Beautiful, quality course
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Pros: This is a beautiful, well-maintained course; ranking up there amongst the best Park courses in Colorado. Good Pro and Am concrete tee pads Set amongst mature, well trimmed trees that offer a sometimes difficult but never unfair challenge. Practice basket at tee one, and holes nine and 18 place you close to the parking lot. Holes 1-9 are solid, with good pin placement, but holes 10-18 are where the unique and memorable holes are. Hole 13 is the signature hole, throwing across a gully from an elevated tee and over a 3-tiered conservation corps era wall. A small creek and marshy area may come into play on 13, 17 and 18, which is nice. The course demands a full variety of shots and discs and is definitely fair for left-handers as well .
Cons: inadequate signage is the sole large detraction of this course. The old, graffiti marred signs have been replaced, which is a plus, but they have only been replaced with course maps. No hole numbers or distances on the tee signs. Usually, the appropriate basket is self evident, but hole three and eight can be a bit confusing. Hole 12 basket is currently in front of The hole 13 tee pad, but there is another basket position that isn't as intrusive. Hole 13 and 17 fairways intersect at different elevations. The course is a bit muddy due to overwatering of the course, but I guess that is why the park is so lush.
Other Thoughts: This is a must play course if you are in southern Colorado. This is a complete day for the family, as the zoo and waterpark are fun for all.
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Best Flatland Course in CO?
Pros: Well shaded park
Variety of tee and pin positions
Requires many different throws and a wide selection of discs
Great landscape- a variety of trees from the flatlands and the mountains reflect the park's position on the border of two vastly different ecosystems
The mix of distance and technicality was a good fit for me
Cons: Some muddy drainages
Vandalism throughout the park
Anger boils just beneath the surface of the locals I met. I appreciate passion for the sport and all, but some guys were a little keyed up for a fight. I just wanna throw plastic.
Other Thoughts: The Pueblo Zoo shares the park space, and you hear some animals whistle, hoot and squawk as you walk through the course.
This course feels much different from metro Denver courses: old and stately. The locals are less hipster.
I ran down here from Metro Denver on Thanksgiving. The course was pleasantly busy, but not crowded.
This course is my new favorite course. I'm going to make a point of playing here at least 3 times a year! (from Metro Denver, it is quite a haul). Playing a tourney here would be tons o' fun!
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Solid park course
Pros: Trees....Denver area park courses just dont have trees like this. Lots of shade and shot shaping due to massive trees. Some lines are very dictated by the trees and puts a premium on shot placement off the tee.
Cons: Like too many other courses , the signage is crap and difficult to navigate or be sure your throwing at gone correct basket. Print the map if your a first timer. Some danger zones around 10,11,12. Local that guided me around the course had a huge cut and black eye from getting hit in that area of the course. I have also heard rumors that some unsavory O.G. Gangstas like to hang out at the park? The locals I ran into were helpful and friendly. Even invited me to play some leagues.
Other Thoughts: One of the best courses I have played . Back nine is really fun with some elevation, thicker woods, ledges and valleys to navigate. One of the out of the way courses I would say is worth the trip.
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Bring an umbrella and deet!
Pros: Quite the challenge. This was a fun and difficult park, some nice long throws and some challenging hook shots.
Cons: We got there early and the sprinklers were running! This let do panic, but still fun, and lots of bug bites. You should bring a map as it can get quite confusing.
Other Thoughts: Fun park, it could probably be maintained better just in speaking of the tee pads and maps.
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A review from out of town
Pros: First let me say, I thoroughly enjoyed playing this course in Pueblo. I played today, a nice day in February, and the course is what I would consider packed. I followed a group and had one following me the entire time.
The course makes great use of the available land. Not a ton of elevation change, but more than enough for the Indiana native to be rather impressed. The designers did a great job of avoiding a wide open feel while still maintaining the park feel. What they have done when there wasn't many trees, is they used the trees they had very effectively. I had to throw a number of shots, using both RHBH and RHFH along with some OH shots to really get through the course. There is a lot to like about this course.
Cons: However, there are some things that were a struggle. If it hadn't been for the packed course, I would have been utterly lost. The signs in the park itself were a touch confusing for me to navigate to even find which parking lot I should use. Once I finally figured that out, I felt like I was stumbling blind, because the tee signs have been vandalized pretty heavily. The ones that haven't been painted over, the plexiglass has darkened to the point that you can't read them anyways. I found myself on the third hole playing to the sixth basket for the first two shots. Only slightly irritating. I gained a bit of ground on a local group and stayed close to them to see where they went so that helped. There were a number of felt like blind shots that without tee signs, an out of towner will struggle with.
Other Thoughts: As the last few reviews have stated, the biggest con is the navigation of this park. Though it is a hassle, the park is nice, and the course has some really awesome features, and I would absolutely come back when in the area, and hopefully next time, I will come with a full bag too!
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solid city course
Pros: - good mix of shots through park terrain
- pro and amateur tees
- The number of trees is "reasonable"--i.e. not so dense that you're smacking a tree with every shot. The pro tees on some holes give you a narrow, challenging alley that you have to thread with your disc.
- Hole 12 was an entertaining toss through a gully of trees (a roller seemed useful here)
- Overall I thought the layout takes good advantage of the park
- Good uses of changes in elevation on the holes where it is available (maybe 5-6 of the holes)
- The amount of green is somewhat surprising based on my few trips to Pueblo.
- There didn't appear a lot of non-disc-golfers too-close proximity. (There was one happy old guy mulling around on his walker.)
- Well worth the visit if you're in the area
Cons: - at least one hole is too close to the highway (separated by a tall fence)
- most of the tee signs are unreadable or missing entirely
- it's a city park, so most of the holes are flat, not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: There didn't appear to be any holes where crossover was a *big* problem (13 is a toss across a later fairway).
The basket for 12 was a bit too close to the pad for 13.
I played on a Sunday morning. The park is clean and appears family-friendly, and in general the folks on the course seem cool. There was one ugly shouting incident between a couple of groups on the course.
Overall I enjoyed the park, and found nothing to hate about it. The first two-thirds of the park suggested it was much like any other city disc golf park. Most of the final 6-7 holes were more entertaining.
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Fun in the Park
Pros: -Very pleasant park setting
-Nice concrete tee-pads
-The course has both AM and PRO tee-pads
-The course features a good variety of distances with some longer holes, some medium length holes and some shorter holes.
-Lots of mature trees in the park that are used well to create some tight but fair fariways and add some challenge to the course. The trees will punish you for a bad shot by knocking your disc down.
-The course has a good mix of wider open holes and some tighter wooded holes, it is a nice variety and the course feels balanced.
-Holes 12 and 13 have nice elevation change on them. (Hole 13 is an awesome holes that shoots through some trees, across a bit of a ravine to the basket in the open on the other side.
-Multiple pin positions
-There is a restroom between hole 7 and 8
-It would be very hard to lose a disc on this course (except for the swampy area that hole 13 and 17 play near).
-The course has a fair amount of challenge
-Lots of other activities in the park for any non disc golfers that may be traveling with you.
-The baskets are getting old but they still catch well.
Cons: -There is graffiti everywhere in this park, I even saw some on several trees, it takes away a little bit from the pleasantness of the park.
-The tee-signs are almost unreadable due to graffiti and 3 or four of the holes are missing tee-signs. Since not all baskets are visible from the tee-pad it can be hard to get an idea where the basket is without walking up the fairway a little bit.
-The first time you play this course it can be a little hard to navigate, especially with some tee-signs missing. (Hole 8 was the hardest to find, The tee-pads for Hole 8 are the two unmarked tee-pads between the basket for Hole 2 and the tee-pad for Hole 3.
-Several holes and pin positions (especially holes 1, 5, and 14 (though on 14 there is a fence that blocks the hole from the road but it can still be thrown over) play close to a road.
-Quite a few fairways and holes play close to each other and holes 13 and 17 fairways cross over each other (so on those two holes watch for incoming discs).
-No practice basket or course map at the start.
Other Thoughts: This is an awesome course, with a lot of fun holes. If the tee-signs and navigation were a little bit better this course would definitely be a 4 or 4.5 disc course. If you are in Pueblo definitely give this course a try.
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Pros: For a city park course this course was quite challenging and a very fun play.
There are two tees (concrete tees, mind you) on each hole and the baskets are old but still hold their structural identity fairly well.
The course has a good mixture of trees and length that has to make every shot well thought out and fairly well executed. Depending on the pin placement birdies will be tough but well received when they do come.
The elevation was a huge plus coming from a guy who plays in flat-land Houston. The last six holes play off of this multi-level structure that is unique to the course and adds challenge especially playing parallel to it on hole #17 and playing across the ditch and up the ledge on hole #13 which in my opinion is the best hole on the course.
The locals call the little bit of water "Sh** Creek" if a disc goes into this creek it can be easily retrieved as Pueblo, Colorado is not known to be the most wet place.
Cons: Pueblo, Colorado is known for being a dry town and also a town that just does not have great people around. The course is vandalized pretty heavily which is a bummer because it is such a pretty park. The tee signs either do not exist or are completely covered up.
My cousin, who is a local, mentioned that the tee placements have four different locations and are moved fairly often. I am not a huge fan of this because it just adds confusion to an already confusing to navigate course.
Being the only decent course is Pueblo this course seems to be crowded no matter the time of day. Be prepared to wait.
Other Thoughts: This course really surprised me. Driving up to the park the scenery just seems like a barren wasteland. Then all of the sudden the green and trees pop up and good golf is ready to be had.
If I lived in Pueblo I would not be disappointed with playing this course as my only option. It is a fun course that has a lot to offer.
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A Classic Park Course With Some Pizazz
Pros: Park courses tend to be hit or miss (more often miss) - but this one is definitely a hit. The course is well manicured with a lot of open play, thick grass, and great tree cover - but it's the back nine where this place really shines. Starting with a signature pin placement on #11 with awesome pucker putt potential, you run the gully back and forth through an interesting mix of difficult lines, good varied length, and a bit of elevation. Plus, you have an amazing wall - I know it's just a wall - however, the sheer size and length of this retaining wall as it plays into the landscape as well as the course design is fantastic. Plus, it makes playing #17 from the long tee even more brutal.
The park itself has the basic amenities, and being next door to the zoo - it gives me the perfect excuse for getting the family to make a pit stop here. The one way drive can be weird for newbies to the area, but there is plenty of parking and the course is easy to follow even without a map. The main tees are concrete, plenty big, and the DisCatcher baskets are easy to spot for first timers. Finally, the overall length is just long enough to keep the top players interested, but friendly enough that new players won't kill themselves over it.
BEST HOLE/S: #11; #13; & #17
Just like one of my favorite old DFW park courses B.B. Owen Park
- there are some general wear issues, especially with the conditions of the baskets, and minor graffiti, but that can be expected with a course this age. Also, many of the alternate tee placements are difficult to locate even with a map, so it would be nice to see some additional signage. There is also some overlap on #13 going over #17 so be wary and alert for wayward drives.
Finally, and this is just a point of preference - you play the best course in a town with few courses and you're bound to have a long round. I was alone, but played through multiple groups of 5+ people, which can get old if you prefer boonie golf like I do. However - all the groups I played through were friendly and outgoing so props to Pueblo players.
WORST HOLE/S: #7; #8; #15
Other Thoughts: This was one of the best better courses I hit on my road trip, and although the Denver area far outweighs Pueblo in the sheer number of great courses, this still makes for an awesome stop on the I-25 corridor. Combine this with all of the cool regulars I spoke with, and you got yourself a winner.
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Pros: -Solid course for advanced players
-Lots of trees make a lot of technical shots
-Good variety in hole distance.
-Cement pads at every hole
-Pro and Am pads
-Close and easy parking
-Lots of locals who play consistently
-Move holes a lot
Cons: -Signs are beat up
-Lots of people if you go at the wrong time.
-Lots of noobs who don't know what they're doing
Other Thoughts: -Some of the holes are not par threes even though they are marked so. Hole nine has a location thats at the back tip of the park and it's probably 600 feet with trees towards the second half making a good approach difficult. Most of the holes are true par threes. Some are pretty difficult par threes. Then some are just flat out not par threes. Holes 5,7,8,9,16,17,18 all have hole locations that are just flat out near impossible to three. Especially 9 and 17. Hole 17 is a long dog leg right with a creek and thick trees running down the left side. Some times the hole is all the way down the dog leg and situated to the left right at the end of the creek behind the brush. It's probably about 600 ft maybe more making it very hard to hit a three.
Overall I love the course I have played there for 4 years and I can't even guess how many hundreds of rounds I've played there. I have never had a disc stolen or really any problems there (minus one or two fist fights). Typically there are lots of locals there who are pretty chill and relaxed. It's a great place to play but gets congested at times. Wish they would have actually set up a league there or more tournaments because it would be a cash cow.
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