Johnstown, CO 
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3 / 288ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Basket to Tee

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  Okay course, needs some love

1    7/11/2015   7/13/2015
Review By: cptbash
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
Pros: Some challenge and a few holes with high risk of losing your disc.

Decent Basket placement
Cons: -Watch for holes, for some reason there are 2ft+ small holes in between holes 6-10 and I scraped my shin in one of them

-Unkept fairways means you will spend a lot of time looking for discs in tall grass

-No signs or map telling you where tee/ next tee box is and spent a good time wandering around lost and even played 2 extra holes backwards because we could not find where to go next.
Other Thoughts: Just needs a little love. Put some signs up/maps up, and mow the fairways and you will have an excellent course. I also suggest flagging any of those big holes to avoid injury.

 Colorado is better in the Mtns

2-4    8/19/2013   8/21/2013
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tees and nice baskets
-Poles with numbers on them marking the hole
-A few of the tee poles had directions to the next tee. Get your bearings and read these, they will save you some wandering.
-A few 'water hazards' to liven up this otherwise fairly dull course
-A bit of elevation, mostly created by drainage ditches and built up roadways.
-Many ace opportunities for players of all levels.
-A few fast-ish sloped greens that add neccesary challenge to this otherwise easy course.
-Parking lot at the start.
-Easy to find course off i-25 and complex has signs that point you to start of course.
Cons: -Hardly any trees at all which results in no shade and very little challenge.
-Could lose a disc in the 'water hazards'
-Not long at all and very little variation in hole distance.
-The course is dirty and dusty on most holes. Grass doesn't do well here unless irrigated.
-Navigation is pretty average. They have added signs at some of the harder junctions but it still isnt the best. Longer walks than normal compound this problem.
-A lot of the tees are at strange angles to the basket. There are also multiple baskets in sight of the same tee so it can be confusing.
-Nitpicking here: lack of trash cans and benches may hurt in some people's eyes.
Other Thoughts: I would say this is a good course for beginners due to the distance and relative lack of challenge but it might not be much fun for them. I enjoy a good pitch and putt with fun and unique shots but this course didn't have a lot of fun factor.

I do like that the housing development had the foresight to put this course in and provide some recreation for their residents. It makes use of otherwise useless strips of land.

I probably won't come back and play this course. I am a course bagger and had to play it at least once but would be surprised to find myself there again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/14/2013   7/14/2013
Review By: banknwank
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 4.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: easy birds on first three , with strong potential for aces........ Gave all three birds back in middle of course and took a penalty stroke on one of the lake holes. finished +3 ( I am the newb in my group, the rest were under par for intermediate rec players.
Cons: stupid short on some of the holes, lots of water in play with ditch and small lake. baskets were really low for some reason?
Other Thoughts: only reason i ventured up this way was to meet with some fellow disc golfers from the north side of town.......Not worth a special trip for this course. (imo)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Needs some TLC

5+    8/18/2012   8/21/2012
Review By: ottofueler
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 10/1/2012
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Close to Loveland, with easy access. Open course. No overcrowding. It's a nice course for an hour of exercise.
Cons: As of 10/1/2012, baskets 14 and 15 near the lake are no longer under water. Baskets 7 and 8 have been replaced after evaporating.
Ditch and lake attract discs. Wear long pants for comfort. Cattail section on hole 5 is a place to find other discs, if you wish to wade in the swamp. Wear mosquito repellent.
Other Thoughts: With a bit more of TLC this course would score higher. Mowing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Short course and desert conditions

1    6/18/2012   6/20/2012
Review By: zowynn12
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2
Pros: short holes for kids or new players. not to bad of a walk to each hole
Cons: holes are to short and the grasses are really bad same with the catails on hole 5 and 18
Other Thoughts: in other words if you a very skilled player use this course for a break day or a warm up game other than that have new player or friends play with you here

 Average short and open course

2-4    4/15/2009   4/16/2009
Review By: ryyedogg
Played: 47  Reviewed: 34
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a decent course for beginners and families to play. The holes are mostly very short and open requiring only a putter and a short driver. Elevation changes can also make the course more interesting. The course does not see many players on a daily basis so you can go out and practice mid-range and safari shots on an empty course. I should also mention that the tee pads and numbered posts are very nice. Young planted trees may create a challenge when fully grown.
Cons: Some holes are just plain and boring, being too short and open. Only the few medium range holes on the course provide a challenge. Prepare to do some walking between holes because the course plays on a long strip of open space. It can still be hard to find the target for newcomers even though the baskets have numbers(Too many baskets close together). Many of the baskets sit much lower than regulation height.
Other Thoughts: Call the paths as out of bounds where they play, to make the round more challenging, or just play safari.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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