Arvada, CO 
Bird's Nest Disc Park Share
Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #13 (Taken 8/2008)
3 / 366ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #13 Tee



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 Birds Nest: Flat & Long

5+    5/10/2011   5/26/2011
Review By: 14erDisc
Played: 40  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 4.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very flat course with a decent amount of trees. It requires many long shots, but is not very technical, and does not require a large variety of shots. There are a few fun shots which require tight negotiation through cottonwood groves. The back-back 9 is my favorite part of this course. While it is underdeveloped, it has a majority of the courses challenging shots. I enjoy coming here on a calm day in winter, spring, and early-summer.
Cons: I have been there many times where parts of the course are shut down due to flooding or construction. Last year (2010), 3 holes were closed due to flooding for a majority of the summer, and this year (2011) 4 holes are closed due to construction. In late summer YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DISC. No matter how good of a discer you are, the tall grass and more likely the thousands of tiny bushes will swallow a disc at some point. I have had a few rounds which took an extra hour or so due to so many lost discs within the group. Also has the ability to get extremely windy.
Other Thoughts: With the back-back nine adding up to 27 holes, Bird's Nest is a great place to have a reasonably long day on a course that is not too hard, but requires a good amount of long throwing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Playin the Nest

5+    4/9/2011   4/18/2011
Review By: Headbabe
Played: 20  Reviewed: 13
This review was updated on 5/26/2011
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The folks who run this course are always making nice improvments every year. Good mix of long and short with some tight tree shots.
Cons: They have some rock circles that are OB if you land in them. Not a big fan of that because a lot of them you cannot see off the tee box.
Other Thoughts: Keep up the good work! My North West Denver Metro. course of choice.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 My Home course

5+    4/14/2011   4/14/2011
Review By: 303dubreggae
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great for newbs and pros alike. Most tee shots are wide open so you can grip and rip, but if you want to score you need to be accurate. I live within 2 minutes of the course so i play almost daily there and it does not get old. Bird is good about changing the basket location to add a different feel. The course is under construction right now with 4 holes removed but it is a 27 hole course so there is plenty to play.
Cons: The only real con is the WIND, people who know this course know that it is most often windy so try and pick a good day. Only other con I run into is people who do not know the course have a hard time navigating it, so a few arrows pointing to the next tee might be helpful.
Other Thoughts: Overall i consider this the best course in the area, never too crowded and most people are friendly and will let you play through, the course is very dog and beer friendly. A big arm will never have a bad day at this course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 birdies at bird nest

5+    3/12/2011   4/12/2011
Review By: seth.hyzer
Played: 26  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
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.

 Nice day nice people

1    3/20/2011   3/20/2011
Review By: mgcarney
Played: 85  Reviewed: 54  Exp: 5.3 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Course is very diverse. The park is well maintained and clean. People are very friendly and will let you play through.
Cons: Fairly busy. I encountered several groups over seven people, but of course they were considerate and let me play through. The course was a bit hard to follow in places.
Other Thoughts: If you are going to drive to Arvada, I would encourage going to Johnny Roberts. This course was great, but for the drive, Johnny Roberts is better.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 I like the Bird's Nest

1    11/20/2010   11/20/2010
Review By: aaronoutside
Played: 16  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 4.3 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Varied shots
-Tons of distance to let it rip
-Great layout
-Elevation changes
-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.

 classic suburban denver

1    10/6/2010   10/6/2010
Review By: thumb
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Variation of distances, some elevation.
Cons: No trees. You can kinda just throw and as long as you get the distance correct you are good to go. Dry ponds are the stupidest thing ever... never play them unless its a tournament

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Bird's Nest

1    9/1/2010   9/29/2010
Review By: Dreeley
Played: 19  Reviewed: 7
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.

 Good Day

5+    6/27/2010   7/5/2010
Review By: trenken0103
Played: 27  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 13.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/16/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice peaceful course. The entire park is for throwing. So no need to worry about non b-golfers. Very dog friendly. Great baskets on every hole. Good T boxes. There is tons of different pin placements and they are used on a regular basis. The extended 8 holes with the seasonal A and B holes. But when your done with the 26 holes and your looking at the walk back to the car well there's one more basket (Practice Basket) to complete your 27. Some good elevation changes on holes 1, 3, 4, and 5. Well placed baskets next to hills and trees for those tougher shots. Some short holes and some meaty big ones so bring your arm and make sure to strech that bad boy out cause you'll need it.
Cons: The rock formations that are "water hazards" in the middle of the fairway? I mean come on. They really need new signage, broken peices of rock and marble don't cut it for a course that asks for donations. Watch out for those big groups there on the weekend.
Other Thoughts: Really a great course just to go chuck it! Enjoy this one as it is pretty much in the foothills and a beautiful sunset. Bring water and/or beer.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    6/6/2010   6/30/2010
Review By: thatdirtykid
Played: 36  Reviewed: 11
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great course to break in a new distance driver. Makes use of landscape the best it can with how open it is. This course seems more challenging than it should.
Cons: The rock circle OB markers are difficult to see and gauge from the tees. This favors people who play the course regularly. Navigation is a bit lack.
Other Thoughts: Not the best beginner course, and with the other courses within 20 minutes I would not go out of my way to play this one if I didn't get to the others first. Worth the stop if you already have them done.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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