10 Helpful / 0 Not
What a course should be
Pros: After driving by and seeing the new Baskets to the side of the interstate I had to make a plan to get up here. Everything is new on this course, the baskets, the tees and the layout. I'm adding pictures to show that this course should be "extinct" and re submitted as a new course. The layout is great, it's everything a mountain course should be, only without the hour plus drive. Great elevation changes, very technical holes, some good ace possibilities (the first one was hit yesterday on 7). Someone took the time to do some serious planning, and there might even be more holes in the future! I think I used every disc in my bag, there were dogleg rights, lefts, uphill, downhill, across ravines, hidden baskets, you name it it was there, the last 3 were pretty open except for the basket sitting in a tepee! We met the owner and he was very excited about it being open and was genuinely interested in our thoughts about it and what improvements we would like to see. Mike and Dave of Flygreen did an excellent job with the layout, simply the best course I've played on the front range. It really has a lot going for it, easy access off the interstate, it's exactly halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs (30 minutes). Also there are plenty of risk/ reward situations. You miss and it's heavy trees and difficult upshots, or both. There are signs guiding you from the basket of one to the tee of the next, usually just a short walk, there is enough cover so that you don't really see any other groups.
Cons: Not sure if the rough being ROUGH is a negative, you just really need to plan to wear long pants, also I wore Vans, not the best idea on Pine needles. My poor planning does not a negative make. The last 3 seemed slightly repetitious long open, but after a lot of technical through the woods, it was a good way to end the round. Signs at the teeboxes would be nice, there were a few times we had to walk up to check where we were throwing at, I'm sure they are in the works.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent course, well worth the $5 to play for the day, a must stop along the front range! everyone I met was super cool from the owner on down to Mike from flygreen, I can't wait for the annual passes to become available and for them to open a pro shop. I'll add some pictures, so you can see the difference between what it was, to what it is now. Be sure to wear longer pants or not be afraid of some scratches, and good shoes. And lots of water! This course is so much not like the first 3 reviews, those were for an old course that nolonger exists except for a pile of signs.. They will probably reuse the cool Yogi Bear signs, it is Jellystone!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
All New Baskets, Layout, and Tee Pad
Pros: Where do I start. This course is 100% all new. 18 New Baskets, 2 placements per hole. nice flat tee boxes. Well marked course with incredible elevation and terrain changes. Bring your Camera for the incredible views and vista's. Yo u will fall in love with this all new course. 40 acres of some of the best disc golf any where. Share the course with deer, elk, fox, hawks, rabbits, and so much more. The trail alone is worth hiking.
Cons: So few. It could use a cool stream or pond to make this course perfect. It also is new so the paths are not knocked down yet so you need to stay aware of where your going.
Other Thoughts: So much fun!!!!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I first played this course in October when it was a 9-hole pole course and it was hands down the worst course I had ever played. Now, it might be the best course I have ever played.
-The terrain is breathtaking and constantly changing. Trees, hills, cliffs, caves, wide open fields, oh my!
-Each hole is different and presents unique challenges that will cause you to use every disc in your bag.
-The baskets are excellent.
-The tee boxes are nice and big and all are pointed in the right direction at a basket(which isn't always the case at some courses).
-Lots of picnic tables throughout the course and plenty of shade.
-This might be the biggest course I have ever played, they have plenty of space out here and use it really well and kind of reminds me of the HP Rockrimmon course in that regard.
-There is plenty of trails and open areas cut in the scrub oack which is nice when looking for a stray disc.
-Most importantly there are are NO PEOPLE on this course since it is a pay course. No stupid high school stoners loitering and throwing beer cans all over the place. No groups on 6+ that you need to play through on. No waiting.
-Course maps are provided, make sure you get one when you check in, you'll need it.
-$5 to play is more than fair and you can also buy an unlimited season pass for $50 which I am going to do. It is totally worth it especially considering how much money they put into this course and they are going to be working on it all summer as one of the guys who helped build the course is living there and working on it full time.
Cons: -Lots of scrub oak and other rough that make it really easy to lose discs if you have an errant throw.
-Lots of blind shots. (The map helps with this)
-Difficult course to navigate from hole to hole if it is your first time (again make sure you get a map.)
-Since it is such a big course with lots of elevation change you definetly need to bring lots of water.
-Also being so big I doubt it will be a course I would want to play everyday.
Other Thoughts: Simply an amazing course. They did a great job with it and I am so happy it is finally here. Since I live in Monument this will def. replace Cottonwood as my new home course. Make sure you come and check it out ASAP and tell your friends to spread the word.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Work in progress
Pros: The terrain was terrific. Playing around scrub oak, and pine trees was nice for a course not in the mountains.
Cons: There are no baskets and only poles. There are no nicely cut fairways, and you risk losing a disc on every hole. The tee boxes don't point toward the holes, and they are made of loose gravel.
Other Thoughts: I SAW A BEAR! No joke, fifth hole, heard branches snap looked up and saw a bear. There have been several bear sightings here the last few weeks. Including an instance where a bear jumped into a persons car. The staff is ignorant, but very eager to improve the course. While at this course, the maintainence guy was asking how to improve the course. He said next by next summer the course should be significantly improved. Let's hope so.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: They have made several changes since I played there last summer. There are now baskets in place of poles, the course is more open/spread out and better maintained There are a lot of obstacles to work around (if you like that type of course).
Cons: -i still think paying $5 to play this course is insane, especially when most courses are free.
-tee boxes need improving
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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