Jekyll and Hyde
Pros: -Plays in a well manicured park. You could throw this course barefoot.
-Nice variety of shots for a 9 hole course, distance varies from 200-375 ft.
-Water in play on holes 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. The only 9 hole course I've played with water possible on the majority of holes.
-Plays in a quick loop. You and a buddy could throw this course in 40 minutes on a good day.
Cons: -The Canal (See Below).
-Multi use park. This wouldn't be a problem but for questionable hole design on a couple. Hole #7's pin is 15 feet in front of a heavily used gazebo and requires a bomb to get there. The perfect line for #8 is basically throwing the sidewalk. Street is in play too.
-Practice basket is 20 feet from the pin of hole #2. Anyone using it is in play due to 2 being a downhill ace run.
Other Thoughts: Consider this part one of my two part "North Side Double-Down." For anyone in the metro area coming up here, it's a waste of your time not to play both this course and Superior/Rock Creek, located 3 minutes up the road behind the Nordstrom. Two totally different courses that can be played, including drive time, in an hour and a half. It makes for a very enjoyable 18 without spending more time than you would at an average 18 hole course. On to Interlocken.
There are two very distinct experiences you can have playing this course. On days when the canal is not in full flow, this is a simple Park style course with little opportunity of true danger. I usually feel relaxed on these days and mess around with my less used mid and putter shots. Days when the canal IS running full clip, however, require focus, strategy, and cardio if you shank one. I'll be clear: if your disc leaves the hand with even a remote chance of landing or rolling into the canal, RUN. Your best chance is to get in front of the disc landing, and set yourself up in the canal (which will be fast and thigh high) with arms down and legs spread hopefully blocking the disc when it hits you. This actually works most of the time.
Now, let me alleviate some fear. For the above to be applicable, the canal has to be running full. If it's running even half, you'll be able to see your disc in the water, and provided you can run it down, should have an easy retrieval. I would say in my experience it's been truly running about 20% of the time. In my opinion, it's worth playing even if you arrive to the canal going full speed. It creates an entirely different strategy for half the holes, and running full clip after your disc can be exhilarating. I realize that's only my opinion.
All in all this is probably my favorite metro 9-hole, and makes for a great play following a round at very nearby Superior, which I will review now.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Fun quick little course w/ a number of ace runs that should really be par 2's
- Baskets are in good condition as are tee pads/sidewalk
- Signage is adequate, not that you'd need it the holes are often so short. There's also a nice free map at the kiosk near #1.
- Plays a nice quick loop
- Very manicured, no real underbrush here, high grass won't be a problem
- Restrooms/water fountain nearby
Cons: - Can get clogged up especially w/ groups of 7 in front of you
- The whole course is on the short side, so distance variety isn't really great and it can feel a bit one-dimensional. A couple of the holes are freakishly short. No bombers here, no real surgical shots needed either.
- Cramped, a little underwhelming.
Other Thoughts: East Interlocken DG has a weird ambience. This small park is stuffed in between Hwy 36 and a busy business/retail area. It feels like the place an Initech employee would come to blow off some steam instead of setting the building on fire. At face value it's impeccably maintained but the park area is so small that you feel cramped. Between roads, sidewalks, the pavilion and what I'll call a narrow urban creek there are some unconventional hazards here. It's great for beginners, those looking to work on distance control, and those looking for a super quick round (assuming it isn't crowded). If you stop by, also check out the 9 holes at Superior just up the road - they make for an interesting 18 holes and are almost complete opposites.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Short, Techy & Chill
Pros: * Chill, not crowded on a 75 and sunny Saturday
* Challenging, short but lots of tight lines and techy
Cons: * wish it were 18 baskets
* only one basket choice per pad, no variation
Other Thoughts: Sunny chill vibes..the group in front of us were super chill and it has a good energy vibe, doesn't disappoint
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great short course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of challenging shots
Tees marked well (mostly from sidewalk)
Wonderful view of Longs Peak from #6
Cons: Felt a bit tight in areas (could be hard if the park was busier)
Other Thoughts: Great little course in local business-area park
Would be fun to play during lunch hour
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Surprisingly Cool Course
Pros: Well maintained, park grass, technical holes, challenging back 9- can play 18 in 1.5hrs
Cons: the back 9 are all alternate tees to the same baskets, if you throw a disc in the stream or the weeds it is probably gone- the stream is sometimes low enough to get them back out
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really great little neighborhood course. It's fun to play because of the nice grass. There aren't any long holes but it is still challenging enough not to loose discs
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun course, great use of the land
Pros: -This course makes really good use of the land it is on. It offers up a variety of different shots and choices for the thrower.
-Only has 9 baskets, but 18 tee-pads (could be seen as a con, but they really make it work out here). The alternate tee pads (the back 9) gives you completely different shot than the first 9 tee pads, so again +1 for variety.
-The man-made drainage ditch along 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 (played as OB) makes these holes a bit more challenging. Playing the concrete as OB adds an additional challenge as well for experienced players.
-There is a "natural" stream that comes into play on hole 6 and a decent size pond that runs along the side of 7. On 7A you have to throw over it!
-Some fun ace run shots are scattered throughout the course.
-The overall length is relatively short, but not too short. Some of the alternate tees have solid distance shots. A pretty good mix of long and short, but nothing outrageously long.
-The tee pads are all concrete or are found on the sidewalks that run through the park.
-Tee signs on all of the front 9 holes are in great shape and marked well with obstacles and distance.
-All of the alternate tee pads are marked on the pavement with a number and where the front of the tee pad starts.
Cons: -There are no tee signs for any of the alternate holes. Definitely not a necessity, but would be nice to have for distances.
-4A is the only hole on the course that I feel like is a bit "forced". It's a strange hole that's incredibly short and kind of silly.
-The drainage ditch when flowing with water can be a bit hazardous/slippery, and can carry a disc pretty far in a short amount of time (this could be seen as a pro since it adds more difficulty).
-When the course is crowded, there can be some congestion since there are only 9 baskets.
-Plays through a public area where there are runners, bikers, etc... which usually isn't too much of an issue, but they are definitely around. Some of the sidewalk tee pads can get in the way of these folks.
Other Thoughts: All and all this is a really fun course that makes incredible use of the land that its on and is rarely crowded. Definitely an interesting place to host a disc golf course (in a business park), but they really make it work out there. Keep an eye out for bikers and runners when you are on the sidewalks and tees. Always give them the right of way. If the drainage ditch is running with water and you go in it, sprint up to your disc right away, otherwise it will be swept away quickly! 3A is probably the only "difficult" alternate tee pad to locate, it's over by the pavilion after you cross the bridge from 2. Interlocken is a great public course for all skill levels in between Denver and Boulder!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Interesting Use of Land
Pros: +Some fun tee shots and fast greens due to elevation. Some baskets are near the creek or drainage ditch and they are like disc magnets while being shallow enough that you should be able to get your disc back.
+Concrete tees or sidewalk tees are plenty big and grippy
+Friendly locals, thanks to Dakota and Jay for the fun round and for helping me find my way around the course on my first time.
+Baskets are nice
+Alternate tees offer a longer, if not different, look at the basket. They are usually only on the sidewalk and don't have a sign like the main tee so it is a little harder to play these.
+Signage is helpful enough, I had help finding my way around but I think it would have been just fine by myself. The next tee is either fairly close to the last basket.
+Some ace runs here without being too short. Often, there is some solid risk/reward with either elevation, water, or both.
+Some people play all concrete/roads as OB and that would definitely add challenge.
+There are multiple routes to the basket on many of these holes and it didn't seem to favor any certain type of throw.
Cons: -If you drainage ditch is running, it could eat your disc and take it away for good. Use more caution if the water is flowing.
-Tees are often on sidewalks and these same sidewalks are often populated by runners, bikers, walkers, etc. You may have to wait for them to pass out of your range before throwing.
-I came here just before lunch hour and it was already quite busy. I imagine that this course could get crowded pretty quickly.
-Not a lot of length or variation in hole distance. Most holes were reachable but not too far or too short.
Other Thoughts: -This is the first course that I have played in this type of business park setting. It was a good place for a course. One of the guys that I played with was on lunch from a nearby business.
-They really did use the land here well. To make a course with that kind of fun factor and flow is an impressive achievement. Maybe they should look into putting more courses into the other parks in this large business park.
-You might as well stop here. It isn't a championship course by any means but it is a fun, quick round and it is easy to find near hwy 36.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Teepads 3
Tee signs 3
Difficulty 3.5 (pending ob rules)
Alt tees 4
I really like this course good chance to refine midrange and putter but don't get me wrong i used drivers on some alt tee. The alt tees really changed the 9 holes i was super glad i played them
Cons: The course is short and packed in. Possible trouble with other park goers. Several tees are sidewalks and basket are right near sidewalks.
Other Thoughts: The course was green and lush. Very cute little park. I say go play it.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -cement tees
-slight elevation changes
-some trees for some added challenge
-a whole alternate set of tees
-free to play and easy to access
-bathroom right by the parking lot
-decent variety of distance shots
Cons: -only a 9 hole
-quite a few wide open holes get boring
-quite a few of annoying water obstacles
Other Thoughts: Decent course, just nothing that really makes it stand out. Worth playing though.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great little 9 hole course. Great lay out with limited space. Reasonable distances for beginners/ average arms. Right amount of obstacles to keep shorter distances fun but not impossible. Some alternate tees to change it up if you to play 18. Can be played quickly if your in rush.
Cons: Some of the shots along the canal could be intimidating for newb players. Not sure what water is like in summer, but everything can be retrieved right now.
Other Thoughts: Over all a fun course and glad I took an opportunity to check it out. The alternate tees not only add a little distance, but create totally different lines for the course.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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