Pickerington, OH
Simsbury DGC Share
Uploaded By: BuckeyeMike Hole #18 (Taken 5/2010)
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Think Again

5+    6/10/2013   6/11/2013
Review By: ForehandAnhyzer
Played: 11  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/26/2013
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Decent variety of holes and challenges. Actually a decent disc golf course. Good use of elevation, nice use of wooded and open areas.
There are porta potties and there is a vending machine in the parking lot, which remains close by to a lot of holes. Check out Disc Golf Mart, which is the local disc store nearby. Get geared up and then go discing! (though you might want to hold off on throwing those shiny new discs...) Nice tees and signs. There are trash cans throughout, perhaps not quite enough though. Putting area. Concrete tees, both Pro and Am, though some holes only have one tee. A really good variety of holes. A nice course... BUT...
Cons: Course is poorly maintained. The rough is horrendous and unacceptable. Grass literally as tall as you are. Inaccessible areas. Full of ticks, thorn bushes, poison ivy and forever lost discs. Pick losers throw their trash everywhere. If you throw your disc off the fairway, you are fucked (unless you have an awesome dog to find them, like I do). Also, it can be confusing to navigate unless you are familiar with it. Poor directions/signage. Even just finding the course, you come upon it quickly and unexpectedly because the sign at the entrance is tiny and green. Walking along paths to the next holes you will run into downed trees, perhaps some dead animals and there are thorn bushes literally in your way just waiting for the unsuspecting discer to walk by and get snagged. It gets hot and humid here and due to all the excessive foliage, you will have bugs buzzing around your head and some biting you as you walk throughout the course. Also, there are mud pits in the way on the trails (in addition to these other dangers) for a long time after it has rained. These all combine to be absurd and in reality, dangerous. Bring your machetes and your weedwackers, because it is apparent no one else is (and that is just to navigate to the next hole! you will need a scorched earth to find lost discs). Seems more like a botany excursion than a disc golf outing.
Other Thoughts: I know I might seem like I am hating on this course but I still play it all the time and enjoy the challenges (though I curse it when I toss my disc into the rough. It really is a nightmare and you can tell disc golfers are not in mind with this one). It is pretty good for being close by (in spite of the negatives). I wanted to give a more negative glimpse into what this course is really like to play and live with, since everyone seems to be singing its praises without addressing some of the glaring issues. YOU WILL LOSE A DISC. and when it gets hot out, YOU WILL GET TICKS (or your awesome dog will). It is actually a really good run of holes, and I enjoy playing back-to-back rounds of it when I can, but the frankly unacceptable rough is enough to get any discer's goat. E for Effort.

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