TRIP TO COLORADO!!

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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby swan » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:42 pm

Depending on how far you're planning to go on your first day, I'd recommend stopping in the Quad Cities for a trip around one (or more) of the courses here:

West Lake (Davenport, IA... a must. Wonderful 24-holer with about 8 signature holes. Lotsa water.)
Camden 2 (Milan, IL. Just finished this past season. All 18 are through the woods. Incredible course. My personal fav.)
Middle Park (Bettendorf, IA. Great mix of open and wooded holes. Awesome layout and very challenging.)

http://www.qcdiscgolfclub.com/courses/index.php#maptop for details

If it fits your plans, PM me and we can try to rendezvous for a round. I love showing people around West Lake for their first time. Common quotes: "Holy shit", "I don't know which one was my favorite hole", "I've never seen a course like this." I've even had a "I'm almost out of discs" once. Lotsa water. :twisted:

Hope you can make the stop. --Andy

EDIT: Of course, if you're flying to CO, nevermind. :oops:
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Dump truck » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:18 pm

Be sure to check out some breweries while you're up there. Left hand is my fav then the pumphouse is right down street for a bite and one last pint.
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Dig It » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:03 pm

eli wrote:Be sure to check out some breweries while you're up there. Left hand is my fav


Mine too!
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Fritz » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:14 am

Left Hand is a good one, I'm partial to New Belgium and Flying Dog.

Colorado has more breweries then any other state per capita, so you won't be short of beer choices :)
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Dump truck » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:42 am

Fritz wrote:Left Hand is a good one, I'm partial to New Belgium and Flying Dog.

Colorado has more breweries then any other state per capita, so you won't be short of beer choices :)


Yessir... the guys @ flying dog are really a good group of laid back folk that can drink and talk beer all day. The founder was friends with hunter thompson. How dope is that.

I'm planning to get back up there in the summer. I am hoping to go to avery and I think the other one in boulder is walnut brewing co. Any breweries by gunnison?

I will make sure to play badlands and I'll hit you guys up about some more courses when it gets a little closer to me getting up there. I hear that lakewood dry gulch is down?
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Fritz » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:39 pm

eli wrote:
Fritz wrote:Left Hand is a good one, I'm partial to New Belgium and Flying Dog.

Colorado has more breweries then any other state per capita, so you won't be short of beer choices :)


Yessir... the guys @ flying dog are really a good group of laid back folk that can drink and talk beer all day. The founder was friends with hunter thompson. How dope is that.

I'm planning to get back up there in the summer. I am hoping to go to avery and I think the other one in boulder is walnut brewing co. Any breweries by gunnison?

I will make sure to play badlands and I'll hit you guys up about some more courses when it gets a little closer to me getting up there. I hear that lakewood dry gulch is down?


Yeah Lakewood Dry Gulch is out until they finish the new Light Rail lines. They didn't want the liability of anyone getting hurt while they put in the lines and such.

Not sure about Gunnision, I'm in Grand Junction area, Gunnision is about 3.5 hours from where I'm at.
I wouldn't be surprised if there was tho.

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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Dig It » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:15 pm

eli wrote:
Fritz wrote:Left Hand is a good one, I'm partial to New Belgium and Flying Dog.

Colorado has more breweries then any other state per capita, so you won't be short of beer choices :)


Yessir... the guys @ flying dog are really a good group of laid back folk that can drink and talk beer all day. The founder was friends with hunter thompson. How dope is that.

I'm planning to get back up there in the summer. I am hoping to go to avery and I think the other one in boulder is walnut brewing co. Any breweries by gunnison?

I will make sure to play badlands and I'll hit you guys up about some more courses when it gets a little closer to me getting up there. I hear that lakewood dry gulch is down?



Let me know when you're playing Badlands, I would like to join you for a round.
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Dump truck » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:50 pm

Will do
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby BIG MACK » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:36 pm

Western State/Gunnison does have a 9 hole course...not worth driving out of your way for, though.
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby maks » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:33 pm

make sure to drink some SUNSHINE WHEAT.....its amazing IMO
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Fritz » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:44 pm

maks wrote:make sure to drink some SUNSHINE WHEAT.....its amazing IMO


Skinny Dip is better, but still drink a Sunshine Wheat then chase it with a Skinny Dip :)
Yum......makes me wish I was at home drinking one.
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby emiller3 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:11 pm

Distance drivers are where you'll notice the biggest problems with overstability. Definitely bring some beat stuff in that area.

I second the votes of Widefield and Pueblo, I live in Colorado Springs. If you want to see pictures of the Colorado Springs courses, go here: http://ppfdc.com/. Click on "Local Courses" on the left and you'll see links to the pictures of the courses. Sakuna Pines is a private course, but if you're a PDGA member you can go. You may want to email the local club to get info on it.

It's almost always windy in Colorado Springs, but you'll get your best weather in the mornings. Let us know how it goes and where you went!
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby broxey » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:02 am

Fr0sty711:

I actually just got back from a weeks vacation to Colorado from Iowa City, Iowa. It was amazing!

The courses that I hit up and suggest are:

Conifer/ Pine, Colorado:

Beaver Ranch: A
Phantom Falls: A+ (private 30 hole par 90 course)

Colorado Springs, Colorado:

CottonWood: B
Widefield: B+

Pueblo, Colorado:

Pueblo City Park: B

Sterling, Colorado:

Sterling: D

Black Forest, Colorado:

Sakuna Pines: A (private course)

Denver Area:

Johnny Roberts: A


Hays, Kansas:

Frontier Park: A

These are just my suggestions as I just got back from there. I look for more technical courses so these might not be exactly what youre looking for but they were all great courses.

Beaver Ranch, Sakuna Pines and Phantom Falls were by far the most beautiful and most fun to play. Scenery was amazing.

I suggest putting this post on www.milehighdiscgolf.com It's Colorado's offical disc golf site. They people were very helpful and very nice.

I have directions, phone numbers for the private courses and email addresses so if you need anything just let me know.

Have a safe trip,

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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Fr0sty711 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:55 am

Hey everyone im finally out here but my vacation is coming to a end.... my wife planed alot of stuff to do over the trip so i have only played 1 course which was badlands it was definatly a fun course but i had to wait for a group to show up at one b/c the signs were kinda confusing and since from tee one u can see like 6 or soo baskets i was a little unsure but once another group got there i was able to just follow them around the course.. it was alot of fun.. we only have 2 more days in colorado so we r going to play Johnny Roberts today somewhere between 3-5 i think so i hope i enjoy it... I also tried sunshine wheat and liked it alot... left hand beer was just ok for me... but colorado is VERY beautiful and i do wish i lived here... well thans for so many suggestions.. i am alittle bummed we had so much planned that i was only able to get to 2 courses but hopefullly next time we come out we can hit up more...ill post my opionion on Johny roberts when i get done playing it this afternoon!
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Re: TRIP TO COLORADO!!

Postby Fritz » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:42 pm

Fr0sty711 wrote:Hey everyone im finally out here but my vacation is coming to a end.... my wife planed alot of stuff to do over the trip so i have only played 1 course which was badlands it was definatly a fun course but i had to wait for a group to show up at one b/c the signs were kinda confusing and since from tee one u can see like 6 or soo baskets i was a little unsure but once another group got there i was able to just follow them around the course.. it was alot of fun.. we only have 2 more days in colorado so we r going to play Johnny Roberts today somewhere between 3-5 i think so i hope i enjoy it... I also tried sunshine wheat and liked it alot... left hand beer was just ok for me... but colorado is VERY beautiful and i do wish i lived here... well thans for so many suggestions.. i am alittle bummed we had so much planned that i was only able to get to 2 courses but hopefullly next time we come out we can hit up more...ill post my opionion on Johny roberts when i get done playing it this afternoon!


Badlands was definitely a good choice to pick! It's one of my top 5 courses. Did you play all 27 holes?
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