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Denver, CO 
Schaefer DGC Share
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3 / 267ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Tee Sign

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 Land of the Prairie Dogs

5+    3/25/2015   3/25/2015
Review By: mrclc
Played: 430  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 6.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Schaefer DGC plays across some open, dusty land next to an athletic complex that features some very nice sports fields and an ice arena. The course is short for the most part, but features some nice concrete pads and baskets that catch well and haven't been vandalized. Nearly every hole is an ace run, but a frequent crosswind provides the occasional bit of excitement. Beginners will find this a fine layout to learn accuracy, while still providing the forgiveness of an open space.

Prairie dogs overrun the course space and provide a bit of entertainment throughout your round. Watching them scamper to and fro is good for a laugh at the very least.
Cons: Prairie dogs are fun to watch, but their holes can be a hazard if you're not paying attention. Watch your step. Other safety concerns include baskets way too close to pads (Holes 3 & 7) and frequent hyzers into the parking lot lining Hole 1. Expect to hear a lot of heads up calls when it's busy.

Vandalism runs rampant here, as most tee signs are destroyed or heavily tagged. Trash can be frequently found at teepads, and players like to stuff cans and bottles into prairie dog holes.

In the afternoons the course is overrun with one disc wonders and mob golf. Expect delays and watch out for off target throws.

The course design is severely limited by the space, but still isn't very thrilling. Every hole is a straight ahead point and shoot, with about half the baskets semi-protected by an obstacle. Even when you have time to play the routing more than twice, you probably won't want to, as it gets old pretty quick.
Other Thoughts: I played Schaefer because it was very close to my hotel and a good way to kill time before and after work. One could argue that it would be a good course for beginners, but Schaefer introduces them more to the common problems with DG (safety issues, vandalism, poor design) than the golf itself. Unless the location is convenient, this course is probably worth skipping.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 DG as a political statement?

1    10/12/2014   10/8/2014
Review By: Shmacka
Played: 31  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Locals maintain and use the course regularly.

Weird leftover cottonwood tree trunk sections are used to create ever-changing obstacles.

Cons: Flat, wide open, ridden with prairie dogs.
Other Thoughts: It exists. IT is easy for us to turn up our noses at the courses that get crammed into wasted spaces like this one. Often, these courses keep sketchy areas from becoming REALLY sketchy. While it's not a destination, playing here might convince the local parks district that DG belongs here, too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Stop the madness!

1    9/6/2014   9/7/2014
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 241  Reviewed: 230  Exp: 16.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a course that you could warm up on or practice putting at. Concrete tee pads are still in decent shape as well as the baskets which is a little surprising considering the vandalism here. Navigation is easy as you can see most of the tee pads and baskets from the parking lot. You could play this course on your lunch break and still have time for a sandwich.
Cons: Vandalism, litter, unsavory characters, etc. There is a large sign on one of the tee poles (signs are ripped out of course) that warns of the course closing if the vandalism continues. It's hard to say how much of that is the golfers but I bet it's a much smaller percentage than the local rift raft.

This course has mostly open and short holes with the exception of a two or three "trees" that surround the basket. Just not a lot of challenge here for most people and virtually no reason for repeat play.
Other Thoughts: This course is a classic example of how Disc Golf courses are thrown into the worst possible land available in a park or sports complex in this case. While tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars are flooded into the beautiful baseball fields a few feet away this course is located in the mine field of ankle breaking prairie dog holes.

Just skip this course, there are lots of other courses in the area that aren't quite as bad as this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Prairie Dog Aces

1    4/8/2014   4/13/2014
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 380  Reviewed: 365  Exp: 11.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +A few interesting basket placements- 5 and 6 come to mind especially. On others, 1,8,9, they did take advantage of the one tree that they had to work with. They just didn't have much to start with.
+Nice baskets
+Nice concrete tees
+Views of the mountains
+Ace runs
+Good for quick round, beginners, elderly, kids, etc.
+Probably won't lose a disc here
+Layout is fairly intuitive. If you have the map from here, you won't get lost at all. Stays away from other things to do at the park.
+Good for practicing short drives, putts,approaches.
Cons: -P-dogs every where. The creatures themselves aren't so bad and can be entertaining but their holes can be downright dangerous if you don't watch your step.
-This course is quite short with nothing over 300'. It felt pretty repetitve as well.
-Fairly open, only a few trees which were usually right by the basket. No line shaping required.
-Pretty dry, dusty, and barren. Not a lot of grass here.
Other Thoughts: -This course does have marked tees, baskets, and even a few trees. It is better than most of the school courses around the area.
-I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for this course. It has a bit of fun factor and won't waste a lot of your time if you don't like it. If you are close by, you might as well go for it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great practice course!

5+    9/10/2013   9/10/2013
Review By: OG Neal
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 24.3 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Easy, you only need a mid and a putt
-Quick, great for early morning warm up round
-Simple, hard to get lost
-Great for beginners
-Chill locals, welcoming
Cons: -You will be done in about 35 minutes
-You will have to battle prairie dogs
-Might make you feel guilty....
Other Thoughts: Just a fun, simple little course tucked away in the corner of a huge athletic complex. Great for a morning/evening relaxed game or introducing game to someone.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 a.k.a The Prairie Dog Course

1    7/16/2013   7/23/2013
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 322  Reviewed: 311  Exp: 23.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course with excellent concrete tees and good baskets. A decent place to take somebody for their very first time as the holes aren't too long and are mostly wide open.

It is a good course for beginners or a quick round, easy to find discs with little chance to lose them.

Maybe the best thing about this course was that there were prairie dogs everywhere. I realize these things are probably considered pests, but for somebody who had never seen one in person, it was kind of neat to see these things running around everywhere!
Cons: Not all that challenging, very flat, not many obstacles. Tee signs were just wood posts that looked worn and old, some were missing, making it a little confusing as to which tee was what. (#6 tee was over by the fence to the right of #5 basket. #9 tee was down to walking path way to the left almost hidden just past some landscaping.)

Not aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Mostly dirt brown land with dead trees used to make artificial obstacles rather than green grass and live trees. (in contrast the parking lot is shared with a beautiful green soccer field and the most manicured little league baseball stadium I have ever seen.)
Other Thoughts: Even for beginners, this course seems uninteresting, especially after you play a time or two you will want to start playing elsewhere. I only played here because it was close to the Steady Ed designed Ken Caryl course which is more of what a beginner course should be.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    7/19/2013   7/20/2013
Review By: seancapps
Played: 31  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/27/2013
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Short and can't lose discs. Good for beginners and everyone else for that matter.
I like going here and practicing.
Cons: Not bigger. Could use more obstacles.
Other Thoughts: I like it.. it is close to home and a good course for after work..

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 The disc golfer versus prairie dog

2-4    7/21/2012   8/26/2012
Review By: gibster
Played: 67  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 27.4 Years
This review was updated on 11/23/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good tees
Interesting obstacles on 3-4 holes
Quick play
Near impossible to lose disc (unless a prairie dog takes it)
Cons: Prairie dogs are taking over the course
(Feels like) Barren wasteland
Not very challenging
Other Thoughts: When we played here, the course seemed very dry, barren and sterile. Seems like whatever trees were there before, they died, and tree remnants have been used as obstacles on some holes instead of real trees. With that said, the course is laid out pretty well, but other than a few holes with obstacles, it seems like it should be fairly easy to master by applying "decent drive/decent putt" over and over.
Update 11/23/12 - recalibrating my scores. I have not come back to play this course since visiting it the last time, as the feeling seems to be this course does not really seem to offer much to warrant a trip.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Ok, good for noobs

1    8/11/2012   8/11/2012
Review By: DRod
Played: 86  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good for short/mid game and beginners
Cons: Gets very windy, lots of dirt and dust. Prairie dogs all over the place.

All holes play straight forward and are a bit boring
Other Thoughts: course was getting a lot of use while I was there and the crowd seemed like a lot of beginners playing in large groups.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 this place sucks

2-4    5/10/2012   8/10/2012
Review By: cridenou
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 21.4 Years
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: you can bring your dog. no one cares if you drink.
Cons: short, flat, 9 holes, wide open, ugly, fairways are close to each other, most people that go here are white trash and have no idea about how to play or any concept of etiquette.
Other Thoughts: don't ever go here unless you want to watch the prairie dogs hump or you are taking someone for their first time.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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