Grand Island, NY 
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Hole #17 White Tee

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1    8/23/2011   8/23/2011
Review By: C6H12O6
Played: 41  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Course. Bring your drivers! This course has cement tee pads, benches at every hole, garbage cans at every hole, and two types of tee pads. Scenic views of Niagara river, and the local birds (including the Blue Herons) make this course a great place to visit. The course is fairly open, and has just enough trees to make this course interesting. The park office sells A TON of discs, and many with there custom stamp!
Cons: Some might find this course too open. And water can come into play on some holes if you have a bad drive.
Other Thoughts: Wind is almost always a factor on this course, so be prepared...Also, there is a park fee in the summer time of $7 to enter. You can park outside the park and walk in without having to pay a fee. Just before the park entrance take the service road to the right, directly next to the park about half a mile and on take your first left. You can park on the gravel area near the dumpsters and walk in through the service area of the park. It's that easy!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great beginner course

2-4    3/30/2011   3/31/2011
Review By: Chiefstang
Played: 93  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 8.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tee-pads at every hole.
-Very beginner friendly with large, mature trees to shoot around.
-There's water, but the risk is fairly low.
-Makes use of what elevation changes they have with a couple downhills, a couple uphills, and a couple sidehills.
-Well maintained state park with bathrooms.
-Great scenery of the Niagara River.
-Not very crowded when compared to many of the other Buffalo courses.
-Plenty af ace/birdie opportunities, but not gimmies.
Cons: -Not very challenging for more experienced players.
-Some of the more open holes can get repetitive
-Current construction in the way of holes 3-5. Don't go in that mud, it'll eat your shoes.
-Some holes play near the road, which I'm not really a fan of.
-A few walks between the holes are tricky. Holes 4-5 require walking around the construction, and over a bridge.
-I played during mud season, but there was quite a bit of ponding on some of the fairways.
Other Thoughts: I really had a blast playing this after Chestnut Ridge, which is a much tighter course. It was nice to air some throws out.

I don't want to list it as a negative, but the wind is worth noting. It's pretty constant being right on the river.

Really a great course to bring a new player to. You won't be hurried, and other than <maybe> hole 9, they should run very little risk of getting their discs wet.

Thanks to Simpletwist for showing me around!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Scenic Course

5+    10/2/2010   10/29/2010
Review By: justinmd44
Played: 57  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 17.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tricky weather, elevation change, and a scenic view of the Niagara River are just some of the highlights of this course. Weather: typically the wind doesn't stop here which can help you learn how to play with a variety of wind conditions. Elevation change: The park's use of elevation change can help you pull off a booming drive down hill or kill your drive up hill. Scenery: I maintain that this is the most scenic course in the Buffalo/Niagara area, with views of the river, inlets, and those Canadians!
Cons: In the long term this course is just far too open. I personally enjoy the challenge of a tighter course (even though I'm no good on tighter courses). The course maybe is pretty open but there are some O.B. lines that can KILL you. I find those lines to be more frustrating than anything; I would rather hit 100 trees than throw one O.B. In the short term this course is disrupted by the state's beaver habitat project (just another way to waste money) so the course plays with two rather unpleasant tee placements. However, the NRDG and park office have done a good job of keeping the course close to its intended layout.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A very solid, enjoyable course

1    7/22/2010   7/30/2010
Review By: zapplayer12
Played: 138  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 19.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Three tees on each hole with the red(short) & blue(long) being natural with the white (medium) having concrete tees with good signage
Scenic park by the river with an abundance of wildlife
Clean and well maintained with benches, trash cans, amenities
Mostly open with enough trees and hazards (water, rough, OB) to keep you honest
Available elevation is used sensibly
Course is easy to navigate (maps are available) and design has a consistent flow
Cons: $7/car fee to park (seasonal charge) plus $1 bridge fee to island
A few blue tees difficult to find due to being flat wood planks on ground rather than blocks
Lacks variety (mostly open holes and flat)
Lots of goose poop in spots
Other Thoughts: The course is set in a scenic state park next to the Niagara River which makes for a peaceful, relaxing play. There are very few serious hazards here to upset your game - some thick rough off several fairways with water on others (the river boarders some holes and a pond on others - #9 is the only 'true' water hazard where disc loss probability is high). There were no conflicts w/non-disc golfing park goers, the course was not at all crowded and when I played, the wind was not a factor (other reviewers have made mention of the wind). The baskets were inconsistent in their quality (some seemed older w/rusting chains, others appears brand new) but this did not have an effect on play. No particular hole stood out as a signature and overall played similarly since it's mostly open & flat with no true wooded holes. Nevertheless, Beaver Island is a very enjoyable disc golf course and worth a play if in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 awesome course MUST PLAY

1    6/17/2007   7/25/2010
Review By: urdone00
Played: 136  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 37.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/4/2010
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: awesome course , on a island , next to a big river, maincured course, with multiple tees, state run park, with a little pro/gift shop at the parking lot.. what more can you ask for.
Cons: none
Other Thoughts: I am a avid disc golfer , when I travel , bring the discs. out of all the courses to pick in this area, I'm glad I picked this one, played 2 rounds both tees.
I will always be willing to pay to play, since you can see where the money is going.(state park user fee).

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  La Isle Grande

5+    6/14/2010   6/17/2010
Review By: Straightpow
Played: 38  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Easy to Navigate, Nice Signs, concrete tees. 2 miles from my place ha and a great view of the niagra river. New baskets on holes 7 and 17 and now a practice Pin is just to the right of hole one.
Cons: Can be a lil swampy here and there. esp at the pin of hole 4.. look out for park police
Other Thoughts: Watch out for metal posts holding up trees on hole 14..

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/12/2010   6/15/2010
Review By: LakeBodom397
Played: 101  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course plenty of elevation change

Detailed signage on every hole

Good mix of open and technical holes. some of the more technical holes have some creative basket placements.

Worth the 6 bucks! bring a few friends and enjoy this beauty!
Cons: Course par is pretty generous. Coming from Rochester, you'll never see a 400 foot par 5.

Last time i was there hole #7 was missing a basket!

white tees have the pads and the signs blue tees are natural and you have to walk to the white to see how far it is, and then walk back to the blues.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorites in Buffalo! its close enough to a couple others which makes it a great stop if you're going out there for the day.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Times Had By All

1    5/19/2010   5/24/2010
Review By: movieguy84
Played: 28  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 9.7 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation makes for a good mix of holes. Great view too. The pars are generous so its a nice one too help make you feel good about your playing if you just starting out. There are trash bags and signs on every hole which makes it nice and clean all the time and the up keep is well done so the grass never gets too high.
Cons: If you play after it rains it can get a little wet on the first few holes but once you get to the higher elevations its smooth sailing from there.
Other Thoughts: Overall great cours the fee to get in i think is well worth this course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Pleasant older course - great choice for beginners

5+    3/24/2010   3/30/2010
Review By: ssejhill
Played: 16  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 16.5 Years
Pros: Wide open throws. The course does have a bit of variety and some elevation changes. Holes # 1, 3 and 4 come to mind that you have to be careful about the elevation change and if you play well can be worked to your advantage. This course has no real water hazards (only hole #9 has any real chance of going in the water). Not a technical course and most holes are forgiving if you mess up a drive (or maybe even 2). BIG PLUS for having cement tee pads (at least for the Blue tees), great signage and signs at each basket pointing to the next tee.
Cons: It could use maybe a little more variety. I'm not a huge fan of "woodsy-type" holes but it would definitely increase the technical level a bit if a few holes were made a tad more challenging. Even with holes 16, 17, 18 & 8 having a few trees in play I've survived multiple rounds without any incidents (a true rarity for me, I assure you).
Other Thoughts: The park can get very damp (in late March there were large areas of standing water) for about 2-3 holes. Bring along some more waterproof footwear for a more pleasant round. The park can get a bit busy in the summer, but the course winds itself through areas that don't get overly used by the typical beach and picnic traffic.

 I don't know how...

2-4    2/10/2010   3/22/2010
Review By: EddieBTrue
Played: 41  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 9.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: One very nice elevation drive into an open field. Several grip and rip holes. Watching ice floes in the Niagara River is nice. Having a herd of deer watching me play was interesting as well!
Cons: Very little in the way of technically challenging shots. Mostly flat, although there are a couple of water hazards.
Other Thoughts: There's a course called Lighthouse perhaps 25 miles from this one that is WAAAY better; and if you really want to get technical, go play the Chestnut Ridge course!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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