4 Helpful / 1 Not
The better of Longmont's two 9-ers
Pros: BRIGHT NEON ORANGE BASKETS are visible from lightyears away! Practice basket at the start of the course. Quieter and more spacious than Loomiller. Concrete tee pads in great condition. Signs at each tee pad. Trash bins at several tees. Grass is kept short. Creek and mature trees add to the challenge here. Especially challenging if you play the walking paths as O.B. There is also a lot of variety in hole distance. Beautiful bench by the tee for 7. Ample parking.
Cons: While the trees require some finesse in finding your line, most of the baskets are straight shots. It would be nicer to see more curves. Several Tee Pads are part of the walking paths. The creek is murky and if your disc goes in the drink you can kiss it goodbye. Navigation is tricky the first time around and the tee signs and map could be a little more accurate. Next Tee signs at the basket would be more helpful than directions on the Tee Sign. Layout is a little unconventional and the course ends far from the start.
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely more demanding than Loomiller. It also has a much nicer feel and is a little more isolated. Nonetheless, the two courses complement each other well and Longs Peak Disc Golf Club hosts a tournament between the two courses. Warm up a Loomiller then test your chops here and you'll have a great 18-hole day as long as you stay out of the drink! *RIP Opto Vision and Champion Roadrunner :(
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Clark Centennial Creek Course!
Pros: I'm officially proposing a name change for this course. As I see it, the creek is such a major factor in the early holes here, I propose adding it the official title. This is your typical green grassy, scattered mature trees, lovely city park course. The creek seemed to be a little wider and deeper and definitely comes into play on 3 of the first holes. The threesome ahead of us spent about 20 minutes wading the creek looking for their discs. CCCC has these neat orange baskets. I thought I remember the pads as being natural and they seemed to be very serviceable for this course. I have been informed the pads are concrete which is even better. The creek, however, is still water. I found rollers to work well on many of the holes. Also they took the creek out of play for me.
I liked # 7 as the signature hole on the course. It's probably 350' to a basket tucked in a grouping of mature trees. There are two smaller park buildings (electrical/ultility type) lying about 175' down the fairway. There is just enough gap between them to try to drive through. It's a really pretty hole with a challengingly quality to it.
Cons: I'm sure some would say the creek is a Con. At certain times of the year, it might be kinda ugly.
There's only nine holes here. That's too bad.
Other Thoughts: The local course rat, a teen by the name of Chris, kinda adopted me as I walked up to the # 1 tee. I quickly acertained that he was a creek diver and would be great insurance in the likely event that one of my discs should somehow find it way into the shadowy waters of Clark Creek. I deftly managed to avoid the creek and Chris served as my personal guide and historian through CCCC's nine holes. Although ear plugs might be recommended. But thanks anyway Chris!
Disc players living around here are fortunate having both Clark Creek and Loomiller in such close proximity. These are two enjoyable little nine-holers.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very nic 9 hole course that is easy to play an navigate. Nice variety for the terrian. It is a fast play, but not an easy play.
Cons: 9 holes only, easy to lose a disc in the creek that runs along side the coure, lots of pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: Nice to have a course in Longmont, not as busy a Loomiller.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Great practice 9-holer
Pros: -Concrete tee-pads or sidewalk tees at every hole.
-Multiple basket locations on each hole. They change the positions very frequently, and it really changes the challenge of the course. One day is birdie golf, and the next round beats you up.
-Very well maintained course, with new baskets, signs, and trashcans at every tee.
-A creek on holes 1, 2, and 4 add a touch of risk to the course. It's knee deep and clear, so getting your disc back just means wet feet.
-Very beginner friendly with most holes being open and around 300' in length.
-Good use of mature trees as fairway obstacles.
-Course is lit at night, allowing for late rounds!
-Ample parking and a practice basket near hole 1.
-A decent mix of anhyzer and hyzer holes.
Cons: -Shared park, so non-discers are an issue, especially between 3-5pm when school lets out.
-Hole three often has to be skipped, due to it playing over a practice field. The local fix is to throw from the tee-pad of 8, to the basket on 6, giving you a complete 9 hole round, and leading you back to the parking lot.
-It's not the most inspiring course, visually. It's mostly open, with a scattering of large trees to work with. That said, it plays well.
Other Thoughts: Clark Centennial and it's neighbor, Lomiller are both fun courses in a close area. It's worth the stop to play both. They're beginner friendly and the multiple basket locations change the course enough to make it worth coming back.
This course is within walking distance of me, and I've been playing it quite a bit. It doesn't get stale, and it's a great practice course.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Nice but small
Pros: Creek comes into play on 3 or 4 of the 9 holes. This course has mature trees that come into play on a few holes making it a challenge to get an ace run opportunity on a few holes.
Cons: Most of the holes are way too short for my liking.
Other Thoughts: For as new as this course is, there will only be a potential to have 9 holes due to the restricted space it's built upon. While you can create your own additional holes to make it into 12 or 13 total holes, this will never be capable of being an 18 hole course.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Mediocre City Park
Pros: This is a small park course that is very well kept by the city of Longmont. For such a small city course, Clark Centennial requires a fair amount of shot variety. Holes 1-4 and 6 all have a creek which comes into play which is very small, but placed well enough that it is fairly hard to avoid without accuracy. There are a fair amount of trees, and holes 5,6, and 9 I would consider challenging in the sense of trees/obstacles blocking the basket.
Cons: Course is a fairly crowded park with many foot paths crossing through. There are often little children running around the park, unaware of the disc golf course. Between holes 1 and 2 (and again on 3 and 4) there is a fairly large fenced in pond which players must walk around in order to reach the next hole. To me this is a large inconvenience. It is pretty much a large obstacle which discers must walk around but cannot play around or enter. Course is very small and is played very quickly (unless you are held up by non-discing park-goers).
Other Thoughts: Clark Centennial is a well manicured park and a short, fairly non-challenging course. It is a great course to get out there, throw the disc, try out some shots, and avoid trees/water, but it is not very challenging and does not have a very creative or fun layout.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course was very well groomed with Nice Pads & and had a good Flow. A Quick Round that poses some difficutly if you play the Sidewalks as Boundaries (as you should). There is a very small Water-Way that can pose some Risk.
Cons: A bit crowded at times. Everything is relatively short so there is No Real Distance shots for Big Arms.
Other Thoughts: This course will work out your Mid-Range game, for sure, and is well located if you are passing through Longmont, CO. (Not far off HWY 287). Clark Centennial Park offers a nice Break from the, much busier and more Technical Couse, Loomiller Park. If in Longmont, CO....Loomiller & Clark Centennial Park are worth checking out...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent course worth a round or two
Pros: This is a great alternative to the other 9 hole course in town, Loomiller park. Top notch baskets, concrete tee pads, and signage at each hole provides a high quality feel. The holes range from medium to long (250-500) and all provide a challenge for most players. A few holes play by a creek, which I have seen countless discs fly into(including mine). For example, hole #4, one of the tightest holes on the course, plays between a row of trees and a creek, making an accurate toss necessary. Several holes are well guarded by thick trees, making birdies tough. This course will provide a challenge for all skill levels.
Cons: The course is by a YMCA center and school, making for busy days when the weather is nice. Be cautious of pedestrians passing by on the holes teed off from the sidewalk. Although the signage is useful, the baskets aren't numbered, which can be confusing because some of the baskets are close to one another. Finding hole #2 was tricky the first time since you have to walk around a fence to get to it.
Other Thoughts: This course is now a better reason for me to come to Longmont because it does compliment Loomiller well and since these courses are close to each other, one can easily squeeze in a few rounds at each course in an afternoon. It's easily one of the best 9 hole courses in the area. Kudos to the local disc golf club for making this happen!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Another Great Longmont Nine Holer
Clark Centennial Park is the newer and slightly more demanding brother to Loomiller Park
down the road. Like Loomiller Park, there are large concrete tees (or walking path tees), multiple pin placements, tee makers indicating the length of each pin position.
The layout, though mildly confusing, is good and incorporates the drainage ditch on three of the nine holes. The ditch is a disc eater when the water is high, and makes for some challenging shots for even good players. The course is also well maintained with parks and rec. people out on their golf carts spraying trees, laying mulch, and mowing, which made the place feel very safe.
BEST HOLE/S: #4
Cons: Unlike Loomiller's easy to spot and read DisCatcher pins, Clark Centennial has Kingpin baskets. I love the orange and blue Broncos colors, but their quality seems much lower. However, these are brand new, so most won't notice a thing.
Make sure you print a map, because the Kingpin baskets also don't have the number posted on top of them so it can get confusing. Note the transition between #1 and #2 and stay left of the ditch, and then you'll come back over the bridge after playing #3. Even though one plays the water it almost looked like they ran out of space, so they just put two holes on the other side of everything else. Note there is only one bridge, so don't screw up and throw your disc over to the other side or you're in for a long walk.
Holes #6 and #7 play by the youth center, so get ready to have a bunch of kids in that area. They were mildly annoying in typical teenager fashion. Besides the occasional comment, they kept to themselves, but keep an eye on your discs.
WORST HOLE/S: #3
Although not quite as polished as Loomiller Park, I can see most people enjoying this course more because of the more interesting layout, water play, and incorporation foliage on many holes. I would imagine after a few years, the course will get a little more broken in it will come into its own.
Granted its only nine holes, but the equally good Loomiller Park is right down the road - making it the best one two combo north of Denver. In my opinion, Edora Park
in Fort Collins, and Oxbow DGC
in Windsor are better individual front range courses, but I would be happy to have Longmont and Clark Centennial Park or Loomiller be my home course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: There is a nice water hazard on the side of a few holes. There are also a few trees, which contrary to the other course, Loomiller, it has quite a few trees which make for some interesting shots. Course was well maintained and clean.
Cons: The structure of the holes was confusing. After the first hole, you have to go around a large fence surrounding a pond to find tee #2. I had to play through a baseball practice. The space was used poorly, and there was only one bridge over the giant creek, so if you accidently threw long, it was a long walk to fetch a disc.
Other Thoughts: The creek might have been jumpable, but I was there after a rain, so who knows.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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