View Full Version : report: course conditions in the Seattle area
January 16th, 2012, 11:50 AM
I played at North Park yesterday while the snow was still coming down, and it was a very enjoyable round except for the slick tee pads which made every drive feel claustrophobic and pretty frustrating. all the snow is still sitting here, iced over, in the north end of town, so I assume N. Park will be worse today...
just wondering if anyone could comment on snow conditions at other courses around town. hoping to play lakewood, but only if I'll be able to throw real tee shots and the fairways aren't plastered with re-frozed snow melt. any word?
January 16th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Played Lake Stevens yesterday and it was in beautiful shape. The three bowl holes (1, 18, 19) may not be playable though due to dozens of sledders. Skip these if there are kids around.
Once you get into the woods, there is some snow but not too bad thanks to the tall firs. However a day's worth of snow seems to come out of the trees all at once and usually when there is someone standing under them. Makes for good laughs when it's not you....:laughing:
January 16th, 2012, 02:58 PM
I, too, am curious about the conditions of some of the courses in the area. I am an east-sider that will be heading that way this weekend. My wife has a conference all day Saturday and I hope the weather is nice enough over there to let me get some disc in. Spokane is supposed to get hammered over the next couple days so conditions here are going to suck it, seems like the west-side is supposed to warm up. I don't mid rain though. Anyone know what the best and closest course to Seattle Children's Hospital is? That is the area that I will be in. The place I am staying is in Renton and I think SeaTac is closest to there. Anyone know how SeaTac is looking now?
January 17th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Auburn got nailed with snow, but now its mostly gone. I took out my broom and cleaned the
t-pads on monday. I didnt go today just waiting until the morning to see...
January 18th, 2012, 10:45 AM
if you live under a rock, stay there its totaly f$%%$ out!!
January 21st, 2012, 11:41 AM
I guess White River got totally thrashed by the snow/ice/wind combo. I need to go back there to find my blue champ leopard, but apparently the park is closed due to the downed trees. :(
January 21st, 2012, 11:50 AM
Loutsis in Carnation fared OK but there's a lot of deadfall in the cedar grove and one tree did come down. Rolly posted on FB yesterday that Seatac took a beating: the laurel on #2 is trashed and #s 10 and 15 will apparently never be the same. He wrote that the trees on the left side after the ridge got wasted. :waaah:
January 21st, 2012, 07:46 PM
Silver Lake is juicy but playable.
A large branch has fallen on the main power wire running to the arena, partially blocking the fairway on #5. The wire is LIVE, and the branch could easily short it to the ground, so please be careful.
Best option until they clear it is to use an alternate place to tee off from.
January 21st, 2012, 07:51 PM
Praise god if seatac is easier! Hope to hit the acepot tomorrow. My only aceable holes are 1, 5, 10.
January 21st, 2012, 08:01 PM
By hit I mean participate in. Hard to say with the weather. I might just do a little puss round at NP and go watch Foosball!
January 21st, 2012, 08:04 PM
Seatac was hit pretty good too.. hole 2 is very aceable now, the laurel is broken and weighted down.. hole 10 is a mess, not impossible, but not as it once was.
January 22nd, 2012, 06:30 PM
Terrace Creek looks fine.
This surprised me, being it's one of the most wooded and hilly courses in the area.
Half of the large alder tree that makes up the mando on #4 has fallen down. It fell towards the basket, but does not pose any issues, and the part with the ribbon still remains upright, so the mando still plays.
One other tree down on #15 to the right, but it does not block the approach to the pin at all.
The pavers for #15 tee are a little sunk, and partially covered with a dirt pile, but nothing serious.
All in all its good to go. :)
January 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM
White River is still closed. The pak inspector has not checked it out, for safety. The park is a real mess, it is playable but the parking lot is closed....the attached pic is of hole 9...
January 23rd, 2012, 03:54 PM
Riverside is closed till further notice. Lots of dangerous leaners and hangers. The county has no estimate when they can come clean-up. Gate is locked.
January 23rd, 2012, 04:03 PM
Lake Stevens is open and playable. Still lots of limbs down, but the tee boxes, fairways, and basket areas have been cleaned up. There are a few trees blocking the paths, but nothing too difficult to climb over. We pulled a few widow makers out of the branches. Keep a look out for the ones still there. It looked/looks like a war zone in there.
January 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
Let's see if I can post a picture.....this is a test....of course it's Lake Stevens
#3 Fairway ~
January 23rd, 2012, 06:27 PM
Now a try at IMG Code ~
#3 Fairway ~
January 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
That's a big pic but it worked ~
Looking back toward #3 Tee ~
January 23rd, 2012, 06:30 PM
#5 Fairway close to basket ~
January 23rd, 2012, 06:32 PM
Last one is behind #14 Tee ~
January 23rd, 2012, 07:37 PM
I'm camping at White River right now. Got here about two o'clock and it was open. Haven't played the course since Sat. The place is a mess but playable. Wish I could report the same for Riverside but things have changed. Bureaucracy, ain't it grand.
January 24th, 2012, 12:15 AM
Crazy pics!! Keep them coming if you can. Pretty interesting. Must've been crazy there!!!
January 24th, 2012, 08:38 AM
I'm sure you all heard about the incredible wind storm that took place in Snohomish County last week. Even after growing up in Iowa, heart of tornado alley, I have never witnessed the power this storm threw at us. Personally, I fell fortunate to be alive right now.
Attached is a picture of the damage this storm did to my home course. I know it is hard to view this, but I wanted you all to know why I may not be around much. I have a lot of cleaning up to do.
January 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM
I do believe that is a staged picture BA ~ the cap is still on that bottle of Snow Cap for crying out loud. :cheers:
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