12 Helpful / 3 Not
Oldie but Goodie
Pros: Very nice land and it was used to perfection
I heard this course has been changed around a lot over the years. You can tell that a lot of thought goes into it and that the course just continues too get better and better
Great mix of shots
Wooded but not to Densely
Very high Fun Factor but also challenging with out being frustrating
Some really cool elevation changes
Easy to Navigate
Plenty of bridges and obstacles to throw over and around
Cons: I've heard it can be crowded but I was there on a Saturday afternoon and while there were other people there none of them were directly in front of me holding me up or behind me pressuring me to pick up the pace. I got no complaints
Other Thoughts: I was told this was Ohio's oldest Disc Golf course and the home course of Avery and Valarie Jenkins. It's a great course and I'm sorry it took me so long to get to it. It's probably in my Ohio top 10.
It has it all, open shots, wooded shots, elevation changes, pretty good distances and ace opportunities. It's wooded but your not in the woods. It's in a nice neighborhood and also well maintained. I had to skip a hole because some crews were working on it.
I'm a sucker for elevation changes and this one has some really good ones. 13 and 15 stand out. I having trouble saying exactly why I loved this course so much but I think it's because it has a really high Fun Factor but still remains challenging without become frustrating. It's hard to find a course that pulls that combination off, especially as well as this one does.
If you like Disc Golf and live anywhere near Cleveland then I imagine you already know about this place. If you live anywhere in Ohio and you share my love for Disc Golf road trips then this one is a can't miss.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful.
19 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Excellent overall course design! Beginners and Pro's are here.
- Very well maintained grounds. Nicely defined fairways.
- Wooden posts at the tees show distance w/map and have a place to hang your bags.
- Nicely placed next tee markers.
- Bring your entire repertoire of throws. Excellent mix of hyzer and anhyzer. I consider this a technical and fun course.
- Nicely sized concrete tees.
- Pro and Amateur tees on most holes.
- Baskets are labeled and in excellent shape.
- Nice elevation. Enough to add some fun difficulty.
- Benches at #2, #5, #7, #11, #12, #14, #15, & #16.
- Trashcans scattered around.
- Multiple pin locations on #2, #3, #6, #10, #12, #14, #15 & #16
- Very nice practice basket with stone markers at different distances. Play you at horse!
- Flows nicely. #18 ends at #1.
- Parking lots at #1 & #9.
- Slightly scary bathroom at #9 in the woodshed. (I'm just happy they have one)
- Playground at #9 parking area.
- Shallow creek that provides a good obstacle. Been in it a lot! Haven't lost a disc in it yet.
- A variety of DG events take place here.
- Nice DGC sign at the driveway, otherwise the turn could be missed to the hidden parking lot at #1.
- Beautiful bridge across the creek from #18 to #1.
- Friendliest locals I've ever meet.
- Near I71, easy to get to.
- Near lots of places to eat and a short drive to downtown Medina.
- #2 is a very testing right curve/up hill! Then the pin is far back and to the left around the tree. Very challenging hole but the reward is awesome to land a RHBH anhyzer bomb drive just right.
- #4 birdie time. Short hole so do not bomb a straight glider or you'll be swimming in the creek.
- #8 Ace race hole. Even says so in the concrete of the tee. Check out the wounded trees. Watch your hyzers, playground is to the left.
- #12 is an easy birdie when the pin is moved low. When the pin is high it takes luck to get through the pinball tree wall.
- #14 has a tough elevation change going up hill. Look for the basket location because when that changes, so does the path you want to take up the hill.
- Par 4 holes? Here's a list of Long Tee to Long Basket holes that even a good player may have a tough time getting a 3 on: #2, #12 & #15.
Cons: - Busy. Lots of golfers, lots of path walkers. More civilians than any DGC I've been to.
- The tee maps are great to have but could surely be more accurate.
- Need a sign for the bathroom. It's difficult for visitors to find.
- #3 requires you to anhyzer or be in someone's yard but is still a FUN hole.
- #5, during apple season it's a pain. Rotten fruit everywhere but at least it smells good.
- #6 & #10 could use something other than spray-paint to mark the pro tee's.
- #15 drive is at the path but its' view is blocked and is potentially dangerous.
Other Thoughts: Established in 1978, one of the very first disc golf courses. This is a must play course. Add it to your wishlist, worth the travel from other states.
Because of the age of this course, you will get a chuckle from the intensely knotted trees that have taken abuse from discs for so many years.
The water hazard is the creek but the only shot that actually goes 'over' it is #15 when the pin is in the rear/wooded position. There is a nice bridge to get you there.
There is no hole I dislike. Although #5 & #15 I just rip it and pray you get through the trees. There should be a forum just about how people choose to drive at #15.
Favorite hole: #4. It is so gratifying to drop a hyzer just over the lip of the hill and have it blindly land for a 10' putt. Don't turn early, don't turn late. It's a narrow margin of error that's easy to miss. This could be your Ace hole!
Edit on 09-23-10: #10 basket was just moved so that it is not so close to #18 basket. Thanks maint crew!
Edit on 09-30-10: #4 is definitely ace-able. Just landed my first ace and only ace on it.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Pro and Amateur tees at nearly every hole
Perfect use of elevation
Every hole a challenge, with few nightmare holes
Clever, clever course design
You might need every shot you have learned to play this course.
Scenery is top notch
Great use of the area's natural features
Cons: Train tracks come perilously close on a couple of holes.
I ripped my pants. (seriously, now that's a stretch as a "con")
Other Thoughts: After playing this course a couple more times my enthusiasm for it has dampened, though I still love it. The two biggest issues I see are 1: The walking path the bisects the course on numerous holes, and 2: Some of the fairways come very close to criss - crossing each other. There are some blind shots off of hills and over the walking path (15 comes to mind) that while they are epically fun for the thrower, are nearly blind as to if someone is crossing on the path, leading to potential injury. I little bit of tree trimming would be in order here. Getting to the tees for 16 kind of breaks the flow of the game up. You have to cross a bridge to get to hole 15, then cross right back over to get to tee 16. Don't get me wrong, it's marked and you can find it rather easily, but there is enough real estate on the side of the creek that 15's hole is on that I believe the 16th tees could have been placed there while leaving the pin right where it was. Maybe that's just me, though.
Beautiful hilltop shots, over water shots, at least 3 holes that are right on the shore, (and I mean RIGHT on the shore) or hill side. This course can easily make you use every shot in your arsenal, and is great for working on / testing out your rarely used shots. There are two tees per most holes, and the opportunity to play through on each (pro and amateur) add immediate replay value each visit. If you are near Cleveland or Akron, play this course!
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Smart and Efficient
Two tees per (most) holes. Tall wooden posts with distance information and place to hang bag. Benches. trash cans scattered about. Practice basket. Appears to be well maintained.
From basket-15 to tee-16, need to walk past basket-13. Many holes play along/near walking/bike path. Elevated #15, a blind shot high over or through some trees, potentially bring the path and a couple tees/fairways into play.
Tight-n-technical? Long-n-open? This well-thought out and designed course doesn't fall into either extreme. Overall length and tightness are moderate, but this course does a great job of taking a few open areas sprinkled between small bands of hardwoods and clusters of trees to create a very pleasant course requiring a blend of both length and accuracy. Most shots off the tee will be straight/S-shots, with the left-turns being more prevalent than the rights. A good portion of the holes are rather flat , although the early holes bring some moderate elevation into play, and numbers 13/15 have elevated tees up on a ridge, with in-between #14 having you re-obtain this elevation by going up a (seemingly) near-vertical bank. A very shallow, but not disc-stealing, stream plays near much of the last half of the course.
Holes 5, 14, 15, and 18 are single tee, although it appears 14 & 15 have two different pin positions. Sign at short tee for numbers 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, and at long tees for numbers 2, 3, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, no sign for #6, but it was easy enough to figure out.
Favourite holes: liked so many, but 3 & 4 stand out. Number-3 requires you go straight for a very long time before bending right around a couple rows of trees to find the basket slightly down a slope. #4 is an absolute classic to a blind basket. Starts off gently down a slope, then requires a sharp-left between two rows of trees, just as the land drops off steeply to a basket with a few trees behind, but the slope continuing down, too. Hit the gap just right, at the correct height, and you might hear the chains, but turning too early, too late, or being too long will certainly be a bit of a bummer!
A lot of fun to play from either tee location. Suitable for a wide range of players. Certainly worth a visit, and not too far of I71.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Hope I don't get poison ivy
Pros: For our first time disc golfing EVER, it was a great pic, and perfect matchup with some dinner and trivia at BW3. Very woodsy and scenic, but unfortunately, we spent a lot of time looking for our discs. Lost One disc!
Other Thoughts: We played this again and with more experience, we enjoyed it much more. We met a really helpful fella named Nick who helped us to get around this course. We also had the distinct pleasure of meeting Nate Doss while we were playing, and he was gracious enough to sign our discs! He was accompanied the course designers, and Valerie Jenkins, another champion.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a beautiful course! Challenging and picturesqe. Good variety of holes with elevation changes, relatively open to tight fairways, interesting pin placements and well kept grounds.
Cons: No really long, open "air-it-out" holes but that's ok.
The little maps on the tee signs could have been drawn a bit more accurately but they are still helpful for getting your bearings the first time out on this course.
Other Thoughts: This was our first time playing this course and it really is everything people say it is! And I'm not just saying that because I scored well or something. Acutally I didn't, but I found the course fun to play and challenging. It's also a pretty place to play. The creek is nice, most of the holes are wooded or at least somewhat so and it's very relaxing.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: A fairly challenging short technical course. There is some good use of elavation change. Double cement pads is nice. It was cool to play a course the Steady Ed originally designed even if only 9 of the original holes remain. While its not in the woods the course is pretty tight.
Cons: Nothing major, I guess if it had been a double loop that would have been nice. No water or bathrooms that I saw on site.
Other Thoughts: Played this during roscoes revenge and it was really a great tourney put on by the Jenkins family.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
roscoes revenge gets me every time
Pros: Overall great layout. Can't pin point any hole i really dislike here. Very challenging. Technical course with good changes in elevation. Will test your short game and drive accuracy. Challenging pin locations require an excellent first drive.
Multiple pin locations for nearly every hole.
Two tee's for different levels of players.
Signs are sufficient.
Easy to find.
Easy to navigate.
Practice basket with distance stones.
One of the first disc golf courses.
Cons: Make sure you park in the big parking lot by Roscoe Ewing DGC sign and putting basket. The other parking area will stick you back in the middle of the course, not by the first tee.
Normally busy with lots of disc golfers. No shots over water. No real grip and rip holes. Walkers on path sometimes oblivious to "beware of flying disc" signs painted on path.
Other Thoughts: Small river will eat up discs and comes into play on many holes. All par 3's.
Update: After playing more courses i increased my rating from a 3 1/2 to a 4. This course has it all, and in my opinion is the best Northeast Ohio has to offer.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Ohio's First as well as mine
Pros: This course has all the qualities of a fun course. It is not too easy and not too difficult. You will need to bring almost all of the shots in your bag for this course. You will use hyzers, anhyzers, forehand, backhand, maybe a roller or two, tomahawks, and thumbers. The variety that this course offers is tremendous; short, long, over, under, right, left, open, wooded.
There are alternate teepads for almost everyhole with the ends painted designating short/long tees. Distances were well marked as well with wooden signs on the posts near the teepads. In addition, a small block of wood on each tee post was painted with the layout of the hole.
The baskets are all in great shape. There is a practice basket near the parking lot with different markers at different distances.
Navigation has greatly been improved since I had last played. Little wooden stakes are all around the course after each hole pointing in the direction to the next tee; without these, navigating the course would be very difficult.
There are benches and trashcans throughout the course.
Cons: There is a walking path that runs through the course, there are a few holes that play along the path that could pose a problem if the walking path is busy. However, I believe the path was added to the park sometime after it had been an established DG course. There are warning signs to walkers that flying discs may be present.
There are no really long open holes to air it out.
Parking lot is small.
Other Thoughts: I may be biased as this is the course I played growing up as a kid. My grandfather, who lived in Medina, would always take me and my cousins when we were kids to this course to play. Of course, we used frisbees. Anyhow, I really do love this course for that reason and all the pros that I listed.
This course is a must play if you are in the area.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Historic Course in Great Shape Now
Fantastic course! Well maintained with most of the features and challenges you could want on a disc golf course (primarily lacking only a couple real bomber holes). To start there's a course info board with a large picture of the course map. The practice basket has a lot of marker stones indicating a wide variety of practice putt distances. The multi-chain DGA Mach-V baskets are in great shape and have bright orange number plates on top for enhanced visibility. The concrete tee pads are of sufficient size and most holes have dual tees. The ends of the concrete tee pads are painted with white or blue to indicate short or long respectively. The wooden tee posts are tall and easily visible and have mostly accurate distances posted on them. There are older metal tee signs that look to now be used primarily for hole sponsorship. Many of the wooden tee signs also have a small course map affixed to them (see the picture gallery for a sample of this and many other of the course amenities). There are excellent "next tee" signs in the ground pointing you in the right direction for every hole. There are warning notices painted on the walking/jogging/biking trails leading into the course. The fairways here are real, some are wide, some are narrower, a very good mix of distances. The shot variety is excellent too with hyzer and anny shots well balanced and some nice uphill and downhill throws too. There are trash cans and benches on many of the holes.
With all the other well done features of this course what it needs now is a nice quality map showing the different tees and different pin positions will all the appropriate distances. The walking/jogging/biking trails can be hazardous, specifically on #16 where bikers coming around the turn are likely to get a facefull of plastic, that's just not good for the course, park, sport or bikers. There a decent bit of poison ivy on this course. The probable hyzer line for #13's long tee has you throwing almost directly at #16's tee box, another safety issue. Apparently the pin position on basket #3 changed recently and I must concur with the locals that it's not presently in a very fair spot. No restroom facilities and the parking lot is somewhat small. UPDATE: a local PM'ed me and let me know there's an "outhouse" by the playground left of hole #8.
I played this course after the A-Tier event so the course was in pristine condition, you could still see the paint on the ground from the 10M circles and the OB lines. I also had the benefit of a couple local kids (Nick & Ian) showing me around. It's pretty clear that this course got or gets a lot of attention and care, according to what I've read and heard a big thanks goes out the the Jenkins family for a significant amount of work on this course. I didn't think this course was too hard... shooting a 54 my first time out from the long tees. There are a couple what appear to be throw-and-pray holes (#5? or #15 through the trees), but in general this is a solid course and worth playing as a destination course if you're close to the area.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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