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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?
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