Victor, MT 
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Uploaded By: humchris85 Hole #13 (Taken 5/2013)
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Unique and Fun Course!

1    6/10/2016   6/15/2016
Review By: ThrowBot
Played: 64  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
+Makes good use out of the available elevation changes
+Tests a variety of shots and lines with moderate to heavy trees on every hole
+Good use of mandos to improve safety and flow of course. Mandos and water carries have clearly marked drop zones.
+Good mix of hole distance, from short ace runs to legit par 4's
+Beautiful scenery all around, and lots of nice mature pines on the course
+Lots of benches, garbage cans, and other amenities at many tee locations make it easy to get around all 22 holes.
-Some holes are just too tightly treed with no discernible fairway.
-Difficult to navigate for a first time player. Tee signs are helpful but it's still tough to see the targets on a few of the longer holes.
-Teepads are a work in progress; some sketchy footing off the boxes
Other Thoughts:
This course is a blast to play! It's well worth the drive & nominal donation. Aside from the challenging and diverse course layout, there is also a unique flavor to the property and course that is tough to describe.

The targets are a mixed bag. Some old hand-made wooden baskets, some bushel baskets, some commercial baskets hanging from trees...a little bit of everything. I didn't mind this aspect since everyone plays the same targets, and it definitely adds to the character of the course.

A lot of the old targets are still hanging around the course. A variety of tones are scattered near the 1st tee and they are perfect for putting practice. There are also some non-traditional targets (a cherry bucket, a tailgate) scattered throughout.

I played during the spring melt-off so there were a variety of water hazards in play. This adds another dimension to a course that's already dynamic in many ways! Some of the creeks are small (only a few feet across) which doesn't really create a "fair" hazard, but this can be mitigated in many cases by playing across the water as OB.
Some of the smaller creeks run pretty fast, so if your disc goes in you might have to run to catch up with it.

The tee pads are listed as a "con" in my review, although two have already been replaced with concrete. Aside from those, most of the tees were loose gravel that was quite soft. I think they're working towards more concrete pads which would definitely have improved my experience. I'm fine with dirt tees, but the uncompacted gravel was too soft and caused problems on the longer drives.

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 Worth The Drive

1    5/23/2013   5/24/2013
Review By: Dadio
Played: 126  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 33.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is set up on 15 to 20 acres just outside Victor, MT, about 45 minutes south of Missoula. It is a nicely quirky mature course that is set up by Nick, the owner/designer, with the help of other seasoned local disc golfers. This course is a labor of love and it shows. Set in woods of varying density with regular natural and manmade creeks it is a nice place to get out and play.

The pins are a VERY eclectic mix. There are 3 tones, 2 objects, and 17 baskets varying from good portables to repaired/refurbished Mach 3s to some of the most interesting, innovative, and functional homemade designs I have ever seen.

While mostly flat it makes good use of a hillside for elevation changes, especially with the 4 added holes on the 22 hole layout. There are obvious fairways on most holes but a couple require more threading or unusual lines.
Cons: While well worn in, there have been some changes made and the lack of signs can make it hard to follow on occasion. Holes are currently not numbered for the most part but that is supposed to change shortly.

Tees are natural and well maintained for the most part but pads of some sort would be nice and I imagine will happen eventually. that said, there were only two holes I threw from the side of the tee.

No drinking water or bathrooms on site but probably addressed for tournaments.
Other Thoughts: This is a really cool course and I am very glad I made the drive down to play it. You can see how it has been improved over the years and I expect that will continue. Nick was very personable and welcoming, please pay the very minimal requested donation and be respectful so that will continue to be the case.

This is a great course to play early in the year, was in good shape despite recent rains and with Pattee closed and Blue Mtn busy this is a nice alternative. I look forward to playing this one again and taking my friends.

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