Solid 9 hole course
Pros: This course sits on the beautiful University of Northern Colorado campus with lush green grass and mature trees. Yellow Discatcher baskets on all 9 holes and concrete tees throughout as well. The difficulty level is moderate to easy for pros and can be a fair challenge for beginners. Add extra difficulty by playing some sidewalk lines as OB. Parking is free Monday through Friday from 5pm-7am so get a pass when you enter the lot because tickets add up. Loaner discs/maps available to students in the rec center.
Cons: There can be quite a bit of foot traffic, being on a college campus, so try to be extra careful with your throws. Easy to memorize the course since there is just one pin position on every hole. No hole signage, no map on site, and no practice basket.
Other Thoughts: Good course to play when the area is not busy. Parking is free on evenings and weekends. Lots of ace opportunities!
Quick round gold
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1. Good hole variety. A handful of ace shots for everyone, but still some good lengths for the big arms to stretch on. Trees are used well.
2. Tee pads for each hole. Rare to see on a 9 hole. Good length on the pads, as well.
3. Limits straight shots on most holes.
4. Beautiful course. The campus is well taken care of, so the course is cherry.
Cons: 1. Busy... a lot. I've rarely seen the course not have waiting times.
2. Walk between holes can be very long. As much fun as the course is, they could add a ton of holes between holes.
3. Only really playable during non-school hours.
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-Aces possible on most holes
-Good for a quick round if you are a student or staff
-It flows well, was pretty easy to find my way around.
-Campus is pretty nice to look at, even in early spring when it is pretty brown.
-There might be college girls around if you're into that.
Cons: -Course can be super busy from Sept-May. I played in April and must have caught the perfect time as there was only one time that I had to wait to tee off.
-Can't park close, risk of getting a ticket if you do. I took that risk knowing I was going to be there for a short time and got away with it.
-No signage or tees. Natural tees could be pretty muddy at times.
-No elevation to speak of, I thought this was a mountainous state ;)
-Not many trees, 5 and 9 I think had the most and they were pretty easy to skirt around.
Other Thoughts: -I wouldn't really recommend this course unless you were a student looking to get in a quick round. It isn't worth the hassle or potential ticket to park here. Unless, of course, you are a self-admitting course bagger like myself.
-The fun factor was only ok here. It was barely better than Pioneer park and lower than any other area course including the 6 holer at Epple Park.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid Campus Course; Some Variety
Pros: - The campus is well manicured and very pretty in the summer months.
- Teepads are numbered as well as baskets.
- Discatcher baskets catch well and haven't begun to rust.
-If you have a copy of the map (which can be picked up at the Rec Center by the pin of hole 2) navigation is simple.
- Variety of distances with Holes 1 and 9 being ~400 ft and 4 and 5 less than 200 feet.
-A great course for safari holes
Cons: -During the day student traffic will become an issue, especially on hole #3
-If you do not live close or have a student parking pass the only available parking between 8-5 on weekdays is pay to park.
-Hole 7 and 8 are pure filler, could have put the basket for 8 on top of the hill for a more technical shot, but for whatever reason didn't.
-No tee signs.
Other Thoughts: As a student at the University this is my home course and I've played it countless times over the past two years. A great course to learn the game on, and there is safari potential on almost every hole on the course (tee off from the little balcony behind the tee on 4 for example) which adds variety and difficulty. The pine trees on hole 9 eat discs like nobodies business, have someone standing out on the left side of the fairway to spot your disc on the drive just in case you go too far right. The course only takes ~30 minutes to play so a quick 18 is completely doable. This course isn't as technical, challenging, or well designed as The Outback in Greeley, but it's much more relaxed and pleasant to play. Worth your time to stop by if you're in the area.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Pros: -good practice/warm-up course
-concrete tee pads
-right on campus, pretty easy to access
-good course for a beginner, most shots under 300 feet and pretty wide open
Cons: -hard to navigate, no tee signs, no signage of any kind really, other than the numbers on the tee pads
-on a campus so theres usually students walking around, so keep an eye out
Other Thoughts: Fun little practice course, make sure you go during the weekend when the campus is less busy.
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Perfect course to start playing DG
Pros: 9 hole course that you get your exercise on for sure. It plays through the whole west campus of UNC. Holes range from 150-425" Lots of trees that are like magnets for your disc so that makes it challenging. Is a quick play once you have played it a couple times. Takes about 30 minutes to play the course. Holes 1 and 9 are the longest. Lots of people play this course since its on a college campus so you get to interact with a lot of other players.
Cons: It can be over crowded at times, since there is a lot of people at UNC who play. Also DO NOT PLAY during a week day during the semesters you will be waiting a while for people to walk across the sidewalks. Other then that the only other thing is watch out for the trees they are placed in the right spots and for some reason at least once every 18 I skim a tree.
Other Thoughts: This was the course that got me hooked! You do not need to bring your disc bag for this one a driver and a putter will work fine with this course. I love this course its right behind the Outback in Greeley as far as my rank. Also I know some kids who are going to try and put another nine in on central campus. Good luck to them.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Enjoyable College Course!
Pros: The course plays throughout the campus of Northern Colorado U. Here-in lies part of the problem. Because the course was set up to play right through busy areas of the campus, I'm sure play would often being interrupted, suspended and otherwise forced to detour around masses of college students going about their daily lives. I played in the summer with virtually no students present and the course was quite enjoyable. The course is quite long by college course standards with only two holes playing under 290'. The pictures on site here are old as the natural teepads have been upgraded to concrete ones. They still have the red diamond w/number in them to designate the hole. The course features Innova baskets. It was quite easy to navigate with the on-line map. # 9 is a 500' throw across a wide expanse of green grass. Nice hole for a roller. This also might be a safer throw with students around.
Cons: The # 6 basket is sunk in the ground a little too low. The designers missed a great OP on hole # 8 when they didn't place the basket on top of the grassy mound nearby.
Student traffic would certainly affect play. There aren't a lot of obstacles present on any of the holes, unless you count coeds.
Other Thoughts: This is a better than average college course. It's length alone, gives it a step up on many of the college courses I've played. The fact that it plays through such a busy area of campus is a drawback. Playing later in the day, on weekends or during summers would help.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Open with no hazards, perfect for beginners tees and pins are easy to navigate. Trees provide shade with grass pretty much all the way through the course.
Cons: Muddy and some trees that can cause problems again very good for beginners.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice concrete teepads, with the hole number on them, and teepads are easy to locate
-Distances ranging from about 170 to around 400 feet
-Good use of available trees and other obstacles
-Several opportunities for an ace run
-Course flow is pretty easy to follow, and it is very hard to get mixed up as to which basket you are throwing too
-Baskets are well numbered and in good shape
Cons: -Too many of the holes are wide open (Holes 2,4,6,7,8,and 9) and for the most part have very few obstacles (though nine does have the trees lining the right side of the fairway which makes it a challenge to keep out of)
-The University loves to over water their grass and at times parts of the holes can be really soggy and muddy (especially number 1 since it has a drainage ditch go through it)
-Many holes throw over sidewalks, which when classes are in leads to lots of waiting for people to walk by and other incidents
-Classes and the campus sometimes hold events in the middle of holes so there are quite a few times were several of the holes are unplayable
-No tee signs
-Course can get crowded in the afternoons and early evenings
-Not all that challenging
Other Thoughts: This is the course I learned to play on and I absolutely love playing it. It's not the greatest course ever but it is well worth a stop to play a round or two if you are in the area. If you can wait till around 4 or later do so, because then classes will mostly be done for the day.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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The Definition of Average
Pros: Spread out over three large areas, this course makes okay use of the space given with holes ranging from 147' to just over 400'. The total length of the course is just over 2500', but could be longer given the space. The DISCatcher discs are marked with the hole number and are always easy to spot from the distance on the manicured campus lawns.
Tees are concrete and is adequate size measuring about 10' long and 4' in the back and 3' in the front. Each also have the hole number stamped into the box and are fairly easy to locate even if you forget your map like I did. Most holes have a minor scattering of trees, but #9, and #5 use the trees well if you throw RHBH.
BEST HOLE/S: #5
Even though the tees are easy to find, I still recommend the map because #9 and #1 are nowhere near each other. If you park by #1 you'll have a good walk at the end and vice versa. There is faculty parking by #9, so steer clear if you don't want a ticket. Also with navigation - the course is fairly spread out with a good walk between most tees. Note the locations of #7 and #8 because if can be confusing without the map.
Most holes are fairly straightforward, and besides the length don't offer a big challenge. It would be a great course to install longer and more varied tee boxes because there are no doglegs or blind shots, and with only #5 offering a tight line, you could probably play the entire course with driver and putter and be okay. Also, although the concrete tees are nice, just like Epple Park
and Pioneer Park
, it would have been nice to have some indication above the grass level for easy navigation.
WORST HOLE/S: #7; #8
Other Thoughts: Although this course rates slightly higher than Epple Park due being a full nine holes with good concrete tees, I actually enjoyed playing Epple Park more. Truth is, this course - though solid in its design plays a bit boring and leaves you walking away finding most of the course forgettable. It's the very definition of what an average course is - something that is well laid out and that you enjoy yourself, but you're not wowed or feel like you just have to hit this place again. It's not great and certainly not bad - simply average.
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