2 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent Course Within Denver Metro
Pros: Actually has some elevation, and vegetation to make things a bit more interesting. Course will be much better in years to come when some of the trees have actually grown in. Not a very difficult course, but always very fun and enjoyable to play.
Cons: Concrete tee pads are somewhat small. Not a huge issue because most of the holes are relatively short, but it would be nice to have a full size pad on the few long holes. There are some very nice sculptures on each hole that are intended to show the distance and layout of the hole. Unfortunately, they have not weathered well and are very difficult to read. I'm sure at one point in time they were awesome, but now they just look like extra rocks pilled up next to the tee pad. Hopefully they will be restored or replaced so people can actually read them.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the better courses around the Denver Metro Area (This isn't saying a lot considering how bad some of the other courses are, but it is still better than nothing). All and all a very fun and enjoyable course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Lots of weeds.
Pros: -It's conveniently located and easy to find the first tee.
-There is a wide range of lengths of the holes.
-There are a few good obstacles. The trees have grown a lot and there are a lot of good hills.
-Great tee pads.
-It's easy to navigate the tees and pins due to the fairways.
Cons: -There are sooo much weeds in the summer. When I went last with my dad and a friend we spent 10 minutes searching for all of our discs after our first throw on the first hole in at least knee-high weeds, getting stickers all over our shoes that poked into our socks. We also were slowed down by other people looking for their discs. I am not sure if they mowed it since then but if you go to this course and see 2ft.-high weeds on the left and right of the fairway on the first hole, just leave, because without someone to spot your throws and where they land, your almost bound to lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: But if everything is mowed when you go, you'll have a lot of fun!
In the colder months, all of the plants are dead and not overgrown, and when I went there about a year-and-a-half ago, my dad and I had a blast. I think this course is probably the best in the metro area east of the I-225...when most of the weeds are gone.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: This course is awesome all around and for all skill levels. Small elevation changes through out the course. Tee pads are usually in good shape, given the weather, shoe cleaners at most holes. 1 port o potty in the middle of the course. Course flows well from hole to hole.
Other Thoughts: Couple more trash cans would be good.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Best course in eastern metro area
Pros: I truly believe this is the best course in the eastern metro area. The tee pad for one and ten are both right by the parking lot so its really easy to do just a half round. They did a really good job with the layout of the couse, and the park as a whole. There is really no reason to be any where near the course if you're not playing disc golf; the course flows very well even without a map its not hard for a first timer to find their way around, also the course is easy enough to not be frustrating and you probably won't lost a disc so bad it can't be found
Cons: one of the big down sides to the lay out is that nine is right in the middle of the fairway for one. This is really the only thing on the course that makes you say "why did they do that?
While there are some interesting elevation changes on the front nine; after hole #13 it was just all flat
Prairie dog holes and uneven ground make run ups on second shots dicey
Other Thoughts: this will be a really cool course in 15 year if the veg lives
also this course connects to the Dayton light rail station via a path which starting in 2016 will connect to the air port so you could paly this course on a long layover (say at least 6 hours to do it justice) via just foot and trian
Wide open, windy, moderately hilly
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Pros: Village Greens is a beginner friendly course with a lot of wide open shots and moderate elevation change on almost every hole. It's located just past the athletic fields for the nearby Cherry Creek High School, and has walking/bike paths around the course, as well as an actual mountain bike trailway around the course.
The course has a decent layout, with a front 9 loop, and a back 9 loop. It's easy to start at hole 10 if the front 9 is crowded. Easy navigation with a course map sign located at the entrance, plus easy to follow beaten paths between holes. There is a centrally located porto-potty next to the utility shed in the middle of the course.
-Teepads and baskets are excellent. About every 2-3 holes, there is a dried out log to sit on at the tee.
-Relatively new course, some trees were planted when the course was installed and when they come in the course could get more interesting.
-Pretty conveniently located next to I-25/I-225 intersection.
-Close to DTC for an after-work round
-Really good course for Rec/Int/Adv players to work on their drives, wide open shots with elevation change in the 215-450 range
-Good course for working on wind game.
-Practice basket added 2016!
-Nearly complete lack of significant obstacles (you can play some "fake" mandos around small trees to make it more interesting)
-Gets quite muddy in the winter/spring time, sometimes completely unplayable. Better in the summer when the plants are drinking more water, and autumn when there's less rain.
-Grass and plants get quite tall in the summer, and it can be a challenge to find your disc if you don't keep an eye on it, but rarely is a disc completely lost. Just a matter of looking for it long enough.
-Several fairways are too close to each other
-A few teeboxes are directly behind the line of sight from the previous hole
-Can get very busy on nice days, evenings after work, league nights, and weekends.
-Nearly zero shade, bring sunscreen and water if playing mid-day.
Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts:
-Good course for rec and intermediate skill range, but a higher level player could skip it.
-Top pros would throw a hyzer at nearly every hole and birdie about 15 - 18 of them.--
-Sunscreen and water are a must if playing in the middle of the day.
-One of the best options in Denver without driving up the mountains.
-Greenwood Village keeps it clean and wood-chips the "greens".
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Super nice, always crowded
Pros: Well marked tee boxes and baskets, distance to basket etched in stone on each box, a few birdie and ace opportunities, zero water hazards, slight up and down elevation on a few holes.
Cons: Usually crowded although most gladly wave you through, devastating cross winds most of the time, thick brush, bushes and trees make it difficult to find errant throws at times.
Other Thoughts: Relatively quick drive from downtown. 30-35 minutes during 5pm rush hour traffic. Easy and fast drive on weekends. If you're a cyclist you can ride the Cherry Creek Trail from downtown in less than an hour.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Good practice course
Pros: - Nice tee boxes
- Friendly Locals
- Mowed fairways
Cons: - Can get windy
Other Thoughts: I really like this course and play it 3 to 4 times a week since I work in the area. I find that this is a good course since it is not normally busy during working hours 9am to 3 pm. I know people who play tags here on Wednesday nights and they all like playing here as well
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great addition in the front range
Pros: Great location for DTC and Aurora players. Good elevation changes and fairly decent variety of length. Pet friendly and clean Port-a-Pottie. When fairways get mowed, its great. Pretty good for families and novice players.
Cons: Trees and bushes have a lot of growing to do. But, grasses and weeds have been out of control in 2014. Watch your disc landing and use landmarks, otherwise you could be searching for a while. 13-16 can get really muddy, but players have been trampling down new walking paths that avoid it. Consistently, you'll run into families and novice groups that slow you down and don't often let you play through. Course gets crowded after work and on weekends.
Other Thoughts: Note: * GWV City Council is currently considering all municipal parks going smoke-free. This course has a TON of cigarette and pot smokers. So, change may be on the horizon for this course.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to find holes
Rarely busy on weekdays
Relatively easy to find discs
Maps on rocks, trash cans
Cons: Crowded on weekends
Way too easy
Minimal terrain and obstacles
Other Thoughts: Fairly good course for the area, every other course around has good probability of loosing discs but this course is not too bad if you land a throw in the fairway (when course is mowed)
Watch out for wind in the late afternoon and families/crowds on weekend
Great course to perfect your throw, also easy to start from the back 9 if crowded
If you play them all as 3's this course is fairly challenging.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
An ideal course for everyone
Pros: - Very wide open area allows players to throw as far as they want to. Usually perfect for trying new driving techniques, or getting a hang of the sport.
- Concrete tees with marked post showing basket number and par, excellent for players that want to keep score easily.
- Baskets are strong and sturdy, though some you might have to really look for. Fortunately, some players have placed flags on top of the more hard-to-spot baskets.
- Plenty of space for you to enjoy your game without feeling any pressure from other players. A bigger course yields bigger gaps in groups.
- Fantastic supportive attitude from fellow disc golfers in the area.
- Like most courses, the difficulty grows mildly every basket. Like basket 1 is much easier than 5, which is very easy compared to 14, etc. This adds a bit of fun to the course.
- Obstacles are fun, and not too frustrating. The hardest one is basket 14, where players have to throw to the basket behind a really big tree and VERY thick grass/bushes. If your disc gets caught in there, ultimately you can get it out. Which is a better alternative to a lake, wherein you'd lose it.
- A full 18 basket course allows players to get a fulfilling experience.
- Totally free
- During the day, especially on weekdays, it's practically empty.
- Very nice surroundings, you can hang out at the park afterwards to practice your throws without interrupting other players.
Cons: - The tall grass CAN be very overwhelming when looking for your discs. I suggest when playing in groups of 2 or more, have one friend be the observer, watching where the first players' disc goes. When the first player finds their disc, THEN that observer throws, while the first player keeps an eye on their disc this time. It's a great way to maximize your time actually playing the game, and not mindlessly searching for your disc.
- Throw your brightest disc, in coordinance to my last note, it's much easier to find your disc if it's a nice bright, vivid color. I personally throw all yellow, but great colors are also pink, blue, and white.
- Basket 14, as fun as it is, can be very intimidating. After some practice, it's not a big deal, but I've always associated basket 14 to searching for my discs in the lush bushes for at least 30 minutes, no matter what color the disc is. It's more of the actual walking into the giant bush, feeling like you're getting swallowed by a giant foliage monster. But you'll soon find a tactic that works for you to avoid all that.
- This IS a very wide open field. And with that, you have to expect to see animals of all shapes and sizes. I personally have seen chipmunks, birds, snakes, and the occasional field mouse. Not a con, really, but I stepped on a snake a couple visits ago and it bit my shoe. So, just watch your step.
- Speaking of animals, if you play in the evening, prepare to be eaten alive by gnats.
- Since this is an open field, it is very susceptible to windy conditions. But if you have the right disc and throwing technique, it wont be a problem. But for newbies, it can be frustrating at times.
- While it's true what I said earlier, about the nice spacing of groups between courses, there are plenty of opportunities for cross shots between you and another player from another basket. I've only really seen it happen around basket 8. And when you're on 18, yell fore or something to warn people entering the course, since the basket is right on the path leading to the parking lot.
- Unfortunately, there's a lot of people who leave their garbage around. But it's been getting better lately.
Other Thoughts: In short, this is an ideal course for anyone to play, from the seasoned veteran to the anxious newbie. Just make sure to wear a good pair of shoes and bring plenty of water because you will be walking around in knee-high grass for a while. But it's worth it!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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