1 Helpful / 1 Not
boulder is da bomb!
Pros: great use of the space! the holes have a good flow and are easy to navigate, despite the lack of signage. the park is lovely and well maintained - and who could ask for a more stunning backdrop! it was so nice, i had to play it twice.
Cons: i went a little bit later in the afternoon. there were several pairs of players who also enjoyed a quick round. the holes are so short, waiting wasn't bad. on holes 5-8, though, the baskets are within the walking path of another hole's flight path. one guy didn't see me to warn me about his incoming shot, but i was able to duck in time. also, i would imagine that having a tee pad so close to the children's playground would be problematic during peak park times.
Other Thoughts: i was pleased that there was a map on the board before i made my way up the hill to the first tee. since there weren't any signs, i relied on the locals for guidance on the first couple of holes. fortunately, the tee pads were marked with a reasonably close basket in sight. it was a purely fun to play! short holes, lovely scenery... i wanna play it again before i go back home!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Just Another Solid City Course!
Pros: Harlow Platts Park is a smallish, green city park with enough elevation to incorporate some fun downhill throws. The concrete teepads have the nmbers etched in and while the baskets are older, they catch well enough. There are no tee signs so you are more or less guessing at the distances.
I like the variety of hole lengths here. The course features holes with allow most of us to air it out on #'s 2, 8 & 9. Meanwhile, #'s 5, 6 & 7 are short ACE runs but each one presents a unique challenge whether it's a hyser around a tree or a swampy area lurking just behind the basket. I found them enjoyable and interesting.
Cons: I don't really find a Con to this course. Granted it's only 9 holes. It's a great course to bring beginners but I wouldn't call it a beginner course. It's easily a recreational level course. The variety alone should keep most players motivated to come here often and if they change the basket locations often, that would also help.
Other Thoughts: It's a pretty, green, well manicured park with decent elevation and a variety of hole types. Here in the outdoor fitness mecca that is Boulder, there was a steady stream of players on a warm July afternoon. I believe this course is better than it's rating. I certainly enjoyed my nine this afternoon and could see myself enjoying a lot of rounds here at Harlow Platts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: sick views, quick round, grab an ace or two!
Cons: school foot traffic
only 9 holes, but play it twice!
Other Thoughts: sobo is always good for a quick round to get your fix, great course for beginners
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: There are many better courses out there. Harlow is however, the best local course one could hope for. Depending on the current layout, half the course requires a good arm, and half allows a chance at par. It is the perfect layout to learn the art of disc throwing. Also, the park is at the base of the foot hills/flat irons at the front range of the colorado rockies. Quite a back drop.
Cons: Play this course on the off hours...Its very busy!
Other Thoughts: Lots of goose shit, wash your hands before eating
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Basic Sampler Platter
Pros: This course has really nice, long, tee pads with the hole number on them. Almost all of the holes have at least one thing to challenge you. A great place to take beginners who don't mind hitting a tree or two as they learn.
Hole #1: A group of pine trees are between you and the basket with a small chute.
Hole #2: You have to shoot over a brush field and up a hill with the basket under a tree. Play the brush as OB and the challenge level rises a bit.
Hole #3: Wide open but fun to let one rip due to the drop in elevation to the basket.
Hole #4: Wide open but could be a chance for an ace.
Hole #5: A couple of trees in the way and a swamp at the bottom of the hill if you over throw.
Hole #6: A short hole but with a dogleg left for variety.
Hole #7: Short but challenging due to several layers of trees between you and the basket.
Hole #8 The swamp is to the right so some care must be exercised.
Hole #9: Wide open
The view from this course is about as good as it gets with the 3000 ft mountains towering above.
Cons: It's only 9 holes. It's on the short side as courses go. No signs at the tee boxes to give you an idea on distances. People in the neighborhood seem oblivious to disc golf as they cut across the often crowded course with their Black Labs. With only one disc golf course in a town full of exercise junkies and college students it can turn into a bit of a zoo sometimes.
Other Thoughts: This is the perfect course for a casual round where you can yak with your friends while you play. You have to concentrate some but not too much. There's at least one thing on most of the holes to challenge you, so it's not mind numbing boring like some park courses can be. You'll probably want to print a map out if it's your first time. It's a bit perplexing why Boulder with thousands of acres of wooded open space doesn't use a tiny bit of it for an 18 hole course, but this course at least lets you get a fix. If you drive up US 36 and play all the courses as you go this would be right at the end for a day full of disc golf.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short course but still fun played it for the first time today at lunch . Nothing very hard but its always nice just to get out and play. The cement tee pads are great .
Cons: Some tee signs would be nice or at least a sign to the first tee pad seeing that's its kind of hidden. Some long throws would be great but they did good with the space they had .
Other Thoughts: I will definitly play it again but I wouldn't go out of my way to play it though. Great for a lunch round
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Gorgeous views, course is ok
Pros: Well maintained, can't lose a disc, lots of chances for an Ace, beautiful views of course
Cons: crowded, only course in Boulder so stays busy, pretty windy every time I've been, not sure if location or coincidence
Other Thoughts: Pretty typical course layout, not many obstacles, mostly just wide open shots, still good to get out and disc in the mountains
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Caught in a Landslide
Pros: - Amazing course with a great view of the mountains
- A good variety of challenges (elevation changes; hills and drops) (trees; hyzers and anhyzers)
- Water hazard around hole 2 (which I would say is one of the signature holes)
- Good long range distance on holes 2, 8, and 9 (depends on position apparently, they change it up every so often)
- A nice 9 hole course in the city of Boulder (which apparently doesn't have too many of them)
- Cement pads are in great conditions with the number of the hole imprinted into them.
- Baskets are in great condition, all looked pretty much the same style.
Cons: - Holes 5-7 are too short: Ends up being putter/mid-range holes
- No signs to direct you around the course. A map is a good idea (check the media) but you could also ask since this place is pretty crowed.
- As stated above, this is a very crowed course since it is the ONLY course in Boulder without having to drive to Denver or Colorado Springs
Other Thoughts: - OVERALL: a great course, great setting with the mountains (I am from out of state so of course they are AMAZING looking compared to what we have in Michigan) With the side affect of it being crowed all the time, I think that would be saying something to what the course is like and how it handles) Gave it a 4 because of the quality, probably down a point since it is not up to par with FlipCity or such. Even with crowds or not.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Set aside from rest of park so no pedestrian traffic
- Concrete pads clearly marked
- Well maintained no chance of loosing disc
- Great view
Cons: - Very short holes
- Very few technical shots required
- No real obstacles
Other Thoughts: Very basic course and the only one to choose from when in the Boulder area. Such a shame a town with such great views doesn't have more courses to choose from.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Nice Concrete Teepads
-In a nicely manicured park with very little chance of losing a disc
-Decent use of the few trees and elevation that they have in the park
-Area of park with course is mostly only disc golf so you usually don't have to worry about non disc golfers
-Good course to practice a vareity of shots on because it is pretty wide open.
-Nice long concrete teepads
Cons: -Since this is currently the only course in Boulder, this course gets really crowded and you will probably end up waiting at many of the holes on this course.
-It can be a little hard to follow the first time through as some of the baskets could go to a couple different holes
-The hole number is on the teepads, but there are not tee signs at the holes so you don't know the layout of the holes or the distance or par or anything like that
-Most of the holes are wide open and none of the holes are that long
Other Thoughts: If you are in the Boulder area and looking for a course to play then this is your only option currently and worth a stop but due to the crowds and lack of any very memorable holes, this course is not worth going out of your way to play.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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