Solid course on the verge of an upgrade
Pros: Good signage, nice variation in height, several pin positions on some holes, some nice long shots and some narrower fairways.
Great view of the mountains even though it is a fairly flat course.
Cons: Not all the tee pads were concrete (though I met a team of awesome folks who said they would be pouring concrete on all of the tees on Saturday (8/6/16). I am not from the area so I cannot confirm if this was done.
Some signs were knocked over when I played.
Some holes are blind and they have several pin positions so you just sort of have to guess.
It is an open course but the grass can cause you to lose a disc.
No par listed on the holes, I just played everything as par 3.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely play again, especially if those tee pads are in the ground.
Also, I forgot to look but I think you can catch a view of Red Rocks from some of the holes!
Wide open course
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice long drives and a few doglegs.
Cons: Not much in the way of obstacles. A few trees here and there and a creek that can be flowing pretty heavy at times. The wind tends to pick up in the afternoon so start early if you don't want the added challenge. Lots of trash left by careless players and only a few trash cans that tend to be full.
Other Thoughts: Pack it in, pack it out. That means cigarette butts too. Let's keep this place clean for everyone.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Great Metro Area Course
Pros: Great use of the land, pulling up it looks like an open field but it's a pretty varied course.
Cons: Thistles and tall grass due to the torrential rains we had all summer. They do a decent job of mowing and it's been getting better every week.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth playing. If this grass is tall make sure to have a partner and spot discs.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Could be better
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: I like their Mach 3 with deep baskets, relatively easy flow.
The warm up area was awesome. They had a 4 sided net to catch warm up drives from 4 directions, I have never seen this before. Definitely good addition.
Cons: Not all tee pads were finished. Holes 3-7 blind and hard to find baskets. For the fairways you gotta cut the fairway wider. That tall grass hides disc well and destroys your legs.
Need to get tee signs everywhere. 18s green clear the brush around the basket.
Other Thoughts: I did enjoy holes 8-16. Course does have some opportunity but blind holes with barely mowed fairways where the tall grass not only hides your disc but cuts your legs.
I live in Missouri and visit and at this time will not be playing the course again.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Typical Colorado Course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A very open, native grass course but does incorporate some smaller trees and some topography on a few holes to create a little course variety
- Like to use those 13 speed drivers? This course is for you.
- Looking forward to future improvements
Cons: - Can get very busy on weekends
- Tee boxes are really beat up
Other Thoughts: I happen to live nearby so I consider this course to be my home course and I think it does pretty well with the given surroundings. The course has a some topography and lots of little trees and it attempts to include a lot of them in the design so that's to be commended. The tee boxes are truly awful and always rutted out, but that just goes to the popularity of this course in which it seems to be always busy! I try to get out and play early morning on a weekend and have the best luck then. Also course layout isn't too hard to figure out. Also, don't forget the sunscreen here.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Huge upside potential with this course; the layout is superb and natural obstacles are in place
-Spread out over a decent sized piece of land, without any gnarly walks between holes
-Good variety of shots and use of the land for uphills, downhills, flats and everything in between
-The mix of short holes, long holes, left finishing and right finishing is good and logical
-Great informative sign at the beginning of the course; it's obvious that the local Parks Department has a vested interest in this course and will support further developments (which are in the works)
Cons: -Biggest and most glaring issue is the "teepads". They aren't so much a pad at the current time. Rather some odd clay mixture with wood borders.
-Parking isn't great. There's actually decent room but people tend to park oddly, especially when there aren't many people there
-This course has potential but right now it's pretty average
Other Thoughts: This course will be amazing five years from now. Playing it now, as is, will give you a good grasp on what is to come at Fehringer Ranch. If you enjoy it, please support the local clubs efforts to improve this course!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
OK, tee pads are terrible
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Has a variety of distances. Not a lot of other "park" users to be concerned with. Has some fun holes.
Cons: Tee "pads" are in terrible shape, at least half have holes/pits in them, even if they didn't have the pits, they offer no grip for your feet... maybe they will get cement in the future?
Other Thoughts: Overall a decent course. I won't be going out of my way to play it though. Not bad but nothing special.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Taking Advantage Of What Is There
Pros: This is a very interesting course set in open space near a High School. There are some incredible views of the foothills and mountains behind them. The design of the course is close to amazing considering the piece of land that the course is on. The fun factor is extremely high, especially for people that can throw the disc a considerable distance. There is really good variety from short to long and from all kinds of shots. Every hole has some kind of unique feature. The baskets are brand new and quite nice, Mach 3's with trapper baskets. There are posts on most tee pads to mark the tee pad. They stand over six feet tall and are easy to find with white pain and numbers on them. The parks department is really behind this course and are looking to make significant improvements in the coming years. They have a long list of things that they want to do and in time I expect the improvements to make the course even better. There is a practice basket before the first tee that is consistent with the baskets on the course. The parks department has the course on the permanent mowing list so the fairways and walk ways between holes should remain well mowed.
Cons: The tee pads are almost worse than natural tee pads. They are made of some kind of clay that was supposed to set, but it didn't and there are already nice holes in all the tee pads. I believe hole 17 is missing its post, making one rely on the naturally formed trails to help one get to the tee pad. The tee signs are very basic at this point and are not well protected. There is one bridge installed and based on the water rights of the creek they really do not want anyone walking through the creek ditches. The bridge somewhat splits the two places where you cross the creek and is only mildly convenient for one of the crossings. There are literally no amenities, not even an outhouse. Parking lot is big enough for the daily crowd but may be too small for tournaments. There are some places where going off the fairway means high grass and lots of searching for discs.
Other Thoughts: While there are still many things that will change on this course over the coming years, I was very impressed with what the course is at this point. The parks department that put this course in did the job right and are even looking to make it better. They want to see disc golf succeed and they are going about it the right way. Some exciting things that I expect to happen: a more family friendly 9 hole course on site (baskets from Schaffer DGC to be used, play Schaffer now while you can if you are looking for check marks and more courses played) port-o-potty to make a permanent appearance, OB lines more clearly defined around creek areas, cement tee pads (though it may be a year or two), better signs on the course. Because of the design of this course there are a lot of signature type holes.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice 18 for SW Denver
Pros: This course is situated conveniently off of US285, with excellent views of the foothills. Each tee is marked with a white tipped tall pole, which makes finding the next tee a breeze. The course makes good use of the available land space. 2 hills are incorporated into the course, the smaller one is used on hole 12, the larger one being in play on holes 4 - 7. There is also a ditch which runs through the back half of the property, which rarely has water in it. The course has a good mix of distances, from 150 - 470, with a fair amount of easy birdies to score. Course will play fairly quickly, usually finish a casual round in 1:15-1:30
Cons: The cons here are evident early in the round:
- clay-type material for tee boxes are not draining that well, and are rutted fairly quickly.
- the rough on 1, 2, and 7 is pretty thick, and may take up time searching for your disc - pay attention and aim for the mowed fairways
- plenty of sticker around the course. I've seen some recommend long pants, but I play frequently in shorts with no issue. Watch your step
- like many Denver metro courses, not many old growth trees, many smaller ones but not enough to give you the isolated experience required for a technical course
- severely lacking in trash cans and restroom facilities
- not much shade in the summer
Other Thoughts: This course is still new, so improvements are on going. Alternate tees and pin positions, improvements to tee pad drainage, and trash cans are in the works. I think this course could be compared to Birds Nest, but I easily prefer this course to it. Consider playing nearby 9 holer Schafer as a warm up prior to a round here
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Fun course, long walk to next tee box
Pros: Challenging holes, some long some short. Two dogleg right holes that you must either flick or work some serious anny on if RHBH. A few easy birdie holes.
Cons: Basket missing on 7. Late afternoon sun totally blinding as about a third of the holes you must throw directly towards western horizon.
Other Thoughts: Nice stroll, not too crowded.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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