Played on March 16, 2016.
Today’s theme was definitely water. Granted, it’s rained all winter, and it’s been raining
all week, and it was raining today, but this course was wet. Wet with emphasis. For instance, hole number
five threw across a creek, and then hole six threw back, each on a different side of the bridge. They’re short
shots, but you don’t want to fall short, either. What wasn’t mud or swamp or slosh was just down right water
– quickly moving water. Even the open fields were so saturated it was impossible to walk across them and keep
your feet dry. But there was only one open field shot.
All told, this is a fun course. It winds through a very pretty park, which means
you have to watch out for pedestrians. There is some change in elevation, and they use the trees well. Even in
the heat of the summer, when things are a bit dryer around here, they probably use the water a bit much. Regardless,
this is not a course you want to play in the fall, or the winter, or the spring. But if you’re ever there in the
summer, it would probably be a lot of fun.
The street address given on the park’s website is SW Academy St, Dallas, OR 97338 One warning: The
street going into the park is one way, so if you miss hole number one (which is near the front entrance, but not obvious),
then you have to exit through the back of the park and figure out how to make your way back around to the front. As
if that were a good idea. My advice: Start with any basket you choose. The course does a good job of winding
around in a circle, so you can easily finish anywhere you start.
From there I went to Western Oregon University, in Monmouth.