0 Helpful / 5 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 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 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 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Excellent technical course. The opening hole showcases the difficulty of the course. Tight shots are abundant and force a player to examine each possible line before committing to a shot.
This course is an excellent compliment to Bad lands. The shorter more technical holes really complement the length of Bad lands.
Cons: The course is difficult to navigate the first time because the baskets seem to be hidden in the trees. There is minimal water but the trees will keep you busy.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
A hidden gem
Pros: This is an awesome park considering where it is! It is certainly one of the best courses in the Denver-metro area. It is the short, fun, technical version of it's big brother Badland's DGC. It is the tightest and most wooded course in the city. As I said this course is certainly technical and will make you pay (usually badly) if you do not throw accurately. Hole 1 is my favorite on the entire course. It starts out with a 180 (or so) foot straight shot down a small tunnel of trees and shrubs, with the basket being below the tee (in terms of elevation). There is minimal room for error on this hole as going too far left or right, or ending up too close or far all result in tough shots through thick woods. It is truly a unique hole that will test you abilities. From here on out you will be expected to throw many of the throws you have in you bag… all of which must fit through some tight windows. If you do not make these windows, you will find yourself digging through this bushes as well as climbing in steep mini-gulleys that can consume your disc. Holes 2-9 all have a wonderful amount of creativity put into shot and pin placement. You will need to pick your routes wisely and hit all of them in order to stay around or below par. Other cool parts of the course include teeing off over a lake on hole 4, and a fairly tight mandatory gap on hole 8. Hole 9 has a hanging basket which is pretty cool!
This course does not have any long holes, but is certainly technical. It is for those who want to throw accurate throws, and not chuck up bombs. The technical aspects make it fun, challenging, and unique for the area. Almost half the shots are blind, making the course that much more awesome.
Cons: Expect to be searching for discs here. The "mini-gulleys" will consume almost every bad throw considering they line all holes excluding 3 and 4. These mini-gulleys are steep trenches full of trash, cement, and stagnant water. A bad throw makes them hard to avoid, and even worse once you're in, it's hard to find your way back to the hole with a good score. The signage at this course is abysmal. There are no true signs, and a first timer will more than likely have to scout half of the holes here. This being said, you have to scout them because they are hard, blind, and awesome shots. This place can also get extremely crowded and extremely windy. Considering the course is tucked away, you would think it would be used exclusively by discers. However, every time I have been there, there are always non-discing park-goers who seem to hold up the game for very large amounts of time. The fact that it is crowded and close to Denver includes the discers as well. Many times there are large groups of 5+ moving slowly through the course… and with such a likely chance to lose discs, one could see how this could take a while. The brush here could also certainly use some trimming. Many bushes and grass could be trimmed and maintained, and it would make searching for discs much easier.
Other Thoughts: This course is really a hidden gem. Part of the reason it is so "hidden" is because it is next to a much larger disc course... another part is because even when it is not crowded, rounds can take a while due to lost discs. Great course in the Denver area though. Check it out if you like mountain courses, but live too far away from them!!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A great shorter technical course as a bonus at the bigger badder badlands course. Nice technical woodsy challenge. Good variety of hole length and shot challenges. Can be played entirely with a midrange if you wish. Deep ravine along some holes makes for a chance of losing a disc... or at least having to scramble to get it and taking a 1 stroke penalty. Garbage cans on course are available and used. very little trash throughout the course... Kudos to the locals... but most of the cans were overflowing on a Sunday a.m. Need to be emptied by parks crew more often.
Cons: A bit tough to follow if it is your first time. I played with a local which made it O.K. Needs tee signs and clearly defined tee pads. Hanging basket on 9 is a bit silly as it is hanging at approx standard basket height... if you want to put it at std height... just put it in the ground.
Other Thoughts: I prefer 'em like this as opposed to "wide open arm ripper 500' see the basket and fly" courses. If I lived here I would likley play this twice as opposed to playing the mian course.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A must play....Nice two for one, this course had me guessing the whole time; thanks to the help of the extra cool local I met at Johnny Roberts in the a.m., it went pretty smooth; man talk about shooting blind, nice mild elevation changes, nice pin placement throughout, I went in the off season, if there is such a thing in Denver, so it wasn't overgrown just muddy from melting snow run-off.
Cons: Can't think of any...
Other Thoughts: Can't wait go back to the jungle...
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Back nine is sick
Pros: Unique shots, great diversity from Badlands 18-
Very wooded and secluded-
Technical mix of shorts and longs-
Little water incorporated well-
Great feel to playing and hopefully surviving the back nine
Cons: Difficult to navigate, may require guide on 1st attempt-
Many shots are blind-
Overgrown and many lost discs
Other Thoughts: Very cool, very fun set of holes. Would highly recommend playing it with a guide or at least following someone through the first time. Be prepared for thick overgrown grass and trees too. Bring water because it makes for a longer day.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Blind throws galore
Pros: This course is great after 12 holes of the Badlands. It is wooded, and out of the wind. The first time you should play with somebody who has already played it. Most of the holes you are throwing blind. You wonder with all those leaves and trees out there is there going to be any open space for my discs. Actually there is an amazing amount of open space that you just can't see from the tees. You learn as you play these 9 holes that you have to avoid the Russian Olives, the ditch, and the trees with the prickers on it. You give a sigh of relief when you get to the third hole because you can actually see the basket and the areas between you and it from the tee. 1,2,4,6,7 are total faith shots. It is a good idea to have a spotter on 4,6,7.
Cons: Some of the bridges over the creek are a little scary. People complain about the PVC signs, and the fact that the trail threw the course is marked by red tape. I just think that is part of the personality of the course.
Other Thoughts: I played this a few times in the winter when there were no leaves on the trees. I though that I should wait till I played it in the summer with leaves, expecting the course to play a lot different. Actually it was very simular. In the summer the golfer is playing a little more blind, but you still make the same throws. Also, some people play a Mando on hole 1 between the two tall trees with the red tape around them. Also, if you just want to play Blair Witch w/o Badlands you can park on 88th and Zuni and start on hole 4.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
More interesting than the movie!
Pros: In contrast to the 18 holes of Badlands this back 9 consists of more technical shots. This back 9 is very wooded and has a very different presence from the 18 holes. Hole 1 starts the course with a very challenging shot.
Cons: There are some deep nasty trenches with nasty swamp water near some holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course to have a change of pace from the 18 at Badlands. This course is located near the tee off for hole #13 at the 18-hole Badlands course. There are flags in most trees to help out with fairway routes and directions to the next tee of site. Most of the tees are within sight of the ending basket. The course now has baskets on all of the holes. This course is a very fun play and is recommended if you are in the area. Not much up and down like the 18-holes at Badlands. Seems like this course is getting better equipment each time I play it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Loved this little hidden gem. Very technical and tight. Not at all like the rest of the course.
Cons: Needs baskets on all of the holes. Wooded and in a different time of year could be even more difficult.
Other Thoughts: Needs more baskets as a couple of holes are just posts. Very challenging and not for the new player.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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