0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: very challenging course. great exercise, a ton of fun. the locals are willing to show you the course and help you find discs if you loose a disc! Best course i have ever played on
Cons: Not a good beginner course. easy to loose a disc.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Idaho State University - Bengal Ridge
Pros: The Bengal Ridge course has a ton of elevation and several par four holes with some being shorter and very steep with others having a lot more distance. You can see by the pictures of this place that there isn't a ton of trees but the ones they do have here have been mixed in very well with the varied terrain and elevation change to create some spectacular holes that you won't soon forget. Make sure you stop at the benches and take in the scenery, when I was there the surrounding mountains still had a lot of snow on them and they made for a wonderful picture so bring a camera. The front nine had a lot of the same RHBH hyzer in it but the back nine seemed to even this out and created much more of a variety of throws to combine with the variety in length. The baskets all sat on these bricks built into the side of the hill that made putting from below them a little bit harder but they also blocked your disc sometimes if it was rolling down the hill. The tee pads and signs are all really nice and I like the short and long tee pads to help out newer players just learning the game but us advanced players will be using the more difficult and more fun long pads. My review is of the entire course but my rating is based more on the long pads.
Cons: Being so high up above sea level I found myself gasping for air even when I wasn't climbing a hill and then when I was it got even worse. Players that haven't developed control will be hunting for and losing discs. Really even if you don't play smart this can happen to you. There are seriously very few cons and I'm having a hard time nitpicking a couple.
Other Thoughts: This course is a blast to play and teaches you how to control your disc in the wind and up and down hills. If you aren't a complete beginner then I say play the longer tee pads and skip the short ones and they are a little boring for my tastes. This is a great spot to play in town, I highly recommend it! Oh and bring some water and use the benches!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Variety of shots from 240 to 500+ feet. Lots of cool downhill and some tough uphills. good use of terrain
Cons: Does take a while to play 18. Lots of potential for lost discs if you don't know how your shots go on the course. Beginners quake in fear.
Other Thoughts: Has stood the test of time well. Trails still in good shape, brick pads holding up well. Take water! Don't try a winter round. Don't throw DX. Send a spotter out on 18.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Very nice course
Pros: Awesome job on building this course! Very well designed and constructed. Very close to town but have the seclusion on the back side. Many of the tees and baskets are on the side of hills and are built up with pavers to make them level with brick pavers for the tee box. Nice instruction posts on ever hole. A lot of work went into making this great course. I will definately play anytime I come to the area!
Cons: Maybe some trash cans at the parking area. Some trash around.
Other Thoughts: Played on a Friday and met some friendly locals thanks for helping with a lost disc!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
One of the best courses in the West.
Pros: Beautiful scenery, incredible use of the terrain, lots of elevation changes, a wide variety of challenging holes.
Cons: It's not in my home town...Seriously I can't think of any.
Other Thoughts: There is a must play course if you are ever in the area. I've played over 30 courses and this is easily top 3.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a different experience from nearly any course i've ever played. It utilizes the RISK/REWARD factor very well. You are often faced with the question of running a shot or laying it up easy, and this can DRASTICALLY effect your score depending on your decision.
The use of elevation is a huge part of this course, many holes have over 75 foot rise or falls, and there is a great variation in the use of this. The large junipers will eat a poor shot alive, however still allow for a good shot to get right on by.
Allowing many good shoots the chance for birdie, but with poor shots looking at possible bogies or doubles.
Many good long crush holes.
Despite the fairly rough terrain, the trails and tees are very well maintained. The tee signs are fairly well descriptive and it is very easy to see the pins on most holes.
Cons: Quite Left Backhand favorable. Most holes lean to the RHBH player, and a couple of tees make different shots quite difficult. Most the locals have a 400 foot hyzer shot pretty much dialed in.
There is often a chance of putts getting up and taking off down the hill.... most the time this requires a nice touch to your putts, but there is often a time when a good putt still can turn into a terrible roller adding 2 or more strokes to your hole.
Other Thoughts: This course is a definite hike. Be sure to wear the proper shoes and carry plenty of liquids. Playing the full 18 will take nearly 3 hours for the average group. And leave the DX plastic in the bad... it won't last long on this course.
If your in the area be sure to stop by and play, really not like any course i've played before.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Bengal Ridge Disc Golf Course
Pros: Advanced/Pro Challenging course, with two sets of tee pads on just about every hole. The terrain keeps it from being beginner friendly, as it plays up and down two ridges with lots of cardiovascular effort involved. Its a tough course from the pro pads even without the up and down you play, but still great. The other set of pads make it fairly easier, but you still hike the same terrain.
Cons: You need to carry a lot of water. If your not fairly healthy, one round is all you will be able to play. Windy most of the time, which some people dont see as a con. Hole eighteen needs a spotter from the pro pad.
Other Thoughts: Technically, its well laid out with short and long holes to challenge even the best pro. The wind picks up in the afternoon as it is a very exposed course with not a lot of trees and elevated teepads, but you may like that. I make it a point to play this course when in the area if i have 2.5 hours to spend on a round. Its definitely one of the better courses within a 100 mile radius, the locals are all friendly and will help you locate a lost disc on the course, or let you know where the best place to eat is in town.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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