Rose hill west
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well marked. Multiple sets of tee pads on most holes. Club is active in moving baskets so not always the same layout. Great views of the city. Well maintained. Some tough shots but always fair.
Cons: If you play from the short tees some of the pads aren't super level (13 comes to mind). Winds can be tough but that's Kamloops. Not much shade to speak of after the trees got decimated by pine beetle.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Stunningly beautiful course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
* Stunning views
* Blue and red (and sometimes yellow) tees cover a wide range of skills
* Fantastic tee signs and next tee markers
* Tee pads aren't concrete
* At least one basket is mis-numbered
This course is stunning. I played at sunset and... yeah. Play at sunset. The views from hole 2 and hole 5 are incredible. Honestly, if you play around sunset you won't get the whole 18 done because you spend so much time gazing out over Kamloops from hole 5.
Oh, right. The disc golf part!
This is a solid course. Great baskets, great tee markers, and great next tee signs make it a joy to play. The red tees are just challenging enough for fun play, although I'll admit I skipped a few holes where I just couldn't stomach the risk of the dropoff and losing a disc (I lost one anyway. Doh!). The blue tees looked like they'd offer not only additional length but alternate choices for lines.
The layout makes great use of the trees, although I did find the front nine (which is what I played) a little RHBH heavy.
Most of the tee pads are in good shape, but a few were starting to be pretty worn. An upgrade to concrete pads would make this a phenomenal course.
I plan on coming back sometime to play all 18. If you're driving through Kamloops you definitely need to stop and play.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
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!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Windy and scenic
4 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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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