4 Helpful / 1 Not
Life-list must-play for setting
Pros: Setting, setting, setting. This course is south of I-70/Grand Junction, Colorado, about 45 miles. The drive alone is worth the cost of admission, which, at the time I write this, is FREE. Route 141 is one of the prettiest, most scenic drives you will make in your life. The course, and resort, are nestled in one of the prettiest canyonlands settings I have ever seen... ass-kickingly jaw-dropping stunning. Link up by continuing on with a scenic loop-drive south toward Montrose, take the dirt cut-off canyon road to Bedrock, then through LaSal UT to Moab, in either late April/May, or October, and count your lucky stars that you could do itl. Bring a mountain and road bike, hiking boots, fly-rod, and plenny water and cash to buy all the great local beer and food. Course: Cottonwood bottom, great map at entry, LOOK at the map, there are a couple places where it gets a bit confusing. Signs/markers are in disrepair, rubber mat t-pads generally clear of debris, course has suffered a few flooding/ desert washout events -- 9th basket is almost buried with wash debris (earth in motion, geology lesson learning moment). Terrific use of cottonwoods to make for devilishly tough shots to basket. The paradox/irony of dirt-bag D/G next to a schwanky resort is still keeping me giggling, but be thankful that the resort put in the course, and allows the common man access. Pick up anything you find, pack out your own, and keep looking up at those cliffs!!!! It is SO pretty !!!
Cons: Weeds, cheatgrass, etc are a pain in the hiking socks! As always in the arid west, good leather ankle high foot gear is a must.
Other Thoughts: Camping: I had a challenge going down-river, along the road that borders the course. Seemed POSTED, no trespass... I recommend, instead, getting back on the paved Highway, heading SOUTH past the resort, and taking a right just past resort to BLM federal land , not too far up off the highway, on Joe Brown Canyon road. The moment you cross onto public land, you can camp... BLM/National Forest:... be respectful, these are OUR lands: respect!! Great camping in a jaw-dropping area. Pack it OUT, don't trash it, clean camping ethics, for your grand-kids sake...
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Not bad for a course in the middle of nowhere.
Pros: This is a good course if you happen to be in the Gateway Canyon area. The area is very nice and you get some great views of the surrounding mesas walking the course. It's pretty far out there and secluded so you're in for a nice calm round. The course is easy to find and a sign lets you know you are at the course. All tee pads are a strip of rubber that seemed to worked well for my drives and the targets are top notch DGA baskets. Great signage for each hole and directions to the next. Holes range from short(200ft) to long(500ft) and play by, but not too close to, the Dolores River. A few holes are longer and some require mandos between trees. A nice selection of shots are required to play this course well, but you won't be intimidated. A round here can be played rather quickly with the layout. I hear you can camp behind the course which is a plus if you are in camping mode and stopping through.
Cons: Although many holes require a few trees to dodge, making them interesting, the course is pretty open and there aren't any elevation changes. A few holes are too short and easy. There aren't any facilities at this course, so bring water, as it can get hot in the summer. Watch your disc at all times, the grass and brush gets thick in the summer.
Other Thoughts: This course might be underplayed because of its location. I enjoyed playing here on a trip back from Utah. It was relaxing and the round went smoothly.
Favorite holes: #3, #5, #15, #18
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Flat and narrow
Pros: Well This is a fun course. Every Tee box has a picture of pin placement and how far it is to basket which is nice. it is also a good course to practice on forehand throws if your right handed cause there is a few doglegs to the right that make it difficult to get to with backhand throws. The scenery is nice through the canyons and right next to the Delores River. There is some long holes also which is cool for your mid range throws. There is two par 4 holes.
Cons: The Cons of this course is the river right next to you on the first three holes so be careful. Also the shrubbery can be a hassle if you lose it in the thorny bushes. The weather can be very hot also so if you can play early morning or late evening, or take lots of water. and one more the blind basket location need a spotter to watch disk so retrieving is easy.
Other Thoughts: All around this is a nice course, with good basket placement and tee box placement. There is a few holes that you got to be a good aim to get thought the tight trees to get close to the hole. I think a good long range straight flying disk is a must have in your bag if you are going to play this course
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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