5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mostly open, not much chance of losing discs, though there are strategic trees on many of the holes. There is some use of elevation on a few holes. Most of the signage is intact, and it is easy to find the tees.
Cons: Holes 10 and 16 are occasionally rendered unplayable by groups of picnickers and peewee football teams, respectively. The rough on 6, 11, and *especially* 18 is nasty. I don't even bother looking for discs I've thrown deep into the brush on 18 anymore, unless i think they're hit the train tracks. The only thing I ever get is cut up by the brambles and rusty metal fencing. Course can be extremely busy, and there are occasionally large groups of players who either do not know to let smaller groups play through, or flat out refuse (or agree when asked and then continue playing....).
Other Thoughts: Beginner friendly, a good place to work on drives. The road running through the park is a through street, and I have seen cars hit by errant discs on holes 3 and 18.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Shillito park DGC
Pros: Excellent beginner friendly Course that is well maintained by Parks Dept, Course layout allows for a variety of shots. Most holes are short/average length and doesn't present a lot of areas where players have to be concerned with disc loss. About 4 holes present some serious rough. Nice course to learn the game or work on certain skills. Have played it well over 100 times.
Cons: Not extremely challenging for Pro & Advance players so the attraction of this course is dependent on the player level and the type of round you want to play.
VERY heavily played course in a busy Park and the Spring/Summer months can cause backups when you can run into groups of 6+ players on multiple holes. People picnicking at the shelters sometimes have a tendency to park in the grass blocking fairways or setup picnic areas near (talking a couple feet) the baskets.
More signage needed alerting other park users of the DG course and the potential danger.
New tee signs needed on many holes.
Other Thoughts: Nice course, A few holes I really like. Is a great beginner friendly course which every area needs.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
My First Time
Pros: I enjoyed some of the holes along the tree line, definitely created a bit more of a challenge. Wasn't crowded at all on a Saturday afternoon. Great upkeep and a nice park. Easy to find the next hole location.
Cons: Not very challenging. It was my first full course and I shot 7 under par. Some of the posts are missing the hole lay outs and pars. Too open of a course, I like to go in the woods.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice warm up course before heading over to Veteran's. I don't know if it'd be my only stop though.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Concrete tees. Decent mix of shots required and good use of available land and a decent mix of elevation. Plenty of ace runs. the possibility of shooting an exceptional round is very good at this course...even if you are from out-of-town.
Cons: Some of the baskets were in rough shape. A few throws were dangerously close to roads. Very short until the last 2 holes and those were still not very long. There is a pool in the same park and at times some of the kids might yell at you for a laugh. If you are easily distracted, even in your throwing motion, this can be a con.
Other Thoughts: Since we were canvassing central Kentucky this was not a bad stop. I wouldn't go out of my way to ever play it again but I might stop by if I am ever in Lexington and want to have a quick round. This course lacked any semblance of memorability. It was well kept and the fairways were well defined. The overall design was basic, but since it is in a public park with a nice pool, it is probably a great way to get youngsters integrated into the sport. When we played this course there was one hole that was playing to a basket different than normal due to some trees being cut down or removed by the parks department. This made things a little confusing.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Easy as can be
Pros: Great place to practice you "mid" game, well maintained, multiple shot choices on almost every hole
Cons: Heavily played during the summer months, front nine has a tndance to flood and have deep standing water for days after rain (1-2 feet deep in several places), located on a heavily traveled road with possibility of hitting cars on 3 holes, run and gun course with very little risk
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Open course with a lot of options for shots. Not limited to one certain type of shot on most holes. Well maintained and groomed.
Cons: Built around public pool, if you go errant on any shot around the pool you could loose your disc.
Other Thoughts: Easy on the legs. Not a lot of hills.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Good introductory course
Pros: This is a great place for a beginner to work on distance and trying out different drives. The holes are very open, and the placement of the trees makes it more about getting around them than through them (unlike nearby Veterans Park). The front 9 are especially friendly to beginners: short, very open, few obstacles. The back 9 are longer and require greater accuracy but still aren't all that difficult.
Cons: The place is usually packed with people. During the summer, children are an added hazard. It's also not a course that's going to refine your game all that much. You can play the course with 3 discs.
Other Thoughts: Fun to play if you have an hour or so to burn, but not a course to play over and over and expect your game to improve.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Open course that I thought may have been a bit boring, however it was packed with players when I visited so it must be very popular. (Unlike the other course in Lexington which I enjoyed much more which had no one playing it) All holes except for the last one were pretty straight forward and on the shorter side as far as most courses go.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice tee areas, clean park. Easy to figure out where next hole is located. Not many trees if you like that. Interesting holes.
Cons: Not many trees leads to less skill needed on several holes. One hole often as cars parked near fairway and become "hazards."
Other Thoughts: Players tend to be very friendly. First 9 are all par 3. Back nine have more variety. Play almost every weekend, this course never gets boring.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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