Highlands Ranch, CO 
Palomino Park Share



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 Fun, Quick Open Field Course

1    6/2/2011   6/2/2011
Review By: 14erDisc
Played: 40  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 4.4 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is one of the best open-field courses I have played in Colorado. The course is pretty much a wide open field. However, around the border of the entire park are many different kinds of trees, placed fairly well to make a disc course. When I arrived at the field, I thought I was in for a boring open field round. But somehow, they managed to make a course traveling around the border of an open field… and it's semi-technical.

Most of the holes are only between 100 and 200 feet and are reasonably straight shots, but there are enough trees to make the shots challenging. Still plenty of room for aces with a nice shot! Holes 7 and 9 were my favorite. Hole 7 is a short hole, but a nice tight little alley to squeeze through. Hole 9 is the longest on the course, and requires weaving through a decent amount of trees. This is a fun semi-techincal course that skilled discers will get plenty of birdies, and new discers will more than likely get a fair amount of pars. Hole 1 specifically is a par 4, but is very short. A skilled discer can easily eagle this hole… however I considered it a par 3. The park is extremely well maintained and all the trees in play are trimmed very well for use in play. Rounds here take about 20-30 minutes depending on play speed. Since this is a gated community, I highly doubt that there is ever a hold up on this course. It looked seldom used, and everyone I saw on the course did not know what disc golf was.
Cons: The worst thing about this course is that it is SUPER private. You MUST know somebody who lives in Palomino Park to play here…. You cant even pay to play! Having said that, the park is extremely nice, and it's probably part of why people pay so much to live there. The entire park is gated, and you must be checked in by the security guard. The only good thing about this factor is that this course is not a destination. I would not drive very far to play here, and it's really not worth traveling to unless you're visiting someone in the gated community.
While many signs are easy to find, they do not point you in the direction of the basket you are aiming for. There are a few holes (4,5,7) where you can see multiple baskets from the tee… and specifically on 5 both look about the same distance away, so judging with distance is cut out. The signs look as if they face you in the right direction, but their placement is ambiguous - and despite being a small open field course, it can be hard to locate some baskets. All of the signs also displayed in yards… not hard to do the conversions in your head… but why?

Hole 2 has a playground that can come into play if you throw a hyzer that goes too far left. It is a playground that was filled with many young children and their mothers, which certainly makes me uneasy about this course.
Other Thoughts: Semi-technical and fun. I was going to rank it a 3.0/Good... but the gated factor and the confusing signage brings it down to a 2.5/Typical

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