12 Helpful / 1 Not
Not a Player's Course
Pros: Easily accessible, right off of Interstate 70. Located in a very beautiful part of the Colorado high country.
Cons: Sandwiched between the Eagle river and a populous apartment complex. Holes 5-9 are all mashed into a small open space and have no real layout. Entire course runs along a busy pedestrian path so you are constantly waiting for people to pass at busy times of day. There is also a busy kids playground area that you tee off towards on hole 3. Baskets are close to the apartments and people's "yards" so you risk hitting buildings and/or throwing from private property. Undergrowth on fairways is low but surprisingly dense so even those with extra watchful eyes spend way too much time searching for discs.
Other Thoughts: Nothing about the actual playing portion of this course makes it worth visiting. Since it is only a few miles from my home, I use it to practice my short game (mid-range and putting) but will never go there to seriously play it. The first and only time I did I ran into some high school kids who were throwing around and asked them about the course layout. They said they would play 1-4 normally and then basically make it up as they go for 5-9 since there was no real layout. The constant non-disc golf traffic through the area combined with the disc swallowing grass left me spending way too much time waiting and searching than I should have.
Long story short, if you're traveling along I-70 and see this course pop up on DGCR, don't bother. Frisco, Vail, Beaver Creek and CMC Glenwood Springs are all much better, 18 hole choices. If you want a short 9 holer on the river head down to New Castle but don't waste your time at Lake Creek. (Update: Fire Mountain DGC in New Castle has expanded to 18 holes, which means the closest 9 hole course is Bert & Ernie down in Carbondale.)
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