Lebanon, OH
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 Jekyll & Hyde

1    4/14/2012   4/14/2012
Review By: culinarywiz
Played: 139  Reviewed: 66  Exp: 25.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads. When in the open, the pads are concrete. When in the woods, the pads are rubber.

Decent signage, showing distance and line to the pin.

Navigation is a snap. The course flows smoothly and quickly.

Most likey, you will find something you like here (and probably something you don't)
Cons: This is a course of extremes. The first 6 holes are wide open and flat. I mean WIDE OPEN and FLAT. Very plain. Then you toss one into the woods and the majority of the back nine is ridiculously tight. I mean TIGHT. These extremes are so polarizing that I found myself wanting something in between.

Expect the course to be busy. There is a hiking trail that runs along with the course. There was plenty of traffic when I played.
Other Thoughts: Truly a hot and cold course. Personally, I much prefered the wooded holes. They were unforgiving, but most of them had defined fairways. These holes provide the only real challenge on the course. I read a couple reviews that stated there were alot of "luck" holes back here. I can see that argument but IMO they were mostly fair.

The park itself is well taken care of and trimmed tight. It was lush and green for this time of year.

Not a bad course by any means. It's worth a stop if your near by.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    3/9/2012   3/9/2012
Review By: Gonzo86
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very flat
Very Clean
Decent range of throw options
Cons: Very Flat
The course seem to be really tight with not much room between fairways
Other Thoughts: Decent course over all, but it does get a little boring after a few times of playing. Very clean and well maintained though. If its slightly windy where you are around the Lebanon, then its probably really windy on the front 9. It is a wide open field and the wind has nothing to break it for the entire front 9. It does get hard to judge the distance shots some times.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Tucked Away

2-4    3/6/2012   3/9/2012
Review By: morgantobin
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
Pros: This course is good for practicing some obstacle shots. You can play this course with a small group in about 45 minutes.
Cons: This course was very muddy after the rain, so the back 9 was difficult to venture through.
Other Thoughts: This course had a nice mix of open long drive holes and short obstacles holes.

 Great beginner course

5+    3/1/2012   3/1/2012
Review By: zugthug1705
Played: 21  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Nice clean park
-Easy-to-follow course layout
-Pretty nice tee pads

Cons: -Not much of a challenge, especially outside the woods
-Wind can be a factor
Other Thoughts: Unless you frown upon a course with holes under 300 feet, this is a fun course to play. There is a 600-foot hole 18, which is a nice wrap-up after throwing mostly fairway drivers in the woods. I've seen people ranging from ages 5 to 65 enjoying this course and I've never found it to be really crowded

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    9/5/2010   4/7/2011
Review By: streetz.2
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good mix of open holes and tight technical wooded holes as well as a good mix of distances.
-Nice Tee Pads
-Nice descriptive and accurate signage
-Usually maintained pretty well
Cons: -Always seems like it's windy which is a factor on the front 9 but not the back 9
-Some holes do seem a bit repetitive
-Until trees grow bigger on the front 9 the holes aren't very challenging for more advanced players
Other Thoughts: Turtlecreek is a great course for all skill levels. It's not too difficult for beginners and advanced players will be challenged on some holes. It's a very fun course to play. I look forward to playing Turtlecreek in the future once the trees on the front 9 mature a little and get bigger, making for some more challenging holes. I highly recommend playing this course at least once because it won't disappoint.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/27/2013   4/1/2011
Review By: chipstar
Played: 18  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8 Years
This review was updated on 11/27/2013
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a nice mix of distance holes that allow you to open up and throw for distance with a few short holes that are fun to take a shot at an ace on.
The holes in the woods make sure you better hit your line or you will be in trouble.
Cons: Maybe a little to short, but with the area they were given in the park, they did well. Some of the holes in the open can run into problems with shots from other holes crossing paths.
The rubber tee pads are beginning to deteriorate, either ripping apart or sliding off of the intended area, and some of the tee signs are missing now.
Other Thoughts: It is pretty much always really windy on the holes not in the woods.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    3/14/2011   3/14/2011
Review By: DrewMillerRH
Played: 81  Reviewed: 10
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tight technical wooded holes with swing, great for tournament, excellent variety.
Cons: Flat, little elevation, hole 3 & 4 play too close to one another
Other Thoughts: Typically windy on the open holes, bring some stable plastic with you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

2-4    11/8/2010   1/24/2011
Review By: hendersondayton
Played: 30  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course has a good mix of open and wooded holes. Allows you to really rip it and then play controlled shots on other holes. The course is easy to navigate.
Cons: None really worth saying. They are just picky things that don't much matter.
Other Thoughts: As a course designer I would suggest that designers pay attention to the PDGA par guidelines when setting par. You cannot set par based on the distance alone. #6 is 420 and according to the PDGA it should be a Par 4 from the RED Tee. The 600' #18 is the only legitimate Par 5 from the RED. That is based on distance. Foliage plays a big part of the par and most of the holes listed 4 or 5 should really be Par 3 or 4 based on PDGA rules.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A Well Maintained Course

5+    10/29/2009   12/29/2009
Review By: RogueArtist
Played: 26  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very well maintained facility with good signage and nice tee pads. A neat feature in the design of this course is that you can play 9 holes in the open or 9 in the woods.
Cons: Overall the course feels very "vanilla" many of the wooded holes feel the same and holes in the open field have little variation.
Lots of people play here, so on nice days you feel like you are kinda fighting the crowd and in peoples way.

The terrain here is very flat, on only a few of the holes are there any elevation changes and none of them are very significant. This makes the wind a huge factor.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  A Beginner's Thoughts

1    11/12/2009   11/18/2009
Review By: klife
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent course for men and women players. Most newer players aren't throwing 350' consistently and this course gives you a chance on several wide open holes to just get in some decent practice on your distance drives. The 2nd half is nicely wooded with some tighter lanes and let's you work on the more technical side of the game with several possibility at aces if you are good enough.
Cons: The wind can be absolutely brutal on this course in the open portion and even when you keep them low and hard they can tend to wander off in any number of different directions. The wind seems to change every 60 seconds out here and it can definitely make for some interesting throws.
Other Thoughts: I am really just a beginner having only been playing for about 3 months and I use this course to track my progression. Playing at the marked pars I usually finish around par to 2 over with a best game of 5 under.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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