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smyith 06-05-2015 09:32 PM

colorado course maintenance
 
so I recently moved out here from the Midwest. and I have to admit I am a little disappointed in the total lack of course maintenance here. everywhere I've been except for a few courses has grass waist high in the fairway. I am curious if this is normal or the rain being using used as an excuse to not mow? do the park districts not give a dang about disc? doesnt seem like there is a lack of tax money in the are, so i cant see them having the issues MI does (they still manage to do better than this). can someone fimilar with the denver metro area point me to the courses that actually consistently take care of their parks? would be appreciated. Not lloking to start any arguements just curious and looking for guidance.

TheWCG 06-05-2015 11:00 PM

Badlands brah

Usher 06-05-2015 11:16 PM

Depends. Springvale in Thornton is mowed by the city weekly. Other course depend on the city.

smyith 06-06-2015 02:51 PM

Thanks. Ya badlands isnt bad, played johnny roberts...mowed and a fun putter course.

threevok 06-06-2015 03:29 PM

Best bets:
Benedict Park in Brighton
Loomiller and Centennial Clark in Longmont
Springvale in Thornton, most holes
Badlands, most holes
East Interlocken in Broomfield
Johnny Roberts in Denver
Harlow Platts and Valmont in Boulder
Exposition Park in Aurora
Edora in Fort Collins
Head for the mountains

smyith 06-06-2015 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threevok (Post 2784700)
Best bets:
Benedict Park in Brighton
Loomiller and Centennial Clark in Longmont
Springvale in Thornton, most holes
Badlands, most holes
East Interlocken in Broomfield
Johnny Roberts in Denver
Harlow Platts and Valmont in Boulder
Exposition Park in Aurora
Edora in Fort Collins
Head for the mountains

awesome. exactly what i was looking for. thank you.

TheWCG 06-06-2015 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threevok (Post 2784700)
Best bets: Head for the mountains

Yes sir

TalbotTrojan 06-06-2015 08:24 PM

The issue isn't that they do not take care of them but that they build courses on open space land where they do not have to take care of the course as much. Saves on labor, makes good fodder for new threads on DGCR. I agree with what has already been said. I do know there is a plan in place at Fehringer Ranch to mow, but I also know if it gets too wet that becomes a non-option.

AndyJB 06-07-2015 12:31 AM

This freakin' guy again...

Why don't you just schedule a work day at the courses that you like but wish were mowed? All the local clubs are very easy to contact. No, local Parks and Rec at just about any course does not take care of the course maintenenece. Here in the Springs, we are lucky if Widefield gets mowed once a year. Everything is up to us.

You mentioned your hometown area has a lot of maintenece done by local clubs. Same thing here. All the clubs I've worked with in CO are desperate for motivated people to organize work days/events/etc. Oftentimes, someone who is not from the area is the best at this, because they don't have any bias or any stuck in a rut ways.

AndyJB 06-07-2015 12:36 AM

It does surprise me how often people move to Colorado and gripe about courses but don't bother to inquire about how to help. I'm super jealous of people who come from areas where Parks and Rec does anything for their courses. It doesn't happen here. No Parks department will ever put man hours into a course...they rely soely on local volunteers.

Sorry I came off as a jerk in my post above, but all you have to do is talk to a local player or email a club. You were lucky in your previous location that Parks did some work, despite having little funds. Here, pretty much state-wide, they have the money but don't care.

I understand now why you were so let down by the Aviary. Its all perspective. Colorado, dispite being a haven for disc golf, gets no support from the local governance.


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