0 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Training Course
Pros: Good concrete tee pads, decent tee signs, easy to find next hole
Cons: Hole 4 can get real muddy
Other Thoughts: While most intermediate (and up) players may find the course too short, it is a great course to practice your wooded throws without losing your disc (especially with some tight gaps). Also, if you don't have much time, you can easily get the 9 holes done in about 35 minutes. And because of the course length and unlikely chance of losing a disc, it is a great course for beginners.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Though not long, trees come into play on all holes, and rather heavily on several of them. It's takes some thought to get around it, and some ability to make good shots around trees and through openings.
Cons: Not a whole lot. Guess it could be really soggy right after rain. Navigating from hole to hole wasn't much of a problem.
Other Thoughts: Lexington and the surrounding area have a good amount of fairly easy, nine-hole courses, and this one joins that number, but in it's favor, River Hill has more bite than many of the others. It's more challenging then Centenial Park and Lake Mingo, and even the first nine at Shillito. I would compare it most with Camp Catalpa (CC being a kind of modified 18 hole with 9 fairways having 2 different catchers for the separate 9s). Distance is about the same, Catalpa has tight but fairly clean fairways but getting into the brush can be brutal, while River Hill may be more "through the woods". Much less likely to lose discs here than at Catalpa.
I don't think I would recommend this course for true beginners, but it may be a good step up for those who have been playing for a bit.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Fast and Easy - Oh My.
Pros: This is a good 9-hole course with two pin placements for each tee. I really enjoy playing it with the pins in the "hard" placements. Many of the shots require precision, but the recovery shots tend to be easy - in large part because the course is so short. The course was designed for new payers, and makes good use of the available woods and terrain. When played with OB, the difficulty increases significantly. The course has excellent flow, good signs, new baskets, a nice putting practice basket, close parking, and large tee pads.
The park itself is well kept with restrooms, trash cans, and water readily available; there is also a gazebo near hole one where you can wait out rain. Despite being a small, multi-use park, the course does not interfere with other park facilities. Except for the occasional runnaway basketball on 9, you will probably only encounter non-disc-golfers on the walking path.
Cons: Advanced players may find the course too short and a few shots too easy (8 & 9). A few other shots will probably be frustrating for beginners (4,5, & 7). You'll find significant mud around the creek during rainy times.
Other Thoughts: This course plays fast, and is a nice complement to the nearby, and much more diffcult, Veterans Park DGC.
Don't let the name mislead you: River Hill Park has no river, and only a very small hill. It is a park.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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