Bird's Nest, Sept. 2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Can utilize almost any disc in the bag if so desired, and ample chances to practice with longest drivers;
- Rarely crowded;
- The upkeep, especially on the first 18, has been good since early August: mowed grass and baskets are moving positions;
- Several occasions call for an over-the-tree-or-bush throw;
- Big concrete tee pads;
- No non-players to worry about hitting;
- Short holes near the middle of the course provide a few birdie chances for most players;
- Wind conditions can vary;
- The first hole is a downhill launch and screams "birdie."
- It's a quiet course;
- The light around sunset is usually great, as is the view of the foothills;
- Easy access - parking lot is big and close;
- Dog park next door.
Cons: - The course calls for few accurate/tight lines;
- All fairways are straight;
- Almost no reason to use a left-to-right throw;
- Might be hard to navigate for the first time without a guide or a map (go left after hole 2; follow the "road" East after 6).
- Terrain is rough in spots, including spiky things that will poke through shoes, esp. on holes after 19;
- Very limited signage, maps, distance markings;
- Few places to rest, and there's only one bathroom (at the entrance).
Other Thoughts: - It's a long course with no running water, so bring water;
- In its current configuration, I'd contend that at least three holes should be par 4.
- Drop into Golden afterwards and try one of their new breweries, or good ol' Golden City.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Dedicated Course for Disc Golf
- Wide Open Fields to throw in
- Elevation Changes
- Over 18 holes
- Different Pin configurations depending on the season
- Difficult to lose discs
Cons: - Not a lot of shade
- Not a lot of places to sit
- Some holes are not mapped well
- Some holes lack major obstacles
- Can be very busy during weekend hours
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for all types of players. For beginners, plan on throwing 3-4 times before reaching the pin, these holes are far!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Front Range Gem
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of room- there are always other golfers out with you, but there is a great deal of space to work around each other.
Great people- I've been out a lot recently, and everyone I meet lets me tag along when I ask. One cat I played with got a call to return his Destroyer when other players found it in the tall grass. Maybe this is typical, but I was impressed.
Trees and ground cover provide challenges, but there are multiple paths around them. Opportunities for anhyzers, fore-and backhand shots.
Despite the vast area, it is relatively clean. Not lots of trash (I encourage users to pick up a piece or two), and many of the loose rocks have been arranged into nice borders on the fairways.
Relative isolation of the course is coupled with quick access to Golden, Boulder, and Northwest Metro Denver.
Cons: I have not seen any yet, but the eastern edge of the course is low ground, and can be quite wet when the weather is right.
The last 9 holes lack tee pads, if I remember rightly.
Some marble tee markers set out by work crews have been broken up and scattered. Benches at several tee pads have been trashed as well.
Other Thoughts: This course is such a great use of otherwise wasted space. All of the people I've met out here have nothing but good things to say about it.
The first hole is my favorite, with a steep drop to the basket.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice course to open it up.
Pros: Nice hole lengths. The concrete t-pads are the best I have ever seen!!! Long enough to allow for a good run-up and wide enough at the back to play all the pin positions.
Cons: Un-defined out of bounds. Its like playing on a giraffe and saying the brown spots are OB. The OB is defined by rocks laid out in a circle and very hard to know where is safe and where is OB from a distance.
Other Thoughts: Lots of prickly pear cactus. Good shoes is a must. I rated this higher than most because of the T-pads! I hope the back holes will get t-pads like the front.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This course has a fair amount of holes that require us with big arms to actually use their drivers versus using mid-range or putters like other "so-called" courses. A few shots entail a little elevation change.
Cons: Signage is not what it could or should be. Very few trees for those seeking shade here in the hot CO summers.
Other Thoughts: Bring sunscreen, and lots of WATER. This course if played in the warmer months will not be very enjoyable as you are like an ant under a magnifying glass as this entire course sits in a bit of a valley which gets VERY HOT!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
birdies at bird nest
Pros: This course has some very nice distance and terrain challenges that make this a tough one for such an open area. The first four throws include some elevation changes, the you have a few long distance tosses, and a few with some trees. A good course to play all day.
Cons: Other than spending a good amount of time looking for discs, none.
Other Thoughts: good course to work on your distance game
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
I like the Bird's Nest
Pros: -Varied shots
-Tons of distance to let it rip
-Lots of space and no crowds
Cons: -No trees, shade or water
-You will need the map for the last 9 holes
-The OBs everywhere suck and are not worth playing
Other Thoughts: This is a great course and almost was a 4 in my book, but it was easy to get lost on the back 9. There was a lot of work done on this place and they have made it look great. Bring a map and you will be good to go.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Disc Golf Only Park. Traffic is kept to a minimal with this. A.k.a no people taking there mary ass time walking down the fairway of your next shot.
- Tough, long course. Not every hole can be driven off the tee.
-Good mix of shots to open up your bag.
-Great imagination/use of the land.
-Fun through it's entirety
-Completely run/funded by individuals who like to play DG
Cons: can be hard to navigate towards the end.
-Not enough signs or maps for the holes.
-mainly open shots
-Summer/Spring can get a bit crazy with the weeds and overgrowth... Easy to loose discs then.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a very fun and challenging course to play. Definitely one of the better ones in the area.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Appealing to be on a course where you are not going to contend with other non-disc types. This course is dedicated to throwing it long and typically with wind as a factor being so close to the foothills. I like the driving range, a good idea to throw a few warm ups before playing. You have to navigate those O.B. 's to really score well.
Cons: I would say the wind. It can get real crazy at times. Give this course time and development it will be a real gem. I know for a fact there are visionaries out there and it will come together with time. The added trees and landscape will be valuable in years to come. Lack of water is an issue, so come prepared.
Other Thoughts: Since I tend to play Mt. courses, I always value every experience that Bird's Nest offers. It's a real treat to play a course that opens up and has some longer holes. Getting up and down can be a challenge.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
great front range views.
Pros: This is my first review using a rating form.
Number of holes 5/5 27 holes,plenty of disc golf to play.
Tee signs 1/5 There are hole numbers on the ground (often broken) which causes confusion to first time players
Tee pads 5/5 Some the best concrete tees I've played that give you plenty of room for run-up
Targets 5/5 Mach III all in excellent condition.They do tend to mix in with the vegetation sometimes though.
Map and scorecard availability 4/5 course map avaible at info kiosk and this website.
. multiple configuration 2/5 multiple target placements with only one set of tees.
. Variety of elevation 4/5 great use of elevation.The only complaint I have is that there are very few uphill holes.
Variety of shot types 3/5 For a relative open piece of land there is a good variety of shots though most holes a
straight shot will suffice.
Tight versus open holes 2/5 most holes are open to the limitations of the land.The few trees are used wisely.
Variety of shot length. 4/5 hole lengths range 180 feet to over 600.The average hole is around 300 feet.This
is a great variety.
layout and flow of the course 2/5 very hard for first timer without map to figure out the layout.Some tees are
a long walk from the last hole.It's very hard with the layout to play a quick
9 without jumping around.
. water holes 1/5 no permaneant water on course.though after it rains 13 has a water hazard,LOL
number of multi-shot holes 5/5 Unless you are an absolute bomber you will be faced with more multiple shot holes
Rate the maintenance of the course 5/5 this course is very loved and well taking care of.Great care has been taking
to keep the course well manicured.
likelihood of losing a disc at this course 4/5 the underbrush can make it very hard to find your disc.there aren't any other real threats against loosing plastic.
shared use of the course 5/5 This is a disc golf park.There are no other park users to worry about hanging out in your
fairway or asking you stupid questions about what your doing.
overall scenic beauty of the course and surroundings 4/5 great views of the front range of the rockies and surrounding
areas.the maintaince road and surrounding parks detract a little.
the number of benches 1/3 a few benches spread out there a rocks to sit on but not usually very comfortable.
number of trash cans 1/3 very few trash cans.Seems players have a lot of respect for the course which is rare these days.
restroom facilities for this course 0/3 no restrooms avaible.
practice facilities for course 1/3 one practice basket on premise.
message board for course 3/3 great info kiosk with map and league info.
Course totals. 65/100 3.5/5
Other Thoughts: I rounded up to a 3.5 because I really enjoyed the course.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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