Marietta, OH 
Big Buckeye - Red Course Share
Uploaded By: JMONEY Hole #4 (Taken 4/2011)
3 / 285ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee Sign

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 Kinda Confusing

1    7/22/2013   7/23/2013
Review By: knettles
Played: 98  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Some decent terrain.
-Tee signs at every hole.
-Variable hole length (still all under 350').
-Bathrooms and picnic shelter at entrance.
Cons: -There seemed to be two baskets missing.
-Baskets are single chain Lightning (not that bad), but they're not "anchored" into the ground. They have the circular base just staked down.
-For some of the holes, it was very difficult to figure out what basket you were throwing to and where the next tee was.
-The couple wooded holes were extremely poorly maintained with branches, weeds, and grass everywhere.
Other Thoughts: This feels like a course that one of the locals decided to just put in one day. It could be decent, but there's just a few things holding it back. Simply improving signage and have all tee signs facing the direction you're throwing would be a big start. Anchoring the baskets in a sleeve would make theft more difficult (I'm assuming that's what happened to two of the baskets). The layout actually wasn't horrible, but there were a few places where they could have rearranged it a bit.

Also, I was confused about the previous reviewer saying there was an upper 9 and lower 18. I only found one course of 18 holes. Maybe I missed it? In closing, I would say to stop by here if you're a completionist and in the area. There are some really great courses nearby as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Duece or Die!

2-4    11/6/2010   11/8/2010
Review By: tistoude
Played: 179  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 8.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very nice beginner's course that is located in the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education area. Good use of elevation through out the course and there are three very wooded holes to break up the monotony of this very open course. Also even though most of the holes are very easy and open a good majority of the pins are placed well. Some are very close to the creek making it easy to go OB, others are slightly raised or on slopes with one being snugged up against a telephone pole. The course itself is very well maintained. When I visited all of the grass was recently mowed and the paths in the woods were clear. 2 holes that I really liked were hole number 9 which tees off over OB and with OB up the whole right side, is the longest hole of 345' slightly up hill playing about 360', and hole number 16 which is a straight down 145' wooded shot with a drop off behind. On 16 you know that it is an easy ace but if you do not lay up real soft your disc will end up way down the hill. This would be a great course to teach kids how to play on. It plays very fast and you have a lot of room to try new shots or work with new plastic.
Cons: This course is really easy. It is the very definition of deuce or die. A higher rated pro would be able to go 18 down (all par 3's) without a problem on this course. The open, flat holes get very repetitive, the few holes with good elevation and the three in the woods are better but still do not require any real shot shaping. The walk between 6 and 7 and 10 and 11 are pretty much through people's yards. I realize that it is probably still apart of the wild life area but it feels like their yards, enough so that you can smell the septic tanks. The temp baskets are in pretty good shape but only have one set of chains so spit outs are a serious issue. Natural tees are not in the greatest shape. They are dirt, read mud when damp, and have some divots/gouges in them so watch your footing. A couple of areas around the course are labeled with "Caution Flammable - No Open Flames" so you might want to keep an eye out.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course if you are looking for a fast easy play. It can be a really good change of pace to come play a course like this instead of some of the longer harder courses. There is also a ton of flat open space to practice here. I would have no problem stopping here if I was passing through Marietta but I would not recommend going out of your way for this course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    11/7/2008   11/14/2008
Review By: Herd1978
Played: 15  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.3 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Many open, flat shots. Challenges with the forest shots.
Cons: All holes were Par 3's. Would've enjoyed a little longer hole a few times.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a decent course. Great course to sharpen your skills on.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Not great but still fun

6/28/2008   7/14/2008
Review By: timg
Played: 339  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 14.7 Years
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained/mowed with nice signs at each hole. Some baskets are also equipped with light-sensing LEDs so when it starts getting dark they turn on and you're ready for a night time round with some glow discs.
Cons: A majority of holes play in a flat, treeless field which doesn't really add much to the challenge factor. This may have been by design as it was for rec./intermediate players.

Also, you cut through the yards of a few houses (at least I thought I was cutting through) on the way to hole #7 so that was a bit weird.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the few courses within 30 miles of Marietta so if you're passing through this area and have the urge to toss some discs then narrowing down your course list shouldn't take very long. It's Big Buckeye or bust.

You start out in a flat, open field for the first five holes. From there you run into a little elevation with a couple of uphill/downhill holes. #12 drops you back into the flat field until you get to #14 which takes you into the woods with some pretty serious elevation. You're only in there for 3 holes and then back out in the flat for #17 and #18.

Considering what they had to work with, this course really isn't too bad. The few open holes with elevation were pretty nice but the rest of the field holes were of the drive-putt variety. If you have a good drive, you will get a deuce. The wooded holes play pretty tight up and down a fairly steep hill. Definitely a nice change of pace from the rest of the course.

Like I said earlier, there aren't many options for DG around here so stop by Big Buckeye if you're in the area. It won't blow your mind but you'll probably have a little fun while you're there.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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