6 Helpful / 3 Not
One of a kind...
Pros: Exactly what I like to think I would do with land in the Rockies, build a Disc Golf course. From start to finish this course is unique and unlike most any thing you will probably see on a disc golf course. A wooden baskets on hole one is the course's trade mark if you will,chimes for another basket all the way to a hanging basket. Every shot on the course is technical, from a double mandatory tree split, to straight up/down Rocky Mountain forest. Other touches include Ace tracking, Closet To Pin markers per hole, even a hints/tips sheet at each hole. Most holes have homemade benches which are a welcome site after hiking up some of the steep mountain sides.
Cons: All but two holes are fairly short, technical but short. If you don't enjoy hiking or stair steppers this might not be the course for you, it constantly goes up and down. Some holes can feel a bit repetitive seeing as some baskets are used two or more times to make 30 holes. For the drive and location the price is a bit steep but its just money I guess..
Other Thoughts: Food and beverage can be acquired for a donation if you need (30 holes is a lot after all). There is a nice Pro-Shop for disc and advice, I must admit the Phantom Falls logo looks pretty nice on your favorite disc. Not a good choice for children or strollers at all. Great course if you want something fun, challenging, unique, and don't mind having to pay to do it...
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: In the top 3 courses I have played so far. We took the afternoon slot for a group of 4 to celebrate a friends 51st birthday. It was an excellent choice. Paul played a bunch with us just to have fun, wjich was nice because you would get goof advice on a lot of holes. Of course we also had the "cheat sheet" with tip on every hole. 5 second walk from pin to next tee box helps. Loops that bring you back to the house allow you to carry a lighter pack and break for a nice lunch, which Paul can also set up for you if you like.
Cons: None, you have to understand it for what it is and just enjoy it. If you come up with expectations of a regular course your tender sensibilities will be shattered by this mecca of disc.
Other Thoughts: When you call for a tee time order the lunch package. I plan beforehand to have plenty of cash to buy discs or cool shirts and donate for future upgrades. This is an executive course. Paul opens his home and his heart and shares something truly unique that he has created. Be respectful with the fire hazards, the language around the house, etc.
Plan on bringing many discs. There are a lot of holes where we would empty our bag. Go heavy on your putter and midrange selection, but dont forget drivers and some tommy/thumber discs.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Well marked and easy to understand tees/baskets. The tees were diverse and challenging. Paul, the owner, is very positive, honest, and respectful. The limited tee times provide a secluded and relaxing atmosphere.
Cons: Its illegal to clone Paul meaning there can't be a Paul in every state.
Other Thoughts: Check the tree tops for your lost frisbees. WEAR HIKING BOOTS! It's a good idea to pack food and make a day of the event.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: My wife and I played this course while on vacation. It is easily in our top five courses. The variety of shots alone makes this course worth playing. Paulie is extremly hospitable and walked us through the course prior to us playing it to help us understand the flow. The course is well marked and easy to follow.
Cons: Killer uphill shots rough on a flat lander. 1100 plus miles from home. Would love to have a second shot at this course.
Other Thoughts: Paulie said the average first round is 11 over I shot an eight so was happy. Feel like I could improve about eight strokes if I played it again.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Alice In Wonderland playing Disc-Golf!
Pros: Where do I start?
When you first get to Paul's house to play, you see a couple of baskets, lots of woods, and a happy dog that gives you quite a warm welcome. Me and two of my buddies played this course as an early birthday present. It was awesome! Paul was so cool and you should seriously check out his new shop. He has quite a selection of some hard to find rarites! I got a Phantom Falls Buzz disc and almost "Made the Chimes Ring" from the teebox! (You will see what I mean). Another nice thing is you get to come back around the house like four times so you don't have to be lugging all kinds of stuff with you the whole time, and you can keep refreshing your cold-beers! When he says you have the course to yourself, you truely do. It was very cool and weird to be playing a course with no one else on it! You use the same baskets on some of the holes, but you can't tell at all. He does have some "Closest To the Pin" (CTP) rocks and nomes, but realize this is HIS course. So you pretty much have no chance of moving any of the rocks. You will need ALL of your discs and ALL of your skills. Look for the Aspen-Tree Basket, the Hanging Basket, and The Chimes. There is a reason that this course rates so high. Play it and see why.
Cons: Some would say the $40 dollar donation for reserving half a day (either at 9A.M. or around 2P.M.) at a course is a bit steep ($10 a person with a mandatory 4 person or more rule) but he does barter and trade for items and if you buy some of the stuff in his store he may give you a break on the prices.
Other Thoughts: Ask Paul for directions to Zokas. Good food for about $10 a person. ( I think Paul and the owner of Zokas should set up some package deal with the course and the restaurant). Then get directions for the back way to Conifer/Beaver Course and play that one.
I call it "Tha Dirty 50"
(30 at PF and 20 at Conifer)
Truely an experience!!!
Thanks Paul. Ill see ya soon.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 15 Not
new favorite mtn course
Pros: tight. challenging. awesome atmosphere. pro-shop. you have the course to yourself! paul did great with the land that he has!
Cons: a little short.
Other Thoughts: i've only been playing for 2 years and i'm getting tired of the courses in denver. they're all, pretty much, wide open and not a lot of challenge. i love this course because i know it's going to help my game!
2 of 17 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 19 Not
Pros: Awsome course in the mountians with lots of trees. Great host, pro shop on spot. Only two tee times so the course really is yours to enjoy. I must play if in the area.
Cons: A bit of a workout but well worth it
1 of 20 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 13 Not
What a course!
Pros: Extremely well manicured wooded mountain course. Skillfully thought out shot patterns that promotes a plethora of shot types. "Use every disc in your bag". Paul who lives on the site is an incredible host and a lot of fun to play with. Dog friendly. Lunch offered on hole 13.
Cons: No maps. Repeated baskets. Dirt tee pads.
Other Thoughts: Playing this course for the first time was one of the best disc golf experiences I've ever had.
2 of 15 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Paulie is the man. After a tour of his great collection of discs and gear for sale he walked us through this challenging, techincal and beautiful course on the mountains off 285. As a group of 3 we couldnt have felt more welcome. The weather was perfect, beers were cold and everyone on site was really into hitting chain. Holes are very clever and entertaining, and most have a safe route and a suicide shot for those of you with "balls." Threading a disc through these trees without contact is such a rush! Dogs are welcome, groups have the course to themselves, and lunch is even available at the turn. If you live within 300 miles, you have to come play this course.
Cons: tee boxes are very well built dirt in wood frames but i would love it if they were cement. other than that this course is fantastic in every way
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 7 Not
First time and hooked!
Pros: Beautiful and challenging course. I played the course as a "beginner" DG player but found that with the management's (Paulie, that is) encouragement and guidance I felt right at home. After each hole, I couldn't wait to see what was next. You might even have to think a bit on this course, but don't worry not too much! Thanks for an awesome experience and keep on designing!
Cons: Good luck finding any
Other Thoughts: Check out the pro-shop, and let everybody know about this GEM!!!
4 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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