great course with guide.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: dog friendly
elevation change on this mountain course
playable 24 hours a day while baskets are up
Cons: no parking
dirt uneven tees
easy to loose a disc if you dont pay close attention to your throw.
Other Thoughts: easy to find alot of discs if you know where to look
also buses run up there every 15 min 24/7/365 so reliable transportation is there
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sneaky fun course...if you have a Guide
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Pros: 2013 Update: Increased rating to "Good" for increased challenge. Also calling this a typical course doesn't do it justice.
-Mountain disc golf. Lots of elevation change, obstacles and great scenery.
-Playable 7 days a week dusk til dawn for free.
-Good mix of short/easy holes and longer/more difficult holes.
Cons: -Only open a few months a year.
-Long grass and trees can make locating errant discs frustrating.
-No on-site parking.
-Tough to follow without guide.
Other Thoughts: Bachelor Gulch's course is a hidden gem for disc golfers in the Vail/Beaver Creek area.
If you have the oppurtunity to learn the ins and outs of this course you will really enjoy it, but if you are in town and have a few hours to kill, I would not recommend it.
Play Beaver Creek or Adventure Ridge @Vail for more polished courses in the immediate area. If you have wheels get over to CMC Glenwood Springs or CMC Leadville for two of CO's best courses (both within a 60 minute drive)
With a guide this is a 3+ star course easily, but because of some significant setbacks (tough course navigation, dense rough and the fact that the course is relatively hidden) I can not rate it as a "better than good" course.
Find a guide on DGCR for this course and you will not be disappointed!
UPDATE: Course has a new, more challenging layout for 2013. Plays up ski slope for front 9, and back down for the back 9.
Much bigger than in years past. Rounds will take about 30 more minutes in my estimation. Fewer ace runs. Scores will go up on average and losing discs will still pose a significant risk. If you are ready for a strenuous hike and a long round of tough golf, this is the course for you!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Wouldn't bother playing again...
Pros: -Beaver Creek is a beautiful setting to have a course.
-Hiking across the ski slopes makes for some good exercise.
-Many of the holes make interesting use of terrain change, interesting uphill and downhill holes.
Cons: -No real tees, most drives are from uneven dirt patches and several butt up against a cliff (bad if you tend to overrun the tee).
-Baskets aren't great.
-Baskets can be difficult to locate from the tee, even with the map.
-Many of the holes are really short. No signage indicating distance, but the front 9 had several holes that were <200.
-Lots of tall weeds and brush made it really hard to find discs, even when I saw right where it came down.
Other Thoughts: Managed to lose 2 discs on this course because the uneven tees made it really hard to accurately place drives and the amount of brush made looking for them really difficult.
Make sure you grab a map from the Ritz Carlton. Even with the map, it sometimes took a bit of looking around to try to figure out where tees/baskets were.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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