11 Helpful / 1 Not
Taking the Scenic Route from Cbus
Pros: + location is very scenic and relaxing
+ Pin placement milked every bit of challenge possible on each hole.
+ Cement tee boxes seemed new and were very nice
+ Not a crowded course by any means
+ Close to Columbus but feels far removed
+ Fairways were well groomed and pretty darn open on most holes
+ Distances from tees felt well thought out
+ Scorecards and Maps at course entrance sign.
Cons: - The rough was ROUGH
- Not all transitions between holes were easy to find if you don't have a map or someone to show you.
- Tee signs were just OK when they weren't damaged
Other Thoughts: This course is becoming one of my favorite get-aways. Its just such an aesthetically pleasing place.
Where I think this course succeeds most in its design is the use of the available land. It is true that a good chunk of it feels a tad repetitive. But all the holes are fun and have some kind of challenge to them. I find the pin placements to be well thought out and in a way that makes good usage of the terrain and trees.
I especially appreciate playing on the rolling hills and the few holes that weave through the woods. When I'm there I honestly stop every so often to just admire my surroundings. But much of that natural beauty sucks up discs and when you venture off the fairways the rough gets heavy. Knowing you have to go look for your lost disc here is groan worthy.
I play from the short tees but even those require plenty distance throughout the course. I like that it tests my arm and that the fairways are by and large wide enough to allow for error.
Overall this course is definitely the most relaxing and scenic to play in the Columbus area. Most importantly I have a lot of fun playing here.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very well maintained course with concrete pads on all tees including pro tees. Very quiet course and I have not once had to worry about people ahead or behind me.
Cons: Not an intensely technical course, there are a couple of tough-ish holes, but playing the first few holes kinda sets the tone for all 18.
Other Thoughts: Don't be surprised if you find one or two cars in the parking lot. There is a porta-john there now which is new this season. There is a donation box, make sure you toss something in there. I mostly like this course because I can take my time and find it very relaxing to play a round. If you find yourself in the area it is worth the stop.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
One of the best in central....well near central Ohio
Pros: + This course is a great challenge.
+ Play it in the Spring or Fall to get used to it. In the Summer once things grow in, you'll have a hard time finding a disc if you throw in the woods. but the fairways are very wide, think like football field wide, except for the 7-9 which play in the woods.
+ This course is not as technical as others, but requires throwing good distances. One of my favorites by far.
+ They have concrete pads on all holes now (used to be dirt)
+ The pro tees are very fun to play on for a great challenge.
+ The course isn't really crowded, but more and more people are going out to check it out and it's getting more popular.
Cons: - Not too many...
- It's a drive for many people, but well worth it, for the minimal amount of time it will take to get there if you usually play around Columbus.
- The Summer months are more challenging, due to the growth.
- Prepare to do some hiking!
- The parking lot is small, but usually not a problem, because not too many people go out there.
- If you don't know the layout, going from hole 3 to 4 is kind on hidden and can be confusing. Just get the layout and you'll be fine.
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7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Not crowded- you can have the course to yourself. A few decent holes. Some tricky basket locations (though many are hidden and hard to spot for first timers.)
Cons: In the middle of nowhere! The fairways needed mowing when I played it. Signs were iffy at times, small tee areas (but it appears teepads have now been installed).
Hard to find discs that land in the woods. We spent a lot of time looking for discs in the fairway and in the rough.
Other Thoughts: Lots of land. Could use a little refining in my opinion. Many people like this course, but it just didn't appeal to me, probably due to the redundancy.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Brand new concrete tees finish off what truely is a championship caliber disc golf course. Lots of elevation changes require finesse, while long, relatively open holes require distance as well as precision to avoid woods along both sides of the fairway. Some pin placements very near steep drops, punishing those ace runs that go high.
Cons: Trail from 3's basket to 4's tee is almost invisible. Walk back across 3's fairway, you'll see it.
Fill up your gas tank before you get to the course and bring a snack, as the town of Alexandria offers little in the way of goods and services.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
A relaxing round
Pros: A scenic, secluded and serene course with many elevation changes. The course was well maintained when I played as all the grass was nicely mowed. Also, it looks like concrete tees are on their way judging by the tee pad frames I saw lying around.
You also won't have to worry about waiting at any holes. Crowds were non-existent during my round. I saw a couple of other groups early on but for the most part it felt like I was the only person on the course.
Cons: The signs could use some work, they were a bit difficult to decipher and really weren't all that helpful in figuring out where the baskets were. Also, the first couple of holes had "next tee" signs but were nowhere to be found further in to the course which made finding the next hole difficult on occasion.
Other Thoughts: If you want to play a relaxing round of disc golf, this course would seem to fit the bill. It is very open for most holes with a few challenging wooded holes thrown in for good measure. The course definitely plays long so you'll have plenty of opportunities to give your arm a good work out as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course although I do have a preference for more open courses. Throwing over the rolling hills and around the clumps of trees in the narrow fields that seemed to go on and on was a ton of fun.
So.. should you play this course? If you like open courses I couldn't recommend it more. With the addition of concrete tees it will be that much better.
If you're more of a technical player that enjoys being in the woods, Lobdell may not be your cup of tea but I'd still recommend stopping by if you'd like to play a course in a beautiful, natural setting.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great alternative to Hoover, lots of rolling hills on the open holes, the wooded holes are an adventure, long course
Cons: some of the tees aren't finished but there still is dry dirt there, Some holes are hard to find not sure if we played the 16th or not
Other Thoughts: All in all its a great course it should be finished soon( rest of the tees concrete), if you go play leave a 2 dollar donation for this great course
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: It has 18 holes.....that's about the only thing worth stopping for.
Cons: Redundant holes, a hidden ravine in the woods, poorly groomed, redundant shots, no tee seigns, mosquitoes, redundant shots.
Other Thoughts: You can play the first 3 holes and then leave because you are infor 6 more turns of the same holes. We played some sweet courses last summer but this was the worst. I guess being the worst of the best is not so bad.
4 of 14 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: Long and fun to play, easy to do well a couple of really cool shots
Cons: Lot of redundant shots, often overgrown
0 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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