0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: For the space they have, they have been fairly creative with basket placement.
Fun little course to get in a few holes if you are short on time.
The guy mowing was very paitent to let us play through and not run over our disc.
Cons: Just 9 holes and lots of foot trafic when class lets out.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Nice campus course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice grassy area to play barefoot on a summer day. #2 has a creative basket placement (against a building wall) and tee locations (elevated classroom walkway. #5 tucks in nicely behind a transformer and a couple of trees. #6 puts you over by the maintenance shop. There was definitely some thought put in to this course. Short and long tee pads brings the possibility of playing 18 holes. You can see your car the whole time you play if you worry about that kind of thing.
Cons: most signage is blank, leaving you to search for tees. Obviously, it can be crowded during school hours. Criss-crossing of holes occurs quite a bit.
Other Thoughts: Nice to have a course at the college. Lights can make for fun night rounds. A good spot to hit up if you need a DG fix and are in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Can You Get An A.A. Degree In Disc Golf?
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is just typical of a little college course. It's contained in a very small area of the campus. The pads are marked on the sidewalks with a painted number in purple paint. The baskets are a combination of nice Innovas with double chains and some older "spit em out" single chains type. For such a simple little course, there are some really clever little throws to be had here. # 1 has you teeing off an elevated concrete patio/staircase to a basket probably 175' below. You have to put a liittle anhyser on your disc and there's often a crowd watching from the patio. Adds a little pressure to an otherwise simple hole.
# 2 is also a fun little throw to a basket sitting about two feet in front of a brick wall. Do you need to call bank? I'm sure that's a option for the players who play here regularly (or don't attend class regularly).
I also really enjoyed # 5. it's probably a 225' anhyser throw to a basket hidden behind a little electric power supply building and three mature trees. With just the right touch, you could fade your disc around the obstacles guarding the basket for an ACE worth bragging about!
There are alternate boxes marked on the sidewalks adding a bit of a challenge.
Cons: This is not a destination course. It's probably not even a recreational level course. It's probably a combination of a pitch and putt and a REC course. I'm sure, at times, you might have to skip a hole or two due to students lounging on the course.
Other Thoughts: This is just another example of why our young people are graduating from college and aren't ready for the real world and the job market. These students are learning to put anhyser spin on their discs and banking in ACEs on # 2 but learning marketable job skills may not be on their quarter's schedule. This is another of those college's where it might have taken me another quarter or two (or maybe another year or two) in which to earn my degree due to tremendous numbers of disc golf rounds I would have played during my time here.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Not bad for the space allocated
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For the current layout, there are some creative shots to be had at this course. Not a high volume of traffic on a regular basis allows for a faster pace of play. Good use of natural features.
Cons: I feel like there could be more land used to open up the course a little more. A lot of the holes criss cross to some degree making looking over your shoulder common. Currently the layout has just been changed making it somewhat difficult to navigate.
Other Thoughts: Flow of the course could definitely be better, but this is a nice little piece of land and a good quick play if your looking for a lunch round and in the neighborhood. 2.25 discs in all reality but I will round up!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: -Nicely marked out
-Quick play, can play multiples rounds in less than 45 minutes.
Cons: -There was a fence we threw over once and hit some cars. Its was hard to find the disc.
-there are light poles benches and people walking around all the time.(They have to get to class)
-It was hard to determine exactly which basket to play to the first time.
Other Thoughts: Great for college students! I wish my college had a course right on campus! I would go out of my way to play this course, but if your in the area its a nice little course.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Enroll yourself in alternative sports education by taking a "course" on the grounds of Arapahoe Community College. Puns aside, this clever, obstacle-laden course is excellent for weaving your discs through tight spaces, such as between trees, around light posts, under low branches, along fences, and even off walls. Playing through the course is a great way to test your underdeveloped skills, or to learn some new non-traditional shots, such as wide hyzers, tomahawks, turbo-putts, rollers and anything else that can help you arrive closer to the relatively short-distanced baskets. Most of the pins are out of view, tucked neatly behind an obstacle, so in order to land that ace or birdie you'll need to be smart with your drives! The mowed lawns, sign posts (regardless of their legibility) and brightly painted sidewalk tees make finding your way a breeze.
Cons: Many reviews warn of the overcrowding and possible clashes of interest between golfers and student foot traffic on the interweaving sidewalks that dissect the course. Since the tees are positioned directly on the sidewalks, outdoor classes and the busy evening hours of the school year (late August through mid-May) will always be a factor. Avoid the unruly and unaware pedestrians by visiting on a mid-summer evening. If you're not pleased with your score, re-play the course in hopes of a passing grade, but don't expect it to change much. One set of tee boxes limits alternate play-throughs unless you get creative when attendance is down. Park along Sumner Street instead of the labeled student lot to avoid run-ins with the campus parking patrol.
Other Thoughts: ACC's DGC could be a convenient practice course if you live, work, or attend class (imagine that) nearby. If you've taken the aforementioned pros and cons into consideration, you've done your homework. It's time head off to school.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Hole 1 Made it Worthwhile
Pros: This is a course that I would consider mostly an open field. There are some large and small trees scattered throughout it which the course designers did a quality job of incorporating into most of the holes. Hole 1 made this course worth it for me. If you like bank shots… expect to unload most discs in your bag off of the first tee. The hole starts off of an elevated concrete patio and travels between 175-225 feet. After 30-40 feet there is a large building which spans the length of the hole in which the pin lies 2-3 feet away from the wall. It is a PERFECT bank shot, and a fairly easy one at that. To add a little bit of skill there is a tree right in front of the hole, but that is easily avoided with a nice bank shot. You can also choose to hyzer around the tree for an easy birdie… but the bank is too awesome to not shoot multiple times.
From here, the course is fairly self-explanatory. It is fairly easy to find the next hole if you do some walking around, but bringing a map makes navigating the course easy. Holes 2,3, and 5 all border some sort of alternate property or fenced in area, so accuracy is key if you don't want to lose a disc here (they're easy to get… you just have to hop a fence & trespass). Most holes here are straight shots, but the trees add enough variety to make it a fun yet not-to-challenging round. Hole 6 is the only true straight shot with no trees. Hole 9 was my second favorite hole… not too long, but a small stretch of grass with 7-9 bushes and trees to avoid.
The grass and facilities here are kept very nice, and most people around the campus are very nice to you. Numbers are marked in the ground with purple paint. Each tee is a large purple square (3'x3') with a white number in the middle - they are easier to find than the description on DGCR leads you to believe.
Cons: This course is on Arapahoe Community College campus, so you really have to pick and choose your time of day. The course literally dissects the outdoor "quad" area multiple times, so when students are there it is your job to wait. This means during the school year and in between classes you will have to do a lot of waiting and a lot of making sure people know you're throwing discs. Some people are accommodating… but most are oblivious to the sport of disc golf. Luckily ACC hosts far less classes in the summertime, so there are way less people to come in contact with then.
The course is good considering what they have. It is not very creative, and partially hard to navigate without a map. I threw RHFH on every hole but one, just to show the lack of variety in the park. It is a good course to practice getting close to the pin on, but there is not much technical practice here. Only a few holes have signs, and it is hard to distinguish which basket to throw to off of tee 3. This course is highly susceptible to wind.
Other Thoughts: This is a good practice course for those who live in the area. If I was an ACC student I'd be playing every day. Hole 1 is AWESOME… you don't find too many bank shots out there.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: -fun course that was different from other courses that you normally play
-the holes were all very short so its good to work on midrange and putting
-for being on a college campus it was much better than expected
-very well kept area
-easy to follow and find the next hole (except the basket on 8, we played to 9 the first time through.)
Cons: -there were things to hit everywhere like light poles, benches, and students
-had to wait for people to get out of the way before throwing on many holes
-tee pads were all on sidewalks which was not a problem but you do not know where the end of the tee pad was.
-very short and lack of very interesting shots
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
A putter, a mid and 15 minutes.
Pros: A fun litte course located on a community college campus. First hole right by the main building. Though the holes are short, there are lots of things to shoot around from buildings, trees and pedestrians. There is very limited room on this course so accuracy is needed to get close to the pin for the birdie. Several different types of shots are needed from straight, hyzer, anhyzer and thumber. Teesigns on all the holes that show the basket location and though the teepads are all cement, they use the existing sidewalks for the teepads. Seems to work well and saved them some good money so they could buy the great Mach V baskets, my favorite!
Cons: Another example of why build a course here? Space is very limited and plays right on the campus. You have to throw right next to buildings, fences and hole 7 basket is roughly 10 feet from the parking lot. The teepads are on the sidewalks where other people walk. Fairways cross each other and are generally very close together. Watch out for other disc golf users. Someone or something could easily be hit. I can certainly see many close calls with other campus users. It is up to disc golfers to play with respect and caution to others to avoid this. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if this course is pulled becasue of such issues. Parking could be a problem, watch for signs where to park. No elevation changes.
Other Thoughts: A fun little course that does offer lots of different types of shots. Nothing extreme, but it will work your short game. No driver needed here. Definate ace opportunies. I would suggest to play this course on the weekend as during the week it could be difficult to play. A fun course that I would come back to play again.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Short but a bit tricky
Pros: Yes all of the holes on this course are very short, but there are a decent amount of obstacles on many of the holes. Adding to the tension/challenge of this course is the amount of places to lose a disc. There are several fenced in power transformers that will give you plenty of incentive to throw accurately and a barbed wire fence surrounding a parking lot that ought to make for a challenge if you aim loosey goosey. I also enjoyed the big wide open fields that surround the course and the sharp modernist architecture of the actual school building. The atmosphere felt very pastoral and wide. This course seems to make the most out of limited space with plenty of chances to make the most of strategy shots.
Cons: Seems like it could be a tough course to play if school is full on in session due to pedestrian traffic. No actual tee boxes but some sidewalk is included as a sort of tee box on each hole.
Other Thoughts: Not an ideal spot to set up a course but who ever designed it seems to have added as much flair as they could considering what they were given. Sometimes courses on campuses seem to be assembled half hearted but this one was a lot of fun and frustration due to some of the OB potential. I will be sure to play it again if I'm in the area.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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