0 Helpful / 1 Not
Steady course in Aurora
Pros: Open course that is not usually busy allows for mostly unimpeded play except for the occasional pedestrian. Mixes up short and long holes and a decent use of water hazard to make you think twice about your shot.
Cons: Not enough obstacles for me. Water comes into play on half the holes if you do not like to retrieve your discs from nasty water.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is a good course and should be on your to play list. Its not a favorite by any means, but a solid course for the denver metro area.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
The Expo Experience
Pros: Exposition Park is a flat, wide open, grassy plot of land interwoven with sidewalks and dotted with various bodies of water. It is truly an ideal course for beginners and intermediates because most of the holes play a straight line across spacious fairways blocked only by small, well-groomed trees. The park's hungry water obstacles claim more than their fair share of plastic, giving Expo a reputation for it amongst Denver's urban courses. Aside from the disc-eating ponds, whose presence poses the only real challenge on the course, it is a well-kept, attractive park. There are usually plenty of people out and about, but pedestrian and bicycle crossings very rarely interfere with the game and you'll never have to throw across a path from the tee box. The course's best features are its spacious cement tee pads displaying the hole number and distance, good quality baskets, trash cans, benches, overall upkeep, convenient location and lastly, let's not forget the 4 fun holes alongside the lightly wooded creek.
Cons: Hole #1 is in the middle of an open field and cannot easily be accessed from either of the 2 nearby parking lots, which is a serious design flaw. The ponds flood at least a handful of times each year, leaving a ring of debris and trash 20 feet inland. Luckily, it's generally cleaned up in a few days. Even during the most lengthy droughts there are mud puddles behind and in front of many of the cement tees. In various places, the ground beneath the grass is like a soggy sponge and you won't know it until your foot is squishing into it. The tee box for hole #10 is usually covered in a film of greasy mud because it is too close to the shore. Geese overtake the ponds and shores in winter months and their excrement is everywhere.
There is very little elevation change to speak of throughout the course. Multiple pin locations would be a huge improvement. There is a wealth of free space for it on the existing course and as often as the Aurora Parks & Rec crews are out doing maintenance, moving the baskets would seem a very small task.
Other Thoughts: PARKING: There are 4 different places to park that give access to the course: the main lot at the recreation center off Exposition Ave, the baseball field parking lot (southwest corner of park), streetside parking off Lansing St near basket #4, and the east corner of the Red Lobster parking lot which gives access to tee #12. These options are convenient if you want to play a specific part of the course or change up your starting point.
ALTERNATE TEES: There are some not-so-well-known alternate tees that play from the sidewalks. 2 of them are on the sidewalk to the west of baskets #8 and #10 and another is on the sidewalk behind the #15 tee pad. There is also one faintly marked on the sidewalk behind tee #1, which turns it into a very long fairway drive.
In a nutshell, Expo is a fun, convenient place for a round of 18. It is a valuable location whose radius is notably void of other disc parks. In that regard, Expo is Denver metro's best disc golf offering east of I-25.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great Wide open holes with very little trees/bushes in the way.
Although the park is used for other reasons, the disc golf course always seems "open". Never really that busy.
Incredible tee pads, clearly marked hole numbers, distances, and the pads point you towards the baskets!
Great course to learn how to play the game.
Cons: Stinky, stagnate water, full of nasty stuff!
Lots of mosquitos... course can flood at times and be soggy.
The park is used for lots of other reasons (walking, biking, etc.,) There are people who have no clue that disc golf is even being played.
The shore gets steep fast, if a disc goes in the water on the back 9, more than likely-it is gone!
Other Thoughts: Bring a disc retriever along with you! Lots of water!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Good course for intermediate & beginners
Pros: The water holes are very fun and will test your "manhood". Concrete tee pads and nice baskets with double chains. Ace run potential on every hole for those with big-arms.
Cons: The ponds and creeks that connect them that you will throw over is absolutely disgusting, if you throw a disc in, you might as well kiss it goodbye as I'd rather reach in a used port-a-potty.
Other Thoughts: Bring extra discs, especially if you're newer to the odds of you losing a disc or two are pretty good here.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Cement tee boxes. Open areas. Not over crowded. Friendly people. Close to rec center for water. Lots of parking. Easy to navigate. Different routes for alternate shots to avoid water.
Cons: Water is very gross so if you lose your disk just forget it. The water is not running so it becomes stagnant. sometimes u may experience mud or puddles near tees and baskets.
Other Thoughts: Just avoid water at all costs if you don't feel comfortable.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Open fairways, technical water shots with hazards on both sides, you can see the pins from the tees but the holes are still technical. There are ways that you can avoid the water so if you are unsure whether or not you can make it over the water play it safe and go around.
Cons: If you throw your disc into the water DO NOT GO IN!!!! The water in the lakes is not running and has become stagnant they are filled with trash and stink beyond belief.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this course to everyone!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Only course I have played that has water and I really liked the risk of losing a disc. The tee pads are huge. I like having the guys swimming for disc (he grabbed two of my friends disc and didnt charge)
Cons: Came here a day or two after a big rain storm and it was disgusting! Dead fish all over the field and trash everywhere due to flooding. The smell made me want to run through the park just to get out faster. While the tee pads are nice they were covered in goose poop this time.
Other Thoughts: While at first I liked having the risk of losing a disc I really became a pain after two friends both lost their disc (were all have been playing less then 2 months) Will probably wait until we get better before coming back again. Only reason we came back this time was to meet someone that had fished one of my disc out of the water.. That should be a pro because the last thing on my mind was someone calling saying they found that disc (because of all the swampers that sell disc here)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Only Course In The Area
Pros: This is a fairly wide open course that does a sort of loop around a set of lakes. The tee pads are all extremely nice, long, and made of concrete. Most holes on the course are around 300 feet, some are more some are less. They did a good job with what they had in this park. It is basically an open field with a few large ponds and minimal trees. However, the designers tried to make almost all of the trees incorporated into holes. While they may not be the hardest pin placements, there was some effort put forth. This place will certainly have you aiming away from the water. If you are an accurate or moderately good discer you will not have to worry about this as the water usually lies next to a very large and open fairway. A few holes are aceable, but most are just easy straight shots at a long distance. That being said, there are a few holes with pins next to the water adding for a little bit of excitement. This is a large park, and there are few other parkgoers. It is great to see that they at least give locals a course to play on and a place to get the sport out there to new players. The course is also easy to follow. Great for a introductory-to-mid level player. Not quite introductory due to the abundance of water.
Cons: There is very little variation to this course. Most are straight shots, and for good players the large lakes are easily avoidable adding little excitement. By the 18th hole, you feel as if you have thrown the same shot almost every time. The grass is nicely trimmed and open, but the lack of trees makes the average player underwhelmed. There is not much to say besides this course is a typical decent course... not much creativity, not much variety, but in a nice park.
Other Thoughts: This course is certainly not a destination. It is a great course for those who live in the area, but the lack of variation will leave the avid discer upset after 18 holes.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great place to take a first timer
Pros: Great place to take a first time golfer. If you avoid hole 2, there is zero chance of losing a disc here, and there are no trees to contend with.
Cons: The place can smell pretty foul as the ponds collect mildew. As a public park, there are a lot of people there on nice days, but the course is always wide open.
Other Thoughts: Every now and then, some drunken characters brave the pond to collect and sell lost discs. These guys found 15 of them yesterday. They will smell for days...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: It is a good public park course. Has a few water hazards that make some of the holes challenging. Nice tee boxes and a well maintained course. Not hard to find your way around.
Cons: It is public park right next to a school. So if you play around the time the school lets out there are a bunch of kids running around in the way. Other than the water hazards, there is not any other challenges. Just kind of throw back and forth but that's expected from a public park course.
1 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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