1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very enjoyable round for those that like playing in the woods. Lots of elevation changes, and many of the holes are a completely different look with a change from the short to the long tee. A lot of tight lines, a few tunnel shots (the 9th hole is about 225 from the longs and the "tunnel" is 9 feet wide all the way to the basket). Rarely any other folks around. Picnickers are few and far between, and the dog park is deeper in the park and separated from the course. The local club has done some nice work. A third tee has been added to both the 12th and final hole. Both tee areas are high up on a ridge that has been cleared out expressly for this purpose. Play with a local if you can, as you won't find them unless you know where to look!
Cons: You won't really need your distance drivers.Only holes 8 and 18 require anything beyong a fairway driver. There are a couple of areas where the water really collects after the snow melts, so careful treading on the way to the baskets for holes 6,7, and 11. Flattening out the tees would be a help, and concrete would be even better.
Other Thoughts: This started out as an 18 hole course, but an extra hole has been added to both the front and back 9's. Changes were made to the 18th (formerly 17th) hole due to a new housing development, and the playground that came with it. It used to be a difficult hole to reach, guarded by many stands of trees. A fairly open shot now.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
One of Toronto's best courses
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Beautiful forested course with plenty of technical play and some nice elevation variations
- Decent long and short pads and signs make it a reasonably easy course to navigate
- Great for almost all levels of player - beautiful environment - cool locals - reasonably close to Toronto
- The local league seems to take good care of this course and have recently replaced the missing basket on the back half
- No course or park fees!
Cons: - With all due respect, not much else to do up near the course - if you love generic big box stores, you'll dig Brampton
- Great location on a park next to the highway, but beware of the rush hour traffic on the 400's highways
Other Thoughts: My friends and I enjoy this course a lot - it's a fun one and far better than ET Seton or Centennial.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Very laid back 18 hole.
Pros: Double tee pads on each hole.
Good double chained baskets.
Nice people on course.
Good mix of shots for left and right handed players.
Good course to work on technique for wooded areas.
Cons: Most of the holes were a little short, even after playing the long pads.
Other Thoughts: Very friendly people at this course.
Not a bad place to play if you dont have 4 hours to go play the Island course.
I'll be back.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Technical and Fun
Pros: Situated throughout a forest, making for a lot of technical shot making. A few open holes that offer the chance to let some discs fly. Lot's of distance and elevation changes and a mix of average to difficult holes. Double tees that are marked with gravel and signs. The course is well taken care of and hole changes have recently taken place making for exciting new challenges (Hole 14 moved basket, and new bonus hole between 6-7). Teaches beginners to contain their throws and make accuracy more important than going for length every time.
Cons: Not a lot of opportunities to really air out with the distance drivers. After heavy rains, some holes see significant water pooling which takes several days/weeks to dry (Hole 17).
Other Thoughts: Great all around course for all levels of play.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
solid mix of shots
Pros: good variety
a lot of shape shots and some distance, so a little easier on the arm
very well manicured and well looked after
Cons: would be too picky to really come up with much, nothing really negative about it
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful Wooded Course
Pros: -great variety of throws required- some holes move to the left, some move to the right, some require a very straight shot and some are more forgiving. In hole 10 the fairway is between a bunch of perfectly placed spruce trees that you have to shoot between
- the design of each hole seemed unique and interesting interesting. White spruce definitely has the wow factor (never boring)
- two well marked tees with signs for each hole. The tees are gravel which is not perfect but definitely usable. ( a map of the course is still necessary ) My group and I were a little confused on finding the tee for #14 but it was our first time playing this course.
- the flow of the course was great, each tee was logically place near the previous basket (there were maybe 1 or two times we had to walk a little bit to get to the next tee but they were nice walks). Hole 9 leads back to the parking lot before you get to hole 10 in case you need to drop something off at your car.
- there is a port-a-potty on site in the parjing lot
- there are lots of benches and picnic tables dispersed throughout the course in case you need a rest
- although the course is mostly wooded, there are some more open holes. The open holes all have some twist to them so they are not just straight shots whether there are trees you have to navigate or protected baskets etc
- good use of elevation. on some of the holes you can only see the tops of the baskets because they are placed down a small hill. Some of the baskets are placed across small ravines etc
Cons: The only con of the course could be that it is too short which is fine for me, but it might not be a professional tournament level course because of that fact.
Other Thoughts: My group and I had played three courses in Canada that day, Toronto island, Bronte Creek, and Spruce park. Spruce Park was definitely the best.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course plays mostly through wooded areas with nice underbrush to punish errant shots. There are a handful of holes that play mostly open with scattered trees in play, many of these have protected pins to add some challenge. A couple holes use a pine forest, including a memorable hallway shot down a row of what seems to be an old xmas tree farm. There's a nice mix of lines to hit here, with a good balance of left and right turning shots in the woods. There's some variety of distance too, everything from 400' shots where you'll get to throw a drive to short tricky ace runs in the woods.
There are dual tees on most holes that change up the shots quite a bit. There are several where a whole different lane through the trees is used from the other tee, and they have enough distance difference to really make the course play quite a bit harder from the longs. The discatchers are in good shape and catch well, and overall the course was pretty well maintained.
Cons: The tees are pretty bad, they're natural and inconsistently marked. Some are difficult to find with no signs or markers visible from a distance. The tees are natural, so many were rutted out and muddy, and few offered flat spots to throw from. There are some navigation issues between some of the holes, a handful of next tee signs would solve this issue immediately. The course plays pretty short overall despite a couple longer holes, even the long tees have a ton of putter shots.
A couple areas of the course hold water pretty badly, we played several days after the rain and there were still deep puddles and tons of mud on some of the low lying holes. A few spots could use a little more frequent mowing.
Other Thoughts: There are a lot of shorter but fun shots here, it's a good time and offers some nice variety. Newer players might find it a little tight, and there's enough rough to frustrate inaccurate throwers, but it's short enough to be approachable. More experienced players won't find it extremely challenging, but especially from the long tees there are plenty of line shaping challenges to keep it interesting.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Every hole feels different. There are pins in front, on top and at the bottom of hills. There are both long holes requiring strong arms and short tight technical holes through trees with lots of birdie potential.
Most holes are naturally sheltered from the rain.
Well maintained, lots of gravel and wood chips.
A beautiful hike that gives you a good physical workout up and down the hills.
Cons: The foliage is pretty but hides discs in the summer.
No concrete pads to throw from.
Slippery footing in the winter walking up and down the hills is dangerous for some.
Once you've played it a few times you may find it any easy course because of the number of birdie holes.
An understandably busy course.
Other Thoughts: I could play this course all day and not get bored.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Discatchers-- For once, these were appreciated. It made the pins highly visible in these heavy woods.
Variety-- a little of everything here made it nice and kept you wanting the next hole!
Upkeep-- This place is beautiful and the regulars keep it up nicely.
tee signage-- nice, but faded. showed multiple tees and each tee was marked.
Cons: Signage/Navigation-- Decent. It would be nice to have a sign (or legible map) at hole one to know where hole one is vs. hole ten. Also, the walk between 6 and 7 is NOT marked adeuqately. It's over the big hill, not down either path at the top of the hill.
Dirt pads-- Adequate but I always think of this as a negative.
Other Thoughts: I think this should be a destination course for folks staying in Niagara Falls, Canada. We decided not to cross back to the US to go to beaver island (much closer) and didn't regret it for a second.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Overall, the course is great to work on technical shots and the course is designed well to make it seem as if every hole has a different challenge. There is one open-field shot for those long range bombers out there and the baskets are maintained well. There are also signs available because without them, the course seems a little difficult to navigate the first time. The course also provides a great hike.
Cons: The course would have been more pleasant if it would have been a little more "clean." To me, it was too woodsy and this would be a difficult course for a beginner to play on. I think concrete tee pads would have been great for this course. The course is difficult to navigate through the first time.
Other Thoughts: After hole #6, there is a steep hill that you have to go down in order to get to hole #7 on the other side. To me, the best holes were the back 6 and hole #9.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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