Dabney State Park - Disc Golf

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Summary

One of the Portland area’s best courses offers the consummate Northwest disc golf experience - tree-lined holes, open meadows, elevation changes, and water hazards in the form of creeks and ponds. The area’s first fully dedicated disc golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful.

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Abby Joffe

Distance

0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

14.6 miles

Difficulty

4 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

Several hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

Yes

$5 day use parking permit.

Review

Intro

Dabney is a challenging course that can be a lot of fun if you’re a disc golfer with a somewhat developed game. Many of the baskets are hidden from the tee box and signage can occasionally be confusing. As with most courses, this will be a tough row to hoe the first time around, but for players who are looking for a challenge, the course will become more fun with each visit. The wide array of terrain and elevation changes ensures some thoughtful shot making and will also elevate your game. It has the potential to be frustrating for newcomers to the sport, but try not to get too put down.

What Makes It Great

The Portland area takes its disc golf fairly seriously and its players generally like to be challenged. If you are a beginner, take heart. This is a great course to earn your stripes on, and regardless of your score, it’s a mighty fine walk in the woods.

This park contains a wonderful course layout that requires you to make a number of different kinds of shots. In addition, the course features paved tee pads that each have benches, and frequent changes to pin placement. As one of the Portland area’s best courses, Dabney offers the consummate Northwest disc golf experience with tree-lined holes, open meadows, elevation changes, and water hazards in the form of creeks and ponds. The area’s first fully dedicated disc golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful.

If you make par on this course, there isn't a soul in your social circle that isn't going to know all about it. As a matter of fact, if you get close to even you've earned the right to do a little bragging.

Who is Going to Love It

Anyone that enjoys variety and a challenge in their disc golf game will enjoy this course. Every hole is different and nuanced in a way that you will likely use every disc in your bag. Aside from the challenges that this park presents, nature lovers will love it. Dabney is a beautiful little state park. And if you’re not a seasoned disc golfer or you’re bringing non-disc golfers to the game, the walk through Dabney will keep anyone that enjoys the great outdoors satisfied. The fact that it’s located on the grounds of a State Park also means you can make a day of it. Pack a picnic and enjoy the rest of the park’s attributes while you’re out there.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The State Park requires a $5 day use permit. There is a practice basket north of the upper parking lot.   

It can be a muddy track. If there has been any sort of precipitation in the last 48 hours you’re going to know about it. And if you’re playing during winter or spring you should be wearing waterproof shoes. But you know this because you’re living in the Northwest and none of us are made of sugar.

Location

Dabney Disc Golf

OR,
45.517804, -122.3503

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