one of the best kept secrets of the west
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Pros: the land this course is on gets a 5 star ,this is that beautiful post card quality course ,hole 3 basket is got a mountain vista view . this also is a mountain course i find forgivable because the elevation is not so high above sea level that your TL acts like a overstable firebird . discs still behave pretty stable up here but not extreme . lots of great up n down shots ,hole 7 is a really mean uphill .everyone loves the hole4 and 10 downhill shots .13 is the crazy one .13 looks like you are throwing down into a forest but once you walk down the hill it opens under the canopy well and you can find your disc [really cool hole] Its also a course that will give you a workout walking around and playing takes some skill. Must be mentally prepared ,Hole 2 I once hit the basket rim on my drive to only roll 250 down the mountain .
Cons: vandalism is such a issue that the course signs ended up being rebar n metal signs .broken glass everywhere ,[not discgolfers but general population types of the area that go mudding/4 wheeling n such ] place is just up the hill from the south end of town .
Other Thoughts: easy one to stop n hit wile passing threw on 90 to break up the travel .hidden gem status that may just make your trip. Also amazing design for a 25 year old course
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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well marked and really fun!
Pros: Long holes, well marked, nice tee pads, good baskets. All and all great course spread out with no traffic even though we were here in January.
Cons: Really icy paths in the winter, last few holes little hard to find.
Other Thoughts: Would definitely like to play again in the summer!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Great mix of uphill, downhill, technical and easy shots on both blue and white tees.
Beautiful backdrops on most holes.
Can be a very strenuous course if you are playing quickly or generally out of shape.
Mid day during the week is a great time to play.
Cons: The wind can be your greatest obstacle some days and you don't even know it. The tee box is shrouded by the wind but as soon as you release the disc and pass the wind break you can see your disc get flipped.
A lot of folks in large groups taking their time on this course, lagging to smoke, drink or gab in general. Most of the trash on this course is a by product of said actives.
Dogs are all over this course with their waste quite evident.
This course will chew up baseline plastic.
Holes 1, 3 and 13 can get quite backed up. A lot of folks park up top and jump in on 3 and 13.
Other Thoughts: I played this course at least 25+ times while i was in town on business. If I was still there I would try to play everyday. I had some good days with some bad ones, each teaching a lot about the game.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A tough, tough course, but fun and memorable
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Pros: This is an excellent course, but it's a toughy! Beautiful scenery - mountain course
Some very LONG downhill holes.
Favors the powerful and accurate player, all others feel dread.
Be ready for a professional-level course challenge.
Cons: I strongly recommend that you play this course with a local if at all possible. If not, be ready to get lost and lose LOTS of discs.
Multiple tees are blind and make it easier to lose discs.
Lots of undergrowth make it easy to lose discs.
Lots of players bring large dogs with them, sometimes more than one...this can make some people feel quite uncomfortable, but taking a dog along is a Montana "thing" so just be ready for it.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course I ever played, I didn't really know the game at the time, and I had an extremely frustrating experience.
This was the first course I ever played. That was about 8 years ago. I just had a chance to play again and had a much better experience though even as a seasoned player I still shot 20+ shots over course par.
With the experience that I now have, I know this is a fantastic course.
This is NOT a course for beginners. Ramp up to Blue Mountain.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
A must play
Pros: Scenery is first rate!! Very nice layout with all kinds of shots...love the #4 and #10 hole. Very long downhill shot that you can watch your disc soar forever!! Very challenging with lots of hills for a great hike. Will definately play this course again!
Cons: Dirt tees which were slightly muddy after rain the night before. Need a map if playing for the first time due to vandalism of the markers. Concrete or solid tee boxes and repair the marker and my rating would be a 5+
Other Thoughts: A must play if you are even close to this course. Played on a Monday morning/afternoon and there were a few groups playing...might be busy on the weekend or evenings. I played back to back rounds and it was definately a workout so be prepared.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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One of the Best
Pros: Has everything but water. Tight shots, open shots, uphill, down hill... super sick course!
Cons: Dirt tee pads sometimes muddy, caution. parking at the 1st or second parking lot is recommended, do not park on the road, you might get a ticket.
Other Thoughts: US National Forest Land, keep it clean. Please pack out what you pack in... i.e. beer cans and pop bottles
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Don't miss it if you are in the area
Pros: Million dollar views of the Missoula Valley and some long way down the hill shots. Truly an experience to play. Long and challenging.
Cons: Can be very crowded on nice spring days. Bring water.
Other Thoughts: Fire danger in July & August (usually) and icy slippery pins in February
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great Course, don't miss it!
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Pros: Great variety of holes from bombers that go on forever to technical tree-lined testers. Very few generic holes. Wonderful views from many tee boxes. Excellent aerobic workout if you want it to be. At least a couple of signature holes - #4 & #10 stick in your memory with their huge downhill tosses that you can see all the way to the basket (or gully in the case of #4).
Cons: Hole #1 is in a weird location compared to most commonly used parking area, many locals start at #10, #12, or #13. Lung busting climbs if you aren't used to exercise at altitude. Several holes (#2, #3, #9, #13) are disc eaters, use spotters if possible.
Other Thoughts: A great course, but if you are just visiting, find a local to help you find your way and spot for long, blind, downhill shots and possible rollaway discs. This course gets a lot of play, so finding a friendly local is easy.
All 18 holes have rubber tee pads and there are two tee locations on 16 of the 18 holes. White tees are generally shorter and often avoid early hazards, while blue tees are more challenging.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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