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Pros: You won't lose a disc, but you may hit trees, people, marsh, and garbage. Good for beginners and intermediate players. Printed course map is available at first tee and is accurate and easy to read.
Cons: At least 5 holes only accessible under 6 inches of water as the grassland is more of a marsh right now. Several of the gravel tee boxes were also under water. The grass fields were drenched.
Other Thoughts: There was a surprising amount of trash in the park considering all the bins available. There was feces smeared all over the port-I-let.
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The Back 9 is Terrible
Pros: Score cards with rules and mandatories are provided.
The front 9 is great. It's fairly technical with baskets hidden behind large trees and near out of bounds.
Cons: Front 9 is very close to the playgrounds.
The back 9 however is terrible. It's in a swampy, weedy, ditch with very repetitive holes.
Dirt tees are short and can become really lumpy.
Other Thoughts: I'd recommend only playing the front 9. I'd rate the front 9 a 3.5 but the back deserves a 1.
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1 Helpful / 1 Not
Brown Valley Ranch
Pros: +Nice baskets, they are numbered. Good thing since you can see more than one sometimes.
+Layout is easy enough to follow
+This place has a surprising amount of length. Holes range for low to mid 200s up to over 400. The short holes mean ace possibilities and the long ones mean the chance to air it out.
-It is the closest course to DIA so you can catch a quick round before your flight.
-Probably not crowded with golfers. Doesn't look like it gets a lot of use.
Cons: -Very open. There are a few bushy trees (which could hide a disc if thrown into) but they are pretty easy to avoid.
-Very flat. Barely a hint of elevation here.
-Very dangerous. Course plays way to close to playgrounds, paths, school, etc. I would be very careful here. Better yet, chose your playing time wisely.
-Gravel tees were pretty loose and left something to be desired.
-The layout and maintenance seem to fade in the back 9 as if the grasses are trying to retake the land. It gets harder to navigate and less fun for sure.
-Could lose a disc if the grass gets out of hand on the back 9. It is fine now.
-No memorable holes. They are blend together and I wanted the round to be done fairly quickly.
Other Thoughts: -This course wasn't a lot of fun. Expo is one of the nearest courses and was a better round. It was better maintained, had a few more trees and some water.
-Play this course if you are a course bagger or live super close or come in from the airport and don't have much time.
-Try to play this course when there aren't kids around
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4 Helpful / 0 Not
Has Potential but Forgettable for Now
Pros: -Nice new baskets that are in good shape and each basket is numbered on the hole (though it would be nice if they were numbered on top of the basket).
-A few of the holes have some slight elevation change.
The front nine of the course makes use of the trees in the park and provide some shots that require a little accuracy and provide a couple different lines.
-The course has a good variety of distances on the holes, ranging from 216 feet to about 450 feet.
-The shot around the tennis court is a nice change of pace, since you aren't allowed to throw over, it provides a little variety to the course.
-About nine of the holes play through a well-groomed park area with nicely taken care of grass.
-Scorecards are available at the first tee
Cons: -The course can be very hard to navigate. The hole numbers are on the ground attached to the tee-box. The current dirt tee-boxes blend into the ground and there are no poles for tee-signs telling you where a tee-box is, so some of the tee-boxes are really frustrating to find. The front nine aren't too hard to follow, but it gets really bad on the back nine.
-The course doesn't flow as you would expect, which can make the next tee harder to find too. It would be a little better if they provided maps at the first tee-pad, especially since they already provide scorecards at the first tee-pad.
-The tee-signs say only the hole number and give no additional information about the hole.
-Four of the tee-pads are pretty much right on the road, and provide a bit of a safety issue.
-The tee-pads are dirt and starting to get a little lumpy. They are also way to short and if concrete tee-pads are put in, they should be lengthened..
-The back nine are pretty much wide-open with very few obstacles and get very repetitive quickly.
-There is a long walk between some of the tees, which doesn't help with the navigation problem.
-Course provides very little challenge at all
-Some of the fairways cross each other
-The back nine play through a drainage area that was already getting quite muddy, and overgrown in the spring, I can't imagine what it will be like during the summer. Expect to spend some time looking for discs on the back nine.
-There are a lot of other park users walking across the course that don't seem very aware that there is a course there.
Other Thoughts: The front nine of this course is pretty solid, and hole 18 is fun, but it would have been a lot better as a nine hole course. I don't really see why they chose to extend the course into the drainage area as it doesn't add anything special to the course and just adds tall grass and mud to the mix. It will definitely improve when they get better signage and concrete tee-pads. Overall, the course has potential, but right now it is pretty repetitive and boring. Unless you are in the area, don't go out of your way to play this course.
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