School Courses are Dime a Dozen
Pros: +Nice baskets that catch well
+Easier than most school courses to find your way around. There are tee signs with dirt patches next to them. Not the best flow but I've seen much worse, especially at schools.
+Longer than most school courses
+Hillier than most school courses. 3 comes to mind in particular.
+Hopefully this course will encourage more young golfers to get out there.
+Could be good for practicing putts and approaches. Shouldn't be busy with other golfers.
Cons: -It's at a school which limits a lot of things; playing time, space, available terrain, etc.
-Quite open, only a handful of obstacles on the whole course
-I wouldn't recommend playing except for during summer and weekends.
-Tee signs mark tees but don't help otherwise.
-Tees are natural, kind of rutted and often not flat.
-Plays too close to sporting venues, especially the track. Safety is the #1 issue here for sure.
-Not very visually appealing. Dry and scrubby.
Other Thoughts: -Only play this course if- you are a course bagger, you live really close, or you are a student. It is easy to get to if you are a bagger, won't waste much of your time.
Watch out for the Track Team...
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice baskets that catch well
-Good use of the little bit of elevation that the land this course offers sits on. This is the most elevation change I've ever seen on a school course.
-Hole 3 is a decently long hole and a lot longer of a hole than you usually find on a school course.
-I found the course pretty easy to navigate. All of the next tees are pretty close to the last basket. As long as you look for the tee-sign of the next hole you won't have a problem finding the next hole.
-Very generous par (Hole 3 is a par 5 and there are a couple par 4s) which is nice since it is at a middle school and could be encouraging to some middle schoolers just learning the game.
Cons: -This course has a ton of safety issues present. Holes 1-4 and 9 all play really close to the track around the football field and bad shots could be dangerous if any one is using the football field or the track. Hole 1 plays really close to a busy parking lot. Hole 7 plays through a obstacle/challenge course and very close to a walk way into the school. Hole 9's basket is placed right behind a staircase leading down to the football field and could be very dangerous. Hole 5 and 8's fairways cross a little bit. If there are any non disc golfers using the track or obstacle course, this course would be almost unplayable.
-The only hole that really has any excitement is hole 7. All of the holes are mostly wide open with few obstacles and the course get repetitive pretty quickly.
-There are no actual tee-boxes, just dirt patches near the tee-signs. Most of the tee-signs are located on side-hills, which makes teeing off on many of the holes awkward. Level tee-boxes would be really nice.
-The tee-signs are very unhelpful. They have just the hole number and the par. A layout of the hole and at least the distance would be nice.
-Some grass on the course could get a little tall and itchy in high summer.
Other Thoughts: This course has a ton of safety issues that could lead to a ton of issues with non-disc golfers if the sporting fields and track are in use. I would most definitely only play this course on weekends or during the summer to avoid these conflicts. Even without the safety issues, this course is not very exciting. I can imagine it would be fun for the students of the school, but unless you are right near this course, I don't recommend a stop at this course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Decent 9 Hole Course
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Tee boxes, signs and easy to follow. A couple interestingly laid out holes like #7. Longer than most 9 hole courses.
Cons: Terrain on school grounds limits the variety. No distances on tees, tees don't point in the direction the hole throws.
Other Thoughts: People in Highlands Ranch will enjoy it, not worth a long drive.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Its Another Course
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a course that is in an area that does not have many courses. It sits on land around a middle school with a greenbelt nearby. There are some nice views of the mountains. It is relatively short and a great place to learn to play the game. The baskets themselves, separate from their installation, were in good condition. There were a couple of interesting shots on the course.
Cons: Navigation is incredibly difficult without knowing where you are going. Baskets and Tee Signs were put in very quickly and were not done well (I actually had to stand a basket up before putting on it despite the "permanent" installation). No distances on the tee signs. Course par on the tee sign might be accurate for middle schoolers playing with dollar store discs. Tee signs do not necessarily point you towards the basket. There are a couple of longer walks between holes 6 and 7 as well as 7 and 8. The ropes course comes into play on hole 7 and would make hole 7 unplayable during ropes course use. Watch out for other pedestrians when you are playing the holes near the track. Hole 3 has some high brush that may hide discs well. Watch out for the uneven ground, there were a couple of places where ankle twisting could very easily happen.
Other Thoughts: I was not expecting much from this course when I saw it for the first time. I enjoyed the round I played but this course needed some serious help. Baskets were leaning and in the case of hole 6 had fallen over. I was very glad to find that there was a course here though. Basically I am very happy to have the course but at the same time can think of other courses to go to for just about any reason.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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