Good little challenge
Pros: -nice park
-regular pin placement changes
-mix of long and short holes
Cons: -park is busy
-filled with lots of folks just hanging out oblivious to course.
-lake can eat discs
Other Thoughts: This is a great local course and has a good mix of shots. I woudln't travel hours to play but it's a fun course.
Nice Neighborhood Park Course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice concrete tee-pads
-Nice tee-signs that give distance, show each pin position and show the layout of the hole.
-The baskets are looking at little old, but they still catch well.
-Practice basket right near hole 1.
-Hole 1 and 3 play over the pond that the park has. The water is done well on this course, as it can be easily avoided by beginners but still provides some risk reward for more advanced players.
-The park is well-taken care of and other than the pond, you won't have to worry about losing a disc here.
-They made good use of the available terrain and features here. Many of the fairways are fairly wide open but a decent amount of the holes play to guarded baskets or have the available trees pretty well placed.
-The course is fairly easy to navigate as it is usually pretty obvious where the next tee-pad is.
-Each hole has two different pin positions and hole 2 has an alternate tee-pad.
-The course has a good variety of distance on it with holes ranging from about 207 feet to 440 feet.
-Trashcans on each tee-pad
Cons: -There are a lot of other park users that did not seem very aware of the disc golf course. There were a lot of people that like to sit along the pond. We had to alter the way we played hole 3 because someone was sitting along the edge of the pond that the hole plays over and wouldn't move. There were also quite a few walking through the course that you might have to wait for to throw.
-The pond looked pretty nasty and it would not be fun trying to retrieve a disc that went into it.
-Overall, the course doesn't require you to throw a huge variety of different shots.
-Some baskets throw to baskets hidden in trees, and once or twice we threw toward the wrong basket, so on your first time playing make sure you know which basket you are aiming for.
-A couple of the tee-pads are on sidewalks, which interferes with other park users.
-Several holes play up along a road, and near a playground, and a bad shot could lead to some safety issues.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a fun 9 hole course with a couple nice water holes. The biggest flaw of this course are the other park users that get in the way of play. Despite that flaw, this course is a quick fun stop if you are in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Round and around
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate.
Makes use of the few landmarks and terrain items.
Nice signage, with easy to ID pins. You can be sure you know what distance you need to hit.
Cons: Geese, and their doo-doo.
Across from the high school: best behavior! (The kids need good role models).
This is a multi-use park, so delays while sharing the park will be inevitable.
A little tedious shot selection, but it is only a 9er, after all.
Other Thoughts: I played this course at 8 in the morning,it was 19 degrees (f), and sunny. There were no other golfers out, but a few civilians were enjoying the park. The distances and simple shots were good for me, as a beginner with a fair all-around game. I would not drive here just for this course, but I will stop by every time I'm in town on business (unless I decide I like Clark Centennial better; that will be on a different trip, though).
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Compact FULL 9 hole
Pros: I can play this course within my lunch time and have lots of fun with different types of shots. Baskets are in good condition and the layout is fairly easy to navigate. I believe there is a posting board with the layout at the shelter on the north side. Lots of deuceable holes and even some tricky 3's. A must play if your driving through town.
Cons: Water is on holes 1 / 2. There is no way to retrieve your lost water discs. I heard there is a guy who retrieves them in the winter so make sure your discs have your name and number on them. Lots of water fowl and lots of POOP, don't wear your nice shoes out there.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great layout. plenty of challenges and short and long shots.
Cons: Holes 1 and 3 are water infused! I lost a disc on my first throw. Couldn't use my retriever because it is so rocky in the water.
Other Thoughts: Just play it safe on holes 1 and 3 if you're a novice as myself. you will lose your disc if not careful.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
One of 2 solid 9-ers in Longmont
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee Pads are in great condition. Baskets are bright yellow Innova baskets and very easy to see. Signs at every Tee Box. Multiple pin Placements. Small trash bins are at every tee sign. Park is clean with well kept grass. Practice Basket at the beginning of the course. Course Map is posted at the bulletin board at the start of the course.
Course makes a loop around the park. The pond is in play on holes 1 and 3 adding to the challenge of the course. A nice gazebo by the practice basket is a great place to take a water break in between rounds. Public restrooms and a drinking fountain on site by the tee pad for 7 (or was it 8?). Hole distances are pretty varied, there's a long position on 9 for 500+ feet. Navigation is pretty intuitive. Friendly locals. Another good 9 hole course is less than two miles away.
Cons: There are few trees to throw around; the course could be a little more challenging. Since it's next to Longmont High School, there is a lot of after school foot traffic through the park. If you lose a disc in the pond, the likelihood that you can retrieve it is very low (that water is murky!). Course also feels a little crammed, there's only about 6 square blocks of space.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little rec course with a few challenging holes. With Clark Centennial Park close by, its easy to make an 18 hole day of play without leaving town. I saw that they had a little local tournament too split between the two courses. The Longs Peak Disc Golf Club keeps up both courses and it's great to see disc golf alive and well in Longmont.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Hole 1 And Then Some !
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Along with Clark Centennial Park this gives Longmont two fine 9 hole courses in close vicinity. They both have much in common, being typical city park 9 holers, that recreational challenging in a grassypark with mature trees and both features water hazards. I thought the pond throw on # 1 was flat out scary. Throwing straight overto the pond directly to the basket was definitely out of my comfort zone and throwing around the pond to the right still left the tree looming to possibly bat my disc into the foreboding murky pond. I later watched a couple of locals take the safe route aound the pond. Hole # 3 is much easier throw across the pond there.
The course features concretepads, nice course sign, Innova baskets with yellow rims and visible numbers. 4 & 5 tee off the sidewalks. There are garbage cans at each tee.
Cons: Except for # 1 & 3, all the holes kinda had the same feel. Just your basic hyser throws, retty wide open and flat.
Other Thoughts: I think the designers did a nice job with what they had here. The two water holes certainly make the course memorable in my book. This, coupled with Clark, would make a nice little 18. This is just a solid little 9 holer but all in all, I prefer Clark a little more.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Good practice round
Pros: -Very clean park setting.
-Concrete tees and signs at every hole.
-Multiple pin placements.
-Water in play on two holes adds risk.
-Brand new baskets, with a practice basket at the first tee.
-Good variety of hole distances, with a few air it out holes and a few ace runs.
-Good use of the mature trees in the park, leading to nice, defined lines.
-Restrooms on site.
-The pavillion on hole 1 is a great "staging area" for the frequent league/doubles nights.
Cons: -The park is a shared park, and gets crowded. It's not terrible, but you'll likely end up waiting for walkers, or giving a heads-up shout to the groups of kids that seem to gather. All in all, everybody is understanding.
-Johnny Law! Watch those beers, 'cause they will be. We had some officers watch us with binoculars for four holes...
-Most holes tend to be hyzer lines, which can get repetitive. Still worth a play.
-If your disc goes in the pond, kiss it goodbye. It gets deep fast, but is easily avoidable.
Other Thoughts: This park is right up the street from Clark Centennial, which is another nine-holer. The two together are worth the trip to Longmont. Both are very well maintained, and fun to play. It's easy to sneak a couple of rounds on either within a couple of hours, and the alternate tee placements do a great job of keeping them from getting stale. I consider them both my local practice courses, and the Long's Peak Disc Golf Club is very active on both. There are regular meet-ups on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and they are always eager to play with new folks. Worth the trip, and you can bag two fun courses in an afternoon!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Fun for just 9 holes
Pros: This is similar to expo park in Aurora, with the exception of the water is not all swampy. There are a few trees offering shade along with a nice pond in the middle of the park.
Cons: This course is too short.
Other Thoughts: This is a small city park, with plenty of other pedestrians walking around. Be careful before you tee off.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Quick, Easy, Fun
Pros: This is a good course requiring a fair amount of long drives coupled with accuracy. There are a fair amount of trees throughout the park, and a large pond which comes into play on holes 1 and 3... however I would not call the course technical. There are obstacles, but you find yourself throwing the same shot for a majority of the course. Considering it is such a small park, I think they did a quality job of hole layout with what they had.
Cons: This place is right next to a (middle or high?) school and can get overrun with younger kids not playing disc golf during the school year. I have played the course ten or so times, and seen two fights between middle-schoolers on holes 3 and 5. Having said that, these kids disappear after the school year is over, and the park is usually vacant. There is also a sandbox/playground area in the middle of the course which comes into play on 1,7, and 8 which mothers often bring little children to. If you play with accuracy, they are not an issue, but I always feel uneasy hurling a driver with a two year old nearby.
Other Thoughts: Come here after the Colorado middle school year has ended... there will more than likely be nobody at this course. If you come during the school year however, expect a completely different story.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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