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Pros: Lake Dillon Family course 12 Purple rimmed Innova baskets and concrete tees. All holes are par 3, and very reachable for the average skill level. Starts near the parking lot, unlike the main course.
The high desert landscape has some trees and a little scrub grass, it is hard to lose as disc on this one. Short holes with pretty open lines are suited for youngsters and entry level players. Most fairways are fairly straight forward, but there are some protected baskets and mild shot shaping that must be reckoned with. Just a bit of elevation change on some holes.
Cons: No tee signs, but spotting the target is never too hard. The path to the next tee is usually evident if you look for it. Worn trails will usually guide the way.
Short and simple, lacking any kind of memorable holes. If you're an experienced player this may be a nice way to warmup before playing the main 18, but you won't find much to truly test the skillset.
Other Thoughts: I played this one after the main course, just for the heck of it. It was a quick run through. I was only one down, but I missed a lot of birdie putts. Birds were holes 6 & 8, and I made bogey on the last hole.
If I was a local I might play here if I had a time crunch and wanted a fast round. It would be fun to see how low you can get on the scorecard. It is a pretty area close to the lake, and good to work on the short game.
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Mountain course for the whole fam
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Pros: - 12 well mounted DisCatcher targets with Purple bands all in good repair. Never played purple DisCatchers before, dig em.
- 12 appropriately sized concrete tee pads.
- Good use of the mild elevation. Not as much as I like for a course but pretty spot in for a beginner track. After the first couple holes, most have a noticeable change from tee to pin.
- Good use of trees to force lines and create guarded greens. Nothing crazy technical but again, for the intended audience, the designer nailed it. Players are required to use more than one throwing style to get their 2 looks.
- With the hole lengths between 90' and 230' the distances are solid for this skill level of course and more advanced golfers will get almost all ace runs.
- Absolutely gorgeous area. Set high in the Colorado mountains and near the Beautiful Lake Dillon, the views while playing are worth taking a moment to stop and let it all soak in.
- While the course is a 12-hole one way track, it ends right by the main courses hole 18 tee box. This allows players to complete their round with that hole as well as an additional local bonus hole with a natural tee framed with logs back to the practice basket instead of just a grudge back to the lot.
- Free to play.
Cons: - No tee signs or next hole signs. Navigation is pretty simple as established paths are obvious. But beginner courses should be as beginner friendly in as many ways as possible. Hole number and distances at a minimum would be a huge upgrade for noobs looking to get out and chuck here.
- Really not much challenge for the experienced golfer. Nice add on after playing the main course which is a hit a of a hike but as a stand alone, not something higher level player would go out of their way for.
- While it's a very pretty area, the course just doesn't have any Wow Factor other than the surrounding views. Just beginner level holes in a moderately wooded area with very mild elevation change and it all kind of blended together. Even beginner course deserve a signature hole or two.
- One way course. As noted above, you can connect right to the main hole 18 but that hole is certainly not designed for the skill level of this 12 hole track. We played it as it's a fun hole but I could see many newer players choosing to skip it and just walk back.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fine installation for a family friendly course. Easy to follow and holes not so difficult as to discourage newer players. More advanced golfers won't find much value outside of ace runs and stretching their legs as a warm up or cool down for/from the main Lake Dillon course which is a must play for this area. Newer players will enjoy a mix of modestly treed holes with non-overbearing elevation changes. Amazing views will surround you so it's hard not enjoy this nice little track. Hopefully some additional amenities such as tees signs get added, seems like too nice of a little course not to have them. Waffling a bit on the numerical rating but I'll say the goods outweigh any issues and the beautiful mountain area views give it the extra nudge up to 2.5.
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