Played on February 10, 2016. 9 holes.
If this course were in Kansas, nobody would care (which
is true for most things in Kansas). But it’s not. The course is right on the Columbia River, and if you’re
not careful, your disc could be on its way to the Pacific Ocean. When I was there the smelt were running, and sea lions
love smelt. There they were out in the water barking. It reminded me of the Kansas City Zoo. When I was
a kid, they had a sea lion “pond.” You could hear the sea lions barking from the parking lot. There
were slides for the sea lions and underwater viewing ports for the kids. It was especially fun to be there at feeding
time when they would put on a show. Years later, my sister and I went back to the KC Zoo, after they had done a major
renovation. We spent the whole time trying to find anything that reminded us of when we were kids. Out
of everything that had changed, the sea lion exhibit was still the same.
So, yeah. If you want to see sea lions, either go to the KC Zoo or go to Rainier Riverfront
Part. If you want to play a challenging game of disc golf, there’s a great course in Swope Park, where the KC
Zoo is at. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for Riverfront Park. Still, it was a good time, especially
playing with locals Rick and James. I mean, who else can boast that they played disc golf with Rick James?
Directions: From Longview, go back to Mt. Solo Road and take a left. Take a left on Highway 432
(the intersection is at the “T”). Cross the Columbia on the Lewis and Clark bridge (Hwy 433). When
you get across, take 30 east. Hang a left on Veteran’s Way and then a right on W. A St. The park entrance
is the first left. The street address is 209 W. A St, Rainier, OR 97048
Then on to Trojan Park, which is about 5 miles away.