0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: My 2 friends and I stopped to play the course on the way to NC from MI for the USDGC in 2009, as a break from driving. We were SUPER surprised at the course we stumbled upon!! There are a good number of long holes. I really enjoyed this course!
Really fun shots!
more than just par 3s
Rolling hills, tree lined fairways, a good deal of elevation, open, semi wooded and wooded holes.
I threw a lot of dif discs off the tee, which always makes for more fun IMO.
Good variety of shots needed to score well
Long par 3s and par 4s and two par 5s. Par 62!! What a fun course! I wish I lived closer.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Really enjoyed the walk out here. Coming from playing alot of elevation in NC this course isn't as bad of walk as others have reviewed. I played the whites except blue 14 in 1 hr 3 mins. Alot of open crush shots that got a little redundant and not much midrange off tees.
Tee signs were awesome.
Really liked holes 1,2,14 and 17. 17 was probably my favorite even though it was my only bogey. Great drive but that fast green will get you.
Cons: Hole 11 WTF. especially being LBH. Didn't realize I had to crush another drive 450 or throw 330 and thumber over top.
Didn't care for 15 either.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course especially driving from MI to NC. Will dif stop in spring or summer so I can throw some rollers. Also check views by the pool
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
DEIS HILL IS AT THE TOP
Pros: It is a very challenging course and you better be in good shape cuz its a hike. There a 3 Degrees of Insanity: Red - White - Blue - choose your best option. Whatever you think you can handle from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced. You have to be insane to play Deis Hill. So Play It!!!! This course is clean and the Signage is Amazing. I have never seen tee signs like it anywhere. I would like to know who made the signs - the course I frequent could use these.
Cons: Like most reviewers it's the benches or even a few tree stumps. Someplace to rest the weary bones. Other than that a trash can or two other than at the pavillion or pool would help eliminate the random bottle trash on the course.
Other Thoughts: As an Intermediate player I like the course. The first hole has a basket with a huge arrow attached to it. Can't miss it - well ok I missed the putt but I knew where the basket was!
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Three concrete tees per hole, the exceptions being 7 & 8, where white=blue tee, and 18, no concrete on blue nor white.. Each tee had great signs, showing the distance, shape, and even a photo of each hole. Practice basket.
Hot summer day => pool usage => cars parked close to #15's fairway. Small parking lot may come into play at midpoint of #5.
The course plays in the open space, between clusters of woods, and at times, within/through said patches of woods, of a very large public park located a few minutes off I77. Elevation changes will be evident on most every hole - you'll experience quite a workout playing here. Should throw a fair blend of left/right/no turning shots, and with some extremely long and open holes, you'll have plenty of chances to throw your distance drivers. For this review, I played the course from the whites.
Nothing quite says "Big Arms Welcomed Here!" than hole-1 being 800'+, wide-open, right-to-left slope, with a blind (large, visible arrow helps you find it) basket located behind an out-of-bounds parking lot, and having a tree-filled hill behind! Big-armed blasters should enjoy very long, very open holes 1, 13-14, and 18. Prefer a little less open, little less length? Somewhat shorter, mostly open with either a couple of large trees and/or a cluster/edge of woods to avoid, challenges can be found on nearly half the holes (3-5, 9-12, 16). Want tight woods and/or narrow lanes to hit? Scratch that itch on holes 2, 6-8, 15, 17.
Favourite holes: #15 was an interesting hole - wide-open initially, uphill to a small opening at the edge of a woods (which is where the red tee was located). From there, a sharp left-turn (i.e. straight from the short tee) up a tree-filled slope, needing a little right-fade at the end to find the basket. Also liked #8, slightly downhill initially, needing a subtle right at the midpoint, tree-lined the bulk of the length, opening up a bit with some scattered trees towards the end.
As an alternative to starting at hole-1, find 20th street, and follow the signs to the pool - only $2 to enter, adult-only swim for 15=minutes on the hour, and tee-10 is at the back of the pool's parking lot.
Very good course that should provide you with a pretty good workout, and plenty of distance-driving opportunities.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Deis Hill Park
Pros: Well maintained
too much focus on long drives from the tee
plentaly of trash cans
Cons: No water foutians
Hole 11 should be a par 4
restrooms are usualy locked
Other Thoughts: Good course but could use a little improvement. vending machines would b nice or even water foutians along the course.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Home Sweet Home
Pros: Very easy to navigate, some of the best hole signage I've ever seen. Having been playing in south east Virginia for the last 6 years, its nice to see and play some serious elevation changes. The tee from the blues on 14 was bad ass, never played a giant drop off like that before. Lastly, its 3 miles from my moms house, so when I make it up here 2 times a year now, its a little less boring.
Cons: I agree with some of the previous reviews that a little more usage of some trees or some sort of diffulculty on the wide open holes would have been nice. It is one hell of a workout, 2 rounds back to back is a test of will.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Gorgeous park
Nice elevation changes
Nice pads and baskets
Cons: Lacks diversity
Not enough obstacles/hazards
Other Thoughts: Wow. This course is what I was hoping for. I read that it was a long course. I like to grip and rip. I could certainly do that here.
There were very few deuce opportunities and really no ace runs come to mind. To have long 400-800 foot holes is nice, but in my opinion, there should be at least a couple short holes mixed in. Also, it was almost entirely open.
The elevation changes are sweet. I actually over shot a 450 foot hole. Yes, it was down hill, but it sure felt great watching it sail. On other holes, you look at 600 feet and think, oh, I should get there in three, but the subtle uphill change makes throwing 300 feel more like 400...and you take a 4.
Challenging and beautiful with heavy rolling fairways and diverse pin placements, this course is sharp. If you are a novice, expect some high scores and some motivation to get better. As an experienced player, you wont want to wait too long before another chance to tame this bad boy.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Some of the most longest holes i've seen in disc golf . Very well maintained and very beautiful. Multiple tees offer multiple distances. Red blue & white . Most holes have concrete tees
Hole 1 shoots over a valley that drops about 200 to 300 ft(estimate) An errant shot on this hole and it will make about 15 mins longer, as make you tired.
There are a handful of holes 6,7,8 wich are nestled in the woods. For the most part this entire course requires a great deal of arm ....and well legs as the elevation changes are abundant.
For the most part course is grip and rip.
Cons: Alot of walking. Alot of poison Ivy.
can't really complain here.
Other Thoughts: They could probably add 4th and 5th tees with the amount of distance on these holes. Drink plenty of water, and wear very comfortable shoes, as this course takes at least 2 hours to play.
Pavillions walking track bathrooms and a swimming pool are among the ammenties
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - A year later I've come back and now it has about 1/3 cement tees!
- Epic, intensely hilly open and long course puts your endurance and physical ability to the test.
- Some tight shots to attempt to balance out the course.
- VERY well marked- large signs at each of the 3 tees per hole, and a map.
- Well mowed, no tall grass, rough off a few holes is not thick unlikely to lose a disc here.
- Elevation changes unlike anything in the region, wind and hills make up the most challenging aspects.
Cons: - Still some dirt tees.
- Kind of the middle of nowhere (but an hour from my grandma's house!).
- Ivy vines dripping from trees on 3-4 holes just off fairway make a serious hazard to avoid if possible, if not you're screwed on those shots.
- Apparently closed when snow on the ground for sledding (another decent, 9 hole course 'nearby' in Minerva if that happens BTW).
Other Thoughts: Keep up the good work pouring those giant new pads this is one of the great courses in the world to play, tops for Ohio.
Kill some ivy too!
I'll be back for a tournament someday.
16 of 18 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some of the best tee signs I've seen on a disc golf course. Actual photos of the hole with an arrow indicating where the basket sits. Each of the three tees has its own sign with a photo unique to that tee. Very cool!
It's been mentioned before but this course is full of elevation.. lots of great downhill shots and some brutal uphill walks. The course was also well laid out and very well maintained.
Cons: Poison ivy is abundant if you stray from the fairway. Also, the tees are dirt but it would appear that there are plans to put in concrete so that complaint may not be valid for long.
Also, as others have pointed out, if you play from the long tees expect to do some backtracking.
Other Thoughts: Deis is a very scenic and challenging course. Each hole, regardless of tee, plays fairly long. I played from the blue tees during my round and my legs were aching by the end of it but the physical pain did little to detract from the fun factor.
With three tees per hole, golfers of any skill level can have a blast here. The elevation changes you'll find make for some truly fun holes as well. You might need to take a minute to catch your breath once you reach the summit of the steep hill that holds the #14 blue tee. Once you do arrive, you'll be greeted with an absolutely massive downhill crush. Several other golfers and I emptied our bags on this one. Definitely a stand-out, signature hole. A couple other interesting notes, a lot of the holes have names on the tee signs. For example, hole #1 is the "Deis Drive". Also, the massive arrow attached to the basket on hole #1 was helpful and quite unique (see Photos).
I can't disagree with the other reviews, this is a stand-out course and a must-play. Elevation, scenic vistas, challenging shots, Deis has no shortage of these key course ingredients. If you have a big arm, this course will really put it to use.. there aren't a lot of drive-putt holes you'll run into here. More like drive-drive-drive-putt! Do yourself a favor and play this course if you're remotely near Dover.. and don't forget to fill your water bottles either, you'll need them!
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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