Casper Intermediate Course Is A Challenge!
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Pros: The Casper DGC plays mostly over a river frontage area consisting of lots of large Cottenwood trees, some areas that are probably wet during season, some cactus plants and then up and down a very steep hill. It's hot, dusty and rugged and quite a workout on a hot summer day.
The course has these interesting tee signs. They are made out of strong metal and show the four basket placements . Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which placement the basket is currently set. (See suggestion Box below).
There is a map box at the beginning but like every map box anywhere, there were no maps inside. The tee pads are concrete and decent sized. The yellow Discatchers are money here being easy to spot through the underbrush. The next tee markers set under the baskets were so very helpful. I actually went into panic mode when # 12 was missing the next tee marker. As I gazed around, the terrain all started to close in on me.
Today, the tees seemed to all be set in the "C" position. In that position, the course plays as an intermediate level. The holes playing up and on the hill are definitely the crowning jewels here. # 7 was playing 330' to a basket up the hill. I could barely walk/climb up that hill. Trying to chase my discs up the hill was out of the question.
Then # 8 is just 193' across the gully. The wind was blowing very hard this afternoon making this seemingly easy shot an adventure. And then the basket placement is downright scary with the basket perched precariously close to a steep dropoff. It would be enormously fun to watch serious players putt in pressure situations on this basket placement.
Then # 9 is the courses Top of the World shot. From the "C" position, it was 449' and into a strong wind. I have to disagree with one of the viewers here. I didn't think this tee pad was anywhere close to adequate, especially for this epic shot.
Cons: The course is most definetly challenging but not beautiful to the eye.
Other than the three hill holes, the rest were just ordinary, IMO.
I really didn't like not knowing the basket position. With players with bigger arms, the distance is a necessity for them. Really didn't matter for me as I couldn't reach the baskets anyway.
It's dry and dusty in August.
Other Thoughts: Suggestion Box- Since this course is well cared for, I don't think this is asking too much. Using a 1/4 " bit, drill four holes on the map part of the tee sign, right next to the A-B-C-D hole lengths. Use a 1/4" bolt and a colored washer and use it to indicate basket position. If you're worried about kids/vandals, attach the bolt with a nut and tighten. Then whoever is in charge of changing the basket positions merely changes the bolt position as well. This system works great on other courses in various places.
The highlight for me today was when a large buck antelope loped out right in front of me. We eyeballed each other for a while before he pranced off. I guess he wasn't worried about me slaying him with one of my discs. He must have been watching me throw.
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7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Decent signage which shows all possible pin locations, of course there is the ever present problems of determining the current position.
+There are usually 3-4 pin positions per hole, great for the locals.
+A lof of variety on this course, there are some fairly long holes (600+ for hole 6). There are some shorter holes in the mid 200s. Aces can be had here. The course is on the longer side overall but it's not too long. There are some holes that are more open and some with pretty significant obstacles. Nothing is too tight because it isn't a dense forest but they do put trees in the way pretty well.
+Elevation! A good Wyoming course wouldn't be complete without a little of this. This course is pretty flat with just a few little bumps before hole 7. That hole is about 275' to the base of a very steep hill. It makes for an interesting shot to think about. It can play tricks on your mind and discs. Hole 8 is on top of the hill but is very dangerous as you could easily go right back down. Hole 9 is straight down the hill and is a great bomber hole.
+Large cement tees
+Great complimentary course just across the bike path make for 36 awesome holes of DG in the same park.
+The scenery is pretty cool here. Especially the views of Casper and Casper Mountain from 7-9. The course also has a very unique Western feel to it with the promise of seeing snakes, and cacti.
+Potential for water holes on a few of them if it has rained recently. It was bone dry when I played.
Cons: -Can be super windy
-Your disc could land in a giant growth of cacti, bring tough shoes
-Some of the bottom holes aren't really that fun and get repetitive. They did a lot with the limited trees and elevation that they had to work with on some of these but many of them are a little long, open, and flat for my liking.
-Blind pins and multiple pin positions make for a difficult round for a traveler.
-Could lose a disc or at least have a hard time getting it out of the piles of tumbleweeds or giant sage brushes.
-The closing holes on this course were pretty week. Holes 15,16, and 18 weren't that fun and were just there to get you back to where you started. At least it did that!
Other Thoughts: +They could have incorporated the hillside a little more. It is only used on 3 holes.
+It is great to have the slightly easier Bullsnake Alley on site. Definitely a disc golf destination in the middle of Wyoming. Other than Bullsnake, there isn't a course for over 100 miles so play here!
+I would definitely recommend a stop here if you are in the area or are passing through on I25. The courses here were fun, unique, and interesting. They weren't too busy and 36 holes barely took me over 2 hours.
+The markings for this course are white and Bullsnake's are orange so don't get them confused.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Riverside and Hillside
Pros: This 18 Hole course is off by itself on an interesting piece of land. About half of the course utilizes a riverside area with a good number of trees, while the other half uses a hillside that is more barren, but offers a lot of elevation.
All holes have very nice concrete teepads, except for a couple up on the hill where it would be difficult to get concrete.
Very nice steel tee signs with the hole number cut into a vertical steel plate, and a hole map attached to a horizontal surface. These signs are painted white which distinguishes them from the red signs on the adjacent Bullsnake Alley course.
There are four pin positions at each holes, and they offer very different angles and distances. In most cases the longest position is about twice the distance of the shortest. So amazing variety available on this course.
Each basket has a marker pointing to the next teepad, which helps navigation for a travelling player like myself.
The lower section of the course (first holes and final holes) plays among the trees that line the river. The river is never in play, but the trees and numerous pin positions require a lot of line-shaping on your drives.
The middle portion of the course plays up, down and across the large hillside. The view from the Hole 9 teepad is outstanding, with the backdrop of the mountains. And the big drive down is a nice reward after struggling to drive up the hill on the earlier holes.
Cons: With four widely variable basket locations available on each hole I found myself having to walk way forward on many of the holes just to locate the basket. The tee signs show and label the four positions so it would be great to have a marker available to show the current basket location.
I played in early spring, and the snowmelt had left some standing water in spots, and made the hillside very slippery. Climbing up and down the hills got pretty sporty a few times as the clay up there gets very greasy when wet.
The middle part of the course has few trees to work with, so some of the holes were basically open drives over level ground. Others however offered a lot of elevation.
Other Thoughts: Overall I liked this course quite a lot. It was the fifth course that I played in Wyoming and the best so far. I liked that the course is by itself on a dedicated piece of land, and isn't in a multi-use park competing with other activities. Other than a couple of dog-walkers I didn't run into anyone else.
On the days I played the wind was a constant factor. I imagine that is often the case out here. I'll bet this course plays very differently on a calm day. Maybe I will get a chance to find out one day.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Casper Disc Golf Course... A Hidden Gem
Pros: This marvel of a course is located just north of the Platte River. You access the course by parking in the north parking lot of Caspers' soccer and baseball fields located just north of I25. Then cross the pedestrian bridge over the Platte River and take the north path.
There are at least 4 basket placements for each hole. This makes for an ever changing course that gives you new angles to test your wind discs. If you want to avoid the wind, plan on playing before 11:00 a.m. At over 8000 ft. in length, this course challenges even the biggest arms. 16 of the 18 tee pads are level concrete with 2 pads being updated soon to the latest mat. Water comes into play on holes 3,4 and 5 during the summer months. This courses' signature hole was #9. Sitting atop a 70 ft. hill you can see the whole course laid out before you, not to mention Caspers' tallest buildings in the backgound. But the basket on #7 found a new home about 600 feet up on a ridge. Now #7 is the signature hole on this course.Someone has done alot of work moving deadfall trees to strategic points on the course, creating some nice disc traps and also giving a general flow to the course which helps you keep on track your first couple times through. I find the abundance of wildlife to be very enjoyable too. If you play in the morning, you will undoubtedly see deer and antelope. A pair of Great Horned Owls have taken up residence... Watch out for falling bird bombs. The are alot of cottonwood trees and they come into play on almost every hole. In the summer, there are alot of bullsnakes out and about. This makes Rattlesnakes nonexistent as Bullsnakes eat Rattlesnakes. So be nice to the Bullsnakes!! All new tee box signage has this reporter impressed!
Disc golf has really taken off in Casper and it should be no problem finding a guide your first time through. Casperites are very friendly, so make sure and greet everyone you see. Overall... What a nicely constructed course! A second set of tee boxes for each hole is in the works, this should be a hot spot on the radar this summer. Another cool idea I saw... directions the next tee box are in the bottom of every basket. As you grab your disc, you can't help but notice the arrow pointing you onward. There are new trashcans every 5 holes or so and there are some nice benches placed around the course too.
Cons: There are cacti on a lot of holes... but you are allowed 15 ft. relief. Bring bug spray, water, and good shoes. There are some tough climbs, but the vistas are worth it. Oh... And there is a lot of wind in the afternoons.
Other Thoughts: There are no out of bounds on this course. But the length and wind make up for that. I found it pleasing to see how much time was devoted by volunteers to keep the area clean. This area is also a favorite of joggers and dog walkers. But don't fret, there is plenty of room on this extra large course. I would love to write more, but the weather has broke and I am itching to get back out on the course!Casper Disc Golf Course is my home course. I took up disc golf May 10th 2012. Thanks to this awesome course, I have over 200 rounds under my belt. Most of them here in Casper. I grew up in Wyoming and find the natural setting of this course to be its most endearing quality.
WOW... 2 dislikes on my review within 30 minutes of writing this... is someone feeling threatened by my over the top killer review?
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Great if you can get it w/o wind
Pros: Nice mix of technical and distance. Beautiful dead park.
Cons: Not all sinage up. If you don't pay attention when your teeing off you might have to walk back to see where the heck the next tee ipfcs. Only 2 holes with elevation change.
Other Thoughts: I was lucky and missed the wind but it could easily ruin a day. Boots recommended because of all the prickly pears
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well laid out course. Tees are all in excellent condition (even the two that aren't concrete). Just about every hole has some sort of challenge to it. Add in that each hole has 4 pin placements makes this a course that changes each time you play it (assuming you wait a while between playing it and someone has changed the pin locations). Holes 7, 8, and 9 are probably the coolest holes I've ever played and someday I'll get a good drive off the ledge on 9. Depending on the pin placements, you can have some short holes or some very long holes.
Cons: The ground can be rough. Sticks and cactus are scattered throughout so be careful where you step/kneel/squat etc. and don't wear sandals! Last time I played I stepped in some critter hole and bruised up my shin pretty bad so use caution as you walk around. If you play 7, 8, 9 the climb is pretty steep so if you aren't used to the elevation, take your time (but that's what makes those three holes so cool!).
Other Thoughts: Whenever I'm going through Casper, I make a point of stopping and playing this course, and you should too. So far, this is one of my top 2 favorite courses (I haven't been playing for a real long time so take that into account).
The first time I played, I had a hard time finding the start. If you are using GPS navigation, navigate to the Boys and Girls Club of Casper. You'll see soccer fields across the street from the club, navigate through the soccer fields all the way to the back, park, and cross the bridge. The first tee is just after you hang a right at the fork in the trail.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Casper the friendly course
Pros: The course has a nice flow to it. Concrete tee pads on 16 of the 18 holes. Tee signs at each pad that help you navigate the course. It's located right next to the river so many trees grow here giving you something to challenge almost every shot. The trees are plentiful but not thick, thus there is some sort of chute on each shot, making skills count not just random luck. Two of the holes had water on them when I played #3 (to the left of the tee) and #5 (a 100 ft shot across the water from the tee) but I'm not sure if that's year round from looking at other course pictures. Hole #7 goes up a steep hill. Hole #8 is short but across a narrow, steep mini canyon. Hole #9 drops down a good 40-50 ft for a fun tee off with a great view of the area. Hole #18 had the pin near a bit of a swamp giving me a bayou vibe. It's out on the edge of town and exclusively for disc golf, making it relaxed.
Cons: Tee signs are a bit simplistic making it hard to find the baskets the first time through.
Other Thoughts: What a pleasant surprise this was after driving mile after mile across the open Wyoming landscape. This is a great location for a course out on the prairie. This course is LONG and technical. I don't throw a huge distance so pars were hard to come by but I was playing with someone of similar skill level so we had a great time competing. The only things I would change about this course would be adding some orange paint to the basket center pole facing the tee for visibility, and maybe placing the basket on hole #13 on the side of the ridge to add another hole with some elevation. Print up the course map before you play or you will wander a bit looking for the next tee. All in all it was slightly raining, it was getting dark when I played, I felt a bit ill from being on a roadtrip too long, and still I had a blast! Worth stopping for and even maybe worth going out of your way for.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
very fun course
Pros: long, dificult, techinical, very fun course to play. this is tied for my favorite course in Wyoming, and in my top 5 ever.
Cons: casper is usually windy so makes this a very right time, right place course.
Other Thoughts: if you like playing frolf, and are going through central Wyoming, this is a must play course!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Great Wyoming Course
Pros: It's a very nice course, lots of elevation changes, T's are on tops of hills, and in valleys. There is a great "smoking shack" on 11. Funny thing is this was my "Home course" for about 3 years and I helped build the shack. It's a good beer course. Has about 3 or 4 different pin placements. Throwing up hills and right back down so keep your shots low. Good long holes and no short holes so bring your arm.
Cons: Crappy T box on 9. Broken signs, and no trash cans. The wind. Hard to navigate if its your first time. Some open shots but still deep.
Other Thoughts: This is Casper there is always going to be wind. Watch out for the snake under T box 11. Have fun and pack in and pack out.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good variety in hole lengths; most - if not all - of the holes have 4 pin placements, ranging from less than 200 to more than 600 feet.
The availability of all of these pin placements also prevent the course from favoring righties or lefties.
Moderate usage of elevation as mentioned in the previous review. The wind (which was strongish when I played) also added some interest for each shot. Beautiful scenery if you like deserts, and I did. I saw two jack-rabbits, and a lot of cool vegetation that I am not used to seeing on a disc golf course.
Disc Golf does not seem to conflict with people using the walking/bike paths.
Cons: If it's your first time playing, the course will be hard to follow without a map and more detailed signage is needed in order to tell where the next teebox is located. Many of the holes have very useful signs detailing all of the pin placements and distances, but around half of these were damaged or missing.
I do wish there was a bit more elevation used. But for the most part, the minimal elevation variety is used pretty well.
This course is pretty open, which prevents it from having much in the way of wooded technical holes. However, when there are obstacles, there are often a number of possible routes to the basket.
Other Thoughts: I am a big fan, and now that I've made it around, I really wish I could go back and play it again. If it had more detailed signage or loaner maps readily available at the first tee, this course would get 4.5 stars from me.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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