Missoula, MT 
Blue Mountain Share
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 Great Course

5+    10/20/2010   3/27/2011
Review By: JamesXC
Played: 44  Reviewed: 7
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a little bit of everything. There is left, right, over, under, narrow alleys, wide open bombs, great elevation change, and even scenic views.

Blue Mountain presents the player with challenges that are somewhat unique. The player has to adapt for every hole, which makes the course far more enjoyable. The course is easy to follow, and flows very well. There are only a couple of situations where one hole will ask for a certain type of shot and then you see a similar situation on the next teepad.

#10 is one of my favorite holes in the state, throwing off of a cliff 400'+ with very little to get in the way. You just get to let the disc air out and fly forever. Whenever I play 10, it is hard to resist throwing most of the bag at this hole because it is just so much fun.

16 (aka Mirkwood) is one of the hardest holes I have ever had to play. It is a downhill shot 400'
through the bottom of a gully with thick forest on both sides of a 15' wide old ATV track that acts a s a fairway. 3 is a great score here from either tee, though I have seen 2's from the short tees and exactly 1 from the long tee.
Cons: The course is set a ways outside of town, but that has not discouraged the locals from coming out in droves. This often isn't a problem, but they tend to congregate in very large flights of 6-8+ which can make for very slow play on sunny days. There are several choke points on the course (1, 10, 13) that can get extremely backed up on busy days or tournaments.

There are very few signs, but that isn't really a problem since the course is pretty easy to follow.

Parking can also be a bit of a nightmare on busy days. There are 3 lots, but none of them are huge, and the park service will ticket you if you park anywhere but in the lots.
Other Thoughts: This is a generally phenomenal course with gorgeous scenery, though it is starting to show a bit of wear from all of the disc golf traffic. Interesting holes which require a bit of a tweak to how you think about your shots.

Most of my Cons have very little to do with the course itself because it is among my favorites. If you can get out there on a nice day when there aren't too many people it is a great day.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Wild Montana Skies!!!

1    9/10/2010   12/7/2010
Review By: Daffron24
Played: 153  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 9.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A majestic mountain course located in beautiful Missoula. Blue Mountain offers for a very fun disc golfing experience. This course offers a fun design in a variety of terrains throughout. Shooting on the side of a mountainside, cliff shots, and forest trees gives a great taste of Montana. A good mix of technical and long holes which require a number of different shot types along with accuracy and distance. Blue Mountain also offers a variety of hole distances which require a different shot selections throughout. The elevation changes on this course offer the most challenge with required shots shooting down and up in elevation. The overall challenge of this course was a 4.5/5 mostly due to the elevation challenges. The signature hole on this course is 10 where you are on top of a hill and you can just let it loose and watch it fly with a view of the beautiful Montana mountains as a backdrop.
Tee pads are dirt which make for a more natural feel along with bright newer baskets which are easy to see. The tee pads weren't anything special but they get the job done navigating you around the course. There is a camping in Missoula as well as a number of hotels located in the city. Restrooms are located in the parking lot across from the course. Make sure to bring water and good walking shoes because this is a strenuous course that will take a toll on you if you aren't ready for it.
Cons: The physicality of the course may be a con to some, but like Diamond X I like the challenging experience. The dirt tees could get a facelift to at least rubber tees for traction on some of the air it out throws. The course is very natural so the grass can get high which can be a pain to find a disc.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the most scenic and fun courses I have ever played. If you are passing through Missoula it is a must play. The overall beauty alone make for a fun experience. Adding the fun and challenge of the course makes for a totally fun experience. If you are in the area I suggest to stop (21+) by Big Sky Brewing for beer samples (one of my favorite beer Moose Drool) and one of a kind custom Big Sky discs. After a great round of disc golf, a few delicious beers, and watching a beautiful Montana sunset I must say this was truly a great experience.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great Mountain Course

1    3/1/2010   4/15/2010
Review By: forehandfranz
Played: 184  Reviewed: 114  Exp: 22.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/27/2010
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A spectacular and serene setting for a course located in the foothills outside of Missoula. Be prepared for a hike as much of the course winds up and down steep terrain and through many large trees. The fairways vary widely. Some have heavy trees on the edge with little in your way Others are heavily treed to force a shaped shot. And there are signature holes such as 4 & 10 that are bombs from the top of hills that are scenic and fun. The course is very challenging and will demand both strength and accuracy.
Cons: It's Montana, so you can't play year-round due to snow- well maybe some wacky people do!
It's steep here! Hiking may wear you out here, especially if you're out of shape, or having a bad round.

Teepads are dirt (a clay type), so wet dirt means very slick mud. I know that snow would still make for icy tees with concrete, but the black rubber tees would perhaps help snow melt faster since they are black.
Other Thoughts: The course was quite crowded on an early March day (even though holes 1-2 & 13-18 were still really icy, making it tough to get decent traction). Translation- Locals are hard core and really into this course - they are also super friendly. That's MT hospitality for ya! Oh, bring your camera- it's really pretty.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 A must play

2-4    8/31/2009   9/27/2009
Review By: Brad T
Played: 8  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Scenery is first rate!! Very nice layout with all kinds of shots...love the #4 and #10 hole. Very long downhill shot that you can watch your disc soar forever!! Very challenging with lots of hills for a great hike. Will definately play this course again!
Cons: Dirt tees which were slightly muddy after rain the night before. Need a map if playing for the first time due to vandalism of the markers. Concrete or solid tee boxes and repair the marker and my rating would be a 5+
Other Thoughts: A must play if you are even close to this course. Played on a Monday morning/afternoon and there were a few groups playing...might be busy on the weekend or evenings. I played back to back rounds and it was definately a workout so be prepared.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A Nice Montana Treasure

1    7/4/2009   7/5/2009
Review By: DiSCRoCKeR
Played: 107  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/6/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is beautiful and very well planned out! It will test quite a few aspects to your game. The course is quite a workout too so bring lots of water. I played by myself and I ran out of water by hole 13. The downhill throws on #4 and #10 are amazing as you watch your disc soar for seconds. And the alley shots through the woods are really rewarding if you get the toss that you are looking for. A definite must-play course if you are passing through the Missoula area.
Cons: Dirt tees. Some signs are missing that show where to throw to. The climb to the first tee can get you winded before you even start.
Other Thoughts: Have a course map if it's you're first time. Rest every few holes because you'll need it! You may need a spotter on the downhill throws depending on skill level, other than that you shouldn't lose any discs. Be prepared to spend several hours here, it took me around 3 hours.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  One of the Best

5+    3/28/2009   3/30/2009
Review By: bobd
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 17.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Has everything but water. Tight shots, open shots, uphill, down hill... super sick course!
Cons: Dirt tee pads sometimes muddy, caution. parking at the 1st or second parking lot is recommended, do not park on the road, you might get a ticket.
Other Thoughts: US National Forest Land, keep it clean. Please pack out what you pack in... i.e. beer cans and pop bottles

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Your my boy, Blue!!

5+    11/14/2008   11/22/2008
Review By: brianb
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 16.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of shots involving elevation, up/down and across. Good mix of tightly wooded holes and open bombers. Usually playable year round. Beautiful views of the Missoula valley and surrounding mountains.
Cons: Very crowded from March/April till the mosquitos come in June. Legal parking can be an issue at times. Some long blind shots. Can be very icy at times during the winter.
Other Thoughts: More course markers would be helpful for the first-timer. Bring lots of water during the summer months. Some of the hills are used for sliding during the winter so please respect other users.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Don't miss it if you are in the area

5+    11/22/2008   11/22/2008
Review By: zippy
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Million dollar views of the Missoula Valley and some long way down the hill shots. Truly an experience to play. Long and challenging.
Cons: Can be very crowded on nice spring days. Bring water.
Other Thoughts: Fire danger in July & August (usually) and icy slippery pins in February

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course, needs a map!

5+    9/28/2008   10/2/2008
Review By: MountainMan
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 32.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/7/2008
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great variety of holes from bombers that go on forever to technical tree-lined testers. Wonderful views from many tee boxes. Excellent aerobic workout if you want it to be. At least a couple of signature holes - #4 & #10 stick in your memory with their huge downhill tosses that you can see all the way to the basket (or gully in the case of #4).
Cons: Difficult to find hole #1, many locals start at #10, #12, or #13. While tee boxes are well marked, they aren't always easy to find. Lung busting climbs if you aren't used to exercise at altitude. Several holes (#3, #9, #13) are disc eaters, use spotters if possible.
Other Thoughts: A great course, but if you are just visiting, find a local to help you around the course and spot for long, blind, downhill shots. This course gets a lot of play, so finding a friendly local is easy. Hole diagrams at tee boxes are helpful, but often vandalized. Great course that would be world class with better tee pads and signage.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful course

7/6/2008   8/1/2008
Review By: DuBose
Played: 51  Reviewed: 8
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Awesome scenery with the tall pines and the snow capped mountains. The most beautiful course that I've ever played. A great mix of shots using the natural landscape. Even though there seemed to be a lot of people playing, the course didn't look trampled or tore up.
Cons: Definitely need some signs marking a path to the next tee pad. I spent 10 minutes looking for one of the holes. It is quite the work out with the hills. You better plan on doing some climbing. (This is one of the things that makes it so great) Dirt tee pads are a bummer also.
Other Thoughts: If you are anywhere near this course it is a must to check it out. Next time I'm in Montana I will definitely play it again, even if I have to drive a few extra hours to get to it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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