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 Fun yet challenging

5+    7/13/2012   7/13/2012
Review By: little oz
Played: 80  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 6.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/31/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very nice, narrow course that runs through a greenway with a creek that runs throughout and comes in to play on approximately 12 of the holes. Great course to play on a windy or hot day, as most of the course has trees and minimizes those factors. The persistent presence of the creek demands shot-making skills and the ability to hold a line instead of just bombing hyzers. A good number of trees and a couple of mandos that again require skill, but not so many trees that it is just stupid luck if you don't hit one. People use the course, but it's rarely crowded and the locals are cool. Course starts and ends very near the parking area. Good place for a relaxing round.
Cons: no benches or trash cans once you start the course. Some folks think the proximity of the houses is a con, but honestly, if you have any amount of control they shouldn't come in to play, Baskets are a bit beat up and the signage is sometimes barely discernable. No elevation change, so that doesn't come in to play
Other Thoughts: Houses on the anhyzer side of nearly every hole, so be respectful of the residents and don't scream expetives if your shot goes awry. We don't need problems with the neighbors.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Disc Eatin Creek Course!

1    7/10/2012   7/10/2012
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Widefield offers a nice variety with it's 18 holes. The first three play through a greener part of the park and then the rest play through and around the ever-present creek. The creek, even after a drought and months of hot weather still factored into our round quite a bit. The course is showing her age. The tee signs are sometimes hard to read. The navigation was mostly easy to follow for our group of first timers. And there were enough players on the course to ask and follow.
Cons: Our group of four consisted of two players playing their first ever round of disc golf. I can't in good faith call Widefield a great course for the newbie. The creek is present on way too many holes. Luckily for us, two elementary age kids were more than happy to jump into the knee deep creek and fish out our discs about a dozen times. And we were more than happy to slip them a couple of bucks for their efforts.
Other Thoughts: I would call Widefield a solid Recreational level course. Advanced players would tear it up and the creek is going to eat up the beginner and families. It was just about a perfect match for me, an aging recreational player.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Disc in the Yard ...

2-4    5/19/2012   6/9/2012
Review By: SMTouton86
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great starter course, really gives a new player an idea of how to get used to throwing. Easier to spot pins than other courses I've done, and always friendly people playing.
Cons: Too close to housing, as an errant throw will end up with you knocking on a door and then you have to worry if the dog got ahold of it before you do. Creek can present interesting challenge, but also is a home for snakes as I saw a Water Moccasin/ Cottonmouth looking snake when I was there last.
Other Thoughts: Great little course to just go blow off steam and throw, just beware the fences and the walkers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

2-4    4/5/2012   4/6/2012
Review By: jayman4206
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is the best one in the Colorado Springs area now that the Hewlett Packard course is gone. They (the designer) made very good use out of the available terrain. Lots of long drives and technical approach shots. Not nearly as crowded as Cottonwood.
Cons: The trees can make you wanna scream sometimes, but I've seen worse. The creek that runs through the course can be anywhere from 3-6 feet across, depending on the snow run-off. It also seems that once your disc gets wet, it wants to go in the creek every time. (Maybe that was just me...) The course is surrounded by private residences 60% of the time, so if you have a very errant toss, you might find yourself knocking on someones door to get your disc back. Just don't go into their backyard to retrieve it yourself....
Other Thoughts: Overall, I like this course. Mainly because it's not as crowded as the others. There are still people here, don't get me wrong, but it's much more sparsly populated. Just try to go as early as possible, and yield your throws to the dogwalkers and joggers and this course provides hours of fun and competitveness. Enjoy!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Aging Gem

1    3/4/2012   3/4/2012
Review By: TalbotTrojan
Played: 112  Reviewed: 104  Exp: 9.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Widefield Park provides an incredible setting for a very good park course. The park sits in a very nice neighborhood. The park itself shows signs of being well maintained. There are other opportunities for activities for your non disc golf playing friends. The tee pads are nice, especially when they are not on the sidewalk. The tee pads are very consistent throughout. The baskets are still in good condition even though they show signs of age. The chains seem to catch discs better than most. There are more chains on these baskets than you see in a lot of places. The course design makes use of the mature trees in the park very well. There are very few if any filler holes, each hole provides a nice challenge. The flow of the course is rather logical and it is easy to find the next tee a majority of the time if not all the time. The creek that runs through the park is really nice when the water is low. The water looked very clean and it was rather easy to pull discs from the water. There is clearly a local community committed to this course and improving it as needed. This was obvious by the elimination or moving of certain tee pads throughout the course.
Cons: The park is a rather busy park and there is a lot of traffic, both of the disc golf variety and the pedestrian variety. There were several holes where dog walkers seemed not to know that they were walking right down the middle of a fairway. The tee signs, although they are consistent, are not very good. They serve more to let you know where the next tee is than to tell you about the hole you are playing. A few of the holes feel very tightly packed together. There is a nice long walk from the end of hole 18 back to the parking lot or the first tee. Rumor has it that the stream running through the park can flood after storms and become near impossible to pull discs out of.
Other Thoughts: This course has been in place for a while and as I talked to some local players they told me about how the course had almsot been pulled several times because people would tresspass into backyards to get errant discs. The layout of the course is such that it would take a lot to have an errant throw go into a backyard. I am not saying it won't happen but it is a challenge to do so. The course itself is more challenging than most people seem to realize. There were a lot of people playing from pro tees at this course that probably would have had more fun playing from the am tees. A few tees had been pulled or changed. Hole 3 Pro tee pad is up the hill a bit from what appears to be the tee. You could still play from old pro three but the new tee pad is more fun. The biggest improvement that this course needs right now is new tee signs. In playing the course for the first time it was really hard to know what to throw as holes looked shorter or longer than they actually were. The course was a lot of fun to play and is worth the time to get to this course if you are in the area. The course will look a lot different depending on what season it is. In the winter the course was very dry and dusty allowing discs to skip and hover along the ground. When Spring and Summer come around and things are growing you will be able to see a lot less through the tree leaves and might not get the skips off of the grass that will grow. Think about when you are playing this course to try and avoid the crowds.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty good

5+    7/15/2011   7/20/2011
Review By: Kytus
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 21.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is essentially an "out and back style. You start near the parking lot and finish near a playground about 200 yards away from the parking lot.

The course flows from hole to hole pretty well, with only a few weird basket finishs to odd tee placements.

There is a park bathroom very near the parking lot at the start. It's been opened any time I've played there.

Disccatcher baskets, are in good condition, and there are multiple pin placements per hole. Pin placements appear to change every 3-4 weeks.

The teepads are concrete and in good condition.

At the beginning of the course near the parking lot is a decent map of the entire course.

The grounds of the course are maintained pretty well, the park is rather beautiful to play in. There is a small stream that divides the course down it's length. Presenting some tricky shots and OB chances.

The park has a few really nice long shots, and a couple short obstacle holes.
Cons: Tee signs are pretty crappy. The wooden 4x4 with a painted number is fine, but the hole placement maps are garbage. They are super faded due to time, and the angle they are taken from is silly. They are pictures taken from the tee pad towards the direction of the pins, with the pin images overlaid.

A better design I've seen is the aerial picture, or aerial painted rendition. Giving a top down view of the hole, from the tee to the pin, with each pin located mark on the map, with it's associated distance.

It is hard to distinguish which pins are which using the current view point. Leading into the next con.

The basket numbers are the disccatcher baskets appear to only be painted on 2 sides, possibly 3. Due to the direction in which some baskets need to be locked into their base, there are many holes and pin placements where you cannot see the hole number on the basket from the tee.

This is a disappointing oversight. And if you are just starting this course, it's a good idea to run up and check, so you aren't throwing at the wrong one. This could be easily solved by simply painting 2-3 more angles on the disc catcher rim with the numbers.

Another problem this course suffers that isn't uncommon is holes playing over each other. There are 2-4 holes in the middle depending on placement, that play directly over each other. This course isn't crazy busy so it's normally not an issue. But as it's smack dab in the middle you experience it going out and coming back.

No benches at any tee pads, and no trashcans after the bathroom area. Pretty big bummer as this course is a nice long walk, and rather pretty. It'd be nice to stop for a minute or two and sit down to enjoy the view of the park.

Parts of the course border on both sides, residential areas. An errant shot can easily land in backyards on a few holes.

Other than 2-3 holes, this course doesn't present many challenges. The course is definitely fun, and I enjoy playing every time I do, but the overall challenge is staying out of the stream and peoples backyards. Other than that, bomb a drive and sink a putt and you've got it.
Other Thoughts: I rated this a 3.0

I love playing here, as the park is beautiful. the layout is nice, the flow is pretty good, and I can bomb some drives. A few minor things could make this course even better.

Keeping all the cons, if there were just a few more technical holes, I'd very likely have rated it a 3.5.

If you are live in or are visiting the Colorado Springs area and have never played here, you need to. It's a pretty nice course, and it's not busy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Unexpected. Great for Where it is.

1    7/4/2011   7/8/2011
Review By: 14erDisc
Played: 40  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Widefield is a little gem that comes out of nowhere in the middle of the suburbs. It is a course that plays holes 1-3 through a very well-manicured grassy park, and the remainder of the holes play an out and back on opposite sides of a creek through a moderately wooded running-path-area. Considering where the course is, I was no expecting the amount of technicality this course has to offer. While it is not super-technical, it is technical enough to be fun, and to not be a gun-em style course. Also, the presence of pro and amateur tees at each hole allows for different looks and different shots on the same basket. I would advise checking both out, and picking your favorite on each hole. While I usually shoot exclusively from pro tees, there were a few tees where the amateur tee was shorter, but much more fun and technical.

You will not throw tons of different throws out of your bag. This is more of a course to use slight variations on your favorite discs. There are a few s-curves here and there, as well as some nice hyzer/anhyzer shots, but don't expect anything crazy. They incorporated many trees into this course, which otherwise would be wide open. The trees are 90% of the difficulty on most shots, while a few shots manage to cross the stream. The steam is very small, but it is a water hazard nonetheless, which a few pins come very close to. The variety on this course is quality only considering it is a park course. Whitmore has a quality mix of short and long holes.

The course is in a good looking area for where it is. It is surrounded my houses, neighborhoods, roads, and fences on all sides... yet this tight little corridor is full of gorgeous deciduous trees, a small stream, and a dirt running path.
Cons: The number one issue is that this course is on a walking/running path. While it is not super-frequented, you will find yourself stopping for oblivious dog walkers and runners. Non-Disc-Exclusive parks are usually an issue, and this one falls right in line.

This is not a highly creative course. It is easy to see why considering they have a small alley of land in the middle of a neighborhood, but the lack of creativity is apparent. They did a moderately good job of incorporating the trees to create different shots, but in my opinion there is more potential on this land. There are large stands of very thick trees which the course manages to skip, while it plays right next to them in an open corridor with scattered trees. Also, while it was a fun course, the lack of creativity and repetition of certain shots got me a bit tired by the end.
The signs here are very poor, and do not help much. They are placed in confusing orientations, and most are so faded from rain that they are impossible to use. This is also an issue because many baskets are near one another, so while you may be able to see the basket - you may be unsure which one to throw it too. This usually requires scouting, or looking at the label on each basket once you get closer.

You are required to cross the stream on a few shots, which requires backtracking on a path. To some this is an issue, but to be it is an opportunity to jump over the stream.

The baskets here are in moderate condition, but are certainly not the best. That being said, it is not much of an issue.

Hole 1 tee is hard to find. It is located on the sidewalk, in the opposite direction of the disc golf sign.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course considering where it is. It was highly unexpected, and I think it's worth checking out if you're in the area. They worked with the small stretch of land they had, and it's always good to see efforts to incorporate the sport of disc golf into any area that warrants it. This was a fun course, but certainly not anything to ride home about. Not worth traveling for. Comparatively, Cottonwood Creek in CO Springs was more fun and creative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Get out and play this course

5+    5/21/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: ChingyChing
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.8 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to find from I-25. Nice baskets. Full 18 hole course. Course ends where u start so u don't have to back track to your parking spot. Tees are level with baskets. Lots of fair to technical shots, but great course for beginners. Very little wind. Lots of shade from trees. if your looking for your first ace or looking to rack up the tallies this is the course to do it. Park for children. And creek to dip Ur feet to cool off.
Cons: None that come to mind, other then the fact its in a residential area. The small creek could be a con but I see it as a pro.
Other Thoughts: If you have time to play, You have time to play this course. It's great for everyone, bring your family and friends.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice, easy walking course

1    5/15/2011   5/27/2011
Review By: bettsjc
Played: 39  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 8.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: If I hadn't read past reviews I would have been completely unprepared for what I ran into at Widefield Park DGC. I was pleasantly suprised by this gem, which has something for everyone. WF is located in the very south end of the Springs, not far from I-25 and easy to get to.

Widefield is equipped with DISCatcher baskets painted orange-red which are easily seen. Double layer chains catch discs very well. All baskets are in good shape, a few having some unwelcome "artwork". Hole 18's basket is the original style DISCatcher. Tee pads are concrete, and are average size. Ground behind tee pads is level with the pads, so runups from behind the tee is no issue. Tee signs at every pad(except hole 1) atop 3' 4x4s with hole number painted on sides. Signs show various pin placements and distances of each.

A creek runs through a majority of the course, adding difficulty to otherwise average holes. The first 12 holes play open-lighly wooded, final 6 light-moderately wooded. Elevation is minimal, and wouldn't be considered a pro, but I consider it a pro because its different from any other local course in that respect.

Alternate pin placements(3-5 per hole) allows baskets to be moved frequently and keeps the course fresh. Pro and Am tees on all holes means you can change it up even more. This course plays longer than other local courses, so Am tees may be helpful for some.

Course has variation, with holes playing left, right and straight. Alternate pin placements may have you playing holes as short as 200' and as long as 500'+ from Pro tees.
Cons: Park is situated within a residential area w/ homes bordering most of the park. Holes 7-13 play within throwing distance of fenced in back yards. It is strongly suggested to knock on residences' doors if you throw a disc into these yards, which can be a long walk just to retrieve a disc(hopefully the homeowner is home at the time). Oh yea, and most of the neighbors have dogs, so the constant barking doesn't end. This is the only major con.

Tee signs could use upgrading. Paper printouts behind plexiglass doesn't keep the weather out, and a couple are unreadable from weathering.

Hole 1 was a challange to find, and I didn't find it until I finished playing hole 18. FYI, hole 1 Pro tee pad located on sidewalk, next to parking lot at the opposite end of the enterance. There is a line and "1" painted on the sidewalk, and there is no tee sign(this is the only hole where the tee sign is located at the Am tee).

No trash baskets, and no benches.
Other Thoughts: This course brings variety to this area. Widefield has a flat terrain, grassy-ish fairways and has light traffic. Much different from HP(tons of changes in elevation, shorter holes) and Cottonwood(tightly packed, desert feel and extremely crowded).

There are plenty of fun lines to play at Widefield. Bring the big guns, though. You'll need it on a few holes.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun in the Colorado Sun

1    7/11/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: gordon1018
Played: 32  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 19.8 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Variety of holes, Mix of open and Tight, pretty park
Cons: Sense of unwelcome due to the multiple signs basically proclaiming that disc golfers are a nuisance to the neaighborhood. If your disc Goes OB, good luck getting it back. Luckily, they don't really come into play on the holes
Other Thoughts: Liked the course. Would definitely play again when in the Springs. Next time, I hope it won't be 100 degrees out.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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