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 Fun stuff

2-4    7/15/2010   7/15/2010
Review By: mgcarney
Played: 92  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 10.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This courses uses it limited resources as well as it can. There are great obstacles, and tee box #1 is a blast. This course makes you think outside the box. For a nine hole, it included a couple of decent length holes.
Cons: Beware the Auto yard! The large space is backed up right next to the course, fortunately the automotive teachers were kind and let me look for a stray disc.
Other Thoughts: I wish all colleges had courses.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Letís See How Many Holes we can Overlap!

1    7/8/2010   7/13/2010
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 15.6 Years
12 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a great place to practice you mid-range and putting game. Beginners and novices will appreciate the short layout and few people on this open area of the college. I recommend bringing your friends that have never played to this place and letting them get a feel for the game before heading out to a good course in the surrounding area.

The baskets are in great shape, and the course layout is easy to follow with large painted concrete tees on the walkways. This course is also very easy to spot from Santa Fe coming in, but you'll need to be careful about parking since some of the parking is restricted for the college. Park along the front of the course parallel to Santa Fe and you shouldn't have a problem.

BEST HOLE/S: #2; #7
Cons: Where to begin - The biggest negative that the course is too short and dangerous for busy regular play. The whole course comes in at under 2000' and I think the distances markers were being generous. However, I hope this place never is never busy because most holes overlap each other from tee to pin. This is probably the most dangerous layout I have ever played, and assume the designer had no idea what they were doing besides trying to make sure the walkways could doubles as concrete tee boxes.

Plus, as far as the concrete boxes go, the large slick painted numbers made these some of the worst concrete boxes I've ever played. Being a walkway they aren't brushed like traditional boxes and each has a 4' by 4' number painted onto the area, which makes it great to see but too slick to throw from and I was even wearing trail shoes. I recommend throwing from anywhere but the painted numbers.

Finally, the course is simply too short from any experienced player to get a real challenge. This more of an ace run course where every hole could and should be a birdie hole. Also, I've never been a fan to bouncing my disc off of man-made objects and many of the fairways have fences and buildings as fairway obstacles.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately, there aren't many quality courses in south Denver, so you'll have to head up into the mountains and play Beaver Ranch/Conifer Park or Phantom Falls if you want a real disc golf experience. If you're in the area and can't make the trip to the mountains, I recommend skipping this course and playing the mildly more interesting Schaefer DGC just west on 285. It's about the same in length and difficulty, but at least it has a couple of interesting features and doesn't play in such a hazardous layout.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful.

  nice short course, good for practicing accuracy

2-4    7/4/2010   7/4/2010
Review By: mikko95
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 10.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Its a good short course, where accuracy is quite important. I didn't use my driver much, and it would be possible to do the whole thing with a putter. It only takes 25 minutes, so its nice to do during a lunch hour or for an evening jaunt. the whole course stays in the a small courtyard, so you're never too far away from the starting point, and if its really sunny, there is always some shade. the holes are all in good condition.
Cons: Its really easy to lose a disc, I didn't, but i almost did. there are a couple holes that are right up against a tall fence with barbed wire, so if the disc went over there would be no way to retrieve it. There is also another hole that goes right over a fenced in electrical box, this one would be possible to climb over, but it would be pretty hard. Additionally, the most of the maps near the tee are missing the par number, so I had to guess on a lot of them. The maps are hard to understand, and posts on hole 7, 8, and 9 are missing maps all together, so I ended going from the hole 7 tee to the hole 8 hole.
Other Thoughts: Worth going to, a nice place to brush up on accuracy skills.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Shorty but a Goody!

5+    6/28/2010   7/4/2010
Review By: trenken0103
Played: 41  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 18.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/9/2010
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Brand new course! Great new baskets and they made it pretty good with what they had to work with. Damn near every basket is behind a tree or something. Great to work on your mid-range and putting. You can cruise this course pretty fast. Easy to navigate your way through this course.
Cons: Short. One bad design was the center of the couse because at one point if it fills up hole 2 throws across 3 and 3 is thowing across 4 and 5. So it make it quite a clusterfuck. They could try to make better signs.
Other Thoughts: Great course to work on short game. Hole one play off the wall and sneak it on the left side of the tree. Its a par 2 so if you have a bad drive your playing make up the whole round. Be careful on hole 3 that you either make it over the fence or keep it low, barb wire fence makes it a bit troublesome to get your disc. If you throw a disc on the roof or somewhere that you can't get it go talk to Matt at the student center and he will help you out. Keep it clean!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Really fun short course.

2-4    6/24/2010   6/25/2010
Review By: monkeytaco
Played: 8  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 17 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Brand new baskets, great numbering, trees make for more challenge than you might think, short enough you can go try to bingo every hole. On the campus so the grounds are really well maintained. Generally out of the way of foot traffic during the mornings and evenings.
Cons: A short, flat course, not a lot of opportunity to really open up a good drive, except hole #8. Fairways cross each other so when there are many players, you end up on top of one another. Most of this can be worked out by making sure you wait until the group ahead is 2 holes in front of you before starting.

There doesn't appear to be any way to retrieve a disc from over the fence when shooting toward hole #3 (fence on left guards a parking lot), no chance to climb over due to barbed wire. I didn't lose any discs, but wouldn't know where to go if I had.
Other Thoughts: Lots of opportunities for some great accuracy work here. I used my midrange discs a lot, also understable drivers for big curving S shots to get around the trees. This is another course that has options for playing when its empty, if nobody else is playing you could make some holes much longer by shooting at different baskets while increasing some of the difficulty.

I gave it a 3 because my brother and I had a GREAT time here, especially considering 4 other groups around. He's new to the sport and he absolutely loved it because it was challenging but there was no "scary water" or "places to lose these discs I just bought".

Play it 2 or 3 times when you go, it only takes 20 minutes to complete!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Lunchtime Fun!

1    6/8/2010   6/8/2010
Review By: RandomToss
Played: 14  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 16.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: If you work at the DISH Network building across the street, this is the perfect place to get some short hole practice in during lunch. In this case short is good.
Cons: Could be a bit difficult to play through if there were students about, but luckily they stay on the otherside of campus most times.
Other Thoughts: My buddy did not like the obstacles, as in, every hole is right in or behind trees.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short but a bit tricky

1    5/23/2010   6/1/2010
Review By: Leroy
Played: 194  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 9.5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Yes all of the holes on this course are very short, but there are a decent amount of obstacles on many of the holes. Adding to the tension/challenge of this course is the amount of places to lose a disc. There are several fenced in power transformers that will give you plenty of incentive to throw accurately and a barbed wire fence surrounding a parking lot that ought to make for a challenge if you aim loosey goosey. I also enjoyed the big wide open fields that surround the course and the sharp modernist architecture of the actual school building. The atmosphere felt very pastoral and wide. This course seems to make the most out of limited space with plenty of chances to make the most of strategy shots.
Cons: Seems like it could be a tough course to play if school is full on in session due to pedestrian traffic. No actual tee boxes but some sidewalk is included as a sort of tee box on each hole.
Other Thoughts: Not an ideal spot to set up a course but who ever designed it seems to have added as much flair as they could considering what they were given. Sometimes courses on campuses seem to be assembled half hearted but this one was a lot of fun and frustration due to some of the OB potential. I will be sure to play it again if I'm in the area.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short, but potential OB

5+    5/21/2010   5/25/2010
Review By: Camgolfer
Played: 51  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 16.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course will test your short game ability. If you want to work on approach shots, short drives, and putting this is the course to hit. I brought only a putter out to this course and not disappointed at the workout that I got. We played sidewalks, parking lots, patio and the electrical box fence area as OB and this made it a more difficult course. Bounced off the wall and hit the cage on hole 1 was a fun way to start the course.

Hole 1: Shortest hole on the course. Play off the wall or sneak in the right side.
Hole 2: Avoid patio as OB and a big tree guarding the pin.
Hole 3: Tight gap between a big tree, fence and light posts. Avoid the side walk
Hole 4: Sneak under the big pins. Don't go deep.
Hole 5: Tight landing zone, avoid the trees, sidewalk and fenced off area.
Hole 6: Longer shot over an open field to a guarded pin. OB right behind so don't go deep.
Hole 7: Big shot over the open field through a well guarded tee. OB behind the pin.
Hole 8: Tight tee line to a guarded pin.
Hole 9: Pin surrounded by OB sidewalks, trees all down the fairway so choose your shot wisely.
Hole 4:
Cons: Almost every fairway crosses one another so be careful for other people playing or walking through the course. The painted on tee boxes were a bit slick. With 4 baskets all in the same area it was hard to figure out where to shoot to. The school has not way for players to get their discs out of the electrical box fenced area on holes 4 & 5 so they are asking for people to climb the fence.
Other Thoughts: I would be happy if I worked or went to school at ACC to have a nice practice course available at lunch. Like Talbot said Hole 1 is up the stairs on the elevated patio. Park on Sumner street or risk a ticket.

A single round can be played in 20 minutes.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Short Course

1    5/17/2010   5/17/2010
Review By: TalbotTrojan
Played: 112  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 11.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great short course on a nice community college campus. The course is really new and has brand new DGA baskets that are really nice with numbers on top that face all their respective tees. There are a few hidden baskets making for a nice challenge for a course that does not have a hole longer than 279ft. Each tee has a passable sign next to it. Each tee has either a purple or white box painted on the ground to mark the tee. Despite its short length this is not a course that is super simple with lots of obsticles in the way. If you play with all sidewalks as OB it will add a challenge and you can play with sidewalks and beyond as OB and you will have at least a few holes that will be super challenging, specifically with holes 2 and 5. This is a good challenge to take a first time player to and is safe and fun enough to get people hooked on this game. Most of the tees are really easy to find from the previous hole as they are usually close and there are markers on the tee signs to tell you where the next tee is. The trees that are on campus in this area are used well to make this course challenging and the overall design for this piece of land is just about as good as it gets.
Cons: The closest parking for a non student is a good walk from the first tee. The course plays around an area that could get very crowded at times. The first tee is hard to find unless you know where to look for it. You will not need many discs to play this course. It is only 9 holes for now though based on the way it is layed out there could be enough room for another short 9 holes to be added to this course. Several of the holes cross over eachother which may cause some backups.
Other Thoughts: You can certainly find times to play this course where there will be no traffic and you will have a nice enjoyable time. For better palyers you can make the course tougher and for beginners this is still a very fun course to play. The first tee is up the stairs to the main building that you can see from Sumner St. You will want to park on Sumner street by Lot G. I was really impressed by this short course and it may keep me from going to some of the other shrot courses in the area. Even for an Intermediate Am like myself you will nto need anything more than a midrange and a putter. There is also a nice open field right next to the course should you want to use this course as a practice course and then go practice your long drives before or after a nice round.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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