and a port-o-potty near the parking lot. The local players are active on a regular basis, and really helped me negotiate my way around the confusing layout in places.
Cons: The park is nice, and the course is very functional, but the layout is a little crazy. More guidance between holes would be nice for visitors. It crosses over itself after holes 2 and 17. There are multiple tees, but the secondary set is not usually concrete. There are also two sets of baskets, and the secondary set have some pretty shoddy chains. All of this extra apparatus is cool for variety, but can be crowded close together in places. Be on the lookout for others throughout.
This was the first new course of the year for me, and I happened to arrive during a New Years Day bag tag event. The course was packed! I would have realized this right away if I parked in the right place. If you are visiting the first time, drive past the first park entrance and park near the building. Hole 1 is right there. Pace was very slow, but the locals did help by leading me to the next tee when I lost the way.
Other Thoughts: Oregon Park was fully complete, and well kept, but still missing any big time wows. All holes had several options, but none blew me away. I'm basing the 3.5 rating more on the solid 18 holes with lots of options. There is not a big fun factor and some layout flaws that cost points. I wish I had better timing for this visit. With a group on almost every hole, you really see where the fairways come near other holes tees or baskets. The amount of people on the course slowed my progress, but probably reduced the amount of time I would have spent looking for tees. I like the course, and would recommend it to others. Layout is not totally intuitive, so arrange for a guide, or at least print a map. Not the best in the area, but still quite good.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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