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Pros: 18 hole course set up in the hills outside Kamloops, with a view over the city.
Discatcher baskets, all in good repair and mounted well. Several holes have multiple alt pin positions. When I was there, there were several oddball baskets strewn around (but covered), apparently from a recent redesign (as told by one of the designers). They would make for some cool alt holes in tournament settings.
Rubber tee pads. Several holes with two. For the most part these were in good shape and flat. There were a few that could use some work. I wasn't sure whether to put this in pros or cons...concrete would be awesome here.
While several of the holes are open, don't be fooled into thinking you can always just grip and rip. The large deciduous trees that abound are disc eaters. Get in, or behind, them and you'll be stuck with a pitch out most of the time.
It's surprising that there isn't more real elevation on the course, but there are a few ups and downs. The real challenge is on the front 9, where several baskets sit on the edge of severe drop offs. Go down some of those hills, and you're in major trouble.
Plenty of distance here, for those that like to air it out. A very nice mixture of hole lengths.
Cons: As mentioned above the tee pads sit right on that pro/con line. Concrete, man.
I was fortunate the day I was here, but being perched on top of a sizable hill, wind has to be a huge factor.
The terrain is scruffy, but it is what it is. It's not the kind of foliage you can mow. Be cognizant of where your discs land, as they like to hide in plain sight.
Other Thoughts: As an Int player, this course was a ton of fun. Higher level players will dig it for a few rounds, at least. Lower level players may get discouraged, especially on a windy day.
This was probably the best course I played in the area, from a pure golf sense. Also, the views are to die for. Overlooking the city and water, with large hills in the background...just awesome. If I could, I'd probably rate this a 3.75, but that view bumps it up for me. Absolutely hit this if you're in the area!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Windy and scenic
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Loved the views of the valley, a few holes have some elevation change, and there are short and long tees, each with nice grippy rubber pads. I found the long tees rather challenging especially in the wind. While other reviewers make it sound like the trees on this course have been obliterated that is far from the truth. Yes, the course is relatively open but there are still plenty of trees to get in the way.
Cons: If you don't like wind, you probably won't enjoy this course that is set high atop Kamloops on a hillside prone to get blustery. Many of the holes are close together and landing in other fairways is common.
Other Thoughts: Not sure what material the tee pads are made of but they are far grippier than Fly 18 pads on other courses that get slick. Good map of the course located by hole 1 along with an outhouse/bathroom.
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