Pros: +Nice concrete pads of an adequate size for this length of course
+Probably won't lose a disc here unless you find the ditch when there's water in it. There still is chance for retrieval if it goes in.
+Pretty decent shot variation here for a city park. Nothing is too long or too short but all the holes felt a little different. There were some trees that forced shots and the trees were often close to basket or tee.
+Decent signage on every hole. Plenty easy to find your way around. Signs included course diagram, distance, hole #.
+Some ace runs opps here.
+Clean and well maintained
+Intermediate level course that won't be too hard for a beginner or too boring for a better player.
Cons: -Definitely some conflicts with other park users. Nothing too dangerous but a wild shot could hit a non-disc golfer.
-Course doesn't quite loop back to start. Other reviewers have mentioned playing back to practice basket and that gets you pretty close and adds a hole.
-Probably could be pretty busy as it is a fun course and there's not any better courses too close.
-Could be windy as this course is kind of on the edge of the prairie.
Other Thoughts: -This is one of those park courses that I can't really think of a lot of cons but at the same time, it is hard to give it any more than that 2.5-3 rating.
-This is a solid park style course. It had a decent fun factor for me with some trees and some ace runs.
-This course is worth a stop if you are in the area. It won't be super challenging but could provide a bit of fun. It won't waste a lot of your day if you don't enjoy yourself for some reason.
Shady.....in a good way
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Pros: Mature trees help keep you cool. The right amount of distance for a beginner arm, not too short.....not too long. Just the right amount of trees in play to keep it interesting, but not impossible. A great intermediate course IMO.
Cons: Home course for the group i played with, and they kicked my butt. Only nine, but we played the practice basket from 9 basket . ( brings you back to #1 tee) and played again for twenty holes total. Feels a little cramped with other park people doing some BBQ and soccer. (But they were friendly and cheered you on ). Tee pads seemed shorter than usual?( Fell off the end a few times)
Other Thoughts: The ditch wasn't a big issue, but always a possibility on a few holes. Worth checking out if you are in the area.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun around-the-park course
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Pros: Nice shade, mature trees, cozy park.
Nice locals and family friendly vibe.
The ditch is a good hazard, without being inevitable, like at Interlocken.
I don't get out this way much, so I probably won't drop by, even though I want to. Probably not enough of a deal for me to make a special trip.
FOr some reason the nicely manicured lawns ATE my discs, and I spent an unusual amount of time locating them (of course, I was chucking 3-4 discs per hole, in my usual fashion.
Other Thoughts: I continue to be pleasantly surprised at how many mature parks there are in this area.
Parks like this encourage people to get out, and discover the sport. Very enjoyable.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: As a rule I avoid short courses. This course is an exception though. Has some really fun shots plays literally around the park. Kids in the half pipe become potential hazards (yes I put that as a pro) I love this course for accurate shot training. The unique setup of shots on a short terrain means I don't have to put my arm completely behind a wild shot. Great place to teach beginners or if you have kids they can follow you around the course easily our be left at one of the parks you're never far from.
Cons: People. To many people. Two parks, soccer field, basket ball court, skate park, and picnic areas means traffic can get heavy. Not much chance to use your driver. You need it on a couple but mostly a mid range will suffice.
Not bad for what it is.
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Pros: --Good use of available land
--Nice to see a well taken-care of park in a very small town
--Very friendly and welcoming to tournaments
--Great map at the start of the course, with scorecards and maps available
Cons: ---Super short holes. Many ace runs, but very low challenge
--Strange teepads. They are square, rather than rectangular, and very short (not a problem with these short holes)
--Park sees a lot of use from non disc golfers, and they get very upset when a disc lands near them...try to be curteous and don't throw over the skatepark!
Other Thoughts: The locals here have put in a ton of work to make this course happen, and it desrves respect for that alone. It's off the beaten path, so aside from tourneys most non-locals won't hit this spot up, which keeps it in pretty good shape.
Not a destenation course, but I had fun playing it for sure.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Another Little Denver Area City Park 9 Holer!
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Pros: This is a lovely little green, well maintained city park. The course's biggest problem as I see it are the other park users and their oblivious nature in reference to disc golf. Because the park gets so much use, disc golfers have to use the utmost courtesy in dealing with these many park patrons. The green grassy nature of the park makes for a wonderful venue for rollers. Rollers can also eliminate the safety issue on a number of holes. The concrete pads could be longer. There are great tee signs with the distance on each hole. TheDGA baskets have the numbers on top.
# 6 presents a real safety hazard with your tee shot flying directly over a skate punk park only about 125' ahead. A low hard drive could easily drill some kid and cause some hard feelings. Hopefully, if you do hit a skater, hit one with a helmet!
Cons: I'm never a fan of par 2's even very short ones like # 7s 125'. # 6 over the skaters is a saftey issue. There could be issues with discs landing over some neighbors fences and the ever-present problem with all the park users.
Other Thoughts: This is such a lovely, little park. The disc golfers must co-exist in harmony with the rest of the park users. That means waiting for people/walkers/joggers to clear out of your way or perhaps occasionally skipping a hole all together or maybe teeing from an alternative position. This is a nice little course. Keeping it here means getting along with the general public. Work with them. Remember, it's their park too!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice course, crowded park
Pros: - Concrete tee pads at every hole, with clear signage.
- A practice basket is posted at the beginning of the course.
- A keosk at the course start has maps, but the course flows well, and navigation is not an issue.
- A stream comes into play on hole 2, adding a touch of risk.
- A decent mix of hole lengths, with quite a few 400' holes, and holes holes 5-7 being ace runs.
- There are Porta-potties between holes 1 and 2.
- Easy to play a quick round, taking about a half an hour to go through the course.
- Despite the cons, it is a really fun course, but...
Cons: - This course is in a crowded, well used park. There were children everywhere, and dog-walkers regularly wandering the fairways.
- Hole 5 is a short downhill ace-run, but there is a playground full of children right behind the basket. Scary.
- Hole 6 forces you to throw a hyzer directly over a well used skate-park. Not a hard throw, but a grip lock could be awful.
- The tee pads are a touch on the short side, and the signs are on the back left corner of the pads themselves.
Other Thoughts: I really knew nothing about this course, but played it just to check it off the list. That said, it was a really fun few rounds. The course itself has very nice amenities, but the multiple playgrounds, skate parks, etc. just make it a bit nerve racking.
All things considered, I'm glad I played it, and will return to do so again. This is an overlooked course in the Denver area that really only has one glaring con, A little patience at the tees, and you'll have a great round.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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This and That
Pros: If you're looking for an up-kept 9-hole disc golf course in a clean and orderly residential park that ranks above average, you'll find it at Benedict Park. The course essentially circumvents the park, which is a good thing for us disc golfers. In the middle of the park, you will occasionally find youth football and soccer practices taking place (weekdays around 5 PM), not to mention the kids crashing around on the small skate park in the northwest corner. The challenges on this course consist mostly of navigating through and around tree trunks and branches, save the wide, swift creek flows along the right side of the fairway on hole #2 and the skate park nearly in front of the tee on hole #6. Imagine throwing your disc over inexperienced airborne preteens at their neighborhood skate park. There are some technical throws required, especially on the low "tunnels" of trees at holes #1 and #5. Pin #9 is cleverly placed behind a tight, dark cluster of pruned trees.
Cons: Brighton isn't exactly close to much else on the map (but to its credit, it isn't too awfully far from major civilization, either). The heavy use of the park's interior can be distracting. Wind can be a factor, as the park is essentially atop a hill. The creek is too deep and swift to find a lost disc.
Other Thoughts: This is your average 9-hole disc golf course at a park. It will challenge you in surprising ways, but also won't turn away entry level players. It is by no means a place to be impressed, but it also will not disappoint.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Quality if you live nearby
Pros: This is a very well maintained park with loads of signage. This is a park where they clearly did a good job of making a course with what they had already there… which was not much space. Most shots are the same general length of around 300 feet… a few longer and a few shorter. This is a great place for locals considering there is not another course for quite some time. All holes have signs as well as concrete tee pads. Hole 1 starts out with a nice fairway between a few large trees. Hole 2 brings a river partially into play if you hook right at all. Hole 3 comes back over a river, in between a picnic area and soccer field that are often full of parkgoers and little children. This is not ideal, and if a disc gets away it is certainly possible to hit somebody. Hole 4 is a long straight bomb. Hole 5 is the most fun and creative hole on the course. It requires a low yet floating straight shot with a slight left hook at the end to access the basket amongst a few trees. Hole 6 and 7 and 8 are straight shots. Hole 9 requires a bit of skill in the fact that there are many trees surrounding the pin… but plenty of paths to access it.
This is a fun course that can be played fairly quickly (30 minutes or so). They did a good job incorporating what trees they already had into the course. It is great for locals, but not much of a destination.
Cons: Considering this was already a park before it was a disc course, they did not have much to work with. There are people everywhere who are OBLIVIOUS to the fact that the park is a disc course. From the 4 groups I had to inform that I was throwing, none of them had even heard of disc golf. This just tells me that a park full of people, all of which are clueless to disc golf, is never a good thing for those throwing the discs. The course manages to squeeze into some pretty tight spots next to a picnic area as well as a soccer field where many teams play. There is even a point where you have to throw over an active skate park! The course also lacks greatly in creativity. While they did the best with what they have, most shots are straight and open… lacking much creativity. They are also mostly the same length (there is one 400+ ft hole). The course truly only requires one, or possibly two different styles of throw. This place is also susceptible to wind.
Other Thoughts: Hole 5 was the only thing that made this course unique in any aspect. It was a typical public park course with minimal thought and loads of straight, open shots.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: very nice park. a few water shots. mature landscaping. hole 6 over the skate park very interesting when kids are skating.
Cons: busy park lots of soccer practice school right next to course along with outdoor pool, skate park and hospital.
Other Thoughts: very challenging nice use to elements with park very nice intergration of skate parks canal and trees to course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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