9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Ohio County DG Course is a scenic little course with a great layout and good variation among the holes. Each hole has a nice sized concrete tee pad and accurate tee sign. The course uses Chainstar baskets that are all in excellent shape. The course is laid out very well and easy to navigate. A sign with a course map is located near the first tee. Tee signs point you to the next hole as necessary, but for the most part, the next tee pad is visible from the previous basket. There are two 9-hole loops that both return to the parking area. The course flows great as you traverse the well-defined fairways.
Ohio County DGC has a nice variety of open and technical holes. The front nine is relatively flat with a mostly technical layout, offering some very challenging tee shots that can challenge players of all skill levels. The back nine is a bit more open with some moderate elevation changes that are utilized very well in the course design, with several opportunities to really launch a big drive. There is nice variety in distance with holes ranging between 230ft-600ft. Overall, the course has a great visual appeal and the layout is both fun and challenging.
Cons: I've played this course twice now, and each time, the maintenance seemed to be somewhat lacking. The fairways are well-defined, but there is quite a bit of tall grass in the fairways, and plenty of brush and briars off of the fairways. All of the tee pads are in great condition, but several of them are unlevel, making for a slightly awkward tee shot. Location is a bit obscure and not much around the local area. The other courses are 30min plus from its location. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, the course is real bad about retaining water, so keep this in mind and check the weather conditions if planning to play the course.
Other Thoughts: All in all, this is a great little course. If you are in or near area, it will be worth the time to check it out. The course is located at the fairgrounds in Ohio County and offers camping, mini-golf and various other activities. As a note, the ice storm that came through in early 2009 caused a lot of damage to the trees on the course. All holes are playable except for Hole2. The fairway at Hole2 is completely covered by trees with no path to get through. Everything else is in decent shape, but still many trees uprooted and limbs down. Most of the damage will not directly affect play on the course, but it is slightly more difficult to walk through the woods in some areas.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Definately worth the side trip.
Pros: Very challenging, technical holes in the woods. As mentioned previously, you had better bring your best stuff or you will get "B" slapped by some of these sinister holes. Even the open holes have some interesting features to them. The 600' hole is a long downhill shot where the basket is guarded by small trees. Neat layout where you survive the front nine (holes 11 & 12 are no day at the park either) and have some fun on the back nine. Overall a really good mix of holes to keep a disc slinger reaching for different discs.
Cons: Some holes may be too much for newer players. There are some 325-375 foot holes in the woods where the dogleg angle is severely acute; so much that you must have otherwordly powers to have any kinda shot at a deuce. Getting a 3 is nothing to be ashamed of. As mentioned earlier, this place is in a flood basin...you will be better served to play in the drier months. The aesthetics are rather rough and bland. There is a rustic campground bordering the first 3 holes...I could have swore I heard banjo music...
Other Thoughts: I played this course shortly after the remnants of Hurricane Ike tore the place up. There were large trees blocking several of the T's and clogging up a few of the fairways. I really agonized over being the 4th person to give this course the exact same 3.5 star rating. I tried to factor out the fallen debris while rating this course as well. The truth is, this course is well worth the 3 minutes it takes to get there from off the parkway if you are playing the BG to Owensboro "Natcher Circuit". However, it simply isn't polished enough to hit the 4 star level where I would consider it a course worth the trip on its own.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Takes a lot of shots on a lot of holes.
Open, wooded, long and short holes. Some but very little elevation changes. Locals are great people to play golf with.
Cons: Teepads are uneven and stick up about 3 to 4 inches off the ground. Not well maintained on some holes during the summer.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for the snakes.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great course that is very challenging and you better bring you're "A" game. It has a great mixture of short and long (350+) holes in the woods. Once you get to the back 9 things open up a lot. This is when you better get out your guns and be ready to rip some. Overall a really fine course and well designed.
Cons: I just played this course yesterday (02/24/2008) and it absolutely took forever to play because the entire course was a swamp. I've never seen that much mud and water. It'll have you on the front 9 in the wooded area walking on whatever you can to avoid the mud and water. Maybe there was bad flooding there recently but this will have to lower my rating on this one. If it was perfectly dry and no water or mud this would be rated more like a 4.5 stars.
Other Thoughts: Be warned about the mud and water throughout the entire course. Probably consider going in the summer during a possible drought to hopefully avoid the elements.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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