2 Helpful / 1 Not
Needs about 10-15 years of tree growth
Pros: MONSTER Tee-Pads
forces you to be accurate because of the many O.B.s.
Wide selection of holes. you'll drive once with a putter for a down hill shot just over 200 and then have to BOOM 2 huge shots for #15 over 740 feet!
Cons: Most of the trees are small so it gets boring at times.
There are WAY to manny O.B.s.
because of all of the walking trails, a lot of foot traffic causes you to slow the pace of the game.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Wide open spaces to let them fly
Pros: White Park allows for plenty of long range shots, basically throw long to your heart's content. Playing with the running track as OB gives the course a little bit more challenge. Players able to throw around 340-350 will have numerous deuce chances. The trees planted during the installation of the course are starting to shape the holes, whereas you use to be able to just throw over the top of them. Given more time these trees will become even more a factor on this course. All holes have large grippy tee pads as well as benches on which to rest. Most have trash cans available. There are brand new tee signs that are adequate. Course is easy to follow with no large walks in between holes and with few places where you have to watch for errant discs from other holes. As previously said in other reviews, number 18 provides an interesting twist in sand traps surrounding the green. This feature makes a normally 300 foot hole more difficult.
Cons: Players with less distance can find the repetitiveness of long shot after long shot a disadvantage. The parks department tends to let the grass grow up a bit before mowing so don't be surprised to be looking for a disc in over ankles' height grass. I wouldn't count it necessarily a Con but the wind can be a big factor out at White.
Other Thoughts: White course provides a different kind of challenge than most all of the other Bowling Green courses. Course is usually fairly empty except for some runners/walkers around the track. Course will only get better with time as the trees grow larger and shape the character of each hole.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Long and windy
Pros: Ephram White Park has a nice course and certainly lends itself to the diversity of courses in the Bowling Green area. In a way, it might remind you of a ball golf course with its defined fairways that are cut much shorter than the "rough" that borders. Eighteen with its bunkers and sand traps also help with the feeling. The walking paths, which are reminiscent of cart paths, run throughout the course too.
Speaking of paths, they help define the holes and offer a big difficulty in the way of OB's. Some run on both sides of the fairways, some on just one side and some that run behind. Some are narrower than others but you are all but guaranteed to go out at least once.
Although most holes are strait there is some gentle elevation changes that help with the diversity. There is a pretty even mix of slight uphill and downhill shots. Eleven's very pronounced hard dogleg to the right is what I considered my favorite hole. It is fairly open on the first half, takes the turn and leads into a comparatively tight wooded area with big mature trees. It's really beautiful. Beyond that there aren't many other wooded areas but you will find a few trees here and there to work around. Lots of newly planted ornamental, flowering, and shade trees are on their way to making this a fairly wooded area once the trees mature. This will not be the same course in 10-20 years. For now you will just have to enjoy the openness.
Don't let the openness fool you into thinking it's easy though. With everything mentioned above, this course is lengthier than a lot of the other courses in the area. Mix in some wind and you'll find a very challenging course. I should also mention that there is a couple of shorter holes with a great little ace run on hole nine that makes for a nice treat.
You'll find some nice big pads. They are at least 12' long and 5' wide. Every hole has benches and signs too. The layout is also very easy to follow.
Cons: This course will be brutal in the summer with its lack of shade. Further, the course doesn't flow in a way to make it easy to get back to your car for water once you get going. Be prepared for that.
A time or two you may have to wait on random walkers on the trail.
Based on the type of course this is, and if you know what to expect, there really aren't that many cons. Wooded course fans might not be impressed. You may find it a little repetitive which can lead to burnout, especially if you are suffering from a particularly bad round.
Other Thoughts: Overall the course is quite enjoyable. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the park is clean and safe. Out of all the courses in Bowling Green this was one that I am glad I played but would pick others if I had limited time. If you are a strong thrower you might enjoy it more than than those with average arms. If you like fairly open, long courses then this is the course for you. If not, just know what to expect when you visit and you can still have a good time. Go give it a try and enjoy!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a well maintained park with a nice area devoted to the disc golf course. The tees are marked very well with plain tee signs. Concrete pads are in great shape. Baskets seem to be all in perfect shape.
Course provides a nice variety of shots which will only get better as the trees mature in this newer park.
Good place to practice playing in the wind.
Cons: Wide open, but hopefully will change as time goes by, only real complaint.
Other Thoughts: Bowling Green has a great resource of disc golf courses in its area and the park district and local club should be applauded for their efforts.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a wide open course, with lots of room to rip long drives. The park is nice, seems well kept, and not over crowded. There is hardly any foliage to deal with. Most holes would be too long for newer players, but if players would quit the habit of thinking every hole was a par 3, this would not be a problem.
There is a cross country track that makes its way around and through the course that plays as OB. This gives the course a little more challenge, but the main culprit for challenge on this course is the distance and the wind. Not only is the city nicknamed "Blowing Green" by disc golfers, but this course has very little in the way to stop it. There are good long concrete tee pads and tee signs on every hole. There is also a fence on a few holes that plays as OB. Also, as mentioned, you have the bunkers near hole 18 with the path behind it all playing as OB, which can make for a challenging in the wind.
I would say the design is good for what they had to work with, which will only get better as the small trees continue to mature. I am sure, by looking at how each long hole faces different directions and knowing the wind is a major culprit at a course like this, that the design takes into account the different wind directions and how they affect the disc flight. Easy, wide open shots are not so easy if you do not understand how wind can change the flight of the shot your about to throw.
Cons: There is no public restroom, or running water, and the course could use more benches. There really are not a lot of cons to the course other than the fact that there is not much to it, but that is not a con for those who like this type of course. The biggest down side, is on non windy days for players who can not throw over 300', this course can be incredibly boring.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this can be a fun course if you like open courses or if you like to throw long drives. People often seem to forget that good designers understand wind and try to take it into account on open courses. However, the wind is not always blowing, and if you can not throw very long or do not like open courses, then you simply will not like this course. There is just nothing about this course that stands out to me to consider it anything other than an average course, but I look forward to updating my review down the road when the trees have had a chance to mature.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 4 Not
Long and open!
Pros: This course has nice large concrete tee pads and good signs on every hole. It is located in a nice park and the disc golf course usually does not have a lot of people playing. You have lots of oppertunities for long drives as many of the holes are long and not reachable in 1 throw. There is a lot of OB. There is generally a lot of wind.
Cons: For some reason hole #1 is on the opposite side of the course from the parking lot. You have to walk several hundred yards to hole #1. The course is way to open and you are just pretty much throwing it a hard as you can without much wory of anything. Almost all of the OB is very unnatural with it all being gravel roads.
Other Thoughts: The course has some young trees planted that will help 10 years down the road, but this is just not a very fun course to play. You just try to throw it long and avoid the man made OB. on almost every hole. The park is nice and well kept, but the course is pretty boring. It's a good play to go work on your drives and windy putting, but that's about it.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Bring the Flexall
Pros: If you love to grip-n-rip, this course is for you. We were there in the middle of a Saturday in May and there was hardly anyone else there. Lots of elbow room to really try and open up your drive potential.
Cons: Lacks the kind of character that many other area courses have. There are only a few holes in the back that provide any sort of technical challenge.
Other Thoughts: I would probably rate this course higher if I could consistenly snap out drives of 400' or better.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Long, open course
Pros: The design makes good use of the given property. Some of the holes are multi-shot golf holes that do require a bit of strategy.
Most of the time the wind makes the track fairly challenging. A bit of elevation change makes for some fun shots.
Very little schule, little chance of losing discs, easy to navigate.
Fun, if you like to crush-crush-crush.
The course will get better over the years as the trees grow.
Cons: On many of the holes, the primary factor that separates scores is the ability to crush.
Very few trees.
A lot like a fly-18 course, but minus the cart and the beverage cutie.
Other Thoughts: Remember: Don't be a dirty disc golfer. If you pack it in, pack it out!
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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