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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.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Blair Witch Project
Pros: Really fun, fully wooded, short nine. This one is great practice for accuracy...there are very few great shots possible, so you have to work to hit them. Tees were natural, but nice. Lots of blind shots. Beautiful area in the corner of the park. Some holes were very special.
Cons: The creek is a monster...my buddy lost a couple. One time we didn't even know the creek was there. Needs signage; the pvc pipes don't cut it. The giant dirt pile on 4 takes away from the hole. Pretty difficult to follow at times.
Other Thoughts: If you play Badlands (the other course in this park), you have to play these 9, just to experience the diversity between the two. I wouldn't recommend this one if you are new or if you are unlucky. It is really fun for those that have played for a while, and luck definately helps.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
So...where's the pin?
Pros: Very technical 9 holes that plays shorter than the regular 18 at the Badlands. Great change of pace in the middle of the round. Heavily wooded that offers a lot of shade and tough drives. All nine holes now have baskets. Mostly, though, this little course is just fun! you don't often find tree-heavy courses in CO, unless you are in the mountains. There is nothing really quite like it in the Denver area.
Cons: Dirt tees, PVC & sharpie tee signs and not all baskets are regulation. Hard to find your way the 1st time through. The lanes are tricky with a lot of brambles and could use some more trimming to really define the driving lanes. We have already seen a lot of work on this course this year and hopefully it will only get better with time.
Other Thoughts: It's hard to review this course without comparing it to the standard 18 at Badlands. I recommend playing all 27 holes in one outing to get the full experience. The entrance is right after hole #12, on the way to #13, so you can just plop this nine in the middle of the round. You really get a full day of disc golf in if you play the full 27 with a variety of terrain in which to play. It really is a whole new experience from the regular 18. You walk out of the woods, back to #13, and you wish there were a few more holes back there. All-in-all, it's a great addition to an already good 18 holes. Technical, fun and frustrating. It will leave you wanting a couple more mulligans and planning your shots for the "next time" you throw this add-on. With some continued work, this "back nine" as they call it, might be a major draw for players who just want to play this one twice for a full round.
7 of 7 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.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
The Name Of This Course Gives It Away
Pros: This course is a fun addition in the middle of a round at Badlands DGC. Most shots are very tight which makes for a big challenge. It plays more like a mountain course than it does a park course. You will be forced to make a number of different throws.
Cons: These holes are so tight that it is not for beginners. It is very easy to find discs, but that also means that it is very easy to loose discs. There is an element of luck that is required on this course. Signs are poor and it is very difficult to know where holes and subsequent tees are for first timers.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun addition but my thoughts are that no one will play this course without playing the rest of Badlands. At the same time it is a very different course. I lost a disc in the water on #12 on the regular 18 but found one on #9 of this course, so I came out even. I also had a few local youths hanging out around this course which was distracting at times. They were just loud but not in the way of play.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Its named that for a reason
Pros: This course offers some tough blind shots that make you really trust your instinct and throw your disc with confidence. It winds between trees and through some small openings. It is not your average DGC and I think that it is a nice change of pace with a variety of shots.
Cons: Because this course does have so many trees, in can be very frustrating at times when playing. Some of the holes use baskets and some of them use tube tone as the holes. The tees are dirt, but i think that in the case of this course, it is kinda fitting seeing how it is in the middle of all of the trees.
Other Thoughts: Walk the course before you play it or play with someone that has played it before. On a lot of the holes, you can not see the basket, so you want to make sure that you throw it in the right direction.
The #1 tee is located next to the #13 tee of the Badlands DGC.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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