Service: Design and Installation
Location: Spyglass Hill Apartments
City: Denver, CO
The Big Idea for the 3-hole design at Spyglass Hill Apartments in Denver, CO was to connect the significant on-site features of the 1,100′ long green swath while bringing increased promotion to the sport of disc golf by situating baskets in high visibility locations that could be seen by residents within the housing units and adjacent streets. Spyglass Hill Apartments is home to dozens of multi-family residential units, and boasts a pool, fitness facility and tennis courts in addition to their new 3-hole disc golf installation!
The green space that ran the length of the property had long been frequented by dog walkers, sun bathers and handfuls of residents playing object golf. The opportunity for an installation was so prevalent, the ground’s superintendent contracted Explore Disc Golf to come out for a design/installation of our modified Innova DISCatcher Sports. The course was quickly utilized, as residents began throwing at our flagged locations after the second day on site, in addition to employee’s patiently waiting for the baskets to be sunk so they could play the course on their lunch break.
With towering specimen trees, quick changes in elevation and even a neighboring tree house perching over the fence line, the design of the course was done in such a manner that the holes moved users to these significant on-site features, while leaving open areas for non-disc golfers to still congregate in the property’s green space. While the course only had 3 baskets, each hole requires its own shot — from hyzer bombs and uphill putts, to low anyhzer approaches and tunnel tee shots.
The 1st hole is a 240′ hyzer route to a basket that is protected by several trees, subtle elevation terraces and even an OB hazard in the form of a rock basin. The 2nd hole is a 415′ par 4 that demands two solid shots for an attempt at birdie. The tee shot forces players to navigate numerous trees, while the fairway’s landing area pinches together between two large pines. The uphill approach requires an anyhzer shot or a flick shot to a protected basket. The 3rd hole is a 165′ tunnel shot where any discs that miss left will roll down to the base of the hill, while a neighboring tree house frequented by young children is perched just adjacent to the basket
The installation of this beginner-friendly 3-hole installation should continue to expand the complex’s recreational offerings, while taking advantage of a gorgeous piece of property the residents had yet to fully utilize. Many young children were seen in this area throughout our days on site, and we hope they find disc golf at Spyglass Hill Apartments to be a fun, new way to release their energies, ultimately pointing them to full 18-hole installations located throughout Denver and beyond!