Originally Posted by Kris Hagner
...Hood River's course is layed out crazy (it's consensus) and I'm wondering if someday it cant be fixed? The property is nice, it could be a cool course, but the baskets are all in a line and it makes it terribly hard to figure out whats up. Also, alot of safety problems, the layout requires you to walk into fairways most of the time, and hole 9 is a blind shot up the street (anyone seen Forrest's Disc in there?) I hope someday Hood River can get redesigned into a fun playable course...
While I agree there, are some safety issues, I disagree about this not being a fun or challenging course. I played it Friday and found that yes, it was a little confusing at first, but once I figured out where all the baskets were in relation to tee pads if flowed more smoothly. Make sure you have a map or a guide when you first play this course. I had neither but still found it enjoyable. Dogleg lefts and rights, trees, bushes, and the terrain its self make this a challenging course indeed. This is a quiet park and there was no one else on the course or even in the park on a windless Friday after noon. This park however needs some TLC to improve tee pads, remove the hated blackberry bushes, and litter clean up.