Fun Resort Pitch and Putt
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -This course is located at the Sunriver Recreation Center. It is the perfect length for kids or beginners staying at the Sunriver Resort, with no holes over 250 feet and most in the 80-120 foot range. It plays around the Winter Tubing Hill area, which adds the elevation factor.
-If you're new to the game, you may rent discs for $5 in the Recreation Center.
-Hole #2 is easily my favorite. It's 255', straight down one of the tubing runs to an elevated basket. It requires a precise midrange shot. The only other hole that presents somewhat of a challenge is #7, a blind putter shot over a corner of the hill.
-Nice, new Mach 5 baskets.
Cons: -This course is simply too short to provide much in the way of challenge. There are 7 gimme birdies and 2 slightly tricky shots. But, of course, this place is designed for beginners, not experienced disc golfers. Still, It's a great upshot practice area if you make up some safari holes.
-A touch extra power on the downhill, hole #2 will put you right in the picnic shelter.
-The tee pads were two rubber mats with a 1 foot gap in between. This makes for some awkward run ups. Then again, you shouldn't need to take a run up on more than a couple holes.
Other Thoughts: -If you're staying in Sunriver, I'd definitely be taking advantage of this course. It's just a 10-15 minute bike ride from the main resort complex. Any intermediate or advanced player should only need a putter and a midrange to play the regular course, but there are some fun safari hole opportunities. However, if you're looking for more of a challenge I'd recommend Hyzer Pines in Sisters or Pine Nursery in Bend.
-Hole 6 would have to be the easiest hole I've ever played. 75 feet, no obstacles, and a steep hill/backstop behind the basket. I'd bet that Ricky would ace this hole within five tries.
-Several small Ponderosa pines have been planted on holes 4-7. They offer little challenge now, as they do not exceed 10 or 15 feet in height.
-I have never played a course quite this short and am not sure exactly how to score it. It's a great course for what it is, but too short to challenge anyone other than a beginner. The entire course is the length of Hole 2E at Milo.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Short, good introduction and putting practice
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great beginner course, especially for kids because it's extremely short and not a lot of lost-disc opportunity (although...it's possible). Great points made by last reviewer - for such a tiny short course it really gives good variety of throws including blind shots.
If you happen to be staying in Sunriver it's hard to complain that you can walk/bike to the course, finish 2-3 rounds and back to your cabin in an hour. Gave me the opportunity to get lots of putt and midrange practice while on vacation with the whole family - I played rounds both with and without them. Prior years I've had to fit a 1/2-day "off" in the family schedule to drive to Bend.
Cons: Shortest course I have ever played and it was laughable at first. I paced one hole out at 75' and I think one other is shorter. The longest is a fun top-of-the-hill to a raised tee and I'd guess it's 250'. 2 holes are blind which is not ideal for a beginner course but do make a nice challenge for those who play more courses and find themselves here.
No signs at all. Not really needed since you can easily find the next hole but still, no signs. Course can attract globs of players with no clue and clog the course. That's the price to pay for encouraging novice players to start their career.
Other Thoughts: I changed my rating from a 2.5 to 3 because once you accept the course for it's exact design - a very nice introductory course, the bulk of the "cons" may even become "pros". The course shouldn't be penalized for being easy, it deserves kudos for a pleasant and accessible introduction to disc golf AND an easy getaway for veterans that just really need their fix and can't get to Bend or farther out (WHY aren't there more courses in this region!? BLOWS me away!!)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Beginner Course!
Pros: Short but technical. An excellent intro to disc golf for kids or grown ups who haven't played much. Fun for even advanced players. The 3 holes across the street are more technical that the others and even more fun.
For what it's designed for, it truly accomplishes the goal: many kids will play this course as their introduction to disc golf and the concepts tested: shoot up, down, hyzer, anny, etc will be difficult for them but the length of the holes, at approximately 200ft average won't overlay frustrate the beginner.
Brand new Mach V baskets. Love em.
Bathroom at tee for one are clean and pretty high level for disc golf.
In the heart of sunriver. Next step: a championship 18 hole course somewhere on this amazing terrain.
Cons: tees have no signage, but probably in the works as its a a brand new course
Course is very short, so big time players looking to air it out might find a better opportunity to do so elsewhere.
Hole 2 and 9 might be a little dangerous if someone were to be picnicking or strolling by these baskets and someone let loose a spike hyzer. Ouch!
Other Thoughts: What a nice surprise! In the middle of sunriver a little gem of a course with fun shots abounding. The three holes across the road are really fun. More of that type of golf would be welcome at sunriver....
I'd rate a little higher if signage were completed but as it is, a solid 3 rating for being true to its intended design and brand spankin new
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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