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Pros: Some good challenges. Some holes to really drive, and some to take care even from the teepad.
Cons: Teepads can be difficult to find at times. A couple baskets too close to the pond for recreational play.
Other Thoughts: Nice course!
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A Nice Addition to Warren County Disc Golf
Pros: This course offers a good variety in hole shape and design and has some nice altitude changes from tee to basket which is a nice feature. It consists of 9 baskets with 2 tees at each basket. (It was a very cold windy day so we only played the first 9 tees.) Each hole plays differently from the next and you never have that sense of "Didn't I just play that hole?". The front 4 holes plays through a wooded grove forcing players to exercise significant control and providing nice risk reward for accurate long drives.
The course is set in a very nice park with playgrounds and pavilions and open fields. It felt like somewhere there could be a nice set of restrooms I didnt notice them though as I was really focused on the course.
Cons: The course does in its current state have a few drawbacks and as a result pulled the course from being Very Good to Typical... hopefully in the coming year they will add some signage to help address some of these issues.
1) The Markers for the holes are stones set in the ground the result is your round of disc golf includes a round of "Lets Find the Next Tee Box..." There was a map on the bulletin board at the beginning of the course, however my brother had the foresight to load the course map onto his Ipod as a PDF ... so we were able to reference that throughout and find our way.
2) Water Hazards - While there are some streams and creeks that come into play on the course the baskets of hole #6 and Hole #9 are literally 6 feet from a pond. Both of these holes play west into the prevailing wind wreaking havoc on your disc. Having water that close to the basket really makes me want to lay up and not really go for anything other than a short putt and makes these holes no fun to play. Id rather move the baskets another 20 foot away from the pond to solve this problem. One of my discs did land on the pond and i did retrieve it via a stick as the pond was frozen.
3) No Pars - We didnt notice on the map what the pars were for the different holes and markers themselves did not include this info... you will see below I give my thoughts as to what they should be. Not sure if the distances were included on the map either.
4) Course Flow - There is a pretty significant hike between hole #4 and Hole #5... not the end of the world.
Other Thoughts: #1 is a fairly open shot through a line of trees and up a hill to a basket set back in a clearing in the woods. A nice par 3.
#2 is a much longer slight bend to the left through some larger trees.... an accurate drive into the fairway here is a birdie opportunity. Probably Par 4
#3 A very tight drive through some narrow gaps. (Be careful into the creek off to the right there is some old rusty fencing rolled up... I got my disc stuck in there. ) This hole could use a little bit of trimming as it was pretty hard to get a clear drive. After the gap the hole is set back with jsut a few trees surrounding a Par 4
#4 Directly on the right of this hole is a meandering path where pedestrians could be walking on a nicer day... its a nice fairly open downhill fade to the right begging for a nice forehand. The basket is set right next to a small stream and protected by some larger trees. A Par 3
#5 A open downhill drive with a short and sharp turn to the left to a clearing in the forest edge. The basket sets up the hill over a little creek.
A unique Par 4 ....maybe 5
#6 A long uphill battle against the wind to a basket protect on the backside by a good size pond. Par 5
#7 My favorite hole - A rolling downhill very open hole into a small clearing in the woods that protects the basket. The design here really lets you just let it rip (Similar to 11 on the nearby gulley Course) Par 4
#8 The teepad here is set back into the woods and you drive between two mounds of dirt left over from when they were excavating the park. Its a rolling uphill with the baskets protected by some largerish trees. Par 4 or 5
#9 A short par 3 to the basket with the pond just 6 feet away a few spotty trees. Probably the weakest hole on the course design wise.
****** REVIEW UPDATE******
Since my initial review I have been back to this course numerous times. A cool feature is that the second 9 holes are located in places to where many of them play pretty different from the front 9. The extraordinary amount of space given for this course allows this. Mandos have been added on hole number 4 to help protect some of the pedestrian paths and in doing so adds a little bit of challenge to there.
My biggest concern with the course remains the ridiculously close placement of the 6 and 9 baskets to the water.... The course is not played enough to where you can make up some pretty good holes to baskets other than 6 and 9 and not be in anyones way. Nevertheless, this course is a great addition with lots of variety .... just 2 really really stupid pin placements.
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