Pros: -18 holes
-Nice tee-sings that tell the hole distance, number and show the layout of the hole
-Elevation on almost every hole whether it is throwing up or down the ski run
-Good course map and picnic table at the start of the course
-The baskets are all in great shape and marked with the hole number
-Holes 12 and 13 are awesome tight wooded holes that add some much needed variety to the course
Cons: -With the exception of holes 12 and 13 pretty much all of the holes are wide open (some of the holes have baskets ending in patches of trees but there are almost no obstacles on the fairways
-There is not a lot of hole variety on this course
-There is a fairly long walk between holes 5 and 6 and then you make the same walk between holes 14 and 15
-Many of the holes play either over each other or very close to each other so watch out for errant discs or throws
-Holes 3 and 4 may at times be closed due to lift maintenance
-There are baskets near each other and at times it could be confusing which hole to throw too (but as long as you pay attention to the tee-signs it shouldn't be too difficult)
-Not the most distance on this course. A lot of the holes are under 300 feet and most of the holes that play over 300 feet are downhill so they play shorter than that.
-None of the holes really let you just rip your disc straight down the ski mountain, which is a shame because those are usually some of the most fun holes on ski resort courses
-A lot of the stuff off to the sides of the fairway is private property so be careful if you throw your discs off the fairway
-The tee-pads are gravel and they can be slippery or rutted at times
-There is a fairly busy biking and hiking trail that runs through the course so you will probably have to wait for some bikers or hikers on some of the holes
Other Thoughts: If you are staying in Telluride this course is decent if you are looking for someway to kill sometime but don't plan a trip just to play this course. This could be a great course but it definitely has some wasted potential on it.
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Old course was better...
Pros: The best thing about this course is that it's one of the few free things to do in Telluride...the views are amazing, beautiful slope side homes, and lots of elevation to deal with...the course plays mostly up-hill and is only nine holes, but it's a good way to spend an hour in the mountains...
Cons: it's almost all up-hill...7 of 9 if i remember correctly
Other Thoughts: I played their old course when we went to Blues & Brews back in '03...the old course was hands down the better of the 2 courses...i'm guessing it was removed because of ski runs/bike runs but that's just a guess...the old course was 18 holes and incorporated actual ski runs for holes...i remember 1 hole in particular that was an 800 footer straight down the mountain, if you held it straight you could make the 800 feet, if you let it fade left you'll never see the disc again...it was a unbelievable course, sadly it's gone, but at least there still is a course to play at all...
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