Canon City, CO 
Gorge Hills (Skyline/PCC) Share
Uploaded By: DGtourist Hole #7 (Taken 7/2009)
3 / 205ft.   3 / 265ft. Par / Distance:
Old barn on #7



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1    11/23/2012   1/13/2013
Review By: RibDaddy
Played: 36  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great use of the space and surrounding typography. Good variety of shot needed and unique ones at that. Had a blast for 9 holes.
Cons: Only 9 holes, had to pull some cactus out of one of my discs. Did not care for the gravel tee boxes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Variety! Elevation! Details!

2-4    3/6/2011   3/6/2011
Review By: wolito
Played: 85  Reviewed: 84  Exp: 7.8 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A newer course on the edge of town. Easy parking right next to the first tee. Dual sets of tees on all the holes. The teepads are railroad ties with gravel inside the enclosed area. Very nice signs on all the holes that show location and distance as well as the next hole. The baskets are built tough! Thick metal on the basket part and three sets of chains that catch extremely well. Another detail is the large number plate on top which is easily visible from the tee. Then on the back of the number plate are arrows pointing to the next tee. Also a rung on the basket is marked as well. You don't need a map here as the navigation was very good. Lots of varitey on this course. Every hole is definately unique, no repetition here. Some holes require a very accurate drive and a few are just to throw your distance driver on. The last holes, 7,8 and 9 definately use the elevation to increase the challenge. You get a nice veiw on top of the 7th hole. Benches are at most all of the holes. Time was also taken to put steps in the sides of the hills to assist in climbing to the top where the baskets are on 7 and 8.
Cons: There was a fair amount of trash on the course. Also be on the lookout for cacti all around, don't need any thorns in your throwing hand! Most of the throws favor a RHBH player, I would have like to seen more baskets on the right side of the fairways. Highway 50 is rather close to the course and you hear the cars flying by which takes away from the experience.
Other Thoughts: This course was a bit of a surprise for me. Lots of varitey of holes so you don't get bored. Lots of effort was put into the details, which is definately a nice touch. It looks like there is land there to possible expand it into 18 holes, that would be nice. However as it stands now as a 9 hole course, it doesn't dissapoint. Not your average 9 hole course.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 PCC

2-4    2/12/2011   2/13/2011
Review By: Fishy
Played: 50  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 4.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a great variance of shots, good use of elevation changes. I have never met anyone here when I've played. The use of the terrain is nice from using the trees and the hills to the wide open spaces. It's not a park course by any means, bring boots and water. Another nice touch, that a lot of places don't seem to have, are the benches and signs. Even playing it for the first time I had no problem finding the tees (raised railroad ties helped there), even 6 (go under the bridge).
Cons: The tee boxes. I throw forehand so they don't bother me, but I can see if you depend on a run up there is a good chance of hurting yourself. not possible to run up on the last few because of the tie in the back.
The cactus, several different kinds, all of which will leave spines in you, your disc or both.It's a hazard throwing from the middle of the patches. But again, to remove the cactus would take something away from playing the course itself.
Other Thoughts: I try to play this course when I'm down in the area, unlike a lot of courses there was some serious thought put into this one, the signs are good, and either on the basket or the back of the hole marker are arrows pointing to the next tee, this was helpful the first time I played it. I think it wouldn't be too hard to make it 18, just cut hole 5 in half (this hole, absurdly long, seemed like it was just trying to get you from the interesting 4 at the front to the interesting 4 on the other side of the road). And then continue to play around the campus.
Like everyone else says, bring boots, you will end up in the cactus. I've never played the course in the summer, but Canon can get hot, and there is always the possibility of Rattlesnakes in the area. It's not a park course, but in my opinion that makes it a lot better. The rough is rough and possibly dangerous. If there were 18 holes here and they were thought out as much as most of the rest of the holes it would be one of my favorites. Its a good winter course to play as the snow doesn't hang around, most definitely worth a stop or even a trip to play this course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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