7 Helpful / 0 Not
A victim of the Pine Beetle
Pros: This course has an ample parking lot and is quite easy to find. There is a warm up basket to left of the tennis courts and there is a sign pointing you to the first hole to the right of the tennis courts.
Even though there wasn't a lot of signage, I found this course very easy to navigate due to the seemingly natural progression of the holes and the worn pathways between baskets.
This course has two sets of tees (made out of rubber), I played the short tees during my visit and found the holes to be shorter on average than I expected. The back tees seem to be set back quite far on a lot of holes so I'm sure they would better challenge the more advanced golfer.
This course was the first one I've played that actually has par 4's and even though most weren't very long, they were creative. For example, hole #16 is a straight shot, about 450 feet, it's also very open. What you need to pay attention to though it that the hole is set up along a steep drop off along the entire length of the left side of the fairway, if your disc goes down there, have fun trying to retrieve it.
The course made great use of the available land with nice elevation changes, especially on the back nine.
I also enjoyed the finishing hole, it was a long straight par 3 that gently sloped downhill, it was a nice opportunity to bomb one right before the end of the round.
I almost forgot to mention the nice views this course offers of Kamloops and the valley below.
Cons: This course was ravaged by the pine beetle in the last few years and has suffered immensely because of it. Many of the affected trees have been removed which takes away much of the challenge. The course doesn't even look like pictures posted on this site any more. I only wish I could've played it in its original form.
This may not be a con for some people, but Kamloops gets really hot in the summer, I'm not sure I'd be able to play in 35°- 40° weather with the sun beating down on me, especially since the course is no longer covered by trees. Luckily, when I played it was a calm, cool overcast day.
Other Thoughts: There is no water available at the course so bring some, you'll probably need it. I suppose it could get buggy up there so bug spray might not be a bad idea too.
I've heard that after the new course across the street is completed, the Kamloops Disc Golf Club will be re-positioning this course to better use the terrain and the trees that still stand in the area.
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