Westminster, CO 
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 Johnny Roberts and Camenisch Parks Love Child

1    8/14/2009   8/26/2009
Review By: srm_520
Played: 152  Reviewed: 138  Exp: 10.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/8/2010
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Westminster DGC is located in a great park that includes baseball fields, fishing ponds, and walking trails. It comes complete with concrete tee boxes, and signs that are average but still handy. There are minor elevation changes, and the biggest difficulty factor is really the overall hole lengths and the creek that plays along most of the back nine.

Most holes are straight-forward, but it really isn't a negative since the terrain on many holes still forces to you to make an accurate shot. There are also some blind ridges on #8, #9, and #14 to be wary of, because any errant shot left may mean saying goodbye to your disc. Bottom line, if you are long off the tee or have a good mid-range game, you will feel right at home on this course.

BEST HOLE/S: #17; #18
Cons: Where to park, how far to walk - what is the lesser of two evils? I would say this is certainly the biggest con since hole #18 and hole #1 are not close to each other at all. My recommendation is to park by #12 and walk to #1 since it seems slightly shorter or even start at #12 and then make your way to #1 after playing your last six. With a practice basket in this location already, it just seems to be the easiest. However, you can park by the baseball fields and start right on #1; however you'll have a long walk at the end - so just pick your poison.

WORST HOLE/S: #4; #5
Other Thoughts: Northwest Denver course feels like a good old fashion infomercial to me. "Crowds at Johnny Roberts DGC got you down? Tired of the ghetto atmosphere and confusing layout that both Camenisch Park courses have to offer? East Interlocken Park and North Midway Park just to mediocre to satisfy your needs? Well then enjoy a combination of the bunch here at Westminster DGC, now 10% less confusing and less crowded for the first time player!"

Seriously, barring the long walk between the first and eighteenth Westminster feels like the perfect mix between Camenisch and Johnny Roberts, and offers so much more than East Interlocken and North Midway having a full 18 holes. With slightly smaller crowds and non-overlapping holes in more diverse setting - I believe this was just a better disc golf experience. Granted, this place still has its issues that prevent it from being ranking higher, but both experienced players and people new to the sport will be able to enjoy themselves here - I certainly did.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    8/21/2009   8/21/2009
Review By: russkins
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well all i got to say good about this course is... i guess that it another course to play in denver. couple of nice holes but nothing to brag about.
Cons: The canal that runs through the course is bad! murkey moving fast and deep causes alot of problems, an the fact no info on the signs that there is a canal. Also all but maybe 2 holes have shade to cool off.
Other Thoughts: instead of "westminister" you should change the name to "praire land " or something to that nature...every hole is filled with praire dog holes.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Decent 'Big' Course

5+    7/24/2009   8/3/2009
Review By: colodiscgolfer
Played: 21  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 19.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole 1 is a memorable drive right over a small lake, that demands you throw at least 2 discs just because it is so fun. Long holes which are rare to come by in CO. Good cement tee pads, great baskets, decent signage. Some very risky basket placements are possible next to the creek.
Cons: Poorly maintained weeds have become obstacles that are not intended to be there, many are 5-8 feet in height and in certain patches are 10-12 ft in height. Many patches of weeds. Not great for bringing out the wife, or others without a 'big' drive as several of the holes are 400+. Front 9 has very few obstacles and basically is nothing but big open shots that you can take just about any line on.
Other Thoughts: This could become a much better course if some trees were planted on the front 9, and the weeds were better maintained. We like to start at hole 5 in order to make the start and end of the course both hit the parking lot. There is a long walk between hole 18 and hole 1, but we usually take the opportunity to throw a couple bombs in the soccer fields.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice long one

5+    4/26/2008   4/26/2009
Review By: shortz
Played: 12  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 18.8 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Hole one pro tee, love it. nice and open, the holes are not cramped in a small space. variety of types of holes. plenty of water hazards.
Cons: muddy often, can't wait for grass to grow in. 1 and 18 not very close. need a sign close to the parking lot near hole 3 to let you know about the back parking near the end of 18.
Other Thoughts: this course reminds me of my home course in that it is not cramped and varied types of holes, bombers and short technical ones, and plenty of water hazards

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    3/14/2009   3/24/2009
Review By: jroll
Played: 35  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 14.5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice long holes, a few tough placements with the cliff behind the basket. the pro tee on hole #1, friendly encounters with the local wildlife. rarely crowded
Cons: Lack of trees on the front nine. The only other big issue is a personal one. I prefer courses that tend to leave you somewhat close to your car when you are done. This course offers you a long walk at the end of the day back across the park.
Other Thoughts: windy days on this course can make it tricky

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 350 Ft. to the Prairie Dog

5+    2/22/2009   2/27/2009
Review By: mwgheaton
Played: 55  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 3/1/2009
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is long and exposed. It is a great course to practice long distance driving techniques as errant throws tend to land safely. The signs, baskets and tee pads are good quality. This course also tends to be less crowded than other nearby courses.
Cons: The scenery changes a bit, but the necessary shot types don't change much. Everything is mostly big drives and long putts without obstruction.
Hole number 14 can be a bit of problem as the dry landscape and right to left slope tend to funnel discs down into the creek. The bank is too steep to descend and the water is pretty murky and deep. Discs tend to be hard to see and hard to recover. The hundreds of prairie dogs can be a bit of nuisance, although they do not pose much of a threat unless your disc literally lands in one of their dozens of holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play in the winter months. The weeds are gone and the fairways are exposed to the sun (which in Colorado usually means warmth). It also means your drives will skip and roll well on the many longer holes. However, be sure to bring plenty of water.
Also, be sure to enjoy the view from the number 16 tee pad. It might be the best peak to peak view of the mountains of any course along the front range.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 How far can you throw?

2-4    8/22/2008   10/29/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 187  Reviewed: 150  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2008
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Excellent concrete tee boxes. Double chain baskets in good condition. Highly visible tee signs with large numbers on the back side so you can tell what hole it is from a distance and the other direction. Some holes have pretty challenging pin placements (#14 and #17 come to mind easily). There are some water challenges (#9, #10, #14, #17) and some great change of elevation holes (#2, #5, #15, #16). The course doesn't particularly favor righties or lefties as most of the holes are pretty straight shots. Hole #1 has a Pro tee over the lake and an Am tee that plays around the lake.
Cons:
Starting and finishing holes are not near each other so you'll be walking either to get to the first hole or after you're done to get back to your car. Some of the water is pretty nasty looking and doesn't inspire you to try and retrieve any lost discs.

#18 is a blind RHBH anhyzer shot that has potential conflicts with players in the fairway of #12 throwing in the opposite direction.

As length is the name of the game here there isn't a whole lot of shot variety.
Other Thoughts:
This is a fairly large park with lots of open spaces that makes for a wonderful disc golf course location. Lots of prarie dogs make their homes on the first half of this course. The terrain is mostly dry and dusty with not much grass.

Almost every hole on this course will challenge players to throw as far as they can off the tee... and I loved it! If you've got a big arm or enjoy seeing a disc fly a long way this is a fun course to play. If I was a local I could see how this course might get boring after a while with the lack of finesse shots and variety.

If you park in the lot by the #12 tee it's a bit of a walk to the first hole but you have the advantage of stopping to restock discs, water, etc. from your car about half way through your round, and hole #18 finishes right there as well.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Fun at Westy!

5+    10/23/2008   10/24/2008
Review By: Usher
Played: 71  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 6.2 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a very open course that for the first 11 holes you really don't have to worry about hazards or anything too hard. The back 7 holes is where this course comes alive and it gets really interesting. Many holes play around the creek that runs through the course.
Cons: At times the weeds can be a pain if you wear shorts and there are lots of prairie dog holes to dodge. If you have never played this course, get a map or someone who knows where the next hole is, it can be hard to find at times.
Other Thoughts: Depending on the time of year that you go, the creek that runs through the course can make things hard if you throw your disc in the water. Sometimes there is very little water in the creek and you can almost walk through it to get your disc back and other times there can be running rapids and you might as well count that disc as a loss and move on.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Barren, but fun

2-4    10/10/2008   10/17/2008
Review By: Camgolfer
Played: 51  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/21/2009
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is wide open and you have a lot of long shots to improve your drives. There are not too many players to make it crowded. The back 9 will force more accurate long drives. There are some fun holes to watch your disc just glide down the hill. Good course for big arms.
Cons: Bring a course map if you plan to play it all. The first 9 are easy to locate. There are not too many trees to shoot around so its just wide open shooting. There is a creek that runs by half of the holes. Thick trees and bushes near the bank make retreival tough.
Other Thoughts: Plan to walk a lot at this course. If you play in the summer the weeds can eat your discs if they get lost. Walking from hole 18 back to the parking lot close to the course beginning is a long walk. My advice is to park near hole 11/12 and walk down to hole 1 then you will be close to your car. After a hot afternoon there is nothing worse than having to drag yourself a mile back to your car after a grueling course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Much Better Than Expected!

1    10/8/2008   10/9/2008
Review By: dcarpent
Played: 14  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 16.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is underrated in my opinion. While many of the holes on the front nine are very open the back nine has immense character. The course is in a separate area from the soccer and baseball fields, so you won't have to worry about throwing at people, except for the occasional trail that crosses the fairway. The first hole throws directly over a lake and the small trees on the far side of the lake make for an interesting hole. The next few holes are wide open, but give you a chance to practice those long drives. At number 7 it starts to get interesting when the creek and some trees come into play. Number 14 was my favorite hole, it throws down a hill to a basket surrounded on three sides by the creek. The signs at every tee-box make finding the holes easy. The unique prairie grass makes for an interesting course and multiple hole placements for every hole keep the experience changing.
Cons: The lack of trees makes some of the holes boring, but small trees have been planted on many of them. The steep walls on the sides of the creek and numerous wetlands make retrieving your disc from the water difficult. If you're opposed to walking in the weeds this course is not for you.
Other Thoughts: This course has a lot of space, it's not jammed into a tiny park next to basketball courts and skate parks. Worth the visit if you're in the area, especially if you just played Badlands.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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