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Perfection in the Pines
Pros: Feather-soft pine needles fanning from the limbs of tall, mature evergreens create an organic roof over the tranquil woods of Reservoir Hill, the site of Pagosa Springs' new top-notch disc golf course. The trunks of the healthy pines establish an ideal maze for disc throwing. On each hole there is a designated fairway (or in some cases a curving hallway of tree trunks), but creative players will be able to carve out alternate routes to the basket. Lush green fairways in the forest clearings serve as fine resting places for well-thrown discs. Elevation changes will test your arm and gauge your depth perception, while tricky angles and clever pin placements will sort out your arsenal of throws. Quality permanent baskets, signs displaying the layout of each hole, reworked tee boxes and a meticulous job of tree pruning are some of the fresh amenities visitors can enjoy as the result of the efforts spent by the course's caretakers. In the distance, steam rises from pools of hot springs. The atmosphere is unrivaled.
The front 9 will lead you in and out of the forest at different angles to keep things interesting. The scale of difficulty fluctuates, but most of the tight fairways offer a right or left line, so you won't feel trapped into to throwing a forced shot. If you strike a tree, however, you could find yourself wedged into a tight spot wishing you'd practiced that tomahawk throw a few more times. From the turning point at hole #10's elevated big-arm drive, you work your way back down into the gladed trees near the beginning of the course. Holes 14 - 18 are a fun forested bunch with a grassy floor, that plays out and back, ending at the road to the parking lot.
Cons: From your car, a brief but steep climb of about a quarter mile awaits you. (It's somewhat fitting that such a pristine course can only be reached by means of some physical exertion). The hillside you just ascended comes into play on the left of hole #3's fairway, where a disc on its edge can be out of sight in a matter of seconds, hurdling some 250 feet downhill all the way to the parking lot. With all its pleasantries, there is no restroom or running water, so start your round with that in mind.
Other Thoughts: The course's proximity to beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs makes it quite convenient, whether you're staying in town or just passing through. By its own merit, Reservoir Hill is a superb mountain disc golf course, even when compared to the more reputable giants of its kind, e.g. Beaver Ranch/Conifer and CMC Glenwood.
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Pros: Awesome setting for a course! The signs and tee pads were great and easy to find. There is a trail from every basket to the next tee pad so getting around this course is easy. Its a very natural place and is peaceful.
Cons: There weren't any water shots which just about every great disc course needs, othere than that it is perfect!
Other Thoughts: Get your hiking shoes on! They don't really make courses quite this gorgeous.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Feel Fine in the Pines
Pros: -Beautiful, rolling, rural park setting.
-Nice Pine Needle and Path Circuit
-Challenging for Pros but still fun for Beginners.
- Good mix of Up/down, Left/Right, Short/Long Holes. -Tee pads offer several options between trees.
-Lots of 2 shot swings: Birdie/Bogie Holes.
Cons: -No water or facilities. Just plan to bring everything.
-About a 5-10 minute walk in.
-It's still a new course, so this is not really a 'Con',
but next up might be Beginner and Advance Tees.
Other Thoughts: This is just a very nice place to be. You can hike in five minutes from a rough lot, or 10 minutes from other lots near the Springs, or the beautiful town park by the river. You might save time to make a day of it.
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The course is tight and tricky, but you have a fair chance of getting through. The 'rough' will make you throw every kind of shot, but again, you have a fair chance at a recovery shot to the 'green'.
The course is on the same grounds as
'The Four Corners Folk Festival.'
Disc- Camping -Music -Disc. Road Trip!
Pros: lots of nice tight throws, even the big arm throws required you to be precise.
Beautiful, one of the nicest most unspoiled courses I have ever played on.
excellent signage at each pad made it easy to find the pin.
Cons: finding the next hole was a little tricky at times, Arrows on or near the baskets would be awesome.
Hole 12 was a huge blind shot. I loved throwing it but it could easily get very frustrating.
7500 feet and no water at the course, for any sea-level types plan ahead
Other Thoughts: very nice course doing a excellent job of incorporating elevation changes as well as trees. I would love to be able to play this course on a regular basis, Anyone who is in this area would be well served to give this course a shot.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Nice compact course
Pros: This course has a good amount of trees that make you plan each shot. The course is laid out on a hilly area with some nice elevation changes but not excessive. There is a nice sign with the course map and each tee box has a graphic sign.
Cons: You will have to walk a ways to get to the course. The signs are not always laid out in the direction of the basket. You can see 3-4 baskets from some tees.
Other Thoughts: This course is getting used. It is great to have a course that has enough challenges to stay interesting as beginners develop.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Located right across the street from the pagosa hot springs, is one of the best colorado disc golf courses. There is a wide variety of holes here, the risk to reward factor is generally very high. The only shot that I would consider open is "hole 19" that tees off at the top of the hill across from tee 16 and drives down to the parking lot. This course is long and i have rarely put in more than two rounds in a day. Hole 12 is the signature hole and takes a hell of a drive to get near the pin. I highly enjoy everyday that I have been up here.
Cons: The Parks dept wont let any of the baskets be concreted in and they have started to get loose in their positions. Some holes are very technical and can be tough for newer players.
Other Thoughts: I have seen a little bit of foot traffic in the afternoon at times but otherwise this park is being quickly accepted as a premier disc golf course with a great future.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Great and challenging course
Pros: Great location and setting for a disc golf course.
Nice elevation changes give you a good variety.
Some seriously tight lines will challenge even the most accurate arms and require every trick and disc in your bag.
Updated November 2011 - Fantastic signage and well marked.
Cons: It isn't in my backyard
Other Thoughts: I played this course four times on a week long vacation in Pagosa Springs. The first time I played it was very frustrating trying to figure out where the tees and baskets were and which tee belonged to which basket, etc... Once I found most of the holes and got the layout somewhat correct I had a blast and went back to play every day.
From what I was told by some locals the course should be completed by the end of the year.
This course would easily be a 4 rating if/when it is complete and has some signage and permanent baskets for all the holes.
The course has a nice remote and natural feel to it, I actually came within 50 feet of deer on 2 of the days I played!
Update Novemeber 2011 - The course is now completed, FULLY signed and marked very well. Most fun I've had playing disc golf - fantastic job on finishing this course, Pagosa Springs.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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pagosa disc golf
Pros: the course is a blast for beginners and challenging for a pro. in other words a good player has a chance to play close to a pro in the over all score.
easy to find disc's ..
Cons: only 9 holes at this time... you need to walk up the hill from the parking lot to get to the first tee.. less than 5 minutes. actually thats a good thing..
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