The Course

Detailed Course Description

Disc- and throw-specific tips are written for right-handers
Numbers indicate pole-hole (target) locations.

Panoramic view of all 18 holes

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Front Nine

The Front Nine

The front nine makes a pleasant circuit up one side of a small canyon, and back down the other. More forgiving than the back nine, it still offers a pleasing variety of elevation changes. Holes 3 and 8 are fun downhill throws from either the A or B tees.


Hole 1

A: 274 ft. +14 Par 3
B: 274 ft. +14 Par 4

From The Tee The Green
Hole 1 Target Hole 1 Tee

Description

A sidehill shot, nearly level from the tee box on the ridge.

Tips

From far away, lay up to the right for an uphill approach shot. From closer in, lay up on the shelf just uphill of the pole hole, to avoid an unwanted roller.

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Hole 2

A: 399 ft. +24 Par 4
B: 245 ft. +35 Par 4

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 2 A Tee Hole 2 B Tee Hole 2 Target

Description

Another sidehill shot, gaining just a little elevation from the A tee, more from the B tee.

Tips

From the A tee, lay up right for a clear approach shot. Use extra caution when putting -- a putt that rolls can go clear down the hill, and one that is badly overthrown can mean two more strokes.

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Hole 3

A: 406 ft. -34 Par 3
B: 229 ft. -13 Par 3

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 3 A Tee Hole 3 B Tee Hole 3 Target

Description

A fun, downhill throw across the canyon.

Tips

Make your straightest throw with a stable disc. The big green is very forgiving.

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Hole 4

A: 395 ft. +28 Par 4
B: 271 ft. +29 Par 4

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 4 A Tee Hole 4 B Tee Hole 4 Target

Description

The first significant elevation gain, with a rolling putt danger almost as bad as hole 2.

Tips

Another place to lay up right, avoiding the giant juniper on the left. This green has a safe uphill "shelf" like hole 1.

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Hole 5

A: 422 ft. +76 Par 5
B: 265 ft. +36 Par 4

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 5 A Tee Hole 5 B Tee Hole 5 Target

Description

A challenging hole with lots of elevation gain. This can be frustrating from either tee box, but especially from the A tee.

Tips

From the A tee, throw straight up the bottom of the gully first, then lay up a little right with your second throw.

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Hole 6

A: 276 ft. -36 Par 3
B: 169 ft. -19 Par 3

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 6 A Tee Hole 6 B Tee Hole 6 Target

Description

A relatively short hole with a great psych factor. Drops downhill, over a ridge, to the green on the edge of a knoll. Overthrows can kill your par, and a headwind can push your disc a ridge or two off to the right.

Tips

A throw landing just short but right of the green is better than any overthrow. Experienced players will need to throw at something less than full power. Throw an overstable disc that will turn left into the hill.

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Hole 7

A: 330 ft. -17 Par 3
B: 222 ft. -4 Par 3

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 7 A Tee Hole 7 B Tee Hole 7 Target

Description

The advanced tee requires a "thread the needle" shot between two junipers. Adjust your disc angle (hyzer or anyzer) for wind conditions.

Tips

A careful drive can save a hike across the canyon. Throw something you trust not to turn right.

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Hole 8

A: 413 ft. -77 Par 3
B: 252 ft. -47 Par 3

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 8 A Tee Hole 8 B Tee Hole 8 Target

Description

This is a fun shot across the canyon from either tee, especially on calm days.

Tips

Use an overstable disc, especially in a headwind.

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Hole 9

A: 403 ft. -21 Par 4
B: 325 ft. -17 Par 5

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 9 A Tee Hole 9 B Tee Hole 9 Target

Description

A long, straight, downhill throw from either tee box.

Tips

This may be a good place to try that understable disc or sidearm throw.

A long throw turning into a roller can be a distance saver in a headwind.

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Back Nine

West Side

Back 9 West Side

East Side

Back 9 East Side

The back nine is a longer hike with more elevation change, and usually takes longer to play than the front. It is thought by most to be more challenging, also. Hole 16 provides a long downhill throw, but unlike 8, it has some precarious gulleys on one side. Holes 15, 17, and 18 also have some gulleys to avoid. Hole 18 is arguably the most challenging hole on the course.


Hole 10

A: 304 ft. +59 Par 4
B: 179 ft. +45 Par 4

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 10 A Tee Hole 10 B Tee Hole 10 Target

Description

An uphill throw from either tee, with some extra sidehill distance added from the A tee.

Tips

If you can clear the gulley on your first throw, you stand a good chance at getting at least a birdie. Watch out for a bad lie in the junipers on the right.

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Hole 11

A: 274 ft. +45 Par 3
B: 137 ft. +12 Par 3

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 11 A Tee Hole 11 B Tee Hole 11 Target

Description

An uphill throw, to a somewhat unforgiving green that doesn't offer much level space.

Tips

Try to gain most of the elevation with your drive. A good place for that understable disc or sidearm throw. Missing a downhill putt can be especially painful, so avoid approach shots that land above the pole hole.

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Hole 12

A: 286 ft. +13 Par 3
B: 286 ft. +13 Par 4

From The Tee The Green
Hole 12 Tee Hole 12 Target

Description

The first of two blind drives on the back nine. A simple, left-turning dogleg where most players can learn to reach the green in two.

Tips

Some players like to throw straight through the trees, but most are better off to lay up right. If you can throw 300 feet, a shot from the A tee that fades just around the right side of the trees can give you a good chance for a birdie.

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Hole 13

A: 260 ft. +28 Par 3
B: 260 ft. +28 Par 5

From The Tee The Green
Hole 13 Tee Hole 13 Target

Description

Slightly uphill, with the tee box positioned to force a hook (anhyzer, right-turn) throw.

Tips

Put that overstable disc away! A great sidearm opportunity.

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Hole 14

A: 245 ft. +39 Par 3
B: 245 ft. +39 Par 4

From The Tee The Green
Hole 14 Tee Hole 14 Target

Description

A great hole, with some elevation gain, but not enough to be intimidating. You can see the pole hole if you step just to the right of the tee box.

Tips

Lay up just a little to the right for a clear approach shot.

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Hole 15

A: 288 ft. -30 Par 3
B: 288 ft. -30 Par 3

From The Tee The Green
Hole 15 Tee Hole 15 Target

Description

A straight shot, and just a little downhill, but the "maze" of junipers in the gulley on the right gives this hole a high psych factor, especially from the A tee.

Tips

The maze on the right can cause lost disc delays, but laying up left will put trees between you and the target for your approach shot. Remember it's only a straight shot and throw as if the maze were not there.

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Hole 16

A: 461 ft. -57 Par 4
B: 235 ft. -6 Par 5

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 16 A Tee Hole 16 Target

Description

Perhaps the most intimidating hole on the course, this long, left dogleg skirts just to the right of three big gulleys on the way to a large, clear approach area and green.

Tips

Do whatever it takes to throw your drive to the right, staying out of the gulleys.

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Hole 17

A: 282 ft. -32 Par 3
B: 282 ft. -32 Par 3

From The Tee The Green
Hole 17 Tee Hole 17 Target

Description

This hole is like a mirror image of 15, but with more severe features. The target sits on the end of the ridge, with wicked drops on the left and behind the target.

Tips

The further you lay up right, the safer your drive will be, but the more dangerous your approach shot. Be conservative and hang as left as you dare.

A careful, controlled drive and a gentle approach shot can set you up for a safe 3.

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Hole 18

A: 574 ft. -44 Par 5
B: 321 ft. -33 Par 5

From The A Tee From The B Tee The Green
Hole 18 A Tee Hole 18 B Tee Hole 18 Target

Description

Just like at Augusta, on the ISU DGC, hole 18 is the monster. From the A tee, a blind drive is required to clear the first ridge. Then, whether continuing from the A tee or starting at the B tee, the hole proceeds down the back of a wide ridge with danger on either side.

Tips

The best drives from the A tee will clear the ridge about midway between the trees. From there, just think of the rest as a fairly straight hole, ignoring the hazards on either side, and go for only as much distance as you can control with each throw.


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