Great New Layout!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great concrete tee boxes on this course, though only a few of the monster tees from the old layout remain. Baskets are in good condition and the signage is very good, featuring a photo of the fairway with different pin positions marked. Signage also includes distances for each pin position. Course is clean, with well maintained grass that allows you to get significant distance out of your roller shots. There are a few trashcans in the park to keep things clean. There's plenty of parking, restrooms are on site, and the park has a number of other activities including a skate park, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, multi-use paths, and more. Navigating the course is much easier than the old layout. The course is well designed with a wide variety of shots and has some significant distance on it with well over a mile of fairway in the longest pin positions. Mature trees, a creek, and other OB areas will challenge your game. The designer made the most of the little elevation changes. A few shorter holes make this course an ace hunting spot. Signature holes include the island hole at 5, the long downhill bomb at 6, and risky shots near the creek on 16 and 18.
Cons: Baskets are hard to spot. If they had any bright colors on them, it would be easier. There is no way of knowing which pin position the baskets are in from the signage. The signage also contains no par information. There are some safety concerns at this course as well as many holes play close to active railroad tracks, a busy road, and multi-use paths. The course gets crowded too, so it's not a great spot to get a quick round in. It would be nice to see more benches at the tees so you could rest your legs while you're waiting for the group ahead of you.
Other Thoughts: This is a great place to play, and a real challenge. Most likely the best course in Fort Collins. The new layout is a huge improvement, though it makes me nervous to throw so close to trains, cars, and joggers/cyclists. Nevertheless, they've done a great job with the terrain they had to work with. Definitely a course worth seeking out.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Much better than the old layout
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Still has a couple bomb throws, and a few short throws. The level change is great, especially in the back 9. I've always had a love of the "island hole", and they made that even more fun. It is now away from the main park at most parts. Signage is great as well.
Cons: Still a heck of walk half the time to go from hole to hole. The wall to the power plant looks like it would have quite a few discs behind it, especially on a windy day. Some of the tee pads have an unlevel section, it looks intentional... but annoying none the less.
Other Thoughts: Great course still. I was worried after the new layout, but they really made what they had work.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Most popular course in the area and lots of history here
-Lots of other things to do at the park while not interferring too much with the disc golf play. Plenty of free parking, bathrooms, shelters for a picnic, skate park, tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, walking/biking paths, etc.
-Nice new tee signs, this is the biggest improvement that happend during the renovation IMO
-Nice long tees
-Baskets in good shape
-A good variety in distance, a few ace runs and a few long holes but nothing too short or too long to cause frustration or boredom for players of most skill levels
-This park is beautiful and well maintained. The grass is lush and green during the spring and summer.
-You probably won't lose a disc here, the creek is clear enough and shallow enough for retrieval in most instances
-Pretty close to Old Town which includes a wonderful shop that has many discs- The Wright Life. There are also breweries and great eateries all over FTC. I wouldn't come here just for the disc golf but there are plenty of other reasons to come here.
Cons: -The navigation is still messed up and always will be. It makes sense once you play it but I like courses that are easy to find your way around. This one you have to cross roads, parking lots, under the tracks, etc to get to the next hole and that isn't always evident. The course is kind of pieced together between 4 different sections of park.
-The layout makes for somewhat long walks. 4-5, 6-7 and 13 to 14 are the ones that I remember most. I would highly recommend printing the map or playing with a local to make sure you find your way around this course properly.
-This is by far the best course within the FTC area and it will be fairly crowded if the weather is nice, especially on weekends.
Other Thoughts: This park is decent and due to its long history and lack of other good courses nearby, is kind of overrated at times. It is a solid 3 but the layout and business keep me from giving it a higher number. If you can only play one course in town, this is it. Like I said earlier, FTC is a cool town, especially if you are into beer and good food so this can still be a destination of sorts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great course, easily the best in FC. Multiple tee placements, very well taken care of, great facilities.
Cons: Can get crowded during the weekends. Other than that not to many cons come to mind.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely my favorite in FC.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The biggest pro to this course is the local club that continues to fight to keep this course available to play. This being the latest revision of the course brings a new challenge with several new holes using new land on the east side of the railroad tracks. The course sits in a very nice and well maintained park. There are lots of other activities for the rest of the family. It is also near and ice rink and swimming pool. The tee pads are nice and the baskets are in good condition. The new holes add a lot of length to this course to add challenge while still maintaining the character of the course with the short technical holes. Really the best part about this course is the challenge factor and the need to have many different shots in the bag. There are very few holes that feel like other holes on the course and each hole seems to provide a unique challenge.
Cons: The tee signs were still yet to be changed. There is still a lot of park traffic that you will deal with. This is still going to be a very busy course. The new length makes it not as kind to newer players. While the latest revision keeps filler holes to a minimum, there is really nothing they can do for the island hole. It is just a really bad hole that can only be saved by a much longer tee and a blind basket without the island. Be sure to take a course map with you as you may need to know where to walk to find the next hole. There will be a couple of good walks. The flow of the holes has gotten worse with this revision and there are some really confusing layout decisions including a long walk back down 18's fairway to get to the parking lot that you are supposed to park in.
Other Thoughts: There is so much history to this course, way more than even I know. It is well worth playing but be sure to find a time when there will not be many other players there. The crowd that plays this course varies so greatly and you are bound to find people who lack ettiquite. We all hope the city is done forcing changes to this course, but I doubt that will be the case. Make sure to make the time to enjoy this course now.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Nice Job on the new layout.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good flow to the course and a decent amount of obstacles/OB's keep things entertaining. New hole 4 is huge and a great challenge for ANY Disc Golfer. The updates to hole 5 were a must and make the course better all on their own. Several new holes around the power station are a great addition for day to day play. Several large trees and a few new OB's to watch out for. Full color signage with distances on each tee! Keeping the old course available for tourneys is a huge accomplishment by the locals/city, can't wait for tournament days!
Cons: Not too many cons come to mind right away as the redesign was truly intended to alleviate most of them. Again, great job. The ladies could really benefit from a bathroom on the east as I have heard a few complaints.
Other Thoughts: Good times. :) The course should now be as popular as ever!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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