0 Helpful / 1 Not
A Quick Favorite
Pros: This course is very well-kept. It is always in great condition. This course is simple to navigate. Easy to walk from the baskets to the next tee. This is a great course if you want a good challenge, and don't have alot of time to play. The new tee signs make it look fresh and updated.
Cons: The tee-pads would be better off concreted because the rubber is slick. It's hard to get a good footing when it's muddy.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New tee signs and course map are wonderful additions.
Offset from the rest of reserve, so there is little chance of hitting cars/hikers/runners.
Brush is usually thin enough to find shots gone astray.
Overall, very nice job placing a good course in a relatively small area.
Cons: Rubber tees
Mostly wide open shots with little technical difficulty or distance (some might consider this a pro)
Stinging nettle in brush is a pain during warm months if you are not wearing long pants/shirt.
Hole 5 has a tendency to get very muddy when it rains, though it appears some work has been done to assist with the draining.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses to play in the Dayton area. Not too challenging but a fun round which can be finished in 40 minutes if you're in a hurry. Even with a horrible drive, most holes are easily '3'ed.
There is a large broken branch hanging over hole 9 that may fall down with ice/snow this winter. Just watch out if you hear a crack above you.
Within the last year, a bald eagle has been spotted flying over the reserve, though I have not heard a sighting in the last couple months.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
OK park course
Pros: The course plays through a rolling park with mature trees. About half the holes have some rough off the fairways to punish errant shots, the other half have even more of a park style feel with mature trees and open lanes. A few holes have some nice use of the small elevation changes in the park, and there is an elevated pin to add a fun challenge.
There is a nice mix of hole shapes where a line is forced by the trees, with holes calling for left and right turning shots and some straight holes mixed in for balance. There is not a ton of length, but it still feels like the hole lengths are mixed up enough that they don't all feel exactly the same. The tees are not bad, they have ok grip and are large enough for the length of hole here. There is a decent hole map on the kiosk, it's worth looking at and taking a picture of to help with navigation.
Cons: There are no tee signs at all, making navigation a little rough without a map or guide at times. There are areas where multiple pads are in the same area, and with no signs or even numbers on the pads, you have to do extra walking to make sure you're throwing on the right hole.
There are a lot of unused features in this park, making it a little disappointing after driving in on a cool dam looking down at nice woods. The course stays completely out of the denser woods that would make for some nice tighter holes to balance the open park style shots that dominate here. The course plays pretty flat over all, with several holes looking up at the awesome possibilities of the dam's elevation, I hope they at least use that for some neat temp holes in tournaments.
Other Thoughts: This course is good, but doesn't have enough variety or challenge to make it great. It needs some signage pretty badly, and some additional holes bringing the elevation and woods around the course into play would really bring this course up a few notches. Beginners will like this course, with enough trees to keep it interesting, but open lines and little punishment. More experienced players will find it a deuce or die type course, with mostly reachable holes that don't make aggressive play very risky.
2 of 2 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.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -scenic course
-great use of elevation changes
-wide variety of shots
-great mix of distances off the tee
-fun for a wide variety of skill levels
-fairly easy to navigate even though there are no signs
Cons: -can get very crowded at this course
-no signs so it can be difficult to navigate
-lots of small roots and rocks to trip over in the woods
-is mowed with what appears to be a brush mower and leaves grass choppy so no rollers or skips
Other Thoughts: this is a fun one! I will be back for sure
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Shade in the summer heat
Pros: The best course I've played so far in the Dayton area. A good variety of holes out in the open and in the woods. Even the open holes are often shaded by large trees on either side so it's a great place to play on a hot day. Very well maintained with mowed fairways, and no out-of-control "disc- eating" rough. Shorter holes make it a good course for beginners, but the varied basket placements make it enjoyable for experienced players as well.
Cons: No tee signs ... so print out a score sheet (see hole info. tab) before you go to know the distances.
Avoid if it has recently rained ... rubber tee pads are very slick when wet.
If you like long holes, this course only has two over 400'
Other Thoughts: I'd give this course 4 stars if it had concrete pads and tee signs.
1 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.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Good; needs signs and concrete tees
Pros: - Cool layout. Dips in and out of the woods, turns back on itself and always ends up at the parking lot
- Lots of trees make for challenging but possible holes
- A small map in the parking lot will get you around the course, for the most part.
Cons: - No tee signs at all. It would be nice to know where to go, especially when there are 3 pads next to each other.
- Some people like the rubber pads. I almost broke my leg on them multiple times because it had rained the day before.
Other Thoughts: If they fixed the signs and pads I would play this course over Belmont any day. Still a must play if you are in the Dayton area.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Englewood MetroPark DGC
Pros: Nice mix of holes.
Nice area of the park.
Nice rubber pad tees.
Cons: Side underbrush is deep in spots making errant throws sometimes tough to recover.
The signs are up now, and they give all holes Par 3. That's pretty rough. I think there are at least two Par 4s on this course.
Other Thoughts: My favorite course. Quite a bit of shade on those summer days. Holes are nicely designed--there is more than one shot to almost every hole. Water fountain at the crossover. Not too busy (except on Saturdays).
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of shots.
Some nice use of elevation.
Doesn't interfere with other aspects of the park. This is a big key for me. I don't like parks where you have to throw over a playground or wait for walkers to pass.
Great baskets and well laid rubber tees.
Can definitely tell that some thought went into the layout.
Cons: I like to know distances when I throw and no tee signs does cause some confusion.
I sketched a map before I went from the one on this website and had absolutely no problem navigating, except for the three tees together like someone mentioned.
Benches and trash cans make a course feel complete to me.
It is winter and most of the brush is gone but I felt like most holes you didn't have to hit your line and you could still recover to make a 3 pretty easily.
Some more distance would definitely help this course.
Other Thoughts: I definitely enjoyed this course, but when I saw the 4 rating I was expecting something awesome and it was just a good fun little course. Nothing that really wowed me.
I want to play it again in the summer when all the trees and bushes are filled in. I think I would have a much different experience and not find it to be such an easy course.
Once the course has tee pads and a couple of tee placements have been tweaked I think it might be a great course and not just a good course.
I think 12's basket, base and all, should be moved up the hill by the parking lot. That would be an awesome hole. OB road on the right, hill running back to the left. Some tough putting there.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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