4 Helpful / 3 Not
Enjoyable 9 Hole Course
Pros: -Two full sets of tees. The blues offer a greater challenge due to the holes playing much longer and sometimes involving tighter gaps, while the reds are shorter and more forgiving, but will still require some line shaping. There are elevation changes on most holes, and the red tees offer many ace opportunities.
-Hole 8 from the blue tees is a long anhyzer hole that I really enjoyed. It's between 450 and 490 feet I'd guess. Great place to work on BH distance rollers. Hole 9 long is also very fun, playing about 500' long with a basket sitting up on a hill with large trees guarding it. Hole 1 aside, the first half of the course makes good use of the trees to create enjoyable shots.
-As a skateboarder I really appreciate having the skatepark right next to the DGC. My usual trip to Alliance consists of a red tee round, half an hour of skating, a blue tee round, a bit more skating then dinner.
-The blue tees are well marked with posts sticking out of the ground and maps to indicate distances and obstacles. The baskets are new and have the hole # displayed on top.
Cons: -Hole 1 long tee puts you in danger of throwing in to the skatepark if you can't throw far enough to go past it.
-Finding all the red tees took me a few rounds to figure out. Still can't find the red tee for hole 9. Having a course map displayed near hole 1 would be nice, but the teesigns get the job done.
-Overall some of the holes are a bit too open, but this is balanced by other holes that feature more obstacles. That's the only big drawback to the course in my opinion, is that while 2,3 and 4 for example feature fun obstacles, 6, 7 and 8 are just runs at a basket sitting out in the open with no trees to force lines. The elevation in play on these holes is a redeeming factor though.
-The first time playing it can be confusing knowing which basket to throw to if you don't pay attention to the numbers on top of them, as sometimes you'll have 2 or 3 baskets visible from a given teepad and some of them will look like legitimate holes.
-Pretty solid course but a little on the easy side for a more experienced player.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play if you enjoy bmx biking or skateboarding, as you can do both in the same location. The park is fun and I recommend trying it out if you're in the area, but it's not one I make dedicated trips to frequently like I do Dover and Massillon. If I have the time I prefer to start here, then head a few miles west down 62 to Louisville, then get back on 62 and finish up at Arboretum in Canton.
Since the course is only 9 holes and plays on a small area, I like to play a red tee round and blue tee round every time I go out and treat it like an 18 hole course.
Being right off one of the main roads in town, you have access to all sorts of dining. Right off the exit ramp for 62 there is a farmers market sort of place that sells some good stuff, great place to pick up a snack before a round.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice baskets with numbers pointed in the direction towards the tees they are corresponding to. If you are looking for some extra exercise on a nine hole course you found the right place.
Cons: The first hole is right next to a busy skate park. If by chance you go to avoid the skate park you very well could end up in the creek. If you play the short tee you can pretty much avoid both situations. There are no signs or maps to show you how the course is meant to be played. The numbers on the baskets were the only way I could determine where I was to be next.
Other Thoughts: All in all a good course to challenge your arm and to work on your accuracy. There are some tough shots to throw under over and around trees.
UPDATE: There are signs now. Small but' they are there on the long tees. Right on top of the 4x4's.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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