Palisade, CO 
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Uploaded By: bazillion Hole #3 (Taken 9/2012)
3 / 381ft. Par / Distance:
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Hardest course in the Grand Junction Area

2-4    2/10/2018   2/10/2018
Review By: noexit33
Played: 26  Reviewed: 7
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice, big, level concrete tee pads in Pro position. Am pads are a little smaller but that they have them at all is pretty cool
- Good signage. Every pro tee pad had a sign showing distance and basket positions and next tee. Also a course map at the beginning. Made for pretty easy navigation first time playing.
- Good parking area w/ restrooms (none on course) and a couple practice baskets right by the parking.
- Mix of wide open bombers and some pretty technical tunnel/wooded shots that require a specific throw.
- Mandos make play more interesting.
- Benches by almost every hole
- Multiple tee and pin placements.
- Mostly fair fairways w/ a good landing zone (though can be punishing if you miss your line)
Cons: - A lot of dog and foot traffic, especially on the back nine, from folks who are often oblivious. Imagine it gets especially bad on weekends.
- No elevation change (topography really doesn't allow)
- Some holes are just wide open 400-600' shots that aren't very interesting.
- If you do get off the fairways into the bog/muck/cat-tails, it can be very challenging to find your disc.
Other Thoughts: Have kind of been avoiding this course for whatever reason but went out and played it today and had a great time. A good number of interesting holes that I think will really help my overall game so will be back to play more often. This one is a similar quality to the other courses in the area (Watson Island, Fruita, Matchett park), but I think is the most difficult due to the distance. A big arm is definitely helpful on this course though all holes are par-able without it.

Biggest issue was pedestrians and dogs. Had one dog come out of nowhere to pick up my drive and the owner didn't really even react.

I know this course is pretty well maintained year round due to an active local disc golf club, but I really enjoyed playing it in the winter due to the fact that a lot of the foliage had died off making the rough a little more forgiving and the lines a little cleaner.

A previous reviewer mentioned some holes being taken out but they are definitely all currently there. Online map accurate for 1-9. 14-18, but 10-13 have been changed, though with pretty intuitive flow. Keep going past 13's basket for 200 yards on path to get to the tee pad for 14. Next tee also listed on tee-signs.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Long holes, be careful of over shooting into water

1    1/16/2017   1/16/2017
Review By: travelsurflive
Played: 28  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 1.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
- nice tee pads, lots of area, beautiful scenery
- good mix of both lefty and righty favored holes
- Fun and challenging basket positions
- Easy to find
- Dog friendly
- Lots of trash cans and bench's
Cons: - somehow missed a hole or two in the back of the course
- Back 9 can get busy with people walking the paths
- Water hazards on quite few holes if overshot
- Few holes with really tricky mando's
Other Thoughts: Overall fun course with long holes which are nice to just huck it. Great weather and nobody on the course.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

1    9/5/2016   9/5/2016
Review By: Unlimited
Played: 9  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 6.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mix of technical and long arm holes
Very dog friendly(no leash laws)
Great Views
Multiple tee pads (in some spots) for advanced and begginners
Plenty of trash cans and clean course
Cons: Disjointed on back half (holes taken out due to pedestrians getting hit)
Some smelling murky water in play close to some baskets (summer only)
Lots of clueless pedestrian traffic in areas

Other Thoughts: Great place to have a relaxing round, holes with heavy traffic have benches and shade. Be prepared to relax a bit during prime park times on weekends.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Pretty course on the Colorado River

1    8/11/2016   8/17/2016
Review By: ricklev
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Plenty of parking
-Nice grass on some holes and pretty scenery
-Smells like nature
-Some narrow fairways, if you like that kind of thing
-Colorado River -- Cool!
Cons: -Signage could be better
-In summer, mosquitoes have short season near the river. One dive bombed me, even though I had deet on. Carry "After Bite" or some other after bite stuff.
-Can be very hot in summer
Other Thoughts: I only had time to play 4 holes, but if I lived here I would play often. The course was a challenge for an intermediate senior player like myself, so I would enjoy getting better here. It's awesome to be able to play on the Colorado River.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun city park course.

1    3/20/2016   4/3/2016
Review By: Mbrad43
Played: 29  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great tunnel shots 3-7. Decently maintained. Lots of green. (Not typical of the area.) Stretch the arm out on 8-10.
Cons: Holes 11-13 do NOT flow. Could have better next tee signage and better use of available land. Holes 16-18 unplayable during a sunny weekend day due to oblivious dog owners and foot traffic on the walking path. This one dude had six dogs running loose and no one gave a sh$! about me trying to tee. I'm not into hitting people with discs or having a dog put some holes in my plastic.
Other Thoughts: Need to educate people in the Palisade area of the dual usage nature of the park. Many folks I've encountered had no idea what the baskets were for. It's a beautiful park that could be a great place to golf.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice course except...

2-4    9/4/2015   9/10/2015
Review By: tkconlon
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. Pretty flat.
2. two tees on many holes - makes it more fun for us lesser experienced players
3. Photos at each tee showing where the basket is.
4. Tees and baskets labeled
Cons: 1. Could not find #11 and #13 baskets and #12 tee (twice)
2. Pretty flat.
3. Beginner tees could use some signage.
4. Photos at tee could be better, especially #8.
5. Signs at tees could indicate distance to basket.
Other Thoughts: Need to locate baskets #11 and 13.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 def worth playing

1    8/21/2015   8/21/2015
Review By: adazm
Played: 33  Reviewed: 32
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: very intuitive layout.
lots of water without danger of losing discs.
great tree hazards.
really cool course
Cons: more horses on course than i would like.
no elevation change.
high grass off fairway.
Other Thoughts: needs some T&L, but otherwise ha all the right elements!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 One of the better courses in the Grand Junction area.

2-4    8/7/2015   8/7/2015
Review By: HammerThrow
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 12.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Lots of different challenges for both beginners and advanced players.
-Some holes have tees for kids.
-Beautiful scenery.
-Benches or picnic tables at almost every tee.
-Tees and baskets are in pretty good condition.
-Lots of parking
Cons: -Could use updated signs. A lot of them are faded, incorrect, or in need of repair. It would also be nice if the signs pointed to the next hole.
-Hard to find some tees and baskets (Mostly holes 11 through 13)
-Sometimes have to deal with people passing through the park on holes 15-18. Most people seem to be oblivious that disc golfers are trying to play.
-Lots of bugs in the late afternoon/evening. I'd suggest bringing bug spray.
-Some trash scattered around the course. Could use a couple extra trash cans scattered through the course.
Other Thoughts: This course would be a lot better if it was more complete. The confusion on holes 11 to 13 leave a bit to be desired as I feel like I'm never playing a full game. Also just updating the signs at the holes would be a gigantic improvement. Other than that this is probably one of the better if not the best course in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/12/2014   3/6/2014
Review By: Moabrider
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.5 Years
This review was updated on 7/13/2014
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good course to practice long distance throws. Not alot of obstacles between teepads and baskets. Pro pads and beginner pads at some holes.Throws through the cottonwoods can be a challenge on windy days.Most of the baskets are clearly marked with numbers. Holes 14-18 located in a flatter' old park' area with giant cottonwoods offers well-established grassy area. Throws are directed around the trees by mandatory signage and are very well marked. Rest of course is less manicured, bordered by Colorado River, Book Cliffs and open space. Dogs so far have been well behaved!
Cons: Incomplete course, still under construction. Some confusion at holes 11, 12, 13?Looking forward to completion of this course! Signage is in need of repair.
Other Thoughts: Space is large, open and shared by rafters, boaters, joggers, dog walkers, family picnic people, and disc golfers. Restrooms available. Great place to hang out for the day.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 good course

1    11/4/2013   11/4/2013
Review By: dust4tears
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park

Plenty of shots required

Very challenging

If played with the mandos (poorly marked) it add a lil' to it

Cons: This is my most played course and yet I loose discs a lot

No bathrooms

Nothing really telling you OB, Mandos... like the sidewalk on the back side

Dogs running up to you off the leash. (There are leash laws)

Can get busy with Dgers and other park activities
Other Thoughts: Overall I love this course and is where I am learning to play. So, it will always have a special place with me so it is biased.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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