Hamilton, OH 
Fairfield Township Community DGC Share
Uploaded By: sisyphus Hole #1 (Taken 3/2015)
4 / 252ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee Sign



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 Early Spring 2014

1    3/25/2014   3/25/2014
Review By: JackRay
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well marked course. Fairly short, but requires good throwing.
Cons: Course is being cleaned. Brush cut, nad branches down along the sides of the fairways.
Other Thoughts: Will be more fun when the clean-up is finished. Haven't seen it yet with the leaves out.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Are you in control…enough?

2-4    7/11/2012   8/4/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 213  Reviewed: 200  Exp: 3.9 Years
This review was updated on 3/30/2015
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very tight and technical nine hole course tucked into the woods behind a pair of good quality ball fields behind a school, this course might be a great place for a left hander with good line shaping control to get even with his right handed power throwing buddies. Likewise a forehand (rhfh) player could do well here, if you're accurate.
To find the course, walk past the concession stand, between the ball fields, and look to your left for the practice basket. From the practice basket, look to the bushes and turn left inside the gap for the first tee. The flow of the course mostly makes sense, with a couple of exceptions (see below).
Except for two holes (the short #8, and the long, arcing #9) all the distances range between 200 and 273 feet, and force controlled left and right shots.
Each of the nine holes here has a decent sized concrete tee pad and a modernistic sign (the kind I like, stamped pvc, to discourage tagging and defacement).
Cons: The terrain did not lend itself to changes in elevation or interesting views. It's kind of like working your way through a hedge row maze. But the worst part is that the rough (sometimes only ten feet on either side of the line to the basket) is really thick and unforgiving. I know a dedicated disc golfer who has tried from time to time to gain control of the underbrush, the thorns, and the poison ivy, but it seems the parks department only takes care of mowing the fairways here.
Some of the tees have the leftover concrete piled right in front, so follow through becomes hazardous. Fortunately (but also sadly) there are no holes that require much of a run-up.
The path from the 1st basket to the 2nd tee crosses the blind, hyzering 9th fairway.
The 5th hole requires some alteration to the rules of physics if you want to park your drive. It's a hook shot to the extreme left, almost like a U-turn.
Unless you play it as a mando, on #8, using the direct line walking path to the next basket makes a deuce possible. But that means the best line to the basket is where the group in front of you needs to walk.
I think the most important thing to know, if you want to play here, is that when the foliage is on the bushes and trees, most of your errant shots will result in prolonged disc searches.
Other Thoughts: If you've got amazing control of your mids and putters, this could be an enjoyable little course.
The DGCR web site needs a map and some good pictures (possibly taken after the leaves fall?) linked.

Edit 3/30/15: I waited 2 & 1/2 years, and nobody ever cared enough about this course to post a map or pics. Stopped in today to see the course is only a little more dilapidated, and added those elements here. Have to drop it a half point for reality, though. Shame. Nice baskets, excellent signage. Still an oddball design, though. Hard to tell if anybody really bothers to play this course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 From a beginner's view

1    6/18/2010   6/20/2010
Review By: kbrandonbaumann
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.1 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A practice basket is at the beginning of the course to warm up and practice a few putts. The course is small and clearly laid out with nice signs (except for hole two... its sign was missing).
Cons: Very narrow fairways skirted by thorny trees (locust) and dense brush (which includes more thorny species). In other words unless you are absolutely amazing and have a perfect control over your disc your going to get stuck. This course was a bit frustrating as a beginner due to the precision required to make it from the tee to the basket.
Other Thoughts: Please know this review is written from a beginners stand point. Large mulch piles were located at hole 9. Possibly more work to be done on this course. Since I only live 2 miles away, I hope they continue to improve the design of this course. My vote would be to let men loose with some bush hogs, weedwackers, and chainsaws. :)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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