2 Helpful / 3 Not
Best Course I Have Ever Played
Pros: Unbelievable terrain, epic holes, best course I have ever played. Way more fun than Beaver Ranch for example, and Beaver Ranch is an awesome course
Cons: Heat mid summer (go spring or fall), no concrete tees, bad place for people allergic to huge turtles.
Other Thoughts: The course is 40 minutes or so from the town of Moab on a dirt road. The first 20 minutes or so is on an easy dirt road that any car could make it up.The second half goes up and down Hurrah pass. The conditions on this part of the road change quickly. Right after it is graded which happens infrequently, almost any car could make it up, but as it rains and erodes it gets harder and harder to travel. If you have a low clearance car AND you know how to drive well on rough roads (if you don't know how to drive on rough dirt roads, why would you try getting back there in the first place!) you can probably make it there without too much issue, but check with the owner first to get his assessment of the road conditions. He's a great guy and will give you honest advice. Any SUV type vehicle with decent clearance (ie a RAV4) should be able to get there with no trouble at all.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I give this course a 5/5. There are more "epic holes" on this one course than the total of all the other courses I've ever played. The scenery and all of the challenges that come along with it makes it completely unique and extreme. All baskets, tee pads, signs and markers are in excellent shape and are easily visible. The course map represents the course well and is full of helpful notes. Some gems include, "Two rattlesnakes live between holes 8 & 9. Do not kill. Call on the walkie and we will come catch them or leave them alone." and "Bighorn sheep like to hang around this basket. If male (horns) use caution." The course has great flow and loops back around to the lodge. Despite the wild landscape, the course is very well-maintained. Obviously not a busy course, which is part of it's rustic charm. Restrooms, water and shade at the lodge.
Cons: The condition of the road is certainly downplayed. The website provides excellent directions but the road, itself, is truly considered an off-roading experience. I took my small rear wheel drive SUV and put it through the most challenging conditions it has ever seen getting to this course. Not necessarily a con, per se, but your car is not going to make it. You will need a least a small SUV for the clearance, alone. It is also very technical driving- you will need to cautiously choose where you are putting your tires with sheer drops off the side. Kings Canyon road is NOTHING compared to Hurrah Pass and Hurrah Pass is NOTHING compared to Chicken Corners, so basically the road gets more challenging as you go along. Just be warned. I personally enjoyed the challenge but it would not be for everybody.
Other Thoughts: Kobae the security tortoise and Tom, the owner were awesome. Great vibes at this place. Also, plan enough time to play the course twice. It will be worth it and you will want to feel like the drive was worth it other than for the incredible views.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Best Course In Utah
Pros: Beautiful terrain
Extremely well-designed course
Large variety of shots
Retreated from noise and civilization
Cons: Takes a long time to get to the course (and a slightly capable vehicle aka 4wd)
Beginners may lose discs
$5 course fee
Other Thoughts: Amazing course. I think it's the best in Utah. My brother and I make it a trip we do every year. The owners of Base Adventure Camp are the nicest you'll meet, and the course itself is one of the most fun I've played. I can't really say anything negative about it. Just make sure you have food and water, because it can get hot and the course can take a while. It is a must play for any disc golf enthusiast!
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Favorite Course So Far
Pros: Challenge and Aesthetics are the top pros of many.
This is a must/bucket list course for any serious disc player. The challenge starts by getting there, I wouldn't suggest any 2WD vehicle. In Moab you can rent a jeep, atv, bicycle or as we witnessed a group a folks doing - park your vehicle on the east side of Hurrah Pass and hike YA over. Just get there.
Cons: No real reason to complain about the course.
Other Thoughts: Must
3 of 11 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
A very special place in the desert.
Pros: This course is everything you would expect a desert course to be like. Hills, rocks, cacti, and sand fill the landscape of what may be one of the coolest courses I will ever play. I love how secluded the course is from the city. You even have a few overnight staying options. The course plays openly around the lodge for the first four holes with great views of the Colorado River, then you begin the journey over rocks, canyons, desert hills, and washed out drainages. The beautiful red sandstone plays on many holes. The tees are a mix of astroturf, slickrock, and dirt, which aren't all perfect, but they are sufficient enough for a good blast. Most holes have both amateur and pro pads. Each hole is unique with a name and has vertical and horizontal distances on a sheet provided by the owner. The property owner is very friendly and will help you with any questions you may have. You even get a walkie talkie to carry for the round.
Cons: This course, being very secluded, requires a decent vehicle to get to it. I've heard 2WD cars with good ground clearance can make it, but I wouldn't risk it. Bikes and atvs would make a fun journey to the course as well. Bring water and food because it is the desert, and far from any stores! The lodge has water to fill you up before you start playing away from it. We played before the summer heat arrived and it was perfect! I can imagine how strenuous it would be to play in 100+ weather.
Watch where your drive lands, you may have to search under rocks and in cracks between rocks. I know from experience. The rocks are also very rough on discs, if you don't want to tear up your nice plastic.
Watch for cactus. I got a splinter on my hand that delayed the round. Also be aware of snakes and scorpions as it is their territory.
Other Thoughts: Me and a friend traveled from Colorado to play this course and now I dream of going back. It is a one of a kind course that all disc golfers should experience.
Favorite holes: #9, #12, #13, #16
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 13 Not
BEST COURSE IN THE WORLD
Pros: If you ever wanted to play dg on the moon... this is it! Awesome vistas. Awesome host. Man camp was born at this course.
Cons: Despite what they say... you need 4 wheel drive with good clearance.
Other Thoughts: Go to the wind caves! They are close and will change your life.
1 of 14 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: The natural beauty and views at this course on the Colorado River are unmatched in my disc throwing experience. Some holes have an otherworldly feel to them due to the extreme features of the landscape.
That being said, you can expect radical elevation drops that allow the discs to soar 400+ without too much muscle. Some of the canyons you throw over may look pretty far but they are definitely reachable. All of this makes for some possible ace runs of great distance.
I also really like that all the holes have names on the scorecard/map. Much of the back nine references the writing of southwest naturalist/writer/eco-warrior Ed Abbey. One of my favorite holes, the "Catcher's Mitt" is about a 400 ft. down hill shot with a natural mitt of giant rocks behind the basket kinda like a natural backstop if your coming in left to right.
Cons: Definite strenuous hike, not for the faint of heart.
Very rough on discs as the red rock is beautiful, but definitely abrasive. Not much plant life, other than scrubby desert stuff that may be out to get you, but then again it is the desert.
Beware, there are some cracks in the rocks that could swallow your discs.
As I was there in the spring, the weather was exceptional, but I could imagine some pretty scorching dry heat in the summer.
No store nearby, so bring ALL food and supplies from town.
Other Thoughts: By far one of the most fantastic golfing experiences going! Everyone I met associated with this operation was top notch "good people". Bill the manager is a great guy to chew the fat with or throw some discs, and the owner, I hear has a giant land tortoise for a pet, that he actually goes on hikes with.
If you are inclined to rent a room, pitch a tent or camp out in the hogan, I would recommend it. It's a great place to wake up to, and should be on everyone's dream list, if you haven't been out here.
16 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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