Pros: Not much to say, stroller friendly, 9 holes... all shorties
Good for newbies and kids
Cons: it backs up on itself, kind of like woodland mound...
Crowded and pedestrian
Of course, you need a county park pass
Other Thoughts: Miami White Water is A super nice park. I think its a good idea for the Hamilton county park system to seriously install a whole new series of Disc Golf Courses,(and keep the old school Frisbee Golf Style ones too) It would be effective for annual pass sales.
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Pros: Beautiful park with a lot to do in addition to disc golf. Ball golf course, large lake for paddle boating and fishing, 8 mile loop trail with shorter option of a mile and a half. Also a great kids playground area with a seasonal kids spray park. Course is easy to navigate and is well maintained. Man-made moguls line the fairways for holes 4-9. Older course but there aren't the ridiculously short 100-200 foot holes you see at other parks course (Winton Woods,Woodland Mound).
Cons: Baskets are probably the worst in the city. Single chain,rusted. Tough to hit a long distance shot (basket #9 being the exception, it is a new basket). Baskets have the annoying ring of concrete around them. The large pine trees that line fairways 4-9 swallow discs.
Other Thoughts: Tee signs are the white marker "discs" in the ground. For how old they are, they are in remarkably good shape. Only 9 holes, but not a simple nine. #1 is a sharp anhyzer 300+ footer that hugs the right tree-line. #2 is a narrow uphill 300 foot hyper tunnel shot. #5 plays slightly uphill and nearly 400 feet. #8 is 400 feet and guarded by pine trees. Holes # 3,4 and 6 are the simplest holes and most dueceable. I've heard talk of adding another nine holes, that would be welcomed.
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Pros: Many of the park courses in the area have much more enclosed courses. Miami Whitewater is more open than many of those and so finding a lost disc is much easier in most cases. It is a bit introductory compared to some other courses in our area and small being only 9 holes. However, they efficiently use that space and the latter half of them are enjoyable long distance back and forth. It isn't often too busy and can be a good place to relax and play a few quick games.
Cons: There aren't many obstacles to get in your way, which for some isn't a problem but I've come to enjoy trying to snake a disc through problematic trees and brush.
For those who enjoy technical difficulty, its on the rather low side of the scale.
Other Thoughts: This is a park i went to at least once a week for much of my life and I sentimentally enjoy it. It really is a pretty park and if you like to make a day of it the longer bike course takes about 35 minutes, they have hiking trails, a lake with canoe rental and paddleboat, and a few other common park staples. A yearly park pass is only 5 dollars and allows you access to Winton Woods my favorite disc course as well as Miami and two other decent disc parks.
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9 Open holes
Pros: The man-made mogul type things on this course add interest and make an otherwise boring course into something that can be pretty fun.
The wide-open fairways provide good opportunities to launch some bombs without fear of punishment.
I'd say this is a good course for beginners who want some longer throws but don't want to have to search through dense woods when they're slightly off-target.
Tees have discs in the ground with hole layouts on them.
Not too far from the main boathouse/marina area which has a snack bar and refreshments.
Cons: The baskets are old and only have one layer of chains. Many are rusted and or bent.
Not a lot of variety in the holes, as they basically go back and forth. It reminds me of Embschoff woods except flat and not hilly.
Other Thoughts: $2 per play may seem like a lot, but think of it this way: For $5, you can get a parks pass for a year. There are 4 disc golf courses in the park system: Miami Whitewater, Embschoff Woods, Winton Woods, and Woodland Mound. And the pass is good for the entire calendar year. I wouldn't pay to play just this course, but if you pay to play all these courses, it can be worthwhile.
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Decent if you are around
Pros: This course is a 9 hole, pretty short course. The posted par is pretty high so it can be played as a par 3 course. The tee signs are little plates in the ground that show distance and the layout of the hole. They are pretty helpful.
There are some decent, challenging shots with some holes that are fairly open so you can huck it fairly far. It's also away from the walking path so generally no people get in the way. The course is well kept (mowed grass and trimmed back woods when they need to be). Sometimes there are groups of girls that play! Good stuff! :D
Cons: The course is pay to play but this is only to get access to the entire park. It's $2 for the day or $5 for the whole year. It's also good for all the other Hamilton County parks in the area that are pay to enter. If you live around the area, I would suggest getting the season pass.
The baskets aren't the greatest at catching discs because there aren't many chains and they are pretty rusted. The tee pads are somewhat rough, short, and uneven even though they are asphalt.
Other Thoughts: The course is pretty easy so if you're looking for a challenge, stay away. But, if you are looking on improving that backhand or forehand throws, this is a good course that doesn't punish at all. Have fun!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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My home course
Pros: 9 Holes with a decent distance between tee and basket.
Nice setting with enough traffic in the area to help find discs.
Quick to play with great facilities near by.
Well kept course that is great for beginners/intermediate.
Cons: The course is not heavily wooded, so be prepared with water or play in the morning/late evening.
Sometimes on hole 9 the grass on the right side can be high and full of thorns, be careful.
Other Thoughts: The course is great for beginners to start on, it is forgiving with a lot of buffer space between the obstacles and the fairway. I have never seen anyone lose a disc here.
I love to make a day out of this by taking my bike up to the 8 mile trail that is available and then stopping and discing in the afternoon.
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Engraved Tee Maps
Detailed engraved stone tee signs
The tee signs showed exactly where the basket is located with distinguishing landmarks.
Map at the beginning of course and tees easily located - good flow
Beginner friendly-one family of first time disc golfers followed me
Fairways mowed and well kept
Use of knolls and a few trees to partially conceal some baskets
Must pay two dollars to enter the park . Park has lake with paddle boats and fishing boats that can be rented. It also has a playground, bike trail, and campground nearby which was full the last weekend in July.
The course was somewhat crowded with campers, but I was still able to complete the course in 45 minutes.
The baskets were surrounded with asphalt rather than mulch so you could possibly scuff a low grade disc.
May want to use a soft putter since the baskets are worn.
Some holes easily birdied
Other Thoughts: Overall, I enjoyed it for a nine hole course. It's a great place to introduce a beginner to the sport.
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