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Decent course in a fun area
Pros: This is a free course at the Big Sky base camp, and they did a pretty nice job with all chain baskets and a pretty well marked course, all par 3s. It's got short holes but a nice mix of holes with doglegs, some hills, and a few trees. It's the "back 9" at Big Sky and meant to accompany the mountain 9 holes, which are a separate course/review on this site.
Cons: The baskets are all chain, but some are homemade. Tees would be better if concrete, but they suffice. A few longer holes would be cool, but it's meant as a pretty casual, fun, quick course since it's a tourist location. Your background is the mountains and ski hills of Big Sky and you are near the shops, restaurants and bars at base camp, so that's always a nice bonus.
Other Thoughts: This one is a quick DG play which can be done in an hour or less. Chance of losing discs is almost zero, and it's not a grueling hike with possible injury or wildlife danger like many other Montana courses. It's a great "warm up," casual, or beginner course.
FYI, if you know the layout, it even makes a cool dusk or even night course (assuming you bring disc LEDs) since the hotel lights are pretty bright. You'll want to skip some of the middle holes with blind doglegs or steeper hills since they're harder to navigate and not well lit from the adjacent hotel, but playing down 10-12 and then back on 16-18 is easy to play at night.
If you're in the area and out to have fun, this course fits all skill levels. It'll be mostly a birdie run for experienced players, and some of the holes are legit ace opportunities. If you're looking for harder courses, try Bighorn, Battle Ridge, or Bohart Ranch in Bridger Bowl.
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