Picuris Pueblo, NM 
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Uploaded By: RocCityDiscer Hole #16 (Taken 5/2009)
3 / 164ft.   3 / 112ft.   3 / 195ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Basket to Tee

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1    6/2/2016   6/8/2016
Review By: pypirate
Played: 69  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 22.4 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: No crowds
Cons: No readable signage, impossible to find tees or know where to throw from. I did find two baskets, but couldn't find next tee (or basket) from either one.
Other Thoughts: I assume there was better signage at some point, due to positive reviews, but the day I was there, I could not see any indication of tee locations or basket numbers, so the course was unplayable IMO. As of June 2, this is not a disc golf course, it is just a bunch baskets located amongst the juniper trees. Luckily, sipapu is only 5 miles away, and it is an excellent course that is fairly easy to follow, even without a map.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent course but might need a guide

1    3/9/2016   3/23/2016
Review By: apollocreed
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a beautiful course hidden away in the mountains of Santa Fe. Amazing views of mountains around you. I happen to visit at a time it was almost 70F yet there were still psyched of snow in shady spots. Now the pros...

-amazing view and scenery
-lots of elevation change coming into play
-27 holes
-long and short tees
-awesome signature hole with 400ft down hill shot
-cool benches and structures here and there using surrounding vegetation
-variety of shots and distances
-Lots of hiking
Cons: Not the easiest to navigate, lucky my friend and I ran into two locals at the start of the round. Played doubles and won by a stroke, heck of a match came down to the end. But I wouldn't have found the end without local guides. Other cons...

-lots of small cacti
-signage not the worst but could be better. There are arrows at pins pointing to next tee but still tricky at times
-good amount of blind shots so have a spotter or two (Not so much a con but just a heads up, elevation and low shrubs can swallow your disc)
-windy most of the time I heard
Other Thoughts: This is honestly my favorite course that I have played as an intermediate golfer. Other than signage at times, course flows nicely. Having a guide I didn't have to worry about getting lost so I enjoyed a great round with amazing scenery. Trees are mostly all under 15ft and carve a lot of nice holes and tricky lines. However, a lot of pins can be reached with overhand throws because the trees are small. I would disallow overhand on a bunch of holes that have defined fairways cut from the trees. Highly recommend this course if you like hiking and mountain views and a nice mix of holes. Would be 5 stars if easier to navigate.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Picuris Pueblo is a Pleaser

1    10/6/2015   11/2/2015
Review By: Upshawt1979
Played: 410  Reviewed: 291  Exp: 15.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I played Picuris Pueblo DGC on a perfect early October afternoon. Sunny and not to hot outside, with a bit of a breeze. The 27 hole course was pretty well marked, with natural tees that have signs at the long positions, and good baskets that are marked to point out the direction of the next box. Terrain is dessert with plenty of evergreen trees that will create obstacles if you miss the line, and elevation changes that make it more fun and interesting. Most of the holes are par 3, and distance varies nicely, giving you chances for birdies, but requiring accuracy to get those opportunities. The longer holes usually give you room to air it out over the tree tops, but winds can be tricky and may push you off line. There are 16 holes on the front half of the course, and 11 more on the back side. Placed in a secluded area where it is extremely unlikely you will see anyone who is not there to disc golf.
Cons: There was some confusion on my scorecard, because the newer holes on the front half are inserted in the middle of the original 9, and some of the tees have 2 sets of numbers. We skipped the newer holes, after playing 2 other courses that morning and afternoon, arm was getting weary and daylight was running out. The map I printed only shows the original 20 holes. I was glad to have a guide that was familiar with the course. Keep an eye on the drives, trees and underbrush can hide a disc that lands out of the way. There are lots of trees, but in hot weather finding shade might be tough. It is kind of a long distance from the front half to the back, but you can drive to the other side and park there.
Other Thoughts: I played Sipapu before this round, where I met Clay, who suggested we check out Picuris Pueblo afterward. I'm glad that he did, it is an excellent course. Big thanks to him for showing me around. I wish I had enough time to play the entire course, but what I experienced was enough to make me a fan. If you have a chance, make the trip because the courses are fun and the scenery is quite beautiful.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful, long course

1    12/25/2011   12/25/2011
Review By: Le4385
Played: 30  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7 Years
This review was updated on 12/27/2011
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Awesome course with 27 holes! #1-16 are on one side of the road and the last 11 are on the other. Great shot variety. Hanging tees and a couple crazy mountain shots. The yellow signs helped us find every tee with no problem. Beautiful views on every hole.
Cons: There werent any maps available when i played. Lots of low trees in the fairway make it kind of hard to find discs.
Other Thoughts: I think this course has changed since the last couple people reviewed it. I played 27 numbered holes, all with nice tees and signs. It would have been impossible to navigate if not for the yellow signs and orange tape telling you where to go. Great exercise from walking all over the hills in the snow. Had alot of fun with the whole family on christmas day. Two Gray Hares is very close and is also very fun.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Impressive Course

1    4/12/2011   4/14/2011
Review By: mnestor
Played: 21  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great Views! Multiple tee pads. Different basket variations, and great elevation changes.
Cons: Not many just make sure you watch where your disc goes.
Other Thoughts: I recommend this course to anyone in the Northern New Mexico area. One of the best I have ever played. Just a very creative course, amazing views, and lots of different shots. ( Some long shots and some technical, a great course for any skill level

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    9/26/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: avitus
Played: 24  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: lots of challenging shots nice layout and nice basket placement hole 6 was really fun to throw off the pro tee very different from what im used to in michigan used to throwing through tree tunnels not over 5 foot high trees almost got a hole in one from the am tees on hole 3 disk hit the tree on the left side of basket but fell under the basket but heard disk hit metal
Cons: if you shank your disk on hole 6 have fun looking for your disk on the side of a mountain also the tee pad for hole 5 was a lil difficult to find

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Awsome course

1    6/12/2010   7/11/2010
Review By: ryan ranes
Played: 48  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 10.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: awsome layout sweet baskets lots of blind shots but theres are free course maps and is alot easier to get around with one it is alot of fun playing here hopefully i can come back and play here again soon lots of long disctance shots on the back nine u have to be very accurate
Cons: no cement tee pads
Other Thoughts: play here sipapu and two gray hares for a all day acticity because they are all really close to each other

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Play with someone who knows the course!!!

5+    5/13/2017   6/27/2010
Review By: nightwing
Played: 203  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 10.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/30/2017
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Beautiful Mountain setting in desert short pines and sage.
-This course is on the Picuris Pueblo: it just FEELS outback and special.
-Great variety: Demanding shots & tough choices.
-Cool features: hanging and raised baskets. Lean-to benches, paths, stone totems etc. '
-A real scramblers course. No grassy fairways!
-THere is signage but can be hard to get around.
-Watch your discs! You often can't see your drives land.
-Hard to get a clean look or an easy stance.
-Some of the sand or dirt tee-pads are uneven.
-Some very tough outs if your lie is inside the trees.
Other Thoughts: PLEASE NOTE: I am updating this review due to the confusion that a certain 1/2 star review may be causing. This course is NOT 'unplayable' LOL. Both an Ice Bowl and a B Tier round are played there. Yes, it helps if you play with locals as nearly every review has stated. But if you MUST play it blind, the original 20 holes have a well worn path. The front 9 holes are clockwise from the parking area. The back 11 holes re clockwise just across the street. There are 10" round, gold directional signs in most places where you need them but you will have to do some searching for several holes.

Instead, try ANY of the following to hook up:
-Winter league is from about November-April on Saturday at 11am.
-Hook up on the NMDG or NNMDG or SFDG Facebook groups.
-Ask about playing Picuris at Sipapu's leagues from early May to late October. Thursday Dubs at 5pm. Saturday Singles at 10am.
-Play the Rio Pueblo Tournament in the spring. There are also more chances to find people playing in the days leading up to the tournament.

MAIN REVIEW RESUMES HERE: There are several layouts but the 'Original 20' is the main route.
-The 7 holes added to the west after hole 3 are not played much anymore. Since tee-signs are for BOTH layouts, hole 4/11 is the fourth hole on the 'original 20' and the 11th on the 27 hole layout. This is confusing but you get the hang of it pretty quick.
-Even those round, gold directional signs won't help you around the 'Phantom Course'. It has newer black tee signs but you will need a local to play it.
Weather for the Saturday Winter league at 11am is surprisingly good with many sunny cool days and even some dry terrain days too.
-The best way to find the course is to head west from Penasco. In about a mile, you will pass a store and a liquor store on the right. Take the next right into the Pueblo. The course parking is the first left, after a cattle grate. The course starts there and the last 11 holes are across the road.
-Bring water, be patient, watch your discs. Enjoy.
This is a special course with many unique features.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Very fun course

5+    8/25/2009   12/26/2009
Review By: mfcastillo17
Played: 98  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very fun and challenging. I am very thankful that the people of Picuris Pueblo opened up their land for all of us to enjoy. Great course to air it out. Close proximity to Sipapu allows you to play two completely different courses in the same day. Very cool locals.
Cons: I could see it to be hard to navigate for a first timer.
Other Thoughts: It is amazing that this course, along with Sipapu and Two Grey Hares are so close together. Make a weekend out of it and camp and play some amazing NM mountain golf!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful Course

1    5/30/2009   7/11/2009
Review By: RocCityDiscer
Played: 21  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 16.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Challenging course for sure. Plays very long. Large Variety of hole types here. Hyzer, turnover, long, uphill, and downhill. Unique High Desert landscape gives breathtaking views and adds some interesting obstacles on every hole.
Cons: Course is not well marked in my opinion. Only markings available were an arrow near each basket pointing towards next tee. Baskets needed more marking themselves. Tough to pick up an all grey metal basket among the brush.

The only saving grace was that I was there on a saturday when the locals have their friendly league play, without them I would have been lost.

All of the low brush can make it tough to find discs and also presents a problem for run-ups on second shots.
Other Thoughts: Hole 6 sticks in my memory as the signature hole. Huge downhill shot with lots of trouble to the left and O.B. Road behind basket if you go long. Back nine plays really long.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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