Pros: -Great to play a quick round before work/ school or on a break from either
-Paved parking lot (finally! after two years of a muddy dirt lot)
Cons: -Not very challenging
-Crowded during the summer, on weekends, and in the afternoons
-Tall grass in spring (mowed in the summer though)
Other Thoughts: This is a good course in Bozeman city limits. Unfortunately the funding has diminished since they first built the course. There are some improvements going in every 6 months or so. Finally after two years a paved parking lot has gone in eliminating the parking on the street. They starting putting in hole signs but stopped at putting wood posts in the ground. This is a good course to play in the winter when the snow gets packed down and days are warm (for Montana). Mud can get extremely bad in the spring and makes the course un-playable for at least a month.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice beginner or "lazy day" course
Pros: This 12 hole course is in a good location for the area players, so that's a big plus. Rose Park is near downtown, the MSU campus, and pretty much everything else in the small town.
There are concrete tees and chain baskets which make for a nice, easy round with very little danger of losing, hunting for, or damaging any discs. The holes aren't too tough, but it's designed as a casual or beginner course. It plays fast yet offers some decent challenge on the last few holes due to elevation and a bit of water. It's been in pretty good condition recently, and that's probably due to the fact that it's getting more and more players.
Cons: There's not a lot of obstacles to navigate... no trees and mostly flat holes. The couse improves over its second half by adding some creeks and hills to the layout.
Distances aren't marked, but it's pretty easy to see the chains on most holes and you definitely know they're all pro par 3s (most/all are course par 3s too I'm sure).
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to hang out with friends, introduce new players to DG, and just have a relaxing day of disc. You could hit the chains from most tees, but a few of the later baskets on hill tops will still get you thinking about your approach. This is probably the easiest course in Bozeman, but its simplicity makes it fun. You don't have to worry about having to hike back for miles on a sprained ankle or running into bears, snakes, or mountain lions at Rose Park. Best of all, the Main Street bars are nearby for happy hour or a night on the town when you finish up ;)
However, if you're in the area looking for more DG challenge, then drive awhile and go to Battle Ridge, Big Sky, or Bohart Ranch (probably in that order)... but bring a lot of drinking water and be prepared to spend much longer on your rounds... and probably damage/lose some discs.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: good open terrain with challenging basket placements. Good course to introduce beginners to the sport. Excellent location for travelers to play as it is near many motels. It was easy to determine tee-offs and baskets
Cons: Rose park seems to be a park that might be developed but as of now, not much has been done to it to encourage use.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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