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Hole #13 Basket to Tee



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Natural beauty was almost overwhelming

1    9/9/2012   9/10/2012
Review By: apparition
Played: 43  Reviewed: 37
This review was updated on 9/14/2012
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + Brooms and benches and trash cans at each tee
+ Lots of blue signs telling you which direction the next hole is in
+ Well-groomed
+ Some welcoming AM and Pro tees available
+ An awesome driving range that multiple people can throw from at a time (with +100ft markers)
+ On-site lodge (not open on weekends)
+ Cardstock map/scorecard free (helpful!)
+ So many photo opportunities in a beautiful forest, on hillsides, hilltops, handmade wooden steps (29 of them)
+ A 19th, really fun bonus hole
+ Two courses! Not to mention that I've heard the handmade wooden baskets at the short course are awesome.
+ Lots of sand and burrs to remind you that you're not at the office anymore
+ Long holes, long and hilly course (great to feel worked out and "stuck" in the outdoors for a couple hours)
+ Not least importantly, a really fun and challenging disc golf course ;) Especially cool were the exciting variations in basket locations which made for interesting driving/putting situations
Cons: - Some kinda small tees, some were fine
- The blue arrow marker pointing to the hike from #12 to #13 was hard to spot and I might have read the map wrong, but that hole didn't look correctly placed on it
- There were a couple ding dongs looking with treasure detectors for treasure chests of gold and ancient swords down in one of the ski hills as we were driving on the last hole
Other Thoughts: My wife and I played 19 holes of the long course yesterday (Sunday). I finished 2 below her. I considered the course challenging, but she had a 10 on our first time playing the course (and only her second full round EVER). We both really appreciated the AM tees, though. Also, be ready to stretch your driving/putting accuracy skills. Each tee came with its own broom. It felt like a luxury, a hotel amenity with a quality that's much nicer than those in the hotels you usually stay. It was windy, sandy, and impressively long and sometimes strenuous (with some quick and steep uphill and downhill hikes); it was about 68 F at 1pm, it took us about 2.25 hours to play; we took our time. The sun was shining through the trees and the colors were awesome. This is the best marked course I've played (the blue arrows were essential). The only spot that was a little bit confusing was getting to #13 from #12. Just know that when you go down the hill of #12, #13 will be on your left and up the hill. Speaking of which, the hills were great, the layout was perfect in incorporating the terrain, and the natural beauty was sometimes overwhelming. This course is the very reason we are in love with the game.

Best of all, my wife just said she would love to go back and play it some time, not just on the way back up north, that's how much she enjoyed it.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 top notch course.

1    8/15/2010   8/16/2010
Review By: fleeulrich
Played: 34  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 5.8 Years
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This is an immaculate course with 19 amazing holes. Score cards were available at the beginning of the course. Each hole has a concrete pad, and a sign which indicates hole#, hole length, par, and also will indicate if there is an alternate tee and what that par is. For the first 7 or 8 holes each tee had a broom too. After finishing each hole there will be a blue sign pointing you to the next tee area, making it really easy to navigate. I noticed trash cans at almost every hole. This course is definitely a hike and you will have plenty of uphill treks, so it was nice to have a few well placed benches.
Cons: To be totally honest I personally didn't have anything bad to say about this course. Some people may not like that this course is really a workout, and you will have plenty of uphill and downhill walking, but this was not a problem in my book. The only other thing I could think of would be that there were a couple pads that were only half the size of the rest, but that could just be because they haven't finished them yet.
Other Thoughts: I was really pleasantly surprised with this course. There are really some phenomenal hole layouts one of my personal favorites was hole 11 which was a long par 5 straight up a huge hill. Hole 13 was another personal favorite with the tee at the top of a huge hill and a fairway that goes through a small group of trees then opens up to a wide open area. This was the funnest course I have played and I loved the way you played up and down the big hills with plenty of chances to "grip and rip". There were so many great holes and so much amazing scenery that my review would never do this course justice. I highly recommend getting out to this course and giving it a try.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.


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