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Colstrip, MT

Bruce Schaeffer Fields

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4 5
Experience: 25.1 years 1 played 1 reviews
4.50 star(s)

New Layout, great course! 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:Oct 14, 2021 Played the course:5+ times


All new designated tee boxes. All new signs and guide signs.

Hole 1
Super challenging but you can do well here. Keep it in the tight fairway or go huge and get it across the entire meadow. An elevated tee allows you to reach the pin in 1!

Hole 2
The shortest hole on the course, but it does play slightly uphill. Get over the first row of bushes and you are in the clear!

Hole 3
Dog leg LEFT...
There is option to keep from error on this hole as well. Keep it out of the row bushes on the right, cut the corner on the left, and you will have a great look at the pin.

Plays uphill, but is reachable if you cut the corner and use it to your advantage.

Hole 5
There is a wall of trees in this fairway. There is a route to go huge, but it is risky (even for the big arms!). Get past, or at least up to the row of trees, and you'll have a decent look at the pin.

Hole 6
Up the hill... down the hill OR GO AROUND IT!
You can also use the road on your left to your advantage.

Hole 7
Entire hole plays gradually uphill. It has a narrow fairway but forgiving.

Hole 8
The longest hole. Very scenic and has an elevated tee. The fairway seems like you are in a bowl, great feeling hole. Still challenging from the fairway to pin (most fairway shots are still blind to the pin).

Hole 9
Take a small hike from hole 8 to the TOP OF THE WORLD! Incredible hole...
Hugely elevated tee allows for some really fun flight to the basket. Take a look at the photos, better yet GO PLAY IT!
Betcha CAN'T throw just one disc...! ;-)

New layout has really changed this course and made it more challenging and enjoyable!


Love to have cemented or paved tee boxes (That's always a plus)

Other Thoughts:

This course has room to grow and more upgrades are in the works!

Tournaments will also start being held here in the Spring of 2022.
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Experience: 22.8 years 659 played 59 reviews
2.00 star(s)

Out of the way but surprisingly nice 2+ years

Reviewed: Updated: Played on:May 27, 2017 Played the course:once


- Nine permanent baskets, level in the ground, and all in good repair.
- Tee signs at each hole(5's was missing) with a course map on them.
- Varying terrain. Course plays through some manicured fields around a middle school and then through some rollings hills with pine trees and sandstone rocks.
- Well maintained area. The city does some good work mowing, even in the natural areas of holes 4-9.
- Excellent mix of hole lengths. Couple of putter/mid shots, some middle length holes, a couple of full throws as well as 2 holes that I'd consider "par 4" style holes as well(5 & 7).
- Navigation is pretty simple, especially with the course maps on the tee signs.
- Free to play.
- Not busy. I'd find it hard to imagine this course ever getting too busy. Colstrip is a pretty small town and it isn't on the way to or from anywhere.


- Tee boxes are just gravelly dirt patches that have, for the most part, become overgrown. The ground next to most of them is more suitable for teeing off.
- The course could have used more the natural area that holes 4-9 play around. There's some great elevation and a lot more trees that could have been included to make this a really cool 12+ hole course.
- Pretty big disconnect between 7 & 8 makes for a bit of a walk. If the above mentioned land was used for the course, it could easily flow without any long walks.
- With a handful of blind holes, tee signs showing the actual holes layout, not just the overall course map, would be helpful. Holes 4, 5, 7, 8, &, 9 would benefit from this change.
- Holes 1-3 play around and through a sports field & walking path as well as near a playground causing possible usage conflicts.
- Not a ton of line shaping required to score well or get off the tees.
- Pretty well out of the way unless you're in Colstrip.

Other Thoughts:

This is a very fun little spin and was a pleasent surprise as it added about an hour of driving in to our route to bag it. The city of Colstrip takes really good care of their parks which was why we kept in on the list. As mentioned above, the tee sign for 5 is missing. The tee is past 4's basket, the natural gravel tee is well dug out and points you straight up the little valley through the trees to a blind pin spot(one of the "par 4's). It's a farily obvious transition and the fairway for 5 is nicely mowed. There is a bathroom in the parking lot. Holes 1-3 play near a school so keep that in mind if you decide to make the trip. Those 3 starting holes are OK-Meh, but really, holes 5-9 make the course. Fun, fairly challenging, & well kept. If you have a chance, I'd encourage bagging this one. I'd be happy if this were the 9-holer in a small town I lived in and was happy we made the extra drive to add it to our bagging loop.
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2 4
Experience: 1 played 1 reviews
2.50 star(s)

March 16 2010 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Mar 16, 2010 Played the course:2-4 times


The par 5 holes are challenging. The course is not played often by locals.


The tees are deep chunky gravel and do not allow a good run up. The course could have taken more advantage of the natural features.

Other Thoughts:

This course would benefit from multiple tee/pin placements.
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