Four Corners Fun
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Pros: This unique 27 hole course plays across some amazing sandstone hills and boulders that seem almost lunar. There are scattered juniper and pinion pine trees across the course that are 10' - 15' tall but thick with branches to the ground. Getting into one of these trees guarantees and difficult stance. And there is enough small cactus on the ground to make you look before you reach down for your disc.
The challenges here include dealing with significant elevation changes, tricky pin placements, wind, and hitting clear landing areas. You can pretty much throw over the trees, but basket placements are often guarded by thick areas of trees that need to be avoided. If you get into them you'll add a stroke or two.
There is also significant roll-away potential on many of the holes. Many of the baskets are placed on ridges or tops of rises where landing your approach shot on an edge can result in an ugly roll away.
There are three, 9-hole loops, each returning to the pavilion/parking area.
Each tee has a tee sign that includes hole number, distance, hole nickname (i.e. "The Beast") and a photo of the hole showing basket position. Note that some alternate basket positions have been added to hole distance and basket position and basket position may vary from what is shown on the sign.
Alternate short tee positions are available for the first nine holes which make them even more family friendly.
Holes 1 - 9 are short, falling into the 150 - 240' range, so this is birdie city. Though short, there is plenty of elevation here and some interesting basket placements on ridges and around boulders.
Holes 10 - 18 start to stretch things out a good bit with hole lengths out to 420'.
The final nine are even longer and more challenging with Hole 26 maxing out at 510'. There continues to be plenty of elevation here, and the trees seem thicker on this part of the course.
Cons: There are a variety of tee pads, from natural rock to concrete to rubber mats to placed stone. Some of the natural tees are up on ridges and boulders and require that you watch your footing carefully.
There are a lot of tee signs and baskets out here, and it can get confusing. All of the baskets had extended poles and flags with hole numbers which were a big help.
Disc finding can be tough, so watch where you throw and spot for your buddies. When you get between the tee and the basket the trees look pretty similar. Prepare to spend extra time looking for discs.
The rock is rough and will grind on your discs. Bring your premium plastic.
This is a desert disc golf! Bring water. Wear sturdy shoes. And bring more water.
Other Thoughts: This is a unique course that offers a lot of different looks over 27 holes. The first nine are a great warm-up, with the subsequent holes getting longer and more difficult. By the 27th hole you'll be pretty worn out.
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Great course in 4 corners area!
Pros: -27 holes, each with their own baskets.
-Excellent signage at each tee area.
-Public park with restroom facilities
-Actually located in Farmington, so easy to access.
-The first 9 holes are pitch n putt style. Next 18 are more like normally distanced and varied holes.
-Great views of Farmington and surrounding high plains when teeing off some off the high cliffs.
-Not a lot of other players on the course while I was there.
Cons: -Skip the first 9 holes if youre expecting to play a normally distanced course.
-There's a fair amount of hiking involved, and on some steep rocky surfaces.
-The teepads are often on natural and slightly uneven sandstone surfaces shooting off cliffs. Just be careful. and sober.
-The wind can really rip through here, and especially if you get any loft at all.
-Lots of trees create blind landings, so expect to spend time looking for your discs if you're not terribly familiar with the course.
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4 corners destination course
Pros: 3 ascending difficulty 9 hole sets make this an any caliber player course. Invites repeat play with variety of distances.
All targets visible - long ones have super long poles/flags.
Exceptional steel signage with clear photo detail on the front 18.
Some really fun throws off and to sandstone formations across ravines.
Cons: No water hazards or dogleg configurations so there's a bit lacking in design creativity. This is made up for by the elevation/sandstone/windy fun on the front 9+.
Scuffing of discs on sandstone bluffs.
Other Thoughts: Cool, unique setting. Made repeated trips down to this isolated course while on business for a couple weeks in Durango. Well worth it.
I found it surprisingly hard to lose a disc in the pinon scrub!
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