Hamilton, OH 
Fairfield Township Community DGC Share

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 Are you in control…enough?

2-4    7/11/2012   8/4/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 199  Reviewed: 181  Exp: 3.6 Years
3 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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A Fairly Enjoyable Course

5+    10/5/2010   10/7/2010
Review By: Sport351
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/9/2010
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Practice basket just outside of the woods
-Tees are well marked with concrete pads
-Holes are varied
-Quite a technical challenge
Cons: -Very dense rough, you are almost assured to have to dig a disc out of a bush
-Frustrating if you need to improve your control due to the tight and twisting fairways
Other Thoughts: This course was the first I've played on, and as a novice it was really difficult, but fun nonetheless. Not a course I'd travel a while to get to, but if you're in the area it's worth checking out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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