3 Helpful / 2 Not
Wicked, but Great Course
Pros: Intricate, difficult, and highly challenging course due to the landscape of the course. Lots of ravines, trees, brush, etc... A power-thrower is not going to have a lot of advantage here over an accuracy thrower.
Cons: LOTS of brush. As the description says, spotters are HIGHLY recommended. Almost lost discs three or four times and was just lucky enough to find them. Also, helps to be in pretty good shape as climbing up and down ravines can be tiring.
Other Thoughts: Don't use dark or earth colored discs. I would recommend BRIGHT colors for this course to help make them easier to spot. If you are throwing brown or black discs on this course, just assume you are going to lose a few of them.
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0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Truly a 'wild' experience. This course offers a setting that is unique to any Oregon disc golf course I've played. Hucking across ravines filled with hemlock, Sitka spruce, and carpets of moss hearkens many a 'Tolken moment' of reflection. Undoubtedly, it's a place where one takes their time because of the sheer rugged beauty of the place.
Cons: Not for beginners; very rough terrain (needs some trampling, but fairways are relatively open); use a spotter on most holes (disc loss factor can be high); if you're going to play a full round, plan on at least 2 hours.
Other Thoughts: This place is amazing!!! By the way, all the tee pads are currently graveled and wood chipped to perfection. No more mud bogging.
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4 Helpful / 1 Not
Stephen Burdick Co-Designer
Pros: Natue and disc golf hikers paradise.
Hole 1: This plays a nice straight shot that veers 30 feet left at end. Disc needs to break at 220 feet left. Sides are lush dark grren foilage. Fairway is flat. Stay in fairway as sides will punish your next shot.
Hole 2: This shot is a short 200 footer that shoots across a ravine that is the fairway to hang right a bit. Going to far right short of the basket will equal punishment of a larger ravine that runs the length of the hole and descends 100 feet. Blind shot
Hole 3: This is a beauty and the basket is visible. 300 feet strraight over rolling hillside. To the right is the large steep ravine. Plenty of room to land to the left and straight. Overshooting the basket will lead to the ravine as it hugs the ravine hillside at a high point.
Hole 4: This shot plays blind but follows a crescent moon pattern with basket ending right behind some old growth stump and down timber. First 80 feet fly over intersecting ravine that ties into the large ravine. Natural beauty shot.
Hole 5: This plays the lush fairway and runs over 300 feet with a descending fairway that trickles up to plateau where basket is place on another ridge top. The length of hole has the large steep ravine to the right but left and straight is wide. The hole is called the Wildest for a reason.
Hole 6: This is a straight shot playing through a 100 foot narrow stretch of some serious heavy brush opening up into the logging forest for the remaining distance with the basket tucked in between three standing timbers. Blind shot but high ceiling throughtout entire course.
Hole 7: "Dream Boat" This is a true picture gem. Plateau to plateau across a double ravine. Basket stares straight at you mesmerizing you with the yellow halo against the deep multi green pine canvased backdrop of pines. You can go for it, but if you miss long the disc will land into the ravine which grows steep on the backside of the basket, when I say steep, get it at your own risk. This one is for the glory.
Hole 8:"The Yellow Brick Road" a 300 ft crescent moon to the right. 20 foot log path runs the left side with a very punishing ravine the hole way if you miss and to the right side is the deep punishing ravine that runs the hole length. think of a football and stay within that shape. Basket at end comes to a point where the two ravines come together. Disciplined shots are key.
Hole 9: This hole is called, "$", its the money shot. 123 feet, 50 ft descending elevation ravine wall to ravine wall. Basket sits on a small notch on the hillside with wonderfull green moss that the sun breaks through the pines and hits this one area. Trees guard the basket but its a ace run. Missing short will land you looking up at basket for a very steep uphill shot. Very pretty nature shot. Carefull on the paths and will require a more mountain side hiking ability even with the paths.
Hole 10: "Sunset Blvd." From the tee box you have Pacific Ocean view. This 400 footer plays straight but blind as the hill you tee from goes up before it drops off into the fairway blinding you from basket. To the left is ravine the hole way which is a harsh ravine. and to the right is the road. No Trees, no brush.
Hole 11: This 330 ft + shot shoots straight at it with visblity of basket. Disc travels over two mild ravines with plenty of downed timber and limbs but plenty of fairway both sides.
Hole 12: "The Punisher." this shoots straight 300 feet to blind basket behind good old growth timbers. Ravine to the right entire length. This is more of a moderate uphill shot.
Hole 13: This shot plays a 45 degree to the left. It shoots across a mild dip with the roadside to the backside of the basket if you go to long.
Hole 14: "The Fortres" This is a short 200 + footer that shoots across a dip. THe basket is surrounded by timbers and those timbers combine make a bowl in the middle, the basket sits in the bowl. Landing out side the bowl will find a 5 foot high bunker of earth from the trees to shoot over forcing a hyzer putt to attempt a basket.
Hole 15: This 300 footer plays a wide fairway but with desired routes. Basket is blind and disc must turn left out of the box to engage the fairway which will end your shot right. A perfect long distance left to right S shot. Basket is down the hillside in the dip. Heavy brush far left and heavy brush far right and right before basket there is a patch. Very difficult flight path as timbers clutter the main fairway.
Hole 16: This shoot is over 400 feet with a roadside 30 feet right the entire way OB. Left side is heavy brush but passable. This needs to be 400 straight feet testing your ability to drive flat at long distance.
Hole 17: This is a short 250 ft shot to blind basket straight ahead. Its blind due to vegetation that will obstruct your view. No ceiling so any route will do except where mando is to avoid 18 3 tee boxes so shoot straight or to left.
Hole 18: "The End" After all that unlimited ceiling high now one must thread the needle. a ten foot high 100 ft wide skyline gap you pass through to the opening of basket. The gap starts 5 ft off the ground and ends 15ft up. This will challange your control of elevation of drive. To the left is brush. Basket is a 45 midway to the left.
Cons: -This course is for the wilderness hiker who plays, climbing/ hiking ability is required.
-Boots should be worn
-signage will be in November
-Working on trash collection with city currently and hope to have theat established soon. For now, pack it in, pack it out.
-Kiosk not up yet and designer working on a 4 foot by 8 foot roofed one with glass. This will be installed as soon as he finsihes it. Will have locking plexi.
-Scorecards and layout not provided yet and will do so when kiosk is set.
-heavy brush. could spend time looking for disc if not watching your disc close or spotting on certain holes like 5.
-#2 if thrown to long will land on 3 fairway
Other Thoughts: Wildlife- many large birds inhabit the trees. Owls, hawks, eagles, and many other scavengers. Elk and deer tracks abundant. Many chipmunks, squirrels, and banna slugs. May run across red racers or gardener snakes(Nothing Venomous). Seagulls along roadside. Many huckleberry, OR blackberry vineous, edleberry, mtn rasberries everywhere. Be kind to the wilderness and retain your cigarette butts and trash. This is a nature lovers dream and trash abundance will run the joy of that aspect out.
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