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A few good holes...

1    8/24/2012   8/26/2012
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 116  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 5.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good variety of distances
-Holes 14 through seventeen are heavily wooded, well designed and challenging holes
-Some of the holes have baskets guarded by trees (which make the wide open holes slightly more bearable)
-Decent elevation change on several of the holes
-The baskets are bright yellow on the top and easy to spot
-Each basket has a wood sign on it pointing toward the next hole (though a couple of the signs point in the wrong direction, the sign on the basket for 11 points in the exact wrong direction of the next tee)
-Several picnic tables and benches on the course
-Best holes: 12, 15, 16
Cons: -This course is extremely hard to navigate at points even with the signs pointing toward the next basket, without a map or a guide you will definitely spend sometime wandering around looking for the next tee-pad. The worst was from the basket for 11 to the next ee-pad, it took us almost 20 minutes to find the next tee-pad.
-Holes 5 through 11 are all straight wide open shots that very few to no obstacles at all on them and these holes get old and boring pretty quickly
-The baskets are pretty old and single-chained so there are skip outs at times
-The tee-pads are terrible they are either really rutted dirt teepads, or badly laid rubber tee-pads
-Very few of the holes have actual tee-signs on them and the couple holes that have tee-signs, the tee-signs seemed to be wrong. Most of the holes are marked by a rock that is painted yellow and has the hole number on it. Some of the paint was chipping off the rocks (The rock for hole 14 had the paint almost all chipped off and it was almost impossible to tell there was suppose to be a tee-pad there). It is also hard to see the rocks sitting on the ground when looking for the next tee-pad, which is part of the reason why navigation is so hard on this course.
-Holes 14-17 have very heavy rough on them that could easily lead to lost discs
-Hole 1 and hole 13 either throw straight over a parking lot or very close to a parking lot. Hole 4 through straight over a bench that is about 10 feet in front of the tee-pad. So there are a few safety issues on this course
Other Thoughts: Overall, holes 12 and 14-17 are interesting fun holes but the rest of the course is not very exciting. Don't go out of your way to play this course but it isn't that far off I-70 so if you need a break while traveling, this course may feel the disc golf itch.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    5/14/2012   5/14/2012
Review By: bobmcnelly
Played: 59  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 3.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pretty easy to find your way around the front 9. Theres some fun tree shots and some good long distance wide open shots.
Cons: The back 9 gets kind of confusing and there some holes that play around a parking lot and it dosent really feel like real disc golf.
Other Thoughts: Its a good course thats worth playing if your in the eagle area.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Eagle has improved Summer of 2011

5+    9/19/2011   9/19/2011
Review By: disc50
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first 9 are the easiest and you should work on a low score. The back 9 are difficult with trees, hills, water coming into play. Beautiful views of the mountains, river, etc. County government willing to listen to suggestions (see below to give feedback).
Cons: Easy to lose a disc on back 9. Somewhat tough to navigate, but so much better since volunteers painted tee box rocks yellow with black hole numbers and all basket numbers correspond to tee box numbers.
Other Thoughts: Contact the local Eagle County Commissioners at 970 328-8605 to talk about your interest in having the course updated, clearly marked with road signs, put into tourist information brochures because it would bring people to Eagle. They are thinking about doing this but need a push.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/31/2011   4/4/2011
Review By: Jonnysweetness
Played: 13  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.4 Years
Pros: Great Parking.....
The first course to open in the Vail Valley due to lack of snow.
Great Baskets
Cons: Tee boxes need serious work. There aren't very many tees actually marked other than what I thought was the tee box.
Many holes were very VERY short. No technical skills needed on most holes. Either they were too short to use anything over a buzzz putter, or were just a straight shot with no hyzer or anhyzer required.
The wind was terrible, but there is nothing anyone can really "do" about that.

After basket #11 I had no idea where to go. The couse is not laid out very well. After 11 I walked down a path and saw no tee, no dirt area or anything of the sorts, then i eventually found a parking lot with 4 baskets scattered around the perimeter (spell check). I looked for what I thought was a place to throw but didn't know which basket to aim for. Basket 17 was the best hole on the course, easy, but still needed to place a shot on a slight hyer angle to a basket heavily guarded by trees. No tee on 18, but another straight shot with a buzzz.
Other Thoughts: The course needs work. Has potential, but slim at this point.

  

5+    1/28/2011   1/29/2011
Review By: DiscLovin
Played: 85  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 7.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Front nine can make or break your game. This side has a few mixed technical tree shots and huge bomb holes in between. The tee pads are fine whether they still have their mats or is dirt. This is a great course to work on power shots and really see what you can do. The back nine, once you figure it out, is sick. There are a couple layouts that can be used for it to make things interesting. The original one of course, sends a lot of people packing. Never super busy, always a good place to come practice that shot w/o everyone and their mom watch you mess up.
Cons: The course can be muddy at times, windy some, ok a lot of the time. Spring golf is a task since there is such a prolonged wind season in the valley. The tall grass throughout the course makes it super hard to find your disc again, especially on 6 & 7. Just the hardest part that people find is just figuring out the back nine, thats it. There will usually be someone there to help you out. And don't think this is a cakewalk course, the front and the back are very different and each have challenging aspects.
Other Thoughts: Great place to learn how to play, great summer weather, plenty of different scenarios to make you think. Its not an easy course no matter what people think. There are giant holes that take a big man to birdie them and tight wooded holes that will eat your disc alive. But this course is great for everything, check it out and also Glenwood, New Castle, and the Beaver Creek courses when the snow's gone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Work in Progress

1    9/16/2010   9/20/2010
Review By: wentzl
Played: 40  Reviewed: 12
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful mountain scenery on property near the river.
Cons: The baskets are numbered but there is no correspondence to the where they are on the course. Very difficult to figure out how the course plays. Gopher holes will hurt you if you aren't careful.
Other Thoughts: Whoever was responsible for putting these baskets around the fairground obviously had an idea, but it is far from being realized. A little signage, some work on the tee pads and a map would make a world of difference. Right now just go throw radomly and have fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Needs lots of help!!!

1    5/7/2010   5/16/2010
Review By: volklgirl
Played: 67  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 5.9 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: *** REVIEW BASED ON FRONT 7 ONLY, See CONS for explaination!! ***

Ummmmm....
Thinking, thinking, thinking.....

Holes 1-4 have very interesting basket placement utilizing hills, dips, drainage ditches, and plenty of trees.

The only tee signs and tee mats we encountered were nicely done.

There's lots of changes in hole distance on the front 9 keeping interest level high.

The prairie dogs are CUTE. Awwww...
Cons: Based only on the first 8 holes I'd have to say this property is not the best place for a DG course at this time. The first 4 holes of the current course layout cross the parking lot, driveway, and multi-use trail at least once (and sometimes multiple times) on every hole. In addition, the weekend we were there, the rest of the course was covered with horses, riders, and huge truck/trailer combos making it completely unplayable. According to locals, this is a regular occurrence throughout the summer.

Much of the course is in low lying areas so spongy fairways, slippery, muddy tee pads, and holes completely underwater are not unusual.

The tee pads are a mix of dry, rocky dirt marked with orange spray painted corners (some at 90 degrees to the intended direction of travel), slippery clay marked with cones, and rubber mats with actual tee markers.

There seems to be no current map of the course and it appears the layout of the front 9 has changed a couple of times, so navigation is confusing and frustrating. In addition, many of the basket rings have been repainted a few times and several currently sport 2 and sometimes 3 different hole numbers on them, making navigation even more of an issue.

This property is inundated by prairie dogs so the entire course is covered with deep holes that make footing treacherous and sprained ankles a very real possibility.
Other Thoughts: Based on the front 9 only, I'd have to say this course needs a redesign and some serious TLC to make this course worth playing.

Truly, given the quality of the other courses in the area, I'd have to say go elsewhere. Choose Frisco Peninsula Rec Area for the scenery and tons of fun; Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs for big distances and plenty of variety; and Beaver Ranch in Conifer for just plain awesomeness. I'm told Beaver Creek's course is really nice, too, but it wasn't open this early in the season.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fairgrounds has potential, but...

5+    4/15/2010   5/10/2010
Review By: tele-mon
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good for early season practice in the high country, when other nearby courses are still buried in snow. Lots of big open spaces to huck as hard as you can. Hole 3 basket is near hole 1 tee for putting practice. The back nine is more interesting, with the Eagle River ready to swallow your discs in several spots. Large horse facility has bathrooms nearby. Plenty of parking.
Cons: Often very windy, especially the front 9. Several holes are just downright boring (#6, #7?) - a basket in the middle of a big flat field. Easy to throw your arm out on the monster drives. Some thick brush on the back 9 can also swallow discs. A gravel pit operation has consumed many features that made this course more fun over the years, and can kick up quite a bit of dust.
Other Thoughts: This course has potential. At one time it did have lots of elevation to play off, but that has all been flattened by the gravel pit, which also destroyed the wind breaks. Expansion of the fairgrounds rodeo has put a parking lot in the fairways of holes 1, 11 and 12. Hole 12 should be moved all together at this point. Hole 13 is a downhill with the Eagle River directly behind the pin, and has taken a half-dozen of my discs (be careful during high water!). It might be easier to play the back nine first to warm up your arm before the epic distances on the front nine (again, once upon a time most of the tees were elevated). The tee for hole 2 is difficult to determine now the gravel pit has expanded - we play off the road above #1 for a long downhill. This course needs some love, and a new re-design would make it fun again. I don't recommend playing in mid-summer unless the fields get mowed, or you're in for a long day of searching... Play Vail Mtn, Beaver Creek, or Leadville if you have a choice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Local course

5+    6/17/2009   9/3/2009
Review By: tmigchel
Played: 105  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/10/2009
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety of shots (long fields and heavy woods) - never more than one other group on the course - river keeps everything green and very scenic - you find a lot of discs if you know the course
Cons: Overgrown at times, holes change based on construction, and I don't know if its a pro or con but during rodeos many holes have horses and trailers in the fairways (makes it kinda interesting)
Other Thoughts: This course should not be attempted unless playing with someone who knows it. Holes are unmarked and unclear. All baskets are here, you just have to know where they are. Even the map probably won't help you as most maps are of the old layout, which is very different now. ***Holes 3-7 changed since the attached map was made, they are in kind of the same spots, but different - there is no longer a red barn***

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not that bad...

5+    8/18/2009   8/18/2009
Review By: ECityRoller
Played: 35  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.4 Years
This review was updated on 3/7/2010
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Long open shots, Challenging wooded shots, Vast majority.
Cons: The only cons that i could possible see is the tee box on 2 and hole 16. 2 is a little messed up now because of construction and 16 snatches up your disc unless you can put your disc up and over a forest.
Other Thoughts: There is no missing baskets or tee boxes, and webster doesnt know what pro's and con's are so idk how much of his you can take as valid... And if you cant figure out where the holes go to then get a map, which isnt that hard. No its not as good as Glenwood or Beaver Creek which are 45 min. away but it is still fun.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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