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Pros: This new course is sculpted in much the way a ball golf course would be laid out: fairways and oval greens with low cut grass, while the rough is allowed to grow a little higher. The effect is visible in the map I've added here on the site. There are obviously intended shapes to the shots, which would have you making throws that bend to the left and the right, and looking for the fairway on the longest (500 foot) hole. If the rough grows really long in the summer, you'll want to keep to the fairway, or risk a long search. There's even an ace run 150 foot 7th hole, so the course has some changes in distance.
The place is immaculately maintained, and has very helpful tee signs. The flow is easy, and logical to follow all the way around the loop. With al of the shots in essentially a flat-ish field area between the reservoir and the woods, you'd have to really shank one to lose a disc here (though I'm not certain how high they let the rough grow in the summer).
The course lies in its own setting with no obvious way for other activities to get in the way, so I would think this might be a really good spot for Defiance area disc golfers to work on their basic shots on temperate days (I'm picturing even stronger fall and winter winds, and some really hot sun-shiny summer days out here, too!). And it might be really fun to play some long bomb safari shots from up the hill by the reservoir and angling to the various baskets.
Cons: Unfortunately, a ball golf layout doesn't really force the disc golfer to follow the somewhat two dimensional nature of the design. A well executed throw could swing way off the fairway and land easily on the generous greens, and there are no serious obstructions forcing a particular line. So when you tee off on hole 4, the natural line of a hyzer (rhbh) goes right over the 6th basket and green, so folks will need to be wary of others on the course.
There are a total of only nine (yes, 9) off-road parking spaces by a nice piece of landscaping that starts the course. I saw a port-o-let in the distance at the other end of the course. The tee areas are natural grass somewhere in the vicinity of the good tee posts.
Other Thoughts: The course pictures show beautiful new baskets, though they were pulled for the winter by the time I had a chance to play the course on a windy day in November. I played to the wooden stakes used to mark the sleeves.
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Field of Drives
Pros: Parks is very clean and well kept with awesome greens and fairways that give it a real golf feel. Holes, although plain do offer some different angles and would be a great course for beginning players to use as a practice course. Score/rule sheets are available next to the parking lot.
Cons: No obstacles at all, course is quite literally 9 holes laid out on a grass field, with the exceptions of some trees on the right side of the field. Course gets somewhat repetitive with just basic drives and putt/approaches that really don't require any extra thought, just straight on throws.
Other Thoughts: Decent course to play once in a while, but don't expect a whole lot, it is definitely as basic as a course can get.
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