Boulder (South Boulder), CO 
Harlow Platts Park Share
Uploaded By: preton Hole #7 (Taken 8/2012)
3 / 183ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Basket

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 In 'n' Out

1    6/8/2017   6/8/2017
Review By: enragedmullet
Played: 92  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 8.8 Years
This review was updated on 6/11/2018
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Concrete tees & baskets are in good shape

- Plays a loop

- Well maintained, not much chance of losing a disc here!

- Good use of terrain's elevation (2, 3, 6 & 7 come to mind)

- Awesome view of the mountains to the west

- Great for beginners, as a warm-up or possibly ace run round

- Fun for gripper 'n' rippers albeit on the short side

- Kiosk at parking lot w/ large map and bulletins of upcoming events in the area

- Potential for aces - Holes 6 (RHBH) & 7 (RHFH) come to mind immediately

- Fairly easy to navigate (especially after your 1st time out)
Cons: - Fairways not terribly defined, potential for crossing fairways as well

- Possibly crowded at times

- Not much of a mix in terms of distances and shots needed, not much in the way of challenge

*Many of the following are debatable here, see Other Comments*

- Other than number impressed on the actual tee and numbers on the baskets, there's no signage whatsoever.

- On the short side

- Lack of amenities - only one bench/trash can (at #3). You might be allowed to use the rec center restroom but I'm not positive
Other Thoughts: Harlow Platts is a great 9 holer for a barebones, fast and easy round. If you're coming for crazy distance or major obstacles or huge challenge, proceed elsewhere. If you absolutely positively have to have all the amenities like benches, trash cans, water fountains, bag holders, bathrooms, tee signs w/ distance & maps, etc - proceed elsewhere.

IF however, you're looking for a place to bring a beginner, a place to warm up, or just a quick, easy round, look no further.

Some of the cons listed above are debatable b/c if all you're looking for is a quick round, you don't really NEED the signage, distance or amenities. That said, the first time you're out, bring a map or take a pic of it at the kiosk - you won't need it your 2nd round though.

I wouldn't call it a destination course by any means, but it's nice for what it is plus there are plenty of other courses in the area to proceed to after this warm up.

***UPDATE 6/11/18*** The course now has two baskets per tee, one yellow, one red, making for a quick 18.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Short, open, nice

1    4/14/2017   4/14/2017
Review By: sjroesinger
Played: 37  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 4.2 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Varied shots required
Not crowded
Wonderful views of the mountains
Challenging pin placements
Easy to follow with cement tee boxes (some have arrows indicating flight recommendation)
Cons: No hole placards (but easy enough to follow)
Only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: This was a good course with a nice view of the mountains.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Getting the Midrange Game Down

5+    9/22/2016   9/23/2016
Review By: MonDragonDisc
Played: 14  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.2 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very easy to navigate the holes. Wide open shots and shorter distances makes practicing here very fun. I'm new to DG so being able to hop on this course and play nine in 30-40 minutes is a huge plus especially over the lunch hour.
Cons: No practice putter hole. Not that challenging compared to other courses I have played. Lot's of clowns that want to 'run' the course and will just jump in front of you, I guess it's not that bad it's just kind of rude when you are lining up a shot and someone says 'can I throw?' It's like 'yeah' you can throw but what is another 30 seconds. Just typically selfish BS.
Other Thoughts: Hole #2 is the only hole I have not birdied. I can't quite get enough annie to get around the trees on the left and the right. Most of the holes I can throw my Atlas, Roc3, or Putter and don't really need drivers. Hole #3 has moved, this was the only real distance throw and now they have moved it closer to the tee pad. I'd like to see this course get some different pin placements again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    11/13/2015   11/21/2015
Review By: be_trickshots
Played: 23  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good place work on your drive shot
-good place to go for a challenge with friends
Cons: -almost all the holes overlap
-there is all the same type of shot; long and then a put
-no variety from hole to hole
-The tees have no sign, par, of distance
-baskets only about a foot above the ground
-Tons of people; 10 min wait per hole
Other Thoughts: If you want to go somewhere that is basically a large field with disc golf baskets you should come here. If you want to play a good round by yourself then you should find somewhere ease. This is a good place to meet and socialize and play with a few friends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    5/9/2011   7/5/2014
Review By: xskatx
Played: 22  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 10.5 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Good beginner course, nice park grass, nice area
Cons: Tiny course and overlapping holes. Not really big enough to call it an actual course. The design of the hole placements were poorly done
Other Thoughts: If you are just learning disc golf go here

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    4/8/2014   4/12/2014
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 385  Reviewed: 367  Exp: 12.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Some solid elevation here. 3 was a top of the world shot, 2 played mostly up the same hill and 6 and 7 were another up and down combo.
+Some trees. Hole 1 was pretty tight but you could easily bypass with a big RHBH hyzer. Hole 6 had some trees near the pin.
+Easy to navigate despite no signage on the course. Once you find the first tee, you're good to go.
+Tees are concrete, fairly large and grippy. They also have the number of the hole on them.
+You shouldn't lose a disc here. At least not this time of the year. Be careful around the creek when there is more water or more plant growth.
+This area is essentially only for disc golf. Other park users might walk through but there are no designated paths through the course.
+There are a few ace possibilities here. Most holes are aceable.
+A good course for kids, beginners, etc. It is approachable for many.
Cons: -The navigation for 6-8 was interesting. It wasn't hard to follow but it was potentially dangerous. While throwing back down the hill, you could easily hit someone walking to the next tee that is hidden behind the hill.
-Generally, the course is pretty open. There aren't a lot of obstacles.
-Being one of two courses in this somewhat large and active city, this place could get busy.
Other Thoughts: -There are lots of other things going on at this park. The course starts right behind the tennis courts. There is also a skate park, fishing pond, rec center, soccer fields, and more.
-The elevation and ace runs made this course have a decent fun factor for me. The holes were longer and had more obstacles than Valmont. I would play here if I lived in Boulder.
-This course is alright. I would recommend a stop here if you are a course bagger. It wouldn't take much of your time. It is easy to find and navigate.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Basic Urban Park Course

1    9/27/2013   10/9/2013
Review By: POLeary29
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 15.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Short grass
-Concrete tees
-Beautiful views
-Nice hole stamps on tee pads letting you know which hole your on
Cons: -Not challenging
-Next to a high school (lots of kids at lunch and in the afternoon, they like to sit out on the course)
-Short holes (minus hole 2)
Other Thoughts: This is your average park course. Make sure to look at the map before heading out as there are no hole maps or next tee markers. There is a great lake to walk around after your round and great views of the Flatirons. Most of the holes are straight forward and not very far or challenging. With the course being so close to a high school there are lots of non-golfers walking around the park and waiting can become a pain. Try to plan your round when kids are in class. Overall good course for short game practice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 9 hole par 27

2-4    8/21/2013   8/22/2013
Review By: dooditsmealfredd
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7 Years
This review was updated on 4/14/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Free to play, not usually to bogged down with lots of people playing, nice pin locations, well maintained playing field(grass isn't so high as to negate a roller) a few distance shots(one up-hill one down one flat) a couple of tree's make u hyzer or an-hyzer to get a good play.
Cons: the "marsh" area between the course and rec center tennis court/soccer field can swallow discs, also a few tall trees have a tendency to hold onto it. only a few over 300 feet, and not many obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Its a great course for free to play and its right down the street from where I live, i will be visiting on a regular basis to try to improve my midrange and short game. also proximity to the school means lots of traffic when it lets out(for a fast round go while schools in session)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    1/7/2013   1/9/2013
Review By: Blackmer
Played: 9  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 12.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course for a lunch time round or if you want to play a quick game. Holes 4 through 7 were my favorite little more challenging than the other holes. some more work can hopefully be done Boulder needs to get their stuff in gear and create a great course for people.
Cons: Had a hard time trying to find where tee box 1 and 2 were, but after that it was pretty easy to find. There is a course map over by the recenter right off gillipsie road. not a lot of difficult shots to test someones skills, but fun for beginners to get started.
Other Thoughts: spoke to a maintenance guy working in the holes he said the Valmont course is going to get a big overhaul soon and back nine holes will go over the creek making longer holes, which will be fun.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A quick 9 in Boulder

5+    8/16/2012   8/16/2012
Review By: TBabb
Played: 65  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 15.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful Boulder scenery. The baskets are in decent condition, could be better but they still work. Tee pads are good, level concrete and have plenty of length. Baskets and Tee pads are numbered, navigation is mostly intuitive, but a map should be consulted the first time around.

The course circles around the park and loops back to the start. The landscape is well utilized with baskets placed on gentle slopes and tee pads from tops of some hills. The grass is kept nice and short making it really hard to loose a disc here. The park is very clean.

Parking is convenient. Restrooms and running water at the rec center. The course is free. The holes are well balanced with a pretty even mix of straight shots, left turns, right turns, uphill, downhill and flat; just not anything really extreme.
Cons: The practice basket has been removed, much to my dismay. While it's pretty easy to find the basket from each tee, there are no diagrams at the tee pads. The tee pad for hole 1 is on a slope. The path from 7 to 8 crosses the basket area for 5. Not a particularly challenging course; there are few shots that require a lot of technical finesse. It would be nice to have a couple longer holes too. Can also get a little crowded after school hours, as it's behind a big high school.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice recreational course. It's a great course for less experienced players and a good training course too. The scenery here is absolutely beautiful and it's a great place to meet other disc golfers in town. A nice place to spend some time for casual play.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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