fun little park
Pros: These back 9 are far better than the first set. These ones typically have longer shots. This park is pretty open feeling but a good variety of terrain. I would say if this park is within 20-25 minutes of where you live then it is worth a trip out. Good place for beginners to learn, definitely not a hard course. Easy to find discs and course has recently been cleared/opened up.
Cons: play this with the first set of 9 and you will get more for your time.
Other Thoughts: Early morning or sunset time are the best to play! Just mowed and cleared a bit so pretty hard to lose a disc here!
Kind of only a 9 hole
Pros: Nice park grass, well maintained, the back 9 is more of a real course and that part is fun. That's about as much as can be said- this course is OK, not good.
Cons: If the front 9 wasn't such a joke this course would be another story. They should all be par 2 they are so close together, you can't use a driver except on 1 or 2 holes.
Other Thoughts: If you are a beginner, play the front 9. If you know how to play, don't waste your time on the front, just go straight to the back and play it as a 9 hole course.
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Pros: This course is a little more challenging than the 'front 9'. More trees and more elevation changes. Beginners will want to warm up on the front 9 a couple of times before going to this one. Longer shots than it's 'sister' course. Beautiful grass for most of the course.
Cons: If it has rained in the past couple of days, 3 of the last 4 holes are very muddy as it is undeveloped area.
Other Thoughts: Just as nice as the 'front 9'. Pads are nice and signage is clear. Wouldn't change much at all for this course. If the last 4 holes were as green as the rest, this course would easily get a 4.
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Slightly better than first half
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Pros: +Like the first half of this course, it has great signage, great numbered baskets, nice concrete tees, and is very well maintained.
+This half of the course has a few more trees, more elevation, more length, and some other obstacles to force shots a little bit.
+The first half might be a good test to see if a beginner can handle this half. It isn't necesarily hard at all but it is a step up from the front 9 and complements it well
+Two basket locations which look to be significantly different in distance if not in the angle of approach to the basket.
+Still some ace runs here, especially on the shorter baskets
+Should be no lost disc issues here although it is a bigger possibility than the first half.
+Easy to find your way around this course. Very nice map created by the city.
Cons: -This half of the course is still very easy.
-If the baskets are all in the shorts, it would be very similar to the first half of the course. I would advise them to always keep at least a few baskets in the long location if not all of them.
-It isn't located very near the first half. I'm glad that they are listed as separate courses on here but the numbering is weird on this half. You start on 10 if you drive but you find 12 first if you walk (or run).
Other Thoughts: -This half of the course had some fun factor for me. There were ace runs and a few longer holes mixed in.
-This place is good for beginners and maybe lower int players on this half of the course.
-It is worth a stop to play once but I wouldn't play here often if I lived in the Denver area. There are better courses available.
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Ready for more distance?
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Pros: Very nice park in a nice neiborhood. Nice baskets,tee signs and pads. A little longer than the front nine. A lot of the baskets are still reachable with mids, but beginners will get in some driver work. Only a few spots to loose discs, and it will take a really bad shot to find them. A few of the holes will require drivers for advanced players as well. Par will be a good test for beginners, intermediates should be under, advanced should be way under....
Cons: Not really any cons....... Just, not the most challenging from a technical standpoint. Oh yah......the fact that it is about a mile from the front/north nine is ,kind of, a downer.
Other Thoughts: This course is the perfect next step from the north/front nine.
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Back 9 shenanigans
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Pros: Pads, signage, trash containers. Baskets in good shape with alternate positions.
Warm up on the short front, and bring Horne bacon from the back.
The course mascot is waiting at the picnic pavilion to meet up and throw with you.
Cons: A little smelly, and some ungodly weeds in th gullies.
The walk between he first and the second course is long.
Other Thoughts: Got invited to return a pond disc, and threw two rounds. Came out even and -1. As you throw this course,l you should se e your score gradually decrease. This is a good neighborhood course.
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Cons: Very short holes no obstacles and fill of new players that turn a par 2 course into a par 5 course.
Other Thoughts: If you are just staring this course is ok. If you've played more than two months go anywhere else to play
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Hills and the Creek
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Pros: -Nice concrete tee-pads
-Nice tee-signs that show the layout of the holes, the different pin positions, and give the distance of the hole.
-Brand new baskets that catch very well
-There is a great amount of elevation change on the course
-The course offers some uphill, downhill, and side-hill shots, which helps vary the course up a little bit.
-There is a creek that could come into play on 3 of the holes.
-Most of the park is well groomed and nice grass, though the last three holes do play through a slightly rougher area
-A couple pin positions add a little distance to the course (Hole 17 long is about 450 feet and the long position on hole 15 is about 360)
-Overall, the course is easy to navigate and it is easy to know which hole is the next one.
Cons: -The course has very few obstacles on it (there are not very many trees in play and the main obstacles on this course is the creek and the elevation changes. Overall, this course is very wide open.
-The area near the creek can be overgrown, and if a disc is thrown near the creek it very well could go missing
-Like the Front 9 (or Spingvale North) most of the shots on this course are straight shots (it would be nice to have some holes that turn right or left).
-The pin positions only add a little bit of distance but don't really change up how the hole plays
-While a few pin positions add a little more distance, overall this course does not have very much distance on it.
-No benches or trashcans on the holes on this side of the park.
-None of the holes are very memorable
-A couple of the holes have a bit of a long walk between them
-This course can get crowded (when we were there there were a lot of groups of 5 or more playing the course.)
Other Thoughts: This course provides a little more challenge than the Springvale North (or the front 9) but it has very few obstacles and none of the holes are very memorable or have much of a wow factor. After all, the course starts to feel a little repetitive. This course is a good stop if you are in the area (make sure to give this one a shot if play Springvale North as this one adds a little more challenge) but don't go out of your way to play it.
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short and fun
Pros: short holes for beginners, nice elevation change, the water on the corse should not be a problem for most. Fun for all levels. Easy to get birdies.
Cons: it was super windy when I played and my putter actually got blown out of the cage.
Other Thoughts: it plays very quickly, so if you have time you could play it a couple of times or if your crunched for time you can whip thru 9. Its nice to see that they are alternate pins as well.
The Odoriferous Outback
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Pros: In comparison to its northern sister course, Springvale South, aka "the back nine", is a little bigger, a little better and a little stinkier (but more on that later). The brand new cement tee pads, detailed signage and baskets are in perfect condition. There are even small trash cans with lids affixed to some of the tee signs, which helps to keep the lush grass free of dog droppings and litter. This park is notably quieter and less-traveled than Springvale North because it is tucked back into a suburban neighborhood and the baskets are not visible from any major streets. This is an ideal place to bring a group of disc golf friends if you're all at different skill levels but still want to throw one or two quick rounds together.
Several of the holes here are 20 - 50 ft longer than those found at Springvale North, but this is still very much a beginner/learner/recreation course. There are a couple unique holes, but nothing worthy of the term "signature hole". Hole 12 plays from the edge of a small pond to a basket under some trees atop a steep grassy slope - one of the more creative holes. The last four holes are tucked back into a section of the park where the turf changes abruptly from manicured grass to high arid prairie with scrubby plants and prickly yuccas to dodge around. Between holes 16 and 17 is a marshy, muddy gully full of head-high cattails and low murky water. This mini-swamp is the first and only nature-made obstacle on the entire 18-hole course worth mentioning. The only other natural obstacles are small hills and a few trees.
Cons: There's no ignoring it - at certain times Marshall Reservoir and the nearby ponds emit a truly staggering, nostril-filling sulfuric odor. It is especially pungent when the wind is calm - and that is coincidentally when most of the disc golfers I've ever met like to be out on a course. Traveling between the northern and southern courses is about a 10-15 minute endeavor by car or brisk walking. Something particularly disappointing I noticed upon my arrival for the first time is that hole #10 is NOT the closest hole to the northern companion course. Logistically this does not make sense. The first hole you come to is #12 down by the bridge, but hole 10 is further south along Locust St.
Other Thoughts: Springvale South deserves credit where credit is due:
*It's a clean, upkept park
*It's an easy drop-by type of course in an area that was pretty far from any DG action at all
*It has a couple fun and unique holes
*It's a great place to take your beginner friends
Overall, this newbie is a decent little 9-holer and I'm glad I have another course to play occasionally.
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