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Good Beginner Course
Pros: -Short holes, so beginners can do well here
-All kinds of throws and angles needed for various holes
-Easy to find the next tee
-Easy to retrieve a disc from the creek (less than a foot deep, 6 or 7 feet at the widest)
-Course is well maintained
Cons: -Short holes can make the course boring for advanced players or after going there numerous times
-Most of the bushes lining the fairways have thorns in them
-Dirt tees can become unplayable when it rains
-Baskets on a few of the holes are tilted at an angle, sometimes making it hard to keep the disc in the basket, even in the center
-A few of the fairways cross over areas where people like to hang out
Other Thoughts: Really good course for the lack of area they had to use.
Almost completely empty in the afternoons on weekdays, but pretty busy in the evenings.
Make sure to walk forward of the tee for Hole 2 so that you know where the basket is before you drive.
Two pavilions to take breaks in before/after rounds.
Great course for beginners to intermediate and casual players.
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Lots of fun - very short and quick
Pros: Remarkably fun, short nine hole layout. Pin placement has been well thought-out. Fairway grass is in excellent condition. As much variety as any course this short could hope to offer. Steep dropoff for the very short blind teeshot on #2. Big right-hand hyzer required to get close on #3. #4 calls for an anhyzer to avoid the creek on the left and fade around the trees that protect the basket.
There are two longer holes - by far the best on the course. Challenging and scenic enough for any layout.
#5 is straight and tight with thick brush on the right. You have to throw across the creek, immediately in front of the tee. The water hazard continues to frame the entire left side of the fairway.
#9 is downhill across the creek, and then doglegs left back uphill.
For such a short course, there's almost no concern for throwing into another group. Only on 4 and 5 - they share the creek as a fairway divider.
Cons: Extremely short. 5 and 9 are the only holes that exceed 215 ft. This is a course to practice your midrange shots and putts. There's no space for multiple tee or basket options.
Natural dirt tees. It had rained hard for two days before I played. The tee areas were unusable. Then again, most players won't need a runup, and can tee off from the nearby grass. Some of the walks get very muddy, but the fairways drain well. Only a few soggy spots.
Lots of post-rain bugs as we started our mid-summer early evening round. As of the 2nd hole I didn't really notice them.
Other Thoughts: Signs are OK. They don't need to be much - every basket but the 9th is either visible from the tee or quickly identified with a short walk up the fairway. And there's only one significant walk, from #6 to #7. It's easy to find, up the wide dirt/mud path.
I played 4 rounds in a day. My son and I took 25 minutes for nine holes.
The creek is up to 10 feet wide, and was running more than a foot deep in some areas. Probably as deep as it ever gets. You can always fish your disc out - I have some experience with that. The hazard and the thick brush make it less than ideal for beginners. But it's so short and quick, and relatively uncrowded, that first-timers can get a good sense of what the sport has to offer.
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Pros: This course is a lovely stroll, everything was marked nicely so you could figure out where to go, the park is nicely kept
Cons: Very short course, not easy to follow without map or a guide
Other Thoughts: I really just enjoyed playing the course a few times just to stroll
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Take the family, if itís been dry
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Pros: This beautiful little family park just outside the beltway east of Milford, Ohio has a decent nine hole course for Novice to Rec players to get in a quick practice round on their short game. The flow is very good, with safe throwing lanes for the most part, and the course lines beside, then weaves twice across a pretty little creek, with a well-built pedestrian bridge situated well below the line of the 9th fairway (25 feet below the flight path). The course uses the hills, terrain, foliage, and limited space very well, keeping mostly away from the shelter and playground areas of the park.
Higher level players will likely avoid this easy course, but might be pleasantly surprised by the tight lines needed on the 325' #5 and the signature hole, the 375' valley-spanning #9 (if only they would put in concrete tees...)
The signage is quality, and you can tell someone is lovingly taking care of this place.
Cons: Dirt teepads boxed with landscape timbers are a little inconsistent, with roots starting to show through, so you worry about your step up. There are no benches or trash bins, yet the park is kept clean.
There is little distance variation, as 7 of the holes are between 185 and 215 feet.
The biggest drawback to this course right now it that the hill top holes (7 & 8) stay muddy for days and days after the most recent rain. If it's been really rainy, they are almost unplayable. The first time I went up there in February, I almost lost a shoe in the muck. So I only go here if it's been dry for most of a week.
Other Thoughts: Initially gave this a 2 and not 1.5 because it's beautiful and well-maintained. Clearly a fun little family park.But just raised it another half point in 2014: Other than the rooty tees, the course looks awesome. They've cleared some of the thick stuff on the right of the tight hole 5, and put in a fantastic set of steps (see new pic) and mulched path up on top, going to hole 7, so the old mud problem is gone.
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Fair course for the location
Pros: - Course is laid out very nicely, and the park board does it's share to maintain it.
- Good location for those living East of Cincinnati
- Good course for beginners
- Good course to practice shots during slow periods
- Course has a good mix of hyzer, straight, and anhyzer shots.
- Hole 9 allows for a beautiful throw over the creek valley.
-All 9 holes can be played rather quickly
Cons: - This is primarily a park, and people bring their kids down to the creek, which can interrupt play on hole 5 and 9, which are incidentally the most challenging holes. There is a picnic table to the right of hole 9, at least one person has reported getting struck in the head by a disk while sitting there by an under-stable shot.
-Advanced players may not be challenged by the 200 ft holes. A typical pro score at this course would resemble (2,2,2,2,2.5,2,2,2,3)
-Hole #2 is a low, downhill shot. Tip, take a peak and remember which branches the hole is under and keep it low.
-Hole #5 is probably the most challenging hole. If you lay it up on the grass across the creek, the second shot is more open. If you have great accuracy, and can shoot it past the bend in the creek, then go for it.
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