15 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Chalybeate Disc Golf course will provide you with an interesting and unique disc golf experience. The course uses DISCatcher baskets that are in great shape, appropriately sized concrete tee pads, and accurate tee signs at each hole.
The course does make two complete loops, with hole No9 and No18 ending back at the start of the course. The holes flow well from tee to tee, and the course is reasonable to navigate. There are no crossing fairways on the course. There is some underbrush on the course, and a lot of small brush and trees through the wooded areas that are just waiting to swat down a good drive. There are a few trash cans scattered around the course, but no benches that I can remember.
There are some moderate to severe elevation changes throughout the course which makes for some interesting holes. There is a great mix of open and tight, technical holes. There are 5 holes that are open, and 4 light to moderately wooded holes. The other 9 holes are short, technical holes that are heavily wooded, some with defined fairways, some not so much. The course as a whole is very short with only one hole topping 300ft. This hole is wide open with no obstacles, so not much of a challenge. Most of the holes at Chalybeate are set up for either a straight or slight right to left hyzer shot. There are a few places through the technical holes where you could get creative with the shot-making, but pretty straight forward otherwise.
The technical holes can prove quite challenging, but the open holes are just that, wide open. Length is not an asset at this course. An accurate, well-placed tee shot will yield the best results. Watch out through No14 and No15, these holes play right along the edge of the bluff, and it would be easy for an misplaced drive to fly over the edge or for a shot to turn up and roll over the edge. I have played here 5 times, and have never seen another group playing the course, you will more than likely have it all to yourself. There is plenty of parking available at the course.
Cons: One of the biggest cons of this course is the location. It is the small town of Chalybeate which is probably a good 30 minute drive from downtown bowling green. There are a lot better courses in BG and many great courses within 5-10 minutes of each other in town. The closest course to Chalybeate is Ephram White park, which is about 15 minutes or so. If you are in this area, and have the time, it would be a great course to play. If you are in the BG area and looking to play several different courses, I would cross this one off the list. The open holes are wide open, maybe adding some more trees, or even sand traps to add to the visual appeal and challenge of the course would be nice. The stairs leading up the edge of the bluff to No7's basket aren't that great. They are a little unstable, and when I was there, there were a couple of steps missing, this definitely needs some work!
Other Thoughts: Overall, Chalybeate is a decent little course that is fun to play. This course is similar in style to Preston Miller, so if you are looking for a shorter, more technical course in town, play Preston. If you happen to be around the Ephram White area, I'd say it would be worth the 15 minute drive to check it out.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a weird one. There are the standard hyzer/anhyzer shots in a field, but it gets ineteresting when you get into the woods. Highlight of the course are the extreme elevation shots. One hole plays 40 feet forward and 100 feet downhill, you can literally throw a jump putt from the teepad and let the disc drift down. Alternatively, there is another shot that goes back up the cliff which requires a thumber, tomahawk or a crazy roller shot. Most of the holes on this course are short, with a lot of birdies to be had.
Cons: Not challenging enough. Not really worth playing this one if you are visiting the Bowling Green area since there are so many other great courses around.
Other Thoughts: Overall the course feels like it was kind of haphazardly put together, although there are some interesting holes.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun little course
Pros: This is a fun little course to play that has very little traffic. There are decent sized teepads with nice signs. There are a lot of heavily wooded short holes that have extremely tight fairways. There are also a couple of holes that are either straight up a cliff or straight down it. It has some open holes as well. It is a nice change up course because the holes are short and very different from what you would normally see. You will need to be very creative with your shots
Cons: The course is a little short, I only threw driver on 3 holes. It also seemed like you were either throwing at a hole with no fairway or one that was completely open. Some of the holes are too tight with no reasonible way to get to the basket other then luck. The steps going up to the straight up the hill hole are missing some steps and are very unstable.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to stop by and play in you get the chance. I promise you will have not played another course like it. I would not want to play it all the time, but it's definately a good change of pace with a very unique style to it.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
i love this course
Pros: this was a jewel of a course. it is not long at all but it will take everything you have in your bag. hole 7my favoriye hole on the course it is a challenge to the mind and the body you will think of 10 diferent ways to attempt it the picture dose not give it the real scope
Cons: out of the way but that is part of the beuty
Other Thoughts: it is worth the 15 mile out of the way drive and you can play in a lot of shade on a hot day
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very Technical course. Hands down the funnest small course out there. Most shots are less than 200 ft yet are harder to birdie than a 1000 ft hole. Must know your shots and be confident or this course can really rack up strokes. Can be an Amateurs worst nightmare. Basket placements are killer. Love the downhill lies with the chance of putting off the cliff side. Holes 4, 7, 14, 15 are all the craziest holes you may ever play. Great use of the cliff!
Cons: It's in the middle of BFE. Not really close to anything!
Other Thoughts: Ranked as one of the top 10courses I have played.
I would recommend this course to anyone. Great place to learn shots. Quiet setting with little distractions. Beautiful park with several other recreational activities.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Lots of Gimmick holes
Cons: There are some pretty strange shots here. Extreme elevation changes, both up and down hill. One hole has no fairway. Two others basically play along the side of a cliff.
Other Thoughts: It's not the worst course I've ever played, but not really a good game of golf either.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Great Break from the Norm..
Pros: This is a great course that is very unique and can be somewhat challenging. Let's just say if you over shoot your drives on 3, 8, 14 and 15 you will be regretting it because you will be walking down a cliff and possibly into a creek to retrieve your disc. Your score will be reflected tremendously as well. I was fortunate to have played this course in the winter and by seeing what the course looks like in the summer that would be pretty intimidating. #7 is just AWESOME!! I would rate this course much better than the previous review of 2 ½ stars.
Cons: No cons here!
Other Thoughts: Better than would might think and worth the drive there.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun little course
Pros: Excellent holes around bluffs. Variety of shots needed.
Cons: Open Holes rather boring. Can see 2 or 3 baskets from some tee pads, we had to check the map a few times to know where to throw.
Other Thoughts: I'm really glad I played this course in winter. Extra foliage would have stopped my disc many times.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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