2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -The course is hilly so most of the holes have at least some elevation
-Very quick to play. It is very easy to get 9 holes done in very little time. It is nice if you are looking for a quick round, since the other two courses in town take quite a bit longer to play.
-The course now has two baskets (Holes 7+9). This is in improvement over all tone poles and hopefully sometime in the future the course will have all baskets.
-Good place to practice your short and mid-range game and there are lots of ace runs.
-Hole 9 is a nice blind shot over a small hill and was the most interesting hole on the course.
Cons: -This course can get really muddy after it has rained.
-Tee-boxes are really small and they can be hard to find. They are just three logs set into the ground. There are supposed to be a total of 27 tee-boxes for a back nine and playing the course backwards, but without someone who has played them we couldn't find any.
-Course can be hard to navigate. There are no tee-signs. The course is also highly eroded, and there are paths heading every which way, so it can be hard to know which path to follow to the next tee-pad.
-None of the holes are very long, so if you are looking for somewhere to air it out this is not the place.
-7 of the 9 holes are tone poles.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course isn't a bad stop if you need to kill a little time, while you are in Steamboat, as it is just up the hill from downtown. I just wouldn't go out of my way to play it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Good view that seems to be the only good thing about this course.
Cons: No idea where to start
Thick bushes everywhere
Other Thoughts: I nearly vomited upon arrival will never go here again. Unless you go to the school do not waste your time.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Something to do
Pros: -Nice hilly spot right off the parking lot.
-Quick rounds-no fuss.
-Location makes for good activity for students.
-Good variety of up and down, left and right shots.
-Athletic Director called me from out of state about a lost disc. (I was impressed and happily donated it.)
Cons: NO BASKETS! At least you can work on approach shots. But with nothing long enough for a driver and no putts to Ka-Ching, it's pretty limited.
Other Thoughts: Worth a stop if you're in town/.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Small quick course. Some good fun shots with some elevation change.
Cons: only tone poles no baskets, dirt tee pads can sometimes get choppy. No signs but just ask a local for help. There is a back 9 that plays back to the front 9 pins so look out for discs!
Other Thoughts: Its a course worth checking out if your near by and if you know anyone in steamboat its way better with a guide.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
fun technical short
Pros: HIlly with good pin placement. Short, but lots of elevation change. Not too crowded in summer once students leave.
Cons: Not maintained. Tone poles - no baskets. Vegetation can get thick in summer - use bright discs. Crowded when school is in.
Other Thoughts: Water hazard on #9 early season. It's a fun course where you can play front & back 9 under an hour easily. The course map is now available.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Simple and easy to follow, finishes back at the first tee pad. Has a great view of Howelsen Hill.
I love being able to throw from one side of the valley to the other. They just took out the annoying barb wire fence along the far side of the course so run away discs are more accessible.
Open range shots
Trash can and bench halfway though.
Beer and smoke seem kosher.
Cons: Directly next to the dorms so sometimes you can hear whats going on down there, it can get crowded
Big water hazard on the last hole.
Other Thoughts: A great place to get your fix
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A Putter course for sure
Pros: A VERY short course that has allot of elevation change. 9 holes with most in the 125-150 range with only one hole at 200ft.
There are 9 Tone Poles but if you hook with a local, there are roughly 25-27 alternate tee pads. If you play these, realize that most of them flow against the grain of the course so make sure to give right of way to the people playing it normally.
Even though its a putter course, you still get to execute a variety of shots.
The best thing about this course is that locals get to play it early and late season - before and after Thunderhead is Open.
Cons: 1.- Tone Poles, no baskets.
2. The course is the hang out spot for the students right behind campus and they can leave an amazing amount of trash everywhere.
3. Sage Brush...its a good thing Thunderhead is open in the summer, because during peak summer time these nice smelling bushes swallow disc. More than once Ive had a disc parked within 10 and looked for 15 minutes before I could putt.
Other Thoughts: Great pre season warm up course for the locals. D not travel to Steamboat to play Disc unless Thunderhead is set up (Mid June thru November 1st) This course is not worth the trip by itself.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Lost disc hell
Pros: Interesting hole placements with good elevation changes. Nice views. Challenging. Technical.
Cons: The course was overgrown with a thick shule. Any even slightly errant shot could be lost for good. Scary!
Other Thoughts: I played the course while on a business trip. I was lucky enough to play with some locals. Otherwise I would've never found my way around.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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