Fun round, despite foot traffic.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - practice basket
- decent baskets (i'm not a connoisseur of baskets, but they're in good shape)
- multiple pins
- decent signage showing hole diagram, distance, pin placements
- trash bins every few holes
- fair variety of FH/BH's, and a decent use of the area's features - creek/trees/buildings
Cons: - no next tee signs (bring a map)
- some fairways play almost on top of each other
- some baskets are so close together it can get confusing as to which you're aiming for
- not much in the way of amenities (restrooms or benches) that I saw
Other Thoughts: - concrete tees, and where there isn't one, it's marked on the sidewalk w/ spray paint
- no real elevation, course is not QUITE a loop
- a lot of the holes are straightforward Bomb-Layup-Putt's - not a ton of finesse needed straight off the tee. That said, "Bomb" may not be appropriate as some of the holes only need a midrange off the tee.
- I played on a Monday morning around 9 AM - I had the course to myself in terms of players but there were plenty of people walking around w/ each other, walking their pets, etc. Plenty of kids running around too - I had to wait on a couple holes before teeing just to be on the safe side. As such, I can see the place being very busy quite often, especially weekends. If there are several DG groups I can see how cross play would be an issue as well as it being crowded on the tees.
- The local club here seems to be doing a good job of keeping the two courses I played this day in decent shape as far as DG goes, and the one local I encountered was indirect, but they were kind enough to call me when they found a disc I had forgotten. Not a destination course but if you're in the area it's certainly worth a stop.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Longmont Combo Pack
Pros: -Nice orange baskets are easy to see and catch well.
-Concrete pads (or sections of sidewalk) are long and have a good surface.
-Some nice large trees to play around and to provide shade.
-Multiple pin positions on every hole.
-Creek provides obstacle without eating discs. It is fairly clear and shallow, you just might get your feet a little wet.
-A few ace runs without being too easy.
-Like Loomiller, this park is clean, safe and well maintained. Longmont's parks dept deserves a high five.
-Good local club- Long's Peak Disc Golf Club
-This is a course that beginners can approach while being long enough to entertain most better golfers.
-Good length for a park course.
Cons: -The flow was pretty bad. Bring the map for sure so that you know where you are going. After one, you walk between the stream and the fence to #2 and after 3 you walk around the same fence and then over the creek to find both 4 and 6's tee box.
-Not a lot of elevation here.
-Lots of paths that are near baskets or next to fairways. You may have to wait for other park users.
Other Thoughts: -This course provided me with a moderate challenge and moderate fun level. It wasn't anything special but living in Longmont and playing this course and Loomiller wouldn't be too bad. They are both alright and worth the trip here at least once.
-This course is also near a school, it might get crowded after school and lunch.
-This is one of those courses that is alright and there isn't much to say about it as far as good or bad. It is in a park and is similar to hundreds or thousands of others throughout the country.
-I have read that there is supposed to be an 18 hole course in Longmont, hopefully this year. I hope that it is a different style than Longmont's current courses to provide a good variety.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Length Is Important
Pros: The park this course sits in is very nice with many other amenities, more specifically geared towards the sports enthusiast. Baskets were in good shape. Cement tee pads were nice. There was a good deal of nice long holes and some short ones mixed in well, better than most courses of this number of baskets. There are a few unique shots that cannot be repeated elsewhere on the course. There is a good amount of risk and reward on the holes with water. I did rather enjoy the challenge of this course and had a good time playing it. If the park is not being used by anyone else, there are an additional 9 temporary holes that can be set up for an even more interesting round, unfortunately this will almost never be the case as it really monopolizes the park space. A good local club that really cares about this course.
Cons: The layout is not perfect as it appears the designer was more focused on good holes over functionality. There were several walking paths that came into play and on a busy day would provide for a lot of pedestrian traffic. There are some good walks from one hole to the next and from the last basket back to the parking lot. Several tee boxes are near each other making navigation difficult between holes. A lack of bathroom facilities unless the one bathroom near the softball fields happens to be open, which is not always the case.
Other Thoughts: I did rather enjoy my round here and the park is a very nice park. Going for glory on course design really sets this course back as navigation becomes tough. You will really want to have a map with you when you play here to make things easier. I was really impressed with the length of the baskets on this course which makes it stand out above and beyond most 9 basket courses. I really hope that the local club puts in the effort to keep this course as there a number of pitfalls to the current design. The entirety of the space used for the course is not ideal for disc golf though there are spots and a few baskets that really make you think there is something special here. It really is one of those things that makes you want to rate the course higher, but the navigation does not allow that to happen. The course is on the South end of the main parking lot and the practice basket should be very easy to find and help in bringing you to the right spot.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course was very well groomed with Nice Pads & and had a good Flow. A Quick Round that poses some difficutly if you play the Sidewalks as Boundaries (as you should). There is a very small Water-Way that can pose some Risk.
Cons: A bit crowded at times. Everything is relatively short so there is No Real Distance shots for Big Arms.
Other Thoughts: This course will work out your Mid-Range game, for sure, and is well located if you are passing through Longmont, CO. (Not far off HWY 287). Clark Centennial Park offers a nice Break from the, much busier and more Technical Couse, Loomiller Park. If in Longmont, CO....Loomiller & Clark Centennial Park are worth checking out...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent course worth a round or two
Pros: This is a great alternative to the other 9 hole course in town, Loomiller park. Top notch baskets, concrete tee pads, and signage at each hole provides a high quality feel. The holes range from medium to long (250-500) and all provide a challenge for most players. A few holes play by a creek, which I have seen countless discs fly into(including mine). For example, hole #4, one of the tightest holes on the course, plays between a row of trees and a creek, making an accurate toss necessary. Several holes are well guarded by thick trees, making birdies tough. This course will provide a challenge for all skill levels.
Cons: The course is by a YMCA center and school, making for busy days when the weather is nice. Be cautious of pedestrians passing by on the holes teed off from the sidewalk. Although the signage is useful, the baskets aren't numbered, which can be confusing because some of the baskets are close to one another. Finding hole #2 was tricky the first time since you have to walk around a fence to get to it.
Other Thoughts: This course is now a better reason for me to come to Longmont because it does compliment Loomiller well and since these courses are close to each other, one can easily squeeze in a few rounds at each course in an afternoon. It's easily one of the best 9 hole courses in the area. Kudos to the local disc golf club for making this happen!
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