Janky and awesome
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Pros: I'm not quite sure where to begin with this course, as it's something different than anything I've played. It's a 28 hole private course that's basically on the side of a mountain, and plays that way. Elevation is a constant factor. If there's a flat hole here, I sure as hell don't remember it.
My favorite thing about this course is it's eccentricities. It has some baskets, and some of them are in good shape. Some others, not so much. Also, you'll use old propane tanks as your target on a hole. About half the other holes are tonals of varying shape and form. You'll also find a couple robot art pieces (for lack of a better way of classification) that serve as your aiming point.
Plenty of heavy trees in your way. This is a private course, so some lines get very small during the right times of year.
Since you'll be with somebody that's played it before, navigation is no problem. Alone, it would be a nightmare.
Ace runs abound, especially with elevation factored in. Good luck hitting them, though...you'll pay dearly for your misses.
Even though there's no true "bomber" holes, you'll still be pulling out drivers several times to navigate the extremely steep terrain.
Cons: The tee pads are rough. They're a hodge-podge of different materials, and mostly pretty short. You kind of know what you're in for when you stop on hole 1's tee. We'll call it part of the allure, and leave it at that.
This is not a walk in the park. You'll want decent shoes (although we did play with a fella in flip flops...crazy bastard), some water and a good attitude.
Not cart friendly. Ha.
Other Thoughts: So if you can get an invite to leagues, or squirrel your way in somehow, this is a must play in the area, IMO. It's different, fun and in some cases, awe-inspiring. Make sure to take your shot (of whatever bottles are up there) at the top of the course, as to not offend the locals.
The roughest and most ragged super fun course I've probably ever played.
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Interesting and has potential
Pros: This is an interesting course. It is fun to play. It is a technical course. There are a quite a few trees in the lanes and you have to hit lines. That said, the course does not play long. I think the longest hole was 220.
Overall you could probably play this course with just a putter. However, even some of the shorter 150 foot holes play up a significantly steep hill (the course is up and down a hillside) and there are sometimes overhanging branches making for low ceilings. As such, having a fairway driver or at least a midrange will be helpful.
The course will make you play hyzers, turnovers, and straight shots. You will need a forehand and most likely an overhand in some cases. The only time a roller will come into play is when you had a bad bounce and get rolling down the hill.
There are benches at almost all the tees and garbage cans around.
There is a decent little pro shop with a fair selection of Innova and Discraft. This is a good thing as there is the potential to lose a disc here with a bad roll away.
Cons: Some of the tones are not good tones (the tin man or the propane tanks). Some are not clearly marked or hidden. My partner and I missed the actual tone on 17 playing to what we thought was the target but actually wasn't.
No tee signs at the tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: The course is a mix of tones and baskets. There aren't tee signs at the tee boxes and in most cases you will want to walk ahead to find the target.
Some of the tones are 'questionable'...being propane tanks hanging 20 feet in the air or even a "tin man".
I think the course actually has a lot of potential. I think there are 27 holes. With a little re-design and taking out some of the holes there could be a very solid technical 18 hole course with a variety of ranges and lines to play.
You need to pay $6 to play the course as it is private property. Not a big deal to me. And if you aren't from BC you will also have to pay a membership to British Columbia Disc Sports Society for insurance purposes...another $5.
The course is very well kept and clean.
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