Newport, OR 
South Beach State Park Share
Uploaded By: joy4all Hole #4
3 / 54ft.   3 / 78ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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Great Beginner Beach Course Now Featuring DGA Baskets!

1    5/23/2015   5/25/2015
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1009  Reviewed: 959  Exp: 38.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Obviously, the Oregon State Parks Department has done some improvement to this little course. As you drive up to the course there is a sign saying Disc Golf Parking.
I played on the Memorial Day weekend and there was no $5 day charge at this state park like there was at Champoeg and Willamette Mission State Parks.

The course features brand new DGA baskets. There are two tee pads for each baskets, each with a simple little tee sign that tells the hole #, par and distance. The tee pads are natural and are currently in fine shape for this little course. The Red tees are the shorter distances. They range from 54' to 90' for an average length of 72.44'. It's a perfect little putter course. The Blues are a little longer and sometimes give you a slightly different angle. They range from 72-198 for an average length of 109.33. You might need an approach disc of some kind here.
The course terrain is flat with some scattered Madrona groves and other typical coastel shrubs. Some holes are flat and open while one or two actually have an line. # 8 makes you throw an simple little annie from the Blue tee. There is actually a little elevation that hasn't been utilized. I think if this course gets enough use, expansion to a full 18 could be in the future.

All are obviously Aceable! I Aced # 4, a 54' monster and then proceeded to hit the basket on # 5 basket (72') and then chained out on # 6 (69'). I would have had to start a forum to see if anyone has ever had three consecutive ACES!
Cons: I gotta think it might be windy here quite often.
Many holes in the 50-75' range.
Lack of challenge for serious players.
I wonder that with enough play the natural tee pads in this sandy beach soil might become deeply rutted?
Other Thoughts: What a great course to bring the kids to. As I was leaving a guy drove up with two boys, probably 8-9 years old. And they were meeting a buddy who had never played before. This course is perfect for this group of aspiring disc golfers.
Yes, I know 3.0 is an inflated rating for a short beginner course like this but for the aforementioned group, this course is a 5.0. Heck, Had I been lucky enough to stick those other two ACES and had three in a row, I'd would rated the course a 5.0.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    4/12/2014   8/2/2014
Review By: Rakoz
Played: 33  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 12.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Play in 25 min
- At the beach...3 min walk.
- Mostly unused
- Good warm up/cool down
- Camping
- Good multi-use
- Rumors of expansion
- POTENTIAL Championship level course site
Cons: - Poles only. Not even tone poles
- nothing over 130
- no holes that are difficult
Other Thoughts: So much potential for a basic 9, solid 18, or an amazing 27. Parks department is open to expansion but needs to see use rise and hear from the community that this is wanted.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fishermans Cove Discing

5+    7/27/2014   7/31/2014
Review By: joy4all
Played: 69  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.3 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is really small simple course for beginners and will make it great for campers who have their families with them to learn. Its great to begin without all the pressure of watching big D bombs. Wide fairways. Clear tee signage. The pole targets are nicely painted and mimic fishing bobers with numbers on them in metal also Pink flags adorn their tops adding to the State Parks fishermans draw. Pound for pound, it is cut up to enter new players into the sport and the gift of old time post play. Ahoy matties!!! Spongebob square pants.
Cons: Needs a course kiosk to match the fishing bober pole play.
Other Thoughts: Winter can expect heavy rains. Dog friendly and not part of day use fee.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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