2 Helpful / 0 Not
Sahara Desert Feel To It !
Pros: NIce course map at start. The course starts right past the playground and plays ten holes out and then eight coming back. There are about 7-8 nice little short ACE ops, just waiting to get aced. Although short, the teepads are concrete and framed in 4" x 4's. The baskets are new DGA's with the numbers on top. Unfortunately, the numbers are usually facing the wrong direction. The course has a nice general flow with the next pad usually being fairly close to the last basket played. The course actually plays in a figure eight shape. The terrain is desert with lots of small cactus's and scrub trees. It's mostly flat with very little elevation to contend with. The course forces you to throw some fun little anhyser throws.
There are a few nice benches there as well as some garbage cans. The course was mostly clean and litter free. It did look a like a great habitat for rattlesnakes. I was watching where I was stepping.
Cons: One of my major pet peeves is when the baskets are placed with the numbers not facing the teepads and these are often facing the exact opposite direction. So they aren't nearly as much of a help to the first time player as they would be. The pads aren't quite as long as they should be although with this course as long run up isn't usually needed. It can be very hot and dusty so bring water.
Other Thoughts: The designers probably did the best they could with the land available. It's a pretty nice design incorporating a variety of shots. It's a recreational level course so it's not going to challenge the advanced player. The chance of losing a disc is fairly minimal here so it's probably a fairly good place to bring a newbie. I did see a wild turkey with some babies, kinda cool.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Blinded" by the light ..
Pros: Decently set up lanes with a few technical shots around trees and such .. Varies distances keep you varying between mid-range and drivers ..
Cons: Very arid landcape, cacti abound, as well as a "ground bee" colony behind hole 1's tee pad .. I say colony because there's about 3-4 holes surrounded by these little dust colored bees and they don't take kindly to people.
Other Thoughts: While I like the technical side to this course, go EARLY in the day (8:00 am-ish) so you aren't out in the heat of the day.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice, Short course
Pros: Lots of ace opportunities. Even the average beginner can birdie half of these holes. It doesn't take a long time to play, but you can throw multiple discs if you have the time, due to the fact that nobody plays it. My buddy aced the second hole on our first time out there. (He's an above average player, but not quite pro-quality, yet)
Cons: Parking is kinda sketchy. There's no lot, just parking on a suburb street. Cactus and very dense foliage can be a pain, but it's nothing to quit halfway over. All the holes are very short. The average player won't have to take his driver out of his bag for most of them. Don't wear shorts if you are prone to tossing them in the brush. Lot's of thorns.
Other Thoughts: I would play this as a secondary course. I wouldn't go out to play this course by itself. My best advice would be to play it after you have played Widefield Park. It's only a couple of miles away and doesn't take that long to finish. Very good short course to play if you don't wanna play Widefield twice. Like I said above, my buddy aced the second hole the first time out...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice for short game
Pros: Nice to see the City of Fountain step up and put in a 18 hole course. No crowds, which gives you time to throw a couple of discs per hole if you are working on shots. Good baskets, new concrete tee pads and some benches have been added. Lots of ace opportunities and just enough trees to require different types of shots.
Cons: no trash cans. No holes over 325'. Brush can swallow discs even if you saw where it landed. Mosquitos. Can get a bit swampy after rains. can feel slightly repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Nice to have a different type of course in the Colorado Springs area. Great if you want some peace and quiet without the crowds of Cottonwood or dealing with neighborhood homes at Widefield.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Relatively new course, but not crowed in the slightest.
The Mach 3 pins were all in excellent condition, and whoever set up the pins had the foresight to ensure the pin marker #'s were facing the tee pad. This made locating and identifying the correct pin very easy.
The course is designed in an "Out and back" style. We parked beside the playground near hole 1, and when we finished 18 we were back at the same area.
The hole signs are wooden 4x4's with a plexiglass case, with paper print out inside. The hole information is done via google earth like aerial view, with the tee pad and all possible whole locations marked. Due to the aerial view, it made identifying landmarks and pin locations very easy.
Small portions of the fairways are mowed short and in the direction of the pins.
Cons: Tee Pads are wood and gravel and the interior gravel has already worn away some, leaving the sides and front and back wood edges exposed. I tripped a few times while teeing off, mainly due to my next con.
The tee pads are insanely small. They seemed to be 2.5' wide by 3.5' long. Way to small for any standard approach. This somewhat forces you to change your standard wind up, or just stand still and drive.
This course is pretty dry with desert like foliage. The course is riddled with cactus. Watch your step the entire way, and inspect your disc after each toss. I had to pull cactus spines from my softer discs after many throws.
There are no benches nor trash cans the entire course. Disappointing oversight.
Quite a few of the holes felt repetitious. With a few exceptions, the course design just felt bland.
Other Thoughts: This isn't really a pro or a con, just something worth mentioning.
This course is really really short. The longest hole is in the range of ~290', with the shortest somewhere around ~ 160'.
The initial reviewer is absolutely dead on that you could play this entire course without a driver. I used my putter and mid's for all but 2 holes.
This did present an oddly nice change of pace, rather than driving off each tee, I was using control shots with mids and putts.
Mixed feelings about this course. If you are a Colorado Springs local, it's worth checking out for a completely different type of course compared to Cottonwood and Widefield.
If you are visiting the area and only have time for one round of DG, I'd personally suggest any other course in the greater Colorado Springs area.
I scored this a 2.5 because part of the experience bored me, but I had a decent enough time that I'd probably play it again.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Short on length but not short on fun!
Pros: A brand new disc golf course in the town of Fountain. It has all the pros that a new course should have. Everything is new. At hole one you have the overview map of the entire course. Teesigns are also arial views of the hole which show all pin placements and distances. There are 3 pins on each hole! the course is an out and back design along alightly wooded field. From big trees to small bushes, there are enough of them that adda challenge to many of the holes. While having just played this course in May, I can certainly see how the leaves coming in would definately increase the challenge here. Most of the holes are straight, but there are a few shots that go either left or right that make you shape your shots accordingly. The baskets are my favorite, Mach 3 and catch very well. The land itself is nice and quite, like you are out in the country someplace.
Cons: I think some of the cons for this course can be placed on the land that was available. The fairways are kind of tight due to lack of space. Many of the holes are short, about 200 feet average I would say probably because of trying to fit 18 holes in this land. Another thing is that while there are multiple pin positions on each hole, many of them are within 20 feet of each other in regards to length, thus not adding a whole lot of variety there. Single sets of tees, which is not a big deal really, however the teeboxes themselves are small, proabably 5X8 feet at the most. That is really not an issue for players whom have bigger arms as not much of a run up is required for the shorter holes. They are filled with a small gravel that already has shifted a bit with use. It looks like there are areas where some of the holes could have added some length to them, as it stands though, I don't think there is a hole much monger then 350 feet.
Other Thoughts: I am always surprised by how towns this size come up with the money for such courses. definately some thought and effort was put into this course and they did a great job with the space that was avialable to them. I could see how this course will increase in challenge as the trees grow in and the rough gets rougher. Do to the lengths of the holes, I think that a seasoned player should treat this course as perhaps a mid and putter type course but there is enough here that will keep you coming back. For newer players, I think this is a great course to learn the game on. I look forward to coming back and playing again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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