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Short and Quick
Pros: -Nice concrete tee-pads
-Baskets are in good shape
-Trashcans and benches and a picnic table spread throughout the course
-Lots of opportunities for an ace as pretty much every hole provides that chance for an ace
-Some of the holes have man made obstacles created around them to make the holes slightly more challenging
-Many of the holes have a board on the post to sign if you get an ace on the hole which is a nice touch for a course.
-Can play a round in about 15 minutes solo if you need a quick stop
-Decent use of some of the few trees on the property
Cons: -Most if not all of the holes are under 300 feet and there is no chance to really just let the disc rip on any of the holes
-Lots of prairie dogs scattered throughout the course
-Course is mostly dirt and as such it can be really dusty and if it rains the course gets very muddy
-Lack of tee-signs- there are post that mark the hole number and have an ace board but they give you absolutely no information about the current hole...distance of the hole at the least would be nice
-Lots of vandalism on the course, several of the boards that you can sign if you get an ace are missing, one of the benches is in bad shape and several of the man made obstacles have either started to fall apart or been pulled down. There are signs posted around the course that say if the vandalism continues the course will be pulled
-Lots of wide open and straight shots
Other Thoughts: This is a good course to work on throwing your mid ranges and putters. Its also a great place to bring beginners as its not very difficult and they will probably have a good time on the course. This course gets fairly crowded in the summer but still doesn't take too long to play. Don't go out of your way to play this course but if you are in the area and looking for somewhere to practice your short game then give this course a chance.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
My New Olympic Sport-Disc Biathalon!
Pros: Schaefer DGC is another of those wonderful little beginner, ACE run courses. This one, however, has a couple of elements which make it unique and in my opinion could be developed into another national pastime.
The first unique feature about this course is the cottonwood stumps and branches which are buried and/or built into obstacles to make otherwise ho-hum holes much more interesting. I've seen similiar features on just 2-3 other courses and it's a great idea and they've really stretched the imagination of it here especially on hole # 7 with it's plethora of dead logs and stumps all twisted and set up to make that hole special.
The other interesting thing here is the ever-present groundhog population. They seem to be watching you on every hole. But I noticed that the seemingly cute little bastards were gorging on what meager grass grows here thereby leaving the golfers to play on ugly brown dirt, which then turns into mud. So this is what I am proposing. I want to designate this course as a trial run for the sport of DISC GOLF BIATHOLON or DGB. In DGB, players play disc golf but also carry a 22 caliber rifle strapped to their back. On each hole they are allowed one shot at one of the little burrowing miners. Hitting/killing one results in taking one stroke off your score. A miss won't change your score. There would have to be a major penalty for accidently shooting another disc golfer. I'm thinking maybe a three stroke penalty would suffice.
In a very short time, the rodent population on this course would be exterminated. The grass would grow and players would be playing on a lovely, lush green carpet of grass. Also companies that sell Disc Golf merchandise would try to design the best new bags to carry your rifles along with your discs.
Anybody with me?
Cons: Currently, the course is semi-dangerous with all the groundhog holes. It's just a pitch and putt. The wind probably gets pretty bad and I hear it turns into a mud hole.
Other Thoughts: Another curious fact about this course is it gets a ton of use and they ALL only carry one disc. Many of the players wear flip-flops. I felt terribly over-dressed with my tennies and a bag ( And I didn't even have a rifle in it).
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Come One, Come All
Pros: Schaefer DGC is a small, easy, flat, plain and simple place to throw a disc. The layout is an oval shape on a field of dirt and grass, dotted with short evergreens and, oddly enough, bare white tree trunks and branches stuck in the ground. It makes for an intriguing foreign-looking landscape. The most interesting hole on the course is #7, where a criss-crossing web of movable bone-dry cottonwood branches can be rearranged by the more creative and ambitious players to increase or decrease the difficulty of the hole. It's a fascinating obstacle the likes of which you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Another positive note is that if you aren't too hindered by players ahead of you, a 9 hole round can be wrapped up in 15 minutes. You could easily switch up some of your tee-off spots and create your own network of holes if you aren't playing through someone else's line. The short distances can be fun if you're just practicing, throwing new discs, going for aces, or rushing through on a time crunch.
Cons: The course can get crowded on weeknights between 5 and 8 PM. If you're a solo player or small group, this not only means you'll be waiting on those ahead of you, but you'll also need to be mindful of other nearby discers and dogs when throwing since some of the baskets are near adjacent fairways. You could get stuck behind novices, an innocent couple enjoying a lazy round, or a family of 5 with toddlers and a stroller. The network of baseball and soccer fields to the west allows swift breezes from the foothills to whip through. There is no protection from the elements, but you should be able to see incoming weather clearly. Prairie dog holes could easily sprain an ankle if you're not watching where you step.
Other Thoughts: This is not a course to go out on a PBR-pounding, bowl-blazing, swearing rampage with your friends. There are plenty of children and families around the park and the picket fences of a residential area are within reach from several of the holes. Take this course for what it is and enjoy the fact that it is yet another decent place to play a beginner-friendly sport.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Home on the Range
Pros: Its local, uncrowded, welcomes the tagging of tee signs for your ace (space provided as well as the post) and is great to introduce players to the game. Popped my cherry there! Hole seven's dance floor is almost changed on a weekly basis with all the stumps and dead tree branches. Come put your spin on it. Dog friendly course as I have never had a problem with my off leash Great Dane with any players and vice versa for those who also bring their pets.
Cons: Distinct lack of obstacles makes this too easy for intermediate and advanced players. My average there is 6 down for nine. During the rainy season it gets very muddy. Prairie dogs bark in your back stroke, holes all over the place. Wide open so the slightest winds can affect your throw if you don't know how to fight it.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course. I play there more often than anywhere else and it is my home and I love it. No traffic can allow you to make your own course to mix it up, try it for fun. A lot of cool people are usually playing and it is a friendly atmosphere. All the pros and cons aside, this is a "passable" course, not great but I call it home. This is where I do my field work and try out all my new discs and throws.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Great for beginners. Easily located. Great place just to go if you don't have much time or wanna travel far (at least for myself) Simple shots so good place to boost your ego!
Cons: Prairie dog holes will grab you and trip ya. Watch out! People don't respect the course! Clean up your trash, they offer cans through-out the course if you can't hang onto it for 2 more holes than don't bring it along!
Other Thoughts: I love this course because it makes me feel good! I've had 2 aces myself and seen many others at this course! Great for boosting the ego and just going out to hang out with friends for a quick game of disc.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good for first time players and putting practice.
Cons: Growing popularity with the younger crowd, they play in groups of 10. Trash gets left all around and there's several trash cans on course.
Just a barren field with baskets
Go elsewhere if you have the option.
Other Thoughts: I basically live across the street so I play here more than I would like, but it's nice to work on new shots and putting practice.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Skip this one
Pros: + Good for first time players
+ Baskets are in good shape
+ concrete tee pads
Cons: - No vegatation
- an ugly, flat course
- Packed on weekends, no shots require much skill
- windy windy windy
Other Thoughts: I would honestly never play this again, Ken Caryl is 3-4 miles away with more grass, and tree's to make some holes require accuracy..
This course doesn't offer anything that other courses around don't offer better. I would skip this and go to Conifer, or Ken Caryl. You will hae a better time
0 Helpful / 1 Not
A quick lunch break course.
Pros: Quick play ~30 - 35 minutes
Easy for beginners with limited cover.
Some logs used to make holes slightly more challenging and a couple holes great fun. .
Easy to reach location.
Cons: Prairie dogs
Very little shade.
Popular with lots of folks playing. Especially on the weekend.
Other Thoughts: You could use this course for driving or putting practice during the day, midweek.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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You are being watched!
Pros: Easy to parking right next to the first hole. Navigation is no real issue here, you can see the next tee right next to the previous basket. Teepads are nice large cement pads in great shape. No teesigns, but it is very obvious where the basket is as you can see them all. Need and ace, then some here. Some pretty short holes that are just asking for and ace. Old tree limbs are carefully placed around some of the baskets to add to the challenge and give it a unique feel.
Cons: Flat dry and void of vegitation. Some dry weeds and a few trees but thats about it, except for lots of dirt. Looks like it was built on an abandoned lot. I slightly enjoyed my two rounds here, but after that the excitement was gone. Nothing too special here.
Other Thoughts: You are being watched by prairie dogs all the time. You are playing on their land. They will watch you putt and drive, but at least they are quiet. A beginner course for sure. If you are looking for a challenge then go elsewhere otherwise just bring your putter and work on your short game.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
watch the prairie dogs scatter!
Pros: Baskets and tees are in excellent shape and all at a uniform height.
good flow with easy navigation with the exception of between 5 and 6.
Great use of dead trees to add character to the course and protect some of the most vulnerable greens.
Has it's own part of the park with very little chance of hitting non-golfers except maybe if you loose it way left on 2.
Lot of ace runs here!
It's a mile from my house!!
Cons: Not a lot of variety in shots.Not one hole I can't drive.
if you can throw it 250+ you can putt for birdieon every hole.
Tends to attract a lot of douchebags.Don't be surprised if playing alone the groups of 4+ wont even so much as think of letting you play through.You usually have to skip them.
As with the last paragraph you can't put it beyond people throwing on the same hole your playing.
Litter again the douches strike again.The course has more than enough trash cans and yet there are butts everywhere.A couple of times there were beer cans lying around within 10 feet of a trash can.
Parking lots a little to close for comfort to the first basket and with a lot of beginners playing here I would advise against parking close to the basket.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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