0 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.
0 of 5 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.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course uses mature trees and the creek running through the park to its advantage. Hole 9 was my favorite hole. It features three very large evergreen trees guarding the basket. If you fall to the left you are left with a tough shot. Hole 4 is a difficult shot with the creek on the left that appears rather deep. It has mature trees all along the right side and light poles right down the center. A good drive is rewarded. The tee pads were grippy and the signs helped out because there are a few holes in which many baskets are visible.
Cons: Hole 1 to Hole 2 was a bit tough to find. Follow the sidewalk past the chained off shed area and the tee is next to the creek across from hole 4's fairway. Hole 8 is straight, flat and open. Hole 3 shoots very close to a baseball field that may pose problems in the spring and summer.
Other Thoughts: This course is a nice 9 hole that compliments Loomiller DGC about 2 miles away. One can easily play a round at this course in less than 30 minutes. There is a parking lot near hole 1. We like to play this course in the morning, hit up the Pump House for burgers and beer on 6th & Main and then play Loomiller. This course gives me more reason to come to Longmont.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Two make one great 18
Pros: One of the best 9 hole courses I have ever played.
Pin Position in most cases gives you a challenging golf shot with a group of big trees, the creek, or side walks....
Complete tee signs and brand new Disc King baskets....top and bottom being bright orange.....and when the disc hit the chains it almost gave an echo.
No hole under 250 ft feet.....birdieable holes and in range for ace distance, but not so short as to not provide a challenge.
Coupled with Loomiller(a short 1.5-2 mile drive), imho a longer Memorial Park.
Cons: Not really any right now...
I wish they had the permission, money, and space to put in a full 18....but it's a moot point if you throw in conjunction with Loomiller only 1 1/2 miles away.
Other Thoughts: Teepads according to the local club go in this weekend....
Too new to get an idea how the course will be when busy.
Great job by the Long's Peak Disc Golf Club to get permission to put a course in such a great park that offers risk and reward type shots, multiple pin placements on a lot of holes, and just a great "actual"* disc golf course....
* Alot of the courses in Colorado are redundant throwing huge drives and upshots in prairie land or open space but no real obstacles other than that to speak of!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First off, this course is still in development, so I am overlooking the lack of completed tee pads, and signage for the time being, and just focusing on the other aspects of the course.
The thing that stuck out to me most about this course was the thought that went into placing the pins in locations that required great accuracy on a drive for birdy, or on an upshot for par. Many pins were surrounded by bunches of trees that leave multiple lines to the pin, but all need to hit fairly narrow windows to have a decent putt. Many were also guarded by low hanging branches, so elevation control when hitting these windows is needed. Other pin locations are located next to the creek that runs through the park, and if your drive/upshot isn't accurate, you end up OB. It is fairly easy to recover discs from this creek, so risk of losing a disc in it is low.
This course really rewards accurate tee shots, and punishes off target shots. There was a pretty wide spread of scoring in the group I played with, and all of us are fairly comparable players. Hole 9 is the most difficult on the course, which I really like because it can lead to scoring swings on the final hole.
This course is located about 2 miles away from Loomiller Park, another great 9 hole course.
The park has nice grass and is well tended. The baskets are quite nice, disc king, and are bright yellow so they are highly visible.
Cons: Some of the holes play over or tee off from sidewalks, so there is the occasional wait to let folks walk past. The walk from pin 1, to tee 2 is a bit long, and difficult to find. I'm hoping the signage that goes in helps with this. Luckily we caught a group of locals between holes 1 and 2 and were able to follow them for the rest of the round.
Other Thoughts: It is obvious that a lot of thought went into the design of this course, and making the holes interesting. I am eager to see the future development of this course with tee pads, and signage, but if it anything like the other local 9 hole course (Loomiller Park), then I'm sure it won't disappoint.
It is definitely worth a trip for anyone in the area to play this course and hit up Loomiller Park just down the road.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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