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Pros: Baldridge Park is one of the more underrated disc golf courses in this area. There is an awesome variety of terrain and challenges throughout the entire 18 holes.
- Uphill shots on 2 &3
- Long, open drive-fests like hole 4
- Long, downhill breaks and short downhill birdie ops, like holes 6 & 7
- Water hazards - including a fairway paralleling the river and two holes in the vicinity of a pond - holes 8, 11 & 16
- Tight shots and tree navigation throughout the back nine.
The course has a great mixture of shorter holes and birdie ops, as well as some long holes that are quite challenging. Overall Par 54/58?
Cons: Signage is currently in place at each tee box, although they tend not to stay up very long. A map is a must for the first time playing this course. A new hand drawn map (Course Map II) has been uploaded under the Links/Files tab. It takes a couple rounds to really suss out this course. If you only play it once, it may seem frustrating.
With better signage this course would get way more play! One of the best in Western CO for sure.
Other Thoughts: The back nine is challenging to navigate, but it's all there.
* After hole 9 (the long hole which parallels the river) cross the sidewalk, walk through the trees and brush, to a tee pad near the bmx track.
* The pin for hole 10 is visible from the tee box. After completing this hole, walk behind the basket, past a bench, following a path into the woods.
* Hole 11 is a difficult, hard dogleg right, with major opportunity to lose a disc in the pond. It's relatively short, but challenging nonetheless. The pin is not visible from the tee. Hard par 3.
* The tee for hole 12 is in the woods, via a well-traveled path just to the left of the basket. The pin for hole 12 is barely visible from the tee, through the corridor.
* Hole 13 is a longer hole through the minefield of trees. Currently the alternate pin placement is even further back in the woods, making this a very challenging Par 3.
* To find the tee for 14, walk left, away from the pavilion and back into the trees for 100+ feet. Hole 14 shoots back in the direction you just came from. Pin is visible from the tee.
* Hole 15 parallels the fence before doglegging right into a small alcove of trees. Avoid the heavy woods to the left and fenced in junk yard to the right. Difficult Par 3
* The 16th hole is a great birdie op... arc it over the pond to the basket.
* The tee for 17 is along the sandy track that goes around the soccer field. From the basket on 16, walk up a short hill onto the track and locate the post (no concrete tee pad). The pin is not visible from the tee, so throw across the grass (towards the bmx track and edge of the woods) The pin is way back in there, near a clump of seemingly standing dead trees. Par 4 or hard par 3
* 18 shoots back towards the 8th hole pin (short, steep downhill shot) the baskets are less than a 100 feet apart.
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Bring a Local
Pros: Varied terrain with elevation changes, challenging placements and water hazard. Every hole is unique. Description as "mostly flat" is not accurate. Front 9 has plenty of up and down with exposure to the wind. Back 9 is flat and wooded and sheltered.
Cons: Very difficult to navigate this course even with a map. Not a good course after rain. Ask locals for directions. Rocks will chew up your plastic.
This is my home course so I am biased, but one of the nicest courses I have played. Historic artifacts abound. A sharp eye will reveal an old wagon burried to its axle around hole 15, four wagon wheels exposed from the hub up. Sorta cool, if you are into that sort of thing.
Here is a link to a course map.
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