Hard to navigate but kind of fun
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great views of the mountains, right from hole #1
The many gophers are fun to watch
Dramatically different from other courses I've played
Holes not too long
Cons: -Hard to follow layout, even with map
-Watch out for gopher holes
-Except for the mowed fairways, the surrounding grass is tall and discs can be hard to find
Other Thoughts: Nice course to play when visiting and short on time, but not easy to follow the layout. I was able to play several holes, though. Just not in order. I had a good time, and watching the mountains and the gophers made it worthwhile too.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This Rose Is More Thorn Than Rose!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Rose Park is a fairly new park in a Bozeman superb. The park is maybe two or three city block square. It's almost entirely flat crept for a couple small hills which are 10-20 feet high. There is only tree of any size. That's an small apple tree by the # 3 or 4 tee pad. Lots of small trees have been planted including what looks like a future hedge circle around the # 8 basket.
The parking is right next to the # 1 tee pad. The trapezoid shaped, concrete pads are great. The baskets look older than are, I think. They've already been painted, some have multiple numbers and many have stickers plastered all over them. I was glad to remove a couple of stickers on my round. The tee signs are large and strong. Most have a small course map but none have a distance on them. Also, they have small hole numbers. These could benefit from having large, brightly colored house numbers.
The holes all have a certain sameness to them. Lots of straight, medium length holes with no line shaping needed here. The only challenge this morning was the wind.
I did enjoy teeing off from the park's largest hill on # 9. Standing atop this behemoth with the thin air at an altitude of approximately 22 feet above sea level, the surrounding view was magnificent. The basket looms below about 300 feet out.
Cons: Rose Park DGC suffers from a distinct lack of interesting holes.
Or maybe it's just a little lacking on the creative side.
Okay, it's flat out boring.
Basic flat terrain.
Lack of trees.
Little challenge beside the wind.
I didn't see any trash cans but I also saw very little trash in the park.
Other Thoughts: I guess with the next nearest courses some twenty miles away, this would suffice for casual rounds. Also for youth and beginners.
It was fine for a course bagger such as myself. It also makes for a nice little pit stop on your drive across Montana on Interstae 90. It's just minutes off the Interstate.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Meh, I guess it's better than nothing.
Pros: -This course is pretty easy to follow. Especially when they've just mowed. Also, besides hole 1, the baskets and tees are very nice. It's good to have a course in Bozeman with baskets and tees.
-This is a great course if you are bored and just want to throw a disc quickly. It takes max an hour to play.
-Feel free to bring Fido! Bozeman is a dog loving community.
-Absolutely stunning views of both the Bridgers and the Spanish Peaks.
Cons: -Absolutely no obstacles. That is beside the ankle twisting gopher holes. And contrary to popular belief, shoving a beer bottle/can down a gopher hole will not get rid of the gophers.
-There are a few shots with some elevation change, but not enough. Most every shot is flat, open, and short.
-Can get very muddy if you play in the rain or shortly after a rainstorm or early in the spring.
-What happened to hole 1? Why is it no longer there? Instead, shoot for the sign in the rocks.
Other Thoughts: Sadly, the disc golf community in Bozeman hasn't gained too much popularity, hence the removal of the course in Lindley park. It's starting to turn around, and with a little funding and some work Rose park could become a great spot. But in the mean time treat it with respect! Don't leave your trash around, and for the love of god, don't go spray paint trees in other parks! Maybe some day we can get the Disc Golf ban in other parks lifted!
Besides that, this course is the best we have IN town, and I suppose it certainly is better than nothing!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
1st time at Rose Park
Pros: -Course is easy to follow from hole to hole.
-Some of the baskets are either elevated or are placed to make your putt/approach at least a little interesting.
Cons: -Tee shots are definitely not challenging. Nearly every tee shot is wide open to any type of shot you want to take.
-Trash and gopher holes everywhere.
-No signs on posts by tee pads (maybe they get installed later in the year).
Other Thoughts: -Overall I enjoyed playing the course. Rose Park is perfect if you have a spare hour and want to practice your short game. Also good for boosting your confidence as every hole is definitely birdie-able.
-Luckily this is not the only course in the area
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
I REALLY hope it's not done!
Pros: -Concrete tees
-Solid, friendly local crowd supporting the course
-12 holes. Not 9, but not 18 either. An unused area of the park would probably nicely fit another 6 holes. This area has (small) trees, as well, which would be a welcome addition to the course.
Cons: -No benches or trashcans
-No obstructions, risk/reward, or lines to follow
-Could have utilized piece of property better
Other Thoughts: Rose Park is a course situated on an undeveloped block in a developing part of Bozeman, MT. The course is mostly flat and is completely open, with one tree that sits next to a tee pad and therefore does not come into play. Some marshy areas exist toward the back half of the course, as well as a hill that rises about 10' high.
Being the only course in Bozeman proper, we were glad to see a good number of people playing the course and supporting the sport. That being said, I feel bad for the locals that have to call this their home course. It just does not offer that much of a challenge. On the bright side, it was like practicing in a field, only you were also playing a course in the meantime.
Fortunately, all of the holes varied in length. While nothing was posted, I feel that the range was from 150' - about 450'. I'm assuming everything was par 3.
A few hills and humps here and there were home to tee pads, and a couple of the baskets hugged the side of these hills adding some minor approach challenges. After playing the mostly flat first half of the course, these small additions of variety toward the end of the course were quite welcome.
The last few holes navigate some swampy areas with boardwalks crossing over them. If you fire a disc into one of these areas, I can imagine it would be an unpleasant experience retrieving it. These marshes represent the only obstacles on the course other than the large hill that plays on the last few holes.
If any hole on the course would carry the coveted 'signature' status, it would be hole 10. A quite long slightly uphill throw to a pin situated on the side of the largest hill in the field (I mean park) could make for a nasty roller ruining your putt.
Other reviews mention 'no shade,' and they are right. There is ONE small tree in the entire field, and it does not come into play on the course.I really hope this piece of land sees some tree planting and improvements over time. Sadly, it just felt like a yet-to-be-developed piece of land that happened to have some tee pads and DISCatchers scattered around it. The grass was long and unmaintained on our first visit, but fresh mowed grass and defined fairways pleasantly greeted us on our second visit, which prompted me to raise the rating up to 2 discs. With such a visible disc golf following in the park, I have no doubt that this will slowly turn into a quite fun park. The park has plenty of potential.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: In Town, will produce players that can throw in the wind, concrete tees, nice baskets
Cons: Not completed, Long open throws
Other Thoughts: The course is still 3-5 years out from being completed. The throws are longer than at most courses I have played (8-10 others). Wind is often a factor... great for learning how to play when windy. After talking with the designer, it should be about a 3.5-4.5 after the course is complete. They are mowing the course, not nearly as many lost discs found this summer as last fall.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A place to folf
Pros: Course is located in the middle of Bozeman and is the only in-town course available (except MSU campus which is not an official course). Fairly easy for all experience levels.
Cons: It's in Bozeman and now it has some grass.
Other Thoughts: No trees or shade any time of the day so bring water. If it rains marsh areas will be very soupy. DON'T WEAR SANDALS unless you like various thorns and prickers in your feet. No trash cans and large groups get annoying. This course was created after disc golf was banned at Lindley Park, the original and best course in Bozeman. Find some one to take you to Battle Ridge course north of Bridger Bowl Ski Area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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