Played and lost doubles at Pier park last night, tough course to play blind.
Going to doubles tonight at Dabney, so not done yet today.
Played WEDNESDAY JULY 30th---->Portland, OR- Pier:It was set-up in the mostly short layout, which of course makes it tougher for me than if it was long. Variety of straight shots through incredible tall pines. Hilly, somewhat grassy but developing dirt patches, I had two drives skip about 150' and not in a good way. Shady, so when it gets dark it gets dark sooner and fast in the woods holes. Several more open holes along a small hillside, both almost force rollers. Several par-4's. There really isn't any 2 handed to you on a silver platter, you have to get them yourself. Typical shot is a power drive with a midrange, turning at some point through a line of trees or two to the pin. Extremely popular and busy, the parking lot and all local streets get jammed up fast on league night. Sausage stand on corner league night. Unmarked, would be really hard to navigate without a map. There is one out front, but not to take with you.
The Dalles, OR- Tree Top DGC @ Sorosis Park:The first hole is the best one, uphill, long, through some trees then up a steeper dirt hill, views of snow capped mountains and valleys and a river. Most holes are straight, varying lengths and trees to negotiate but still straight, usually with a tree blocking the pin from a purely straight drive. Tall pines on gentle hills, no brush. 2 baskets missing for some reason, #4 and #5. Well maintained, maps in box, map at msg. board. Well marked- baskets have large metal # cut-outs. Tees are rough dirt, some with roots or slanted and hard to run up on. Tougher than it looks due to relentless straight shots.
Columbia Gorge, OR (this "city" does not exist according to google maps, mapquest and TomTom, so I had to change it to Corbett, OR)- Rooster Rock East:Incredibly tight and rough. Some holes grown in leaving no fairway. Needs a lot of work. With holes that tight and hard to get down the fairway, if you kick off you can go 100's of feet down into canyons and lose your disc. 2 holes tighter than Paw Paw. First hole is tucked up small trail into woods after crossing a field. Clothing optional beach. Signature hole of about 150' long and maybe 75' drop, hard to toss it soft enough to not go long. Maps available, another 9 hole course opposite end of park.
Columbia Gorge, OR- Rooster Rock West:Much nicer course, probably why 4-5 other groups were playing it and no one was on the East course. Long and somewhat open, but some baskets in tightly packed trees in a field. One water hazard, another hole where it might come into play. Great views of towering wall of rock, river, mountains. Well marked, maps.
One more course coming in later..Dabney doubles at 6:00.