Nice Addition to Colorado Front Range Courses
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * New quality hole signage in place Aug 2019, completes one of the key items missing in previous reviews
* Scenic course, plays mostly through tight piney woods to start, but includes a number of open holes on the back nine.
* Some elevation changes, not like nearby mountain courses but enough to remind you that you are in Colorado. A few holes have touchy down hill approaches that add to the challenge.
* Added a couple of elevated baskets on the open holes to keep things interesting. One hanging basket also in play.
* Turf tees are not very big, but are all in good shape.
* Multiple pin locations on almost every hole, seems like someone is changing them out occasionally, giving some different shots to try.
Cons: * Hole 2 has a mando that leads into a blind area of scrub pines that are fairly impossible to get out of. Relatively good shots can end up in a bad place. Similar issue on hole 17, crest a hill and some shots will be caught up in dense thickets that are hard to see from the tee.
* A couple of the native growth areas are close to baskets on the back nine, these can be quite difficult areas to locate discs.
* Hole 18 is a bit of a let down compared to the rest of the course, but it does put you right back at the start.
* Very tall grass on the open holes, you really need to spot your disc well, especially in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Quite a nice course with a great variety of holes and shots to shape. Unlike some of the other nicer courses near by there is no fee to play. You can park in the big paved lot to the south and easily walk to the first tee if the small dirt parking area is full. Because the course goes through an area of pre-existing hiking trails you do need to watch for hikers and dog walkers. The course is not crowded as it is not very close to the denser suburbs ... yet. There are some nice picnic tables throughout the area for short rests, and a skate park, nice playgrounds and bathrooms are convenient if you bring non players along.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Nice change of pace
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is located in a natural mostly forested section of Evans City Park in Elizabeth, CO. There is a soft surface trail that runs through the area, and a fishing pond at the south end of the course that does not come into play. Lots of shade from the pine trees, and there are tree stumps on many holes to sit on. Also a few picnic tables are available for rest. A good mix of open and technical holes, with good elevation gain on some. Artificial turf tee pads are in good shape.
Cons: The main drawback is no signs on the tees. I printed a map to take with me and still had difficulty finding baskets on some holes, or determining which basket went with which hole. Since there are multiple basket locations on each hole, installing signs with current basket location (A, B or C in some cases) would be a big improvement.
Other Thoughts: I'll definitely come back to play again, especially now that I have a sense of the course layout. It's a nice alternative to many of the wide-open "bomber" courses on the front range in Colorado.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Call it "Beaver - Lite"; A gem Southeast of the Metro Area
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +New Patriot Baskets Catch Well
+Elevation Changes on the majority of Holes
+18 functions as a great practice basket
+Hole Distance Variety
+Muliple Pin Positions
+Hanging Basket (Hole 10?)
+Plenty of Cover/Shade
Cons: -Minimal Parking/Can be difficult to find
-Artificial turf tee pads are passable but not great
-Navigation can be confusing
-Shade means snow does not melt quickly at the course
- a few holes play close to property lines that you can not cross =lost discs
Other Thoughts: Now that this course has a full 18, it is a premier course for the Denver Metro Area. The first 7 holes are tight, wooded, with a variety of features like double mandos, low ceilings, and blind shots. Many baskets are perched on hills introducing risk-reward with putts, and it is easy to find yourself above par 1/3 of the way through your round.
The latter 2/3rds of the course dip in and out of the woods and play with elevation changes ranging from mild to severe. Some of the open holes leave a little to be desired, but the designer used some fairly nasty bushes to force decisions on how safe or risky to play your shots.
There is one hanging basket that has been secured with a metal cable to prevent excessive swaying, and two elevated positions on relatively easy holes that introduce a level challenge. It is clear that this course has been well thought out.
The cons are minor. Parking is not ideal but unless the course is seeing some tags or tournament play that is unlikely to be an issue.
The teepads range from good to far from desirable. The course designer is slowly working on fixing them one by one, and even the worst of them (IMO hole 17) is still throwable.
Now that this course is entering the growing season it will be interesting to see how well it is maintained. If the brush and undergrowth are allowed to grow unchecked this course could go from amazing to not fun pretty quickly.
Overall: This course offers tight, technical golf that is unseen in Denver outside the 285 Corridor with courses like Beaver or Bucksnort. It blends both open shots and woods in a way that flows and is enjoyable to play. A variety of distances offer shots for every level of player (except maybe complete beginners.) For me, this course is juuuuust a step below Beaver Ranch in Conifer. Nowhere near the same amount of amenities, but the quality of golf is there. Highly recommend. Consult the map when you go!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Not too prickly
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Really nice technical shots that take imagination, correct vectors and angles.
Many baskets were reachable for intermediate players IF they hit their lines.
Great use of elevation and danger zones
No out of bounds, but MANY area that you definitely didn't want to land in. Had to make good decisions or take you bogies
Fairly easy to find tee pads even without signs
Cons: Tee pads a little lumpy still, but good grip
A couple of super tight lines could have a few more limbs pruned to open up angles
Had a few chain outs on Patriots basket that probably would have held with better baskets
Other Thoughts: We had a ton of fun on this course figuring out optimal lines. Really need a balanced game with tight forehand and backhand shots. A few bombers made it fun too. This is a real remote gem f a new course!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mix of woods and open shots. Mostly longer holes but a few must get birdies. The layout is fair but very challenging. Be prepared to scramble at times and hopefully the putter is working.
Cons: There was a walking path on one of the downhill woods holes that is a possible problem. The walking path is to the left of the fairway but you can't see over the hill. This needs to be addressed but for now a spotter would be a good idea. Some of the tee pads need some TLC but that's expected with a developing course.
Other Thoughts: This course is a mix of bailey with a little shinny mountain thrown in. It is worth the drive just like the above mentioned courses. We played 2 rounds. A warm up, see what's up round. Then a 2nd round that was much more enjoyable. Recommend you do as well. One idea for course improvement. The mando between the trees on hole 2 is super tight. I'd like to see the next 2 trees outside the current trees have the mando makers on them. Just a thought. I will be back for another round soon.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good mix of tight tree line technical shots, elevation changes, and a couple bomber gap shots. Some elevated baskets and one hanging basket. Great turf tees.
Cons: No signage as of yet, but the funds are there and navigating is not a problem. Some tees still need leveling. The dirt parking lot fills quickly, please park by the skate park.
Other Thoughts: Big thank yous to parks and rec and the Evans family for blessing us plastic chuckers with this beautiful piece of land.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
New CO Course
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Lots of trees!!!
Not your typical wide open Metro Course!!!
Cons: No signage at this time! But its coming....
Parking at the course is limited but there is a large parking lot at the park office. (map and discs available at the office).
Tee pads are small but adequate, some are still being built.
Other Thoughts: This course is just getting off the ground. There are 18 holes with brand new Patriot baskets. The course has raised log features to add to the difficulty. Signage and hole footage is coming soon. Trashcans coming soon! This course is part of the pubic park and was built with the love of the sport! PLEASE NO SMOKING on the course!!!! Please come out an help break in Colorado's newest course.
This course was built by disc golfers for disc golfers but its a "work in progress" and will be getting better as time goes on.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Much improved - now 18 holes
4 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Good piece of land with lots of trees, makes for some tight shots.
A few holes well laid out and interesting.
You'll have the course to yourself.
Great Patriot baskets.
Cons: Can be hard to follow with no signage, so refer to the course map.
Some blind tee shots, so more fun on the 2nd round.
Arrows inside the basket point to the next hole, but end after front 9.
Long walk back after ending.
The yellow flags to mark the tee boxes are bent or gone.
Tight trees are fine, but when there is no lane to shoot thru it is annoying.
Other Thoughts: The now completed course has a much better layout. I am enjoying it more each subsequent round as I get to know the course layout. It is a challenging course with not many birdie holes, but it seems fair and I look forward to the baskets moving to alternate positions.
4 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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