Stay in contol and you'll be fine.
Pros: This course was a nice challenge.
Before playing it I had heard of all the technical shots from massive downhills, uphills and tunnel wooded shots and those were my focus before seeing the course. On arrival I was pleasantly surprized that it offered many different holes, and I felt that this was a nicely rounded course. (Those downhill shots are really fun though! Watch for spectators... sorry Lobo)
I felt the course took advantage of all the different landscapes within the lower skihill.
For the limited use that this course probably gets it is in great condition.
Cons: The course plays pretty long and while I didn't mind the distance and technical aspects, it would certainly be challenging (if not frusterating) for newer players.
I don't believe that the course is generally maintained in terms of fairway mowing, so make sure to spot your disc's landing.
Some of the wooded holes should probably be done with a spotter. It getts pretty thick in some places and these are often blind.
Other Thoughts: Bring snacks, water, and at least one other player.
This is not a walk in the park. Bring solid footwear. Sandles would not be wise.
It's in the boonies and wildlife may be around... bearspray or bangers? Your call.
Don't try to crush the course. You will be penalized. Consistant control will pay off. 60-65 is a decent round.
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Way to go Clearwater!
Pros: This is a beautiful course which spans a variety of terrains. As mentioned there is a great variety of holes for tight wooded holes to EPIC downhill holes you would expect to find on a ski hill course. I had a chance to play this course late in 2010 and the course has already been adjusted regarding the wooded holes. Much of the brush has been removed opening up fairways but not so much that it makes this course easy. The Course has a par of 57 and should pat yourself on the back if you come out of it even or under as the holes are perfectly challenging.
Not sure who manufactured the baskets but they look and catch great.
I haven`t been challenged like that at a course in years while still having a great time. The course is fairly big and two rounds in a row might be tough but you don`t notice it while playing.
I gave this course a 4 out of 5 and it could possibly hit a 5 with some small tweaks
Cons: Some of the tee pads were a bit short but when we played it appeared as if they were in the middle of lengthening them. Furthermore the teepads were fresh gravel which made for slightly awkward footing at times but I`m sure a season of golf will fix that
Other Thoughts: This course was put together by some local disc golf enthusiasts with the different businesses in Clearwater providing funding for the baskets etc. That said feel free to stop for lunch and or a bevy and let them know you are there because of the course.
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Pros: I played this at about 9 AM in the middle of summer, and it was gorgeous! The flowers on the ski slopes were blooming, which made it very scenic but also meant you needed to keep an eye on your disc.
Score cards with a map were on the main door of the closed ski lodge. No one else was around, so I had the place to myself. It was fairly easy to find all the tees and holes.
There was a nice mix of blind holes, uphills and downhills, short and relatively long (400-450 ft).
Cons: Some of the holes went into the forest (#5 thru 8 and 16) and these were the holes I liked the least. This is due to two reasons: first, these holes (like the rest of the course) were new and still being cleared. Second, they were overly tight fairways with unimaginative paths. Most were straight shots or faded left for RHBH throwers. I'm not a fan of tunnel shots with no other options. It feels like playing mini-golf.
Other Thoughts: This was likely my favorite course in BC (I played Whistler and Fernie too), and definitely the most scenic. If you are visiting Wells Gray Provincial Park, sneak out and play this course. As it ages, some of the issue will go away, and particularly if the grass on the slopes is maintained.
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