8 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging for everyone
Pros: Course contains a large warm up area with two baskets specifically for putting and the baskets on numbers 2, 11, and 18 can be used for mid range warm ups as well. Large tee pads on every hole with adequate signs. Course traverses rolling hills in and out of the woods with punishing rough in the wooded holes. Several par fours and one par five truly test your abilities. Very accurate drives required to have a chance at birdie and they should be taken advantage of. The open holes still have OB and some mandos to make you concentrate more. Large bridges are installed across the creek in most situations with an excellent staircase built up the hill to number 14's tee pad.
Cons: On nice days there will be non-disc golf walkers on the course side of the park that are mostly oblivious to the course, so be watchful there. Also, runners like to use the hill off the road across eight and nine's fairways to train. This usually slows everything down. Several holes could use spotters to speed things up. Some of the hills can get quite muddy and slick after a storm and can be dangerous if you're not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: Vettiner is the harder of the two current courses in Louisville and for good measure. The hills can be exhausting and rounds there take longer than you'd think for a 6000 foot course. Number 18 was designed to be exactly the way it is, a big pain in the ass. Dave didn't want anyone to have a sigh of relief thinking they're finally at the last hole, he wanted that hole to make you concentrate even more and execute your shots right at the end. Other parts of the park can be quite busy so don't be surprised to hear an ice cream truck throughout most of your round or a family playing loud music while having a picnic or cookout.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 9 Not
We need more like this one
Pros: This is a beautiful course, that the parks department maintains nicely. Great setting for disc golf. Great "warm-up/ putt" area. Nice baskets. The bridges are awesome, and help make this place( frank bink harris.). This is The premiere, championship level disc golf park in this area. This course is a must to play. Very Challenging, with a great layout of all different types of shots. Well designed DLG, your the man.
Cons: Not much bad one can say about this course besides: is not beginner friendly. Elevation changes are drastic and can be challenging to walk( e.g. # 3,12, 13, 14, 15 ,) The length of the tee-pads should've been built longer. The tee pads should've been poured with a rough finish, instead of the slick finish they have.
Other Thoughts: All in all, charlie vettiner is one of the finer disc golf courses that i have ever played. If you want to play on a beautiful, championship level course, thats hardly ever crowded, C.V. is a must to try! P.S. you better bring your A game.
4 of 13 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Tough wooded course
Pros: The course plays through a hilly wooded park. Most of the holes play through thick woods with thick rough that's waiting to punish an errant shot. A few holes give you a break with a little more open shots, though the woods are usually lurking alongside the open holes with a chance to end up in trouble. There is a great mix of hole lengths and shapes here, you'll throw every shot you have to score well and stay out of trouble. There are a couple shorter holes, and lots of longer and tougher holes, and the course never feels very repetitive.
There are nice large concrete tees throughout the course, and they have enough texture to provide solid footing. The signs are basic, but accurate, and are sufficient to follow the course with no navigation issues. There are stairs and bridges where necessary to make it easier to get around the course.
Cons: There is a lot of traffic on this course, both players and other random walkers. This makes for some waiting, and for some potential safety issues when walkers come around blind corners on the course unexpectedly. The traffic has also caused compaction and erosion on a lot of the wooded fairways, so there are lots of slick muddy areas if it's rained recently.
There are lots of blind holes so you'll do some extra walking to see where to throw, and a spotter is useful on several holes. A few of the open holes feel like filler holes, and don't fit in with the feeling of the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a very fun and challenging course, and definitely worth a stop if you're anywhere in the area. There is a great variety of holes that keeps you on your toes throughout. Beginners may find it a little too challenging and punishing, but more experienced players will find themselves tested to make lots of different shots and hit some nice tight lines.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has some really amazing holes on it. Hole 1 starts off with a very picturesque downhill shot where you have to hit a small opening at the bottom of the fairway to be set up by the basket. I can't remember the numbers for some of the others, but the first few holes and holes 12-18 are tons of fun and are very challenging. The elevation that comes into play add a lot of challenge, beauty, and fun to the course. The course seems to be very well maintained and clean for the most part. This course is very visually appealing and has a good layout. There are quite a bit of improvements that have been done to the course such as staircases and bridges that have been built to help dgers traverse some tricky spots.
The baskets were in good shape, there were appropriately sized concrete tee boxes, and there were detailed signs to help with navigation. The course was pretty easy to follow for a first time player even without a map.
Cons: There are several blind holes that require you to walk far ahead to see where the basket is at. This adds a lot of time to your round when playing it for the first time. It became very tiresome for me at some point during the round and it took away from an otherwise very enjoyable round of golf. There are also several holes where it is a good idea to have a spotter on.
The few open holes pale in comparison to the wooded holes. They really seem to just be filler to make 18 holes. It adds to the variety of the course to have some open holes, but a couple of them lack any challenge at all.
I did not notice many trashcans on the course and did not see any restrooms.
Other Thoughts: The fairways are fair and the roughs can be rough. There is a nice level of risk/reward on this course. Hole 18 is a very difficult hole to finish on. It is basically a U-shaped hole forced by a mando at the corner. (I was definitely thinking thumber over the top of the corner, until I noticed the mando).
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
every bit of 6000 feet
Pros: Course feels as if you're playing more than 6000 foot total. Not a bomber course; but no short holes either. Every hole forces you to execute lines; and some distance. You earn your threes one hole after another; or, make a very quality shot for deuce opportunity.
Concrete tees, good signs, correct footage, next tee signs where necessary.
Great course upkeep; nice bridges; railroad tied tiered stairways.
We were here in spring and had no mud issues.
Very scenic style (ball golf course style) course; using elevation well.
Roll away greens.
Creek somewhat in play on a few holes.
Cons: Didn't really have any; except perhaps my score: the end of the course hit me pretty hard; so don't let up on your concentration (I took a 7 on #17 and a 5 on the long #18; arghh!)
Sounds as though this course is crowded. We played first thing in the morning and mostly had the course to ourselves.
Other Thoughts: Dave Greenwell course; and this one is every bit what you would expect from a long time pro and designer. Par 58; and you will earn it.
This one had been on my wish list for a while. This was first course of the second day of a traveling journey. First day, we played Alwoods, Camp Cullom, and Longley Park (in Indiana). All three of these are top notch courses; and yet, Vettiner was the best of the four.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Variety of shots, very technical, strategic OB placement. Great elevation changes, and basket placements bring the elevation changes into play. Can have a great round go south pretty quickly if you're not careful! That is what a great course can do to you.
Cons: Open holes (#6, 7, 10) somewhat ho-hum. Other than that, none.
Other Thoughts: Just a great course. Not for the beginner. Very hilly and that can tire you quickly. Bring plenty of water!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Big park for your big drives
Pros: - Varied Terrain, this park has both woods and wide open spaces. It has hills and flats. If you want to experience almost all disc golf has to offer in one course, this is a good place to do it.
- Big tee pads. I have a big run-up when i drive, so a big cement tee pad is nice.
- Long drives. If you love to throw those long bombs, this is the place for you. If you're keeping score, those 300 foot drives are really going to pay off in the more open parts of this course.
Cons: - Mandos. I've come to belive that mandatory shots are a reflection of bad hole design. I refuse to use them. Fortunately there aren't many here.
- Crowds. Louisville is a big place. Almost a million people in the greater metro area, and this is a good course...be prepared to wait to play and then be crowded by players coming up from behind on any nice summer weekend.
- Mud. During the wetter times of the year, parts of this course turn into a slip-and-slide. Best bring your hiking boots.
Other Thoughts: - If you can get there really early or go during a week day you'll beat most of the crowds.
- Hole 18 (par 6) seems ridiculous at first, but unless you're the incredible hulk i don't recommend trying to throw over or through the woods. Just play hard and throw around the bend like the sign says...if you place your middle approach shots well, you should be able to do it in 5, no problem.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Best in Louisville
Pros: Decent elevation changes. Several grip & rip holes. Technically challenging to where you'll need every shot/disc in your bag. A well maintained pro-caliber course. Benches or picnic tables at every tee.
Cons: I've spent more time looking for discs with my playing partners than on any other course! Although several improvements have been made of late, there are still multiple areas where there is excessive ground moisture/mud.
Other Thoughts: Hole #16 is the #1 most aggrivating one I've ever played, and played, and played, and played again and again! };')
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very Challenging course...Varied terrain, elevation changes, great diversity (from heavily wooded narrow fairways to wide open rippers) Plenty of obstacles, Mandos, etc and hardly any water!!
Cons: Some of the tee markers are damaged or missing which caused me to walk several holes to find the pin. Very muddy in spots; for example, Hole #2 looks like somebody got their 4 X 4 back their and did a 'yard job.'
Other Thoughts: Stay on the fairway to have a pleasant game. Trust me.
If there is a signature hole, I would say its Hole #18. Check it out for yourself!!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Louisville needed it
Pros: This challenging pro caliber course combines distance, elevation and obstacle with great effect, necessitating a variety of throws and technical ability. A good mix of open and wooded holes with most risk/reward from the tees or fairways and a few very challenging pin placements. An errant throw on numerous holes will find you in some thick rough, no doubt adding strokes.
Tees (the few alts), signs, baskets and bridges are in good shape with clearly defined fairways; well maintained.
Holes #3 & #8 from pro pads, and #12 are particularly engaging given their elevation and woods-tunnels. .
Cons: All in all CV is a great course but given the length and elevation, the lack of access to water, and a few treacherous slopes in desperate need of steps detract from it. A few blase holes could be modified to their betterment - #2, #6 and #7 - simply by moving the pins: #2 to behind the small stand of trees and the others into the treeline which they currently border.
No one hole stands out as "signature."
Other Thoughts: I play this course more than any other; it's my home away from home. It's always a challenge and fun to play with plenty of birdie ops, but get them on the front 11 because the back 7 can easily take them away.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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