Westminster, CO 
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 Cool course.

5+    11/5/2009   11/7/2009
Review By: Definistrated29
Played: 37  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.1 Years
This review was updated on 12/15/2009
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads and baskets.
Detailed signs with distances and pin placements.
Signs have numbers on back making it easy to find the next hole.
Has multiple long holes where you can really bomb it plus various shorter shots that bring the trees and the creek into play.
Hole 1 from the pro tees plays over the lake making for a fun shot.
Hole 1 has an amateur tee so you don't have to throw over the lake if you don't want to.
Cons: The weeds are really long in some places and a large number of the weeds are thistles or the annoying walk through em and end up with 50 seed pods attached to you.
The creek can eat discs on holes 9-18 and is deep in various places making disc retrieval tougher.
There are walkers/joggers that use paths through the first 8 holes.
After snow melt or heavy rain the course will be pretty muddy.

Other Thoughts: Parking options:
I prefer to park by the soccer fields and walk to hole 1 behind the pavilion over by the lake, leaving a short walk up half of hole 12 to the parking lot after finishing the round.

You can also park on the west side of the rec center. The teepad for hole three is right next to it. Start there and finish with hole 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Very Average

5+    9/28/2009   9/29/2009
Review By: DGRunner
Played: 71  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 15.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The scenery of the mountains is spectacular. The creek is soothing and the chirping prairie dogs are great. #1 (pro tee) over the lake is fun. #15 is over the creek and around a tree. #12 is off a ledge. The park is clean and well maintained. The tee boxes are concrete and big. 2 pin placements.
Cons: The signs tell you distance, but fail to mention the location of the creek. Be careful on #14 because the creek to the left of the hole is deep and not easily accessed. The creek overall is deep for its size and murky at times. You need to survey the holes to know what you are throwing into because the signs fail to help. I played in the summer and the weeds here are unlike any other course. They are thorny, thick, and tall. The park is big so you need to view a course map for navigation and to know where to park. I don't see the point of having one hole with no trees and 400+ ft. of distance (i.e. no/slim chance of an ace) yet this is the case for 7 holes. It gets old after 2 holes and the rest of the holes are only okay. I just played in September and all of the growth is dead. There are trees by the creek, but few of them are utilized. I guess it wouldn't be much fun to hit a tree and have to go through the creek to get it.
Other Thoughts: If you are in Denver for a short time, feel free to skip this course unless you are nearby. The lack of trees make the front 9 a bore. I recommend parking by #3, starting there, and finishing at #2. This method would really increase the drama at #1. The course is not too crowded on weekdays, but the park is nice so there are other parkgoers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Johnny Roberts and Camenisch Parks Love Child

1    8/14/2009   8/26/2009
Review By: srm_520
Played: 153  Reviewed: 140  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/8/2010
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Westminster DGC is located in a great park that includes baseball fields, fishing ponds, and walking trails. It comes complete with concrete tee boxes, and signs that are average but still handy. There are minor elevation changes, and the biggest difficulty factor is really the overall hole lengths and the creek that plays along most of the back nine.

Most holes are straight-forward, but it really isn't a negative since the terrain on many holes still forces to you to make an accurate shot. There are also some blind ridges on #8, #9, and #14 to be wary of, because any errant shot left may mean saying goodbye to your disc. Bottom line, if you are long off the tee or have a good mid-range game, you will feel right at home on this course.

BEST HOLE/S: #17; #18
Cons: Where to park, how far to walk - what is the lesser of two evils? I would say this is certainly the biggest con since hole #18 and hole #1 are not close to each other at all. My recommendation is to park by #12 and walk to #1 since it seems slightly shorter or even start at #12 and then make your way to #1 after playing your last six. With a practice basket in this location already, it just seems to be the easiest. However, you can park by the baseball fields and start right on #1; however you'll have a long walk at the end - so just pick your poison.

WORST HOLE/S: #4; #5
Other Thoughts: Northwest Denver course feels like a good old fashion infomercial to me. "Crowds at Johnny Roberts DGC got you down? Tired of the ghetto atmosphere and confusing layout that both Camenisch Park courses have to offer? East Interlocken Park and North Midway Park just to mediocre to satisfy your needs? Well then enjoy a combination of the bunch here at Westminster DGC, now 10% less confusing and less crowded for the first time player!"

Seriously, barring the long walk between the first and eighteenth Westminster feels like the perfect mix between Camenisch and Johnny Roberts, and offers so much more than East Interlocken and North Midway having a full 18 holes. With slightly smaller crowds and non-overlapping holes in more diverse setting - I believe this was just a better disc golf experience. Granted, this place still has its issues that prevent it from being ranking higher, but both experienced players and people new to the sport will be able to enjoy themselves here - I certainly did.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/21/2009   8/21/2009
Review By: russkins
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 16.3 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well all i got to say good about this course is... i guess that it another course to play in denver. couple of nice holes but nothing to brag about.
Cons: The canal that runs through the course is bad! murkey moving fast and deep causes alot of problems, an the fact no info on the signs that there is a canal. Also all but maybe 2 holes have shade to cool off.
Other Thoughts: instead of "westminister" you should change the name to "praire land " or something to that nature...every hole is filled with praire dog holes.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Decent 'Big' Course

5+    7/24/2009   8/3/2009
Review By: colodiscgolfer
Played: 21  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 22.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole 1 is a memorable drive right over a small lake, that demands you throw at least 2 discs just because it is so fun. Long holes which are rare to come by in CO. Good cement tee pads, great baskets, decent signage. Some very risky basket placements are possible next to the creek.
Cons: Poorly maintained weeds have become obstacles that are not intended to be there, many are 5-8 feet in height and in certain patches are 10-12 ft in height. Many patches of weeds. Not great for bringing out the wife, or others without a 'big' drive as several of the holes are 400+. Front 9 has very few obstacles and basically is nothing but big open shots that you can take just about any line on.
Other Thoughts: This could become a much better course if some trees were planted on the front 9, and the weeds were better maintained. We like to start at hole 5 in order to make the start and end of the course both hit the parking lot. There is a long walk between hole 18 and hole 1, but we usually take the opportunity to throw a couple bombs in the soccer fields.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice long one

5+    4/26/2008   4/26/2009
Review By: shortz
Played: 12  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 21.9 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Hole one pro tee, love it. nice and open, the holes are not cramped in a small space. variety of types of holes. plenty of water hazards.
Cons: muddy often, can't wait for grass to grow in. 1 and 18 not very close. need a sign close to the parking lot near hole 3 to let you know about the back parking near the end of 18.
Other Thoughts: this course reminds me of my home course in that it is not cramped and varied types of holes, bombers and short technical ones, and plenty of water hazards

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/14/2009   3/24/2009
Review By: jroll
Played: 35  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 17.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice long holes, a few tough placements with the cliff behind the basket. the pro tee on hole #1, friendly encounters with the local wildlife. rarely crowded
Cons: Lack of trees on the front nine. The only other big issue is a personal one. I prefer courses that tend to leave you somewhat close to your car when you are done. This course offers you a long walk at the end of the day back across the park.
Other Thoughts: windy days on this course can make it tricky

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 350 Ft. to the Prairie Dog

5+    2/22/2009   2/27/2009
Review By: mwgheaton
Played: 59  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 16.5 Years
This review was updated on 3/1/2009
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is long and exposed. It is a great course to practice long distance driving techniques as errant throws tend to land safely. The signs, baskets and tee pads are good quality. This course also tends to be less crowded than other nearby courses.
Cons: The scenery changes a bit, but the necessary shot types don't change much. Everything is mostly big drives and long putts without obstruction.
Hole number 14 can be a bit of problem as the dry landscape and right to left slope tend to funnel discs down into the creek. The bank is too steep to descend and the water is pretty murky and deep. Discs tend to be hard to see and hard to recover. The hundreds of prairie dogs can be a bit of nuisance, although they do not pose much of a threat unless your disc literally lands in one of their dozens of holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play in the winter months. The weeds are gone and the fairways are exposed to the sun (which in Colorado usually means warmth). It also means your drives will skip and roll well on the many longer holes. However, be sure to bring plenty of water.
Also, be sure to enjoy the view from the number 16 tee pad. It might be the best peak to peak view of the mountains of any course along the front range.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 How far can you throw?

2-4    8/22/2008   10/29/2008
Review By: ERicJ
Played: 224  Reviewed: 154  Exp: 9.9 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2008
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Excellent concrete tee boxes. Double chain baskets in good condition. Highly visible tee signs with large numbers on the back side so you can tell what hole it is from a distance and the other direction. Some holes have pretty challenging pin placements (#14 and #17 come to mind easily). There are some water challenges (#9, #10, #14, #17) and some great change of elevation holes (#2, #5, #15, #16). The course doesn't particularly favor righties or lefties as most of the holes are pretty straight shots. Hole #1 has a Pro tee over the lake and an Am tee that plays around the lake.
Starting and finishing holes are not near each other so you'll be walking either to get to the first hole or after you're done to get back to your car. Some of the water is pretty nasty looking and doesn't inspire you to try and retrieve any lost discs.

#18 is a blind RHBH anhyzer shot that has potential conflicts with players in the fairway of #12 throwing in the opposite direction.

As length is the name of the game here there isn't a whole lot of shot variety.
Other Thoughts:
This is a fairly large park with lots of open spaces that makes for a wonderful disc golf course location. Lots of prarie dogs make their homes on the first half of this course. The terrain is mostly dry and dusty with not much grass.

Almost every hole on this course will challenge players to throw as far as they can off the tee... and I loved it! If you've got a big arm or enjoy seeing a disc fly a long way this is a fun course to play. If I was a local I could see how this course might get boring after a while with the lack of finesse shots and variety.

If you park in the lot by the #12 tee it's a bit of a walk to the first hole but you have the advantage of stopping to restock discs, water, etc. from your car about half way through your round, and hole #18 finishes right there as well.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Fun at Westy!

5+    10/23/2008   10/24/2008
Review By: Usher
Played: 78  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 9.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a very open course that for the first 11 holes you really don't have to worry about hazards or anything too hard. The back 7 holes is where this course comes alive and it gets really interesting. Many holes play around the creek that runs through the course.
Cons: At times the weeds can be a pain if you wear shorts and there are lots of prairie dog holes to dodge. If you have never played this course, get a map or someone who knows where the next hole is, it can be hard to find at times.
Other Thoughts: Depending on the time of year that you go, the creek that runs through the course can make things hard if you throw your disc in the water. Sometimes there is very little water in the creek and you can almost walk through it to get your disc back and other times there can be running rapids and you might as well count that disc as a loss and move on.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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