2 Helpful / 2 Not
Great senic views and major elevation changes
Pros: This course is set on the face of a mountain, so you ride the chair lifts up to the starting point. Chair lift is about $20, and you can ride twice... a great day is one trip up for DG then one for mountain biking or hiking down. The views are fantastic as you head down the mountain, but do bring sunscreen and some water. More than anything, bring a camera to take some pics of the amazing moutainscapes. After you do the mountain 9 holes, there's another 9 holes (10th-18th) at the Big Sky base camp which is free... it has chain baskets and is reviewed separately on this site.
Mountain 9 is not a very challenging DG course and it's not very developed, but the big asset is just the location and the scenery. It's a nice course for a lazy day when you just want to relax, see the sights, and take things slowly.
Cons: The tees are improved, but they're still natural with just a number and a few logs or railroad ties at the border. There are no baskets... just wooden poles with some paint on them. The map and course design isn't ideal, but just follow the roads and ski slopes if in doubt.
There's really no obstacles besides the steep decline elevation, but that's enough if there's any wind. You will want some overstable discs... and a spotter in case they get away from you (forests are pretty thick on either side of the ski runs). Most holes are fairly easy birdie chances, but you may go out of bounds or have the winds pull a few tee shots on you.
There's some long grass, but Big Sky is pretty busy with hikers, mountain bikers, and other outdoor visitors, so snake or bear danger is pretty low.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun walk down the mountain. If you're a rec player who is visiting Big Sky and shoots disc for fun and relaxation as much as challenge, then you'll probably appreciate the senic setting at Big Sky. However, if you're a more serious DG player looking for a top notch and challenging course, you might want to take a pass this one.
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