6 Helpful / 1 Not
Potential for 'goodness'
Pros: Jericho Hill has all of the makings for a decent course if there were about twice the amount of space available. As it stands Jericho is just an 'ok' course with a couple of really fun holes mixed in with fillers. Several of the back holes make pretty good use of tree coverage and there is a really nice little downhill shot that, while short, is quite fun.
Replayability: It is a little bit of a stretch, but I'd say that this course has a pretty good replay factor not because you could play from the permanent tees to baskets again and again but because Jericho makes for a really nice safari course. The hillside and sloping trees make for a great place to bring out an extra basket or two and make up some really fun holes which are a bit more challenging.
Cons: The main drawback to this course is that many of the holes fail to incorporate trees early enough in the line to force you to shape a shot or pick a route. This is not true for all holes and several in fact make very good use of available tree coverage as in the low ceiling shot on hole six. The usual setup however is a long open fairway with trouble either behind or to one side of the pin rather than near the fairway routes. Players will have to control distance but will be able to have their way with route-finding.
Other Thoughts: Even with this low rating, Jericho is worth a play through because of a few fun hillside shots and for the potential to make up your own really nice safari course. I could see this being a very nice park for the beginner player to head out to practice all sorts of shots without the crowds that seem to fill up the nearby Little Mountain course.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Beautiful views of Vancouver. Apparently there are some tonals around that turn it into an 18.
Cons: Borring. Most of the holes have no obstacles whatsoever. Only maybe 4 holes of worthy disc golf here.
Other Thoughts: Could be renovated to create a great course. Until then, head east to Little Mountain, or better yet Robert Burnaby Park.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Unmarked Course On A Great Hillside!
Pros: This is a great little piece of land on which to build a course. Unfortunately, the course design does not take full advantage of this awesome natural hillside. The course is set on the grounds of the Jericho Hill Community Center. The course starts down near the front parking with four short holes playing around a dense patch of brushy disc grabbing rough. Then the rest of the course works it ways up, across and down a little this large hillside. The baskets are Discatchers but the teepads are very rough in places. Navigation the first time through is a little tough. There are great views of the water, the city and the mountains in the distance from the hill on the hill holes. There is some nasty rough up around holes # 5 and # 6 as well. # 8 is the only hole that really lets you rip one down the hill.
Cons: No signage at all. Numbers on the baskets would really help even if they were just written on the pole with a sharpie. The teepads are natural and uneven in places. The course design is unimaginitve and should be redesigned to take full advantage of the great hillside. You should be able to incorporate a couple awesome downhill throws here.
Other Thoughts: I would bet he locals play this course backwards more often than they play it starting at # 1. From the # 9 teebox, it would be a fun throw over the athletic fields to one of the first baskets. Possibly, that field is used too much and this is not a great idea. Just a thought! This was my least favorite of the five courses I played in the Vancouver area.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
This nine hole course is located on the hillside of the Community Centre with beautiful views of the mountains, harbor, and city (holes 7-9). Baskets were Mach 2's and in fairly good shape. Foliage maintenance was apparent as the lawns were mowed, trees seemed trimmed, and the berry bushes were cut back. The few holes that took somewhat advantage of the layout were holes 6, 8, & 9 (although still fairly short). Directions were easy to follow and parking was easily attainable.
The general course design is in need of a makeover. It has the potential but does not take advantage of the elevation it offers. The first four holes around the parking lot are squeezed in very tight, and are all easy to birdie. They begin to zig zag up and then down (somewhat), and all give ample opportunities for even more birdies. The tee pads are in terrible shape, with uneven surfaces and tree roots throughout (other two Vancouver courses cement). It would be very difficult to play this course during the wet season, as throwing uphill in the mud was be difficult There are no tee signs/maps/markers anywhere so unless you ask a local or print out a map (go to links up above to download) a few holes might get confusing. However, once you play through it is easy to remember. The flow of this course needs work. Fairways can be hectic as the course can be crowded and many locals tend to play gorilla golf from the top down. Since the course ends up towards the top, DGers get congested as players are waiting to throw up and others are waiting to throw down. One of the best opportunities for a huge bomb isn't even incorporated as hole 9 just leaves you hanging towards the top (so most throw down to 3, its a great chance to grip and rip). If they ever consider the layout they ought to consider ending at the bottom of the hill considering you start there.
I must say the atmosphere of this course and the beauty of the leaves falling during this time of year truely made this experience enjoyable even if Jericho wasn't the greatest of courses. Just being up in British Columbia playing disc golf was enough for me (although I didn't enjoy getting searched at the border).
If your looking for variety while visiting then I suggest playing all three but if your pressed for time, I would skip it. Both Little Mountain DGC-QE and Quilchena are better.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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