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Pros: -Enough trees to make it tricky
-Distance was not the only factor for scores here.
-Course is away from the rest of the park making it lest crowded.
Cons: -There was not a single sign on the whole course.
-Followed a local crowd to lead us through.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course as a quick 9 on the way home for the night. I would play it again if I find myself in Billings.
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Pros: Nice Grassy Layout. Set in the middle of a city park. Uses Natural terrain to create challenging holes. Very nice residents - very friendly and willing to be impromptu course guides.
(On the day i played)
No short or gimme holes.
Decent balance of FH & BH shots. - Each hole could be played either way, but some did present easier lines with one or the other.
Challenging for players of all levels.
Cons: No course markings. - No distance markings, no direction markings.
(On day i played)
All holes threw 300' or longer.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course and "ambassador" to the sport for the surrounding community. The layout was in a slightly open park space. The only course sign mentioned that there were alternate pin positions. The course, at first was a bit tricky to figure out, but after playing once, (and with the help of a local player) it was quite easy to figure out. It's a compact course and i played quickly in 35-40 minutes.
On the day i played -
Holes can be played either BH or FH (i did both), but -
BH - All were very long lines that felt closer to 400' (or better) than 300'. The option was either a laser straight 325'+ line through a tiny window, some crazy almost 400' hyzer, or a "shoot through the trees and pray. " - Very technical, long and advanced as a BH course. I saw no extreme hyzer/hook holes. Long straight controlled discs (with turnover capacity) would have been best on the day i played. (SL, TL, Buzzz)
FH - I played with a local who threw FH and it was a lot easier. In fact, it almost seemed a bit too easy. The FH lines are open, long, but absolutely do-able. They also throw a lot shorter and feel more like 300'-350' shots. (A full array of FH shots was beneficial on the day i played - turnover, long & straight finish, hyzer/hook)
Be careful of wind - it will be there the day you play.
In short, this is a fun course and worth playing if you are in the area playing Diamond-X. It's a compact, fast layout that after the first round or 2, you will get it dialed in very quickly. Outside of errant shots off trees, i cant say that i needed a full arsenal of mids and/or approach. Most guys i saw, and played with only carried 2 drivers. (I carried 5). Very playable with a "traveler's bag" of 3 discs.
If you are in the area (or anywhere within 500' miles) Diamond-X in the same area is a must! This course is sufficient, but not necessarily worth a special trip. But if you are passing through, it's worth the 45 minutes (to play atleast one time around the 9).
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