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Pros: The Fort is a mean scene. 18 hole layout with a lot of versatility. There are a lot of holes with multiple tees, alternate pins, water in play, big distance, and densely wooded fairways. The set up may vary widely, but it is not easy even on the best day.
There are great tees paved with concrete and marked with really nice signs. The Prodigy baskets are bright green and have that new chain smell. There are a lot of signs in between holes to help get you to the next tee without wandering all over the course.
Much more challenging than the 9 hole course you see on the way into the park, this is championship caliber. I liked the terrain, using some heavy woods and a good bit of water around much of the course. There are also wide open spaces in areas, but some hazards are still there. The long holes are rarely if ever straight forward, making strategically placed moves from place to place key if you are to play near par.
Hole 2 is a fun shot across the river. An island pin on the other side that is birdie distance, so long as you get past the trees and land in the circle of railroad ties. 3 has 3 tees, and 2 of them play back across the river. A lot of the rest of the front 9 play through woods that can be brutal. The lines are there, but they are often times narrow and have low ceilings. Having several different shaping capabilities at your disposal is a must. Placing a disc in the proper zone to set up the next shot will pay dividends if done correctly.
The back 9 opens up some, but still has water in play on a few holes, and some real bombers as well. Holes 10 and 14B from the long tees will take all the power you can muster. 17 from the long tee and 18 in the B position are pretty long and play over the pond from the tee. The only hill in the park is fairly tall at the peak, and I didn't notice, but there is a long tee for hole 16 on top. It plays to a basket near the edge of the pond, and would make a fun shot off the elevated tee.
Cons: Finding the first hole did take me a few, I walked from the short course. The map linked to the course home page is helpful. The layout is a bit choppy, and even with the extra signage, some transitions may require more help. One basket, 9 I think was sitting on its side next to a sleeve being installed.
Mulch on the fairways must be from horse stables or something, it seemed to have that manure aroma near some of the piles.
Some of the really long holes do not make it clear what you are trying to accomplish from the tee pad. Blind off the tee, and sometimes on the second and third shot, if you are not familiar with the course it takes some guess work.
Other Thoughts: The Fort Buenaventura grounds are good for disc golf and the course is decked out with all the best. I would say this is about as tough as they come, so if you're easily frustrated or in a hurry stay on the other side of the bridge.
I played this on the final day of a long road trip, and it was the last hurrah for my tired arm. Around hole 14 my bicep begin to fell a twinge. I had played a lot of holes in the previous 9 days, but wanted to go to Moab for one more course. Couldn't do it, the Fort sapped my will to throw any more.
The layout was par 60 and I hit 74 on the scorecard. I did make 2 birdies, but only 6 pars and a lot of red ink to get me 14 over. The par can vary a lot depending on the pin placements or what tee you play.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Great course! Technical, long, fun throws
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good tee pads, good signage, a good amount of technical shots, a few long throws that are not common to most Utah, over 450'. The location seemed good in terms of not having too too many folks just wandering through fairways.
Cons: Some areas were extremely dense with trees and weeds, so there is definite potential for losing discs.
Other Thoughts: This may be one of the tougher courses I have played but well worth the drive up from Sandy.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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