Mt. Gilead, OH 
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Uploaded By: agapedad Hole #9 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 220ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee



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Tight, technical, petite with curves!

2-4    1/30/2016   2/15/2016
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 274  Reviewed: 257  Exp: 4.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As a player who relishes shorter, technical play a great deal over open distance shots (don't get me wrong: I love long, gliding down hills, I just don't have the 'D' to enjoy 300'+ uphill!), the nine hole course in Mt. Gilead State Park is really my cup of tea. Incredible, challenging use of woodsy elevation here, with holes only ranging between 120 and 270 feet in length, the course has 10 discatchers (one practice basket right by the first tee), a reasonable flow (first timers take the map), and very basic signage.

But the part that I liked the most was having trees to challenge your tee shots, plus the occasional tricky drop-offs around the pin positions which force careful play if you want to score well, but gut-checking trouble if you want to run for aces. The stunners start right at the beginning with a fairly steep down slope into the woods and a big drop-off (but not hazardous) just behind the basket. The steep slope to the driveway just left of the 5th basket means you'll need to control your tee shot if you don't want the world's worst comeback putt in your future. And Hole 8 definitely has the steepest drop I've experienced yet (and I've played 258 courses). Feels like it drops at a 50 or 60 degree angle, but maybe I'm just exaggerating a little. And the lake being behind the basket? Neat control shot, for sure!
Cons: Now, some woods is one thing, but there is almost no recognizable line between all the wood on the uphill hole 2, meaning a deuce would pretty much take a lucky shot. The biggest concern I had was that they need more than a thin little rope to get down the 8th fairway. I'd say it needs steps, but maybe a ladder (?!), it's THAT steep!

The natural tees and minimalist signage could use an upgrade, as could the map (seems 4's tee is on the #3 basket side f the hollow), then next tee signs are needed to get you to hole 5, then later, to hole 8.

I didn't really like the fact that hole 6 used the park road as its fairway. Finally, though hole 7 rewards longer arms with a fairly open shot, you have to watch for folks coming from the playground and basketball court up over the hill towards the parking lot, the big hyzer line flies over the road again, and the left side is all thorny rough.
Other Thoughts: I will definitely be bringing my 'technical' shooting buddy back up to play this course again, even though it's 2 & hours from home. He's going to like it for a casual round. And there's a hint they intend to someday add another nine, so...cool!

Reviewer Background as of this writing: 4.5 yrs experience at age 54, not a big gun, and not an impressive rating (Rec to Int skills), but enjoy having played over 250 courses and hopefully shared helpful info about those experiences.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    3/13/2012   9/24/2012
Review By: Bushman71
Played: 172  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Technical, short course with a good layout. Beautiful land to play on with some nice elevation changes.
Cons: Some steep hills to navigat on last couple holes that could get hazardous. Finding the next hole got a little confusing a couple of times.
Other Thoughts: I would rate this course higher but its a 9 hole course..

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice state park course

1    7/8/2012   7/8/2012
Review By: Flyinfatkid
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very tight, some real fun shots! 8 and 9 are fun! Easy to find the tee box. Shot placement is a must! My wife and I are just starting out and we had a blast playing.
Cons: Trees down on 4 had to walk up to see the pin. 8 is a steep descent and then a steep climb.
Other Thoughts: Great course if you are by this play it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    10/9/2010   10/10/2010
Review By: OhioDiscer
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is how a technical course should be made I played once and new it was well done. This is a 9 hole course that was very technical course most of the time you were in the woods. rarely out of the wood. Even then your in a tight spot.
Cons: Holes 8 and 9 are my only complaint only because it's very hard to come down the hill without scraping yourself. They really need to add some cheap stairs. Hole 8 all you need to do is look down a gently throw your disc down like a put to score a 2. Hole 9 you just throw across the across a steep hill.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/15/2010   9/25/2010
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 1352  Reviewed: 96  Exp: 28.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: another good DGC in the Ohio State Park system.

dedicated area DG club, that will insure this DGC will blossom to full potential.

# 8 is a rare kind of a hole found on a DGC. but nevertheless a great kind of hole as it's almost straight down from the tee, but this hole has water just behind the basket so ya throw your disc a little to hard or its winter time and the leaves aren't on the trees anymore, your in trouble (AWESOME HOLE)

# 9 is equally as good as one throws from ridge to ridge but your last ridge is higher in elevation to the first ridge in which you tee off from. this hole is one of the longer holes on the current DGc and if you stray from the fairway you could go off the ridge line, down the side of the hill and into water. (another good hole)

Camping, clean rest rooms, plenty of parking, small snack shop available
Cons: dirt tees (DGC is in it's infancy, so given time this mighht not be an issue)

only 9 holes, still 9 holes is better than no holes so this isn't a bad con
Other Thoughts: this DGc is in it's infancy, so please allow DG club to continue their quest in devoping this DGC into a good one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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