4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A newer course in the area, Englewood is set back in a mostly dedicated area of the park to disc golf, although you will occasionally encounter other park patrons walking, running, or making use of the trail system that runs throughout the park.
The course itself provides an excellent introductory course for newer and intermediate players, requiring smart play and line shaping on several holes to make par. There are also a few holes which will offer the opportunity to test your arm and air out a disc in the range of 350-400ft. Additionally, there are several hole which offer the possibility of an ace run.
While there's a minimum of elevation change through out the park, the course designers took every opportunity to take advantage of what was there, with several holes playing down hill at varying distances, others playing uphill, and a tunnel shot that plays uphill and left before finishing downhill to the right blind.
Overall, the course is well designed and thought out, with a variety of shots required and ensuring that some thought is required for disc selection on each hole.
Cons: While the course is excellent, it is not exceptionally challenging for more advance players, particularly those with well developed drives in the 400' range. For these players, most if not all holes will be playable with a midrange, and even the longer holes won't pose much challenge at all.
Additionally, a nuance of the way the grounds are set up requires you to walk back nearly the full length of hole 11 to throw hole 12.
Other Thoughts: While there aren't trash cans located on each hole, they are evenly spaced through the park, with some being near the start and practice basket, Additionally, there are restrooms located near the pin for hole 10, which you'll pass by on the way to the first tee as well, making them very easily accessible. Additionally, attentive park staff ensures that they're kept fairly clean and stocked.
Last, even though this course is new, a good deal of effort goes into keeping the course maintained, with the fairways and rough being mowed regularly during the summer months. As such, even though this course is on the lower end of the difficulty spectrum, it should still be considered one of the better courses in the Dayton area.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: well maintained, medium to real tough course, 18 easy to find holes.
Cons: can be a bit of a walk for some, but a great experience, with great signs.
Other Thoughts: a basket sits near the bridge, you can see it on your way out.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets: DisCatcher, Excellent Condition.
Tee Signs/Maps/Markers: Excellent signs at each hole. Signs are very easy to read with accurate details including distance, par, and direction to next tee. Detailed map online and at the parking lot.
General Course Design: Course flows well from hole to hole. Easily identifiable paths leading to the next tee. Course starts and ends fairly close to the parking lot. Some paths to the next tee could interfere with other players. Fairways are well maintained and easily identifiable on each hole.
Foliage Maintenance: Areas around the baskets are very clear. Wooded areas contain underbrush, but it is manageable for the most part. Trees are nicely trimmed and grass is cut regularly.
Benches & Trash bins: Very nice benches at most tee boxes. Trash cans available throughout and I did not notice any trash on the course.
Elevation: Great use of mature trees and elevation changes.
Signature Holes: Several potential signature holes. Very picturesque setting.
Restrooms available near basket 10. Excellent condition and well maintained.
Variety of hole distances requiring many different shot selections. A good mix of tight, technical shots and opportunities for open bombs.
Cons: Tee Pads: Rubber mat, great condition, mostly level. Slipped a few times due to dust and dirt on the rubber mats. Could be very slippery when wet/muddy.
If the tee pads were concrete, this course would be phenomenal!
Other Thoughts: Course is challenging, but not so tough that beginners will be discouraged. As a beginner myself, this course was motivating and makes me want to improve my game so I can take advantage of what this course has to offer.
I saw more players at this course than I have at any other course, yet we never got held up or ran into one another while on the course. The potential for wait times definitely exists on a busy day.
There is plenty of parking available with a short walk to the practice basket and first tee.
Very beautiful and scenic park. Several shelter houses and playgrounds. The park even has horseback riding available. Great place for disc golf and a family picnic!
By far the nicest course I have played to date. I will definitely make this a regular course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great tee signs with graphics showing not only where the basket is, but also where the next tee is from the basket.
- Each hole is unique that require a great mix of different shots.
- A nice practice basket
- Mature trees and a good use of the elevation changes throughout the park.
- A few benches located throughout and permanent restrooms available.
Cons: - Because there was a layer of snow/ice the tee pads were not very helpful.
- Between a few holes there were some dangerous walks (11 basket to 12 tee) where you might get in the way of the group behind you.
- Only other complaint was that 18 did not end where you parked. So it was a little bit of a walk back to the car.
Other Thoughts: This course was a great find. I enjoyed the unique challenge of each hole and how easy it was to navigate playing it for the first time.
I look forward to playing it when it gets warmer out.
I would recommend this course to beginners through more advanced players as it has something for everyone.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
only wish they would have built it 20 years ago
Pros: fun track in a beautiful location
a real escape
couple of ace runs....I think every course should have a 250 foot hole that can be had
its always a bonus and actually a challenge for the better players who will lament not cashing a duece
Cons: none really
Other Thoughts: I am biased because I grew up in Engleweed
wish it would have been put in years ago
kudos to the dayton area for making the sport grow
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Scenic course
- Continued improvements being made
- Good mix of shots
- Excellent course for beginners
- New tee markers are a plus
Cons: - Sometimes rough makes it difficult to find discs making it rough on a lone golfer
Other Thoughts: - Good course to play when in a hurry
- Receives a good deal of play
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very nice short course. You do not have to be a long thrower to do well hear. Loved the rubber tee boxes. throw a 62 first time out. I average 69
Cons: The course is 40 minutes from my house.
Other Thoughts: I wish they would install another 18 that is longer. the park is big enough
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Englewood Metroparks Course
Pros: Great Layout. Not too hard but still challenging. Great Views of the "lake". Elevated Basket on the back 9 was really cool. Really liked the Rubber Mat Tee pads.
Cons: None really. Maybe some signs would be nice.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course. Set up well. Not too hard to walk and very challenging. Its a bit of a drive for me but well worth it. I recommend you playing it if you're in the area.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Englewood MetroPark DGC
Pros: Nice course in the Englewood Reserve. Not much trash. Heavily played. Most holes of decent length. Mowed fairways. Only takes about an hour and 30 minutes. Extra large rubber teepads and new DISCatcher baskets. Lots of people to help you. Numbers on baskets.
Cons: No teesigns or markers. Just rubber on the ground. Confusing if playing for first time. Need a course map.
Other Thoughts: 12 has a cool pin placement. I was expecting a course with no fairways and trees everywhere. I was impressed by the layout. If it had teesigns, I would give it a 4.5. Should be a great course for a quick round. 5 minutes from airport.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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