Kamloops, BC
Rose Hill - West Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #16
4 / 407ft.   4 / 495ft.   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Tee



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2-4    6/20/2013   6/20/2013
Review By: MikeK
Played: 179  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 18.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Loved the views of the valley, a few holes have some elevation change, and there are short and long tees, each with nice grippy rubber pads. I found the long tees rather challenging especially in the wind. While other reviewers make it sound like the trees on this course have been obliterated that is far from the truth. Yes, the course is relatively open but there are still plenty of trees to get in the way.
Cons: If you don't like wind, you probably won't enjoy this course that is set high atop Kamloops on a hillside prone to get blustery. Many of the holes are close together and landing in other fairways is common.
Other Thoughts: Not sure what material the tee pads are made of but they are far grippier than Fly 18 pads on other courses that get slick. Good map of the course located by hole 1 along with an outhouse/bathroom.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  

1    7/25/2006   4/25/2010
Review By: Timo
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long relatively open course to stretch out those long drives. The rubber tee pads offer good traction. Great views of the river valley. No lineups here just go a play. A challenging course that gives a great disc golf experience.
Cons: This course is cut into the wild, there are no manicured lawns here, which is ok, but keep an eye on your discs you can loose them easy here. Use bright colored discs (don't use black discs or you'll have trouble finding them in the dirt). Windy conditions when its dry could make things extremely dusty.
Other Thoughts: I hope to get a chance to go back when both courses are up and running and try them back to back.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A victim of the Pine Beetle

1    8/15/2009   8/18/2009
Review By: maniak
Played: 15  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 5.9 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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