Pros: 9 hole course right on UC campus. I know for the Disc golf community, its not the greatest, but it does show this city's love for disc golf to new UC students who may not ever heard of it. Or may know of the sport but stuck on campus
Cons: Its poor maintained, labeled.
Not worth playing, unless you have no alternative.
Other Thoughts: The City could do so much more with the "on campus" Disc golf course design. Burnet is great example of how it COULD be great, but isn't
UC Disc Golf (Burnet Woods)
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Hole 1 starts on Brookline, there is a board that looks like it should be a sign showing course layout, but it's got nothing written on it. There is a wooden post there that has the number 1 on it. Hole 2 tee is up by the group of trees. you will see the worn out grass that is used as a tee pad. Hole 3 is around the corner to the right. Hole 4 is around the bushes, (you will see a large wooden post and a smaller wooden post, use the smaller wooden post) Hole 5 & 6 are across the road. You will throw down towards Clifton Avenue and then throw up towards #6. Hole 7 will be straiht in front of you. Hole 8 is on other side of gazeebo, and hole 9 throws towards M.L.King Drive.
Cons: Needs better signage! Also needs some care. Hopefully somebody from U.C. can step up with a group of college students to assist in caring for this 9 hole course.
Other Thoughts: It is not a bad little course. Some elevation changes, some areas to throw, a couple of short holes. It just needs some caring people to assist in its upkeep.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really liked this 9 hole course, it has enough distance for the holes throughout the woods, with some open fields. All holes wood stick pads, but are a little hard to find.
Cons: Some tees are hard to find, some grass needs cut as well.
Other Thoughts: A good 9 hole course, set in a big park worth checking out.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Next to University of Cincinnati, beautiful park, well maintain course, encourages use of backhand and forehand. Simple course. Never busy
Cons: Terribly maintained dirt teepads, extremely confusing course with no signs and using the map doesn't help that much. Many better courses close by.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for students from UC who want to practice their technique but there are a lot better courses a quick drive from this area.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Couple cool holes
Pros: Hole 2 is a really tough birdie to get. The hole slopes down but then slopes back up and to the left. The basket sits on a slope. It is a tricky angle to judge and to get far left enough. 4 is a cool low ceiling shot. 6 is a good double route uphill hole. 7's basket placement is good, it is easy to blow by it.
Cons: Poor signage and dirt tees. The rough is rough, keep it on the fairway folks. This is quite a short course, only really holes 2 and 6 call for drivers. Most of the holes are really boring as they are short and open like Holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Other Thoughts: Watch for other park users. This course is not worth your time.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
classic 9 may someday go 18?
Pros: Once a feature course adjacent to the University of Cincinnati campus, Burnet Woods DGC is being refurbished, resurrected and someday soon (?) expanded in the hopes that it can come back to its former glory. For now, it's a decently maintained nine hole course with tee posts and natural tees, and a decent mix of shots and use of elevation.
It starts with a 295' slight downhill opener where you want to control your distance to avoid getting in the thick bushes just a few feet past the basket. Then you come back up by the sidewalk and have to shape a 460 footer that bends left up a valley lane between tree lines. The next four holes work around the best place for you to park, and around a pavilion and play area that stays fairly safely out of the lines of flight. The short 7th and 8th holes set you up for a challenging (290') hyzer (rhbh) finish through a stand of mature park trees.
So this small course has a decent amount of variety and challenge for the recreational to intermediate player, and it is located in the heart of the city, only a few miles from the Mt. Airy course, so Burnet can serve as a nice little warm-up if you're headed there.
Cons: The current design has some flow issues due to the restrictions of the space. If you refer to the map, you'll see the best place to park is such that you'll likely want to start on hole #5, and finish on #4…and there are some long walks between holes.
The course needs updated signage and/or indications of where to go for the next hole.
The bushes and rough tend to get right up next to your flight paths and the baskets. The thistles and thorny plants are a real pain, and the plants can get so thick in the summer, you might stand nearly on top of your disc and have to look for ten minutes to find it.
There are currently only tee posts and dirt tee boxes (which are getting to be ankle risks, with rutting and rooting going on). There aren't benches or trash cans near the tees.
You want to be aware of parking restrictions and issues when the university is in session. It's a public park, but it's unlikely you'll find a space on the main drive near the first tee at these times. I believe you might even need a permit to park there.
Other Thoughts: There has been an 18 hole redesign in place for at least a year and a half, but the manpower has been going into the upcoming DG course in Goshen, so Burnet's changes are still on the table for a 'near future' project.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
This course could use a makeover
Pros: Quick. Some fun use of elevation changes. Forgiving for beginners, even with the woods that frame #2 and #3, and the trees that dot the fairway of #4, #5, #6, #7 and #9.
A couple best holes:
#2 is a sharp dogleg left that requires a finesse drive downhill. Too long and you're in the woods. Try to cut too much of the dogleg too soon and you're in the woods.
#5 is a short downhill with a decent gap for the drive between two large trees.
Cons: This course seems generally worn down. The basket at #7 is bent significantly. There's a bulletin board near the first tee, but nothing was posted there when we played.
Nondescript brown posts mark the natural tees. There are often tree roots in the tee areas, and they can be hard to spot, with no signs to mark the walks from basket to tee.
For such a short, simple course, there's a fair amount of walking involved. The park pavilions and playground severely inhibit the best use of the available space. #5 and #6 are across the park road, significantly removed from the rest of the layout.
If the money and energy were available, the best option for this course might be to pull up the baskets and start over.
Other Thoughts: We were the only people on the course except for a few sunbathers, on a weekday early afternoon: another sign the course may suffer from neglect.
Mt. Airy, a much more challenging, beautifully designed 18 hole layout, is only 3.5 miles away.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Course Needs Help!!!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Beautiful course with hills, old trees, grass fairways, and light woods for rough.
+ Close parking. We literally parked right next to hole 1's tee.
Cons: - 4 missing baskets. A local said they are being stolen.
- Very few tee pads, very few tee signs, and even with a course map it was very hard to navigate.
Other Thoughts: This place has the potential to be an incredible course. STOP STEALING THE BASKETS!
I really like this park. and hope they can fix it up a little. I would like nothing more than to be able to play it in a year, and revise my review!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Bringing this course back to life!
Pros: Hope the course can get back in to shape. Could be fun.
Cons: The course needs some good ole TLC. Missing baskets, teesigns, teepads......
Other Thoughts: Hold off on playing this course til the redesign is finished. With Courses like Mt. Airy just 5 min away you should head there instead for right now. Even Surge DGC 9 hole at Cincinnati State is a better option
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Cincinnati Parks Master Plan
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New plan for a full 18 in the works with a redesign to bring about the parks full potential. This may not begin till 20??.
3 missing baskets where replaced this spring, along with new tee sign posts(new signs are in the works) and they let us put a 4x6 board down for the front of the tee area.
Cons: Parks won`t allow more permanent Tee areas, so we will have to deal with natural tees. Parking at hole 1 is for students only during week days and can be a problem for some if ticketed. We plan on changing the numbers so that in the future hole 5 will be the new hole 1 for parking issues.
Update for all. Cincinnati Parks has been working on a new Master Plan for Burnet Woods. We were able to get a full 18 hole design in their proposal and are awaiting further information from the Parks department. We are working very hard to get this course renovated and up to par along with Mt.Airy. Please be patient and look for volunteer work days at these parks on the GCFDA website. www.cincinnatidiscgolf.com
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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