Fun, but keep watching for incoming discs
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Decent use of the space, with a good amount of variety in terms of the kinds of shots you need to throw. Very nice having the space reserved for disc golf only, with facilities for other park-type recreational activities very near by. (Soccer fields, bike/skate park, etc.)
Cons: There are too many crossing fairways and tees well within the area of a wild throw at an adjacent basket. It was a bit busy the day we went and we spent a good deal of time waiting on people on other holes to clear out, or waiting for another group on another tee to all drive so I could drive at the pin right next to that tee.
Other Thoughts: I feel like the course could be reshaped to make things a bit safer. Even if they took out 3 holes and made it a 9 holer. The current layout feels like it's only a matter of time until somebody takes a driver to the face. It's short enough to easily play twice, even with the current layout. There are no holes here that will challenge your distance, but it's got some very fun technical holes.
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2 Helpful / 0 Not
Better than average park course
Pros: Area dedicated to disc golf seperate from rest of park is my favorite part. Diversity in distance and shot shape to keep it interesting. The tees signs and pics on dgr make the tree shots look more difficult than they are. With the trees leaf free, it Was easier to scramble for a par than it looks . Yet requires accuracy for the easy bird. Longer holes around 350 are not too overwhelming for the average arm. Very fun course over all and would play regularly if closer to me. Worth a little road trip if you want to play 24 .
Cons: Only 12, but no room for 18. A few of the fairways and tees are little to close to each other. A little out of the way.
Other Thoughts: The playground and skate park looked pretty impressive if you have some kids that might not want to play disc golf. As well as soccer fields and b-ball courts.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Solid East of I-25 course
Pros: - Rubber Tee Pads
- Nice length and variety of shots
- Easy to follow
- Good use of trees and water
- Tee signs give distance and associated hazards (they even tell you what other tee boxes or pins you might accidentally hit)
- Multiple Pin locations
Cons: - Baskets are not of highest quality and are in need of minor repair
- rubber tee pads get slick in the rain
- A marker on the tee-signs indicating which position the basket is in would be nice
Other Thoughts: This is a better than average, moderately wooded course that is literally right down the road from my house. After living in New Mexico, where the closest course was 75 miles away in Albuquerque, this is awesome!
As far as I can tell, most of the pins have multiple locations, though in the past 2 months, I've only seen 3 move. The course is well thought out and offers a variety of different tee shots and challenges. Every single hole has some type of obstacle to contend with and make you think about the shot. Variety of distances are friendly to both intermediate and advanced players.
Rubber pads get really slick in the rain and several of the baskets are missing a strand or two of chains. The baskets seem to be of cheaper quality metal (compared to a Disccatcher or the likes), but the Broncos painting scheme is a nice touch and makes them easy to see from a distance.
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Pros: -design makes great use of the space
-great baskets and signs
-mostly semi-wooded holes with space in the fairway to work a disc or attempt various lines, some tighter holes toward the end of the course
-variety of distances, the longer holes have more open fairways with hidden baskets and the shorter holes are tighter
-nice basket positions, lots of pins tucked behind trees
-multiple basket positions
-creek in play on a few holes
-active local club
Cons: -navigation occasionally tricky
-no indicator of which pin position on the signs, lots of blind baskets
-some fairways are pretty close, beware errant discs
-some of the more open shots are vanilla and repetitive
-a little bit of a walk from the parking lot to hole 1
Other Thoughts: Oxbow is a great example of a course that utilizes an area too small for 18 but can accommodate more than 9 easily. The 12 hole design is perfect for the amount of space. There are longer and shorter holes that range from mostly open with lots of space to work a disc to a few tighter wooded shots.
The shorter, tighter holes and the holes near the creek are the stand outs for me. I liked holes 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12. The open holes are less interesting but do provide variety and balance. Of those, hole 3 was my favorite. No real signature holes but the tight ace run to end the round on hole 12 is probably the most fun.
A great addition to the Northern CO lineup. Worth driving from Ft. Collins or anywhere else north of Denver to check it out.
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Thanks 3 Rivers Disc Golf Club
Pros: -Nice, large concrete tees
-Decent baskets (2 different kinds were used here, not familiar with either one. One older and one newer, both caught well enough)
-Decent variety of hole length, nothing too long or too short. Most of the shorter holes had significant obstacles. No holes were boring or throwaway holes.
-Great use of otherwise useless flood plain land next to the river.
-A surprising amount of trees for Colorado courses, excluding mountain courses of course. Most holes had a few well placed trees around the basket and some had alleys that you had to throw down.
-A few little bumps of elevation in the flood plain to make things interesting. Hole 2's tee, hole 3's fairway and hole 12's pin all incorporated this well.
-Hole 12 was an awesome risk/reward shot. It was short and tempted you to go for the ace but also very close to the river. I hit the basket and still almost got wet.
-Great tee signs telling you all you need to know.
-Bag hangers on the tee signs on every hole
-Multiple pin positions on most (if not every) hole
-Great local club (3 Rivers Disc Golf Club) that takes care of this course. No trash on the course at all.
-The course flows fairly well once you get going.
-If you do hit your line through the woods, there are ace opportunities here.
Cons: -It is in a flood plain. I assume that this course flooded last fall when the heavy rains hit the mountains. There were some remnants of flooding including lots of sand in places.
-Early on the course seemed to favor my throwing type (RHFH) and it may have maintained a slight bias to this style throughout the course. It wasn't too bad of a bias and I certainly didn't mind.
-If you print the map, this course will be easy to follow, if not, even with the signs, it can be kind of hard to know which basket to throw at right away as you can see a few of them.
Other Thoughts: -12 is the perfect amount of holes for this land. It's better than 9 and 18 would have been way too cramped. Good judgement.
-I had a lot of fun here. I would definitely stop by this course again if I had the time. I would say that it was my favorite course out of the 6 that I played in the Greeley (and slightly North) area.
-This course is playable by beginners and won't bore better players too much. There aren't many true bomber holes but not too wooded either.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course for beginners on the first few holes. However, more technical holes going down the stretch. Great use of space by designer. Taking breaks to watch how others play is fun with plenty of places to sit in the woods. Overall, this is a fun little 12 hole course.
Cons: Lots of dirt fairways making disc slick and dirty. (bring a towel). Close to river so bring bug spray. play can be slow at times.
Other Thoughts: I started off really well but fell apart on hole #9 in the trees. Course should be extended into the park next to the soccer field. You can easily place 6 more baskets there. Similar to course in LaPorte, which also is a great course.
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Sweet Treasure of A Course
Pros: This course has great technical shots and has +9 holes to continue play. The baskets seem relatively new. This is a good course for a seasoned or AM player. There wasn't too many people around when I was playing so I can assume you shouldn't have much of a wait . The challenge here is super fun. I come out of my way to play this course on the weekends because its that much fun.
Cons: Water on a couple holes. There are a few baskets that are missing a few chains ( #1 i can remember) so make sure you make that putt. A map the first time would be key to finding your way around.
Other Thoughts: It would be cool to see this course grow into a few more holes across the walking path. I will continue to come play this nice little gem.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great for technical shots
Pros: This course will test every spot in your bag. Blind shots, open shots, alley shots, RHBH, RHFH, everything. It will show you the flaws in your game.
Hole 12 is a really fun one. It is only about 158 ft. with very little wiggle room on either side. Played with a guy that aced it only a few months after starting the sport.
Cons: Not much. But some things are noticeable.
Tee Pads are nice, but need constant work. Some are warped and others are slick. 12 is missing a tee pad because of the floods... so no ones fault.
Basket's are so rarely moved. I play between 6-13 rounds here a week, and would love some variety.
Other Thoughts: I recommend this course for everybody. Not so hard to discourage beginners, but no easy to bore experts. City stays on weeds when they can. Floods occasionally.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Ode To The Denver Broncos!
Pros: I have to assume that these baskets painted orange and blue are a tribute to some football team in these parts called the Denver Broncos. Thats actually a very cool idea and I could see it catching on in other football crazy parts of the country. How about burnt orange baskets in Austin, Texas? Or carolina Blue baskets on some course near Chapel Hill, Carolona?
I love the fact that this course has the hole information on 8" x 8" posts with the small maps and hole information under thick plexiglass. It's virtually vandal proof and that's a great idea as this course is isolated and would be an easy target for the midnight maurauding teens. After parking and walking across the bridge right past the # 12 basket, you find the start to the course. Most of the pads are natural except for one rubber mat. The holes are mostly in the 300' range.
I agree with those reviewers before me that stated that # 12 is the signature hole on his course. It's a 156' thread the needle throw to finish with. Hit your line and you might be rewarded with an ACE or gimee birdie but hit a branch and a bogey could await you.
Cons: The course isn't exactly pretty. There's plenty of woody debris around, downed logs, branches, etc. The fairways do run close together so I could see safety being an issue. The teepads were rough in places. I hope that someone is able to eventually replace the natural ones with either rubber mats or concrete.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course a lot. It has a nice natural flow. I think the 12 hole layout works well here. A good 12 hole course is always better than a poorly designed 18 or a too short 18. I'd come back and play here. Even on these Bronco baskets!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice piece of property makes for a fun round
Pros: Pleasant rustic setting along the river. Seems to be less crowded than the other Ft. Collins courses. Good balance between power and technical requirements. Good variety of shot shapes. This is a white level course which isn't too demanding for beginning players and still provides good practice for expert players. The fun factor is high.
Navigation is fairly intuitive. The schule is minimal and the chances of losing a disc are slight.
Some of the highlights include:
Hole 3 is a really nice 260 ft par 3. It provides a choice of a straight tunnel shot over OB all the way to the basket or a big, wide hyzer which, if thrown well, will leave about a 40 ft putt for the deuce.
Hole 8 is a demanding, uphill 365 ft LRL "S". A deuce on this hole is well earned.
Hole 12 is a short, but very testy 156 footer into a tight tunnel. The basket is perched on a crest and the river hugs the hole tightly on the right.
Cons: Several of the holes crowd each other dangerously. Even some of the tee signs warn players that they may be throwing into another hole. This could have been avoided completely as there is plenty of space with which to provide adequate safety buffers.
Only 12 holes at present, although there is room for more.
Tee pads are natural.
No bathroom or drinking water on the course.
Each hole has two basket locations, but the signage does not indicate which position is current, leaving players to guess on the distances.
Directional "next tee" signs could be used in a couple places.
Other Thoughts: Don't be a dirty discer; leave the course cleaner than the way you found it.
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