6 Helpful / 0 Not
Short, OLD, but fun.
Pros: Short, decent layout, great for beginners. Trees make for some interesting shots, think before you throw even though you can play the course with a putter. I've introduced several players to disc golf here, it's great for a quick round when the teen crowd isn't around. Hole #6 is incredibly short and fun to try and bingo around a big old pine tree.
Cons: Short, very tight hole placements, lots of teenagers farting around not doing much, playing slowly and getting in the way. Baskets still need to be replaced (especially #4 & #7), hole #9 has a new basket but is still really close to #2. Most of the young players at this course will not call out if a disc went the wrong way (this happens a lot).
Other Thoughts: Play this course in the morning, the teenager crowds are really obnoxious and kill the course. I've played several times early in the day (before they are awake I'd assume) and it has been great. Tons of shade from mature trees which are also great obstacles.
When nobody else is around several tees can be made into much longer and more challenging holes by shooting for a further basket. This is the most fun part of this course. Most mornings before 11am the course is pretty empty.
Try shooting for hole #8 from tee #2, #7 from #4, #1 from #9, etc...
When the course is full it will be a slow game and you might get hit by a disc so keep your eyes peeled!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice large hole numbers on the baskets. Consistent cement tee pads on every hole. Really nice upscale setting next to a private club. Very good use of the trees on the property. Fun for any age level and experience level, to some extent. It was not super hard to find your way around as tees were usually easy to find.
Cons: Besides the great numbers on the baskets the basket were in horrible condition. Many of the baskets were bent out of shape. Found one basket that was missing one of the bars on the bottom of the basket allowing standard sized discs to just fall right through the basket. Basket 9 is missing altogether. This course is super short with only one hole over 300 ft with most under 200 ft. There was a bit of a crowd there on the weekend but nothing too bad. Despite the fact that it is set in a nice neighborhood next to a private club, it seemed to be the place to hang out for younger kids looking to cause trouble, or at least smoking. The tee pads are super tiny as well which is interesting on the one long hole. It is built is a tiny area with several holes built right on top of eachother.
Other Thoughts: I really did enjoy this course for what it was minus the baskets being in horrible disrepair and one missing basket. Saw several groups that were just learning the game and this is a great little course to teach the game to those who cannot throw the disc very far. There were kids there as young as 5 I would guess and they seemed to be having a wonderful time. It is a rather crowded space so watch out for discs flying at your head and do not expect a warning on discs headed your way as many people playing this course are begginers and trying to figure things out on their own. For the more advanced players this is one of those courses wehre you will work on your short game but the good use of the trees makes it at least somewhat entertaining. I would love to know more about what the club that is right there actually is and how much control they have over the course. Seems like a very nice facility. The first tee is going to be close to the building on the side near the road you drive in on.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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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