Interesting Terrain, Tricky Navigation
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The best aspect of this course is the use of elevation to create interesting shots. The course plays up, down and along a hillside the borders the park's soccer fields. There are a few level holes, but many play steeply uphill or downhill.
There are 9 baskets, and two tee positions for each. The tees are designated 1 - 9 for the first set, and then 10 - 18 for the second set.
In some cases the second tee changes the hole only slightly, as is the case with the 4/13 pair and the 8/17 pair. For many others the line is similar but the distance is significantly different, like 130' for Hole 9 vs. 400' for Hole 18. And a couple are different enough to give a completely different hole. For instance, Hole 1 is a perfectly level 260' hole, while Hole 10 is a 310' top-of-the-world shot down to the basket.
Hole 5 is a great top-of-the-world shot that is listed as 415' long and I'd guess 75' down. Holes 10 and 14 are also significant downhill drives. Going the other way, Holes 4, 8, 13, and 17 drive up to baskets on high points.
With real teepads and decent signage this course could be a solid 4.
Nice big parking lot with a mailbox for maps/scorecards (empty the day I played). Nice restrooms at the parking lot.
Cons: There is no signage to speak of, and most of the tee pads are simply scuffed out places on the ground. A few have rock borders and some have a wooden stake to mark the location, but navigation is tough. Based on the map the tees for Holes 1 and 3 are down in the mowed edges of the soccer fields, but we found no markers or indicators. They probably don't survive the watering and mowing down there.
There are a few stakes pointing to the next tee, and even some arrows made out of rocks, but without the map playing this course would be pretty much impossible. Even with the map you'll spend some time scratching your head.
Other Thoughts: Getting started was a little confusing, as we found a large bulletin board with the "Disc Golf" information on it, including rules, etc. Turns out that bulletin board in nowhere near the first hole. Park in the back, left corner of the new parking lot between the soccer fields.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Elevation change, diversity - every throw is different from the last. Great views. Mix of short and long.
Cons: Work in progress; natural tees, minimal maintenance, only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: This course has a ton of potential and should improve over time. If you are in this corner of Colorado - don't miss it!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - 9 baskets
- nice mix of long and short shots and uphill and downhill shots
- some obstacles on the course but not much
- hole 5 is easily the signature shot on the course and one of my favorite "drop off" throws ever.
- the course is in a very accessible park
Cons: - some tee pads are short or uneven
- the signage was just setup to be temporary but now seems to be the permanent signage, making it hard to navigate or even tell what hole you are on
- most of the back 9 shots are just longer or slightly different shots from the front 9
Other Thoughts: This course could be much better with some better signage and some more permanent tee pads. But in its current condition it is only really worth playing if you are in Craig.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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