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.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Give It Time
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.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Very young course
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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