Aurora, CO
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 Swamp People

5+    5/9/2012   5/9/2012
Review By: jordanashton
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
-Generally a fun place to play for armature to advanced players.

-However, due to the many water hazards, I wouldn't recommend beginners just starting out.

-The tee pads are concrete and very nicely marked.

-Not usually too busy so you can throw a couple extra discs and not feel rushed.
Cons:
Wretchedly disgusting stagnant water swallows discs all day long.

The swamp people that seemingly reside out there pull out discs by the hand full! They sell discs on the shore whether you have your name and number on there or not.

Don't get me wrong someone's got to get the massive amount of discs out of the water; but have the decadency to pick up the phone and at least text someone about their disc before selling it off.

Furthermore, some the people in the park have absolutely no clue that there's a golf course. Sometimes you will have to skip holes because people are picnicking in the middle of the fairway!
Other Thoughts:
This is my "home" course, as I live just across the way. It's a good place to learn to play, Just don't bring your expensive discs to this park. If you throw it in you won't see it ever again (unless you come back on the right day and pay to get it back)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Family Fun

2-4    4/20/2010   4/30/2012
Review By: asjzn6
Played: 105  Reviewed: 52  Exp: 8.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This park is great, well kept, trashcans, playground community center, excellent information for the park. Great baskets, teepads, practice basket, shooting over water.
Other Thoughts: This course is beginner friendly not much rough shorter open holes, great park

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  

5+    9/7/2011   9/10/2011
Review By: Modelle
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to follow and well marked. Can get crowded esp since MHC disc competition coming up. Many water shots, liking them all except 13. It will gobble discs so I throw DX's on this one. Somewhat challenging mostly because of the water.
Cons: Cons hole 13!! Pond can get stinky and they over water the course.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Steady course in Aurora

2-4    9/5/2011   9/5/2011
Review By: Sandman1981
Played: 19  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 12.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 The Expo Experience

5+    8/30/2011   9/1/2011
Review By: markjfun
Played: 61  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 8 Years
This review was updated on 11/9/2011
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course!

5+    7/18/2011   7/18/2011
Review By: Fiznizzle
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3.2 Years
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.

 Good course for intermediate & beginners

5+    7/6/2011   7/9/2011
Review By: cpaquette
Played: 42  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
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.

 Awesome discin

5+    6/16/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: ChingyChing
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.3 Years
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.

 Great Course

1    6/16/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: autr3518
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.3 Years
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.

 

2-4    6/21/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: slice
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3 Years
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.


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