Pros: -Could play a safari round here. If it is windy, that combined with the decent elevation change could make it somewhat interesting. You would certainly have some fast greens with the elevation. If you're like me, you need some form of tee to know where to throw from.
-This course is kind of a vantage point over the area around it. The views east, north and south are alright and when not hazy or foggy, the views to the west are awesome. You can see Long's Peak, Mt Mary Washington, Storm Mountain, and all the other peaks of Rocky Mtn National Park and the Northern Front Range.
Cons: -I couldn't find any tees. They were apparently once made of black gravel.
-There is pretty much nothing else to do at this park other than attempt to play disc golf so I could see some shady characters gathering in the parking lot to do nefarious acts and avoid the long arm of the law. I really don't care what they do but that could intimidate some disc golfers and make them fear for the safety of their vehicles.
-There are literally no trees on the course. Not one. There is no wind-block and no challenge from any obstacle.
-I only counted 7 baskets total. It appears that at least 3 of them have been stolen.
-The grass looks like it could get super long in the summer and fall. It was just starting to come out of hibernation when I played so it was no problem.
Other Thoughts: If this course had a little TLC, it would be ok, probably a 1.5. That is only because there are some hills here. Otherwise they just put out a bunch of baskets in an open field. If the 3 Rivers Disc Golf Club were to take over this course like they have many others in the area, I think we would see a lot of improvement. However, I know that they already do a lot of work and this course might seem like a lost cause to them. They should almost pull the baskets here and sell them to somebody else to put in a course somewhere. The land really isn't suitable for disc golf. I wouldn't recommend coming here unless you are a local looking to get some field work or are a course bagger.
Not Worth Even Considering Playing
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets are in good shape
-Some elevation change
-Wide open space to practice throws
Cons: -Tee-pads are all but non-existent these days. We only found about two or three of the tee-pads. They are very small patches of black gravel on the ground. They used to have very small markers on them. The remaining markers that are still there are very badly faded, so you don't even know what hole number the tee-pad is for even if you manage to find the tee-pad.
-The baskets are basically all placed in a wide open field and the hole number is marked on the inner pole, but not on the top. So you don't even know what basket is the right basket to throw to even if you manage to find a tee-pad.
-There are very few, if any obstacles in the area that the course plays through, so all of the shots get super repetitive and the course is not very exciting.
-The flow of the course doesn't make much sense and navigation is nearly impossible since you can't even find the tee-pads. The map of the course is not informative at all and doesn't help navigate the course.
-The course provides no challenge
-Basket 1 is missing
-This course will get terribly overgrown during the summer making it even more frustrating having to look for your discs.
-The tee-pads that are still there are gravel and in terrible shape
Other Thoughts: This course is not worth the stop. If the town of Timnath or some volunteers put some time into laying out actual tee-pads, adding tee-signs and taking care of the course, this land could support a decent course. For now, there are too many other good course options in the Ft. Collins/Windsor area to waste any of your time here.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Don't waste your time
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The baskets are in very decent shape and the views of the mountains are spectacular. You are almost always going to be the only person on the course. There is a good reason for this, however.
Cons: There are only 8 baskets (obviously one has been lifted). I can't even find where one was supposed to be. And the tees no longer exist. I searched for a good 20 minutes and could not find any trace of tees or even the tee markers this site claimed to be there. There are a lot of cacti and other stuff you can poke yourself on, and with no clear sense of flow and a map that is beyond bad, its extremely easy to find yourself in them.
Other Thoughts: There is no worse course you can find in the area of Fort Collins. Drive the extra 15 minutes to Heritage, Edora, Windsor, Hughes stadium, or even the hour up to sundance trail. It's well worth the hour drive to avoid this course. 2.5 is an abomination. I'm not rating this course a 0.0 because it deserves a 0, but rather because the average rating needs to be brought down. If the tee pads and signs are placed back and hole 1 re-appears, i would increase the rating to a 1 to 1.5.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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