3 Helpful / 0 Not
I <3 Belmont
Pros: I love this course. Been playing it for close to 8 years now and if you want to unleash the beast this is the place. You can shape about 100 different lines on every single hole from spikes to huge annys to looooooooooong rollers and everything in between. The Mach 3 baskets are well seasoned and very catchy, I rarely get putts spit out.
Cons: Shirtless high school kids who throw down on you while you're putting and vandalism. Nothing a couple black eyes and some missing teeth can't handle. People always try to address the issue of parking on hole 1. I say, park on the other side of the lot or on the street outside the park if you don't want your car hit. From most of the cars parked on the left side of the lot, I'd say getting hit by a disc is the least of their worries.
Other Thoughts: A course worth checking out but try to make it out before 2-3PM if you don't want to be waiting on a n00b train the entire round. Also a good day trip as Indian Riffle, Sycamore, Arthur O. and Sycamore are all just a hop skip and a jump away!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
A gem in Dayton
Pros: Mature trees, good use of elevation change, manageable distance, and very smart/challenging basket placements set this course apart from others in the area. The majority of holes have benches and trashcans that help when you need to take a break or deposit some garbage.
This course has some alternate tees and mando's that can be played to add challenge and distance to the course. Your average ADV-Open level player may need to ask about Out of Bounds rules, as well as typical tournament layouts to find this course challenging. However REC-INT players will be challenged to achieve a round under par
Cons: Several issues arise from the current layout that take away from the appeal of this course. Typically the parking lot is very crowded and it's hard to find a place to park. The first tee plays very close to the parking lot and discs find cars in that area often. Several of the current fairways and tee areas are directly in line with other fairways. Decent to poor shots have a good chance of placing other players in danger.
Additionally the majority of the tees themselves are cracked, too short, or not level. This is a major distraction during my rounds here and it's frustrating when playing. I would also recommend the course finds a way to get some better tee signs, the ones at this course are not very helpful or missing altogether.
Other Thoughts: I like this course and I had a great time playing here during several tournaments. The things I always take away from this course afterward are the many different routes or lines a player can take on each hole. It's fun when you think you found a truly clever way to park a hole.
Players who throw in the 350' range consistently will have no issue reaching many of the holes on this course. A couple take a true bomb to come anywhere close, however even holes that say they are 400'+ long play closer to 350' based on the elevation or errors in distance calculation.
In my opinion this course is very similar to Harbin Park in the Cincinnati area. It's a good course and can be a blast to play, I'm not sure I would recommend it to anyone on a road trip though. However if you are in the area or going to be traveling through this course wont disappoint.
The park itself is somewhat confusing to navigate too. However google maps gave me perfect directions directly to the correct parking lot.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice course - but crowded
Pros: This course is a great change of scenery for players that are used to courses with tight, tree-lined fairways. Most holes are wide open in a field with a few trees in the way. Nice changes in elevation (some holes are down, some are up, some are thrown over a big "gully").
One hole in particular (16 I think) is a high tee throwing into a wide open field. This is a great hole for people with big distance.
Cons: Currently missing the pin for hole 18 (talked to some regulars, they said it was damaged and is being replaced soon).
Even on weekdays, the course got pretty crowded. There were a lot of people yelling, and plenty were throwing cigarette butts all over the place. Also there were some vandalism problems.
Sometimes its hard to tell where the tees/pins are. There are nice signs at each tee showing the pin placements, but no indication of which placement is currently active.
Lots of people bring their dogs apparently (which is great), but not all seem to pick up dog doo (which is not great).
Other Thoughts: Really a nice course - could be better if people took care of it a little more.
Watch for big crowds!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Love this course! Very different holes. Some long, some short, some open, some technical, both left and right fade shots. This is also my home town course. Just got new hole signs which is great! Good tee pads and directions, hard to get lost. perfect place for a beginner.
Cons: Crowded because its so good.
Other Thoughts: Check it out. You won't be disappointed.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great Variety, some holes down hill some holes up hill. Diffrent pars, most ly par 4's. Most signs are intact and well made. Concrete pads, not a hard walk. Alternating goals, so the course changes up once or twice a year. Hazy Shade disc store nearby, which has a great selection of discs. Soccer field to practice (if no ones playing on it) Park is well maintained.
Cons: Some signs are down, some holes take a little work to find, but dayton disc golf has a map online for first timers. Slightly congested, but not bad on weekdays or early on weekends. Goals are old and a little rusty (but stil fine)
Other Thoughts: Overall a great course, always fun to play with friends.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Interesting holes an terrain. Good mix of trees, hills up and down, left-hand, right-hand shots, some open holes and some pretty good distance holes including a 607-footer. ~11 holes longer than 300ft.
Cons: Some missing signs, a few confusing walks between tees (just print a map up and bring it) for first timers, I played the wrong basket a couple of times (hole 5, and maybe 12 - didn't see basket up agains rightside tree line), but some locals helped me, so I could replay (guess that is a pro), baskets are pretty old. Very busy on a Saturday afternoon. Quite a bit of erosion around some of the baskets.
Other Thoughts: Great course, plays in about 1:15 with 1-2 people in your group. Start at 10:00am or before on the weekends and you will have a pretty empty course. No real dog-leg holes. Speak of dogs, a lot of people play with their dogs in tow (I am new to the sport and I don't know the etiquette - probably course specific - is this cool or not?). Stop by the Hazy Shade for a huge selection of discs and chat up the employees for tips and suggestions.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Dayton City Course
Pros: Great course in old wooded area. Easy to follow. Challenging pin placements make running for long deuces risky. Variety of distances to please all arms. Uphill and downhill shots with rolling opportunities. Wind can be a factor. No thick rough. Course is heavily played, so if you don't know the track, you can join a group that does.
Cons: Plays close to some residential yards. Minor vandalism.
Other Thoughts: Hidden behind a residential area in Dayton. Once you're done with your round, head over to Hazy Shade and pick up some plastic.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Good Mix of Shot Types
Nice Mix of Distances
Great Use of Elevation
Mature Trees Add Challenge
Locals Are Friendly and Helpful
Benches and Trash Cans Throughout
Beautiful Park Setting
Course Map Near First Tee
Plenty of Large Shade Trees
Parking Lot is Small
Can Get Crowded
Off Throws Can Land in Fenced Yards
This is one of my favorite courses to play in Ohio. It has a beautiful setting with rolling hills and mature trees. They make great use of the elevation changes which is challenging and a lot of fun. My favorite hole is #9, you tee off a top a hill, basket is located across a little valley with the basket on top of the other side.
Course is always clean and grass is always cut. There are a few trash cans throughout the course, and it has always been litter free when I have played, so please be sure to throw your trash away. While the course can get very crowded most the people I have encountered are true golfers, friendly, helpful, and respectful, they way every course should be.
The course is fairly easy to navigate, however there can be a couple spots that are tricky. There is a map available online and there is also a large map near the first tee, so you should have no problem navigating if you have these.
The course has great variety. There are a mix of left to right and also straight shots. The are also a great mix of up hill and down hill shots which can add challenge to even some of the shorter holes. While the course is fairly open there are also some large mature trees that create obstacles and add even more challenge and beauty to the course as well.
The course can get very crowded on evening and weekends, so if you like to avoid the crowds as much as possible you will want to visit during the day. If crowds don't really bother you visit whenever you can. Some courses I like to avoid the crowds on, but most of the people I have talked to here were very friendly and respectful, true dg-ers on this course. I would recommend this course to anyone in the area, if you only have time for one course in the area this is it.
The park itself can be a little hard to get to, the entrance to the course is off of Highridge Ave. at the intersection of Lynhurst Ave. As I stated there is a bulletin board/map near the first tee, so just look for that near the back of the parking lot.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice Neighborhood Course
Pros: Nice legacy course. This course has been around and it shows, from the crowd of diehards hanging out on an Autumn Wednesday afternoon to the obvious age of the baskets and signage. I felt like I was throwing Dayton's answer to KCs Swope Park course only in a nicer neighborhood.
Cons: Some signs were missing causing me to doubt whether I was throwing at the right basket but I did choose right throughout.
Other Thoughts: If I lived in the area I would be happy to call this my home course. There was a pro-shop next to #3 basket but it wasn't open at the time. This seems like a great place to hang out. Visit, you'll be glad you did. I was on a tight schedule and was still able to hang out around the bed of a pickup with some locals and shoot the breeze for a few. Disc golf love lives here.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: rolling hills and very natural, not CUT-OUT like some courses. concrete pads+ optional pin placements. Everyone ive met has been very friendly,and cool :)
Cons: Due to the courses popularity,it tends to get very crowded sometimes.
Other Thoughts: I wish they would move the goals around at some time...at this point its only 2 times a year,as far as i know. this is my local course... :) KEEP IT CLEAN!!!!!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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