Denver, CO 
Green Valley Ranch DGC Share
Uploaded By: Leroy Hole #1 (Taken 10/2012)
3 / 317ft. Par / Distance:
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 Denver Trip

1    6/17/2013   6/18/2013
Review By: DGTEXAS
Played: 79  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 12.8 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well manicured and maintained and close to the Denver Airport.
Cons: Confusing Layout and No Maps... Busy Park in a cookie cutter neighborhood, lots of walkers
Other Thoughts: Could've used a few arrows to direct you to the next tee pad or better tee signs to direct you, or even a course map...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Finally Denver gets a decent course

1    12/2/2012   12/3/2012
Review By: jcoconnell
Played: 21  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - While this course seems fairly open, its uses the limited amount of trees surprisingly well
- Great if you like long drives
- No waits. Vacant because the city doesn't advertise it (Originally it was built by developers rather than the City of Denver). It was 68 degrees and sunny and we saw two other disc golfers out this afternoon.
- Fills a need for DG courses in Denver
Cons: - It's out by the airport, so windy is the norm
- Crossing fairways on holes 10 and 11
- I'd be wary to play when it's wet out (as others have noted)
- Hole No. 2: Right-handed throw + wind = tennis courts
- As implied above, the multi-use nature of this park is a little challenging. You don't always feel as if you have the right-of-way from the tee box
- Tee boxes are hard to find
Other Thoughts: Maps are provided at the first tee. You'll need a map to play this for the first (few) times. The tee boxes have no vertical signage. Go to the North end of the parking lot on the park's East side for maps and score cards.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  A good city course

5+    11/19/2012   11/20/2012
Review By: tommy_knocker
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Maps and scorecards provided at the first tee (a map is almost essential if it's your first time).
- Well thought out holes that don't interfere with the busier sections of the park.
- Good use of the limited number of trees for obstacles.
- Nice gravel tee boxes and nice doubled-chained baskets.
- Good assortment of different hole lengths and varieties.
- No water or chance of losing a disc.
Cons: - The back 9 has some crisscrossing fairways.
- Most holes on the back 9 are in a low-land field area that becomes a muddy mess after any kind of rain or snow.
Other Thoughts: I'm thrilled about this course, primarily because I live right across the street from it, so I get the pleasure of walking right out my front door and playing whenever I want. I patiently observed while it came to form and was among the first to try it out. I've probably played it about a dozen times now and I think they did a good job with it.
The tee boxes aren't cement but they look good with two dug-in railroad ties with gravel in between, along with a tee marker screwed into a railroad tie. Also, the wood chips around the perimeter of each basket was a nice touch.
The designer did a good job mixing up the hole lengths, appealing to different players' strengths. About a third of them are short holes with the basket guarded by evergreens, requiring precision tee shots for birdie attempts (these are primarily on the front 9). Another third are fairly open, mid-range distances, where well-launched tee shots can result in easy birdies (holes 12 through 16). And another third are very long holes that the long-bombers can enjoy showing off on, requiring monster drives and impressive putts to have any chance at birdying.
All in all, it's a good city course. It's nothing spectacular, but it is a much needed course in this area that I think local players will continue to come back to.
Some final notes - On hole number 2, we treat the tennis court as a water hazard, despite what the rules on the scorecard say, so we go straight over it if no one is playing tennis (which is most of the time). Also, the rules mention special restrictions when a cricket match is in session on 10 and 11. In the seven years I've lived here I've never seen a cricket match in that park, so you don't need to worry about that one either. Overall, it's unlikely that anybody will be in your way on the holes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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