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Pros: - Nice concrete tees on every tee box. Some of them are not huge, but they are on holes that don't require a run up.
- Brand new Mach X baskets on all 18 holes.
- Great mixture of hole distances, from short enough that anyone has the chance of ace-ing it (hole 17 at 135', a great CTP hole), to 3 par 4's.
- Nicely mixed between wide open, to tightly wooded.
- The hills there are used well to provide some fun holes, both uphill and downhill.
- Hole 4 plays along a beautiful creek, providing both a beautiful hole and a challenging one as well.
- The Salmon River runs along next to the last few holes of the back half.
- Awesome owners as well as locals.
- This course is in the middle of nowhere. Like no cell phone, no internet, driving for hours to get there type of nowhere. Some people may see this as a con, but I see it as a pro. I don't go on disc golf vacations to be in contact with the rest of the world.
- They water the front half of the course with sprinklers so it is nice and green
- Wildlife everywhere! From wild horses that you might wake up to outside of your tent to deer so tame you could walk right up to them. We saw salmon in the river, I also found a baby lamprey in the sand, and saw a rattlesnake swim across the river. There were butterflies swarming around in places and huge birds flying overhead.
- They built a bar in between the front and back 9 holes, which is quite necessary for finding some cool refreshment on a hot day in the hills.
- Benches on most if not all holes, including one that is a beautiful stone bench on hole 10
- There are stone pathways built along holes by the locals that would take most courses years to build, they did it in months.
- Camping onsite, with cabins that are going to be available to rent out as well.
- Signs right when you get into town that say disc golf above "food lodging gas"
- Brand new gas station onsite. I think it was so new when I was there, that they hadn't even gotten their first truck of gas.
Cons: - Most of the holes favor righties. There are a few holes that are lefty favorable, but on a lot you need a righty backhand or a lefty sidearm.
- The road out there is a one lane two way road with cliffs going up on one side and down on the other for part of it. There are also a lot of rocks along the road, so take your time and watch what you are doing.
- It's also a long drive from anywhere, so don't expect it to be a day trip. Though this isn't really much of a con.
- No permanent tee signs... yet
- A slight walk along the road between holes 9 and 10.
- The course isn't extremely challenging, but as Monkey put it to me, he built the course so the locals had somewhere to play and most of the locals are beginners.
Other Thoughts: Hard to believe that this course was a "dump" of sorts just a few short years ago. Monkey and his wife Allegra, as well as all of the locals out there, have done an awesome job of clearing out the junk and tuning this place into a disc golf destination. The course itself was built in only a few short months including concrete tees, Mach X baskets, and crazy rock paths that would take most courses years to build. They also built the bar in that time, and let me say, it is awesome. If you are making a trip out there stay a night, camp there onsite, and make sure to have some drinks at the bar to help support the awesome owners. I think they were also going to have discs for sale in the bar. The course itself isn't super challenging, but it wasn't intended to be, it was intended to get more of the locals into playing disc golf. The course itself is beautiful. The front half is moderately wooded and grassy; it almost looks like a park. The back half looks like it was once a farm, but it's a little more dry and open. The last 4 or 5 holes also play along the Salmon River, with opportunities to duck off the course and take a dip in the river. Many of the holes are birdie opportunities for better players, but nothing is too much of a gimme. Hole 17 is the shortest hole on the course at 135', but it shoots from one mound to another and if you overshot it, you could very easily end up getting a 3 or more. There were also 3 par 4's on the course which helped keep it from feeling too short. There was more wildlife on the course than any other course I think I've ever played. I woke up one morning to wild horses all around my bed. There were eagles, deer, fish, snakes, rabbits, foxes, I even saw my first lamprey. It's an amazingly quiet course, even with the "main road" running right through the middle of it. You don't have to listen to any city noise while you are out here. No cell phones, no honking, none of that junk.
I personally can't wait for my next trip out there.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Majestic New Course
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Pros: Amazing beautiful challenging course just put in with new DGA MACH x baskets, Professional concrete tee pads nestled in the trinity alps Siskiyou mountains Right along the Salmon River- lots of birdie holes and some long bomb par 4 holes beautiful Rock path ways incredibly scenic quiet - brand new saloon that hole nine drops into so one can refresh with a coldy then head off to the back nine along the river
Cons: Its a Drive be prepared to spend the day
Other Thoughts: The Legendary Course Designer Tom Schot Designed this course, its layout is awsome
oh and the wild horses are in Play
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