Grand Island, NY 
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Hole #17 White Tee



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 Fantastic course

1    11/17/2009   11/17/2009
Review By: NIBSTOOLS
Played: 35  Reviewed: 35
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful park, fantastic layout. Can't say anything bad about it. the signage was good, holes were challenging but fair.
Cons: look out for the swamp on hole 5!
Other Thoughts: almost lost my prize monster on hole 5, but i trudged into the mud and found it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 WINDY!

1    10/13/2009   10/18/2009
Review By: DaKineSurfer32
Played: 407  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 13.2 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - three sets of tees, but only the whites are cement
- nice signs by the white tees
- quality water hazards
- many benches around course
- the park office has a small selection of discs with the Blue Heron course logo (the park is Beaver Island State Park, the course is actually called Blue Heron DGC)
- the first five holes are an elevation dream, but the wind off the Niagara River is pretty intense and will really make you work your discs
- good transitions between holes
- if you play between October & April you won't have to pay the park entry fee
Cons: - if you play after it rains plan on the course being waterlogged and getting wet feet because there will be puddles everywhere
- a couple long walks between holes (5&6, 8&9), but the paths are pretty worn so it's not too hard to follow
- the red tees are much too simple
Other Thoughts: This course will train you to play in the wind! It is windy 99% of the time because the course is bordered by the Niagara River.

The wind combined with the water hazards that dominate this course make for a beautiful and challenging round.

There's a little family restaurant on Grand Island Blvd with a lighthouse out front, about 3 miles north of the course, that has awesome food for the cheapest prices you'll find.

Grand Island is a neat little community and it is well worth the $1 bridge toll to get to the Island and course. The course is fun and hardly ever crowded. It's a must if you're in the Buffalo area.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

  

1    10/2/2009   10/2/2009
Review By: macgwiz
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good for beginners, the park store sells disc when open.Hard to lose a disc.
Cons: Front 9 is nice but the back 9 are boring for the most part. Can be very wet depending on when you go. $7/car during the summer.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Island of Fun

5+    8/4/2009   9/4/2009
Review By: OzzyMac
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 13.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice hole variety, good scenery/wildlife. Park is very well maintained, park also has normal golf course/beach/etc. Shop sells a variey of Innova discs with the park logo on them (reasonable prices).
Cons: Park holds water for WEEKS. First few holes can be a swamp at certain times. Very windy at times, and your disc is gone if the wind takes you into the lake. Parts of the course seem boring, but others make up for these. $7/car to get into the park.
Other Thoughts: Don't plan to play 9 here because there's no easy way to park. There's parking at the beginning/middle/end but the course plays across the park for the front 9, and back for the back 9.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Blue Heron Island Course

5+    7/22/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: TheRicker
Played: 20  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 6.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Really clean, well maintained park. The course uses the elevation available well, with some downhill shots, a couple sidehill shots, and one that has you going uphill. There are holes of varying lengths, some which you can park your drive with some finesse, and some where you're going to have to rip one into the fairway and set up your second shot. I love the sled hill shot on hole#4, when the wind is blowing you really need to plan your drive so it doesn't end up hundreds of feet away from the basket. Location and park fee really keep the Litterbugs, and vandals away!
Cons: There is always someone mowing the grass, during the weekdays, and it is busy on the weekends. The parking lot is only close to holes 1, 3, 4, 18 so if you forgot something, or it begins to downpour you could be a long way from the car.
Other Thoughts: $7 to enter the park which is collected between Memorial day-Labor day. The wind off the river is often stronger than at home inland. Overall a great course with nice scenery and good upkeep

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    6/21/2009   6/21/2009
Review By: badmofo27
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: very well kept and clean, quite challenging 4 beginners and very fun 4 everyone else.i like the hills and the distance of the holes. beautiful scenery.
Cons: not much to complain about, i lost a disc but it was me trying 2 do something i shouldnt have. $7 is a little steep 2 park but i still think its worth it
Other Thoughts: if your close u have 2 come play

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Beaver Island

5+    5/23/2009   5/23/2009
Review By: ghova
Played: 42  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a beautiful course in a very nice state park. Uses the elevation available very well and can be very challenging on windy days (usually is windy due to proximity to the river). Mostly a fairly open layout, but does have a fair amount of trees to provide obstacles and force you to shape your shots. There has also been about 20 new trees planted within the last couple weeks to add difficulty.
Concrete tee pads for the whites, with future plans to add them for the blues.
Overall this course is very well maintained and is a pleasure to play.
Cons: $7/car to get into the park or get the empire pass for unlimited access. So carpool with your friends and play a couple rounds to get your moneys worth.
Some of the baskets are a little beat up but they all catch fairly.
All the birds, especially the blue herons are very cool to watch and are distracting :)
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely worth playing if you are in the Buffalo area. The 7 bucks is pretty steep but that is only from memorial day weekend to labor day. Good times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 This review is the supplement to others

2-4    9/30/2008   4/4/2009
Review By: Nerdboy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: You should go here. It's in my top 3 favoritest places to be. So clean...pro shop. pretty.
Cons: Pay to park holds it back, as does the island tolls, and it's a 15 min. drive from most places. But, I suppose that really keeps the people who tear down nice things away, so I don't mind that. So that is a positive then...think of this, not as cons, but as pros #2

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 The Island

5+    11/15/2008   3/12/2009
Review By: Pyro419
Played: 17  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: An excellent 18 right on the Niagara river. Beautiful and very well maintained course with a mix of open and woodsy holes. Concrete tee offs are a wonderful change to the muddy mess the tees at Chestnut ridge and Emery park can be.
Cons: None to speak of. One thing though, when it is windy in western new york, its about twice as windy here, because of the winds off the river, choose your days here wisely.
Other Thoughts: Great course, I love making the drive to play here,

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the trip

1    9/16/2008   9/16/2008
Review By: shirfan
Played: 22  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great course for airing out your drivers. There are several long, open holes, and a few short enough to be ace possibilities. Slight doglegs, a few trees sprinkled around, and good elevation changes keep things from becoming a boring distance fest.

Very lenient par, and it takes real determination to get into hazards unless there's serious wind. A nice change from Como Park, where almost any bad throw might end up as a lost disc.

A good confidence builder. Less difficult than Como or Chestnut Ridge, but better maintained than either and very scenic, with views over the Niagara River.

Easy to follow layout, complete signage, and concrete pads are much appreciated.
Cons: The only major con is that there's no "signature hole" here.

Weather surely factors large here, as strong winds off the river can move those forgiving hazards a lot closer. A few spots where water pools, as well.
Other Thoughts: Great upkeep, scenery, and lack of litter makes this course seem just that much better.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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