4 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Distance Variety
Pros: Lot of hole variety. There are a few that thread the needle and a few that are just long. The course does the best it can with most of the built in obstacles (trees and rocks, ect.) Other than 18 the pins are mostly dead red off of the tee box. You will need to being your best game to do so but birdie is possible on 80% of holes.
Cons: The course is not very fluid in some areas. If I wouldn't have taken a picture of the map leaving the first tee we would have missed a few holes mid round. There are many well tread paths that will normally lead you to the next hole but they can be decieving your first time out.
Other Thoughts: Take a picture of the map your first time out. everything is pretty clear but the paths will lead you astray if you don't have an idea of which well walked path is the correct one. Its very dry terrain in the summer so remember to bring good amounts of liquids.
4 of 5 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.
Donate if this is your favorite!
Pros: Great use of space and longer holes for booming shots. Good layout and easy to follow. Very few people play this course on a regular basis so you won't be rushed during play.
Cons: Very poorly groomed as it is in an "open space" area. Signs would be great if the course was adequately funded. Lots of bugs that like to bite out here and occasionally a rattlesnake.
Other Thoughts: Overall it is a fun course, but if you are going to play all 27 holes (when they open up 3,4,6&7 again) you need high visibilty discs that contrast with the landscape when playing here(tye dyes are a bad idea).
0 Helpful / 4 Not
very open course
Pros: A lot of holes
Cons: Pants and shoes highly recommended for this course
Wear sun screen ! Most of this course is right out in the open under the sun. It can get unpleasant if you didn't prepare thoroughly.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this course in the afternoon when the sun has started to sink.
0 of 4 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 / 1 Not
Pros: --Very open spaced
--Nice hill shots
--Nice Tree shots
Cons: --Very tall grass
--Markers missing or broken
--Some holes closed off, baskets gone
Other Thoughts: Thought it was a fun course. Would like to go back. wish they would cut the grass and weeds down. holes have no sign markers, and seems confusing, but figured it out pretty well.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent with potential
Pros: -Large variety of distances
-Quite a few different pin placements for the holes that get changed up pretty frequently
-Many of the holes give you a chance to just let you rip the disc but you also need decent accuracy to score well on this course
-Good use of the trees and elevation that is available on the land
-Trash cans and benches throughout the course
-Nice big concrete teepads on the first 18 holes
-Map of course and information board at the first hole
-Good DGA baskets
Cons: -Very very easy to lose a disc on this course as during the summer months the grass and other underbrush at the course grows rather high and it can be pretty difficult to find your disc at times
-This course has no tee signs except on one hole, there use to be stone tiles with the hole number on them but many of them are either shattered or just missing now.
-The flow of the course can be a little difficult to follow ( since many of the tiles with hole numbers are gone and not at the holes it can be a little difficult knowing if you are throwing off the right pad your first few times playing, and navigation after hole 18 can be pretty hard to follow at times.)
-Every hole after hole 18 has dirt teepads which if there has been a lot of moisture can be full of puddles and nearly unusable
-Parts of this course can hold a lot of water and if it has been wet recently, the course will be really wet and muddy
-It seems like there is always at least one hole closed for one reason or another (When I was there last they had 7 different holes closed with the baskets for all of them pulled, so they were unplayable).
-Bring lots of water as there is not a lot of shade on the course and if it is a warm day it can get pretty hot out there
Other Thoughts: This is a course that is a lot of fun but has some major flaws that if fixed could majorly improve this course. If you are looking for a course to play this one provides quite a few fun holes and is worth the drive to check it out. I believe the best times to play are either in the fall after some of the grass and weeds have died out or in the spring before the grass and weeds have had a chance to sprout.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Birds Nest: Flat & Long
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.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Playin the Nest
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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
My Home course
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.
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