Conifer, CO 
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Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #8 (Taken 8/2008)
3 / 507ft. Par / Distance:
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World Class

1    8/27/2017   9/3/2017
Review By: Ghetto Leprechaun
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 15.4 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Scenic
Huge drive opportunities
Extremely well maintained
Someone on-site
Cons: Honestly, nothing. This course may be too challenging for beginners but will be fun nonetheless.
Other Thoughts: If you like this one check out Sipapu Ski Resort, Vadito, NM. Both world class, mountainous, challenging.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/4/2017   8/5/2017
Review By: jphur
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Good mix of uphill/downhill, open/tight, short/long.
Enjoyed the challenge of roll away potential on some holes. Makes you think a bit more about laying up vs gunning for it.
Course direction is great. Signs for each hole and pin placement indicators. Arrows directing to next basket. All top notch. Clearly some investment into this course.
Cons: Not much. Could use a longer tee pad on some holes.
Other Thoughts: Pro shop is great. Friendly staff. Nice selection.

I'm a bit out of shape so some of the uphill sections at elevation can be grueling.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great Venue

2-4    2/2/2016   2/7/2017
Review By: vonWangus
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
This review was updated on 2/20/2017
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Great mountain views.
-Each tee has a map with all pin locations easily marked and identified.
-Each post is marked with the current location by a bolt in the post next to the appropriate pin.
-Elevation of tee and distance to each pin is listed.
-Brooms, benches, baghooks at every teebox.
-Great mix of open bombers and tight line tee shots
-Elevation changes.
-20 hole "putting" course that has different "tees" to each basket.
-Great exercise.
-Several ace-able holes.
-Risk/reward going at most baskets because of severe roll away potential
-23 holes large course is the perfect number.
Cons: -I honestly can sit here trying to think of a negative for several minutes and won't get one....It has everything, mid-course restrooms, trash cans, benches, brooms, snacks, sells discs.
Other Thoughts: It costs $8 per person per day to play. So bring cash. This course is a straight gem.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Must Play!!

5+    8/12/2016   10/9/2016
Review By: Sonofaveach
Played: 130  Reviewed: 1
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great shot variety throughout 23 holes. You will need every shot in your bag. Plenty of tight holes and open fairways, and everything in between.

The scenery is stunning: you will rarely see anything manmade other than a zipline course and a couple houses nestled high in the alpine mountains.

Very friendly staff with a decent pro shop. I've had good luck having my plastic returned to the shop as well. There is much room for error on some of these VERY steep and slanted fairways!!

Multiple pin placement make for tons of variety throughout the course. You will never play the same course twice!!

The hike is great by itself, disc golf just improves the experience!! I took my woman out there the last time I had the pleasure of being in the Denver area and she absolutely loved it.

They have built and extended a sister course that primarily serves as a putter/midrange experience. It's a great way to prepare yourself for 23 holes of intense hiking!
Cons: This course is located on the east side of the Rocky Mountain range. It rains on and off almost constantly, which may increase the chance of slipping while traversing the terrain.

The price to play the course is constantly rising, but it's worth it!

Not much to add here.... This course leaves you wanting to come back again and again.

Other Thoughts: I first played this course in 2012, during which they were making changes and adding holes to both courses.

What they've done with the course since the first time I played is remarkable. They continue to impress every month or year I get to make it out, as I am from the KC area. Throughout the 93 courses in 13 states that I've had the pleasure of playing, this one takes the cake! If you are in the area, make the drive. You will NOT be disappointed.

If you have the time, make a day out of it and head down CO 285 and check out Bailey DGC for a similar, albeit less maintained, experience.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Amazing course! A must play!

1    7/17/2016   7/20/2016
Review By: Javy818
Played: 24  Reviewed: 10
3 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: I drove from Denver to Conifer. The road was beautiful! Amazing mountain views and Red Rocks Amphitheater is along the way which is another destination I have always wanted to visit.

$10 to play. The lady in the stand was super nice and makes some GREAT trail mix. Plus she invites you to "eat with us later!".

I met up with some locals who let me tag along with them. Very important cause the course is very long and I had no idea where to go most of the time.

Every Tee pad has brooms, dog hooks and clear signs of where you are shooting.

Cons: Not enough trash cans.

Altitude sickness can sink in if you aren't used to it. Take in the views and hydrate!

Stable drivers are useless here.

Other Thoughts: Very clean course! The Bloom tournament was the day before and I didn't see any trash or graffiti on the course.

Only a 45 minute drive from Downtown Denver and it's a scenic drive.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Great course

5+    6/18/2016   7/6/2016
Review By: H.E. Pennypacker
Played: 99  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.1 Years
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Great views, challenging mix of technical and open shots. Be prepared for a great workout as well. Great pro shop with lots of discs and refreshments for sale.
Cons: Can get a little crowded on the weekends, but that's to be expected for such a great course relatively close to Denver.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 complete package

1    9/13/2015   9/13/2015
Review By: blazerico
Played: 257  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 12.4 Years
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: everything about beaver is amazing, from the beautiful views to the technical golf. I was totally surprised and very happy to see a food truck on sight when I arrived. I think they plan on having alternating trucks in the future. There are a couple of long bomber shots, but most of them are reasonable and birdie-able. the pro shop had all the essentials, discs, food, swag, water. port-o-john available.
Cons: can't think of any
Other Thoughts: $8 is well spent on this experience. colorado is truly a destination for disc golf.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 a must play for all discers. simply amazing

1    9/4/2015   9/11/2015
Review By: DrewbieDoobieDoo
Played: 121  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 4.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -gorgeous mountain views in the rockies
-every tee has a map with all pin locations easily marked and identified. Each post is marked with the current location by a bolt in the post next to the appropriate pin. Elevation of tees and each basket is listed. Brooms, benches, baghooks at every teebox.
-good mix of open bombers and tight line tee shots
-amazing elevation changes.
-putting course is a fun warm up. Never been to a course with a putting course. Offers different "tee shots" to each practice basket.
-great exercise
-several ace runs. Great risk/reward going at most baskets because of severe roll away potential
-23 holes is the perfect number. After 18 I wasnt ready to be done.
Cons: -i honestly sat here trying to think of a negative for several minutes and cant. I guess its not a good beginner course could be the only possibility of a con
Other Thoughts: Cost was $8 for a day pass, well worth price of admission. Lots of time and work go into this course.

I suggest taking your time and enjoying the scenery. This is a beautiful mountain course that is worth a lengthy drive to play

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 World Class

5+    8/23/2015   9/8/2015
Review By: Lightbringer
Played: 11  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent views and environment in the mountains of Colorado.

Wide variety of shots from fairly open fairways, to steep uphills and downhills, to tightly wooded and technical shots.

Some truly memorable holes, including the famous bomb run on hole #17.

As with other mountain courses, it is difficult to lose a disc on most holes due to the lack of ground vegetation.

23 great holes.

Some of the best tees, markers and signage in Colorado.

During the summer and fall there is plenty of shade, and the elevation will make for a much cooler day than one spent in the city. The fall is especially nice; the convergence of comfortable weather and the changing colors of the aspen leaves make it one of the best times to visit the mountains.

The pro shop has every disc I want. KC Pro Glow Flat-Top Rocs. Star Teebirds and Valkyries. Judges. Wizards. These guys have great taste and you will see some excellent and possibly hard to find discs here. They are also very friendly and passionate about disc golf.

If you are looking for a longer course with a moderate hike involved, this is a great option. The middle few holes are pretty much straight uphill. You will get some decent exercise at this course.

The course is not hard to find or access and is only a short drive from Denver. There are a lot of excellent courses in the mountains, but some of them are much harder to get to.
Cons: At points you will be quite a hike away from any type of amenities like restrooms. If you're a male this isn't such a big deal but I can see being female and having to pee around the last half of the course being a pain. Make sure you are prepared with plenty if water.

Sometimes the course can be pretty crowded. It is very well known and popular. During the last time I played there, there was a traffic jam of about 7 groups by the time we got to the final hole. This problem is compounded by people who are unprepared for the physical nature of the course or people who play in large groups, especially with a bunch of children. Fortunately this isn't a problem as long as you have time to wait, because you still get to sit on the benches and just hang out in a beautiful area.

Due to the fact that the course is built all over a large hill, there is an EXCELLENT chance of being hit by stray noob hyzers. We were playing on one hole that cut across the slope, with the next hole directly above it playing in the opposite direction. Someone in the group ahead of us made a throw that faded hard to the left and sailed directly downhill and into my shin. Be very mindful of who is ahead and downhill of you.

Due to the physically demanding nature and difficulty of the course, it may not be the best course for families or brand new players. It does not instill confidence in new players to hit tree after tree all day. That being said, it is a great place to improve for anyone willing to stick with it.

Other Thoughts: Simply put, this is one of the best courses in Colorado. If you have only one opportunity to play a Colorado course you should give this one very serious consideration. It is representative of everything that mountain courses have to offer. Just make sure you are prepared with some good shoes, plenty of water and other refreshments, and all the tricks in your bag.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    7/26/2015   7/30/2015
Review By: ABosco26
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, well maintained. The views are unbelievable. Very easy to find the holes and tee boxes.

There is a variety of challenges, whether its distance, trees, water, change in elevation. This course does a great job of mixing it up and keeping it challenging.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: Play this course. Well worth the $8 a day.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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