Best Flatland Course in CO?
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Pros: Well shaded park
Variety of tee and pin positions
Requires many different throws and a wide selection of discs
Great landscape- a variety of trees from the flatlands and the mountains reflect the park's position on the border of two vastly different ecosystems
The mix of distance and technicality was a good fit for me
Cons: Some muddy drainages
Vandalism throughout the park
Anger boils just beneath the surface of the locals I met. I appreciate passion for the sport and all, but some guys were a little keyed up for a fight. I just wanna throw plastic.
Other Thoughts: The Pueblo Zoo shares the park space, and you hear some animals whistle, hoot and squawk as you walk through the course.
This course feels much different from metro Denver courses: old and stately. The locals are less hipster.
I ran down here from Metro Denver on Thanksgiving. The course was pleasantly busy, but not crowded.
This course is my new favorite course. I'm going to make a point of playing here at least 3 times a year! (from Metro Denver, it is quite a haul). Playing a tourney here would be tons o' fun!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Solid park course
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Pros: Trees....Denver area park courses just dont have trees like this. Lots of shade and shot shaping due to massive trees. Some lines are very dictated by the trees and puts a premium on shot placement off the tee.
Cons: Like too many other courses , the signage is crap and difficult to navigate or be sure your throwing at gone correct basket. Print the map if your a first timer. Some danger zones around 10,11,12. Local that guided me around the course had a huge cut and black eye from getting hit in that area of the course. I have also heard rumors that some unsavory O.G. Gangstas like to hang out at the park? The locals I ran into were helpful and friendly. Even invited me to play some leagues.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses I have played . Back nine is really fun with some elevation, thicker woods, ledges and valleys to navigate. One of the out of the way courses I would say is worth the trip.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Bring an umbrella and deet!
Pros: Quite the challenge. This was a fun and difficult park, some nice long throws and some challenging hook shots.
Cons: We got there early and the sprinklers were running! This let do panic, but still fun, and lots of bug bites. You should bring a map as it can get quite confusing.
Other Thoughts: Fun park, it could probably be maintained better just in speaking of the tee pads and maps.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For a city park course this course was quite challenging and a very fun play.
There are two tees (concrete tees, mind you) on each hole and the baskets are old but still hold their structural identity fairly well.
The course has a good mixture of trees and length that has to make every shot well thought out and fairly well executed. Depending on the pin placement birdies will be tough but well received when they do come.
The elevation was a huge plus coming from a guy who plays in flat-land Houston. The last six holes play off of this multi-level structure that is unique to the course and adds challenge especially playing parallel to it on hole #17 and playing across the ditch and up the ledge on hole #13 which in my opinion is the best hole on the course.
The locals call the little bit of water "Sh** Creek" if a disc goes into this creek it can be easily retrieved as Pueblo, Colorado is not known to be the most wet place.
Cons: Pueblo, Colorado is known for being a dry town and also a town that just does not have great people around. The course is vandalized pretty heavily which is a bummer because it is such a pretty park. The tee signs either do not exist or are completely covered up.
My cousin, who is a local, mentioned that the tee placements have four different locations and are moved fairly often. I am not a huge fan of this because it just adds confusion to an already confusing to navigate course.
Being the only decent course is Pueblo this course seems to be crowded no matter the time of day. Be prepared to wait.
Other Thoughts: This course really surprised me. Driving up to the park the scenery just seems like a barren wasteland. Then all of the sudden the green and trees pop up and good golf is ready to be had.
If I lived in Pueblo I would not be disappointed with playing this course as my only option. It is a fun course that has a lot to offer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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A Classic Park Course With Some Pizazz
Pros: Park courses tend to be hit or miss (more often miss) - but this one is definitely a hit. The course is well manicured with a lot of open play, thick grass, and great tree cover - but it's the back nine where this place really shines. Starting with a signature pin placement on #11 with awesome pucker putt potential, you run the gully back and forth through an interesting mix of difficult lines, good varied length, and a bit of elevation. Plus, you have an amazing wall - I know it's just a wall - however, the sheer size and length of this retaining wall as it plays into the landscape as well as the course design is fantastic. Plus, it makes playing #17 from the long tee even more brutal.
The park itself has the basic amenities, and being next door to the zoo - it gives me the perfect excuse for getting the family to make a pit stop here. The one way drive can be weird for newbies to the area, but there is plenty of parking and the course is easy to follow even without a map. The main tees are concrete, plenty big, and the DisCatcher baskets are easy to spot for first timers. Finally, the overall length is just long enough to keep the top players interested, but friendly enough that new players won't kill themselves over it.
BEST HOLE/S: #11; #13; & #17
Just like one of my favorite old DFW park courses B.B. Owen Park
- there are some general wear issues, especially with the conditions of the baskets, and minor graffiti, but that can be expected with a course this age. Also, many of the alternate tee placements are difficult to locate even with a map, so it would be nice to see some additional signage. There is also some overlap on #13 going over #17 so be wary and alert for wayward drives.
Finally, and this is just a point of preference - you play the best course in a town with few courses and you're bound to have a long round. I was alone, but played through multiple groups of 5+ people, which can get old if you prefer boonie golf like I do. However - all the groups I played through were friendly and outgoing so props to Pueblo players.
WORST HOLE/S: #7; #8; #15
Other Thoughts: This was one of the best better courses I hit on my road trip, and although the Denver area far outweighs Pueblo in the sheer number of great courses, this still makes for an awesome stop on the I-25 corridor. Combine this with all of the cool regulars I spoke with, and you got yourself a winner.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Solid course for advanced players
-Lots of trees make a lot of technical shots
-Good variety in hole distance.
-Cement pads at every hole
-Pro and Am pads
-Close and easy parking
-Lots of locals who play consistently
-Move holes a lot
Cons: -Signs are beat up
-Lots of people if you go at the wrong time.
-Lots of noobs who don't know what they're doing
Other Thoughts: -Some of the holes are not par threes even though they are marked so. Hole nine has a location thats at the back tip of the park and it's probably 600 feet with trees towards the second half making a good approach difficult. Most of the holes are true par threes. Some are pretty difficult par threes. Then some are just flat out not par threes. Holes 5,7,8,9,16,17,18 all have hole locations that are just flat out near impossible to three. Especially 9 and 17. Hole 17 is a long dog leg right with a creek and thick trees running down the left side. Some times the hole is all the way down the dog leg and situated to the left right at the end of the creek behind the brush. It's probably about 600 ft maybe more making it very hard to hit a three.
Overall I love the course I have played there for 4 years and I can't even guess how many hundreds of rounds I've played there. I have never had a disc stolen or really any problems there (minus one or two fist fights). Typically there are lots of locals there who are pretty chill and relaxed. It's a great place to play but gets congested at times. Wish they would have actually set up a league there or more tournaments because it would be a cash cow.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Great city park course.
Pros: This course was introduced to me from my room mate who is from Pueblo. It's a great overall course that requires a lot of skill and accuracy. The tee pads are perfect sized concrete slabs and Am pads for inexperienced players as well. The course has nicely manicured grass through the layout with a few holes playing around a large gulley. Several holes require a good placement shot around trees to allow for a good second look at the target. There is an adequate amount of trees protecting the target on several holes to make par shots more rewarding. Multiple pin placements allow for many variations on each hole. Mandos on a few holes make things more interesting. The course played long when I was there, allowing for a lot of good blasts. Hole #5 stands out for me because of it's technicality and how many trees you have to miss to have a great shot. Some of the back nine holes take advantage of a large retaining wall that creates risks when going for the target. I see why this is a great course for tournaments!
Cons: Signage was there on many holes, but it was pointless when they are damaged with writing all over most of them. Many of the signs read, "if you read this, you suck." Watch out for the road on the first few holes or you might deal with some traffic. This isn't a con, it's just something to be aware of since young drivers like to run over discs. Playing the course for the first time, it's tricky to locate some targets from the tee pad. A few tee pads are close to the fairway of the previous hole so make sure to watch for other players. Since this is the only course in the area, it does see a fair amount of players daily, so be ready to wait to throw on a nice day.
Other Thoughts: I was expecting a typical park course with a few trees and a lot of flat open space. What I got was the best city park course I have played yet. I haven't played much outside of Colorado so it's not saying much, but it is an above average park course with a lot of fun and challenging shots.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Beautiful well maintained park with good mix of trees, distance, technical. Much of the course is a classic "by the book" city park disc course type feel. Other than differences in tree species it felt like many of the good Texas courses in major cities. But the final 6 or 7 holes are beautiful and really unique. Picturesque tee shots. Challenging yet a little room for error. Nice layout with not much walking from one hole to the next.
Cons: The tee signs are heavily vandalized and hard to make out where the basket is because most signs are unreadable now.
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Gem in Pueblo
Pros: This course plays through mature trees and green grass that is well maintained. The course features some long tight holes, short technical shots and a few long bomb shots. There is something for everyone at the course.
Some cool features: Multiple tees, mature trees, mix of shot types (left, right, straight), open holes, tight holes.
Basically this course makes you think about every shot and where you want to put it. Some holes you must fight for your 3 and others are an easier shot. Do not let the short holes fool you though, you can get hurt easy if you don't play smart. With a few holes over 400 feet if you are not an accurate distance player you need to think about where to land to safely take a 4 in some cases. I enjoyed to shady grass and the wind buffer that many trees created. Driving in to Pueblo seems kinda of dry, arid and treeless so you maybe be thinking, "How the heck is there a super mature treed course here?" Well the Arkansas River takes care of that.
Hole 13 over the ravine and the stone wall is a favorite hole as well as 6 (I think) the tight one with OB on the left.
The older Discatcher baskets are still in good shape.
Cons: The tee signs are useless. They either are full of graffiti, water/sun damage, or missing information altogether.
Some tee pads are a little small on the longer holes.
There is no easy way to get from hole 16 to 17 except for jumping down the wall which seems unsafe and is damaging to the wall. The creek thing on Holes 13, 17 & 18 is a olfactory nightmare and is a kin to the lake at Expo in Aurora. (If you play Expo you know what I am taking about.)
As much as this course beat me up I really have few negative things to say about this course.
Other Thoughts: Now in my top 10 of Colorado courses. This course feature technicality plus length to give every type of player a real test. I had a lot of fun playing here and wish it were a lot closer than 2 and half hours away from Denver. I guess if you came down here with some non-disc golfers they might enjoy the zoo that is at the same park complex, although I did not go to the zoo, but I could smell/hear the animals. This course does not have any sidewalks coursing though the park so if that is something that normally trips you up as OB well then don't worry here, although there are roads running alongside a few holes that can take off some strokes on poorly placed drives.
I enjoyed myself here and I think it is a gem of a course. I had heard good things about it and now I am glad I was able to experience it for myself.
BRING WATER, SUNSCREEN, AND MORE WATER.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Fun to play
Pros: Every hole is different. Multiple pin location options and concrete pads. There are plenty of trees to hinder your throws requiring more skills to master. Often long drives required and puts are often made harder by surrounding trees.
Cons: Surrounded by roads. Constant sounds of cars passing. If play with landing on road as penalty multiple holes are problematic on approach. Had nice signs before graffiti into obliteration.
Other Thoughts: Typically takes 2 hours to play with 3 people.
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