Pros: This course is different from most courses you play. I did this course without the map and was only off on two holes. The tees are easy to find and most of them are close to the basket. If this was a busy course it could be a problem, but there is a good chance you will be the only one out there. It is very peaceful and quiet. There are a variety of distances and obstacles to keep you on your toes.
Cons: Have to walk around barbed wire fence.
They could definitely use maintenance with the tall grass.
There is no clear path to walk through the tall grass on some holes. A couple holes you had to walk through knee high grass to get to your disc.
Dirt tee pads. Some have some rocks you need to be aware of.
Rough on your disc.
Not all the tee pads face the basket. I don't know why you need to make it a dogleg without trees.
Other Thoughts: If you can't throw 250-300 feet you will be frustrated finding your disc on some holes. You have to throw over tall grass and brush before you hit the clearing. I gave this a 3.5 instead of a 3 because of how unique it is compared to other courses.
Red canyon clay
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Pros: Below are the pros I encountered while playing this course:
1. When you arrive at the inn and restuarant there is plenty of parking and a bathroom on hand to use before traversing the course.
2. The restuarant has very good pizza I recommend and other activities like darts, horseshoe pit and more for families or anyone not playing the disc golf course.
3. All the baskets on the course were fine with no missing chains or heavy slanted angles. All positioned fine.
4. Tees were marked with painted slabs of rock, some were faded but still able to spot and identify.
5. The course had a lot of elevation changes.
6. Course has great views of the national park, mountain ranges, canyons, piņon pines, and red clay peaks. Very unique setting.
7. Course wasn't right arm or left arm dominate. You really get a sense it was built to be played either way equally.
8. Maps and scorecards are available at the bar.
9. On the blind holes there were markers on the fairway to let to know where to throw to and aim for. This made the few blind holes easier to play without having to walk ahead and recon the hole.
10. Course flows pretty smoothly with no long walks between holes.
11. Course plays 9 holes out and then turns back for home. Course ends right where you start at the restaurant.
12. 2/3's of the holes play in the canyon setting, while the other 6 flirt with the piņon pine.
13. There were benches spread out on the course to rest and relax.
14. Lots of photo opportunities on the course.
15. Course has a few signature holes to remember.
16. Weather was cool with the elevation around 5500-6000 feet up.
17. Free to play!
18. Disc turn in at the bar/restaurant.
19. Practice basket right next to bar for fun and putting contests.
20. Course never has a lot of traffic. It's all yours when you show up.
Cons: Below are my cons on the course
1. The teepads are natural and not all are level and some leave little room to generate a full run up to reach the longer holes.
2. The lightning baskets aren't the best to play on and feel more like a practice basket.
3. First timers could have trouble locating the pads, especially if they don't have a map.
4. Course feels more geared towards the seasoned disc golfer and not a beginner.
5. Course is way off the grid and requires a long drive to get to.
6. Very little trees and shade on course for the hotter months.
7. No bathrooms on course.
8. No water on course.
9. Pack your own trash out, no trash cans.
10. A few holes use the same baskets towards the end of the round.
11. In the winter months it gets snow and muddy in the late winter months.
12. Very easy to throw long OB into the road over hole 1.
13. Some of the trails aren't beat in enough and can be tricky when crossing the creek during the round.
14. All the shops in the town close early during the offseason.
15. There isn't a local club here so the course doesn't get enough course maintenance which it needs. Just a few days of maintenance could bump my rating up to a four. This course was a 4, but with signs fading and markers going to waste. It has been down graded. Course needs some love.
Other Thoughts: This course is a long way away from the other 30 listed courses in the state and more of an added attraction when visiting the areas state parks or lake or mountain ranges or rivers. I really recommend the pesto pizza at the restaurant. Local beer is the way to go. Bring a good pair of hiking shoes and be ready to have your plastic covered in the red clay dust by rounds end. This course was a perfect ending to a good 5 day disc golf trip threw a few states. I recommend playing this course in the summer when other courses near by( or closer) are open and allow you to play at least two different courses in a day.
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Pros: This course offers a wide variety of shots. From long bombs for the big arms, to finesse shots where an errant throw sends you down into the ravine. A lot of elevation change make it fun and technical. Hole # 9 is my favorite, shooting across a ravine to an elevated basket, There are some very tough blind shots also, but the scorecards from "the Patio" make it very easy to navigate.
Cons: Cement tee pads would be nice. Can be muddy after even a light rain. And using the same basket for a couple of holes is kind of a negative. The rocks will chew up your cheaper plastic.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is great, definately one of my favorites. It is well worth the travel to get here, and alot of great scenery.
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