Shaping up Great
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Killer course just a short drive out of town. Dogs can be off leash. A new lost and found box is an awesome addition. The tee-pads are looking great and they are HUGE!
There are some killer long holes. 2, 5, 8, 12, and 20. 12 is over 1000' playing up hill. It is the best 4 you will ever hit.
There are also some great ace runs on 3, 6, 11, and 15.
Great use of elevation on all the holes. Downhill holes make you feel like a boss and the uphill like a noodle-arm.
Cons: Brutal hot in the summer. I'd take discs out of my bag so I could pack way more water. Some of the trails up to elevated tee pads and on steeper sections of fairway are way sketchy. Be careful on 4, 7, 9, and especially 18.
The tee-pad for 18 is my only major gripe about the course. It is a terrible trail up to and away from the tee-pad. I also do not see how they are going to put one of the brick tee-pads (like the other holes) without doing some major excavation.
Other Thoughts: Watch your discs close and pick markers after your throw. The brush will eat discs. Watch white and off-white discs very carefully on holes 12, 13, 14, 15, and 18. There are a bunch of white round rocks around the fairways on these holes and white discs disappear when they land in those rocks. I know you will want to empty your bag on 20, but you must resist. Unless walking around for hours up and down the hill to find all of them sounds like fun to you.
Over-all a great addition to the Boise DG community.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: 1. Variety of elevation, there are a lot of uphill and downhill drives/putts, as well as some over the canyon drives that are really cool.
2. Long holes, this is a big arm course for now.
3. Great baskets
4. Great tee pads (as long as they all follow the example set by the first and only tee pad installed so far)
5. Excellent access from Boise. Bogus Basin is one of my favorite courses, but it is so far away that it makes for a full day trip. Ann Mo is also a great course but very flat and the hazards are treacherous, this is a close option that offers length, elevation, and the security of being able to find your disc.
6. Pet friendly (please pick up after your pet)
Cons: 1. Some blind shots, bring a buddy to spot and a lunch.
2. it is not finished yet (no signs, one tee pad, no distance measurements, no map...) short time issue though, the course will be finished in the next few months.
3. No trees, so elevation, distance and sagebrush are the only technical aspects
4. lack of amenities (think water, or other beverage access)
5. Some holes are way too long. #13 and #20 have to be at least 850 - 1000 foot holes, those are scary numbers.
Other Thoughts: Like I said this course is not complete yet, all of the tee's aren't in, distances are not set in stone, and tee placements are not finalized, so this is a preliminary review. My rating is based on what was there on the first and only day I played (so far, I will return shortly). I am stoked to see what this course has in store when it is complete. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is heading up the project so I expect big things (and an extended finish date). No matter what this course is going to be a great year round alternative to the Ann Morrison course that all Boise disc golfers know and love.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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