Leadville, CO 
Colorado Mountain College - Leadville Share
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 Great Mountain Course

2-4    7/4/2011   7/9/2011
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 125  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 8.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/12/2012
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very good course design. The front nine are wooded with tighter fairways while the back nine opens up a little bit more. The course has a lot of baskets guarded by trees. This course punishes you for bad shots as if you go off the fairway you will usually find your self in some tight trees. The course has a lot of elevation changes, including some really awesome downhill shots and hole 12 is an awesome through straight uphill over some trees.
-Concrete teepads
-The course flow is really easy to follow and most of the holes have rock lined paths between them leading the way to the next holes, making the holes really easy to find.
-The course has some beautiful views of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, the two tallest mountains in Colorado.
Update: July 2012- There are quite nice new tee-signs and the missing basket is back
Cons: -The tee-pads are a little short and it would be nice if they were a little longer.
-Several of the holes play really close or over each other which could lead to some safety issues especially when the course is crowded
Other Thoughts: This course finally got maintained and fixed up a little bit which definitely improved it. It is a great course with a wide variety of holes, a good mix of distance and open and wooded fairways. This course is definitely worth traveling to, if you are anywhere near Leadville definitely make a stop at this course, you wont regret it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Leadville = Awesome

5+    8/8/2010   5/26/2011
Review By: 14erDisc
Played: 40  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/26/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is one of the top 5 courses in Colorado. At 10,000 feet a mountain course rarely gets better than this. I call it a "professional course" because while it may not be maintained every day, the layout and design of the course is clearly professional. Beautiful fairways cut out between the pine trees are in a perfect mixture with natural formations within the woods. The course starts out a bit hard to find, but once you are there it is well worth it. The front nine are much more technical, short, and have much tighter fairways. The back nine are more "free" mountain holes in terms of manicuring the fairways, and require much longer (yet just as accurate bombs). This course will certainly take every throw in your bag! Hyzers, anhyzers, s-curves, bombers, thumbers, scoobies, and tomahawks. When... and yes I say when, not if... you get stuck in the woods, expect to get creative and take some risks. The course requires a lot of hiking, and is at 10,000 feet in elevation, and will take a group of two fit guys about two hours to play. I have ran and played the course myself which took about 1.25 hours with no distractions. While this is fairly tucked in the backwoods, it is very easy to find your way from hole to hole. Leadville is certainly the most beautiful course I have ever been to: Gorgeous red, brown and white rock, loads of pine trees, and a majority of the time there are gorgeous views of 14,000 ft. snowcapped peaks and that blue Colorado sky. This course is also rarely visited, and in the six times I have played here I have only ran into four other groups of people (and that includes running solo past three groups). There is not much else to say besides this place is gorgeous, very technical, very long, very hard, and extremely well thought out. It would be wrong to miss this course if you are in the area... they don't make too many like this one.

After playing this course 10 or so times I have come to the conclusion that holes 2-9 are truly what make this course unique, ultra challenging, professional, and entertaining. These 8 holes are some of my favorite ever. Very tight lines beautifully cut out through chunks of tight forest. Straight away gaps, deep hooks, and one cut out anhyzer (hole 5, one of my favorites). After hole 9 the course was clearly left as is, and no trees were removed. While the back 9 are more open spaces with scattered trees, they are still very fun. They are not SUPER creative, but the distances and pin placements make them very hard. While they are all fairly similar, you will not find yourself getting bored with shot style, as each hole still requires a different shot and has a fairly well define "fairway" you want to hit.
Cons: This course is a bit in the middle of nowhere.... but thats probably what makes it so uncrowded and gives it such a relaxed vibe.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorites in the state. It is a very hard course, but can be played extremely well if the proper lines are hit. Play it. Disc at 10,000 feet.

I probably would rate this course a 3.5, but holes 2-8 really make this course for me! Enough to bump it up a half point. The back 9 truly only gets a bit boring after you have been a regular at this course for some time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Your way the hell up there now

1    8/26/2010   10/1/2010
Review By: JeffThroW
Played: 270  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 11.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/14/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very lovely place for a course,Beautiful scenery of Mt.Massive,pines and purple sage.Course flows thru the dense forest nicely,fairways definately wide enough to gun thru yet tight enough to mess up a few skilled players.The use of the elevation is decent as well.
Cons: Every hole is right in front of you. holeHole 1 and 18 were the only long holes.No baskets are tucked into the dense forest.Usually college courses lie this way not sure why.Makes it easier alot easier.Or another way to put it boring.Make the course longer, harder utilize the environs to the utmost tuck some baskets into the woods a little.
Other Thoughts: The purple sage here was really fun to play thru at 10152 feet Similar to the fields of it at Fire Mountain in Rifle.Definately one of the better courses i've played along the I-70 corridor.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Unbelievable views !

1    8/7/2010   9/19/2010
Review By: KennyM
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 miles high mountain vista are breathtaking - literally!
Two different courses between front and back 9.
Clever layout that makes great use of the terrain.
Did I mention the views?
Cons: Extremely dissapointed with lack of markings which make it really tough for a 1st time group. Nothing was marked and there was no help anywhere, we just had to wonder around and try to figure it out. Next time I go back I'm bringing some tape and a marker pen. Come-on locals play nice!
Several holes where you really need to send forward a scout because the brush is thick and heavy for all but the longest players.
Other Thoughts: They don't call it the rockies for nothing, this course will chew up your discs so bring the "B" discs. It's high up so bring sun screen and a jacket along with lots of liquid and take it easy on this gorgeous and most unique DGC.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Lots of Love 2 Miles High!

5+    4/30/2010   5/10/2010
Review By: tele-mon
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3
Pros: Stunning views, variety of holes, great cement tee boxes, figure-8 layout, can play the back nine right until sunset over Mt. Massive. Well maintained most of the time, with trash cans and brooms at every hole.
Cons: Some trash and glass get churned up from it's former mining dump days.
Other Thoughts: One of my all-time favorite courses! Classic Colorado mountain course. Breathtaking views on the back nine, especially at sunset. Great variety of shots. Figure 8 design means you can be throwing #9 underneath #1 throwing North to South, and #18 throwing South to North over a former rail trestle. FUN! Leadville is a great town too: Eat a fat Filet Mignon for $7 at Quincy's, then head over to the bowling alley for super-cheap games and maybe the biggest pinball game collection in the Rockies, and you've had a good day! (note: course was still snowbound at the end of April, but is probably in fine shape now. A couple of baskets don't get put out until late May.)

 This course will crush your dreams

1    8/21/2009   8/23/2009
Review By: ruzz311
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice tight fairways on the front 9 while preserving a "warm up" for the back 9. Seriously challenging back 9 with some crazy angles, obstacles, and terrain.
Cons: This is the second Colorado course I've played and I'm not sure they're kept to be rough, but the back 9 had almost no fairway(if you loose discs easily you need a spotter, and even then you'll probably loose a disc to the sage or trees). Definitely needs new signs - I'm pretty sure the distances on this site are way off on some holes.
Other Thoughts: Friendly players on the course, 10k feet up in the mountains, and in a town with tons of "wild west" history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the trip

1    7/25/2009   8/9/2009
Review By: HRPufinstuf
Played: 23  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 9.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Low traffic mountain course with well designed holes, nice views, and variety. Fun to play.
Cons: Missing one basket on #3, very inconsistent tee markers - some missing / broken / unreadable. Hard to find first tee without direction from someone.
Other Thoughts: I went up in July when no one was on campus and could find nothing to point to the course. A lot of construction makes the directions given pretty much useless. The "soccer" fields - is really stretching it. There is a big overgrown field that looks like they might hold some sort of athletic activity - but it is just a natural field - no "grass" as the directions imply. Basically follow the road to the college - staying to the left and circle around the campus to the back side. There is a road that seems to head back away from the main parking lots and it has a gate across it. Beyond the gate - to the right is a field (thats your soccer field). Park at or near the gate and walk a few hundred yards. Walk almost the length of the field - then turn left off the trail and head up toward a big dirt pile. As you face the pile, the tee is to the right of it, looking over a ravine to the basket. From there its pretty easy to follow the course - tee #2 is to the left of the #1 basket. Hole one is nice - reminds me of first hole at Tabernash a bit. 2 and 3 are pretty boring, straight holes - #3 basket is missing all together with just a blue barrel to aim for. the next several holes wind through the trees - with relatively tight alleys - but more open than Beaver Ranch - keep it low. After 8 or so it opens up a bit more - with some nice views and elevation changes moving into scrub sage areas and crossing over a cool bike path a few times. The finishing hole is a nice signature hole - blind shot from an elevated tee. Overall I really enjoyed this course - it was fun to play, easy to follow once you found it and offered plenty of challenge. No water and relatively low lost disc quotient.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/4/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: discombobulated
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Love this course and play it every chance I get. Very challenging but well laid out. Most times we're out there we've got the place to ourselves, but hard to tell with the trees. Tight trees on the front 9 make for some interesting drives. These holes tend to be short.
Cons: The gun shots from the target range can be unnerving, but only during disc golfer hunting season.
Other Thoughts: Haven't lost a disc there yet!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    6/27/2009   6/29/2009
Review By: Sectorado
Played: 36  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.1 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Quiet and peaceful with amazing views, the trees on the front nine don't seem as dense as some other mountain courses with tight tree holes, nice variety of shots, lots of benches
Cons: Basket on hole #3 missing
Other Thoughts: Bring lots of water

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Colorado High Country

5+    6/27/2008   4/27/2009
Review By: Mtn Huckin
Played: 74  Reviewed: 14
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: On Tee Pad # 1 (10,152 ft elevation) you are looking at a basket and 3 of the five highest peaks in Colorado - which makes them 3 of the 7 highest in the continental US. La Plata Peak (14,336), Mt Elbert (14,433 & highest in Colorado), and Mt. Massive (14,370).
The front 9 is a woods layout with lots of elevation change. Upon entering the back 9 you will find yourself playing open yet hidden holes while picking up views of yet another peak called Mt. Sherman (14,036). More elevation change is also the norm on the back 9 as you play an absolutely amazing course in the heart of some very Legit mountains. You will be blown away!!
Cons: Its high up there, so the season is short....NOT the courses fault though.
Other Thoughts: If you need to see what Colorado Mountain Disc Golf is all about, this is a mandatory stop.
Hook this up with Thunderhead in Steamboat, Spring Valley in Glenwood, and Aspen Mountain in Aspen and you have gotten it done.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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