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2-4    9/30/2008   4/4/2009
Review By: Nerdboy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: You should go here. It's in my top 3 favoritest places to be. So shop. pretty.
Cons: Pay to park holds it back, as does the island tolls, and it's a 15 min. drive from most places. But, I suppose that really keeps the people who tear down nice things away, so I don't mind that. So that is a positive then...think of this, not as cons, but as pros #2

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 The Island

5+    11/15/2008   3/12/2009
Review By: Pyro419
Played: 19  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: An excellent 18 right on the Niagara river. Beautiful and very well maintained course with a mix of open and woodsy holes. Concrete tee offs are a wonderful change to the muddy mess the tees at Chestnut ridge and Emery park can be.
Cons: None to speak of. One thing though, when it is windy in western new york, its about twice as windy here, because of the winds off the river, choose your days here wisely.
Other Thoughts: Great course, I love making the drive to play here,

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the trip

1    9/16/2008   9/16/2008
Review By: shirfan
Played: 22  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great course for airing out your drivers. There are several long, open holes, and a few short enough to be ace possibilities. Slight doglegs, a few trees sprinkled around, and good elevation changes keep things from becoming a boring distance fest.

Very lenient par, and it takes real determination to get into hazards unless there's serious wind. A nice change from Como Park, where almost any bad throw might end up as a lost disc.

A good confidence builder. Less difficult than Como or Chestnut Ridge, but better maintained than either and very scenic, with views over the Niagara River.

Easy to follow layout, complete signage, and concrete pads are much appreciated.
Cons: The only major con is that there's no "signature hole" here.

Weather surely factors large here, as strong winds off the river can move those forgiving hazards a lot closer. A few spots where water pools, as well.
Other Thoughts: Great upkeep, scenery, and lack of litter makes this course seem just that much better.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2/21/2008   2/21/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course is just North of Buffalo. Pretty wide open course that is almost always windy. It used to be hard to follow but now that concrete tee's exist its not that difficult once you find the first hole. Big arms will enjoy this course and many consider this the best course in the area. Changes that were made in 2004 have improved the course overall.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Blue Heron Disc Golf Course

5+    4/24/2007   11/5/2007
Review By: bfaslewis
Played: 16  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 13.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/25/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -The course is extremely well maintained, and rather easy to navigate
-each hole has three set of tees: the white tees have cement tee boxes and the red & blue are natural
-each tee has signage which indicates length and a rough map of each hole (although hole #5 was updated and the sign is outdated)
-it's a well balanced course with a good variety of holes. some elevation changes come into play on #'s 1, 3, 4, 12, & 14 some woods on #'s 6, 8, 9, 11, & 18 there are two extreme dogleg right's on #'s 5 &16 and a few holes where water could come into play
Cons: -there is an overlap of fairways on #'s 15&16
-the course is one large single loop (but if you only want to play 9 holes i've seen people park in front of #5 at the sledding hill and play #'s 6-14)
-this can be a very busy course and a lot amateurs aren't keen on etiquette. large parties won't allow smaller one's to play through, nor will they tell you when an obstructed hole is clear to play
Other Thoughts: -The park office is next to the first tee, and it's hours very between seasons. At the office you can buy/rent a variety of discs or just pick up scorecards.
-restrooms can be found before hole #1 and after #9
-i think hole #4 would be the signature hole. there's a great view of the river and a 400+ ft downhill drive towards the pin and canada

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

10/7/2007   10/7/2007
Review By: Big Seanie
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to follow, well kept, beautiful natural landscapes. Good course for beginners, wide open, a few tricky holes.
Cons: The breeze off the river can be challenging.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the trip.

2-4    9/29/2007   9/30/2007
Review By: prerube
Played: 250  Reviewed: 222  Exp: 10.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/12/2012
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Challenging course with a generous par.
course is pretty open, but not a "see how far you can chuck it" course. With 3 cement tees and great signage this course is one of my favorites.
Course features some elevation changes, water hazards, and well placed foliage. Course flows well and is easy to navigate.
Cons: small chance of loosing a disc in water hazards, but water is not a major problem. Their are some shots that are pretty close to the road and you have to watch for traffic incase your disc goes off course. Paying to enter the park is a con, but is one worth the travel and entry fee.
Other Thoughts: Well marked, really nice course. Definately worth a revisit.
we did not have to pay either (we were either too early in the morning or too late in the season)

Buffalo has some stellar courses, all worth the travel, send the family to Niagra Falls, while you treat yourself to a day of great disc golf.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful Course

8/4/2007   8/6/2007
Review By: timg
Played: 349  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 15.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well maintained, good signage and tees are well marked. Also, "Next Tee" markers on or near baskets are helpful.
Cons: Not a ton of variety here. Most holes play in the open.
Other Thoughts: Beaver Island is fun course and definitely one of the better ones in the Buffalo area. The stand out hole for me was #4 which has you throwing down a big hill towards the lake (although there's little danger of actually ending up in the lake). Three or four holes had water that was very much in play and tended to encourage conservative shots due to the proximity to the water and the windy nature of the course.

Beaver Island is only a few miles away from the Canadian border so if you're on your way up there then it's definitely worth a stop. It's a very scenic park with a good disc golf course to boot.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Wind and more wind

7/8/2007   7/16/2007
Review By: MattK
Played: 75  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 11.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is in near-mint condition. All of the signs and tee markers are present, and all baskets easy to find. Flags atop each basket are very useful, given the wind off the Niagara river. The course is open and mostly easy to play. The park also has popular attractions beyond the disc golf, with a swimming beach and clubhouse located near the 9th hole.
Cons: The combination of wind and water on a couple of holes serves to limit creativity in shots. The knowledge that a gust of wind can send a driver to the bottom of the lagoon encourages some low, safe boring throws.
Other Thoughts: It seems to vary from windy to very windy. I found myself putting with my heaviest driver at times in an effort to avoid the effects.
The $7 toll for cars is only collected until ~6PM, and only during the summer high season.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 More like a 3.5

5/9/2007   5/24/2007
Review By: Raoul Duke
Played: 16  Reviewed: 15
This review was updated on 7/12/2007
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice breeze off the lake kept the course cool.
Cons: Some holes were too wide open and unimaginative. Ridiculously long walk between two of the holes, cannot recall which numbers, you'll know it if you play it.
Other Thoughts: Supposedly pay to play, but booth was unmanned upon my visit in May 2007. Close to the interstate leading to/from Canada, if you're driving up/down it is worth the detour.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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