5 Helpful / 0 Not
Needs some design help
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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging But Fun Course
Pros: Course is Located around a great harbour town with lot's of stuff to do for the whole family.
Never Very Crowded, Located in an Excellent state park with a beach, camping, hiking, ect. available.
Very well maintained course.
Cons: #1 Con - Briars, Prickers, Ivy of all kinds.
#2 Con - Not a Beginner friendly course. Most fairways after hole # 5 are VERY tightly wooded & errant shots are punished with cuts & scrapes on your legs & arms. Bugs are an issue in the summer months.
Other Thoughts: Many Holes seemed to have a "throw & hope" type feel to them. VERY narrow fairways (sometimes not even a fairway just brush in your view)
Overall if you aren't afraid of a challenging course then you definately want to stop out to play this course. Bring a friend to spot for you.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Recently updated from 10 to 18 holes (some time between Memorial and Labor Day). Only course within 25 mile area. Practice basket has concrete markers in 5' increments from 10' to 50'. DGA baskets catch discs well. Great tee signs for holes 1-10.
Cons: Holes 1-5 and 10 &11 are ok, but the rest of the holes seemed unfair. You either needed a perfect s-shot down the 10' (or less) wide fairway, or multiple short putter shots to navigate the turns. Concrete pads would be nice, but since this is a state park, I'm not sure if that's in the plans.(Update - concrete IS in the planning stages) Since adding the new holes, the map needs updated and tee signs for 11-18 could be better. You will either lose discs, or be eaten alive by brambles, or in my case, both :(.
Other Thoughts: I play 2 or 3 times a year because I'm camping there. Not the worst course I've played, but nowhere near the best.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Most holes are easy par type holes, which bodes well with this size of property being used and most likely the type of players that will be playing it.
I LOVE the practice basket area and how # 3 was laid out with it following the contour of the bend (hyzer shot for a RHBT) of the rocky hillside.
# 5 had the poigent smell of fresh pine all along the fairway.
Cons: # 7 was the only real hole that your just going to bogey, no matter how you throw it. Very narrow fairway and it's " S" shaped at the front portion of the hole.
I thought that hole # 1's basket should be on top of the hill, instead of on the right side. and by doing this you would have to find another area for # 2 to be played.
Other Thoughts: Alternatively a GREAT place to retreat for the night after a day of spoiling yourself with all the different activities in the area. Cedar Point (home of some of best roller coasters in the World, voted by rollercoaster magizine). Sandusky Bay (boats, jet skiing, swimming) Wine country.
Like to see more holes at this State Park.
Keep up the good job.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Pros: Great place to camp and play some disc golf. Course not too far from very nice campground. Couldn't find the tee for #11 and 12, but they looked like recent installs. No super long holes, but plenty of challenge to be had. Hopefully this course will have more holes next time!
Cons: Heavy brush along several fairways to punish errant throws.
Other Thoughts: Didn't see any others playing the whole weekend. Nice course to have to yourself.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
East Harbor State Park
Pros: A good challenge, variety of open and wooded holes. Natural tee pads, nice signs, easy to navigate, baskets in good condition.
Cons: A couple holes are VERY technical with very dense woods. Moderately high chance of losing a disc if you throw into the woods here. Not much elevation change.
Other Thoughts: A decent practice course, not very long but can be very technical at times. Good course to get a round in but not tournament grade.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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