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giles 09-24-2012 01:53 PM

Durango & Pagosa Springs, Colorado
 
I know we don't have many, if any, DGCR members in the area but I go to Pagosa Springs every year to see my parents and eventually plan on moving to Durango. I thought I'd create a thread so anyone that searches will have a little bit of info, so I've got a little bit to share.

This area probably has more private unlisted courses than permanent public courses.

The Pagosa Springs Disc Golf Club is working on getting funding for a second 18 hole course. I believe they are about $200 shy (with a fund raiser event coming up this weekend) of getting the baskets that would be installed with the tee signs to come later as they raised more funds. The course will be uptown at Cloman park, a flat property with both open and wooded areas.

Aspen Springs metro area got $4,000 in funding from the county for the installation of a disc golf course. Aspen Springs is just SW of Pagosa on 160. I have no other information.

I played Durango's Fort Lewis College object DGC in August 2012. I was able to find marked tee areas with hand painted signs on the ground. It was better than I expected and wasn't too hard to figure out our way around. I can't grantee you will find it in the same condition but it was fun and unique to throw to the canister targets.

I heard rumors of a course in Monte Vista. Well, not so much a course as some baskets on a church property. Sounded short and wide open, if anyone could get more info...

Tags for anyone searching the forums.
San Juan National Forest, Wolf Creek, Bayfield, Colorado

mfcastillo17 09-24-2012 06:54 PM

Not sure if you are on FB but check out the https://www.facebook.com/groups/240798625966/ That is a pretty active group in the Four Corners area. They should be able do hook you up with the info you you need.

jeffmonty 09-24-2012 11:48 PM

In addition to the Ft. Lewis College course, there is the Colo. Timberline Academy, about 8 mi. north of Durango, and Durango Mountain Resort. From what I hear, there is an excellent course down near Farmington, N.M., about 40 mi. south. Also a course in Cortez. If you want to go a little further,Rio Grande River Retreat is probably the course Giles was thinking of near Monte Vista. I've not played all of these as most we're not in when I lived in Durango. I wish they would have been, but my gasoline bill would have shot through the roof.

KDFrosty 09-25-2012 12:09 AM

Reservoir Hill and Lions Wilderness are the nicest public courses in the DGO area. Both are about 40 miles from Main and College in Durango. Reservoir Hill provides a forest like atmosphere, while Lion's Wilderness is more desert-like playing across sandstone for the majority of the course.
Rio Grande River Retreat is NE on 160 from Pagosa Springs. On my wishlist.

giles 09-25-2012 10:06 AM

I know about the four corners facebook group, I played a round with one of the guys from Durango when I was last in town. You guys covered the listed courses, I just wanted to start a thread with in the works stuff and general info.

No, I wasn't talking about the River retreat. It is a couples baskets in a feild on church property, super short holes. I looked around at the churches in google maps and checked street view, I couldn't figure out where it could be. I think the River Retreat course is supposed to be good.

giles 10-10-2012 11:28 AM

Rumor now is that the Pagosa Club is trying to get land in the forests on the North side rather than the Cloman Park course. Sounds good to me as the Cloman course only had so much potential and could never live up to what Reservoir Hill is. Thought a second course is a second course so whatever they get done will be a plus.

bazillion 10-10-2012 08:21 PM

Wolf Creek Pass, way up on the Great Divide
Truckin' on down ... the other side.

Me and Earl was haulin' chickens
On a flatbed out a Wiggins
And we'd spent all night on 37 miles of hell
Called Wolf Creek Pass
(That's up on the Great Divide) ...

...

Sign says clearance to the twelve-foot line
But the chickens was stacked to thirteen-nine.
Well we shot that tunnel at a hundred-and-ten
Like gas through a funnel and eggs through a hen,
Took that top row of chickens off slicker than scum off a Lousiana swamp.

Went down and around and around and down
'til we run outta ground at the edge of town.
Bashed into the side of the feed store
In downtown Pagosa Springs.

(local color courtesy of C W McCALL)

rj29274 10-10-2012 08:42 PM

Timberline Academy is open Sundays, I think. It is a really fun course along the Animas River. A few holes are along the water but it can be tricky to navigate.

jeffmonty 10-11-2012 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bazillion (Post 1642089)
Wolf Creek Pass, way up on the Great Divide
Truckin' on down ... the other side.

Me and Earl was haulin' chickens
On a flatbed out a Wiggins
And we'd spent all night on 37 miles of hell
Called Wolf Creek Pass
(That's up on the Great Divide) ...

...

Sign says clearance to the twelve-foot line
But the chickens was stacked to thirteen-nine.
Well we shot that tunnel at a hundred-and-ten
Like gas through a funnel and eggs through a hen,
Took that top row of chickens off slicker than scum off a Lousiana swamp.

Went down and around and around and down
'til we run outta ground at the edge of town.
Bashed into the side of the feed store
In downtown Pagosa Springs.

(local color courtesy of C W McCALL)

HAHA...CW McCall, real name William Fries. He ended up serving 6 years as mayor of the mountain town of Ouray, Co. when I was living down that way.

bazillion 10-13-2012 11:51 PM

Yeah there's a pic of him and his wife RJ up somewhere on the web - figured one a youse guyz would know all about him :D


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