Greeley, CO 
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 Home town favorite

5+    6/26/2010   6/29/2010
Review By: jdw80550
Played: 49  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/7/2012
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a shorter course that has been modified through local club efforts to improve to a well maintained and varying degree of difficultly course. There are only six hole, but at least 4 alternate positions for most of the hole, ensuring that the course no longer gets stale. These positions add extra difficult for people who want it, while allowing casuals a fun playing expirience. The grass and trees are always kept in top shape, and the creek that runs through the course is simply stunning in the fall when the cat-tails get really high. Enough long hole that the drive won't feel left out, and yet several short ace run holes.
Cons: Only six holes, but as stated in some of the other reviews six quailty holes instead of nine cluster holes. In the summer mosquitoes, make sure you bring the bug spray. There is also heavy traffic during the summer and nice weekends meaning sometimes wait times on tee boxes come into play.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course to play on a quick lunch break or a full day. One thing to keep in mind is that since the course is in a valley, when the wind blows it swirls and can turn this nice little course into one with extreme difficulty.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/30/2009   9/21/2009
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 1146  Reviewed: 83  Exp: 26.3 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: if only more course we're put in the ground in parks like this as it was well manicured, beautifully landscaped park in a very nice neighborhood.

lots of friendly players willing to show you the course and or the extra holes.

stone line creek!! (how cool is that!)

Cons: only 6 holes (but with size of this park, it was safe and efficent). Needs better tee signs. On the street parking. didn't see a restroom.
Other Thoughts: Best DGC in the area unless the University's course is uncrowded.

Thanks Gary for your kindness and direction. Hope you learn your backhand.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Good old Epple

5+    9/8/2008   9/8/2008
Review By: CBass
Played: 80  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 5/7/2012
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun to play course where ace chances are solid. Great course to get in a quick six when you don't have much time on your hands. Big trees on the edges of every hole, some spruces that love to munch on stray discs. Small water hazard by means of a runoff creek winds through #'s 1,2,3,5. Well kept park in the city with plenty of shade in the summertime. I've organized and installed alternate pin locations with the help of my fellow club members. These new placements add more difficulty as well as a whole new realm of alternate tee boxes never before seen!!
Cons: Mosquitoes galore. Soaked to the bone after rain making walking a bit swampy in spots. This park actually will fill up with water after a rainstorm and will remain soggy for a couple days afterwards. Two sidewalks run right through holes 1,2,3,5, so watch out for pedestrians. Do your best to stay out of the pond on hole 3, one trip in there and you'll know why.
Other Thoughts: Many alternate tees make the course more enjoyable, ask local club members about configurations.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 it's usable

5/29/2008   5/29/2008
Review By: DGtourist
Played: 188  Reviewed: 106  Exp: 11.3 Years
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Epple Park has well maintained grass with very mature trees, a small pond and a thin stone-lined creek running through the center. The entire six hole course fits in a very small piece of land. On the course development page of the PDGAs website it says, "It's better to install a well designed, dual tee 12-hole course than it is to install a cramped, less safe 18-hole course on the same piece of land". Epple Park is a good example of getting more quality with less. There are plenty of alternative tee's that are unmarked, just ask a local. When I played, there were plenty of players getting in tosses, so a local should be easy to find.
Cons: The most obvious con, its really short, with only six holes. Bring deet or the mosquitos will try to eat you alive. While most of the park plays about fifteen feet below street level, there is a busy street to the north to worry about, for players that lack control. There is little shot variety, mostly just ace runs. The tees are hard to find, look for numbers on small posts only about three inches high in the ground, also they are unpaved and muddy.
Other Thoughts: "Small city park island in north Greeley used primarily for drainage features a short six hole course. Well maintained with a small pond and creek" That is the description I would have used. I think it's a shame that someone listed it in the PDGA course directory as, "Poorly marked, short and barely usable." Its as if the person who listed this course has a personal vendetta, because it is not as bad as he or she makes it sound. Poorly marked? Maybe. Short? Yes. Barely usable? I got use out of it, so did the over fifteen others that were playing it at the same time as me.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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