Challenging Wooded Course Where You'll Be Searching For Discs
Pros: - Challenging course, one of the toughest in Alberta for sure. It's up there with Lloyd, Aspen, Canmore Nordic.
- Well maintained generally.
- Three different tee layouts, though they're difficult to find in the ground at times.
- Lots of different looks throughout the course, if you've got a full repertoire of shots (forehand, backhand, thumber, roller etc.) you'll find places where they make sense.
- Not too busy of course, not much public to worry about.
Cons: - If you're not advanced/pro, you're going to spend a lot of frustrating time looking for discs. Tight, long wooded corridors on some holes are a real challenge for beginner/intermediate players.
- This is a "spotter recommended" course.
- One section of the course (maybe 4 or 5 holes) is really low and can be very soggy if there's been recent rain. Last round we played was a couple of days after heavy rain and we needed to hop around standing water in a few areas.
- Bad signage, tee markers in the ground can be hard to see. Can be hard to tell where you're throwing even with a layout card. Do not play this course without a map.
- Not a fan of the baskets.
- It's maintained, but it's still a pretty wild course, so even the fairways can be overgrown and hard to find discs in. I lost a disc on 18 that I parked in the fairway but couldn't find in the weeds/clover/long grass.
Other Thoughts: Torn on whether to give this a 3.5 or 4, gave it a 3.5 as I think others have rated it too highly. Even though it's in the same category of course in terms of length and challenge, there's no way it should be getting the same rating as Aspen Meadows or Canmore Nordic. To me, as an intermediate player, this course is the least enjoyable out of the Canmore Nordic/Aspen/Lloyd category.
Great course in a tucked-away spot
Pros: Great course design. The course makes great use of the terrain, paths, and elevation. Some fantastic par 4s and 5s to challenge your driving accuracy. The design utilizes OB well and I love the use of the fence on hole 18 to shape your approach.
There is a fantastic mix of tight vs open shots to test all aspects of your game. Also a good mix of left- and right-turning shots. There are some fun ace runs as well.
Each hole has a blue, white, and red tee which makes the course enjoyable for all skill levels. There is ample parking, a port-a-potty on site, a shelter, and a playground all at the beginning of the course.
Tee signs are easy to follow. There are also two huge signs at the beginning of the course explaining disc golf and the rules, but having two of them seems redundant. Also, there is a 2012 Alberta Tour schedule which is outdated and isn't required.
Cons: The baskets are the biggest con. They are uninviting and the chains are extremely heavy (on the front 9). The back 9 baskets catch better but they aren't as sturdy.
Hole 5 has a mando off the tee, but the pole that is used as the mando is only a few feet tall. It's impossible to tell if you made the mando unless a spotter stands right at it to let you know if you crossed on the right side of it or not.
I understand that the bugs can be quite the nuisance, but we recently played after a rainstorm so we didn't experience much in the way of mosquitoes.
Other Thoughts: If you miss a fairway, you will be punished hard. The rough can act like a jungle on most of the holes. Stay on the fairway and you'll score well.
Use a spotter as often as you can. Lots of holes are big bombs that can punish inaccurate drives.
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Pros: Course Maintence
- course was in good shape. Lots of mowing but on some holes an errant shot and you are in some tall grass, good luck finding that disc.
- Lots of good thought went into this course. Baskets are tucked behind trees making most greens challenging. Length is good however there are a too many open shots. The course is very forgiving to the inaccurate throw.
- baskets are terrible. There is a mixture here with some alright but others that are down right bad (good condition just a bad bad basket design.
Course design. Too many holes are wide open hucks. Not a tree between you and the basket. If there is a tree or two they can easily be taken out of play by a good hyzer.
Two old discs nailed to the ground. No actually line to mark the front of the pad.
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Pros: Fantastic course that has a bit of everything. You can tell a lot of thought was put into the design. It has 3 different tee boxes for each hole making it more enjoyable for all. Challenging course that you will need just about every kind of shot at some point during your round. The city has done a great job with mowing the last couple years.
Cons: Not much negative I can say about this other than sometimes when it's rained a lot it can stay wet on the lower holes such as 5,7,8. The mando pole on the par 5 was recently taken out making it tougher to tell if you made it or not.
Other Thoughts: This is my favorite course in Alberta. If you're anywhere near it make sure to make the stop.
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Pros: Hole placement makes excellent use of the terrain. Course has all kinds of shots from wide open bombs to tight tunnel shots through the trees. Good mix of left to right, right to left and straighter shots.
Course is well marked and easy to navigate. There are score cards and maps as you enter the park.
Cons: Bit of travel to get to. There is a lot of bush/trees just off most fairways which can make finding your disc a bit of a problem. Mosquitoes can also be a bit of a problem at times.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses I've played and definitely worth the trip.
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Pros: World class course! It has everything, long holes, short holes, technical tunnel shots, elevation changes, OB, open fields, 3 teeboxes per hole, par 4's, and even a legitimate par 5. It is an excellent challenge especially from the pro tees.
Cons: - It's in Wetaskiwin
- long grass can make finding your disc quite difficult
- a few of the holes are quite swampy depending on the time of year (especially holes 5, 7 and 8)
- probably not the best course for beginner players, but there are short tees to play from.
Other Thoughts: Of the courses ive played across Canada this is one of the very best. If you are ever in the Edmonton area be sure to give it a try.
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