Castle Rock, CO 
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Uploaded By: jugglerbri Hole #13 (Taken 2/2013)
3 / 402ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #13 Tee

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1    5/27/2016   6/2/2016
Review By: jiveassturkey
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is my home course so it is very convenient.
Course is NEVER busy
Discatcher baskets
Cons: 8 out of 10 times will likely be windy
pretty simple and easy course.
Other Thoughts: All in all its an ok course if you live close or are in the area.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Decent high-desert course

1    7/27/2013   6/8/2014
Review By: djros
Played: 35  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 7.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Decent variety in distance. There are mowed fairways in the prairie grass. The cap rock here makes for some interesting shots, with some baskets tucked right behind some of the rocks. Next to a nice park.
Cons: There are almost no trees on this course. Hole 2 is the only one with trees, but they are used effectively. The tee signs are not very informative - basically just hole number and length, but it is so wide open that you probably don't really need much more. Some of the tees are uneven, and caused some footing issues for drives. Just one tee/basket position per hole.
Other Thoughts: The course is basically flat, and very wide open. I suppose the wind could be a problem here, but the only significant challenge on most of the holes is the cap rock, which is used pretty effectively to keep this course from being boring. One hole has trees, and a few other have power poles as obstructions. There is almost no penalty to missing the fairway other than not getting to walk in the shorter grass. The cap rock, besides being interesting to look at, also presents a challenge in that it provides difficult footing. Footwork on the caprock is very difficult if you even want to try (I wouldn't, it looked like a faceplant waiting to happen on a runup). Other holes, the caprock is just high enough to block direct approaches to the basket if you are offline. Overall, this is not an outstanding course, but it certainly isn't bad, and entertaining enough for an occasional round here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Castle ROCK

5+    9/19/2012   9/19/2012
Review By: BrotherGrimm
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: No crowds so you can play a very quick round (1 hour). Cool park for the kids to play on too. Good course for new throwers.
Cons: No shade.
Tee boxes need some help.
Other Thoughts: This high praire course plays very well, if you go in the morning when its cool. The rock out- cropings are really kinda cool, but will destroy a disc. This course is close for me so I play it often, get out enjoy the sun, birds, and open range.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Play it before it's gone

2-4    9/16/2012   9/18/2012
Review By: gibster
Played: 66  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 25.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/28/2012
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Holes 12-18 involve rock outcrops, making them interesting
- No crowds
- Good signs
- Restroom, parking, playground, trails
Cons: - Tees are in rough condition, dirt/filler only, each seems to have a depression towards the end where people plant their feet
- Many similar holes
- Not a single tree
- Windy/hot
- Buzzing power lines near 3-11
- Hole 10 basket is missing
- Rock really eats up discs (even Champion!)
- Many hole lengths feel inaccurate (especially front 9)
Other Thoughts: The course was actually better than what I expected due to lack of photos - I was thinking grass/dirt, and seeing rock outcrops actually incorporated into the course was cool. That said, landing on the rocks can obviously be dangerous to your discs, as this particular rock type seems to have a taste for plastic, even Champion!

Seeing the outline of the new school consume the best part of this course (rock outcrops) is sad, as I did not care too much for the part that may remain (power line holes) - if this course even survives the construction of the new school.

The wind is a factor here, as this course is wide open. Some bush near 2, 9, 11, otherwise very barren. I particularly enjoyed holes 2, and 12-18.

Some hole distances did not feel accurate at all, seems like there may have been a difference of even 100ft or so - this is, of course, a subjective feel, but this is a first time for me that I felt the distances were not quite right, so I thought I would mention it.

When I played (2 rounds on Sunday morning), there was only 1 other person there playing the course.

Overall, this course is decent, but nothing spectacular. I would say play it to taste the rocks...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Another Course In The High Desert Scrub!

1    7/18/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1174  Reviewed: 1121  Exp: 39.7 Years
This review was updated on 7/26/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Matney Park starts on one side of the street behind the playground for the first three holes and then continues with the final 15 holes on the other side. The terrain is high desert, scrub with no trees in sight. There is is a very slight bit of elevation. The teepads are gravel and as with the case of gravel tee everywhere, they're uneven and pretty uncomfortable to throw off. The course has a course sign on both sides of the street and simple little tee signs There are Innova baskets and the fairways are mowed about 30 feet wide in places. The holes are pretty straight forward and start to feel fairly similar.
I liked # 18 as the signature hole. With it, the course designers were able to find a cool basket placement in an interesting rock formation 362' from the pad.
The views of the mountains in the distance were pretty.
Cons: With no trees and not much elevation, the designers were severely limited in how creative they could get. Hence, you have a fairly bland course with many hot, dusty holes all feeling remarkably alike.
It's get windy out here on the prairie. It gets lonely out here on the prairie.
I never found the # 10 basket which, I think, should have been up near the street somewhere? Was it there. Probably just me suffering from sunstroke or snakebite or dehydration or something.
Other Thoughts: This is the site of someone's future high school. So I have to assume that these long, dusty mundane disc golf holes which I'm today complaining about will one day in the future site of the principal's office or the girl's fastpitch field or maybe even the biology lab. So I guess, I should be glad that I had the chance to play the course before construction starts and progress rears it's ugly head.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Into the great wide open

1    7/24/2011   7/26/2011
Review By: little oz
Played: 80  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great for a noob if you want to air it out and you are trying to learn how to use your driver. Tee boxes were actually pretty good size and in decent condition. Not crowded on a Sunday at noon. Nice to have a round where nobody is waiting on you. they made good use of the available land and power lines for obstacles. Layout makes sense even to a first timer.
Cons: Could be hell in windy conditions. It's all about the wind here. All of the course is exposed to weather conditions.
Other Thoughts: Bring lots of water on warm days, long pants and sunscreen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fair Course

2-4    6/19/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: autr3518
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 9 Years
Pros: Easy to navigate, some hazards are out there, rocky and weedy terrain. The tee boxes are large and easy to find along with the pins.
Cons: If it is windy do not play this course there are no trees so no shelter, if you have allergys do not play this course it is filled with weeds, possible snakes however none have been spotted yet, if you just want to get out and play it is a good local course but if there are other options take them!

 Ahhhh Wind

5+    6/16/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: ChingyChing
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.1 Years
Pros: Not over crowded. easy to navigate. Open area. Park if u have children.
Cons: Weeds. Windy. Possible snakes ( none spotted) marsh lands in some areas. Windy again. No tees for shade. Dirt tee boxes. Some posts (tee markers) are broken. Not maintained all that well.
Other Thoughts: Great if u just want to het out and play nut if you have other options go with those.


1    11/1/2010   11/3/2010
Review By: Leroy
Played: 186  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 7.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice course map at two locations. Mowed fairways. Power poles and bushes are used as obstacles when available. A view of the whole front range from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak, at least 120 miles. Rock formations add a subtle beauty.
Cons: Tee pads are lumpy. No trees. Somewhat windy.
Other Thoughts: I expected this course to be super boring like playing in the middle of a Kansas wheat field, but instead really enjoyed it. You are not going to use every shot in your bag of tricks here, but if you want to try out your straight game this is a lovely place to do it. Inbetween the brush and the rock formations this course is a beautiful example of life in the high desert landscape. Castle Rock has done a decent job with this course considering what they had to work with.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Hot Mess

1    7/10/2010   8/4/2010
Review By: Freakyjazer
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Some very long holes for long drives. Good baskets.
Cons: Lack of variation. Hard to find discs in the long grasses and bushes. Several baskets are surrounded by large rocks that beat up discs. No trees, very windy.
Other Thoughts: Long pants. Extra water.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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