Good quick clean course
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Teepads 2
Tee signs 0
This course had some of what i like risk reward on downhill shots and elevation changes. the practice basket set up was legit
Cons: Several pins are blind some a marker as to where you are throwing would be good. Hole 4 seems a bit dangerous. You are almost encouraged to shoot big over the mound. Well there is a fence with barbed wire just to the left of the pin anything that gets up in the air could go over and you are screwed
Other Thoughts: I met some extremely nice folks here and had a chance to chat. I always feel pleasantly greeted by locals here in denver.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
The Secret 9
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Unlike the Badlands course, Blair Witch Project is quite technical and has an array of different shots. It is much more difficult to shoot a 27 here than it is to shoot 54 a the other course. The length may not be here like it is at the other course but there is not a single hole that is the same here. Starting at Hole 1 which is a tight 6 foot gap downhill shot with the basket strategically placed. In my opinion Hole 1 is the best hole out of any of the 27 holes on site, because of it's uniqueness and the skill level is greater to succeed.
The gravel tee pads were not terrible; they could benefit from concrete but it is not terrible. Water can be a factor on holes 4-5 if the lake is full. It would not be a difficult task to clear the water but it does add some treachery on the course.
The fact that this course is much tougher than it's counterpart makes this course less played, but at the same time it makes the player want more and to succeed here.
Cons: I did not find navigation too terrible, however it could be drastically improved. The PVC tee signs do not say what hole it is, which is a problem since the land that the course is on is so small, making some holes play close to others. None of the baskets are numbered so shooting at a wrong basket is quite possible. Bring a map; if you bring a map than the course is much easier to navigate.
Speaking of baskets, some need a little bit of work. There was a random array of baskets throughout the course and the majority were single chained disasters. Hole 9 baskets hangs from a tree, which I never enjoy gimmick baskets like this especially if it is as free standing and swaying as this one was. There are better ways I've seen hanging baskets done, but it does add a little bit of character to the course. Hole 4 is a silly hole over the water and down a huge 30 foot hill that sits at about 70 degrees. There was not much thought in that hole and a twisted ankle could be a serious issue there.
Other Thoughts: Blair Witch Project combined with Badlands makes for a great day of golf with plenty of different shots. BWP adds variety and technicality as Badlands adds length. The course is rough but being patient and following a map or a guide can equal a pleasant extra 9 holes.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Forces you to learn new ways to throw and be more creative. Shorter distances and guarded basket locations levels the playing field for all skill levels. My arm couldn't keep up with the group on the badlands, but found some tee box honors on Blair.
Cons: We don't need no stinking signs, if your not with someone that knows the course you will struggle to find your way, can't see most of the baskets from tee box, mid summer growth makes it very difficult to find your disc , even if you hit your line you won't see it land and have a hard time finding it.
Other Thoughts: I am a beginner and find this course to be overwhelming . I played this course with an intermediate player that had experience on this course and par was rare, but lost discs were not. I will try this course again in the fall.....played again with large group and had a blast! More people made spotting discs easier
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Great addition to Bad Lands. This course forces accuracy and pulls shots out of you that are rarely used in any other course in the Denver area. Lots of shade for hot days and the heavy trees block the wind.
Cons: The boxes. I hate the boxes. Instead of A: leaving them alone, or preferably B: putting in concrete every few months I show up and there are piles of sand on the boxes that make fitting impossible and totally fuck up your game.
Other Thoughts: Concrete the boxes or leave them as they are.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Don't fear the Witch!
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Lots of tight, technical shots
-Much shorter than Badlands, which is a great way to finish a round
-Very creative holes and pin placements
-Much, much more fun than Badlands
-Hanging basket on one hole, which I always love
Cons: -Extremely easy to lose a disc
-Very difficult to navigate, due to the lack of visibility due to the often thick woods
-Use of a spotter is absolutley neccesarry...don't throw anything but bright discs here!
Other Thoughts: A fun addition to Badlands, that just has to be played. If you play Badlands, but skip Blair Witch, you're missing out on a great experience. It's the perfect way to end a round.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Heavily wooded and lots of tunnel shots (which is a nice change from the front course).
-Lots of fun holes with a lot of risk reward (the dense trees will punish you for bad shots).
-Pleasant, wooded area of the park
-Elevation change on several of the holes
-Water comes into play (there's a drainage ditch on several holes and a pond on one of the holes).
-Decent variety of distances (though there is nothing super long on the course).
-Hole 9 has a hanging basket, which is fun and unique
-Picnic tables and benches on some of the holes
Cons: -Gravel tee-pads (which can be a little slippery)
-Drainage ditch is full of really nasty smelly water
-No tee-signs and most of the posts with the hole number are faded out and unreadable
-Easy to lose a disc in the heavy brush
-Course gets crowded (especially with a lot of groups of four or more people)
-Not the best part of town (we saw a homeless person in a tent in the trees on hole 6)
-A tad hard to navigate at times (we missed hole 4 at first)
-Baskets are old and rusted
-Other park users can get in the way on a few holes
Other Thoughts: Great back nine to the front course that provides a lot more challenging and a little more variety than the front 18. This course flows into the other course well and if you are playing the front course make sure you hit these nine holes up.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: super challenging
great shade on a hot day
fantastic change of pace
really neat hole challenges
Cons: must have a guide to find the tees and baskets
easy to loose disks
Other Thoughts: follow some one that knows the course
you will love it
very technical course
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Great hidden back 9
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a tough technical back nine that really leaves you questioning your ability to shoot through a 3 foot gap of solid trees. The starting hole alone will give you an idea of what you are in for. As you work around the holes there are some areas that open up, but the older tall trees can still poke out and slap a disc down. The final hole on this 9 is a hanging basket which has to be one of the kewlest setups I have seen. Hole 8 is also a really sweet hole requiring you to blast a drive between a tree that split and grew left to right.
Cons: Once again, same as badlands, the signs could use some serious work.
Other Thoughts: When your out in this close quarter back 9 keep an eye on where others are. Lots of ppl thumb and tomahawk back in here to get the discs over the trees and back into the bush at the hole. It is easy to end up firing near another group without realizing it. FORE is definitely needed back in here.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
The Dark Continent!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Luckily, we followed a couple of locals as they veered off the Badlands course at # 12, played Blair Witch 2-9, and then jumped back on to the Badlands course making for a round of 25?, 26? I'm not sure how many Blair Witch holes we played and whether 4 & 5 were there or not. The signage is so old and decrepit and the underbrush so thick, not much sunlight reaches down there, and we had forgotten our torches, so we were basically lost without a map. I do know that are some extremely tight, technical lines there waiting to be hit. Birdies can quickly become bogies and double bogies. There are ACE runs coupled with totally blind throws. We had to walk ahead on many to find a basket tucked into some thicket somewhere.
#1 is a great little ACE run and the hanging basket on # 9 is a great fit on this course. The hanging basket is well done and a course like this is allowed one gimmicky basket.
Cons: The baskets are remarkably ugly. They are some kind of domed models but the domes are missing on many leaving kind of an ugly skeleton. I guess they fit the vibe of the course. My playing partner from Michigan called them "ghetto chains." In midday July we saw no evidence of any misquitos and the creek was nearly empty.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice contrast to the sprawling big bad Badlands 18. And adding 2-9 to make the aforementioned 26 hole day certainly makes for a full day of discing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
You're Lost, You're Angry in the Woods, and No One is Here To Help You.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A tight, tight 9 hole technical course adjacent to Badlands DGC hole #12.
Lots of tree love in the woods- dense growth that demands straight controlled precision and severely punishes everything else.
Each hole is memorable and each shot is unique. This course is worth it just for Hole 9s hanging basket.
Wonderfully creative hole placement. Almost none of the baskets are visible from the dirt T-pads and require cunning control from drive to putt.
Seasonality changes this course dramatically. In the winter the fairways open up with dead undergrowth and bare branches. In the summer the trees limit driving lanes and the bushes swallow visibility.
Cons: Blair Witch is so technical that it can be immensely frustrating. This is not a course for beginners.
The signage has pretty much disappeared. The T-pads may be marked by smooth dirt and a couple of logs but unless you have a guide, the baskets are buried deep in the overgrowth and can be hard to find. You really are on your own in the woods here.
The creek that winds through the course is polluted and nasty. Trash from Federal Heights is strewn throughout it and stagnant water breeds a pretty hefty mosquito population in the summer. Lots of desiccating trash and foul smelling mud make for an extra penalty on those missed shots.
As of June 2012, Baskets #4 and #5 have been pulled probably because of their proximity to WaterWorld. This is a 7-hole course. (Loss of a half point)
Little upkeep on this course has allowed vegetation to obstruct some of the shot windows. This has made a couple of the holes (like 1 and 7) very narrow.
It's possible to lose a disc here to the dense foliage. Bring a slingshot to get discs out of trees and use a spotter on the obstructed throws. Water isn't a hazard here (although you might not want to use your disc again if it goes in the pools) but brightly colored discs are highly recommended!
WaterWorld and some of the local citizens detract greatly from the ambience of Blair Witch. The picnic benches are a popular hang-out for local teenagers and some shady characters.
Other Thoughts: Blair Witch feels like a really cool 9-hole course, but it also throws the gauntlet down. If you can come out of the woods even you can brag to your friends. One errant throw and you could be hacking through the shrubbery for the next three shots.
The loss of baskets #4 and #5 (as of June 2012) detract greatly from this course, robbing us of a couple of fun shots and confusing the already convoluted flow of Blair Witch. Unless you know where you're going, the trip from #3 to #6 is a long one…
The aging (and in many place ruined) signage makes finding the baskets very difficult.
And yet the uniqueness of every hole creates a disc golf experience that is quite memorable. I'll never forget the first time I threaded the needle on #2 and dropped my drive into the shady nook by the basket. Or the first time I putted into the hanging basket on #9!
Definitely worth the 1 hour 15 min play-through!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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