give it a few years...
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is laid out across a large bowl, with a dirt roadway splitting it. Holes average probably around 325'.
* Lots of open space
* Finding the next hole is aided by a well-mowed field--follow the mow paths and usually you'll end up in the right place
* Clean and safe
* A few holes diverged from the sameness of the course (see the cons list); 14 for example had the basket hidden behind a hillock
* Great views
* A couple extra-long holes (600')
* Two possible basket placements per hole
Cons: * A couple holes have proximity to the roadway, which can get pretty busy
* Same comment as a number of other reviewers have suggested--it's mostly the same thing. Either down a short hill and out a flat, or vice versa, or across the flat. Holes are generally straight-line affairs now, though that should change as the trees grow.
* Nice signage for each hole, but often it's not clear from the diagram which placement you're looking at.
Other Thoughts: The course officially closes during CSU games. We were there a few hours prior to a Saturday night game. There was parking along the roadway by the entrance to the course. It also looks like there is ample parking when it's not a game day (the lot was gated off Saturday).
Most tees are brick stones (no mortar) and in great shape; a few holes are dirt still with piles of bricks waiting to be laid. There are a number of trees planted across the bowl, and for now they do little to alter the game. I figure in 5-7 years they will make the course considerably more interesting.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Avg Course with Potential
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Lots of elevation change (features uphill, side hill and downhill shots)
-This course has a lot of distance on it as most of the holes are over 350 feet.
-Good grip and rip course
-Since is a new course it has nice new baskets that are in good shape and catch well
-Hole 13 is a raised basket on a man-made pyramid that makes and otherwise straight boring hole a little interesting.
-Every hole except for two of them has two pin positions on it that usually varies at least the distance up a but.
-Bike rake near the first tee if you want to bike the the course (its not necessary but its a nice touch).
-Holes 14-18 have more character than the other holes (they have more obstacles, good distance and use the elevation will). These holes give a glimpse of what this course could be when the saplings they planted grow up a little bit.
-Nice brand new tee-signs (show the layout of the hole and the distance to each pin position).
-Very few people besides disc golfers in the area (except during winter-see cons)
Cons: -Very wide open and almost all of the shots are straight shots (trees have been planted to help make this more challenging)
-Can be a little hard to navigate at first as on a few points in the course two tee-pads could be the next tee-pad, which leads to some unnecessary walks.
-The baskets don't have any numbers marked on them, which would help navigation slightly
-A couple of the holes have a bit of a long walk between them
-Get somewhat repetitive due to the mostly wide open holes and none of the holes force you to throw a certain line.
-The tee-pads are dirt for now and will eventually get rutted from use if they aren't replaced with concrete. Due to the wide open aspect the course doesn't provide much challenge yet.
-Plays course to a road on a couple of the holes
-The course is closed for play during Colorado State University home football games.
-If you are crazy like me and play with snow on the ground, holes 2, 4 and 5 are unplayable due to a sledding hill.
Other Thoughts: This is an average course with a lot of potential. I can't wait to play this course when some of the trees have grown up a bit because then it will be a solid fun course. The last five holes are the best on the course and I will enjoyed them and they show what the rest of this course could be with a few more obstacles. Good course for players who like lots of long holes.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Lots of real long wide open shots. Great new signs. Lots of parking. Really hard to lose a disc.
Cons: Dirt tee boxes are ok. Kind of boring shots, mostly all are long and straight. Granted its a new course with lots of sapplings that will eventually become obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Give this course a few years and it could greatly improve.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice baskets. It looks like 2 basket positions per hole.
-Great signage at the start and on each hole. Other amenities include garbage cans, bike rack, porta potties, parking lot for disc golf only.
-Shouldn't lose a disc here.
-Good if you like to throw long shots without having to hit any lines.
-Tees are natural but sufficient.
-Some elevation changes, they didn't quite use these as good as they could have but it isn't bad.
-Some cool basket placements behind trees, little hills, rocks, etc. Hole 17 comes to mind especially. Others are elevated or blind. They did a good job with this part of the design.
-The course flows well, there aren't any super long walks although some of them could have been shorter and made for a cooler shot.
Cons: -It is so wide open and long. You don't really have to hit a line ever off the tee and the objects to avoid on the fairways are small.
-Your discs could take a beating on the rocky ground here.
-They didn't take full advantage of the elevation. There couldn't be a true top of the world shot here but they could have some sweet downhill stuff.
-A noob RHBHer or LHFHer is going to knock out a window in a car.
-There isn't a lot of hole length variety. It is long and longer. I would like some 200-250 ft ace runs in with my 500-600 foot holes!
Other Thoughts: This course is pretty average right now. It will continue to get better as the trees grow and as the local clubs/CSU disc golf take care of it. I would recommend playing here if you have a big arm or are looking for a distance challenge. This isn't the best beginners course but it won't beat you up too bad, it will just take you more drives to get to the basket. Edora is still the premier course in the area and Wright Life is a great place to buy plastic. Even with time, I think this course has minor design flaws that could be fixed to be a better course. It's not that any of the holes were bad. It's that they could have had more variety and more downhill.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
My Arm Hurts
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice new course with plenty of wide open shots. If you can throw over 400' you'll do well here.
Length is good for one with a gorilla arm. Most holes are close to 400' with some 600'
Cons: Too open. You can see almost every hole from the tee of #2. WIDE open!
Trees aren't tall enough yet. You can throw the same shot over and over.
Tees: The tees are marked but you have to play the course once to figure out where to go next.
Long straight shots get boring after the first 15 of them.
Other Thoughts: Nice to see another 18 hole disc golf course in the area. This could be a great course if the trees were more mature and the shot were more creative.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A Couple Simple Improvements Would Really Help This Course!
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Hughes Stadium course is set up in a large basin area of high desert scrub land. Currently there are trees planted (and being watered) and as they mature, the course will be ever-changing. As of now, they don't factor in much. The course features a great new course sign and map at the beginning along with sani-cans, both garbage and recycling containers, a bicycle locking rack and a practice basket. The baskets are new and on this course especially, it would have been great to have had the big numbers on top. This course definitely has length going for it. Only one hole is shorter than 300' and that is a problem in my eyes. I would have liked to seen a little more variety in the hole length.
There are usually two basket placements marked on each of the great new tee signs, either in the red or the blue position. The problem is I never knew which position the basket was in. Sometimes the difference is just a matter of 25 feet, other holes it could be 150 feet or more. I have a simple easy solution here. Drill a 1/4 inch hole in the blue and red squares on the tee signs. Insert a small bolt and waher through whichever color position the basket is currently in. Whoever changes the basket position also changes the bolt/washer. Player approaches pad, checks signfor baskets position. Simple system which works great!
# 13, the hole with the elevated basket is a great piece of engineering and a nice addition to the course.
Cons: I'm afraid that things out here, like the baskets and wonderful signage, are going to get trashed before the trees grow in enough to change the feel of the course.
Also I felt the course had a couple of serious design flaws. Previous reviewers have mentioned some of them such as long straight holes, etc.
Four out the first 10 holes were almost exactly alike. That is 300' holes uphill to basket perched atop a hill. I quickly grew tedious with these holes.
You throw uphill to the # 3 basket. But then you walk DOWN the hill to the 4 teepad so you can then throw up the hill to the # 4 basket. Why not have a pad up near the # 3 basket and then have an epic 750' throw across the entire basin to the # 4 basket.
And then after putting out on # 6, you walk down the hill to the # 7 teepad. Why not place the # 7 on the hill closer to the # 6 basket? And then you have added a nice little downhill throw for 7.
Other Thoughts: I'm no different than other disc golfer. I want to throw downhill. I want epic downhill throws. I love short downhill, touch ACE runs. This course design doesn't maximize the potential for more of these kinds of throws. It almost does the opposite and seemingly keeps you constantly throwing uphill.
As the trees mature, the nature of this course will change, but that will take year and years. In the meantime, the flawed design features should be improved to lure more players out here. Eldora Park is such a gem. It's going to take a tad bit more work here to get the players to come. The foundation of a awfully nice course is in place. Now, I think, it just needs to refined a little around the edges (hills).
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Give It Time
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course sits right at the base of the foothills in Fort Collins next to Horsetooth Resevoir and Hughs Stadium where the CSU Rams play football. Everythign here is brand new and look brand new. There are plenty of trash cans all over the place. There is a really nice new signs by hole one. The city appears to be really on board with this course which is good considering what is going on with the other much better course in Fort Collins. The tee signs look really nice and the tee pads are consistent. The design of the course makes really good use of the land that is there. There is an irrigation system in place to ensure that the tree that are there stay watered.
Cons: The trees are really small. The only challenge is the distance. The tee signs are not all together accurate (hole 1 is a good example of this). The tee pads are dirt tee pads, which is normally not a problem but they seemed to be particularly slippery for dirt tee pads. The only bathroom on the course was a port-o-potty by hole 1. It is occasionally difficult to figure out what basket you are supposed to be throwing at. There are a couple of places where it is not necessarily clear where the next tee pad is though there was paint on the ground to point people in the right direction if you could see the paint. There are two holes that play across dirt roads that are in place for access to the larger dirt parking lots that I would assume are for football parking in the fall, so it may not be good to play the course while a football game is going on.
Other Thoughts: This course is one of those that you jsut look at and say, "man this could be good in 20 years when the trees all grow up." The design is really quite amazing and takes great use of the land but it is not anywhere close to many of the other courses in the area. If you do not throw far, this course could get really boring and really frustrating really fast. I did not particularly like this course at the present time, but I think it could be good. Everything seems to be in place for it to be great and the hope is there that the city will take care of this course until it becomes something special. This course officially opened today under the name Aggie Greens Disc Golf Course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
New FoCo course
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Something new in town and shows signs of being a good course, but with no mature vegetation or numbered baskets it is a bit confusing a very monotonous. I see this becoming a great course, but it will take time, the long distance holes is a plus and it has beautiful scenery.
Cons: Very bland right now and the holes need to be numbered so you know which to throw to
Other Thoughts: Cant wait to see what this course becomes, Greatful Disc should be a blast this year!
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Still being developed.
Cons: Watch where you park. The parking lot is to the left of the the first tee, so if you want to protect your car from dings and scratches hide behind the port-a-potty.
I Hate Holes #8
Other Thoughts: I can't wait to see the obstacles grow in!
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Very young course
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets are in great condition (should be, they are brand new). The tees are well marked. For the most part, the course flows very well (with perhaps the exception of hole 9 to tee 10). Definitely a long course, giving you ample practice for those long shots.
Cons: There's no variety for the most part. Hole 1 is just like hole 3, which is just like hole12, 15, etc. If you like long straight holes, you'll love this course. For me, it started to get boring, "Oh look! Another long straight hole!". There are a few exception but for the most part, all the holes played pretty much the same. Currently, the tees are just posts in the ground. No concrete yet (I would assume they just haven't gotten around to installing the concrete tees yet). I can imagine cars with broken windows because hole 1 runs parallel with the parking lot so I would recommend parking as far west as you can.
Other Thoughts: This is a brand new course that has just opened up. The trees are all brand new, there are no hazards, and no out of bounds areas to speak of (I suppose beyond the fence on 2 and 17 could be considered out of bounds). For the most part, the designer of the course did a good job considering the area to work with. Almost the entire course is in a detention pond. The course goes back and forth along the bottom of the pond (it's a BIG pond) and up and down the sides. The most memorable hole for me was hole 16. It plays along and over some berms that were created for telephone poles. There is a port-a-potty at the parking area but no source of water that I could see.
According to the map at the start of the course (and talking to one of the guys finishing up the landscaping), there will be a pond along hole 9 and 18. 18 is already a beast of a hole (over 600' according to one guy I talked with) and the pond will just make it tougher.
This will definitely be a course to watch. As the landscaping matures, the challenge level will hopefully go up as well as the variety. I don't think I will be going out of my way again to play this course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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