The homeless guy sleeping on the fairway at Dry Gulch, near burnt Pepsi can bottoms was probably a mile high, too.
I decided not to venture up into the mountains until tomorrow, one course has free camping sites I will try to get one of those. I was heading toward Winter Park when I called them, found out it was 15$ not 8$ like it says, so I changed my plans at that point.
Will be at 3 or 4 of the following tomorrow: Hot Sulfur Springs, State Bridge, Grand Lake, Tabernash.
Ft. Collins, CO- Edora:This course wanders around small hills in a grassy park full of other stuff, like a tennis court, skate park, paths, road, swim center, pond and creek. Multiple pin placements, nothing showing which pin it's in. Very easy in the short layout. Many shots between wide pine trees that smack you down or trap you with ease. Several very technical holes, mostly medium tree coverage. The longer layout would make it a really tough course. Extremely long cement tees that are smooth and slippery, good signs showing where to go next without them it'd be impossible. Hole #13-14 tees are dirt patches and unmarked for some reason. A lot of fun, I used 13 different discs so it has variety. Sprinklers pop up on the fairway all the time.
Ft. Collins- CSU Badlands:This is not a course. It is just baskets in a flat wide open field behind a hotel. There are no signs, and no tees, it even says so in the directory. You can go there and make up your own holes as I did.
Longmount, CO- Loomiller:Nice park around a small pond with a few long holes and a few short. Flat, with no rough, just some spread out trees. One hole over water straight and one over with water to the left. Well kept and clean with trash cans at every cement tee. No lengths listed but marked tees and baskets.
Boulder, CO- Harlow Platts:There are no technical or tight shots here. Almost wide open save for a few trees, plays on a hill behind a rec center. The first hole is 160' and the longest is about 300'. The elevation really threw me off, I can't turn anything over and my putts are hitting bottom cage. This course is packed with young college guys due to it being the only one in this college town. Flows pretty well- twice you can tee off then putt the hole before to save time. There is an OB path behind 2 pins real close, can't see it from the tee.
Denver, CO- Dry Gulch:Lonnnng course playing on hills on both sides of a creek lined with trees. Holes are fairly open, but some pins guarded, on hills or near water making it tough. Multiple pin placements and it really needs to show which pin is in, because hole #1 is 700 ft. and blind until you're by the basket, but you can't tell if it's in that position or to the right and only 300'..There are homeless people sleeping on fairways, crack pipes, shady characters and lots of trash. Long holes and long walks make it take a long time but it's worth it, just don't expect to have any energy left if it's set-up long.