4 Helpful / 0 Not
A good city course
Pros: - Maps and scorecards provided at the first tee (a map is almost essential if it's your first time).
- Well thought out holes that don't interfere with the busier sections of the park.
- Good use of the limited number of trees for obstacles.
- Nice gravel tee boxes and nice doubled-chained baskets.
- Good assortment of different hole lengths and varieties.
- No water or chance of losing a disc.
Cons: - The back 9 has some crisscrossing fairways.
- Most holes on the back 9 are in a low-land field area that becomes a muddy mess after any kind of rain or snow.
Other Thoughts: I'm thrilled about this course, primarily because I live right across the street from it, so I get the pleasure of walking right out my front door and playing whenever I want. I patiently observed while it came to form and was among the first to try it out. I've probably played it about a dozen times now and I think they did a good job with it.
The tee boxes aren't cement but they look good with two dug-in railroad ties with gravel in between, along with a tee marker screwed into a railroad tie. Also, the wood chips around the perimeter of each basket was a nice touch.
The designer did a good job mixing up the hole lengths, appealing to different players' strengths. About a third of them are short holes with the basket guarded by evergreens, requiring precision tee shots for birdie attempts (these are primarily on the front 9). Another third are fairly open, mid-range distances, where well-launched tee shots can result in easy birdies (holes 12 through 16). And another third are very long holes that the long-bombers can enjoy showing off on, requiring monster drives and impressive putts to have any chance at birdying.
All in all, it's a good city course. It's nothing spectacular, but it is a much needed course in this area that I think local players will continue to come back to.
Some final notes - On hole number 2, we treat the tennis court as a water hazard, despite what the rules on the scorecard say, so we go straight over it if no one is playing tennis (which is most of the time). Also, the rules mention special restrictions when a cricket match is in session on 10 and 11. In the seven years I've lived here I've never seen a cricket match in that park, so you don't need to worry about that one either. Overall, it's unlikely that anybody will be in your way on the holes.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I came to this course not expecting much and that's exactly what I got. This is a brand new course so the tee boxes and baskets are very nice. The park is clean, flat, and open. It has the difficulty of Expo (none) with terrain similar to Lighthouse (uneven). In a nutshell, the course is simple and repetitive. The best part is that it is impossible to lose a disc (unless the park floods as it is a flood plain). If you want to learn how to play then this is a perfect course for you.
Cons: - The tee pads are sunken and the signs lay on the ground which makes navigation difficult for the first round (map recommended).
- A group of white dudes decided to play catch with their unleashed pit bulls on #10 so I skipped it.
- Some baskets are surrounded by trees, but most shots are wide open.
- #2 is 150 ft. straight ahead then a 90 degree turn to the right for 100 ft. around a tennis court. The only way to birdie it is a crazy roller or by making a long second shot.
- There has not been measurable precipitation for a while, but there was standing water in some sections. The course is probably really soggy after a storm.
Other Thoughts: As with nearly all of the courses in the Denver metro area, this course lacks any character. There are no memorable holes and the only real challenge is that most holes are short enough to go for an ace. I know it is tough to find parks to install courses, but this park/course is so mundane. It is close to where I live and work, but I don't see myself returning any time soon if ever.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Surprisingly fun course for Frequent Fliers
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Fun layout
- Good, double-chain baskets
- Some tree obstacles
- Maps and scorecards/rules provided by tee #1
- Not too crowded
Cons: - Gravel tees, a bit short
- Some tees too close to road
- Map absolutely necessary first 1-2 rounds
- Some hole repetition
- Tough to find tees at first, as the tee numbers are bolted face-up to the railroad ties by the tees
- May have conflicts with other park patrons/activities
Other Thoughts: Even though this course is fairly remote for me to visit on regular basis, I wanted to check it out as this course was just recently added to DGCR. From the few photos posted and the satellite view I wasn't expecting much, especially since this area is a part of planned development close to DIA.
However, after finally making it out to the course, I was pleasantly surprised how much fun I had playing here.
The map provided online (and also available at tee #1) is very accurate, but the few instances of criss-crossing fairways make the layout a bit confusing at first, and map consultation is a must. The scoresheet that is also present at tee #1 spells out rules and regulations for the course, as well as some tips regarding a few holes, namely 2, 8, 10-11, and 18.
I was surprised to read the hole 2 shot over the tennis courts is forbidden (makes getting a birdie tough, as this hole is a big dog-leg to the right around the tennis courts), as I was looking forward to making exactly that kind of shot.
On hole 8, the mando is to stay to the right of the concrete drain.
On holes 10 and 11, the field is used for Cricket apparently sometimes, so landing on the field of play when a game is on is considered OOB.
Finally, hole 18 mando is to go through the first set of pine trees in front of the tee, with parking and streets OOB.
With all that said, while the difficulty of the course is not that great, it is definitely fun to play. Many baskets are placed in a group of trees, some tee shots have close-by tree obstacles, and there are some slight elevation changes, especially on the back 9 holes.
Other than the cricket field, the layout keeps the distance from the playground and basketball court.
I was not too happy with the relative shortness of the tees, as well as the proximity of some tees to the streets (4, 9, 13, 14). The gravel tees will get eroded over even a short amount of time, it would be great if they could be made more permanent once their placement is possibly improved.
There are a few wide open holes with no obstacles, and some holes look very similar, especially on the back 9.
The hole lengths are pretty fair overall, with plenty of opportunities for longer drives, as well as birdie opportunities on well-placed shorter hole shots.
Not too sure how busy the park gets (it wasn't too crowded on a very nice Saturday in November), but avoiding other park patrons may become an issue sometimes.
I would possibly rate this course 0.5 disc higher if the tee issues were resolved, but I still like the course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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