2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Tee pads are beautiful, park maintained like a ball course, course layout keeps every hole flowing to the next, good for beginners and pros, multiple basket locations and pro tees.
Cons: Park is kind of hard to find-no signage until you get to park entrance.
Other Thoughts: I've only played a few courses but this one is by far the best layout and is maintained better than the others I played. The course is close to my home so I play here several times each week and still haven't gotten bored. Love this course!
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Teepads by Third Pig
Beautifully maintained park. Play area for kids, exercise trail/stations for non-playing adults. Bathroom. Water available from adult, child, and dog-level drinking fountains! Scattered bamboo poles to help retrieve discs held hostage by the cedars on the back nine. :-)
Long and wide brick teepads. Very nice signs at each hole, with pegs to hang bags upon. Top-quality baskets, easy to see. Coloured spoke on basket to point you towards next tee. A few stone benches scattered about the course. Was simple to navigate - didn't even need the map my first visit.
Update Oct-09: Now multi-position/multi-tee (new,longer natural tee areas marked by board with blue paint one end.
Holes 1-8 and 18 play on a very gentle sloping hill. While fairly open (#2 is wide open), these holes do have you deal with some scattered trees enroute and/or near the basket, and some small changes in elevation. Holes 4 and 7 have the tees not very deep in woods, and hole 8 has the basket in the woods, but not very deep. The grass on this part of the course is kept very low.
Holes 9-17 are also on a gentle slope, and have you playing in a "rougher" part of the park. The wild grass is allowed to grow knee-high, but very generous fairways are cut throughout. Holes become a bit longer, and rows/scattering of cedar trees increasingly come into play on most every hole. Somewhat-wooded holes at #17 - a 300' drive down a narrowing but open fairway, followed by a sharp right turn towards the basket another 125' into the woods, and #9, a 300' hole, starting and ending in trees, with a clearing in between.
Favourite hole: #16. Longest hole at 550'. Rows of cedars lining generous fairway on both sides. Basket somewhat guarded by two large hardwoods. View of hillside in background makes you feel as if you are miles from anywhere.
This is a good course for beginners who want to take it up a notch, say from nearby Peaks View, and experience a longer course. Intermediate/advanced players who are throwing well should have an ample number of birdie opportunities. Fives holes 400' or longer, average length about 325'.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Great course with great surroundings
Pros: This course was the first 18 hole that I have played. I was very impressed with the layout of the course. It looked more like a golf course by the way it was set up. great obstacles. The cedar trees define the fairways very well and also become good obstacles. The brick tees are quite unique and are very well maintained. Also, if a disc gets stuck in a tree there is no need to climb because near every hole is a stick of bamboo about 10-15 feet long, so you can prod at your stuck disc. Overall there are really too many pros to name about this course.
Cons: aren't many but there aren't any bathrooms located around the course other than the start and the finish. Hole 4 didn't have a brick tee but an all natural tee with has become more of a horseshoe pit than an tee. Very little litter but there was some. The park is shared so there is also a hazard of hitting little ones and adults as well on accident.
Other Thoughts: Great place to play for amateurs and pros alike. Easily the best course that I have played thus far.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well maintained in a very family oriented area. I like the cedars and other evergreens lining the fairways, makes you think before you throw. Disccatcher baskets rock. Tee pads look great. I really like how the fairways are mowed and kept clean....the whole park for that matter. Elevation change is good, a little downhill and a little uphill, a little forehand and a little backhand. like the trash cans located around the course, other area courses need to adopt this idea. and the benches are neat too.
Cons: I slipped some on the tees for the longer drives. 1 hole had a left to right uphill elevation change lined with evergreens. that was interesting. Watch for kids running and riding bicycles around in the fairways. Did not like how 9 was sooo far from parking, kinda eliminates the idea of playing just the front or back 9 if time is an issue. restrooms were locked when we were there10:30-12:00.
Other Thoughts: Great course. Only been playing since July '08 and have only played 4 other courses. I'd rank this one as one of my top 2.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Open Course
Pros: This course is a great course at a very nice park. I love this course because I am a long thrower and you can really air it out on this long course. I also really like the use of space. This course has the most cedar tree I have ever seen on a course. Disc Golfers know what an obsticle these trees can be, especially if there is a 2 meter rule in effect. Great job to the designers and park for getting this course in the ground. Also great support from locals. I also like the disccatcher baskets, as I believe they are the best on the market.
Cons: The t pads can be a bit slippery as they are made of laid brick. I played this course early in the morning on a dewy day. The pads do look very awesome, but I would like to see concrete used instead of brick. But they did work fine later in the day, and I threw long without any worries.
Other Thoughts: I really did like this course and enjoyed my time there. There is a course discussion thread in the forum at ElkCreekdgc.info where you can ask if anyone is going to be out playing the course, or to let locals know you will be at the course on a certain date and time.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great use of the natural terrain with minimal disturbance. A very well-maintained couse on a huge public park. The course is challlenging to all levels of players. There are long open holes, short open holes, plus some short technical holes. Most of the fairways on the techincal holes are defined by cedar trees, the most fair tree a disc golf course has ever seen.
Cons: Splitting hairs here, but the brick tees might be problematic down the road if not maintained, but they are fine as of now.
Other Thoughts: I'm about 40 minutes away, so I have a feeling I will be seeing alot of this place in the future. Watch out when it's windy out there too!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Open Course
Pros: Great open course with plenty of thick cedars and pines to provide obstacles. All the teepads are brick. Practice Basket, Course map, scorecard with map on it, and bulletin board. The best part is the elevation change and challenge of the course. There is a variety of holes, and some might say that these are all grip and rip holes, but the reality is that there is a good mix. Two pin locations at every hole, with one having 3. Grass provides some obstacle, and the woods come into play on 8 holes, but no hole is completely in the woods. Wind is a factor on some holes, but usually no more than 6. Solid signs for every hole, some benches and trash cans. This course keeps you coming back to play better every time.
Cons: Benches only on 4 of 18 holes, Trash cans on 2 holes. The Brick tees get quite slippery when wet. Overhand throwers have a huge advantage, because they can throw over the trees on 16/18 holes (if they have the arm strength). That's about it. It'd be nice if they put in dual tees, and they slowly are (I think 9/18 have white tees with 4 X 4's in the ground painted white, but that's it. The land could have been used more creatively, but the park wouldn't let them cut down many trees.
Other Thoughts: From RHBH perspective: 7 straight holes (1 par 4), 4 anhyzer (3 par 4's), 1 hyzer hole, 3 straight/hyzer, 1 hyzer/anhyzer, 1 hyzer/straight/anhyzer. 1 straight/anhyzer. (based on multiple routes and pin locations).
elevation change: 4 downhill, 7 flat, 6 uphill, 1 down then up.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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