4 Helpful / 1 Not
looks can be deceiving
Pros: Variety of long and short holes
Nice pads and baskets
Cons: No real wooded holes or tunnel shots
A few roadside holes
Other Thoughts: When we pulled into this park, I thought - "Man, this little park in the middle of town can't host a respectable course." It just looked like it would be short and wide open. I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
This course has good distance...and in good measure. In other words, the length has nice change up. There are definitely some bomber holes in the 400+ range to compliment deuces and ace shots.
Also, there is great use of natural obstacles. There may be no thick woods, but there are still plenty off trees, and the holes are positioned well to utilize them.
The layout has you shooting tight fairways, over creeks, over bridges and around multiple mando's.
I have been back a couple times since, and plan to make the trip to Bellefontaine, with some regularity, every year.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Exciting yet Challenging Course
Pros: Hole #1: Good driving hole - will need to warm up well to get a good drive for a deuce opportunity
Hole #2: Challenging drive over the bridge - must keep to the right for a short putt to this blind hole location
Hole #3: OB to the right and creek to the left makes for a very accurate drive to the basket
Hole #4: Uphill to a basket behind a tree - Deuces are hard to come by
Hole #5: Flat hole next to OB fence line - Birdies can be had
Hole #6: Slightly uphill but with OB road behind basket
Hole #7: Many trees surrounding this short hole location - Deuces can happen with accurate drives
Hole #8: Very challenging hole with OB to the right and over 300 feet to basket. Log Cabin on left to further increase the difficulty of this hole
Hole #9: Trees everywhere and must be able to throw long and low for a shot at a birdie
Hole #10: Straight open hole - one of the easiest on the course
Hole #11: Shortest hole on course. Must go left of mando but this hole can be birdied with right drive
Hole #12: Longest hole on course and presents many difficulties including a mando, lots of trees and a creek. 3's can be had with a long drive and an excellent approach shot but 4's are the normal
Hole #13: Fun hole with an unneeded mando. Deuces are common on this rather short hole
Hole #14: Interesting hole with OB road to the left and creek beyond and to the right of the hole. Birdies can be made with accurate drives
Hole #15: One of the toughest holes of the course. No good open fairway to the basket. OB to the left and creek to the right with many trees in the middle making a 3 is not very easy
Hole #16: Exciting hole where you must cross the creek to the basket in the woods. Deuces are very difficult and Par is very good on this difficult short hole
Hole #17: Rather long hole with a hill sloping down to the left where the OB road is located. Hard to throw long enough or accurate enough to deuce this hole often
Hole #18: Uphill to a flat basket with another unneeded mando. Birdies are rare and par 3 is good
Cons: Hole #1: Long hole - hard to birdied
Hole #2: Must be accurate from tee box
Hole #3: Must keep from going down into creek to the left
Hole #4: Must keep from going right into OB
Hole #5: Must keep from going right into OB
Hole #6: Keep out of trees
Hole #7: Keep out of trees and OB long
Hole #8: Very long with OB right again
Hole #9: Must drive low under all trees
Hole #10: Keep out of trees
Hole #11: Must make mando but not hit wires or trees or go OB to the right of basket
Hole #12: Must make mando and have accurate approach shot to basket on other side of creek
Hole #13: Must keep right of basket and out of OB to the left
Hole #14: Must keep out of OB on road but not right into creek
Hole #15: No good fairway shot with trees and OB to the left and creek to the right
Hole #16: Very challenging drive needed to have birdie shot.
Hole #17: OB to the left seems to attract a lot of discs
Hole #18: Challenging final hole, which requires a long drive for a chance at a birdie
Other Thoughts: Course is my favorite with a good mixture of easy, fun and challenging holes. Would recommend this course to everybody from beginner to expert.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
a fun hilly course
Pros: a very fun course with a lot of mature trees playing on long rolling hills. have never had to wait to throw and usually can meet up with a local to throw with. has a few very unique holes that play over a creek
Cons: at first kind of hard to navigate but not a huge problem. plays around several roads and fairly easity to put it ob if you have any arm at all. also the creek that plays threw the course can be troublesome but not a major concern
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very clean easy to walk course. The park is is very well maintained and the course flows well from one hole to another. Very nice tees for every hole as well.
Cons: Bathrooms are not always open.
Other Thoughts: Nice setting to play Disc golf.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pro and Am Tees on Most Holes
Rec-Advanced Level Course
Water in Play on a Few Holes
Baskets in Great Shape
Great Tee Signs
Bulletin Board with Map near Tee 1
Picnic Areas, Playground, and Roads in Play
Other Park Go-ers Unaware of Course
First Tee Can Be Hard to Find
This is a really good course for any player, beginners, and advanced. There are a couple tough shots that might be hard for someone just starting out, but they should still enjoy the nice setting and the course itself is pretty fun to play.
The layout of the course is pretty good. There were only a couple things that I can think of that might be a little confusing. First, when you come to hole two the basket is across the creek, the fairway is the small bridge that you see in front of you. After two and three you will then need to use that same bridge to get back to the tee for hole 4.
That same bridge is going to come into play again on hole 16. You will need to use to get to the basket or climb down into the creek and back up the other side.
As far as whether or not I would call this course wooded, probably not, but keep in mind there are plenty of mature trees in every fairway to add challenge. The designers also added in a few mandos, holes 4, 6, 11 and 12 I believe, which is another added challenge.
As I stated above the creek comes into play on a few holes. Holes 2 and 16 you must actually throw over the creek, but there are a few more that if you have an off target throw, your disc could be swimming. This isn't a huge deal the creek is really shallow and the roughest thing you might encounter is the steep hill you have to climb down and up to get into the creek. With a bad throw you could end up in the creek on 3, 12 ( an even smaller creek here), 14, and 15.
The course is laid out pretty well and there aren't really any issues finding the next tee. Most baskets have little red arrows on the pole pointing to the next tee, its a nice little touch. The only places there are even the slightest questions about where to go next is after hole 3, like I said just cross back across the bridge and go to the right. After hole 7, you have to go down and cross the main road that runs through the park to get to 8. Then after #14,you cross the bridge and head up past the bathrooms about 100ft or so and the tee for 15 is up the hill.
I really enjoy getting out to play this course whenever I have time to do so. There are a couple really great holes on this course that make it stand out. Hole 12 is a 475ft down a small hill, over a road, and across a small creek. Holes 2 and 16 are also very good. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to play a nice course or anyone who is in the area.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pretty but not overly challenging
Pros: Pretty park and as the other reviewers have said, lots of mature trees and well manicured fairways. Several holes require a good placement of your drive through very fair fairways in order to deuce.
Cons: Lots of crossing fairways where you have to walk in front of a tee to get to your next hole. I don't see this course playing smoothly once it has a tournament crowd on it.
Holes don't require a lot of strategy and there isn't a lot of penalty for being off the mark and result in easy threes. On this course you could shoot bogie free but get pounded because you didn't get enough birdies.
Not sure if so many holes had mandatories to make them harder or reduce the chance of hitting other players. However a lot of them were redundant since the mandatory required you to go to the most likely fairway anyway.
Other Thoughts: Here's a suggestion, why not put the hole information on the long tee rather than the short? In most cases you get to the long tee first so this would save you from having to walk up to the short, get the layout and distance and walk back to your tee. If you are playing from the shorts you can simply stroll by the long tee and not have to double-back.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
brand new, and well designed.
Pros: this park is well kept and the course is brand new. mature trees with well defined fairways, guided in part by mandatories (arrows on trees and tee signs). short and long tees, both concrete. there are a variety of shots and lengths. backhands, forehands, low ceilings, narrow gaps, mandos, and big throws, as well as risk reward.
Cons: the layout is a bit tricky in a couple places but after the first time you get the hang of it. the tee signs are only on the shorts, so if there is a long, you have no info. there is a creek that runs along the park and comes into play on multiple holes, the con is that it has very little water in it and is very hard to be surrounded (perhaps ob lines should be painted or roped). you think it would be a factor but it doesnt really. benches would be nice here and there, but the park is great so i cant really complain.
Other Thoughts: i believe there are local doubles or leagues, as there was a flyer, but im not sure who takes care of this course or designed it. the mandos took a course that could have been boring and made it punish errant shots, and gave defined fairways.
the images make it look as though it is in the middle of nowhere, but it is actually right next to a large swimming pool and in the middle of town.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The Bellefontaine course is a very well kept park that gives you beautiful views and some challenging holes. Everything is well spaced out and has allot of different, such a as beautiful trees moderate hills and plenty of wild life. Plus it is relatively new so people will ask you how too play disc golf
Cons: The cons are allot of trees so if you hit one on every hole just be glad it was one tree and the kids that walk around may stair you down sometimes.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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