Busy, busy, busy course
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A good mix of uphill/downhill shots. It will challenge your depth perception.
Love the amount of obstacles on the course. Only a few water holes, but they are well used.
The tees are mostly concrete. It has 1-2 awkward felt pads that are hard to spin on, but they are better than most dirt tees.
Cons: Crazy busy. It is a full park and is surrounded by fields, pool/ice center, tennis courts, horseshoe pit, etc. It is one of Ft. Collins' most popular parks, and can sometimes be hard to find a hole that doesn't have a family playing around it. Also, it is very popular for other golfers, so you can be waiting a while here and there.
While the tees are concrete, they are way too long. At almost 20 feet, they are the longest tees I've played off of.
The course layout is crazy. Unless you have the phone app, a map, or a player that plays it regularly, you will probably get lost. Some of the tees are entire parking lots away from the hole you just finished.
Other Thoughts: The 16th hole is VERY odd. It is quite short (<200 feet) but has a novelty. It has a ring around it that you have to land it, or it is OB, and you have to throw from the drop zone. Most DG'ers complain about it, but it was fun for me.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Some of the tee pads were like 30 feet long. I only use about a third of that but it's gotta be a pro to somebody.
-Creek is used for challenge
-The little bit of elevation allows for some fun throws up and down hill as well as for a few slightly tricky greens.
-Fairly good variation in hole length. I almost aced a few and had some pretty long approach-second shots on other holes.
-Baskets are old but in good shape.
-The grass is nice and green. Park is well maintained.
-To add to the limited challenge they put some holes near the road or parking lots for some OB opportunity.
-Plenty of other amenities that don't interfere with disc golf; bike trail, skate park, horseshoes, tennis courts, baseball fields, bathrooms.
Cons: -The layout is bad. Longer walking distance a lot of the time. 2 and 4's fairways cross like an X. Some baskets are too close to other baskets even though this park is huge. Roads bisect the course in a few areas. It is hard to follow. Print the map on this site for sure. There were no maps available when I was there.
-This course was crowded, mostly with rec players and families.
-I wasn't overly pressed to get a 3 ever. I recorded no 4s. It simply wasn't challenging. It was one of those courses where it is slightly too long to get a 2 for me on most holes. Also, if you hit a tree near the tee, it was very easy to recover with a decent second shot to still have an easy putt for 3.
-Some of the tees were carpet pad things.. They worked just fine but I thought I would note that somewhere.
-You could lose a disc in a tall pine or in the creek/weeds. Especially on the right side of hole 5. I saw a few people looking in there.
Other Thoughts: For some reason I had really high expectations for this course. It is only rated 3.29 so they shouldn't have been that high. Once I figured out the course layout I did have a pleasant round. It was just frustrating having to deal with that at the beginning. Like I said before, print the map on this site! Park in the parking lot to the North of the horseshoes and the first tee is by the horseshoes. Stop at Wright Life before your round for some new plastic/gear. Good store and good people. This is the best course within Ft Collins and I would recommend it first to anybody with limited time!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Well manicured park course except a couple of holes on the back side. Quite a bit of shot variety. Bathrooms open in the Summer. Easy to find people to join up with and play around.
Cons: Heavy traffic. Tons of people come out to play this course and you may end up waiting 10-15 minutes to tee off. The course has been redesigned and I'm not sure if it's for the best.
Other Thoughts: This is a course everyone should play. It is like one of those cult classic movies that everyone should try at least before it's no long recognizable.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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