Highlands Ranch, CO 
ThunderRidge High School Share
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3 / 303ft. Par / Distance:
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Solid High School Course

1    9/7/2014   9/8/2014
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 122  Reviewed: 114  Exp: 5.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice brand new baskets. They catch really well, are painted blue and pretty easy to see. Also, the baskets are marked with the number on the top and it is very easy to see.
-Great tee-signs. They give the hole layout and distance. Plus name the sponsor and then have some disc golf trivia on each sign. I thought the trivia was a really cool idea for a high school course that may be introducing newer players to the game.
-Good use of the available elevation in the land. Hole 2,3, and 9 all throw downhill. Hole 8 is a pretty steep uphill hole.
-Several baskets are located on the side of hills, which adds some risk and reward to approach shots and putting as you could easily get some roll aways with a bad shot.
-This course has some interesting shots in and the holes don't really ever feel repetitive. The course meanders through the sporting fields so the fields can be used as out of bounds to add more challenge to the course. There are lot of obstacles such as fences and buildings that make this course more than just a wide open course. The few trees on the course, like hole 8 are used pretty well.
-All the holes tee off from sidewalks, so the tee-pads are concrete. I'm usually not a big fan of teeing off from a sidewalk, but it works fine here.
-Course flow is pretty easy to follow, with the exception of the walk to hole 8. The next tee-sign is usually visible from the last basket so it makes follow the course pretty easy.
Cons: -Lots of safety issues. This course is crammed in between all of the sports fields on the school's campus. There are multiple opportunities to throw into a sports field or hit any spectators. Almost every hole has a chance to throw into a sports field, whether it is the tennis courts, the football field, or baseball field. The course plays right through some of the fields, such as the shot put area or the lacrosse fields from what I could tell. The first hole also plays right along what could be a pretty busy sidewalk.
-Very limited times that you can play this course, especially during the school year. First, there is the fact that the course is closed during school hours, which is understandable. But it can also be hard to play on weekends. I've tried to play on one or two Saturdays, but there were sporting events that made it nearly impossible to play the course. If there is a large crowd around, I don't recommend playing this course, as it could easily lead to conflicts with other users of the space.
-While the course has some nice holes, nothing stands out as super memorable.
-The course is not super long. Most of the holes are under 300 feet, with the one exception being hole 7, which I believe is just about 360 feet.
-It can be hard to find the tee-pad for hole 8. It is a long walk from the basket for 7 and kinda hidden up against the wall of the baseball field's dugout.
-Hole 6 and 7 tee-pads play over each other a little bit. Holes 1, 2 and 9 could also all overlap a little bit.
-Many of the obstacles that make some of the holes fun and interesting are sheds or outbuildings, and I'd be a little worried about possible damage to the buildings.
-None of the holes are overly challenging on this course.
Other Thoughts: This course has me really torn in terms of what score to give it. This course has some fun holes, but the safety issues and the fact that it can be hard to find a time when the course is fully playable makes it hard to give it a super high rating. If you are in the area during the summer or on a Sunday and have nothing else to do this course is worth a shot, as it is a better than average high school course. I wouldn't recommend going on a Saturday or on a weekday after school as it seems like this campus can get a little busy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/17/2014   8/17/2014
Review By: zorromulder
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 0.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really like the elevation changes and the hills on the first few holes. Helps spice things up.
Everything is in pretty good condition.
Not a lot of tall brush like many other courses in the area (though there is some brush on a few holes in the middle).
Cons: Can't play while school is in session.
Not a ton of variety, but it's a 9-hole course at a high school so that is forgiven in my eyes.
Other Thoughts: Course is in good condition. In general it's easy to find your way around except for tee #8 which is a bit confusing (it's by the baseball dugout).

A very solid course for a high school 9-holer. I'd recommend checking it out if you're in the area and want to get a quick round (or two) in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun HS course

2-4    5/4/2014   5/13/2014
Review By: gibster
Played: 43  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 22.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/13/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
- Good use of terrain, elevation changes
- Interesting shots, good hole distance
- 2 Concrete tees (6, 7), rest start from sidewalks
- 2 blind holes (3, 5)
- nice new baskets
- good signs
Cons:
- Playable outside of school/activities hours ONLY; many holes near/along sidewalks, by the baseball/football/soccer fields
- Not too many obstacles (bushes on 7, small trees on 8, as well as other random obstacles not really interfering with play)
- Hole 1 is dangerously close to the building - looks like there has been some window breakage, this hole may get (re)moved in the future
- Holes 2 and 9 are really close to each other, nearly the same shot
Other Thoughts:
This course is fun to play, but only when there are no people around - otherwise it can be really dangerous to the pedestrians, as many holes are aligned with sidewalks. In the last year or so, Highlands Ranch schools have put up 3 courses of 9 holes each (Mountain Vista HS and Cresthill MS are the other ones) - they are all very similar in that they go around the school and fields - this one is maybe marginally nicer than the others.

This course is not really a destination course, but good if you live in the area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not too shabby for a HS course!

1    5/4/2014   5/12/2014
Review By: melkijek
Played: 38  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Elevation changes are very nice.
Great Baskets.
Good Distances.
Good tee pads (mostly concrete and/or asphalt)
Cons: A lot of wide open shots, but some blind holes to help alleviate that issues.

It is at a high school so limited play.
Other Thoughts: Considering this is a HS course, it is very well made and the designer should be happy with the results.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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