0 Helpful / 1 Not
Technical and Fun
Pros: Situated throughout a forest, making for a lot of technical shot making. A few open holes that offer the chance to let some discs fly. Lot's of distance and elevation changes and a mix of average to difficult holes. Double tees that are marked with gravel and signs. The course is well taken care of and hole changes have recently taken place making for exciting new challenges (Hole 14 moved basket, and new bonus hole between 6-7). Teaches beginners to contain their throws and make accuracy more important than going for length every time.
Cons: Not a lot of opportunities to really air out with the distance drivers. After heavy rains, some holes see significant water pooling which takes several days/weeks to dry (Hole 17).
Other Thoughts: Great all around course for all levels of play.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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solid mix of shots
Pros: good variety
a lot of shape shots and some distance, so a little easier on the arm
very well manicured and well looked after
Cons: would be too picky to really come up with much, nothing really negative about it
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful Wooded Course
Pros: -great variety of throws required- some holes move to the left, some move to the right, some require a very straight shot and some are more forgiving. In hole 10 the fairway is between a bunch of perfectly placed spruce trees that you have to shoot between
- the design of each hole seemed unique and interesting interesting. White spruce definitely has the wow factor (never boring)
- two well marked tees with signs for each hole. The tees are gravel which is not perfect but definitely usable. ( a map of the course is still necessary ) My group and I were a little confused on finding the tee for #14 but it was our first time playing this course.
- the flow of the course was great, each tee was logically place near the previous basket (there were maybe 1 or two times we had to walk a little bit to get to the next tee but they were nice walks). Hole 9 leads back to the parking lot before you get to hole 10 in case you need to drop something off at your car.
- there is a port-a-potty on site in the parjing lot
- there are lots of benches and picnic tables dispersed throughout the course in case you need a rest
- although the course is mostly wooded, there are some more open holes. The open holes all have some twist to them so they are not just straight shots whether there are trees you have to navigate or protected baskets etc
- good use of elevation. on some of the holes you can only see the tops of the baskets because they are placed down a small hill. Some of the baskets are placed across small ravines etc
Cons: The only con of the course could be that it is too short which is fine for me, but it might not be a professional tournament level course because of that fact.
Other Thoughts: My group and I had played three courses in Canada that day, Toronto island, Bronte Creek, and Spruce park. Spruce Park was definitely the best.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course plays mostly through wooded areas with nice underbrush to punish errant shots. There are a handful of holes that play mostly open with scattered trees in play, many of these have protected pins to add some challenge. A couple holes use a pine forest, including a memorable hallway shot down a row of what seems to be an old xmas tree farm. There's a nice mix of lines to hit here, with a good balance of left and right turning shots in the woods. There's some variety of distance too, everything from 400' shots where you'll get to throw a drive to short tricky ace runs in the woods.
There are dual tees on most holes that change up the shots quite a bit. There are several where a whole different lane through the trees is used from the other tee, and they have enough distance difference to really make the course play quite a bit harder from the longs. The discatchers are in good shape and catch well, and overall the course was pretty well maintained.
Cons: The tees are pretty bad, they're natural and inconsistently marked. Some are difficult to find with no signs or markers visible from a distance. The tees are natural, so many were rutted out and muddy, and few offered flat spots to throw from. There are some navigation issues between some of the holes, a handful of next tee signs would solve this issue immediately. The course plays pretty short overall despite a couple longer holes, even the long tees have a ton of putter shots.
A couple areas of the course hold water pretty badly, we played several days after the rain and there were still deep puddles and tons of mud on some of the low lying holes. A few spots could use a little more frequent mowing.
Other Thoughts: There are a lot of shorter but fun shots here, it's a good time and offers some nice variety. Newer players might find it a little tight, and there's enough rough to frustrate inaccurate throwers, but it's short enough to be approachable. More experienced players won't find it extremely challenging, but especially from the long tees there are plenty of line shaping challenges to keep it interesting.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Every hole feels different. There are pins in front, on top and at the bottom of hills. There are both long holes requiring strong arms and short tight technical holes through trees with lots of birdie potential.
Most holes are naturally sheltered from the rain.
Well maintained, lots of gravel and wood chips.
A beautiful hike that gives you a good physical workout up and down the hills.
Cons: The foliage is pretty but hides discs in the summer.
No concrete pads to throw from.
Slippery footing in the winter walking up and down the hills is dangerous for some.
Once you've played it a few times you may find it any easy course because of the number of birdie holes.
An understandably busy course.
Other Thoughts: I could play this course all day and not get bored.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Discatchers-- For once, these were appreciated. It made the pins highly visible in these heavy woods.
Variety-- a little of everything here made it nice and kept you wanting the next hole!
Upkeep-- This place is beautiful and the regulars keep it up nicely.
tee signage-- nice, but faded. showed multiple tees and each tee was marked.
Cons: Signage/Navigation-- Decent. It would be nice to have a sign (or legible map) at hole one to know where hole one is vs. hole ten. Also, the walk between 6 and 7 is NOT marked adeuqately. It's over the big hill, not down either path at the top of the hill.
Dirt pads-- Adequate but I always think of this as a negative.
Other Thoughts: I think this should be a destination course for folks staying in Niagara Falls, Canada. We decided not to cross back to the US to go to beaver island (much closer) and didn't regret it for a second.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Overall, the course is great to work on technical shots and the course is designed well to make it seem as if every hole has a different challenge. There is one open-field shot for those long range bombers out there and the baskets are maintained well. There are also signs available because without them, the course seems a little difficult to navigate the first time. The course also provides a great hike.
Cons: The course would have been more pleasant if it would have been a little more "clean." To me, it was too woodsy and this would be a difficult course for a beginner to play on. I think concrete tee pads would have been great for this course. The course is difficult to navigate through the first time.
Other Thoughts: After hole #6, there is a steep hill that you have to go down in order to get to hole #7 on the other side. To me, the best holes were the back 6 and hole #9.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Really nice course.
Pros: The course is set in dedicated space through a hilly forest. The design takes advantage of the varied elevation quite well with plenty of down hill throws and a few slight inclines. The forest is mature enough to allow for relatively clear throwing paths, but has enough trees that they are in place for most holes.
Two sets of tees gives a nice handicap for beginners, with the closer ones often giving a much better line to the basket as well as being closer. I found playing the short tees made for a rather easy round with a lot of opportunities for birdies and very few holes over par, but the long tees were a good challenge and very unforgiving if you have a bad throw.
Every hole is marked with a nice tee sign (although the one on 17 is broken) that shows the hole's layout as well as the footage. Yes, footage, not meters.
Cons: The tees are "wood-chipped" and sometimes pebbled, which... can be okay depending on the conditions. My first time playing was in very early spring where everything was extremely muddy, and the tees were covered with enough chips to get up out of the mud and it was great. However, in dry conditions I'd rather throw from regular dirt. At any rate, the tees aren't paved or cemented.
Although the tee signs have an arrow pointing away from the basket in the direction of the next hole, it doesn't do you much good when your at the basket and looking for the next hole where there are no signs. Most of the time its pretty obvious, but at there are a few holes that are tricky.
Other Thoughts: I like this course. It reminds me a lot of my favorite courses back home (I'm from northern Michigan), and, in pure hole layout, on of the best I've played.
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1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I love this course. Its a great hike, beautiful park, awesome layout, some perfectly designed holes, ams and pro tees. Great signage. Amazingly maintained. A wonderful variety of open and wooded holes. Baskets are in great shape.
Cons: Not too much to say here... Some of the walks between holes are a little tricky at first. Some might not like that its a bit short.
Other Thoughts: We used to play this course for entire days, arriving at 10am and playing until the sun went down. Never ceased to entertain us. Every hole has something you'll remember it for. This is the best maintained course I've ever played.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great baskets.
Very well maintained (volunteer-based).
Isolated (little to no interference from pedestrians).
Great layout and flow (there really is a front and back 9 with the parking lot in the middle, and you can play them in either order easily)
Great mix of open/tight long/short holes.
Great mix of required shots (You'll need all your tricks to score well).
Some ace runs, and plenty of birdie opportunities if you plan your shots.
Not easy to lose discs (except in the snow).
The difference beteen the long and short tees provides pletny of potential layouts for the course/each hole.
Great winter course. Good for glowie also.
Benches and/or picnic tables in key spots.
Good coverage from older trees throughout course.
Free! With lots of parking.
Cons: Natural tees (even with the great mainentance, they are natural).
Since some grade changes nearby, drainage has been a bit of an issue lately, and there is a bit of a water hazard in a not-so-great place #11, that you've got to walk around between #17 and #18, but certainly wont spoil a round.
There can be a fair bit of golfer traffic as it is a popular course, but it is easily managed with this course layout (almost no overlap).
Other Thoughts: You'll need to be super consistent to score well here, and a mistake here or there can be costly.
Careful on the 9th. :)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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