New Castle, CO 
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3 / 308ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket to Tee

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Fun on the river

5+    5/21/2017   5/27/2017
Review By: Sideshow775
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 2.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Bathrooms in parking area, local disc golf retailer has mobile setup on weekends, lots of different terrain types, concrete tee pads, good signage, easy to find next tee, lots of challenges, league opportunities. Multiple basket placements.
Cons: River runs high in the spring, reduces safe zone on a few holes. Can be buggy at times. Single tee pads. UNMARKED MANDO ON #2. Throw between the trees. Do not throw out over the road. For LHBH, that leaves you fading away from the basket and onto the fairway on #1.
Other Thoughts: A few holes are a challenge for LHBH throwers like me. #4 doglegs left up a hill. Southpaws may want to try a FH here. #5 is a hanging basket on a steep hill. Try to park above the basket on the slope. #8 long basket is great for LHBH. #13 EATS DISCS. The wind usually pushes towards the river. RH throwers sometimes go too long and splash. LHBH aim for the tall dead tree to the left. Even if a good wind gust hits, it should keep you out of the water. 15-18 play along private property. If you go over the fences, just leave it. The owners are pretty good about holding discs for people to recover during business hours.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Interesting Riverside Park

1    8/30/2016   8/30/2016
Review By: markmcc
Played: 185  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 5.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course plays alongside the Colorado River in a small park. The terrain varies from lush mowed grass to tree lined river to dry brushy upland areas.

Concrete tees are large with good texture, tee signs were simple but provided the necessary info, and baskets caught fine.

Hole lengths vary from from short (151') to modest (330'), and vegetation varied from wide-open to moderately wooded. There is little natural elevation on the course, but quite a few baskets were elevated on rock piles or other structures, and a couple of tees were elevated as well.

Holes 1 - 3 start by playing back and forth across a lush irrigated and mowed lawn. These were wide open and pretty basic, but not a bad way to get warmed up.

Hole 4 moves over into a rougher area of the park but is still pretty open.

Hole 5 features a hanging basket protected by riverside trees with a road on the right side of the fairway and the river to the left. It is tricky to get to the basket without ending up blocked by thick trees. Holes 7 - 10 play through the thickest trees on the course and present some good technical holes.

Hole 8 features a man-made triple mando. It is essentially a frame that you have to throw your drive through. Added some interest to an otherwise straightforward hole.

While several holes play alongside the river, I didn't have any trouble avoiding wet discs. Hole 13 drives from an elevated tee down to a basket set near the river, so a long drive would end up in the river for sure. But otherwise the river was far enough to the right of the fairway to be avoided. RHFH or LHBH players might find the river a bit more in play as their discs would be fading toward the river rather than away.
Cons: Holes 5 & 6 play close enough to busy Colorado River Road that I was hesitant to throw my "usual" RHBH hyzer as I couldn't tell when there were cars/pedestrians up there. The grass/brush was tall enough to obscure the road, though I could hear plenty of cars.

Holes 15 - 18 play through a dry brushy area and along the fence line of a mini-storage business. The holes are not particularly interesting, and the possibility of losing a drive over the fence is a concern.

While there are some decent holes along the river, the beginning and ending holes were open throws to an exposed basket.
Other Thoughts: This is a quick stop right off of the Interstate. While I wouldn't go rushing back to play the course again, I enjoyed stopping in.

There is good parking and a clean restroom near the first tee. You play past it again on Hole 10, and end up back there on Hole 18. A very convenient layout.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and Challenging

5+    6/6/2014   6/11/2014
Review By: Dfixmer
Played: 10  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Varied course: Lots of terrain, levels and obstacles
-Mostly well kept
-Clear layout: easy to navigate
Cons: -Colorado river flooding makes it difficult to play
-A few signs are missing
-Back nine are right next to private property with barb wire fence. Easy to lose a disc!
Other Thoughts: Beautiful course in the shadow of the Grand Hogback.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 enjoyable, thoughtfully laid-out course

1    11/29/2013   11/29/2013
Review By: jlangr
Played: 49  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 34.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Holes average a little under 300'
- Just off the highway, easy to access
- Nice scenery, nestled between the mountains and next to the Colorado River
- Tees, markers, and baskets are in great shape; the concrete tees are nice.
- Yellow flags help pinpoint the baskets
- Most flags are visible from the tee
- Two pin positions per hole; most of the time (not always) it's easy to determine which is which
- Minimal risk of losing a disc, even on the holes close to the river. Hole #6 probably carries the most risk, particularly with a hyzer. My tee shot ended up about 20' from the river, with another 10' to go to the hole (i.e. there's about 10 yards between the basket and river)
- Hole 16, along the fence of the gas tanks (you'll probably get a whiff), also carries a risk; my tee shot sailed a bit close to the fence and ended up next to a truck and a pile of metal junk.
- Hole 5 sports a basket hanging from the trees by a few chains, cool!
- Hole 8 sports a gate about 10 yards in front of the tee that you'll need to thread
- Bathroom available (not sure if it's open year-round or not)
- Hole two is next to a roadway, but unless it goes way left, it's a safe shot.
Cons: - No extra-long holes
- Mostly straight shots, not a lot of doglegs
- The highway noise from I-70 is constant, though you quickly learn to tune it out
Other Thoughts: - For the first hole tee, go to the far left corner of the storage facilities.
- The scenery overall is nice, though many of the holes sneak between some light industrial stuff (gas tanks, storage facility, etc.) and the river.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Quick Enjoyable Stop

1    9/9/2012   9/9/2012
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 125  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 8.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good concrete tee-pads
-Hole 5 has an awesome hanging basket on it and several of the other baskets are raised which is little bit different and adds a little extra challenge to the course
-Several of the holes had benches on them
-A pretty good variety of some open and some wooded holes
-Nice baskets
-Some of the holes have minor elevation changes
-The river comes into play on the side of a few holes
-The course is right off I-70 for a quick stop
-Good use of the land they had available
Cons: -Confusing on where the first tee-pad is, it is behind the parking lot and not right in front of the bathrooms, that is hole 3
-Some holes play quite close to a very busy road
-Most of the holes don't have tee-signs and many of the ones that had tee-signs, they were in random places like 10 feet in front of the tee-pad, so you have to walk up to it to look at it
-Not a very good variety of distance
-The tee-signs that are there appear to be wrong (the distance at least seems to be wrong on the signs)
-Not the most variety of shots required on this course
-Several of the fairways cross a little bit
-It is hard to navigate between holes 10 and 11
If your disc goes into the river, you won't be getting it back
-Some of the baskets blend into the scenery and they can be hard to see from the tee-pad (it wouldn't be bad if the holes had tee-signs to know where the pin position was)
Other Thoughts: This is a good course but none of the holes are very memorable. It is a good course to stop at if you are traveling through because it is right off I-70 and is a pretty enjoyable stop.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    5/6/2012   5/7/2012
Review By: bobmcnelly
Played: 135  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 6.5 Years
This review was updated on 5/9/2012
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good baskets and tee boxes. Hanging basket on hole 5 is a real good shot. There are some good shots along the river too.
Cons: Not alot of variety of shots. Seems like theres some old signs that arent correct for where the tee pads are now.
Other Thoughts: It's a good course but i'd rather play glennwood.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 april 2012

5+    4/2/2012   4/4/2012
Review By: eryn
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New tee pads going in. River has receded. Flags on baskets. Beautiful surroundings
Cons: LOTS of dogs. Watch for poop! Most are not chasers, some are. Bugs and lots of sun. Sometimes high wind.
Other Thoughts: Great way to spend your afternoon. Back 9 is relaxed and quiet.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Another great course on the river.

1    4/25/2011   5/7/2011
Review By: ryyedogg
Played: 47  Reviewed: 34
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice, fairly challenging course along the Colorado River that offers a variety of holes from doglegs to tight wooded holes to open fairway shots. Elevation changes and lots of O.B. made things more enjoyable for me. The first few holes play openly in nice grass, then the holes become more wooded and play closer to the river. Hole #5 is a hanging basket suspended by trees. One hole appeared to be in the river, but as we approached it, we saw it was just close to it. There aren't many holes that would intimidate amateur players, making it a decent beginner course. Tee signs are a nice touch and help with navigation. There are bathrooms in the park area which is nice to have.
Cons: The pads are natural. The holes are a bit short, mostly under 300 ft.. I got confused on a hole because there was no sign or noticeable pad, so we had to ask a local and found a big log that was used for the tee area. The course gets pretty nasty after snow melting or rain showers.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course we played on a trip to the western slope and a great way to start the journey. Although I would say Riverbend Park in Palisade was a much nicer course for the area, Fire Mountain is definitely worth playing if passing through.

Favorite holes: #3, #5, #7, #13

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course with Character

1    6/20/2010   6/23/2010
Review By: WD09
Played: 377  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 13.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun course with its own unique character and variety in the feel of the holes. There are a few holes that play over well-groomed grass in open areas and others that play in high grass and through the trees. There are also holes that play right along the river.

Someone has put it some work on this course. The carpet placed on some tee pads and the interesting baskets are examples of this. (There is one hanging basket and one up on a pedestal of rocks, for instance.)

There are bathroom facilities and benches placed through the groomed-grass part of the park. Even a picnic bench near the parking area.
Cons: All the holes are very short. The longest may be a bit over 300 feet. Most advanced players will be expecting a chance at birdie when they size up the hole from every tee.

This course is exceptionally poorly marked. If it were not for a helpful guy who was leaving and saw me teeing off on the hole marked #1, I never would have found my way around it. There are 9 new holes mixed in at different points with the 9 old holes, but the tee signs still reflect the old course. So, the hole marked #1 is now #3, the hole marked #4 is now #8, I think... you get the idea.

There is constant traffic noise. It is an unusual experience to be right next to a major river and not be able to hear it for the noise of the trucks on the interstate.

Other Thoughts: There are a few wide open shots at the beginning and at the end of the course. In the middle, most drives involve danger from trees or the river. There is real danger of losing discs here, as I doubt many are ever recovered from the racing waters of the river. That adds an element of danger that contributes to the challenge of several of the holes, so I think it can be seen as a pro as well as a con.
I liked this course a lot. It is a fun little course, but it is very short and would need much-improved signage and tee pads to rise to the level of a 4 rating.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Hometown hero

5+    2/9/2010   2/11/2010
Review By: 54over14
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/11/2010
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: OK I gave the course a 4.5 rating, keep in mind this is what I would rate it typically. Right now with the snow it is a bit more like a 3.75...Great year round course, snow usually isn't too deep in New Castle so you really can play most of the year. Tight heavily wooded tees to wide open drives. Play is challenging for beginners in general starting at hole 5/6. the back nine makes up a bit in the length department but is still not that long.
Cons: Damn river eats stray discs, and retriving stays from the commercial sites along 14-18. road next to tee 2 can be annoying.
Other Thoughts: The map is now a bit inaccurate, HOLE 12 has moved. Due to high water in the Spring of '10 and a downed tree pushing over the basket, the disc golf club moved the basket to the bottom of the hill that leads up to tee 13 / 17. The move makes the hole longer and almost impossible to see the basket from the tee. if you are throwing RHBH then you need to go through the big group of trees and let the fade take you to the basket, I generally throw this as a RHFH and go up and over the large Oak bush to the left of the tee and let it fade into the landing zone. might be the longest hole on the course now, unless you play #3 from the concrete around the bathrooms(end update). This is my home course, I can walk there in about 15 minutes, so I am bias. yes this is short course but give it a chance it is real fun. As time goes on the primative tees will be replaced or upgraded, but as another review mentioned with the short length it is generally a non issue. Holes 5-9 are great fun if you like woods, tight drives and elevation changes. You'll really get a chance to enjoy the course in Sept - Oct when the weather is perfect and fall is closing in around you.

Just huk it!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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