2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Keep in mind that this is rated as a putting course. This is a fun activity to do while waiting for some of your homies to show up, or practice for the large course. There are three putting stations for each basket which is a very unique idea.
Cons: This is a short putting course meant to be fun for kids, practice, or beginners. This course has natural tee-pads.
Other Thoughts: A good addition to your excellent day at beaver ranch.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Bluebird for Approachs too.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Longer, steeper and more challenging than expected.
-4 tee pads on 'Front 10' really let you work your game.
-'Back 10' is a more of a 'Mountain DG Approach Course'.
-Flexible. You could play 5 minutes or 90 minutes.
-A great way to fill time if your group gathers slowly.
-Allows work on shots required by the main course.
Cons: These are pretty minor nits to pick:
-Some tee pads hard to find.
-Some criss-crossing around the base area.
-A little weed-whacking could help.
Other Thoughts: Bluebird is really two different 10 hole layouts. The 'Front' has 4 tee pads per basket. Each 'pad' is a color coded wood block and a few were a bit overgrown but find-able. The length and aspect of the 4 pads provide a pretty tough putt for Rec, Int., Adv., and Pro players respectively. However, since I had time, I enjoyed playing all four pads, roughly like shooting a 'Lay-up', a 'Free Throw', a 'Three Pointer' and a 'Four Pointer' on each hole. Several shots were worthy of more re-throws than I care to remember.
The Front winds around the base area and I suppose on a crowded day there might be some courtesy waiting...but hey, it's putting. No helmets required.
The 'Back 10' is an entirely different deal. There is one pad per hole and unless your name is Ricky or Paul, this is an Approach Shot Course and a really good one. What I loved was being forced to work on shots that the main course can punish you on...rollaways...tree doinks...footing issues....elevation.
Since I threw multiples on the steep Back 10 as well as over 100 putts, I actually got in a pretty good 90 minute work out. But this course literally has something for everyone, and I can't say that about several other warm-up courses I've played. Highly recommended.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -This is a great 20 hole putter course at the start of the famous Beaver Ranch DGC.
-A great course to warm up on before tackling Beaver proper.
-The baskets are all numbered, and they all catch extremely well.
-The tee signs are very well done with a photograph of every hole as well as the distance.
-The shots are all very different form one another. There are "longer" (130 foot) open shots and tight, more technical tree holes.
-This course in included on the Beaver Ranch course fee.
-A great place for beginners to learn the game, build confidence, and have a great time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
-85% of the shots are challenging because of trees or elevation changes. Its like playing disc golf mini golf.
-This in never crowded, and it a very peaceful experience.
-It take a very shot amount time to play, taking me as a single around 35 minuets.
-You get the benefits of a fully functional Pro shop with the course where you can get discs and food.
-The final hole puts you right at the tee for hole 1 of Braver Ranch course.
Cons: -The tees are dirt, and not long at all, however there is absolutely no teed for a run up on these holes anyway.
-Holes 2,3,6 are slightly in the way as they cross over the path to the that connects the parking lot to the pro shop and the other course.
-Basket 2 is located in the Prime "hangout" area or "Tourney central" and it is often used as a practice basket.
-In the summer the grass in the holes 4,5,8,9,10 can get tall and you can lose a putter in the willows.
-A few of the baskets have started to lean (18,19,20).
*KEEP IN MIND THESE ARE ALL MINOR THINGS AND THERE ARE NO MAJOR ISSUES WITH THIS COURSE*
Other Thoughts: This course is amazing for what it was built for. As long as you are not expecting a challenging mountain course you will have a great time here (The challenging mountain course is the main attraction of this property). One of the better ways of describing this is saying that there is 20 practice baskets, instead of one or two. This course had been thrown in the shadow Beaver Ranch but if you have some extra time before of after your round I would highly suggest playing it. It represents the beauty of the mountains and the spirit of Destination discs.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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