Bellingham, WA 
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3 / 265ft. Par / Distance:
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improved layout

2-4    3/7/2022   3/7/2022
Review By: Dadio
Played: 166  Reviewed: 75  Exp: 37.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a popular park in northern Bellingham and plays through a couple wooded areas, widely separated, in park. There is parking and a practice basket by both 1 and 6 as well as bathrooms by both. Flow is fairly easy to follow once started and there is a map on the kiosk.
Very well made paver tees that are plenty long. Someone in Bellingham has developed skillz at this as there were some very similar one s@ another local course I played. Would love to help put a couple of these in, learn how to do it.
About 7 weeks ago they moved some tees and pins around according to a local I played last couple holes with. This has greatly reduced the odds of hitting a random park goer with a disc, the biggest drawback of this course last time I played.
Cons: Biggest Con is lack of signs. No tee signs or anything indicating number. Most pins are in sight and course is well worn in so lack of signs isn't as bad as it might be. The notable exception to this is the crazy long walkout to 6. Necessary, but without signs can be tough.
There is a map @ the kiosk, but it doesn't reflect changes. Main difference is position of tee 1 but without anything sticking up I wasn't finding it.
And as many here point out, lots of dogs and other non-golfers to watch out for, why I have been reluctant to play this one since 1st time years ago.
Other Thoughts: Playing at a different local course today a couple people asked if I had played this one and my reply was very derogatory. On a whim, I swung by on the way out of town and was glad I did. While this will never be a great course it is now worth stopping by on the way through. All it needs is signs and will be a pleasant course. Will bump it up to a 2.5 or 3 when improvements are done.
There might also be another course in the works nearby which will take some of the pressure off here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short, but a bit fun.

1    4/8/2017   5/16/2017
Review By: Stardoggy
Played: 805  Reviewed: 214  Exp: 10.8 Years
This review was updated on 2/13/2018
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course laid out in the wooded sections of Cornwall Park, pretty close to the freeway.

Older Mach 3 baskets, but they did the job just fine, even if they are most definitely showing their age. One pin position per hole, with some decently guarded pin locations. Holes 8 and 9 were nice in this regard. Most of the pins are tucked behind trees, forcing some sort of shot shaping.

Paver tee pads, one per hole. I generally don't dig pavers because they get slick, but these weren't too bad, especially on a shortish course. Plenty wide and long and did the job well, even a bit damp.

Tons of manicuring here, with wood chips paths and chipped fairways galore. Along with the ever-present huge trees, this is definitely an aesthetically pleasing course.

If you dig short and technical, you'll love it here. Most holes offer at least the opportunity to throw multiple lines, even if there is usually a most obvious one. Pretty much every hole is a possible ace run.
Cons: As is a theme in the Seattle area, there are no tee signs. Without a map, it can get a bit tricky to find your way around the first time. It certainly doesn't help that holes 1-5 and holes 6-9 are in completely different sections of the park and require a lengthy walk to find. Also, the map available on DGCR is NOT the most current layout on the back section. You'll definitely want to follow or tag along with a local.

As stated above, this course is short, and ace run city. That's definitely not a terrible thing...but if you're looking to pull out your drivers, this is not the place for you. I threw a putter on every hole except one FH tee shot.

Plenty of traffic here. Dog walkers, drone flyers, bums in the sun...and if you're lucky like me, you'll stumble across two happy folks bumpin' uglies 10 feet off the fairway of hole 6 (that is not a euphemism...I actually found people screwing next to the fairway). Have to say, that was a new one for me. Keep your head on a swivel, for sure, as this is a nice little park that seems to get a lot of use.
Other Thoughts: For what it is, it's fine. Beginners will love it, but there's at least enough here for a spin for more advanced players, even if not enough to come back a second or third time.

Maybe not worth going out of your way for, but it's fun enough, and right off the highway.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course for a newbie with a guide

1    10/21/2011   10/22/2011
Review By: -Hawk-
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For us newbies, I really liked the different shots we could make whether it be backhand or forehand depending on the hole.
Never had even a slight chance at loosing a disk. Very wide open tee-basket as far as was little to none.
Each tee was in good shape, even with the rain this area had today.
Cons: As everyone else said, the lack of directional signage for the next tee is a huge downside to this course. The flow seems to be there kinda on a couple of holes, but we spent awhile trying to navigate from one to the next. The apparent infamous transition from #5 to #6 nailed us too, even with having a local that had played the course once before with us, and he even had a hand drawn map from another frequent player of this course.
Other Thoughts: Get some signage, and this will be a much higher rated course I am sure. Overall had a great time though, and will certainly play here for a quick round if I am ever in town again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Decent begginer course

1    7/20/2011   7/25/2011
Review By: Brad1240
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 11.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course is a good begginer course for those just starting. Many trees and some obstacles
Cons: The course is really difficult to navigate through and has no signs. The course is only 9 holes which makes it a very quick and somewhat enjoyable. The biggest con is that it's always really busy so you will have to wait even during the week.
Other Thoughts: It's still a well maintained park

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Quick Game

1    7/20/2010   6/18/2011
Review By: ninja-don
Played: 29  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 13.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Please take note that I am writing this from memory of over a year ago since I played the course.

Great brick work tee pads, very flat and very large. These are nice and easy to see which is a good thing since there are no tee signs.
It's free. It's quick and easy to play for any level of player.
The grounds are perfectly kept up. I don't remember any trash or other clutter to deal with.
Cons: No tee signs. Bring a map you may need it.
Hole 5 and 6 are fairly far away from each other. Hole 9 and 1 also are far from each other so try to park in the middle of them near the playing field.
Other Thoughts: I think it only took me about 40 minutes to play this course and that was with being lost between 5 and 6 for a little bit. I did not have a map, but got help from some other DG'ers.
This course was easy, even for a beginner like me.
It was not crowded when I was there, but I could see it being a real problem when it gets busy since it's public and free, and small.
I would not go out of my way again to play here... If i lived closer I would probably use it for practice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Bellingham's Hot Spot for Disc Golf

5+    6/7/2011   6/9/2011
Review By: WA KID
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 17.9 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course plays through Beautiful tall coniferous forest. The largest in the City of Bellingham. Tee Pads and flat fairways make for speedy play with quite literally no chances of losing discs.(except for an owl snatcher here or there) Awesome Teepads!!!
Cons: Even on the worst of days the course can be flooded with casuals and on sunny days theres waits on every hole. YAYY. Baskets half a decade past their prime. Expect bounce outs people. :D
Other Thoughts: Monday Handicap 5:30. Tuesday Dubz 5:30. Sunday Roque 10 a.m. CORNWALL CLASSIC in September. Great Event. Check it out!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A little easy

2-4    10/29/2009   3/30/2010
Review By: Travis Pne
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 15 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This coarse is worth a try and the challenge of how good you are at short intracit shots. You may even get an ace or two in days play. Give it a try. Beginners paradice!
Cons: This coarse is a little too easy. I hit two aces on hole two and hit chains another time. This all happened in three rounds. Not to mention it was my first ever ace and i hit another one an hour later.
Other Thoughts: This coarse will definently give you some confidence but you won't need a distance driver to get par.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Family friendly fun time

5+    8/5/2014   5/30/2009
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 247  Reviewed: 232  Exp: 20.3 Years
This review was updated on 6/6/2015
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Family friendly course. Well kept park with no trash or vandalism and friendly locals make it a positive experience. On a blistering hot day there is enough shade to keep you cool which is a plus. The park is just off the freeway but when you are there you feel quite secluded. Excellent tee pads, all of them are concrete and are wide and long enough to accommodate the longest run up. Good mix of left handed and right handed shots.
Cons: There are no holes to air it out on and most of the holes will be a birdie, even if your tee shot is way off line or short you can usually still get par. Holes 1 through 5 are pretty straight forward but the last 4 holes are a walk to get to and there are no signs on this course at all so I had to ask a local where the other holes were. The park is large enough to make it 18 holes instead of 9. Go early on in the day, especially during the weekend as this course gets busy to the point you will have to wait for three or fours groups on each tee pad.
Other Thoughts: My first time coming to Cornwall was at about six thirty in the morning and as I was parking there was a doe and her babies 50 feet from me, that was amazing! I wouldn't drive out of my way but if you are in the area you should throw a round or two with the family, I did and had a good time.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Bellingham DGC

5+    11/11/2008   2/25/2008
Review By: JR Stengele
Played: 244  Reviewed: 191  Exp: 22.1 Years
This review was updated on 11/12/2008
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is laid out in a beautiful park. Although short, some of the holes are well done. Baskets and tee pads are in great shape. Some pins are guarded, while for the most part the others are wide open. This is a great course if you are looking on improving your short game. You could get away with bringing a roc and a putter and still end up well under par. The locals are friendly and the city of Bellingham is inviting. Very close to Mossy Roc.
Cons: The course is way too small for being in such a glorious place like Bellingham. Coming from Santa Cruz, CA. I expected something similar to De La Veaga. However, Mossy Rock ( in south bellingham / Sudden Valley) is well on its way to becomming the best course on the western side of Washington.
Other Thoughts: This course is great when looking to feel better about yourself. It is fun for kids and those who don't usually get out to play. I enjoy playing on this course everytime, with hopes of an ace on every hole!

Each year WCDGC hosts the Cornwall Classic, where they add an additional 9 to 18 holes to the original layout. This tournament makes the course much more challenging and fun.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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