3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1. Very clean. Considering this course doesn't have a playground and gazebo's all over the place, no one that isn't playing golf or jogging seems to use it in the golf area.
2. Well designed. This course seems to be the course of choice for the better players in town. I saw a bunch of good players, and you can see why. The no holes are easy, and they use the layout they have and the trees EXTREMELY well. I commonly see people just throw a pin location into a bunch of trees. The designer of this course actually cares about line options.
2. The creek usage is perfect. Doesn't dominate the round, but makes it fun. Also, it isn't too deep, so you can get your disc in case of a mishap.
3. I mentioned it earlier, but considering this part of the park is almost exclusively for dg'ers and runners, you don't have to avoid high volume areas.
Cons: 1. I see potential for at least 3 more holes, if not a full 18... and on top of that, the second half of the holes are a little smashed together.
2. Neither course in town is really beginner friendly in terms of hole length. Either Loomiller or Clark Centennial needs to shorten up the pins for our friends that can't hit 300+ every drive. I understand the big arms (and key holders) like to throw deep, and 300 is short for them, but I saw almost every hole at its long location.
Other Thoughts: Hidden gem. The low reviews of this course is surprising, but it might keep them low key.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice neighboorhood park course with challenge
Pros: There is all types of challenges in this neighborhood park course. You might even need to throw a roller or two on a few of the tree guarded and longer holes. It is by far the better of the two longmont courses. Lots of hyzer and anhyzer shots for R backhanders.
Cons: There is a creek running through the first couple holes which may come into play. It is pretty dry in the winter months but haven't seen it in the summer yet. You might want to check out the map before you play as it might get confusing where to go next.
Other Thoughts: Just an update for Longmont Disc Golf players, most are well aware but there is a new course being installed at Dry Creek Park and should be ready to play in fall 2013 or spring 2014. The signs are up but nothing else. (I know this because I work for the city)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
The better of Longmont's two 9-ers
Pros: BRIGHT NEON ORANGE BASKETS are visible from lightyears away! Practice basket at the start of the course. Quieter and more spacious than Loomiller. Concrete tee pads in great condition. Signs at each tee pad. Trash bins at several tees. Grass is kept short. Creek and mature trees add to the challenge here. Especially challenging if you play the walking paths as O.B. There is also a lot of variety in hole distance. Beautiful bench by the tee for 7. Ample parking.
Cons: While the trees require some finesse in finding your line, most of the baskets are straight shots. It would be nicer to see more curves. Several Tee Pads are part of the walking paths. The creek is murky and if your disc goes in the drink you can kiss it goodbye. Navigation is tricky the first time around and the tee signs and map could be a little more accurate. Next Tee signs at the basket would be more helpful than directions on the Tee Sign. Layout is a little unconventional and the course ends far from the start.
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely more demanding than Loomiller. It also has a much nicer feel and is a little more isolated. Nonetheless, the two courses complement each other well and Longs Peak Disc Golf Club hosts a tournament between the two courses. Warm up a Loomiller then test your chops here and you'll have a great 18-hole day as long as you stay out of the drink! *RIP Opto Vision and Champion Roadrunner :(
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Nice but small
Pros: Creek comes into play on 3 or 4 of the 9 holes. This course has mature trees that come into play on a few holes making it a challenge to get an ace run opportunity on a few holes.
Cons: Most of the holes are way too short for my liking.
Other Thoughts: For as new as this course is, there will only be a potential to have 9 holes due to the restricted space it's built upon. While you can create your own additional holes to make it into 12 or 13 total holes, this will never be capable of being an 18 hole course.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course uses mature trees and the creek running through the park to its advantage. Hole 9 was my favorite hole. It features three very large evergreen trees guarding the basket. If you fall to the left you are left with a tough shot. Hole 4 is a difficult shot with the creek on the left that appears rather deep. It has mature trees all along the right side and light poles right down the center. A good drive is rewarded. The tee pads were grippy and the signs helped out because there are a few holes in which many baskets are visible.
Cons: Hole 1 to Hole 2 was a bit tough to find. Follow the sidewalk past the chained off shed area and the tee is next to the creek across from hole 4's fairway. Hole 8 is straight, flat and open. Hole 3 shoots very close to a baseball field that may pose problems in the spring and summer.
Other Thoughts: This course is a nice 9 hole that compliments Loomiller DGC about 2 miles away. One can easily play a round at this course in less than 30 minutes. There is a parking lot near hole 1. We like to play this course in the morning, hit up the Pump House for burgers and beer on 6th & Main and then play Loomiller. This course gives me more reason to come to Longmont.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Two make one great 18
Pros: One of the best 9 hole courses I have ever played.
Pin Position in most cases gives you a challenging golf shot with a group of big trees, the creek, or side walks....
Complete tee signs and brand new Disc King baskets....top and bottom being bright orange.....and when the disc hit the chains it almost gave an echo.
No hole under 250 ft feet.....birdieable holes and in range for ace distance, but not so short as to not provide a challenge.
Coupled with Loomiller(a short 1.5-2 mile drive), imho a longer Memorial Park.
Cons: Not really any right now...
I wish they had the permission, money, and space to put in a full 18....but it's a moot point if you throw in conjunction with Loomiller only 1 1/2 miles away.
Other Thoughts: Teepads according to the local club go in this weekend....
Too new to get an idea how the course will be when busy.
Great job by the Long's Peak Disc Golf Club to get permission to put a course in such a great park that offers risk and reward type shots, multiple pin placements on a lot of holes, and just a great "actual"* disc golf course....
* Alot of the courses in Colorado are redundant throwing huge drives and upshots in prairie land or open space but no real obstacles other than that to speak of!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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