5 Helpful / 1 Not
One and done
Pros: I enjoyed playing on a disc golf only course. The baskets were nice, but the pads could use some upgrading. They are dirt and many are only a widening of the trail you are walking on. I enjoyed the view of the mountains and the course is easy to find off C-470 and I-25. A business using the same parking lot had a vending machine at the time and I needed it after playing this very exposed course.
Cons: I played this course in mid-September, so the brush was tall, dry and thorny. Almost every hole was the same. Long drives and long putts. The layout is pretty basic as well, with seemingly every hole going back and forth. (Check out map) On quite a few holes, any drive less that 300ft would land in the brush. The only other option was to hit the narrow walking path between the brush. Accuracy is important, but getting the disc to stop on a walking path between 3-4 ft tall brush from 300ft out is difficult for anyone. My buddy and I spent at least a third of our round looking in the brush for our fairly accurately thrown discs. The cars on the highway to the south and on County Line Road to the north gave the course a very tense feel compared to most other courses in the area.
Other Thoughts: Wear pants and long sleeves. I would only consider playing this course again during a different season. Maybe late winter or early spring when the brush is dead and blown away and before the new growth. I could see how this could be a fun course. However, if you play disc golf to relax and recharge in nature, this is not the course for you, at least not in mid-September.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
find another course
Pros: It's located where not many other courses are so it's convenient. Nice place to learn the game.
Cons: There are many. Lacks distance variation (very little long) and structure. Busy roads near by. Flat, flat, flat. Tee boxes are lined by 2x6's with no clear indication as to end of tee area.
Other Thoughts: 9 hole course takes very little time to play.
Take the time to drive to Beaver Ranch (just 20 minutes from this course) and enjoy a championship course instead.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
One of Denver's weaker courses
Some holes have a bit of elevation in play. Baskets were in good condition. Trash cans on the course for convenient waste disposal. Fairly easy to navigate the course. Starts and ends very close to the parking lot. Disc golf only park: not impeded by other people. Easy to play for first timers, just remember to track your discs all the way to the ground as you throw them.
Minimal to no shot variety; hole #6 is the only one that sticks out as being somewhat different than the others. #5 basket was stolen; leaving only the pole. #17 tee sign was missing. Remaining baskets were single chain DISCatchers. The dirt tee boxes were pretty rutted. The hole lengths listed on the course map are supposedly "accurate up to 1 foot", but they differed by an average of 17.5' (ranging from 2' to 62') vs. what I measured by laser. It almost seemed like perhaps extra pin positions were added later, and the tee signs & map were never updated. #14 is a blind tee shot due to the low elevation; for first timers you need to walk most of the way up the 417' fairway to see where you're supposed to throw.
I could have guessed from looking at the course map this would be a pretty uninteresting course. The course has a very barren, wasteland feel to it. The noise from the adjacent highway was not conducive to a relaxing round of golf. After playing the first nine or ten holes I actually considered quitting I was so bored. Looking back on this course there was nothing memorable about it in a good way. I'd say it's the epitome of a "3 shot course". You make a really obvious drive and are left with a pretty obvious approach/birdie shot, after that you should have a short putt. Barring significant wind there's no excuse for taking a '4' on any hole out there. AKA the "Lighthouse" course.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Always Watch Your Disc
Pros: The setting is incredibly beautiful and the holes are easy to find. While there may be others playing the course most of the time it is never crowded. Everything looks the same but each hole provides a unique challenge.
Cons: There is so much brush that you cannot count on any rollers. You will have to watch your disc all the way to the ground on just about every shot and even then you may spend five plus minutes looking for your disc. While I have never lost a disc here I can imagine that it would be easy to do so because I have found a few lost discs myself.
Other Thoughts: This has been a great course to learn on but it is very easy to get away without being forced to make too many different shots. I would love for them to get a new basket for hole five, and they have. The basket for hole five is the best basket on the course. There is also a group of locals that get together every wednesday night to play so show up then if you want a challenge.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
A real disc eater
Pros: Disc golf course only on very large, open terrain. Not overcrowded at all. Good park to bring your dog. Some elevation change, so that is quite nice.
Cons: Known to be a bit muddy and brush can get out of control during certain times of the year (leads to many, many lost discs). Every hole kind of feels the same.
Other Thoughts: Make sure to wear pants during most of the year or you will be tore up!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
View of Freeway!
Pros: It's always nice to play a disc golf-only course! The baskets and pads were in decent condition.
Cons: Not very many trees so the only obstacles were lenght and elevation changes. Didn't challenge one's creativity. The course got fairly monotonous.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad play if you're in the area.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Baskets in good condition and tee pads clearly marked. Interesting foliage with low bushy sagebrush throughout. Elevation changes come into play also. Well trod paths all around so even a first timer can find his/her way around the course.
Cons: Seemed like every hole was long. No baskets closer than 300. On some holes you coul see more than 1 basket and it wasn't always clear which one to throw to. I ended up replaying 14 as I threw at the basket for 1 until right up on it. No pars marked on signposts.
Other Thoughts: Gorgeous backdrop with views of the rockies throughout the course. Lots of garbage cans and course is remarkably clean. Long and tough shot mostly 4's.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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