5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Parmalee Park is a fantastic practice course. Hole 4-14 all require accurate short drives that can best be called "up shots." Holes 1-3 and 15-18 are all decent deucable par 3's in sparse trees. There is good variety on the course - forehands, forced anhyzers, hyzers, straight shots.
Cons: It isn't a tournament course. Tournaments are occasionally held here - but at best this course is meant for practice and medium attendance leagues. There are walk backs, teepads for back to back holes nearly next to each other, holes with greens within 45 feet of other teepads. Some of the holes can feel like luck shots, and on others the clearly defined primary route isn't the best route at all - for safe shots or for going for the deuce/ace.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy Parmalee Park. It is the closest course to my home - but I can't sugarcoat it. It is a great practice course, and that's it. I play this course a lot to keep my short game up to snuff and I have noticed that I see many of the shots I practice there on other, championship calibre, courses - just on those courses these shots are my up shots or scrambles from the schule, not my shots off of the tee.
Check it out if you're close, or if you live nearby - the locals are great, and the leagues are fun - but don't go out of your way to hit it up if you can hit up another course instead.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very tight, refined course. Short, but makes great use of the space allotted. Only two or three holes are over three hundred yards. The first three and last four are in open park; the rest are in fairly heavy woods. Holes are very tight; great course to work on your accuracy. You can get 18 in under an hour. Everything is very well marked; tee signs are in the ground next to the concrete, and the fairways in the woods are lined with logs. Effort has clearly been put into maintaining this course. Kudos!
Cons: Mosquitoes abound; bring A LOT of bug spray. Sometimes the narrowness of the course is a drag, especially when your disc is in the rough. No lost discs, though. Patience is the key to a good score on this course.
Other Thoughts: Several holes are aceable, and almost every one can be birdied. Wasn't very crowded, even on Memorial Day. Great course to slip away to and play a few rounds. Say hello to the course mascot - a calico cat that follows you around as you play!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Short Game Course
Pros: A nice wooded course with good hole variety. Good signs with distances. Nice practice for your technical game. Close to Vienna Park which has a great course as well.
Cons: Vandals have been a problem in the past (probably due to the skate park near the course, no worries for safety). The course was recently reinstalled since some skater punks stole some baskets a while ago.
Other Thoughts: A good course for the Toledo area. Heavily wooded but short so it will test your short to mid game and your accuracy. Good hole variety in terms of length and foliage. Easy to get low scores with a good technical game.
If you want a more challenging course, Vienna Park is a 5 minute drive away which makes for a nice day outing.
Thanks to the volunteers and if you see any punk kids, kick them to protect this wonderful course!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Tight with character
Pros: Easy to follow, good layout, the logs lining each wooded fairway is a great touch. Solid tee pads. A very enjoyable course, will test your short game and midrange accuracy. Good tee shots are essential to low scores.
Cons: This course will produce some low scores, given the short length. It is still worth a visit. Good contrast to some of the other local courses such as Carter Park, which is long and open. Vandalism has been an issue.
Other Thoughts: A group of volunteers spent many hours installing this course when they could have been doing a number of other things. Then some jerk came and defaced all of the tee pads with spray paint. If you see people commiting vandalism on this or any other course please report it. What a bunch of jerks.
Dont let this deter you from coming out, the area is 100% safe. Probably just some punk kids.
This is a great course and I thoroughly enjoy it. Great drives can be rewarded with a 2, bad drives can end in a 5 or a 6, given the tight technical nature of this course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
short and technical
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to follow
very technical and heavily wood.
good course to practice your short game
and how to throw your putter off the tee .
A few open holes that let you air it out while still being technical
The rough is mostly cleared and it's easy to find your disc .
this course can be played quickly
A park and skatepark on site for the kids a big plus
Cons: very easy without much challenge .
some of the holes in the woods that had a defined line has been cleared and now most shots can be shot with a backhand hyzer it wasn't like this a few years ago you had a line to hit and it was tight not anymore
bugs in the summer bring spray or they will eat you alive .
Other Thoughts: I really like parmelee and play it whenever i'm in the area
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is well laid out, easy to follow, Logs set up as benches on every hole, Practice basket, can navigate through a round fairly quickly. Tight fairways help with accuracy & shortgame.
Cons: Course Is very compact, certain fairways could potentially come into play from other holes, watch for discs gone astray if others are teeing nearby.
Course is short.
Other Thoughts: It's worth giving a try. logs line the "fairways" on each side, you could possibly create a winthrop style ropes course with all the logs that are currently laid out.
It's also pretty accessiable from 75 & 23
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Parmalee's Back In
Pros: Another Course for the Toledo Area. Offers tight wooded shots, something that's lacking with a few other courses in the area. Completely renovated by volunteers. Easy to follow.
Cons: Underbrush is thick in some places. Tends to swallow discs. Course is very short.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful place to work on your short game. This course will definately challenge some underused shots in your bag. You'll need creativity, however, there are no Pinball holes.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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