Marblehead, OH 
East Harbor State Park DGC Share
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A pleasant addition

1    6/16/2011   9/16/2013
Review By: icandisc
Played: 13  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 2 Years
Pros: Well maintained
Nice park/area
Things to do for others who don't play
Cons: Some holes are more like walking paths
Summer = bugs (but mostly for those tight holes)
Other Thoughts: A decent course, but several really tight holes that are seemingly just walking paths. Walk through those and keep playing; it will be more fun that way. The non walking path holes were enjoyable, with a few nice surprises.

The park itself is a great place to visit and playing a round of disc golf is a great addition to it.

 

2-4    4/25/2012   4/25/2012
Review By: Huckfreely
Played: 81  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 cement pads
10 super tee signs
18 baskets plus a practice basket
Nobody there.
Facilites- bathroom, camping, swimming on site.
Cons: Designed by a walker not a disc thrower.
A few really tight holes, too tight no landing areas.
Other Thoughts: Had fun. Needed a spotter.
This course could use more TLC.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Change has begun!

2-4    7/10/2011   7/10/2011
Review By: Foofoohead
Played: 21  Reviewed: 21
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice practice basket setup.
A lot of good terrain.
Plenty of trees.
Varying distances and right/left holes.
In a very nice State Park.
Very good baskets!
Cons: No cement tee boxes.
Hole signs on only 10 holes.
No course layout map available.
Thick woods so be accurate.
Not for the wild flingers!
Other Thoughts: They have widened many of the fairways in the woods and mowed the tall grass on the middle holes. Looks like they have been listening to these reviews. This course is still rough but you can start to see some real potential here. The woods section is very technical, you need to play the right shots. Use discs that you can control where they are going. If they keep listening to the players and make additional improvements this will be a very good course.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Bulldoze this Horse Path

1    6/14/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: Schtoups
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: With a variety of approach possibilities, slight elevation changes, natural obstacles and a small tranquil pond as part of hole two, holes 1-4 offer a first time East Harbor DG Course player the promise of exhilarating discovery on another enjoyable course. These first hole introductions combined with the lack of any other players on the course could convince you that you have found a near-private little diamond in the rough.
Cons: Any promise in the course quickly disintegrates as one unfortunately battles to find that this excuse for a course is simply unplayable diamond-less rough. This is why no one else is there. Any hope, excitement, or enjoyment is quickly stolen and beaten from of a players soul with the one two punch of hole 6 and 7 which sadly confirm that meandering narrow walking paths will serve as "fairways" in over grown jungle brush for the duration of how much more you can tolerate. The course lacks composition. Only the baskets themselves are testimony that someone there might actually know what disc golf consists of. The baskets are in fact decoys to lure in disc golfers and ruin their day; job well done.
Other Thoughts: East State Harbor Park itself is a wonderful lakeside place to camp! Camper hosts Sonny and Angel are awesome welcoming warm hearted people that are happy to chat with travelers and who insist on making your experience enjoyable and comfortable. The disc golf course has potential as it does have near 18 baskets (11 appeared to be absent). I imagine a person might actually navigate the pins with discs in March or April. Would someone please re-vamp or bulldoze this horse path of a course?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Listen to the tee sign

1    6/4/2011   6/19/2011
Review By: Petercules
Played: 35  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 11.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course had a balance of long and short distances with the holes.
High difficulty of shots that separate the Advanced and Intermediate players.
The front 9 has good tee signs that help in finding the baskets.
Cons: If you get off the 5 foot wide fairway it is very difficult to find your disc which makes this course unpleasant to play.
The back 9 does not have maps on the tee signs which makes it extremely difficult to find the baskets. Ended up throwing from tee 11ish to basket 18.
Allot of bugs and poison ivy which is expected with most courses but worth complaining about on this one.
Other Thoughts: There is a message on the back of the first tee sign suggesting that you turn back and don't waste your time playing this course. I wish we would have listened to this advice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Course In the Making???

1    8/14/2010   8/20/2010
Review By: JoseCafe704
Played: 29  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 13.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: East Harbor is a very nice state park, as far as state parks go, so the setting of the course is nice as well. This course would bode well for beginners in ONE aspect...That almost all of the Par 4s should be Par 3s, and there should be absolutely no Par 5s on this course (there's 3). So, as a pro, and not a con, if you're a beginner or want a nice pick me up as a seasoned player, this course will offer you a nice score. This is the sole reason I gave this course a 2.0, and not a 1.5 or 1.0
Cons: Like I said above, almost all of the Par 4s should be Par 3s, and there should be absolutely no Par 5s (I finished the day with 9 pars, 7 birdies, and two eagles...And I'm not that good by a long shot). The lack of distinguished tees left me to rely on the tee sign for an idea of where it might be. After Hole 10, the tee signs become very simple with just a white number on a green sign with some of holes after 10 having a Par number written on them, as well as a crude drawing of the fairway, all done with what looks like a Sharpie. The fairways do become narrow and slightly irrelevant to the location of the cage on occasion, often with poison ivy awaiting any errant throw to the left or right. I fancy myself a decent recovery player who can play out of the rough, but the swarms of newly airborne mosquitoes made it tough to concentrate on the shot, so staying in the fairway is paramount! Also...There's a pond near the first two holes that isn't put into play whatsoever...Make one of the cages require players to throw over it!
Other Thoughts: It seems like this course isn't quite finished, what with the poorly marked tees after hole 10, and the lack of tee pads. If it is finished, and no more work is in the foreseeable future, this course will forever be deemed a 2.0 in my mind. With a bit more work and creativity though, this course could be pretty decent. Oh, and those par ratings definitely need to be adjusted.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Needs a LOT of work.

1    5/28/2010   6/5/2010
Review By: cali
Played: 59  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The practice basket has stones layed out with distances marked on them, I thought that was pretty clever. Holes 1-5 are really fun and give the impression the course is very playable and open with some fairly wooded shots that still leave potential for multiple lines to try.
Cons: Holes 6, 7, and all of the back 9 are absolute garbage. If you go off the fairway more than 20 feet, forget about it. The vegetation is so thick that you'd be lucky to find any kind of a path to your disc. The fairways look like a stupid 10 foot wide zigzag line on 350+ holes that have NO possible line to the basket from the tee area. I managed to hunt down all of my bad shots but it actually took me 3 separate trips with a machete and a gardening hoe to recover my Augusta Wraith from hole 7.
Other Thoughts: Bring a stack of discs you don't care about, wear jeans, plan on having the worst back 9 experience of your life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    4/26/2010   4/26/2010
Review By: Mando
Played: 100  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/30/2010
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A really nice state park for camping near Cedar Point. The baskets were top-notch.
A couple of the holes were interesting.
Cons: The course appeared to be installed for the most part by a park employee riding around on a.tractor with a bushog in back. Let's see, two passes with the bushog ought to be about right.
Other Thoughts: Very over-rated at 3 discs. Needs to be re-designed. Could be much,much better with some thought.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Technical fair course

1    3/20/2010   3/30/2010
Review By: M2 Michalak
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course uses, water, elevation changes, trees, and brush as obstacles to play the course accurately. Not a chuck and putt course like many courses have changed to. But a real course where some thought and patience is needed. Plays like a ball golf course rather than a ball driving range where placement of shots is more important than how far you can throw.
Cons: I love the somewhat narrow fairways but the brush could use some thinning out so bad shots just hurt your game and not your legs
Other Thoughts: Good, fun course that you need various shot selections to navigate.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Needs some design help

1    3/21/2010   3/21/2010
Review By: tistoude
Played: 166  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 6.1 Years
This review was updated on 3/22/2010
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a really nice secluded park with plenty of ameneties in the park and in the nearby town. The surrounding area has plenty to do for the whole family; there's even an african safari just a mile or two from the course. The course seems to get very little traffic and it would be easy to imagine having the entire course to yourself for the day.
There are not alot of pro's about the course itself, but there is some nice terrain that the course plays over and every hole has a very nice new Mach V basket. The front nine has very nice colorful tee signs. The course over all offers a wide variety.of shots and will require you to really think through your shots
Cons: The over all design of the course is poor. There are a few holes that really just need a complete re-design. Hole 7 offers you absolutely no way to get to the hole except a couple short throws up the fairway or throwing a large anahyzer and lucking through some branches. It is important to know that if you do not stay in the fairway it can take alot of throws just to make it back on. A fairly high rated player in my group landed 20 feet off the fairway and it took 5 strokes for him to get clear of the brush. When I played hole 16 not a single player in my group considered using the fairway since it was so off track. If no one even thinks about using the fairway there must be something wrong with the line. There are quite a few holes where just putting your way along the fairway is probably the best option, there are no real gaps or alternate lines available. On Hole 18 the only option to get a duece is trying to muscle up a drive to punch through fairly thick brush.Once again no one considered using the fairway at all.
Many of the tees just need moved 5 feet one way or another especially before they pour concrete.
Hole 17's tee backs up against a tree preventing a run up.
Hole 15's tee lines right up so you are aiming directly at Hole 16's tee (one of the routes is over 16's tee and is only 150 feet away).
If Hole 14's tee was moved forward 5 feet it would offer multiple lines to the pin but where it is now, a very sharp annhyzer is the only option.
Hole 8 if moved to the right just a few feet would also provide a line to the basket but where it sits now provides only a poke and hope.
The Shule! Holy crap the under brush is wicked. I played this course in March before the undergrowth had even started to come in and it was still amazingly difficult to play at all off the fairway. I think when summer was in full swing it would be just shy of impossible to play this course without losing some discs and alot of skin to the thorns.
Other Thoughts: I really didn't hate this course but with the available land it could have been significantly better. It seems like a bit of an amateur design which could benefit from some experienced guidance. Everyone that I played with had the same feelings about the course. Remove the undergrowth, clear some new lines and adjust the tees. Please also keep in mind that this is not a beginner friendly course at all.
This is a course with potential in a great location that just comes up short.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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