Disc golf courses are a hole in one
Estacada offers numerous ways to spend a fun afternoon outdoors, including several disc golf courses.
With a 27-hole course at Milo McIver State Park, a 21-hole course at Timber Park and supplies available at several local stores, the area is well equipped for those who wish to spend time playing that particular sport.
Patrick Buckley of Stumptown Disc Golf appreciates the size and complexity of the course at Milo McIver, 24101 S. Entrance Road.
"It's a big course, compared to typical disc golf courses," Buckley said.
He noted that many disc golf courses mainly consist of par-3 holes, meaning that the objective is to land the disc in the hole in three strokes. However, the course at Milo McIver also includes par-4 and par- 5 holes.
"That's unique to disc golf," Buckley said. "There are a lot of different types of holes — short and technical holes and big golf fairways. It's a very well-designed course."
The course at Milo McIver consists of several options for playing, including a 9-hole course, 18-hole course and a tournament layout with two 18-hole courses.
Depending on which layout is used, the length of the course spans anywhere from 8,954 to 12,333 feet.
At Timber Park, 30878 N.W. Evergreen Way, the disc golf course is 6,214 feet. The course in the wooded park features a variety of short and long holes.
Buckey noted that the Timber Park location is "more reasonable for beginners, but still challenging."
Additionally, both courses are home to several disc golf tournaments each year.
Buckley described Milo McIver as "a destination golf course."
"People go out of their
way to come here," he said. "They travel from all over the world."