Federal Heights (Denver), CO 
Camenisch Park - Badlands Share
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3 / 425ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8

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 A Bit Overrated

2-4    12/1/2012   12/6/2012
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 125  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 8.2 Years
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Lots of elevation change, forcing you to throw uphill, downhill and side hill shots
-Good concrete tee-pads
-Lots of different pin positions
-Benches and picnic tables on most of the holes
-Water comes into on quite a few holes (there is a drainage ditch and pond that the course plays over)
-Good variety of distances on the holes
Cons: -Very hard to navigate (there are baskets everywhere and it is hard to know which one to throw to) There are no signs pointing to the next tee-pad, which makes it hard to find the next tee-pad as the course flow can be a little weird on some holes.
-There are some long walks between holes, which also adds to the hard navigation
-Lots of crossing fairways (keep an eye out for incoming discs).
-Gets very crowded and with the crossing fairways you sometimes have to wait on other groups playing another hole during your hole and run into conflicts with other groups playing.
-Other than a few holes, the course is mostly wide open with very few obstacles other than the water.
-The course gets repetitive very quickly (most of the shots are either uphill or downhill and there isn't much shot variety).
-There can be some tall grass and lots of water to lose discs on
-Terrible tee-signs (the ones that are still readable are very hard to understand and tell the layout of the hole from, but most are either missing or completely faded out and unreadable).
-Baskets are old and rusted
-Some holes can get really muddy even when its been dry.
-Other park users get in the way on some holes.
-Not in the best part of town
-Lots of trash around the park
Other Thoughts: Decent course that has a lot of good elevation change but the course is nothing special. This course gets very frustrating due to bad tee-signs, hard navigation, and crossing fairways. This course isn't well-designed for the amount of people that play it. If you're in the area give it a try but don't go out of your way.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 super cool

1    8/11/2012   8/19/2012
Review By: joeharker
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: so many cool things on this course
some long open bombers
some challenging tree zones
a lake to cross
and the blair witch project addition
some shady arias for hot days
Cons: could loose a disk in the lake
hard to find next tee
the signs will mess you up trying to find some of the baskets
Other Thoughts: i really like the diversity of this course

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great course with hidden 9

5+    7/21/2012   8/10/2012
Review By: Shogun
Played: 14  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 10.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is set up over a rolling valley. You basically start on one side, and work your way across going up and down the two sides. If your only playing the main 18, the course is mostly open and allows for great distance throwing. There are a few holes wrapped around a section of tight trees, but getting around them isnt too difficult. The tees here and the baskets are awesome. There are a few holes here to watch for water. Hole two can be tough on leftys if their disc comes back too hard. Theres a small pond that becomes its final resting place. Back toward hole 12 you are shooting all the way over a lake, so have your golden retriever ready!
Cons: The tee signs for the holes are way outdated and need some serious updates. Some holes dont even have signs. (this of course being a wishlist item i guess)
Other Thoughts: The practice area at the top of the course is fantastic with three baskets to fire at. Theres enough room to work in some shorter mid shots as well. Take some sun screen 4 sure as there will not be a ton of shade on the main 18 around the boxes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Starting Hole!

1    7/16/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1009  Reviewed: 959  Exp: 38.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Camenisch Park is a large sprawling urban park. The disc golf course plays from one end of this park to seemingly every corner. The course is definitely showing here age. Everything is a little bit beat down from the signs to the concrete pads to the baskets. Navigation is difficult at best. You really want to follow a local or play with someone who knows their way.

There are a few epic downhill throws starting with # 1 although I wouldn't have known which basket to aim for without the help of a local.
Cons: Navigation is very difficult. The signs are old and hard (impossible) to decipher with up to four basket positions per hole and no way to tell which position the basket is currently in.
There are ugly uphill climbs.
Other Thoughts: The Badlands course was probably the most challenging course I played on the whole I-25 corridor between the Cheyenne, Wyoming and Colorado Springs. The throw over the nasty pond on # 12 only adds to this challenge. Then when the locals veer off and play #'s 2-9 of the Blair Witch Project course, this adds another different challenge both physical and technical to your day here.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Large Course-Kinda confusing

1    6/5/2012   6/7/2012
Review By: sPinister
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Lots of different challenges and obstacles. Uphill, downhill, over water, over/under trees, elevated basket on 14 or 15. Parts are heavily wooded, but most are open.
Cons: Poorly labeled. Almost impossible to navigate if its your first time playing the course. A couple baskets were removed on back nine.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course. Its a huge course with many challenges. Takes a good 2+ hours start to finish. Much fun and highly recommended.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 badlands (pecos0

5+    9/8/2009   5/23/2012
Review By: swil91
Played: 22  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: lots of elevation changes
difficult throws in the wind, this course can eat you and your discs up, thats why i like it, water in play

they do move baskets as well which is always a plus!
Cons: not too many, the park itself needs to be cleaned up
Other Thoughts: challenging course, bring all the shots in your bag

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Bad Lands

5+    4/6/2012   4/17/2012
Review By: tacsmurf
Played: 35  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Well groomed park with long rolling hills. There is a great amount of elevation change for a city course. There are a great number of long holes and each hole has multiple pin placements that are changed on a semi regular basis. The ponds and creek are used well to add difficulty.
Cons: The sighs on the tee pads are difficult to read and often mark the wrong pin placement. Beware of the ponds they are putrid but there is a good chance you will be called if your disc takes a splash.
Other Thoughts: Make sure to play Blair Witch while you are on the course it is a must and can be started after hole 12.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    3/24/2012   3/25/2012
Review By: mhctravis
Played: 32  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.2 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice big open spaces to air it out. Lots of walking over mixed terrain. Up and down hills. Plenty of tight technical shots to test your skills.
Cons: If your not into puttin some miles on your arms and legs, this isnt the course for you. The water shots will definetly eat your discs. The tee signs are old and beat down and since it is such a big course, finding your way can be tough.
Other Thoughts: Overall i thought this course had it all! Tons of fun. Some super tough shots and some long straight gunners. I bet itll be awesome in the summer when everything is lush and green!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Ground for the Pound

1    3/4/2012   3/5/2012
Review By: StarBeast89
Played: 43  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Tee pads are well placed and provide enough area for any type of form/stance. The distance to each hole is excellent ranging from very long uphill/downhill to very short straight away. Elevation changes from hole to hole is very challenging as the holes are actually farther than what you think and see. The flags on top of each pin is also helpful when the hole goes over a hill.
Cons: The only bad thing about this course is its map on each tee pad. Its very outdated and confusing as it show multiple pin placements. It doesn't really show where the ponds/water hazard are.
Other Thoughts: As a player from wisconsin/minnesota states, this course is challenging. Playing this course you will get to test your drive distance uphill/downhill and disc control to avoid the ponds especially on hole #2 and #11.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Has potential

2-4    8/26/2011   8/26/2011
Review By: Sandman1981
Played: 19  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 15.8 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great elevation changes, some decent use of features out on the main course that gets better if you venture into the Blair witch. Has three practice baskets at the top. Multiple pins placements make sure that it isn't the same old course.
Cons: Breading ground for mosquitos down in the valley that I have been told is fueled by sewage run off. Do not venture into the water to grab your disc. It is the nastiest water hazard I have ever come across. Despite the multiple pins placements, the signs on the tee pad are marked with the general direction of where they all are but never designated making the course confusing if you do not play it regularly.
Other Thoughts: The gentleman who supposedly keeps the maintenance of the course is always at the top selling discs and will supposedly call you if his "diver" finds yours. I have never recieved a call on one of mine nor have any of my friends making me suspect that this is not true. The course has great potential to be better, but is obviously hindered by the lack of community funding. If you do decide to play this course I would recommend playing the first 10 then going into the Blair Witch which is more technical but is harder to lose your discs without the water hazard and then skipping the last 8 holes. Always disappointed when I leave there but have a great time trying to thread the lines in the trees to the east of the main.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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