0 Helpful / 5 Not
Take the drive to this little gem
Pros: This is a well thought out great course. Nice tee pads and signs. The first nine holes start off in well groomed park setting. The course ends in a nice lay-out wooded area.
Cons: No place to fill up your water bottle.
Other Thoughts: Great use of the park. Really looking foward to the Pessimist course in June at the HPC.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Course worth the drive
Pros: This course begins, like most other reviewers stated, in a grassy area and moves to a more rugged area of the park with large cottonwoods and natural vegetation. Each hole is different and provides a shot variety of hyzer, straight, anhyzer, short, long and in between. There is a good mix of decent birdie opportunities mixed in with the holes you have to fight for the three. There are a few holes that go near a pond, but only two holes are really a problem. Those are holes 7 & 8. Hole 4 can be a problem if you go long, but if you stay near the basket you should have a birdie. Hole 5 is the only shot where elevation comes in to play being a long hole shooting uphill then slightly downhill to the pin. This course forced you to throw lines instead of just open bomb after open bomb that some of the Colorado courses have. There were enough trees to provide obstacles, but not too much that a good shot wouldn't make it to the basket. I have played courses where the same exact shot can be thrown twice in a row and the slightest breeze can change the entire play of the hole. The course is well maintained. The natural area holes had the weeds/natural grasses cut. Not too big of chance of loosing a disc here if you stay clear of the water. Each hole has nice tees that provided grip. Each basket has a little tab on the rim that points to the next hole. This helped a bit because the map we had seems to not reflect some changes to the course.
Cons: The course must have been updated recently and while the tee signs and baskets have been moved to accommodate this, our map was a little off and has us second guessing a few hole. I can see hole 1 being hard to play if there is baseball game going on in the park. This hole shoots on a very narrow line down an OB parking lot that could fill up if there was a game. A few of the redesigned holes had hand drawn tee signs. Some of the lengths on the tee signs seemed off as most of the holes played shorter than the sign.
Other Thoughts: I am looking forward to being able to play this course at the 2011 High plains Challenge. I also want to play the Pessimist course that the club sets up out here. There seems to be room for more. None of the holes seemed crammed. We had been talking about coming to play this course for a while and I am glad we finally made the trip. This course is well worth the drive.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Technical disc fun
Pros: This course starts off in a groomed grassy park for the first 8 holes and then weaves it's way through a Cottonwood forest for the remaining holes. Two of the holes border the pond in the park and are very easy to lose a disc in. The holes in the Cottonwood forest all seem to have at least two sets of trees to get by before the basket making this a very challenging course. The tee pads are some of the best I've seen yet with lots of texture and plenty of room.
Cons: The day I played it seems as if someone had been tweaking the layout of the course. Many of the holes didn't match the tee signs. Two of the holes seemed to be brand new adjustments with no tee boxes at all, but they were neat challenging holes. I've uploaded a photo of the course map I found at tee 1 with it's long list of complicated adjustments. Hopefully things will get sorted out before too long.
Other Thoughts: Well worth the hour drive from Denver. Make a road trip out of it and hit the fine course in Sterling as well for a weekend of disc golf.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Well worth the drive
Pros: Nice large tee pads that you won't slip on really help you drive. Several holes are long enough to make this a huge plus. The course starts off in a groomed community park and ventures off into a more rugged area with plenty of large cottonwood trees. No two holes are exactly same type of shot or look entirely the same. There are long turnover drives, tight tunnel type shots and long bombs through the forest. One water hazard in the form of a small pond comes into play on holes 4, 6, 7 and 8. The long hole 5 will become more and more difficult as tthere are several small trees in the fairway. Right now they are small enough to soar over but they keep creeping higher. Hole 17 is one of my faves as you shoot across a 300 something foot clearing to a pin that is guarded by a large cotton wood stand. It seems as though this course has something for everyone. There are picnic pavilions at the park for a between rounds meal. Almost every hole has a bench to sit and rest your legs on. Tee signs on every tee box add to navigational ease. I have not met one person that has played and disliked this course.
Cons: The back half can be rugged in spots, so dress appropriately; meaning there are thistles and tall grass throughout the back side(13 holes). Bring water for the long course journey. Kiss your disc goodbye if you end up in the cattails on #8. A few holes had the tee sign either too close or actually in the tee box area, not too much of a problem though.
Other Thoughts: This course is more fun every time I shoot it. Well worth the drive from Greeley for sure.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
long unique course.
Pros: I nice big course, 21 located in the city park. The disc golf area is somewhat separte from the park meaning that there is not a lot of foot traffic and cars to worry about. The teepads are nice, large, level cement. Baskets were in great shape. Front few holes are open and then tightens up a bit in the middle of the course. Long and short holes with definate birdie/ace potential. Some pins were placed with good use of trees to add to the challenge. Water comes in play on a couple of holes. Appears well maintained, clean and benches throughout the course for a breather.
Cons: There are a few holes with missing signs and thus leads to some confusion but could be figured out fairly easily. Lack of elevation on this course, not like some of the mountain courses in the western half of the state. Some of the shots seemed repetitive. Most of the shots are fairly straight, not much of left or right throws needed. The first few holes seem out of place with the rest of the course as they are placed around a baseball field. If there is a game being played, I would assume the first 4-5 holes would be unplayable.
Other Thoughts: I definately enjoyed my time on this course. I would love to play it in the summer when everything is fully grown, I could see how that would add to the challenge of the back half of the course. Though there are some pretty short holes, a beginner might get frustrated with the trees and longer holes on the back half of the course. I really enjoyed this course and would play again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Huge Teepads, great teesigns. Free camping in park, with power hookup for rv's.
Cons: Bathrooms are run down. weeds get high in summer on course. russian olive.
Other Thoughts: This course starts on a grassy mowed area then moves to a non-maintained area with cottonwood and russian olive to navigate around and through. Course is well marked though and you wont get lost, just need to keep an eye on your disc. Play is long for the most part, big-arms have the advantage as long as you stay on the fairways. Risk/Reward factor for the average pro player is better than most courses. most holes have options to shoot for with higher risk for certain lines, or play it safe...not much elevation change, but the trees make it a real challenge. The city of Ft. Morgan is 100% behind the disc golf community here so it makes it a great place to play at. Right off the freeway with amenities almost within walking distance.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are 21 holes most of them 300+. The front 9 plays in a well a groomed park with the back 12 playing in a jungle of trees and weeds that you would find within a few hundred yards of a river. The signs more than made up for the lack of people to guide you, they show the location of alternate pin locations and the direction of the next tee box. The course as wide open with some trees. Just enough trees so that you can really rip drives out on this course and the baskets are all close enough to trees to still make some skill out of it. The front nine plays in the park and makes use of water.
Cons: The weeds can be rough, if you have allergies like me you will want to take something. Bring mosquito repellant, Ft Morgan is lush and right next to the river. The signage breaks down some in the back twelve but you will still be able to find your way.
Other Thoughts: I heard someone say that its Optimist Park with the back 12 being Pessimist Park, but for me the last 12 really made the course. In fact it felt to me that the course is a strange experience with every hole being more interesting than the hole before it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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