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Already blazin' through Oregon, never been here before.
Doubles tonight at Pier Park, so I have one more round left to shoot tonight.
I did not play Sain Scoggins after the first hole due to it missing holes, being extremely rough, and heavy poison oak (just not gonna play when it's around, had enough of ivy on the east coast).

Forest Grove, OR- Mcmenamins Grand Lodge:Surprisingly tough and fun. Large, wide trees that reject everything you throw at them guard some pins well. There's a tree so wide blocking the first basket, if you land behind it you may to roll around it. Nice views of a mansion/lodge, flagpole, lush lawn. Several holes stretch the arm. There's a currently dry creek bed to throw over on two holes, with giant black boulders in it. Private, but open to be played when the area not being used for other events. Get a map inside, not well marked but easy with map. Last hole shoots off a 2nd story balcony of the back of the lodge, 120' and open ace run. One basket raised up 2' higher than normal.

Forest Grove, OR- Sain Scoggins*New and not completely done, due to environmental concerns. Word is it might have to get taken out eventually anyways if they raise the lake level. Not well marked, map is necessary to find it and play it, available online and at gate house. 5$ fee, which I wasted. I didn't play it- first drive landed in thick poison oak, which was everywhere. Also to easy to lose a disc, get cut up. Very rough. Not worth checking out until it's really ready to be played. Potential here.

Hillsboro, OR- Orchard:Played with locals Cathy and Scott. Very very lefty friendly, if the hole is not favoring a lefty, there's a mando that makes it favor a lefty. Small park, just a thin field, woods on one side, some lines of trees. 2 holes play through almost saplings, 1 into edge of woods. Well marked, maps, cement tees, clean, woodchipped fairways. Very busy at lunch, every hole packed with mostly businessmen on their lunch breaks in large groups, almost like a ball golf course.

Beaverton, OR- Greenway:
Hard to find, no park sign or disc golf sign, no obvious place to park. Park behind the businesses there and walk down trail into woods, hole #1 ahead goes to the right. Tees have # on them, but no signs. Plays along a greenway path, many joggers and bikers to wait for while trying to throw. Good use of otherwise unused strip of land. Busy with kids, 3-4 groups of kids the age I was when I started all playing, with bags and everything. Flat, a few open and a few slightly wooded holes. Windy. Path OB and some rough to sides add hazard. Holes tougher than they appear, nothing very straightforward always one well placed blocking tree.

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Comment by Scott Hill on July 31, 2008 at 11:27am
It was great to meet up with you at Orchard. Hope you had a great time at Pier. Enjoy your trip!
Comment by Kyle Jacob Smalling on July 31, 2008 at 12:00am
mannn, how do you afford all the discin and travelin?

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