Fun wooded course
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of holes, well marked and hard to loose your way, holes felt open even though you are in a forest, good change of pace from more open courses in lower mainland, hanging gongs are pretty fun, never lost a disc even though you're in the forest
Cons: not super long and open, but really if you want that go somewhere else, otherwise can't really think of other negatives
Other Thoughts: lots of fun, would play this again if I had the chance.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun short course
Pros: As noted by others and as you can tell from the Hole info the course is not very long with 16 of 18 holes being about 165 feet give or take a few. But the fairways are decently challenging despite the short length. It should be noted that holes do play up and down a mild incline so can play a little longer than listed. The scenery of the course itself is PNW rain forest type with ferns and big trees so quite nice to play in.
The tones are interesting. As targets they are quite small so that adds to the putting difficulty. Beyond that the placement of some is interesting. Hole 8 (iirc) plays slightly uphill to a multiple trunked tree. The tone is actually hanging in the middle of the multiple trunks. To have a putt you need to place your drive virtually at the base of the tree.
The holes are varied. It is highly unlikely that you would do a roller here and given the tree branches there may not be enough overhead room for overhand shots. It is useful, however, if you have a decent forehand in addition to a backhand. The hole/shot selection will require, straight, slight hyzer, and slight anhyzer including putter, midrange, and perhaps fairway driver.
There are garbages at most of the holes. There are what appear to be rubber mat type teepads that are quite grippy even though it can be quite wet/damp.
Cons: Some hole navigation is difficult. There are signs that point you in the right direction but they didn't seem to be on every hole.
The tonals can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint and can hide in the shadows a little bit.
Although you don't need a big run up on a course like this the tee pads were a little on the shorter side.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play and you can probably fit in a round in an hour to an hour and a half subject to errant throws or deflections.
If you can throw up to 350 feet you can probably get away with maximum a Teebird but could quite likely be just as successful with a couple of putters and a midrange.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Good beginner course
Pros: The course plays through a dense forest with thick undergrowth. The holes are generally very short, but technical enough that they're not just straightforward. There is a good mix of hole shapes, with a nice balance of left, right and straight holes to keep things interesting. The rough is thick enough to punish errant shots, though it's not too terrible for losing discs in most places.
The tone poles are fine targets, and are placed in very interesting places. All are hanging from trees, which makes you plan your drive and approach to be able to have an open putt. Many holes have elevation, including several fast greens to punish aggressive runs at the basket. The tees are natural, but are easy to find. The signs are very basic, just hole number, but they are all visible from the tee so it's not a huge deal.
Cons: The course is very short, and the holes all feel pretty similar. Some more length variety would go a long way toward keeping it from feeling repetitive. There just isn't a whole lot of challenge, every single hole is an ace run, more experienced players won't need more than a putter here. A few holes have some nasty rough areas to shoot over that can eat discs pretty easily. For many people, the lack of baskets could be a con, I didn't have a major issue with it though (there is a basket for putting practice).
Other Thoughts: I had a lot of fun playing here, and it was cool to see several other groups out having fun. Beginners can have a lot of fun here, with enough elevation and trees to make it interesting without it being all that much of a hike, and short enough to not be frustrating. Better players will probably enjoy playing a super class or putter only round here, but it won't be too challenging or provide any real tests. I would definitely stop here again if I were in the area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Short, but well thought out and fun
Pros: - Great natural setting with huge conifer trees surrounding you
- Well marked course with cement tee pads
- Holes are well thought out. The targets are thin tonals, but are hanging right off of trees and are very close. It made for interesting putts and interesting layups.
- Ferry ride getting over to Saltspring is scenic (though can be long)
- Fairways are pretty well trampled down, so little chance of losing disc.
Cons: - A little short
- Holes are all pretty similar in terms of length and style
- Can easily play this course with 2 discs.
Other Thoughts: - Lots of aceable holes! One guy I was playing with aced 2 in a row on the back 9.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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