0 Helpful / 1 Not
Classic Suburban Denver
Pros: Nice neighborhood, feels very homey.
Great open feel. Lots of room for a busy first round of the year.
Very typical use of open space in Denver Metro Area. A low lying patch of land that serves as runoff for storms and floods.
Some longer holes encourage beginners like me to focus on form for maximum distance.
70+ people came out to play on New Year's Day. This is a popular course, and a must-play among the big courses in the region.
Cons: Wide open space. Few mature trees. I got sunburn from the reflective snow on January 1!
I'd bet, given the general geography of this park, that it is wet and sloppy after a melt or a storm.
Other Thoughts: The pond was frozen solid today, and many golfers went out to bring errant discs back. There was a good flow of water in and out of the pond, though, and I worry that the ice may be less forgiving on other days.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun little public park.
Pros: -Good, full color map near the practice basket. Encased in a polyurethane case to protect it from the elements.
-Practice basket with plenty of room around it to warm up on those long putts
-Over half the holes have water in play, and except for hole 13, have very good basket positions to make them challenging yet not fustrating
-A few open bomber holes for the big arms to enjoy as well
-Tee number and distance carved directly into the back of the teepad, so no need to worry about vandalism
Cons: -Biggest gripe is the teepads. The have little channels grooved into them, I assume to funnel off water, bit makes run ups feel weird.
-While the layout is mostly intuitive, the lack of teesigns can make a few holes hard to find
-Tons of goose and duck feces on the teepads, sidewalks and baskets. Not Mich anyone can do a out that, but its really gross.
-Aside from the water, there's really no other obstacles, just a few random trees, but none that require any true shot shaping
Other Thoughts: Super busy park, which is a good thing for the sport. But its best to come with a group because, even in the winter months, you'll probably be waiting around a bit. Lots of non-disc golf traffic as well so as always, be respectful, and you're better off yelling "heads up!" Than "fore!" As they wont know otherwise.
Overall, a fun park that is pretty average. The water makes it pretty cool and adds more challenge than most park courses usually have. Begginers and intermediates are the target audience, but advanced players will ti.d some fun here too.
FAVORITE HOLE: 2; a 250 foot straight shot across the pond. A super fun little ace run that I hit chains on multiple times. Just a cool hole all around.
LEAST FAVORITE HOLE: 13; a long hole known locally as "The Island." Big arms may like it, but for my skill level it was just a stupid pain in the butt.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -There is water in play on a lot of the the holes. Many of the baskets are near water, which really makes you decide whether you want to go for it or play it safe. A couple of the holes throw directly over the water. The ponds on the course are by far its best feature.
-The course has very nice DGA baskets
-The park is well groomed and taken care of and the only place you will probably lose a disc is in the water
-Very nice, big concrete tee-pads that have the hole number and hole distance marked directly on them
-Several of the holes have some elevation change on them
-A decent amount of distances ranging from about 190 feet to about 400 feet
-Information board and practice basket
Cons: -The course is very wide open and does not have very many trees or other obstacles. The only major obstacles this course has is the water hazards
-The course gets pretty repetitive after a while as most of the shots are just straight wide open shots, with very few doglegs right or left
-There are really no truly challenging holes on this course or any holes that are really that memorable.
-The course has no tee-signs, which can make it a little hard to find the next tee-pad at times
-The course is a little hard to navigate at times. There are not markings pointing you to the next tee and there are some long walks between several of the tees, which can lead to navigation issues. A sign pointing to the next tee would be really nice.
-The information board and practice basket are nowhere near the first tee, which can make it confusing to find the first tee-pad
-The park is a very busy park with a lot of non disc golfer traffic it and has lots of people walking all over the fairways and nearby sidewalks, which could lead to quite a few safety issues
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is not a very memorable course. Non of the holes are very challenging or stand out very much. Despite the fact that the course is not very hard, I find it would be frustrating for beginning players because of the amount of water on the course, which could lead to a lot of discs going into the water. Overall, its not a bad course but it is also not a very exciting course.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Practice Course
Pros: I dig the open fields for long drives, especially practicing a different type of throw. Concrete tee boxes are a major +. The front nine is a smooth transition across open fields with little obstacles. The back nine starts throwing water, trees, and brush in your way to close out your round with a slight challenge increase.
Cons: No real shade at the tee boxes. You will find yourself waiting on this course from time to time, and a little shade would be nice. Water.... specifically hole 13 & 14, if your a lefty watch slinging it over the water hoping for it to roll back. If the wind is up even a litte, it can carry you out, and its not getting recovered. Bogged out holes is another issue on this course if the water level rises from rain. Hole 9 (the basket) & 10 (the tee box) can completely disappear. If there has been any rain, wear some good mud shoes lol.
Other Thoughts: In general, great practice or beginner course. If your showing up and throwing alone, take a few minutes to just hit the practice pin. Groups always meet up, and other singles meet up there, so you're bound to be able to hop into a group if you want.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Decent intro course, great for wind practice
Pros: Lots of great rolling hills or flat grassy areas making it difficult to lose discs in anything other than the water hazards (see cons below). Great wind that can either help you learn to throw and what to throw in windy conditions or really screw with your "normal" game. Even long tees are fair to make par. Had some near aces and long puts with a new player friend.
Cons: Water hazards are fine if you can get to your disc in the hazard. Unfortunately over half of the tees are right up against muddy, smelly, and relatively deep looking ponds/lakes. The areas between the ponds are just creeks but the brush on each side of the creek can easily "eat" a disc, never to be found when it's likely right in front of you. We got lucky and didn't lose anything but saw several other folks that weren't so fortunate. Highly unlikely you will lose anything if you play smart/careful but the wind can really mess with that when you have long throws right at a basket up against the water.
Other Thoughts: Though these types of courses are not as fun or challenging as others in the area, they are great for practicing your technique and learning the game or how a new disc handles. Creates a more even playing field when playing with someone that has less experience playing. Less likely to waste a bunch of time looking for discs like many other courses nearby.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very pretty park, good tees and baskets. It's not too hard to find your way. There are a few unique shots.
Cons: The park is a public park with a DG course added so its CROWDED! I spent most of my time waiting for people to meander past the hole so I could throw. There is a lot of nasty water that you are likely to lose a disc in. There are a 3-4 holes that pose significant water hazards.
Other Thoughts: This could be a fun course early in the morning before the park is too crowded. Its wide open so there is little for obstacles except that water.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Awesome Tee Pads!
Pros: Expo Park DGC is set in a nice large green, sprawling park with lots of water hazards to throw over, around and next too. The tee pads are the best around. They are big and grippy with the hole # and distance molded right into the concrete-first rate all the way. The baskets are DGA with red numbers facing the correct way (that is towards the tee pad). They are lined in concrete pavers which is another nice touch here. Although the course is generally a recreational level course, # 13 is kind of a monster. It's 354' with a carry partly over the lake to a basket which sits on a small peninsula of land . That hole would challenge most any player. Myself, I kinda like # 12. It's a 267' downhill throw over the lake around some trees. It's somewhat scary looking at first but after throwing it the first time I realized that it's actually a fairly easy little hyser ACE run. There are quite a few fun little ACE runs on this course including, # 10, 12, 16 (195') and 18 (210').
Cons: The lake is disgusting and smelly. I'm glad I didn't throw any discs in it. The ditch doesn't seem to be much better. I played in July during the middle of a string of 100 degree days and the lake was way down. I'm sure it would way more menacing in the springtime. The course was fairly boring in places. I would lose some discs here, for sure.
Other Thoughts: Other than the monster hole (#13) I see this course as a decent recreational course. The lake and creek certainly add to the challenge/danger/thrill. I'd like to play it again and improve my score. It's a course where knowing how much room behind the basket would most certainly help you. I gave the lake a wide berth whenever possible. I didn't want to feed that green disc eating monster.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Wide open space with good visibility.
Grip and rip for working on long game. Some good mid range shots required.
Great condition concrete tee boxes.
Some water hazards to ensure you don't get sloppy.
Cons: Lots of water. On a windy day you may need to get in the sludge pond if you're committed.
Not much in the way of technical shots.
Other Thoughts: I liked the course because it was real close but despite my many years of playing I still lost a few discs there. When there's no water in CO, it seems ironic that there's so much here.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Concrete pads. Easy parking. Clean, Water hazards.
Cons: Lots of people using the park. (Dog walkers, joggers etc.) You really have to pay attention when throwing.
Other Thoughts: Nice course to play after work. Pretty wide open, wind can be a factor.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Dangerous, but fun
Pros: Long open drives.
Easy to get to and find.
The concrete tee pads have both the hole number and hole length molded into it.
Trees on some holes add a little bit of a non-disc-eating challenge which was nice.
There is detailed course map at the start.
Cons: The course hugs the ponds and the small stream. This creates a huge potential to lose discs. To compound this, the ponds look filthy, mitigating any desire one might have to recover discs (though there's apparently a local black market for discs recovered by people willing to brave the water, according to the review by jordonashton, and I think I saw one such "swamp person").
Although I said the course is beautiful, the ponds make it smelly.
I threw across the stream on 15, but the stream is too far and the rocks were to slippery to jump across, so I decided to wade across rather than the long walk around. I threw into the stream on 16, and it was just far enough in that I had to step in to get my disc. The stream was pure mud in that area and there was rusty metal on the shore right where I entered.
Because the tee pads are numbered, there are no standing signs to mark the start of a hole. This caused a little difficulty finding the start of 3 and 8 for my first time through. I had the foresight to take a picture of the course map which I had to refer to in these instances.
I chose to play very safe, choosing to drive wide of the water and then approach the water with more controlled shots. The little tree just on the left at the end of the tee pad on #2 made throwing a powerful-yet-safe shot very difficult.
Other Thoughts: Use your phone to take a picture of the course map on your first go round if no one in your party knows the course as some of the hole transitions aren't obvious, and there aren't any above-ground signs to help.
I wrote more about the cons to explain my opinions more. The pros are pretty self explanatory. I feel that the pros and cons balance each other, creating a dangerous (in the sense of losing a disc), but fun experience.
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