pretty typical "park" gol
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First, let me say that I wrote the word "typical" in the description of the review, forgetting that the ratings number had that in the description. So...yes. Typical is good. Some good stuff though, so let's do that first.
Baskets - I always forget if baskets are Mach II's or Mach III's. But either way, they were in great shape and not rusted or bent or otherwise messed up. All of them caught well and I didn't see any damage to them.
Pads - I loved these tee pads. They kind of fanned out towards the end of them, allowing you a wider variety of launch angles. They also were grooved, and it felt like they were level and well made. I might incorporate the "wider" method the next time I have to put new tee pads in. Just crazy about these things.
Location - The park was nice, and it sat kind of in the middle of a housing area. Tons of people at the park enjoying the beautiful weather. There seems to be a couple of schools in and around the area, lending itself to people all over the course.
shots - while there isn't a ton of variety here, there were some neat shots over the water. Just about every shot that used the water was memorable. I really, really liked holes 2, 12 and 13. The "danger" of the water really made me think about my shots.
signs - the pads are marked with hole number and distance.
Cons: signs - the pads are marked with hole number and distance and that's it. Most of the holes are straight away and don't require a map, so that's ok, but I feel like a proper sign would be good at each hole. also, the distance on some of pads to the tees seems suspect. I'd like to see that remeasured and verified.
shots - as mentioned above, there isn't a lot of variety out there. I'm not sure there is one RHBH anny shot on the entire course.
the location - the pond area smelled really, really bad on the day I played. Like, off puttingly bad to the point where we almost skipped some holes. tons of goose crap too.
other stuff - there were so many kids on this course. I am sure it isn't like this all of the time, but this is a definite "multi use park". Dog walkers, kids, some dude doing pushups on each of the tee pads...you get it.
Other Thoughts: There is nothing wrong with this course per se. If you want to go play disc golf, and like park golf, this is a fine place to go do some work. I'm about a 930 rated golfer and I shot 10 down out there with a bogey on my card (didn't see the creek on one hole). So it isn't a tough course at all.
They really did do "the best with what they had" on this one, I think. play the walking paths as OB and increase the difficulty a little. But overall, this is just a decent course. Play it if you are nearby, but don't go out of your way or anything,
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Good course, water adds challenge
Pros: Very accessible
Nice tee boxes and baskets
Cons: Pretty busy park, caused several delays
Course was fairly busy compared with others I have played
Other Thoughts: Lost a disc in the water as the wind caught it
Half of the holes don't offer much of a challenge
Very windy made it challenging
Just your basic city course
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice concrete pads. Some longer semi challenging holes. Water comes into to play on several holes adding extra risk/reward shots.
Cons: Goose turds everywhere. Water is disgusting, almost don't want your disc back if you go in. Pretty basic layout. For a RH/BH player, every hole can be thrown using a basic hyzer shot. Can get repetitive. Every hole is reachable for a skilled amatuer, offers almost no challenge for a pro.
No tee signs anywhere, and the tee pads have incorrect distances labled.
Lot's of pedestrians and bikers to avoid, can cause delays.
Other Thoughts: Just your typical city disc golf course. Nothing fancy here. Can go out, throw some discs, and have some fun, just make sure to stay out of the water.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Large Concrete Tee pads
- Each Teepad has the Distance and hole number written into the concrete
- Good DGA baskets with numbers on each
- Close to half the holes on the course have water that comes into play and forces you to make some technical throws
- Holes vary in length from around 180 to 400 feet
Cons: - one of the first things you notice when you get to this course is the geese, then the poop.
- Most the the holes feel very similar and the course starts to get repetitive by the end.
- without any signage to mark the tee pads, they can be hard to find and navigate the course. But overall, navigation isn't terribly difficult
Other Thoughts: This could be a fun little park course, but there is so much goose poop I don't think I would bother coming back. Stuff like that usually doesn't bother me but it is literally everywhere. It loses all the feel of a nice park to practice and instead becomes trying to avoid setting your bag down in fresh turds.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Nasty Water Through Flat Land
Long Tee pads
Risk/Reward over water
Layout doesn't interfere with park pedestrians much
Longer holes allow for driving practice
Decent beginner course on the non-water holes
Cons: The water
Few trees when looking to the pin from the tee pad
Most holes play very similar. Long & open
Course feels redundant
There is an open sanitary sewer that runs through the park. It leads to a horrible smell and some baskets are near the water so trash, gunk, and overall unpleasantness often wash up one shore during the back 9.
Other Thoughts: There is nothing at Expo that makes dealing with the unpleasant smell and water hazards worth dealing with.
Any disc in the ponds is instantly trash. Trust me you don't want it back.
It is a good beginner course minus the water due to the flat open fairways. There's just so many other courses in Denver I'd play before venturing out to the wretchedness of Expo.
Overall a decent course just not worth the risk of losing disks and smell.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent tee pads
Well spaced holes, no perceivable overlap
Grass and park is well maintained; no chance of losing a disc, save the obvious water hazards
A lot of ace runs
You get a certain thrill (similar to that moment before you check Lotto numbers) wondering if your disc didn't land on a goose turd.
Cons: -Goose crap everywhere
-Course lacks challenge-if you can throw a controlled hyzer 330 feet, then you have this course covered. Even my scientifically proven body of diminishing bone and muscle density could reach all but 3 or 4 holes
- I had no idea that open sewer systems were still around. I thought those went away after The Big Stink in Victorian London (1858) forced the authorities to finally take the sewer system underground. No doubt that a US cholera epidemic would incubate here
Other Thoughts: Having just dropped my heir off at DIA and with my faithful companion (Rocky, an 18 month old Doberman) at my side, what's a chappie to do at dawn but to find an unplayed course on the way home? I thought it would be a lark to bounce a mile off the 225 to play this course.
After an ineffectual moment of limbering up my grandmaster limbs, I peered nervously at Rocky at the first tee. While his loyalty is unrivaled, he is yet to be able to discern a play disc from a golf disc. Choosing a much-hated stalker as a decoy disc,I threw it a bit off line and off he went. Staring him down like the referee stares down the Hanson brothers in Slap Shot, I then threw my tee bird. Showing great talent for pissing me off, he then took off for that disc as well, collecting both at once.
We reconciled at the 2nd tee and banded together to confront the evil horde of geese that barred our path to the pin. We muscled through that hole, but our unity fractured at the 3rd hole, as he cleverly elicited false hope in me by not chasing the drive, but elected to confiscate my beloved soft wizard on the approach shot. 7am on a Saturday morning is not a rum time for shouting while innocent citizens sleep, so I pantomimed a tantrum while he gleefully chomped dozens of punctures and indentations that resembled a novel in Braille upon its innocent surface.
After returning from intensive couples therapy, Rocky and I returned to finish the round under a sort of truce, as we were much kinder to each other, and I have already usurped too much of your time to continue.
Perhaps the most poetic moment came at the end of the round while I sat in the driver seat of my car with the door open. A goose perfectly emitted a butt shuttle that hit me on the shoulder and in the crotch, as if to say "don't ever come back!". Message received loud and clear. Thanks Expoo-sition Park!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Popular Denver Course
Pros: +This course looks to be very popular. The locals were friendly and always let me play through. I was a fast playing solo course bagger and they understood.
+Ponds here for water hazards. Approachable yet challenging for many skill levels. There was always a pretty safe shot even if you can't throw far.
+Good variation in distances here. Some ace runs and some that will test the distance potential of many.
+Very well maintained and lanscaped. There was evidence of ongoing maintenance near the ponds when I played.
+Large concrete tees which are numbered to aid in navigation.
+There was a logical flow to the course which was good for me as a traveling player. You will likely have the chance to throw with or behind a local to help your navigation as well.
+Disc golf was fairly secluded from the rest of the course. You are unlikely to hit anyone.
Cons: -There were a few trees here, more than some other course in the area but still not many. There was rarely a hole that made you hit a certain line.
-Other than a few somewhat memorable holes, the course kind of blended together. I think that I would get bored if I lived near here. Not sure where else I would play though.
-The ponds smelled.
-The park looks like it would hold a lot of water after precipitation. Pretty dry right now though.
-Losing a disc is a real possibility.
-Could get pretty windy.
Other Thoughts: -There were a few holes that had a decent fun factor with the water.
-This is the best course in it's area of Denver but I did prefer Camenisch Park and DHU over this course. Denver is lacking in quality courses so if you don't have time to head to the mountains, this isn't a bad bet.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
As Flat As Denver Can Be
Pros: Park Setting - I absolutely love park-style courses, though I prefer a few more mature trees than Exposition Park provides. The park is well-maintained and clean. Sidewalks were in great condition. Grass was mowed. Landscaping was excellent. Exposition park is an aesthetically pleasing place.
Water - The course plays around a small creek and over a feeding pond at the back of the park. There is plenty of challenge, especially on windy days, and for out-of-towners who are not used to the additional disc stability from the elevation .
Pin Placement - The best attribute of Exposition Park, in my opinion, are the pin placements. Lots of risk/reward. Most are tucked fairly close to the water. Birdies are available, but aggressively going after that 50-foot putt can really mess you up if you're long.
Baskets/Pads - Baskets looked to be in good condition and all caught well. Pads were awesome. Very large providing plenty of space.
Cons: Redundancy - The course is so open that you can simply throw your preferred line off of every tee. For me, I was simply throwing gentle hyzer after gentle hyzer. You could easily play this course well with a driver, a mid and a putter.
No Tee Signs - Crossing back and forth over the creek as much as you do, it would really help if tee signs were there. Directionals pointing to the next tee at each basket would also be fine, but we didn't see any of those either. The pads have hole distance written into the concrete, but signs would be helpful for navigation.
Hole #1 - 'welcome to our course. Please throw ~270 feet in front of you with no obstacle of any kind'. That's really Hole #1. Nothing that gets the blood pumping for an exciting round. In my opinion, you should NEVER open or close a course with the most bland hole.
Goose Poop - It was everywhere. Tread carefully.
Other Thoughts: Exposition Park was a fun little stop since it wasn't far from the hotel. We were told it was in the "bad" part of town, but it didn't look too rough to me. I've definitely played in much seedier areas. Bottom line: the course is wide open, and really not that long. The only challenges are provided by the presence of water on most holes and the wind, which seems to get a little crazy at times.
While it was very short, #18 may have been my favorite hole in the Denver area. It is a great closing hole despite it's lack of distance. Water on the left of the fairway and long. A couple of planted trees in various parts of the fairway, though none over 8-10 feet in height. If you're up by a stroke, it can be intimidating knowing that you really need to birdie the hole, but the difference between a birdie and an OB bogey is very small. Great little finishing hole.
If you're in the area, Exposition Park is not a bad place to get in a quick round. The park can be a little crowded, but not nearly as crowded as Johnny Roberts or some of the other park courses in the Denver area. Don't go out of your way to play the course, but I don't think anyone would "hate" playing it, if it were convenient. It is a "typical" course, with water and pin-placement balancing out the wide open nature of the park.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Public park course playing over grassy fairways around several small lakes and a creek. Some of the best concrete tees anywhere- large, grooved with curves that point in the direction of the basket, with hole number and distance etched into them. The baskets are in great shape. Hole placements are tricky and strategic helping to make up for the lack of other obstacles.
Cons: Most holes were very wide open and had little to no obstacles. Yes many holes played next to the lake or creek, but there was also a generous and safe area to play the hole safely with little risk.
No tee signs, just pads, (info on the pad), but this makes it hard to see where they are the first time playing, especially since the course crosses the lakes multiple times.
This course is supposedly in the "not-so-good" part of town, but compared to many other places I have played with this reputation.
Other Thoughts: I played when it was very windy making it much tougher, but on a calm day this course would get fairly repetitive and easy to master being mostly just wide open. This is a good place to get out and learn to throw discs with ample room to work them.
I played here mainly because it was close to where we were staying when visiting, but if you are coming on vacation this is one that is not worth going out of your way to play. I have played many average courses like this in many cities across the U.S.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Practice Course
Pros: I dig the open fields for long drives, especially practicing a different type of throw. Concrete tee boxes are a major +. The front nine is a smooth transition across open fields with little obstacles. The back nine starts throwing water, trees, and brush in your way to close out your round with a slight challenge increase.
Cons: No real shade at the tee boxes. You will find yourself waiting on this course from time to time, and a little shade would be nice. Water.... specifically hole 13 & 14, if your a lefty watch slinging it over the water hoping for it to roll back. If the wind is up even a litte, it can carry you out, and its not getting recovered. Bogged out holes is another issue on this course if the water level rises from rain. Hole 9 (the basket) & 10 (the tee box) can completely disappear. If there has been any rain, wear some good mud shoes lol.
Other Thoughts: In general, great practice or beginner course. If your showing up and throwing alone, take a few minutes to just hit the practice pin. Groups always meet up, and other singles meet up there, so you're bound to be able to hop into a group if you want.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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