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Pros: Free camping. Great scenery. Most of the course easy to follow with trails (more on that later). Rubber teepads (Better than none). Signs pretty well marked. On the Colorado river with great fishing. 23 Hot Sulphur Springs to soak in very close to the course. Your payment to the springs lasts all day and you can go in and out. Mostly a short course (Could be a con for some)
Cons: Very brushy and tall grass. Easy to lose a disc in plain sight. Needs better markings from 1 to 2 and 8 to 9. In the summer, bugs can be a problem (but makes the flyfishing great). No elevation at all (Strange for a Colorado course). Mostly a short course (Could be a pro for some). All discs you throw should be brightly colored.
Other Thoughts: I played this course because I used the free camping for three nights as I did some disc golfing,fishing and sightseeing in the area. The course looks to be overgrown most of the time which may deter some from playing but it was not as much of a problem as I expected it to be.
Hole 1 plays between the road and the Colorado river through a tunnel in trees. It is short like most of the holes on this course. All holes are under 300 feet except for one (Hole 16, I think). The first navigation problem comes finding hole two from hole one. The trail is easy to find, but you come to hole seven teepad and think you have arrived. If I didn't see the number on the basket I probably would have played it as number 2. Two is past that teepad and as far back towards the mountain as you can take the trail. You will pass some other holes as well. Between the taller grass and and tall bushes, you can throw a great drive and still have some issue finding your discs. I would suggest only throwing brightly colored discs on this course. I found myself throwing discs more for their color than what was needed so I could find them easier.
Most of the first 8 holes play through old growth trees and usually there is more than one line to play to the basket. Hole 8 is right at 300 feet and is open with the basket tucked in tightly among some cottonwood trees. After hole 8 is the other navigation challenge. You must walk along the road, past the four campsites to hole 9. Most of the rest of the course is throwing among about 8 foot bushes. Fairly easy to play, just throw a hyzer over these tall bushes and let the disc fade where you want it to go. Some of these holes tak some scouting because the basket is blind. Sometimes the basket is very visible. Hole 14? is a blind 210 foot shot where a RHBH can throw a hyzer over the Colorado river and try to nail an ace. It was one of my favorite holes on the course. Hole 16 is Over 450' with and is very open, except for the grass that tries to eat your discs.
Camping here is great if you like fairly primitive. there are portapotties on the course by the road and one close to the campground. There is a railroad track fairly close to course and it may interrupt your sleep some.
The Hot Sulphur Springs are close and you can soak after playing a round or two and your 18 dollars aloows you in and out all day at the springs.
Overall, I would have rated this course more average, but with the springs, camping and fishing, I had to go higher on the rating. Too much goodness all together to rate that low.
P.S.: I also played Snow Mountain (the YMCA course not too far away). It is rated higher and is maintained a little better (only a little) and is much harder to follow even with the map.
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Pros: Play in the early season before winds get too strong and misquitoes get bad. Nicely layed out with a good mix of trees and flat land.
Cons: Hole #s 13 and 16 are disc losing holes. Number 13 has water on the right and 16 has railroad tracks. Take good walking shoes.
Other Thoughts: Maybe renumbering the holes would make it easier to navigate.
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