Any Chance HOOD RIVER course will be layed out better someday?
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September 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
April 24th, 2009
There is a real chance the course will be altered, eventually. I can find major improvements on about 6-7 of the holes which will make the flow better but significantly shorten the longer holes, making this a fully beginner course. This may be desirable with its location in the non-DG-addicted Hood Rats.
Also Jerry Miller has offered to help with a redesign, hopefully with planning beginning this fall. Anyone else with a designer's mind would be welcome to post their constructive thoughts here.
A few considerations:
The park is 4.63 acres with substantial portions of the park currently too thick with vegetation to play through (and nearly no volunteer base to clear it). Also, one of the four sides of this squarish park is I-84 where an errant throw could result in serious consequences to startled speeders and guarantee the end of the course. Also the stream that runs through this park was replanted two years ago and DG was instructed to stay away from it...maybe it's less vulnerable now.
Current status is certainly overgrown, but playable. Poison Oak still exists but it is WAY WAY WAY... WAY better. I saw only a handful of plants in my last round.
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