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Pros: Very hilly and creative course on the foot of a steep mountain side with multiple snow-capped peaks in the distance. The first time I played alone but had no problem finding all tees and baskets. This course is a confidence booster since it is short and I ended up with several birdies and near aces. Excellent info on the tees. Most of the holes are short with tight fairways, if that is what you like. Very friendly locals and there was a moose on the course (although that could have been a huge negative if the moose was in a bad mood). Free course. Hard to lose a disc.
Cons: An intermediate player like me should not be able to finish under par his first time playing a course. The course has many short holes so not many opportunities to work on your power drive.
Other Thoughts: Put up a sign warning about the local moose and what a tourist should do in case of a close encounter. Lock the donation box so I can make a donation!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Flying Through the Foothills (Redux)
Pros: A really fun disc golf course in Big Sky Community Park. Plays up and down the foothills of the mountain. Fairly short course that will give you a workout and will also test you on a variety of different shots. Very good signage for each hole that also show the multiple pin placements. There are currently 3 pin placements per hole that change weekly, with talks of adding another placement or two for each hole! Quite an easy course to navigate too for being in wooded mountain terrain. New alternate tees on several of the holes help to add some length and new challenges to the course, but the alt tees don't have signs so ask a local if you're interested in playing them. Excellent scenery! The Chainstar baskets are in great condition and catch real well. Most of the holes are fairly short but technical. Plenty of ace opportunities and risk/reward shots. Good example is hole 17; it is the shortest hole on the course and could easily put you in trouble if you catch a bad roll or bounce and send you down a steep incline several hundred feet. Hole 16 is a short uphill shot that could send you downhill quite a way too if you miss your zone. Great course for beginners and seasoned players alike! Super friendly locals, too!
Cons: Not too many bad things to say about Bighorn Ridge. The biggest gripe I have is with the tees, a little too short and they don't offer much for a run-up. Granted you really don't need much of a run up on most of the holes, but a few of the longer holes would benefit from some longer tee boxes. Most of the wood chips were gone too which obviously shows this course gets plenty of use. Gotta watch out for some of the rock placements around the tees as they can trip you up if you aren't concious of your surroundings.
Other Thoughts: Quite a fun course and a good addition for the Big Sky community. I definitely recommend this course to anyone living or visiting in the Big Sky area!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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