Lexington, KY 
River Hill Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: amryan11 Hole #7 (Taken 6/2011)
4 / 261ft. Par / Distance:
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 Nice Wooded Beginner's Course

5+    10/18/2009   10/20/2009
Review By: lylemccoon
Played: 89  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 19.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice beginner's course in a park setting. It is more wooded than most beginner's courses, with many narrow fairways that will force new and old players to throw accurately. This aspect of the course makes up for the lack of length on the course. However, because there is schule on only one hole, even errant shots are still easily recoverable.

The course has a good balance of wooded (5) and open (4) basket locations. Many of the holes either begin in the woods and end in the open or do the opposite. In this regard the course stays interesting. There are many ace runs, but only if an accurate and good line is taken (watch for local routes). The holes in the open, especially those that start in the woods and end in the open, have interesting wind affects.

The course has a small creek and walking path for out-of-bounds challenges. It also makes decent use of the elevation changes in the park.

Even though this park has a playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a walking path, for the most part the course is separated from those other amenities.

The course is easily accesible, being right off of Man-O'-War Blvd, and makes a nice spot to play if one doesn't have time for Veterans Park's full 18.

The course has excellent flow and a minimal amount of fairway interference. It has Discatcher baskets, a practice basket, Houck signs, and top of the line 12' x 6' tee pads. Additionally, there are two pin placements for each hole, adding to the course's variety.
Cons: It is only a 9 hole course. It is very short with no holes longer than 285.

Even with its tight fairways, the course is very easy. As an 818 rated player, I was able to birdie 6 of the 9 holes in the first 2 days of the course's existence.

A possible con is that, given the number of trees, if you are having an unlucky day, the course may beat you and your disc up.

After particularly rainy periods (like this October's record rainfall), the course can be a bit muddy.
Other Thoughts: If you were introducing a new player to disc golf, this course plus Shillito's front 9 would be ideal for teaching them to play on wooded and open courses.

Due to its location and terrain, this course is kind of like a "Veterans Junior" course.

On a historical note, the course was installed at the request of the parks department and the local city councilman who desired something to occupy and interest the older kids in the neighborhood. The city and the park paid for the course, and our local club is grateful to them for their support.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fast and Easy - Oh My.

5+    10/18/2009   10/20/2009
Review By: ibekent
Played: 25  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 8.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/5/2010
5 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 Great Starter Course

1    10/9/2009   10/9/2009
Review By: DSmith
Played: 131  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice mix of shots for a short "red" level course. Hyzer, Anhyzer (do"red level" players even know what these words mean? haha!) tight wooded shots and placement shots. Even while laying it out with Lyle it played like a tough little course for me to attempt to get a 2 on every hole. One of my favorites to make was #7 which is a dogleg right or a really tight (as in 3 feet wide!) shot directly to the pin. It will be a good cool down course after playing Veterans Park which is a few blocks away.
Cons: Baskets will be in within the next few weeks as soon as the cement has enough time to dry. Must have patience!
Other Thoughts: The Official Opening Day for this course is the 7th of November. Free discs with the course stamp will be given out for free. check www.bdga.org for details

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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