Flatlander got WOWED!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Im a flatlander and this was my first DGC in any mountain setting. I was awakened as to how tough uphill shots can be!
This course was rather tight width of the fairways, lots of trees which added to the scenery and accuracy of your shot. Each hole seemed to offer a different throw and philosophy as to how to approach each tee basket. Peeps seem to not like the "unofficial" baskets, to me, it added to the theme of the course!! Left handers, uphills, downhills, doglegs, blind shots as well as a few distance open shots. This place has it all with the exception of long (over 350) holes. If it had one, I would have rated it as a 5 and not a 4.5.
I though that the course was designed very well and the upkeep was great conditions! Brian and Beth put in lots of time with marking the OB area. I've read where some think it was overkill, but my opinion is that it added to the play altogether. They do have neighbors, so if you have any inherit etiquette, you would realize why the OB was so meticulous to detail! OB markers ranged from old logs, sticks, old fences, rocks etc. Great variety.
I played 18 by myself and I just wanted to enjoy myself and take it all in hole by hole. I wasn't rushed at all, no one was creepin on me nor I to others. The call ahead tee time was a fantastic idea and I think it adds to your game experience. The $5.00 fee was minuscule compared to the great experience I had today!
Cons: Only can I can stretch to be nitpicky was more my fault than the design of the course, but there were areas that were rather soggy and I did get my feet wet a little. Had I stayed on the preferred flight path, this wouldn't have been an issue at all, a couple of slight degrees and off ya go. ;)
If you should get hit with a rain storm, there are two home made rain shelters on the course, rustic and cool!
Other Thoughts: I did not get to meet Brian, but Beth's hospitality was second to none! She took the the time to show me the course in a detailed hand to scale map (that Brian had drawn) of the course. She gave me a run down, hole by hole, being a noob to the mountains, it was very beneficial for me. She warned me to take it wasy on teh first 4 holes, as I wasnt being rushed at all and I may not be used ot the mountain climbing (she was right btw) She treated me as a friend and not a business entity. Great hospitality.
I had no issues getting to the course from downtown Denver. If you are new to this area and are staying in Denver area, I highly suggest taking 119 to 6 to go via the Canyon, unbelievable scenery! Thanks for that tip Beth!
The club house was awesome! Brains art adorns the walls inside. Discs with their logo, t shirts, coozies, and stickers were all for sale. Be sure to check out the cool art on the outside of the clubhouse.
The entire theme and setting of this course was like going to a theme park of Disc Golf. Awesome time was had by me, awesome weather, awesome day, just all around an awesome, fun, truly memorable day!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Super cool course that plays through an old mining town
19 one of a kind baskets, tee signs and more!
loads of technicalities
A must do! it worth the fee and trip!
Cons: It could be longer in spots... as a disc golf junkie I always want more, holes, and fantasy featured courses will leave wanting more!
Other Thoughts: I hope I will see more of these private style fantasy courses!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: - Best kept course I've ever played!
- Each hole is unique in its own way with lots of care and thought.
- Scenery is unbeatable.
Cons: - Extremely tough to find.
- Wish the holes were a bit longer.
- GPS does not help.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: This was the most unique course I've ever played in my life! You could tell that the owner spent a lot of time with the OB's and layout. The Clubhouse was cool, and has souveniers for purchase. Very Technical course with some good elevation.
Cons: No Cons, other than some of the baskets were homemade, with rusty chains. I had a few spits but was playing casually and it was worth the trip for the overall expierence!
Other Thoughts: I'll be back!
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 10 Not
A real treat!
Pros: Everything about this course is a treat. It's fun and challenging- Hey, you're in the mountains- playing disc golf through ruins of an old ghost town that lays on "the dude's" property.
Cons: I cant think of any!
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
This Course will Haunt You!
Pros: A truly unique disc golf experience.
A fun tight course that is a complete departure from any other high rated courses.
Makes great use of the topography.
Overnight camping... a must for any disc golf road trip.
Really nice staff.
Challenging - Despite several holes that are sub 300 ft. birdies are tough to come by.
Other Thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed the handcrafted nature of the course from the hand painted signs and baskets cobbled together from a wild assortment of items and materials.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: One-of-a-Kind! A must Play. Unique and Fun. Very scenic and interesting. If you follow the directions, you will get there. Brian was a great host.
Cons: Baskets!? They look cool but I feel it would be best to have baskets that are solid and sound. I can handle the OB's but I hate bounce outs specially from questionable baskets.
Other Thoughts: OBs are many and that IS part of the character of this course, deal with it. Old baskets with character, i guess i should deal with it. That makes this course just short of perfect. Thanks Brian! I will be back.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Funnest Course Yet!
Pros: Excellent use of terrain. Awesome rustic and historical feel and views of an old mining town. Short and very challenging. Well marked and groomed course. Extremely clean of trash, but not old mining artifacts. Plenty of resting spots.
Cons: OB, OB, OB! The biggest con has to be the excessive OB. Easy to lose discs in the tall swamp grass with an errant throw. Lack of parking.
Other Thoughts: Well worth the play to travel from Michigan. Many things come to mind and couldn't decide if it was a Pro or Con like the older home made baskets. They seemed to work in my favor so it must be a Pro. OB was excessive however helped to make it more challenging. The greens fees are minimal and the course is well worth twice the cost! Over all an excellent and super fun course!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
The Ghosts of Disc Golfing!!!
Pros: ~This was truely an experience!!!
~Everything looks like it was takin from the 1930s or earlier. Very authentic!!!!
~Not only do you get to throw some discs in some very cool settings, the whole trip is an adventure!
~Abandoned buildings with glass broken out, old rusty oil cans laying around, very rustic looking baskets that were made with outstanding craftmanship, ridge to ridge shots, tee boxes on the top of boulders and hills, a camper-style smoke....er...rain shelter, creepy looking remains of stone made buildings, and a history packed story that goes with the course. A must play for and adventure seeking disc golfer.
~I saved the best for last.....Brian was the host, and what a host he is!!! After he showed us the basic layout of the course, told us some history of the ruins, and gave us some tips and tricks to use along the way, we were all too excited to get on the first tee and begin our adventure.
Cons: Some would say that paying to play is a con. In my opinion, it secures the fact that this course you just payed to play will be a one in a kind. My con would be the OB's. Why so many? Seems like to me he kinda went a little crazy and started abusing his OB privledges. Especially the holes right before you cross the street. There is OB's surrounding trees, a fake lake, and just random circles of OB's (and no, me nor anyone in my group counted those as OBs. Rules or no rules, that was rediculous.)
Other Thoughts: I would strongly recommend two rounds. the first round to get to know the course, than the second round to really play the course. (+5 my first round, -1 my second) All-in-All , an awesome course and a must play for any discer. We will be back!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Big information board, Quite and spacious.
The course is clearly marked, has a wire array of elevation.
The owner is very friendly and informational.
Plenty of room to take your time and relax with lost of benches and bazaar obstacles.
Cons: Some of the OB is private property and you may not retrieve lost discs.
Lots of loose terrain.
Other Thoughts: There is a nice 4 wheeling road you can take into Ghost town with lots of killer views.
Bring hiking boots if you have them!
You can cycle through many different discs on this course so go prepared for all kinds of situations like blind shots, straight open shots, sloped shots, crowded shots, you get the idea.
Over all this course met my expectations and left me wanting more!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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