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Can be confusing for first timers
Pros: - Challenging course that requires less power and more control.
- Quite a bit of the course is shaded so you dont melt when playing during the summer.
Cons: - Can be challenging to find the next hole if you havent played before. Hole g really will throw you for a loop as it isnt labeled. Simply having a course map near the parking lot would really help out the new players.
- Mosquitos can be a bit of a nuisance because of all the water nearby.
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Pros: it's a very technical course. Not really a power long throw course, but many holes are wooded and the pin is very strategically placed.
Nice concrete tees, but some are short and require a run up, gets muddy with lots of rain
Cons: Two holes mixed in the middle, before 12 and the one after 18 (this one is actually throwing at the practice basket before hole one, but it makes for a good final hole) may throw you off, but the course is a really good challenge.
It looks like they are still working on the pro tees, I think I only spotted one on the course, around hole 9 if I remember correctly.
Other Thoughts: A new favorite, I hear they play doubles around 11am on Sundays
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Nice Use of Elevation
Lake Comes Into Play on A Couple of Holes
Restrooms Near First Tee
Benches at Every Hole
Pro and Am Tee Pads (Some have three tees)
Couple Long Walks Between Holes
Other Park Go-ers Seem Clueless and Can Get in the Way
Course is Prone to Being Swampy and Can Flood
Tee Signs Could Use Some Work
This is a really nice course. The layout is great, with plenty of variation.
First two holes play along lake, if you go too far right on hole 2 you can make into the lake.
Hole 3 is one of the tougher one on the course in my opinion. The distance is pretty decent and the alley to throw through is pretty narrow.
Once you finish up with hole 3 you come to one of the tricky parts to navigate on the course. Follow the trail that leads out of the woods, past the basket for three, and follow the tree line, past the pond, around to the right and you will see the tee pad for 4.
Hole 4 is a big anhyzer (RHBH) around the tree line. Keep an eye on your disc here, to the right the wooded are has a lot of downed trees and underbrush that can eat your discs if your aren't careful.
Holes 5 and 6 are pretty straight forward, you can see the basket from the tee and there are some larger tees in the fairway, but you just pick your line and go with it.
Hole 7 shoot back into the woods. Its a long hyzer from the wide open into the woods. Once you are in the tree line its another 50-70 feet to the basket.
Hole 8 is pretty short, plays in the woods.
Holes 9 and 10 are out of the woods and across the driveway for the parking lot. The are more open, but still have large mature trees in the fairway to block that perfect line to the basket.
Hole 11 takes you back into the woods. Hole is a bit shorter, but very technical. The basket is located across the bridge and up the hill. There is a good risk/reward here, if you choose the wrong path or don't execute you can end up back down the hill and in the small creek.
After 11 you keep going up the hill and out of the woods. Straight into the field you will come across an extra hole (G).
After G you head across the road, right of the playground, for hole 12. This is my favorite hole on the course. Its like a bigger version of 11. The basket is located on top of the hill and there is a stream running through the hole at the bottom of the hill. Its is a bit of a shorter hole, but still can be very challenging.
Holes 13-17 are mostly wooded, and each have there own challenges. Most of these holes also provide you with nice views of the lake, although it really only comes into play if you have a really, really bad throw.
Hole 18 opens up a bit to finish it out.
This course is one of the best in the area. In my opinion it is right up there with Hoover (Brent Hambrick) which to most is the premier course in this area. This course has great variety, and can be challenging for even more advanced players. I have played this course multiple times and never have I had to contend with crowds, yet another thing that make this course wonderful. I can't count the times that I have went to Hoover and couldn't even get a parking space and then drove up Gordon Holton and there not be a soul on the course. Get out and check this one out guys, you will enjoy it.
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Pros: Great views and visually appealing. Set in Delaware State Park with a great view of the lake on many holes and coming into play on a few holes. A great layout that flows well with hole 18 ending close to hole 1. A variety of shots required including distance and control. Both short and long tees are marked with both tees creating challenge. Very creative in design and placement of pins and tees. With completion of concrete tee pads this course will definitely be in my top 3 for central Ohio. As of 11/1/08 the course has concrete tees for all short tee pads. Adequate parking at hole one with a practice basket adjacent to the lot as well. Additional parking can be found next to hole 14 and 15
Cons: not much to speak of here. If anything there are a lot of low ceiling shots. Many of the fairways play under tree limbs or through a corridor of trees. This is a great touch for some holes but the low ceiling gets to be very repetitive.
Other Thoughts: This course is well designed and is enjoyable playing from either set of tees. A PDGA c tier event was held at the course in June 2008. When all improvements are completed I could see this being a very popular tournament location. The course is 19 holes currently. After completing hole 11 play hole G and then continue on to hole 12. Shooting par from the longs is a great round and just staying under par from the shorts can be tough sometimes. Defeinitely a great destination that includes camping, a beach, and boat access. updated 7/1. All tees are completed with concrete installed. rating updated to a 4 from a 3.5 which says a lot considering it is only 1 of 2 that I rated 4 or higher. Doubles on Sundays at noon $5.
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