6 Helpful / 0 Not
Most professional looking course I have played.
Pros: Great desert course in the city of Moab that requires some accuracy and a good drive to score well. This is your typical desert course with lots of brush, cacti, and medium sized trees that provide plenty of challenge for most players. The tee pads are nice, concrete slabs that all have a sitting bench and sign behind them with hole pictures and info. Lots of fun shots from hard straight blasts around thick brush, to tight wooded shots though the desert vegetation. Overall, a nice variety of shots are necessary to avoid disaster. The last hole is a fun downhill shot down into the park area.
This was the best marked course I have ever played and it's nearly impossible to get lost. A few holes require some walking in between, but signage will lead you right to the next hole. There is even a note and direction taped to the pole of the basket letting you know where to go.
Cons: The prickly pear, barrel cacti, and other rugged desert plants are everywhere. Watch carefully for them. The thick brush can be a easy place to lose a disc. Don't forget about snakes and scorpions that could be found here as well.
It's the desert, so bring water and snacks. I'm not sure if there are facilities at the public park.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course that isn't easy.(my score reflects that) Maybe it's because I had just played Base Camp Adventure and was exhausted. Either way it is a fun course worth checking out, even if you came to the area to play BCA.
Favorite holes: #6, #8, #13, #18
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Very unique (to most people). Most of us don't get to play in a desert, yet alone one with the surrounding landscape such as this one does.
- Very well marked. This is pretty necessary too otherwise you'd probably never find a basket or know where to throw
- Emptiness. Granted I've only been once, we only saw one other person playing the course. Which was awesome considering our pace.
- Clean, I don't remember there being any trash. Which is always awesome.
- Holes were a challenge. You had to pick your shot choice wisely, and think about what you'd have to do next. Rather than the typical chunk it far as you can and hope you get close.
- Many more tourist attractions. This isn't far from 2 awesome National Parks: Arches, and Canyonlands.
- Probably fairly local to most places. Downtown Moab was probably only 10-15 minutes away. So chances are you don't really need to go out of your way to get there.
Cons: - Easy to lose a disc (Blinds). I believe it was 14 I finally lost my disc. Multiple other occasions we'd look for around half an hour trying to find a disc. I recommend if possible having a spotter go around halfway down each hole so you don't lose or have to look forever for your discs.
- Hot. Some people this will bother. Unless it's winter chances are it'll get hot. Usually over 100 in summer. So be prepared.
- Some areas have long grass, this presents both snake hazards, and more potential to lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: We were here on family vacation, as we drove to the house we were staying at we passed this. I immediately wanted to try it out. We didn't have discs, so we bought 1 each hoping we wouldn't lose it. You'll definitely want to bring multiple. If you need to buy a disc I recommend Gear Heads or something like that they had great selection.
Main thing keeping this from a 4 or 4.5 was definitely due to the time I would have to spend sometimes finding a disc.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
A nice side trip from Arches
Pros: Great setting and views
Good use of natural terrain as obstacles
Good elevation change
Nice variety of holes (long, short, left, right, up, down) after the first handful
First handful are fun since they're all down and reachable
Fun long blind shots - would make for a great ace, if you're in to that sort of thing
Empty the day we played it
Signs have been added, which would have made finding baskets and pads easier
Cons: Lots of rocks- bring your old discs
First holes are the same - hike up, throw down
Open course, so no shade and can be windy
Almost all shots are over foliage - no trees to need to throw under or around
Other Thoughts: Can play in about 35 minutes
A spotter is helpful, but not required
My friend Tim is a dick
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
It's even hot at 8am!
Pros: This course is the best I played on a recent road trip in the category of signage. Each tee has a sign with an overhead photograph and a distance. Without distances in an open terrain such as "the desert," it would be a total crapshoot. With distances marked, I was able to put most shots in an area where I knew to start looking for my disc. The directional arrows between holes are also a bonus, since many courses leave the first-timer to fend for themselves. Also, the scenery is unbeatable, and the weather is great, if you can get out early enough.
Cons: Some of the holes get repetetive. Many of the front six or seven are pretty much open bombs if you can elevate your shots over the low scrub. Some of the baskets are tough to find, so you end up walking the course twice to play one round. If you can talk your girlfriend or your mom into walking around in the desert, a spotter is a near necessity. I know I would have liked to have your mom out there to spot for me. Holes 9-12 as I recall are blind and have thicker vegetation than the rest of the course. These holes can be a detractor for the average player out to meander a course and catch up with friends. Serious players will be pleased to find holes of variable skill level within these 18 holes.
Other Thoughts: Play this course in the early morning or the late evening. Wear a big sombrero if you plan to be out in the middle of the day. Wear leather boots; sneakers run the risk of cactus puncture. Set out as much water as you would normally bring to play disc. Double that, then double that, and you have enough water to play this course. Don't be a dummy like me - bring a spotter!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Hot and Dry!
Pros: Best signs at tees I have ever seen, very accurate. Nicely laid out for us visitors to Moab area. Did not lose any discs! Good combination of shot types. Scenic for the most part. Only one other player on the course when we were there. Fun last hole brings you back to parking lot.
Cons: A few hazards where you need to watch and not fall.
Other Thoughts: Very nice desert course. I have played others that are just baskets in the sage. This one is much better, and the adjacent park is a great place for barbque!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
the same shot over and over
Pros: a fun course with alot of blind shots and good signs and teepads and benches on every hole
the funnesit holes to me are 9 and 18
Cons: almost every hole is a left fade shot over and over and over it got boring then it started change up around hole 10 but the first 6 holes were very boring but after that a fun course
Other Thoughts: if your in town for a while play the basecamp course u wont regret it
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Variety/Nearly All Shot Types
Map at Beginning of Course
Concrete Tee Pads
Great Tee Signs w/Maps on Each Hole
Great Baskets (Look New)
Easy to Navigate (Arrows and paths from tee to tee.)
Benches at Every Hole
Course Does Not End Near First Hole
A Few Blind Spots (Not a real con, but could be harder to play without a spotter.)
Could Use Trashcans and Restrooms
This is a nice course located in a beautiful town. Parking is available across the street from the course map, and the first tee is located just up the hill from the map as well, just follow the path.
Once on the course, finding your way around the will be no problem at all. The designers took a lot of time and made sure there were markers to lead the way. There are a couple decent walks between a couple holes, but as I said, they are well marked and the scenery is beautiful so you barely notice. There is however, a bit of walk leading back to parking lot from the end of hole eighteen, if you can cut through the grass it's not so bad, but we encountered the sprinklers on full blast and had to walk around. Again, not a huge issue, but something that's nice to know in advance.
As for the layout, there is decent variety. Both lefties and righties can have equal success and frustration, and for an intermediate player the distance varies. If you are more of an advance player or able to bomb a 450' you will probably consider most of the holes pretty short.
All-in-all I had a great time and this course was a great challenge for my skill level. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone in the area.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tee pads, signs, and trails make the course very navigable on and between holes. The tee pads were all concrete and there were benches on each hole. The signs were very accurate and a must-use as many holes are blind drives. On each basket there is a piece of tape directing you to the next tee pad which always leads to a trail--it would be hard to get lost on this course. This beautiful Moab landscape scattered with cactus, desert plants, many harmless lizards, and the occasional rabbit makes it enjoyable and reminds you that this course is truly a unique disc golf experience.
Cons: There are so many ants on this course you better not wear sandals or you are sure to get bit. Also, because of the ants, I only felt comfortable setting my bag on the benches. I had one drive into some pretty rough trees and shrubbery that required I crawl under some very scratchy branches. If you can't throw straight you'll have a hard time on this course. We had a spotter on every hole and still managed to spend a bit of time searching for discs.
Other Thoughts: Bug spray, sunblock, and water are all good ideas. Bring your high quality plastics and throw clear of obvious obstacles for the first few rounds. A spotter on pretty much every hole is helpful. I played the course in the evening while the sun set and it was a remarkably enjoyable experience. I brought my girlfriend along for the outing and we soon realized the course would be too difficult for her to play. This course requires at least intermediate skill level (-0.5).
I appreciate the detail and hard work that went into the planning of the course and the ongoing maintenance. It definitely paid off as the course equipment is all top-notch and the course is uniquely challenging with a mix of upshots, downhill drives, desert hills, gulches, and trees.
I'm not really sure if anything could or should be done about the landscape so I'm not going to knock down the score for that. I also am not knocking it down for the blind holes since that made it more challenging and wouldn't even be an issue on a second round. It comes with the scenery and location so come prepared for it when you play. I plan to play next time I'm in Moab!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Bring Your Bag and Your Bike to Moab
Pros: If you're looking for pristine green fairways and lush trees - you'll hate this course. But, if you're up for the desert mileu - you'll enjoy it. If you can drive 325 and straight, you'll post a good score. (Premium on being straight.) And, there's wind on the ridge, so you have to putt well to shoot 54 or under. I played three rounds: 1st round 60, 2nd round 56, 3rd round 53 - definitely a learning curve. You can play for par pretty easy, but if you want birdies you put some pretty nasty terrain in play. Attack the front 9 because you will bleed a few shots on the back 9. A good risk, reward course. 1st timers, play away from obstacles and make upshots. The desert trees grab discs. Next rounds, blast a way. Definitely worth playing between mountain bike rides.
Cons: This needs to be fixed. On a couple of the holes, (hole 1 for example) the description signs were in front of the t-pads, which was bothersome because you have to adjust your shot to miss them. Most pins are not visible from the tee - recommend playing a 2nd round. . .
Other Thoughts: This is a desert course which has a great deal to offer if you like deserts: spiny shrubs, cactus, rock outcroppings, red rock views. Play it and try to par it.(54) It won't disappoint.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Desert terrain eats dx plastic for lunch
Pros: Really fun and challenging at times. Beautiful land out there. Don't suggest it for beginners or if you're impatient.
Cons: Hard to navigate. Desert land made a few dx discs I let someone use look 15 years old. Champion plastic in the desert is the way to go.
Other Thoughts: For sure a course you should only play if you are passing through town like I was. I didn't get a chance to make it to the other one there. Apparently you must have an off-road vehicle just to get there.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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