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Old 07-31-2019, 01:26 AM
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I’m headed to Missoula for a road trip, down from the north, with the family.
Any must play courses in the area?
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:16 PM
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Blue Mountain
Sky Ranch(about 35 minutes east on I 90)
Pattee Canyon
Spiritwood(about an 45-hour south)

Check out the Garden City Flyers FB group to get more info, local contacts, leagues, etc

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Old 07-31-2019, 02:55 PM
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Two things.

1. This thread would make more sense under "vacations & road trips" (https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...splay.php?f=29)

2. There's a chance I might be moving to Missoula for work, and honestly the disc golf scene looks like it might be a bit of a letdown. I like to play solo rounds, and everything I read says you shouldn't hike in the woods alone due to bears and cougars. Are the predators really that big of a deal near the disc golf courses? Also, I play a lot in the winter to stay active and keep the doldrums at bay, but it looks like most courses close once the snow falls.
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Two things.

1. This thread would make more sense under "vacations & road trips" (https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...splay.php?f=29)

2. There's a chance I might be moving to Missoula for work, and honestly the disc golf scene looks like it might be a bit of a letdown. I like to play solo rounds, and everything I read says you shouldn't hike in the woods alone due to bears and cougars. Are the predators really that big of a deal near the disc golf courses? Also, I play a lot in the winter to stay active and keep the doldrums at bay, but it looks like most courses close once the snow falls.
Blue is open year round, top rated course in the State and rightly so since Bohart closed. But if there’s snow/ice, it wouldn’t be particularly easy to navigate with the steep and somewhat rugged terrain where the course is located.

Pattee is seasonal for protecting the nature area it’s in. Haven’t played since the redesign a few years back but it’s a cool course that gets really busy due to limited timeframe.

Linda Vista is a 9 hole golf course that has opened up for an 18 hole Disc Golf Course during winters and become very popular. Originally used as the final day course for the Zoo Town Open, Montana’s premier event.

The local club is the best in the state, hands down so the league and tourney scene is great.

As far as not playing alone, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t. Depending on where you’re playing, bear spray may be an appropriate accessory. But there are weekly bear sightings and frequent moose sightings(much scarier, IMO)on my local course but it doesn’t deter anyone.

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Two things.

1. This thread would make more sense under "vacations & road trips" (https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...splay.php?f=29)

2. There's a chance I might be moving to Missoula for work, and honestly the disc golf scene looks like it might be a bit of a letdown. I like to play solo rounds, and everything I read says you shouldn't hike in the woods alone due to bears and cougars. Are the predators really that big of a deal near the disc golf courses? Also, I play a lot in the winter to stay active and keep the doldrums at bay, but it looks like most courses close once the snow falls.
That area has the largest concentration of black bears in the country.
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I cannot speak to the disc golf, but DO NOT miss the chance to spend a few days in Glacier National Park. It is one of the most special places I have ever been to. The hiking is spectacular.....heck, a drive down Going to the Sun road is spectacular.

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I cannot speak to the disc golf, but DO NOT miss the chance to spend a few days in Glacier National Park. It is one of the most special places I have ever been to. The hiking is spectacular.....heck, a drive down Going to the Sun road is spectacular.
To add to this, if you decide to make the drive up to Glacier, you'd be going from west to east on the Going to the Sun Rd, and it's the best way to see it for the first time. Worth every minute in the car...

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Going to the Sun IPA is worth a spin as well...

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That area has the largest concentration of black bears in the country.
And black bears aren’t exactly scary. Only time I was weary recently was from a juvenile griz sighting on my local, Bighorn Ridge in Big Sky.

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. . . Only time I was weary recently was from a juvenile griz sighting on my local, Bighorn Ridge in Big Sky.
Now you tell us . . .
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