Peterborough, ON 
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1    7/10/2012   7/10/2012
Review By: swanny
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great local crew, free to play, two tee pads per hole, new Chainstar baskets, scenic location. Combined with zoo makes a great family outing.
Cons: Could be longer, but for the park size it's acceptable.
Other Thoughts: League Night Tuesdays

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  nice, short course.

5+    8/28/2010   8/30/2010
Review By: kafercrazy
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: well maintained, no charge, well marked 9 holes, not a lot of pedestrian traffic.
Cons: a bit on the short side, not a lot of variety
Other Thoughts: Alternate tee placements have been made this year to accommodate a "back" nine. The back nine is more challenging than the front. Poured pads are next, then new baskets & locations.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 good for beginners

1    8/1/2010   8/1/2010
Review By: templink
Played: 58  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 11.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good for beginners. Well marked tees and holes. nice asphalt tees. Well maintained.
Cons: Way too easy for anyone with experience. People play here with frisbees instead of golf discs. Seven of the nine holes are flat. None of the nine holes offer any challenge.
Other Thoughts: Anyone with a bit of experience should be able to hit every hole with just two shots.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Sweet

5+    6/18/2009   6/18/2009
Review By: EricAvery
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great to have an accessible (free) and well groomed albeit smaller frolf course in this "remote" town with a posted population of just 74,000. A clearly marked course. Asphalt tee pads. Well groomed city park. Just 15 minutes from downtown Peterborough area. Especially encouraging layout for newer player: Potential for a rookie's first Ace and abundant birdies. Frolfing inside a city park can be a pain but only light pedestrian traffic here at holes 1 through 3. Holes 4 through 9 no pedestrians. Elevation changes on 3 holes (6 through 8). Hole 6 is uphill, 7 is across a mini valley with the potential to overshoot into brush and woods. Hole 8 dynamic with challenging launch position and with distinct risk of sinking in the river if over-hyzered. Baskets 3 and 9 require shooting a tree gap. Beautiful setting alongside (Trent?) River with abundant wildlife - saw great blue herons, ospreys diving for fish. Highly recommended glowie park: abundant bats and fireflies under milky way after dark.
Cons: Smaller course with just 9 holes and all but 2 holes very short. 4 holes provide minimal challenge (1, 2, 4, 6). 1 hole only moderately challenging (7). Only 2 holes present technical challenge (3 and 9). Only 2 holes present distance challenge (5 and 8). Holes are all marked as par 4 or par 5 when all should be marked par 3. Baskets are 12 outer chain/6 inner chain and must be an older model: discs slip through the bottom of the basket or just bounce out. Only one tee location per hole. Only one basket location per hole. Only Centennial's tee signs are uglier. Course design flaw: baskets of holes 5 and 8 very close together. Asphalt tee pads slippery when wet.
Other Thoughts: Local Directions: In Peterborough, follow Zoo signs to Water St. North, course is on east side of Water St., just beyond zoo. On east side of Water Street and runs alongside the Trent River. Inside the "Riverview Zoo and Park" in northern part of Peterborough just 300 metres north of the Peterborough Zoo. 1230 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H. Drive into small parking lot, Hole #1 at south side of parking lot, just on other side of swinging gate. All holes well marked.
A local player has suggested an alternative series of throws to make up a creative back nine:
Peterborough Back 9 (10 through 18):
10. Tee 1 to Basket 4
11. Tee 5 to Basket 2
12. Tee 3 to Basket 1
13. Tee 2 to Basket 3
14. Tee 4 to Basket 9
15. Tee 2 to Basket 5
16. Tee 9 to Basket 7
17. Tee 8 to Basket 6
18. Tee 7 to Basket 8

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    7/14/2008   6/11/2009
Review By: DiscGolfMaster
Played: 20  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 11.6 Years
Pros: Its a fun course thats good for the area. Very open, so its good for beginners. A good course to play for a relaxing game. Nice and grassy with a light breeze usually.
Cons: Way too easy. The longest hole on the course is only around 300 feet. So if your a Pro, then you might not like this course.
Other Thoughts: Disc golf must not be big in the area because i have played this course several times and have yet to see anyone else playing with an actual disc, everyone uses frisbees.


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