Pros: Grand Targhee is potentially the best mountain course in the region. It has some of the best views ive seen from a disc golf course. It has a great combination of holes from short technical to a few long downhills over looking the valley. Some great resting spots along the way and places to get some shade. Being my home course i play here frequently for the short season of about 4 or 5 months and enjoy it every time i play. Having the Trap Bar is an added bonus (open Fri. - Sun.) or the Branding Iron restaurant to relax between rounds. Its awesome when the fairways get mowed making it easy to navigate.
Cons: The course has been changing in the last 3 years do to new mountain bike trails. Getting ride of 8 of the original holes witch seemed to flow better and was designed by some of the best in the area. Some of the new holes could be more creative and the hike is alittle bigger than it used to be. The tee boxes are ok but could be flatter. The signs on each hole are good to know where your at but the maps on them are basically useless. The grass and wildflowers get tall and vey easy to loose discs.
Other Thoughts: Grand Targhee is a phenomenal course definitely worth a play. The addition of the amenities from the resort are great including a pro shop, Bars and restaurant, scenic chairlift rides to an amazing view of the tetons. The people that take care of the course are awesome and love new ideas and maintaing this beautiful course. They offer 2 music festivals every year (Targhee Fest and Blugrass Fest) making it the ultimate disc golf destination if your a music lover. If you get the chance play this course and see the area!
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Fantastic seasonal course
Pros: Fantastic scenery
Great elevation changes
Some fantastic LONG downhill holes
High elevation makes it playable even on HOT summer days down in the valley
FREE - even at the Grand Targhee Resort
Cons: Signage could be a little better, especially on how to find the next tee from the previous basket.
Watch each other's tosses, especially on blind tees, discs can be easily eaten by evergreen trees and understory foliage between ski runs.
Other Thoughts: We love to play this course at least a couple of times a year.
You can rent discs at the resort (It's about as expensive to "rent" discs as to buy them)
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Great Mountain Course
-Great elevation change
-Variety of hole distance
-Technical shots with many trees and mountain bikers to avoid
Cons: Easy to lose discs - The further you head into the northwest aspects the shrubbery/grass/plants increase in height. Be sure to keep an eye on where your disc lands.
Busy - Played on the 5th of July during Widespread Panic Music Festival. There were hoards of people, 6+ people to a group and families mixed in.
Other Thoughts: Hole 4 slopes off to the left and the foliage increases, very easy to hook or fade WAY downhill.
The elevation change and size of the course may have some players quitting early. Make sure to walk 80-100 yards up hill from hole 2 to find the tee box for hole 3. Hole 11 is an awesome downhill throw, break out the big guns for this 553 ft hole.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Check It Out
Pros: this course is very scenic set on the Targhee ski resort. The resort area is nice and open year round for food, drink, or disc sale. If you go to the lodging check in they will give you a full page color map of the course which probably wont need but it is nice to have. As far as the course plays its another one of those tough par 3 courses with many holes that i would rate par 3.5. great use of elevation and trees. also very easy to follow with a very logical flow.
Cons: if your not in the best shape this couse can get you being a mountain course there is a lot of up and down and its set at above 8000' where the air is much thinner and it's easier to lose your breath
Other Thoughts: beautiful area with the Grand Tetons in on the drive and yellowstone national park just a few miles away
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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One of the best courses
Pros: One of the best courses I have ever played, and I've played alot. Absolutely gorgeous long course, like the Jackson Hole course on steroids.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: Last played the course in 05 or 06, but just unbelievable, go play it.
2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: FUN. You cant go wrong playin in the Mountains. Trap bar cool.
Other Thoughts: I played this a long time ago during a bluegrass fest 98 or 97(David Grissmon, String Cheese) and i dont remember much. But i had much fun!!!!
2 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Pros: Mountain Golf, resort supported course with caring attitude. No charge to play course. Well designed 18 hole course that you won't make you feel like you've given birth to a full grown cow once your done playing it. Trap bar and grill at hole one, a great place to relax after your round.
Cons: Isolated from normal walks of life, resort closes down early, depending on how many visitors (6 to 9 pm). No dogs allowed. Only place to get food is the Trap bar and grill, pricey.
Other Thoughts: This course is a true mountain course that plays at 8,000 + ft altitude. Dirt Teepads, wear sturdy shoes. The course plays with the technical aspect in mind, not a lot of long drives to deal with. Still you need to be spot on with your drives 75% of the time or you will regret it! Advanced and pro players will be under par, A top pro player will be in the double digits if he's playing well. A recreational player will be even to over par, and everyone will love the experience since the course doesnt wear you out like some mountain courses can. The drive from the town of Driggs, ID is about 20 minutes, which is the closest place to get gas, food, etc. Go up prepared with what you think you need, the resort is very limited to what they offer.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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