Fun in the City
Pros: Fantastic Tee Pads and baskets. Full set of back pads as well make for a challenging back 9, with two really cool water shots.
Good use of the area, with a good variety of shots for a par 3.
Easy location as well at Queen Elizabeth Park, and a great shop for all your discs and such right around the corner called Abbies.
Lots of friendly locals (who are also great to watch as they play all sorts of alternates here).
There are two warm up baskets as well, a wide open spot for your warm up if you like.
Cons: Popular park. Can be very busy sometimes. Walkers sometimes have no clue they are even on a Frisbee course.
Be prepared to have groups playing in front and behind you during peak times.
The course is on a slope, and the bottom of the slope can get wet during rainfall/rain season.
Other Thoughts: The course is fairly wide open, with just a few trees, so it's a great spot to keep track of your discs, and for beginners to not get frustrated.
The back pads play tough, and a couple of fairly difficult water shots should keep the more experienced players happy here.
The sport shop "Abbies" has a lost and found for discs as well, so if you hit the pond, don't be afraid to drop by the shop and see if your disc has shown up.
Also, this course is quite close to Quilchena, so its a great chance to play two courses in one afternoon.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Great little course
Pros: I can't believe Mundy Park gets a better rating than this park. I am reviewing in particular the pro tees here, which I think makes easily the best course in Vancouver, and arguably one of the tops in the lower mainland. A great variety of holes. Lots of Danger, ie. OB, Water, elevation and trees. Some beautiful views, and the ballpark is right next door. Catch a C's game after your round at beautiful Nat Bailey Stadium.
Cons: Its really tight, as in the holes are very close to one another, and can be a bit overly busy. Its very much city disc golf.
Other Thoughts: Abbie's Sports on main is awesome, great selection of discs and friendly knowledgeable staff. Main st. also sports a myriad of great pubs and restaurants for before or after your game.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: A nice open course that is easy to get to and excellent of beginners.
Cons: Course lacks difficulty and has a pond that consumes discs. Only 9 holes with a cop-out second set of tees behind the first ones.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course I ever played, and I've given up at least 6 discs to the water gods on hole 18 over the pond. I generally go into the pond after them as you can walk out with discs (on my best day 14 discs) from the pond, but rarely do you ever find your own. Course etiquette is to drop off discs with names and number at Abbie's, and anything un-labelled is a nice prize for the effort.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
QE Little Mountain is a fun course with great people and culture
Pros: The course makes excellent use of a hillside on the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth park. With wonderful views of the Coast Range and downtown Vancouver to the north, this is one of the most pleasant places to hang out in this part of town. The atmosphere is casual, with low profile beer consumption and what-not. Hop over to Main St to the east and crawl through the pubs all the way north after a few rounds.
There are 9 holes, with backpads extending to 18. The course is very well-marked, and full of locals who've been playing it for decades...it is a treat to see their mastery of the course. Lots of long holes, big down hill drives, open fairways, big mature trees, and a water hazard make this a fun time by any measure.
Cons: The course is somewhat small, and given Vancouver's rainy climate some holes become mudpits after long periods of rain. For tournaments the course is expanded into other parts of QE park, but apparently it is difficult to get a permanent installation in the other portions which would otherwise make this a world-class course.
Other Thoughts: If you're in Vancouver, check it out. It is the city's greatest disc golf experience. There is a sporting goods store on Main and 33rd, called Abbie's, which has a full selection of discs and acts as a sort of pro shop for this course.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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