Vail, CO 
Adventure Ridge Share
Uploaded By: klay Hole #1 (Taken 8/2010)
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A Tale of Two Courses

1    7/20/2013   7/20/2013
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 124  Reviewed: 117  Exp: 6.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good use of the available land an obstacles to create some fun holes. The course features a good variety of holes. There are wooded tunnel shots, some more wide open shots and the holes never feel repetitive.
-Baskets are in good shape and catch well, even though they are only single-chained.
-The front nine is very easy to navigate.
-Hole 14 is a straight down shot down a really steep ski hill, and is a lot of fun to play. (With that said I'm glad there is only one hole like that or the course would have been a little repetitive).
-Several baskets are placed on side-hills, which could lead to roll-aways and leads to rewarding precise approach shots and putts.
-Front 9 is pretty beginner friendly and has several ace runs for more advanced players.
-Back nine is a little longer and little more heavily wooded.
-The course has a great amount of elevation change, as you would expect from a ski resort course.
-For a ski resort course, this was a pretty well groomed course. There wasn't a little of tall grass on the course.
Cons: -Each hole is only marked with the hole number and there is no layout of the hole (which would be nice, since you can't always see the basket from the tee-pad) or distance on the tee-sign.
-While the back nine does get a little longer, none of the holes on this course are super long, especially when you take into account the elevation changes. I only pulled out a driver on 3 or 4 holes.
-One concrete tee-pad, and the rest were dirt and badly rutted, with tree roots or rocks in them.
-There is a very long walk between the front nine and the back nine. If you don't have map or are following some who has played the course before, it can be really hard to find the back nine as there are no signs pointing to the back nine. It is also a long walk up-hill to get to the back nine. Make sure you pick up a map at the Adventure Ridge info center, before you start the course.
-$26 for a lift ticket to get up to the course.
-There is a bit of a walk back back to the Gondola from hole 18, but it is mostly downhill so it's not terrible, but worth mentioning.
-There are a lot of hikers on some of the holes (especially hole 18, which has a trail heading straight down the middle of the hole). Make sure to watch out for any hikers in the area before you throw.
-If you go on a weekend during the day, you will most likely have to wait in line to ride the Gondola up to the course.
Other Thoughts: Solid course, but it is not worth the $26 lift ticket.
This course feels like to distinct courses. The front nine is a littler shorter and more open, while the back nine gets a little more wooded and a little longer. Your Vail lift ticket also works at Beaver Creek on the same day it was purchased, so playing both the Vail and Beaver Creek courses in the same day makes the price a little more bearable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    6/29/2013   6/29/2013
Review By: bobmcnelly
Played: 75  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 4.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good variety of shots, lots of elevation change, lots of obstacle to play around. Most shots are between 250 and 350 so its a pretty good distance for most players.
Cons: -most tee pads are pretty bad, rutted dirt pads
-the back 9 is about a 5 minute walk from hole 9
-its $26 to ride the lift up
-could use some better signage between holes
-some tees its even hard to tell which direction your shooting.
Other Thoughts: Decent course but could use some changes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good. Lord.

2-4    5/10/2012   9/23/2012
Review By: xXiiConXx
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Awesome views
-Vail is such a great town
-Tons of elevation changes
-Lots of trees in some areas but nicely cleared fairways for long shots
-Friendly place, good atmosphere people are friendly on and off course
Cons: -Seasonal (mountains in colorado you're gonna get some snow)
-some of the holes are down the side of a ski run and if you over shoot the hole you can get stuck in some really thick wooded areas.
Other Thoughts: Overall I liked the course. It's a workout to play on its lots of hiking up and down. Most of the holes are on ski slopes so the elevation changes dramatically. Its a fun place to visit and if you're there I would stop by the course and play but I wouldn't really recommend going out of your way to play their

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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