Boulder (South Boulder), CO 
Harlow Platts Park Share
Uploaded By: preton Hole #5 (Taken 5/2012)
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Getting the Midrange Game Down

5+    9/22/2016   9/23/2016
Review By: MonDragonDisc
Played: 14  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 0.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very easy to navigate the holes. Wide open shots and shorter distances makes practicing here very fun. I'm new to DG so being able to hop on this course and play nine in 30-40 minutes is a huge plus especially over the lunch hour.
Cons: No practice putter hole. Not that challenging compared to other courses I have played. Lot's of clowns that want to 'run' the course and will just jump in front of you, I guess it's not that bad it's just kind of rude when you are lining up a shot and someone says 'can I throw?' It's like 'yeah' you can throw but what is another 30 seconds. Just typically selfish BS.
Other Thoughts: Hole #2 is the only hole I have not birdied. I can't quite get enough annie to get around the trees on the left and the right. Most of the holes I can throw my Atlas, Roc3, or Putter and don't really need drivers. Hole #3 has moved, this was the only real distance throw and now they have moved it closer to the tee pad. I'd like to see this course get some different pin placements again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Basic Urban Park Course

1    9/27/2013   10/9/2013
Review By: POLeary29
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Short grass
-Concrete tees
-Beautiful views
-Nice hole stamps on tee pads letting you know which hole your on
Cons: -Not challenging
-Next to a high school (lots of kids at lunch and in the afternoon, they like to sit out on the course)
-Short holes (minus hole 2)
Other Thoughts: This is your average park course. Make sure to look at the map before heading out as there are no hole maps or next tee markers. There is a great lake to walk around after your round and great views of the Flatirons. Most of the holes are straight forward and not very far or challenging. With the course being so close to a high school there are lots of non-golfers walking around the park and waiting can become a pain. Try to plan your round when kids are in class. Overall good course for short game practice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    1/7/2013   1/9/2013
Review By: Blackmer
Played: 9  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course for a lunch time round or if you want to play a quick game. Holes 4 through 7 were my favorite little more challenging than the other holes. some more work can hopefully be done Boulder needs to get their stuff in gear and create a great course for people.
Cons: Had a hard time trying to find where tee box 1 and 2 were, but after that it was pretty easy to find. There is a course map over by the recenter right off gillipsie road. not a lot of difficult shots to test someones skills, but fun for beginners to get started.
Other Thoughts: spoke to a maintenance guy working in the holes he said the Valmont course is going to get a big overhaul soon and back nine holes will go over the creek making longer holes, which will be fun.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, Quick 9

1    7/20/2012   7/30/2012
Review By: little oz
Played: 77  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 5.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/31/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads with numbers and the general direction of the hole stamped on them. What little trees there are in the park are used wisely on #1,2, 5,6,7 and demand wise play and well placed shots. Plenty of ace runs, and it would be a good place to introduce someone to the sport. Rec center next door has course map and all of the facilities you would want for a full day at the park.
Cons: No distances marked on tees or map. No signage or benches. It isn't a real challenging course. If there is any traffic, there are going to be some issues with crossing paths and "fore" calls. I would imagine that there would be regular citizens playing on the grass in the middle of the course from time to time.
Other Thoughts: Good for a lunch round, well maintained park, but not very challenging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 sobo

5+    6/23/2009   5/23/2012
Review By: swil91
Played: 22  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.6 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: sick views, quick round, grab an ace or two!
concrete pads................
Cons: school foot traffic
only 9 holes, but play it twice!
Other Thoughts: sobo is always good for a quick round to get your fix, great course for beginners

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Basic Sampler Platter

5+    10/31/2011   10/31/2011
Review By: Leroy
Played: 175  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 6.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has really nice, long, tee pads with the hole number on them. Almost all of the holes have at least one thing to challenge you. A great place to take beginners who don't mind hitting a tree or two as they learn.
Hole #1: A group of pine trees are between you and the basket with a small chute.
Hole #2: You have to shoot over a brush field and up a hill with the basket under a tree. Play the brush as OB and the challenge level rises a bit.
Hole #3: Wide open but fun to let one rip due to the drop in elevation to the basket.
Hole #4: Wide open but could be a chance for an ace.
Hole #5: A couple of trees in the way and a swamp at the bottom of the hill if you over throw.
Hole #6: A short hole but with a dogleg left for variety.
Hole #7: Short but challenging due to several layers of trees between you and the basket.
Hole #8 The swamp is to the right so some care must be exercised.
Hole #9: Wide open
The view from this course is about as good as it gets with the 3000 ft mountains towering above.
Cons: It's only 9 holes. It's on the short side as courses go. No signs at the tee boxes to give you an idea on distances. People in the neighborhood seem oblivious to disc golf as they cut across the often crowded course with their Black Labs. With only one disc golf course in a town full of exercise junkies and college students it can turn into a bit of a zoo sometimes.
Other Thoughts: This is the perfect course for a casual round where you can yak with your friends while you play. You have to concentrate some but not too much. There's at least one thing on most of the holes to challenge you, so it's not mind numbing boring like some park courses can be. You'll probably want to print a map out if it's your first time. It's a bit perplexing why Boulder with thousands of acres of wooded open space doesn't use a tiny bit of it for an 18 hole course, but this course at least lets you get a fix. If you drive up US 36 and play all the courses as you go this would be right at the end for a day full of disc golf.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Lunch Round

1    10/13/2011   10/13/2011
Review By: twistedturbo
Played: 55  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 10.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short course but still fun played it for the first time today at lunch . Nothing very hard but its always nice just to get out and play. The cement tee pads are great .
Cons: Some tee signs would be nice or at least a sign to the first tee pad seeing that's its kind of hidden. Some long throws would be great but they did good with the space they had .
Other Thoughts: I will definitly play it again but I wouldn't go out of my way to play it though. Great for a lunch round

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Gorgeous views, course is ok

2-4    11/25/2010   8/25/2011
Review By: RockStarValkyrie
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 18.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well maintained, can't lose a disc, lots of chances for an Ace, beautiful views of course
Cons: crowded, only course in Boulder so stays busy, pretty windy every time I've been, not sure if location or coincidence
Other Thoughts: Pretty typical course layout, not many obstacles, mostly just wide open shots, still good to get out and disc in the mountains

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Trip to Boulder

2-4    3/22/2011   3/22/2011
Review By: mgcarney
Played: 92  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 7.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The holes vary in length with a couple of long holes. The trees play into the course very nicely. The tee pads are long which is always good. The course had a few people on it noon on a tuesday. I must assume its a pretty popular course for the Boulder area.
Cons: The course is only 9 holes. They don't use the lake as a hazard at all.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course. I played it twice, but it'd be nice if they would add to it. The forest fire made the mountains look pretty sweet today.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nine Holes with a View

1    7/8/2010   7/10/2010
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 139  Exp: 12.7 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a satisfying nine hole course with just enough length, diversity, and amenities to keep you coming back. Length - while not yet posted I estimate holes to range from about 220' to about 450', giving a total distance of around 2600', which is just about right for the novice and intermediate level players. The concrete tees are gigantic measuring around 6' wide by 15' long; however they are laid in the contour of the land rather than level, which is very noticeable and slightly treacherous on #1 and #3. Each tee also has a large stamped number on the back of each tee indicating the hole.

The park is very well maintained and heavily used by playing kids, bikers, walkers, and runners. Plus, what the main area of the course lacks in foliage, it makes up for in elevation. #2 is a great hole and perfect example of having to play the slope and length if you want a decent chance at bird. The pins are Mach III's that are easy to spot in the open areas.

This is one of those few courses where the scenery is worth a mention as much as the course. Boulder is a beautiful place set in the foothills of the Rockies, and this Houston transplant paused on multiple occasions to just to marvel at the towering peaks.

BEST HOLE/S: #2
Cons: Ever play a course that satisfied you, but just lacked that pizzazz to make you think this is a great course? Harlow Platts fits the mold. The course is far too open for many people, the length is too short for big arms and many experienced players, and the little things like unmarked pins and no tee signs prevent this course from ever being rated high.

Holes #6 and #7 are throwaway holes although, #7 at least has a fair number of trees you must shape your mid-range around. Bottom line is that if you're decent you are going to shoot low numbers, which could be a pro or a con.

WORST HOLE/S: #6
Other Thoughts: I'm a little shocked that a major college town that seems to cater heavily to the hippie, yuppie, medicinal marijuana smoking, liberal, green-minded, and progressive attitude only has one disc golf course. Boulder has that real Austin City Limits feel, so why are you traveling to Denver or Longmont of all places play some real disc golf. Boulder is screaming with the possibility to become a disc golf mecca, and it has to perfect clientele to do it. But alas, there is only one course, but luckily it's good enough to satisfy the need.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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