6 Helpful / 0 Not
Bustling City Course with Character
Pros: Riverfront park is a bustling city course with plenty of oldschool flavor. Aside from the first two and last two holes which are longer and relatively open, the course consists of short tightly wooded putter and midrange shots. Most of the holes are too straightforward to challenge upper level players, but everyone else from beginners to more advanced amateurs will find plenty of opportunities to earn well deserved birdies.
Although most holes are short, straightish putter shots, there is a lot of variety in angles and distances requiring both backhands, forehands and maybe even a utility shot every now and then off the tee. Players who have been around for a while will probably settle right in and enjoy the classic old school design of the course.
Utilization/Potential - The park area here is well-utilized as there really isn't enough space to develop championship style holes - a beginner friendly and social golfer park fits perfectly here, especially with Whistlers' Bend just a short drive away.
Special shoutout to the unique number plates - I thought the metal plates which were sunken into the corner of each concrete tee were a pretty cool idea. Each one of these plates has a drawn representation of the hole, hole number, and distance. These things are a touch slippery for the runup but still look pretty sweet. These added a unique touch to the course and I was sad to see that a few of the back nine hole plates were missing.
Cons: Busy and crowded - The combination of popularity and crowded fairways is a little bit concerning. Several points during our round we were ducking and dodging shots from other fairways and I would expect this is probably the norm out here.
Challenge - As stated above, highly skilled players aren't going to find much of a challenge out here. Rack up a bunch of birdies and hopefully avoid a random rollaway or really bad kick - the only foreseeable way to bogey.
Other Thoughts: While certainly not a destination course, it does have charm and might make for a good wind-down or warm up for the nearby Whistlers' Bend course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: There is a lot of space to work with and the baskets are nice on the holes that have baskets.
The tees are also great.
Cons: There are poles instead of baskets on some of the holes which I don't care for. Also the course is dirty and its hard to understand.
Other Thoughts: I would really like to come back and play this course when its been completed there is a lot to work with just not there yet.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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