Great Intermediate Course, Still Fun for the Pros Too
Pros: Not the most challenging course in the world, but if I could pick one course to be my "home" course, it might just be this one.
It's not very long, so almost every hole is birdieable for an intermediate player, but there are consequences to missing your line or placement. In spite of how gettable most of the holes are, there are some real potential blow up spots.
- Decent elevation changes, good mix of open and forested shots.
- Almost every hole has a bit of character to it, even if it's short.
- In spite of being wooded, it's really not bad for losing discs compared to some other courses.
- Great signage and course markings with mandos clearly markled (drop zones even have little plaques in the ground).
- Course is laid out very well with respect to the public. Although it's in a public park with well-used trails, for the most part there aren't any super dangerous/sketchy areas to worry about like there can be at places like Rundle/Baker.
Cons: - Concrete tee pads are a bit short and not as well brushed as others (meaning they can be slippier than others when wet).
- One of the worst courses I've played in Alberta for bugs in the spring/summer.
- For a Pro, this will not be a challenging course, though it should still be enjoyable. Definitely not one of those "let's just drop a few baskets in a wide open park" type courses.
Other Thoughts: - There's an active disc golf community in Grande Prairie, search "Grande Prairie disc golf" on Facebook.
- Playfair Athletics in town sells discs if you're looking.
Pros: Good change of elevation on holes. Good hole length variance. Course is fairly neutral to throwing style, right or left hand throwers can do equally well. The course will reward throwers who can throw multiple type of shots though (forehand,backhand, tomahawks rollers).
Cons: Potential to lose a disc.
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Fun course with decent variety
Pros: Full disclosure: I am the course designer
-good use of elevation, especially given how flat town is. Especially like holes 1 and 16, which are both a hard rip down a big hill.
-Several big open bombers, several extremely technical throws, with everything in between
-not busy, in a quiet park
-hole 14, signature hole: you need a big hyzer or anhyzer over a river to get to the landing zone, then a very precise approach shot onto a slope
-good variety of shots needed: you will have opportunity to try everything.
-great signage makes navigating for a first time player very easy. Includes detailed tee signs and bricks in the ground with arrows leading the player from baskets to next tees
-some beautiful views, especially at the end of hole 18
Cons: -Pros will find this course short, although with some challenges. There are several planned tournament-only holes which all players will find very challenging.
-no washrooms or other amenities
-hole 6 tee is on a moderately busy path
-hole 18 ends three blocks away from hole 1, there is no 9 hole loop that puts you close to your car. If you do want to do a 9 hole loop, your best bet is to do this order: 1-4, 10, 11, 9, 5-6. The path at the basket on hole 6 will take you back to hole 1.
Other Thoughts: On blind holes, look for a white stake. This is on a direct line between the long tee and the basket.
Us locals are happy to take anyone out for a round and show off the course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or find me in the forums.
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