0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Needed some TLC last I played it in '06. Short course and a lot of potential to put up a good score. Good course to escape those front range winds.
Cons: Not extremely challenging & crowded.
Other Thoughts: Still a favorite nonetheless. I learned how to play on this course.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
A Dying Old Man
Pros: -JR is a challenging, technical course that uses every square inch of a multi-use park in creative ways. A classic DGC!
-There's something for everyone on this course. Beginners will enjoy the reachable distances while Pros can still thread the needle on the tough technical shots.
-Short distances to the pin. But JR will force you to use every shot in your bag. S-out between some mando trees on one hole, then hyzer over the creek next hole.
-A multi-use park. So there's friendly green grass and a well-maintained creek. Quite pretty and shady.
-Pin placement is varied and squeezes every interesting nook out of the park. The course winds back and forth over Ralston Creek and almost every hole uses the mature cottonwoods and elms as obstacles.
Cons: -Very, Very, Very high traffic. Frequented by large groups of amateur players with many, many bottlenecks at the T-pads. So busy the weekends are sometimes unplayable.
-Multi-use park DOES NOT mesh well with Disc Golf. Dog-walkers, Kids, Bicyclists, a SkatePark and a Basketball Court (the occasional volleyball game) all are caught up in your shots. This is a very dangerous course that requires you to be aware of your surroundings.
-Pin placements, while interesting and varied, require you to drive across pedestrians and sidewalks. Plus quite a few drives cross back on previous holes requiring you to drive across other greens or walk through other fairways. Again, very dangerous for the high level of traffic.
-The Arvada police walk the park on foot and are rather hostile to disc golfers. Leash your dog or you'll get a ticket! And never throw near a pedestrian... or you'll get a ticket.
-In late Spring the creek swallows discs like a fat kid swallows McDonalds.
-Hole #8 has been removed for safety reasons.
- The queues are ridiculous and frustrating. Between waiting for large groups of amateur players and the pedestrians, I usually waste a good half hour.
Other Thoughts: -JRs is a disc golf course pulled in too many directions at once. Holes #1, #4, #5, #7, #11, #14 and #17 all drive across heavily used sidewalks. A few holes overlap each other. Too much has been pressed into a very small space. And the large traffic of disc golfers detracts from the experience.
-The course focuses on mid-range control and recently (June 2012) the pin placements have been shortened even further on #6 and #7 to avoid pedestrian/golfer problems.
-This is a park first and a disc golf course second. Way too many things going on in this park. Safety is always an issue here.
-Still JR does a lot of things right, incorporating almost every interesting feature of the park into a varied and technical game.
-An old classic that's slowly being nerfed, occluded with too many people and a dangerous mix of traffic and discs. Once extraordinary, now neglected in its old age. JRs is quickly becoming just another park: a place to walk your dog or have a barbeque, not throw discs.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Good ol J.R
Pros: The river basically makes this course anything besides an ace race. Have to be very accurate to score well on this course, some fun holes.
Cons: If you have played this course you know you are going to spend more time waiting then throwing. Too many peds in the park, too many people digging in the river for their disc. fairways cross all over so getting hit by a disc is more than possible. i dont think any of these things add up to a good time at all. Not the best course in Arvada!
Other Thoughts: If you want to get out and play a little disc then this will do just fine, a nice place to learn how to play if you stay out of the river as most holes are short, and a backup place to play if the weather is bad as it is pretty sheltered. If you lose a disc just go back the next day and some guy will be selling it in the parking lot for $5
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Revenge of the Crowds
Pros: -Many of the holes play near the river and several force you to throw over the river (and discs are pretty easy to retrieve from the river
-Many holes require accuracy
-Well-marked, easy to read signs and good course flow
-Nice clean park
Cons: -Many of the holes play back on each (For example Hole Number 2 throws pretty much directly over the basket of number 1), which can be dangerous and cause congestion waiting for other players to throw
-Hole number 8 basket has been pulled and is gone until further notice
-This park is extremely crowded both with disc golfers and non disc golfers. Course plays right near a skate park and basketball course which can lead to safety issues. Both of these make the park really crowded. ( I swear every middle schooler within 20 miles was hanging out near the skate park
-Many holes cross over sidewalks which with the amount of pedestrian traffic in the park makes some holes frustrating to throw on.
-Most of the holes are relatively short
Other Thoughts: I enjoy playing this course and every time I play it I have a great time, but it is definitely starting to show its age
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
nice and short
Pros: nice little park. well done with what there was to work with, fun little stream. Enough big trees to make it bearable in the summer, plenty of shade and down near a little stream to splash around in if too hot.
Cons: short but challenging,
Other Thoughts: It's been a while since I have been there, but I remember it was overall nice.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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