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Pros: The scenery on the mountain is incredible. As you ride the ski lift to hole 1, you know you're going to be in for a treat. The views from the top are just the beginning. As the course winds its way down the ski slopes, players are treated to a number of amazing panoramas of the Green Mountains as well as very scenic overlooks of the resort at the base. This is definitely a course you want to play in good weather to take full advantage of the scenic opportunities.
Given that the course plays on ski slopes, the fairways are wide and clear. They're still narrow enough, though, to punish bad shots.
There is a nice mix of distances, with a short putter hole at just 180' to a long 1200' downhill bomb.
The course does well to test player's mental game. Good decision making is key on a course like this.
Despite the extreme conditions, rollaways are not very common. The grass stays just long enough to hold discs in place and the pin locations are often on fairly level ground.
Cons: A round on the peak course definitely requires a very different mentality. This gives it a somewhat gimicky feel. It is the kind of course that you want to play once for the experience, but wouldn't want to come back to over and over again.
Tee pads need some work. The pads really are small gravel patches that give very little room for run up and no clear toe line at the front.
You really need a spotter on this course. With all the downhill shots and thick woods, it's very easy to lose track of a disc without someone to help track it.
Speaking of those thick woods, anything off the fairway is punished severely. Not only are you faced with thick woods, but also very steep drop-offs that can require multiple shots to recover from.
While it is a cool experience, constantly playing downhill does get redundant. There is a little bit of uphill to break things up on holes 2 and 15, but going downhill the rest of the way gets old.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely a must-play....once. It's an incredible experience playing down the mountain enjoying the beautiful scenery. But the actual disc golf is nothing to write home about. On future trips to the mountain I'd be just as happy to keep the disc golf on the base course and just hike the mountain separately.
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