Noblesville, IN 
Dr. James A. Dillon Park Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #1 (Taken 7/2009)
3 / 292ft.   3 / 320ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Blue Tee



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 Starts strong, finishes bland.

5+    4/20/2012   6/25/2012
Review By: lukerichter
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Good use of the land available, especially the lake that comes into play on holes 1, 6, and 9. Holes 2-5 weave around a mildly wooded area with some good variation of shots.
- Near-perfect condition DisCatchers, well designed tee pads, awesome signage. Impossible to get lost. Two tee boxes per hole, short and long. The long tees make for an arm-tiring round.
- The park is surrounded by a very nice neighborhood and has great amenities (bathrooms, drinking fountain, benches, etc.).
Cons: - While the course starts of very strong in the front nine, it provides a bit of disappointment on the back. Granted, this is a relatively new park and trees have been planted, but as it stands the back nine winds through an open field. Winds are the only obstacle on some holes in the back, besides a creek that slithers behind some holes.
- The course has an overall artificial and bland feel to it. The lake and surrounding area are man made, and I'm sure all the trees on the back are artificially planted. Besides the first few holes, it seems like the rest of the course was built just to fill in space.
Other Thoughts: Personally, I find this course to be overall rather boring besides holes 1-5. The back nine is so dull that you might find yourself just wanting it to be over after maybe hole 15. For beginners, however, this can be a great place to hone your skills and test your nerves around a disc eating pond.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    2/1/2009   2/1/2012
Review By: DOGvsRAPTOR
Played: 45  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 2/9/2012
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course is well taken care of and is in a safe area. Pro and am concrete tee pads with signage is always a plus. There are a couple of decent holes that require a good shot: 3, 4, 7, and 8. A pond and a creek come into play on the front nine.
Cons: The back nine on this course is pretty boring. There are some trees that have been planted that should come into play over time. No elevation on this course either, which isn't really a negative since its located in central Indiana and elevation is at a premium.
Other Thoughts: This is a clean and family friendly course. Dillion is a good place to start playing the game, but there are better courses that aren't too far away.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Both Hand Hyzer Friendly

5+    1/19/2012   2/1/2012
Review By: AceHole10000
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.7 Years
8 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Has a parking lot. Has concrete tees. Has nice baskets. Has restrooms. Has drinking fountains. Practice basket is a plus. It has a pond and a creek. Very beginner friendly.
Cons: The shot you need to bring is a hyzer. Right or left hand hyzer on most of the holes. The pond really comes into play twice. If you can't throw over 200 ft then maybe 4 times. There is 1 RHBH Annie. The alt tees and pads only lengthens the holes. Most the shots have no lines. If you mis-tee you will probably still get a 3. I don't even want to talk about the back 9!
Other Thoughts: I know what the land was before and you can only use what land is given, but that does not make it a "good" course. A "good" course will make you use all of your shots and punish you when you make bad ones. This course only punishes you when you throw in the water. A intermediate player usually doesn't come close to these hazards.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty Excellent

5+    12/20/2011   1/5/2012
Review By: johnnyq77
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.6 Years
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I have been playing this course since I have started playing the sport, and I still enjoy going to it. There is a ton of variety in several places, with a lake, 2 creeks, woods, and wide open spaces. Even from the blue tees, it is not incredibly hard. The holes are marked very clearly and it is easy to find the next hole. Another good feature of it is that the parking lot acts as a divider between the front nine and the back nine. That allows you to easily play nine holes, or stop by your car for a break between the two halves. Along with being divided, the front and back are different, with the front nine being either in the woods next to a creek, or around a lake. The back nine is a good change as it is very wide open. I am a pretty rubbish back hand player, so the course being wide open suits me, but that depends on personal preference. Dillon park includes also a skate park, a splash park, and paths for running, walking, or taking the family out for the day. There is also a Kroger and McDonald's very close to hole #3, which always come in handy after the round. I would definitely recommend this course to any other disc golf player.
Cons: I think the back nine being all wide open is not a great thing, as it does not add variety but they have planted some trees which will grow soon and add a bigger challenge. On beautiful days, which will make the park very busy, you have to be careful not to hit people on the paths or other fairways, which is easy to do (not that I have). On the front nine, it is easy to lose a shot into the lake, of have your shot bounce off a tree and into a creek.
Other Thoughts: I have played a few courses around the area, and this is by far my favorite. After a round or two, anyone will get the hang of it and I am sure they will start to like it. It is just down the road from The Hills at Northview course, and is 15-20 minutes away from Morris. I would encourage any people who have not been to this course to try it out.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Facility

5+    12/20/2011   12/26/2011
Review By: chrismetken
Played: 17  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.6 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Lots of features such as a lake, 2 creeks, and woods shots. On fours holes a large lake comes into play. On holes 3, 11, and 13 2 separate creeks come into play. There are mens and womens bathrooms with 2 water foutains on the course. There is a massive pavilion for tourneys and picnic gatherings. Every so often some guy sets up a tent and sells new and used discs. You can pay in cash or trade. The parking lot is big and the course is easily divided into a front and back nine, so if you want to play just 9, it is very easy. The park also has several walking trails and a skate park. There is a splash park and playground as well. A Mcdonalds sits just off of hole 3 for a mid round snack. The course is well marked and has red and blue concrete tee pads. There is at least 2 pin position on all holes and holes 5, 7, and 18 have 3. There is also a short practice hole which is great for warm ups and palyoffs.
Cons: The main con to this course is the houses souronding it. Houses back up to holes Practice, 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 17, and 18. The people that live in these houses are major D bags, especially the house on hole 5. If you do throw a disc into one of their yards be very careful because they will call the cops. The lake has an act for swolloing up discs. The creeks eat up a few but you can usally get those back. A very busy road is just 50 feet behind hole 16, so overthrows could cause problems. New rookies to the game often go into the pond and steal your discs but they often do turn up at the tent set up by the man. You do have to pay 2 or 3 bucks to get your discs back from the tent man and the bathrooms are shut off October-March. The back nine is very open and boring. The walk from hole 2 to 3 is very trickey. (Continue past hole 2 and to the left slightly). From 5 to 6 go back towards hole 2. Hole 10 is past the bathrooms and off past the pavilion. The blue tee box for hole 7 is very tought to find and requires a large backtrack. (from hole 6 proceed back toward the top of the ridge which hole 2 sits on)
Other Thoughts: The layout is trickey but after a few round im sure you will begin to love the course and it will become one of your favorites. There are monthly tourneys and doubles every tuesday night at Dillion park. The playground and splash park feature is good for the young kids and the tent offers a cheap way to get discs. The tent mans name is Denny (I think) but hes a sneaky fella so i couldnt say for sure. HAPPY HUCKING!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Yay! Lake!!

1    12/23/2011   12/23/2011
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 125  Reviewed: 118  Exp: 7.8 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Great tee signs that provide a lot of information and they are all in very good shape
-Two tee pads and at least two pin locations for each hole (plus the tee pads are all marked with red or blue paint so you can play the easier red or the harder blue or a mix of the two).
-Very nice big tee pads that are in great shape
-The front nine are great with a decent variety. They include several holes in trees, four that play around the lake and a couple wider open holes.
-Water hazards (I love when courses have water hazards and this one has both a lake and a stream that could cause trouble if you over throw several of the holes. If you don't feel comfortable throwing over the lake there are ways to avoid throwing straight over the lake).
-The different tees and pin locations provide a good mix of distances on many of the holes.
-Enjoyed the last few holes that threw between and around some earthern mounds (which added a little variety to the back nine).
-Baskets are in great shape
-Tee signs have wooden blocks with the hole number on top which makes navigation easier
Cons: -The back nine are not nearly as interesting as the front nine as they are almost all wide open shots.
-If the course got crowded, I could see a few issues where fairways might cross but nothing terrible.
-It had been fairly rainy the days before we played and there were definitely spots that held a lot of water.
-At times the course flow was slightly hard to follow (the main issue was where to go after hole nine).
-Plays by a lot of backyards and based on all of the keep out or beware of dog signs, I don't think the homeowners around there would be very happy about you retrieving a disc from their yards.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this a very fun course with a great front nine and a back nine that could be a little bit more interesting. There are smaller trees on the back nine that could grow and make those holes more interesting. If you are in the area definitely stop by and give this course a try, its worth it.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 

1    10/1/2011   10/1/2011
Review By: astomps
Played: 64  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 5.3 Years
This review was updated on 11/6/2011
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Most of the front 9 holes are very good, trees in play
-Tees are huge, are marked with colored corners and also have distances sprayed on
-Signs are top notch as well, full color, easy to read, lots of information
-facilities are good as far as walkways, bathrooms and rest areas
-tall grass/weeds + evergreens on back 9 will be excellent some day
-good backing behind the course financially and also for lost discs and whatnot
Cons: -The holes along the pond are just unnecessarily frustrating. Some of holes are so close to the pond that a small roll or skip will have you swimming. Also, if there is a strong wind gust or your hand slips, you'll also be taking a dip.
-Next complaint would be the two holes on the back nine where you are essentially throwing towards a small stream that is heavily wooded/vegetated. The hole placement is too close to the stream considering the approach angle.
-One hole plays towards one of the busiest streets in Noblesville (150+ ft. away) which just seems dangerous to me.
-should be noted that some of these problems are caused by open air and tailwinds which don't always come into play
Other Thoughts: most holes will get better with age. Also bought a disc at the 'pro shop' which was cool. Hard to say which is better between this and Northview. Maybe edge to Northview for hills.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Back 9 is very open

5+    8/1/2011   8/6/2011
Review By: Discalier
Played: 40  Reviewed: 8
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Some difficulties like trees and a lake that you throw over 3 times on the front 9, but nothing that can't be worked around with the proper throw. The front 9 and back 9 are very different from eachother. The back 9 is hardly wooded and great for beginners to get their drives down. Also has a restroom and water fountain in the middle, as well as a huge open area to practice your drives.
Cons: The pond will eat your discs. Make sure and bring something to get them out, or be ready to go swimming.
Other Thoughts: The trees are still growing, and in a few years, the difficulty will grow with them.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 StarTLing

1    6/12/2011   6/14/2011
Review By: swatso
Played: 448  Reviewed: 360  Exp: 8.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Country club look with trimmed trees, beautifully-manicured lawn, many fairways and greens defined by high, thin grass.

Long-n-wide concrete tees, two per hole. Classy signs with all the info at red tees. New baskets. Practice basket.
Cons:
Other than 3-8, which brings the edge of a small woods into play, the course is wide open (although to be fair, there are plenty of small trees planted along/near the open holes).

Baskets 1 and 9 located on slopes near water. Hole 11 has creek running along the left side the entire length. Walking path near about half the baskets and/or fairways.
Other Thoughts:
Other than the water hazards, this is a great choice for beginners and intermediates to play, as the distances are not oppressive, and the course is simple enough to navigate - a cinch with the map. Experienced players can have a birdy blast and some ace runs as less than 1/3rd of the holes require any specific line or turn. Wind was omnipresent.

The review title? From the red tees, my Star TL with a touch of hyzer proved to be a solid choice from the tee on over half the holes.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Two nines... two diffrent courses

2-4    6/8/2011   6/8/2011
Review By: madman1101
Played: 8  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.5 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: amazing front nine, concrete tees in great shape with two sets of tees. each set of tees works really well, reds for beginners, blues for experts. only 1 hole I personally have to worry about losing a disc, 11, but its a tough one. overall good course. one of the best courses in the area
Cons: back nine lacks except for hole 11, pond on front nine makes it hard to use raw power. shot selection does not vary very much.
Other Thoughts: good course, two hole locations switch about every 3 weeks, overall works well with beginners and experts. im excited to play again soon.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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