Prairie dogs holes, dirt mounds, and few trees
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - 9 permanent metal baskets with level mounting in ok repair.
- Level cement tee pads on all of the holes.
- Tee signs with hole numbers and course(not individual hole) map for each tee.
- Pretty nice 3 basket practice area by the parking lot.
- Decent variety of hole lengths. Not great, but not completely monotonous.
- The available elevation was used.
- Free to play.
- The views are spectacular. So many mountain ranges around the city of Bozeman. While you're on a very ugly course, you get to look at very pretty country.
Cons: - The land. It's just not a good piece of land for a disc golf course. It was built on a vacant field behind some large box stores where they dumped all of their excavation dirt. Mostly covered in crummy scrub grass and dirt.
- Lack of trees makes for a lack of good golf holes. The course is so wide open that you can throw pretty much any shot you'd like on almost every hole. #4 and #7(sort of) are the only exceptions. They have planted some trees in the last year or two, but they're still very small and many were poorly placed(i.e. Lining the tee box. Will create shade but not good golf).
- Prairie dogs everywhere. These little terrorists have littered the entire property with ankle breaking holes. Watch out. To make it worse, people think shoving their beer can in the holes help.
- The course was "redesigned"(I use that term lightly here as there's not much to design) from 12 to 9 holes in 2016. The tee sign poles and concrete tee pads for some of the extinct holes still remain on the course and the parks people still seem to even mow a path to them. Would be super confusing for somebody playing the first time.
- Very busy in the evenings and weekends. A round could take anywhere between 25 minutes to an hour +.
Other Thoughts: This is an example of a city putting a course on whatever land they have available just because they have it available. I've played worse but this course really lacks any real golf substance. Great place for casuals and chuckers, course baggers, or somebody looking to pad their ace count. If you're travelling through, its not exactly a quick in and out of town to get his bagged but not that far from the interstate. If you're staying in Bozeman or travelling through town already you can give it a very quick spin during quieter hours. I mostly use the course when I don't have time to drive up to Bohart and generally take a quick spin then spend most of my time in the practice area, which is a nice feature.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Foot of snow
Pros: Tall tee pad pillars do a good job of marking tees, especially in snow.
Cons: Boring. Mostly flat. Logic was not used in the course layout. Getting to the next tee on most holes involves a lot of needless walking.
Other Thoughts: Plant trees.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
It's what you have...
Pros: It's the only course right in Bozeman
You can see all the baskets
Most of it is mowed
I met friendly players
Cons: The trees they planted died, so it is wide open grassland
The land is pretty flat
Not much you can do with flat grassland, huh?
Other Thoughts: I can see the course planners envisioning the saplings growing into trees that could define the course, and they could! If trees were planted, this could be a really fun course.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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