2 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
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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.
Don't fear the Witch!
4 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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 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.
10 of 10 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.
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.
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.
The Wicked, Yet Good Witch
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Blair Witch Project DGC must have been designed by some kind of disc golf madman whose two-sided objective was to torment and simultaneously reward the souls of those who play here. It is a convoluted, back-and-forth maze of underbrush and narrow corridors tucked into a small corner plot of Camenisch Park, next to its renowned neighbor, Badlands DGC. If your specialty is throwing bee-line straight shots with finely tuned landings, this is your jungle paradise! If not, you must be a glutton for pain and mental agony to enjoy this round of 9 holes. The atmosphere is wretched on a hot summer day (buggy, overgrown, swampy), yet the sheer challenge of parring the holes can make you want to keep playing. Playing the full round is 50% annoyance and frustration balanced against 50% fun, tight 'n' tricky disc golf. The bottom line: Blair Witch will make you better or make you bail - one of the two.
Aside from the torture of unavoidable bushwhacking, a few of the holes are designed to momentarily deliver you from the bowels of the deep woods. About three of the fairways are open enough to hook a disc around a tree or two and stay on the grass. The perplexing hole #4 deliberately takes you off the main path to set up your drive right at the shoreline of a still pond whose waters you must throw across, only to arrive in a sponge-like wetland just beyond it. Other times you'll be throwing sidearm flings to squeeze through the gauntlet of gangly branches. If you're reading the decent map from the Links/Files section or you've come with a friend, you'll have an easier time finding your way and scouting for baskets. When you do land a sweet shot, it pays off handsomely. Note: From late fall to early spring, it is much easier to play when the trees are bare.
Cons: Blair Witch has its fair share of cons. The PVC pipes that are intended as signage serve no purpose but to display hippie sticker collections and scribbles. There are deep ditches alongside 6 of the 9 fairways that have gathered copious amounts of garbage, cement chunks and mosquito-breeding water. The natural tees can get a bit rutted out by muddy footprints after a rain. As another reviewer mentioned, it's not too flattering to see and hear the back of Waterworld amusement park.
With the seemingly small effort of installing some legible signage and attaching raised flags to the baskets, this course would gain some serious enjoyment factor. As it stands, it is a course appreciated by cult followers and locals who've mastered its trickery.
Other Thoughts: Forget restrooms, clear signage, basket flags, or general cleanliness. A couple trash barrels and handmade benches pop up here and there as a bit of a surprise.
The upside of this course is that it will challenge the daylights out of your strategic short game. Know what to expect, go in there prepared and shoot straight, or you may quickly find yourself begging for deliverance from the Blair Witch.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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