Super fun, super cramped.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 hole course really crammed into a small city park, next to the water.
Decent Discatcher baskets, mounted well and caught great. 9 baskets, which serve as 18 holes. They are marked with both hole numbers they serve.
Lots of tight lanes created by the numerous trees in the park. If you can throw straight that day, you'll do well here.
The park butts up against some small bluffs, which create a pretty cool backdrop for a few holes. Hole 2 is especially nice.
Some cool alternate tees up on the side of the hill for one of the holes. It's kind of a goat patch to get up to them, but they're up above the tree line, and open up some fun shots.
Cons: When I was there, it was natural tees, which were decent, to be fair...but not all of them. There was talk of upgrading these, and the rating would reflect if they were indeed installed.
Navigation is tough, to be gentle about it. Unless you're with a local (who are pretty much the nicest disc golfers you could ever meet), you're really going to struggle to find your way around. No signage...so other than the numbers on the baskets, there's really no indication of where to go. This is easily the biggest con here.
This course is seriously slammed into a small space. You need to constantly be on your guard for flying frisbees, unless you're the only one in the park. I've never seen a course as cramped as this one. There is also a walking path that goes directly through the middle of the park/course, so you need to be aware of that as well.
The course, being in such a small park, is pretty short. Outside of one hole (which is 320ish',and maybe a couple FH shots), you could/should really play this entire course with a putter and mid.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun little technical course that will force you to throw accurately to score well. The scenery is great, the people are great, and the weather is nearly always great. Leagues of different sorts are run several nights a week....just ask a local that may be playing that day.
Otherwise, just try to get there when there's not another soul on the course, as to avoid a possible plunking.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Nice Course, Short and Sweet
Pros: The course is well layed out for the amount of park space it uses. It requires the use of multiple types of shots. It is well wooded as well which adds a bit of difficulty to each shot. The course also has one sweet downhill shot that was pretty memorable. It has 9 baskets, but each basket is used twice off of two different sets of tees. A nice setup
Cons: Course could be a bit better marked, each basket has two numbers on it. Each number faces towards the tee position.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Kelowna Disc Golf
Pros: Good beginner course if guided by a person that already knows the course.
Although there are a lot of trees, it is entirely flat so almost impossible to lose a disc.
The back 9 takes quite different paths to the tonals than the front 9 instead of just being further.
Cons: The tighter fairways on the front 9 favor right-hand back-hand players.
No real elevation changes other than a couple of the tonals being on top of tiny hills.
Tees are not marked in any way other than guessing which patch of dirt is the correct one according to the map. The front 9 ones are easier to sort out than the back 9 ones due to being more worn in.
Other Thoughts: It's a very dry summer in Kelowna so this park is dry and dirty, making the tee pads extra hard to find.
The holes are all quite short (sub 200 feet mostly).
Despite being in a tree-heavy park, most of the holes have one or two clear "fairways" that will allow you to get from the tee to the tonal in a single shot, but the fairway might be left-to-right, right-to-left or straight.
Not worth going out of your way to play, but fun if you lived nearby.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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