Athens, OH 
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Uploaded By: JoseCafe704 Hole #1 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 344ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    4/10/2010   8/21/2010
Review By: JoseCafe704
Played: 29  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 13.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I went to Ohio University, and for awhile back in '01, this was the only course around, so it gets a 1.5 based solely on a sentimental basis. There is good use put to the old river bed that is now a runoff creek for the nearby pond/park. The holes criss-cross through this area for good use in elevation changes. Holes 1 and 4 have always been my favorites and are a couple of the only holes that haven't changed over the years (see cons below for explanation).
Cons: Course has always been an afterthought to the nearby golf course (as can be expected, as ball golf is more popular on campus than disc golf). This being said, the old course had a bit more thought put into it, but when the ball golf course was extended a few years back, something had to give, and it was the disc golf course. There used to be an awesome hole with a long fairway lined with mature pines on the right (behind Ping Center, past current hole 4, headed towards the golf course). This hole was lost in the golf course extension. Many of the holes criss-cross one another, and if you find yourself approaching cages 4,5, or 7 down in the valley, and you're not the only one playing that day, keep your head up as there's bound to be discs flying somewhere over head. Also, the runoff creek can become inundated in the spring time, making most of the course nearly impossible to play.
Other Thoughts: Miss the old course, but with the popularity of disc golf on the constant rise, I can't imagine OU won't respond with a new course...If my opinion meant anything, I'd suggest a massive course (24+ holes) to be implemented up at the Ridges (old mental hospital owned by the university). There's a ton of land up there that can be used and the traffic isn't terribly high. It's perfect and with the right amount of planning and work, I bet a course of the highest caliber in the state could be put in there.

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