Denver, CO 
Schaefer DGC Share
Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #1 (Taken 8/2008)
3 / 180ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee Sign



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 Very Fun, Very Very Short

5+    6/28/2010   7/1/2010
Review By: ColoradoDiscGolfer
Played: 31  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/3/2010
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is an awesome course for beginners and people who just want to play a quick round or two. Tees and baskets for the most part are easy to find, and for how short it is, there is still a variety of shots with bends left, right, around trees, even man placed obstacles.
Cons: Course is way too short for serious play. On occasion the course can become crowded quickly, but usually moves fairly quick.
Other Thoughts: Great course to hit on the way back to town after Conifer or Phantom Falls. Easy for kids and strollers to navigate, with porta-potties in the parking lot. Course is short enough you can play two or three rounds before you know it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/31/2009   9/21/2009
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 1180  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 26.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice baskets, nice big cement tee pads, porta potties adjacent to the course, easy to get to from the highway, easy to play a quick round.
Cons: they had old dead trees sticking out of praire dog holes as the obstacles other than the fear of a rabid praire dog (i'm sure they're all friendly little praire dogs that just love to be petted) attacking you if one of your shots came to close for comfort as their dens are scattered all over the property. a few trees scattered about on the property.

no navigational design on tee sign to give the first time player at this course a clue of knowing if they're playing the correct hole.

Other Thoughts: It was another DGC that needs some serious attention to be considered a course to play all the time. i'd skip it and go to Conifer.

Maps available at park office which is at the other end of the baseball fields and park.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Prairie Dog Park

5+    8/19/2009   8/21/2009
Review By: DGWookie
Played: 21  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/25/2009
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good course for beginners. Good for mid and putt practice if you're more seasoned. You can play 2 games in a row fairly quickly to get in 18. The only place you might lose a disc for a little while is to the left of #9 when the grass is tall.
Cons: Trash on the ground most of the time, graffiti on hole markers, and lots of broken glass.
Other Thoughts: The city needs to bolt the log obstacles together on #7 to keep the nieghborhoodlums from knocking them down all the time.

Park close to the tee pad for #1 or risk errant discs hitting your vehicle.

This DGC needs some love...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 use your imagination for great practice round

5+    7/11/2009   7/14/2009
Review By: McMarkD
Played: 32  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great place to introduce others to the great sport of disc golf. It is a drive and put for us short throwers, but I have been able to carefully gage how much my drives are improving. 1, 5, and 8 can be a beginners first birdie holes. It is embarrasing when the Prarie dogs laugh and chuckle at your drive. Also, head here when the Denver skys turn dark. Just before the rain comes down the wind here gets trickey. If you show up alone, there is always someone to play with. Lots of interesting stories, always somebody to critique your shots.
Cons: A large group of young people can gather and play 8 to a hole, and they can manage to loose a disc in the Long grass around 9. Their biggest bragging thing was how many beers they could carry in their bag. There was a hornet's nest at the 8th tee, but, I called the Foothills park people and it was wiped out the following day! Since this is mainly a dirt course, if you play it a lot, you can get used to sliding an Aero up to the basket. This won't help at other courses, and can be a bad habbit.
Other Thoughts: Play this course with imagination. Make the tree on 8 a Mando opposite the natural fade of your disc. Instead of throwing your Roc at 1, see if you can get your longest driver from going past the hole. Use the old Teepad for 3 adds another 100 feet. You want to park as close as possible to the first teepad, because the farther down you are the more likely your car is to be hit by errant throws. I do love playing this course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Practice Course

1    5/24/2009   5/26/2009
Review By: Camgolfer
Played: 51  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 11.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is good for ace runs, beginners and practicing your putting & approach shots. The man made obstacles made getting to a few holes a bit more challenging. Getting from each basket to the next tee pad was fairly easy to do with out a map with the exception of basket 5 to pad 6. Like most other people said there is no chance to loose a disc here. Looks like some crazy prairie dogs there because some of the asphalt paved paths had been burrowed through by them... The baskets are nice and new and seem to be in good condition. Concrete tee pads improve this course to be something worth playing if you are in the area.
Cons: There is a lot of graffiti on this course. The hole markers seem to be the bragging spot for all the course aces. This even carried over to one tee pad. It seems like this course was an afterthough for the space it is in. This course is not on the list of courses to hit in Denver. I think most people that play it and maintain it know this fact, but not every course is champsionship.
Other Thoughts: This course can be a good warm up if you are coming from the west side of Denver headed down C-470 to Lighthouse.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/16/2009   3/25/2009
Review By: Usher
Played: 71  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 6.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy course to play with no way of losing a disc. The baskets and tee pads are in good condition. There are some man-made obstacles around some of the baskets to add a little extra challenge. (see photos) I had a map with me so it was very easy to see which way I needed to be throwing. The course starts and end by the parking lot and minimal walking between holes.
Cons: The tee sighs consists of an six foot tall wood 4x4 with a number on it. Nothing too challenging and not too eye catching. All dirt all year long and watch out for those prairie dog holes.
Other Thoughts: Overall I do feel that this is a decent course to stop by and play a round at. I played it twice for 18 holes and it took no time at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/2/2009   3/3/2009
Review By: tmbyram
Played: 14  Reviewed: 6
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy course. Good for practice or trying out that new fairway driver. No Distance drivers needed. Nice baskets. Easy to navigate.
Cons: Short. Yes there are prairie dogs everywhere. The smell is from the horse stables down the road.
Other Thoughts: Nice view. Easy to get to. Not much traffic on the course. Good for beginners.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Prairie Dogs!

1    11/3/2008   11/4/2008
Review By: Dooley
Played: 102  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 21.3 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has a nice open feel and very little elevation, so it's easy on the legs. You can drive every basket here, if your aim is on, you'll birdie every hole. There are prairie dogs everywhere, which makes for an amusing round.
Cons: There are prairie dogs everywhere! Yeah well they're funny but they smell bad! And if you're a serious player you won't like their heckling.
Other Thoughts: Great Beginner Course, no chance of loosing a disc here, maybe down a dog hole, so watch your ankles!! Easy to find, but I bet it's windy there most days, pretty wide open.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Quick and Easy

5+    10/16/2008   10/16/2008
Review By: jbehm20
Played: 19  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: All holes easily reachable, good for beginners, good course to practice new shots/discs on, pretty straightforward layout for the most part, no water hazards or risk of losing discs, on site bathroom and close parking (right on hole 1)
Cons: Very easy, can be very, very crouded with large groups during peak hours, not very much variety, lots of ground hog holes.
Other Thoughts: I go to this course to practice putting and a variety of shots. There are so many more challenging, fun courses in the area this course is very easy to ignore (Any disc golf course is worth playing in my opinion though)

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Better options in the area

1    8/21/2008   9/24/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 187  Reviewed: 150  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 11/7/2008
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Plays fast with little to no chance of losing a disc. Nice concrete tee boxes and baskets in good condition. Onsite porta-potties are present. Seems like minimal chance of pedestrian interference. A couple efforts have been made to add man-made obstacles to increase the difficulty of the course.
Cons:
Poor signage, most holes have just a simple wooden post that may or may not have the hole number on it, and no distances. Not very interesting visually or from a playability perspective either. Many prairie dog holes, so watch where your step.
Other Thoughts:
This is a very easy course to play and provides little challenge for a player with any experience. There isn't a hole on which a semi-seasoned player should ever take more than a '3'.

My first time through (without a map) I played to basket #6 from tee #8 as that seemed to be the logical flow of the course. You're supposed to follow the walking path from basket #5 to tee #6.

If you want to get a fast round played then Schaefer will suffice, but there are much better courses in the area.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.


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