9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Another course in Yellowstone
-Long holes, some par 5 or higher
Cons: -No tees
Other Thoughts: Canyon DGC is located behind the lodging area in Canyon Village. The 18 holes are spread out around a large meadow area featuring wide open holes, and some shorter, wooded ones around the perimeter of the meadow. While relatively flat, the area is on a moderate slant with noticeable elevation.
As always in Yellowstone, ask a hotel bellman for a map of the course and make sure it is okay to play. During some seasons, high bison or bear activity can prevent access to non populated areas. Going in an off limits area can result in a fine and possible removal of the course.
The course begins in a 'backstage' area of the lodgings, playing down a maintenance road and eventually through and around a bone yard area. Watch out for bison and people working.
After leaving the more populated areas, you reach the large meadow where the majority of the course takes place. All holes shoot to either a rock, a tree stump, or something else natural. Most tees are marked by small wooden blocks, if they are marked at all. A map and hole description sheet are necessities if you do not have a guide.
Many holes on this course are par 4 and above, and I was able to reach most of these with a score of par. What this usually means is that they should probably be rated par 3, especially in a wide open scenario such as this. I can imagine that the course record is probably extremely low.
The middle of the course brings you to one of the more wooded sections of the course, near a fenced in area. This area is particularly scenic and quite secluded considering the proximity to the hordes of people that essentially surround this region.
The end of the course brings you to a low lying meadow that was home to some long grass and swampy areas. Be ready for some deep mud if a wayward disc lands in any meadow area.
While not marked really at all, many of the tees can be spotted by the worn out patch of land. There are areas that are home to two or three of these, and they are great for location finding on the map. Nonetheless, if you are playing guide-free it would not hurt to have some orienteering skills and knowledge of map and compass use.
While a fun course to play and always a great diversion from work for the locals, this is not the best course in the park. Each one plays differently, and this one is the 'long bomb' course. Not really that technical, but long and entertaining. The best course in the park is George Anderson DGC at Lake Village, but if you are stuck in Canyon, might as well give it a round.
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