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Other Thoughts: The disc golf course at Mt. Sunapee is one of a number of activities in our adventure park. The one last activity to add is downhill mountain biking. The only space available for a low level novice Mt. Bike trail was on hole #8. To keep this in a separate zone from disc golf it was necessary to relocate holes 8 & 9. Separate zones reduce the potential of conflicts from very different sports. We understand that the hole changes aren't ideal, but at this time they are the best we could do. One of the course designers has offered to look at the remaining space to see if there is a better option. The T-box for hole #1 was relocated to make space for the Mt. Bike trail head. Many of the amateur and recreational disc golf players had trouble with the length and shape of #8, even with the short T. The uphill of #9 was also a problem from a flow and fun perspective. Amateur and recreational players make up more than 90% of the ticketed play. We have kept the original hole configurations for tournaments and special events when Mt Biking would be unavailable on that space. Sunapeedg
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Chair Lifts and Discs, Oh My
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Pros: There is a short but fun ski chair lift to the top of the course. The course layout is really clean. The fairways and lanes are very intentional and well thought out. I had to use all of the shots I have to navigate the various bends and turns presented. There are two well maintained, level gravel pads for every hole. Most holes are fairly short. One 700 foot par three is extremely downhill. Lots of trees to kick you off the fairway but generally the trouble you get in isn't too jail like. There is a small sandwich shop and a soft serve stand at the base of the hill.
Cons: One punishing uphill hole. Not bad for an alpine course but still. A punisher. Perhaps not a real con.
I'm not sure there is a signiture hole. One that really stands out.
Other Thoughts: I will play this course again. The scenery is awesome. The variety of holes will keep me interested. The proximity to other excellent courses is reason to visit the area from afar.
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Best NH Mountain Course
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice, new course. Well designed with many memorable holes including one 700+ ft downhill par 3. Challenging. Seems to have improved a bit since last year. Chairlift ride to the top!
Cons: Gravel tee boxes. Somewhat rugged fairways on wooded holes. $8.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice course that was designed with the disc golfer in-mind. It's not just another adventure attraction at the mountain. In the years to come, I'd like to see better tee boxes, and even more holes. Don't forget to play pinnacle while your over there for a total of 36 holes by the same designer.
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Abundance of signage - you'll have to work hard to get lost.
Two tees per hole. The long tees are 6'x10', gravel within a wooden frame, surrounded on the outside by mulch. The short tees are 3' x 6', otherwise same construction as longs.
Clubhouse with food, discs, restroom, and practice basket, located near lift.
Nice view/scenery from atop the hill, especially in the autumn.
Single basket position.
$5 (which is cheaper than other ski courses I've played) to ride the lift to the top.
Most of the ski (mid-Atlantic) courses I've played to date have been similar - a very long/large grassy hill, with a few pockets/copses of trees to define the various ski runs, with the disc golf course playing down/across the slopes, occasionally playing into/out from the trees. The landscape here is more like a very long/large wood-populated hill, with a few ski runs cut through the trees. As a result, while about half the holes are "typical" ski course holes, the other half are completely contained within the trees - after teeing off on #10, you'll forget you're on a ski course until your disc exits the woods on #16!
Most holes require you to simply throw straight off the tee, with the lefts or rights typically being subtle and late. While, as expected, you lose some elevation on most holes, there are a couple of upslope ones, a few flat, and even a few trenches to throw over. No pinball nor super-tight openings to hit, but there are enough trees to deflect a shot that strays too far off course.
The average length from the longs is ~330', 195'(#3)/700'(#8) being the extremes. From the shorts, the average length is ~215', but if you discount the two long, downslope holes (8,17), the length for the others averages ~190'.
Favourite hole: #7. From the top edge of a 40' high ridge, your disc must exit the woods between two large hardwoods about 100' away, cross the ~100' wide open ski run, then re-enter another section of woods, needing to dodge scattered trees another ~100' to reach the basket.
Favourite hole: #8 is the long (700') bomber. Can you keep your disc from swinging too far to either side during its S-shaped run down the moderate but long slope - if you can, you may set a personal distance record. :-)
Very well done course, offering challenges to the advanced/intermediate player, while also providing an option for beginners.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
What a view
Pros: Chair lift ride to the top of South Peak
Most holes descend down
A few short tricky holes
It's clean easy to navigate from hole to hole
Mix of forehanded and backhanded holes
Cons: Once you're in the woods, it's tough to get out
Hole 8 is very easy to lose your discs on, and the segway tour goes through the fairway
Hole 9 head uphill, remember you're on a ski mountain
Other Thoughts: They have a pretty good selection of discs in the shop, and will order any you want.
The back 9 holes are going in now, should be finished before the end of sept.
The sunapee staff goes out multiple times a day in search of lost discs!
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