Could be so much more. Should cost less
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Interesting property with lots of elevation changes.
Decently manicured fairways on most holes
Concrete tee pads were excellent.
Tee signs on most holes gave great detail
Innova DisCatchers were in perfect condition
Great views throughout the course!
Friendly staff, very welcoming to disc golfers. Store also offers snacks, drinks and food.
Good mix of long and short holes.
Memorable holes include 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12.
Just seconds off I-25 and a short ride from Denver.
Cons: I'm judging harshly here because $10 for disc golf is the high end right now.
Navigation was difficult. For the money charged, the tee signs should include what position the basket is located in. This resulted in a lot of scouting, and extra walking. Also, simple "next tee" signs with arrows, not to mention better marking of tees are simple, low cost fixes. Their absence is offensive for the cost of admission here. Additionally, some baskets could use flags for faster recognition.
Some tees had no signage or demarkation at all, making them very tough to find and play
The map needs improvement
There is no practice basket.
Seems like the designer left some potential on the table. Some great features of the park went left unused (perhaps for reasons beyond his control)
Constant highway noise
16, 17, and 18 are throw-away holes
Other Thoughts: Although I had fun, I left feeling disappointed in this course. For $10, this course is missing quite a few premium features. As constituted, this course is worth $5 (tops), so it is not a good value. If you are looking to be wowed and willing to pay for it, drive up to Beaver Ranch where the same $10 gets you two courses, a pro shop, a course that flows well/easy to navigate and exploits every feature of the land. Hopefully management will address these deficiencies and max out a great piece of land. All the grumblings about price point aside, its a fun play with some interesting shots.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was fun at first
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Had tee signs and pads on almost all holes
Had some nice elevation change for most holes.
Lots of little bushes blocking low lines which adds challenge to a pretty short course.
Cons: Even with a map, a few of the pads were hard to find and not instinctive at all. I almost gave up finding 18s pad.
The signs show the placements, but obviously most holes there was no indication which spot it was in. I don't like to throw blind, so I had to walk up to find the basket a lot.
Hole 18 finished quite a long from where they have you park.
10 dollars is too much for this course in my opinion. If I'm gonna pay that much it should be a 4-1/2 or 5 star course
Other Thoughts: It was a pretty fun course at first, but then I kept having to search for discs in the middle of fairways, with a lot of thick bushes that were sprawling on most holes. Having to look at a map to find the next pad on half of the holes and then still having trouble on half of those. See had clear trails that went to next tee. Others there was several paths that you could take. I think they probably charge $10 so that it keeps the traffic down, since there's a lot of kids in the area, because probably very little of that money goes towards the course. I enjoyed it, but it could be redesigned with the land they have to make a better layout imo.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: From the perspective of an east coaster, this is what you would expect a Western Plains disc golf course to look like. It is set in a valley with great views of the mountains in all directions. This course is not terribly difficult, but you still have to execute high quality shots to shoot well. I enjoyed what the course has to offer. Hole #3 was especially cool playing up to the dirt/rock cliffs.
There is a nice balance of open and wooded holes, no extreme elevation changes but several holes play up and down and others are flat, several holes play to blind baskets, and hole length varies with long, short, and medium along with left and right shaped fairways. There are several ace runs and other holes where strategically placed shots are required and then other longer open holes where you can let it rip.
The first 15 holes are all unique (until the last 3 which are relatively wide open). Clearly defined routes to the pin with well-defined fairways. Pretty easy to find your disc in the trees and taller grass, even off the fairways.
Mostly concrete tees here. Discatcher baskets (not my favorite but helpful to spot as there are many blind holes here and you have to do some walking on the fairway).
Cons: Navigation is a little confusing- 1 and 2 did not match map (redesign?) so it was hard to find #2 (actually had to make up a tee). Map shows 2 tees for every hole but I did not see but 1 set (which is fine to have only 1 set). There were a couple other spots where I had to search for the next tee, but when I looked at the map given to me, it was easy.
Hole 1 was a natural tee- the only one. A lot of the signs were knocked down. I don't mind blind baskets, but not having quality tee signs means you have to walk the hole twice to find the basket.
The last 3 holes are kind of boring, and appear to be just long open holes to get back to car. 2 of the baskets are placed in the tee pee like structures, but that is about it. There are a couple obstacles (unless it is windy which can really make it tough) but they are not nearly up to the interesting level as the rest of the course.
Some of the "grass" is kind of spiny and the little oaks bushes do not give and can scrape up your legs pretty good if not careful. The giant flies were annoying landing on you and buzzing in your ears and were the only insects I saw on any course in the Denver area however.
Other Thoughts: Really easy to get to. Literally just off I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. The exit is basically the campground. No problem to check in to pay the $5 and sign the waiver and get a scorecard, map, and wristband. The worker was very friendly and non-camper people playing disc golf is common. Bring water with you as you don't really come back to your car until after 18.
Course design/sponsor is FlyGreen. Be sure to check out their store in Denver for a tremendous selection of discs of all brands.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Built on a beautiful piece of land offering several technical holes with obstacles like trees and bushes forcing you to make a good shot or pay dire consequences. I like that there are a few holes at or above 500 ft which is nice if you are looking to air one out.
Cons: This course needs better signage & concrete pads. As a pay to play course, a first time player expects a little more than what is offered at other free courses.
Other Thoughts: Hole # 10 will eat your lunch if you have an errant throw to the left. Just a courtesy heads-up.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: They have made several changes since I played there last summer. There are now baskets in place of poles, the course is more open/spread out and better maintained There are a lot of obstacles to work around (if you like that type of course).
Cons: -i still think paying $5 to play this course is insane, especially when most courses are free.
-tee boxes need improving
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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