12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a really nice and clean little park course. The layout was done very well in the amount of space available, and was most likely a real gem back in the day before we had advances in plastic and profile technology that now make courses MUCH longer.
- certainly an "ace run" type course.
- faiways and greens were well kept by the park/maintenance crew.
- I felt basket placement was actually pretty amazing. Several are located within mature trees that create a challenge and make you think before you just throw it out there. Having the holes being quite short may give you a tendency to just step up and throw without much thought.
- hole layout creates very easy navigation without a map.
- Very clean course
- Decent concrete tee pads.
- Very fun short course to play - Very fast!
Cons: - baskets should be replaced. they serve their purpose, but their age is really showing with missing chains and broken baskets rungs.
- some more experienced dg'ers will consider the lack of length a con, but i think it can be overlooked quite frankly given the age of the course and the advantages it offers for today's player.
- hole 9 plays to basket 2. This may be temporary, but if not, it certainly will create a hurdle when crowded!
Other Thoughts: - hole 5 is the only hole worth considering using a driver, but realistically this course can be played with a midrange only and a putter.
- Perfect course for a family outing or to introduce a new disc chucker to the sport!
- Perfect course for a warm up round for one of the others in the area!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Needs some TLC
Pros: There are many mature trees on the course that make you think twice about throwing without any preparation. This is an ace run course if you have been playing for any amount of time. This course used the available land they had (not much) to make a decent little 9 hole beginner course. Concrete tee pads and hole markers on each hole help navigation because everything is close to each other.
Cons: The baskets are in serious need of repair/replacement. A few of them had basket separation and missing/broken chains. I worried on one or two baskets about making the putt but having the disc fall out because of a broken basket.
The course needs more trash cans. It seems as though the large amounts of teens coming there to hang out and throw discs need somewhere to throw their "Nat Ice" cans instead of next to the tee pad.
Other Thoughts: This course would be a great place to teach a younger child how to play. It is short enough to boost confidence. You could play this course with a putter and a mid-range at the most. Only one hole was long enough to have to put any mustard on the drive. I would hit this course only if I was in the area, but never make a special trip up here. I believe this is one of the older courses in Colorado which takes back to the early days of disc golf.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Decent little 9 hole course located in Littleton. In a small park and very easy to know where the next tee is. Concrete tee pads, although kinda small, and baskets are in pretty good condition. All short holes, besides one, but the course makes you use a variety of shots to be able to make your birdie. Fast play to be able to get a quick 18 in.
Cons: Very busy on the day I went. It almost looked like there was a high school class in secession and had to wait through the whole course. Some of the fairways cross so make sure to watch out for flying discs. Some of the baskets could use updating/replacing as the look like they get a lot of use.
Other Thoughts: The is a good course for everyone; beginners to advanced. Next time I am in the area I am for sure going to stop by for a quick round.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice area, nice little park. Very family oriented.
Cons: Very short. Could play this with a putter. Lots of younger players out in groups of 5 or 6.
Other Thoughts: Good for practice but would hit it while school is in. No much of an exercise course meaning it is flat and very short.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Every course can offer something. In the case of Ken Caryl, it is a great course to introduce newcomers to disc golf and practice your short game. The holes are VERY short with legitimate ace opportunities on 8 of the 9 nine holes. (although boasting about an ace at Ken Caryl won't likely get you many oohs and ahhs) Overall, the course is well taken care of considering its small size.
The grass is mowed grass, it has big shady trees and it is located in a nice neighborhood.
Cons: This is a big teen hangout after school and on weekends. They tend to be respectful, but there does tend to be a lot of discs flying through a very small airspace at one time.
Other Thoughts: Even with the crowd, three rounds in under an hour is very realistic.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
A Remnant of History
Beautiful little park course. Easy to navigate without a map. Concrete tee pads are smallish in size, but for these short holes most players won't use a big run-up anyway. Well designed on not a lot of land. There shouldn't be any pedestrian interference. Plays fast with close, short holes and not a lot of walking. Almost impossible to lose a disc.
No distances posted on any of the signs. Exceptionally short course; eight of the nine holes are between 100'-200'. Fairways are close to each other so beware of errant throws from your neighbors. Some of the single chain (except #9 is 2x) baskets are starting to show their age.
I heard this course is called the "postage stamp" because of its compact area. Only hole #5 (312') might require a driver disc, all others can be played with a putter or good mid-range.
At 30 years old now Ken Caryl is a testament to what disc golf once was. The holes are built for discs that had no concept of "Ultra-long range driver".
There are enough challenges and decent variety to make this a nice course to work on upshots and putting for most players.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Short Course great for introducing Friends to disc Golf
Pros: Great for working on Approach and putting. Short holes are good for beginners. Playing over mowed grass! Good place to practice playing around trees. Good Baskets and Tees!
Cons: Cigarette butts all over the place as teens use this place to throw discs and smoke. Very little distance.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course because a lot of people started here. Now they are playing on the bigger courses!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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