DG on a historic piece of land
Pros: 1. A lot of variety
2. Very Historic place with a beautiful large home/old school mansion. I enjoyed reading about the Hobson family near one of the tee pads on the front 9.
2. Good use of elevation with the tee pads and pin placement
3. Next to a ball golf course which I thought was kinda cool.
4. Plenty of obstacles
5. Really old awesome trees
Cons: 1. A few spots in the woods where your lines are kinda crappy with too many trees in the way.
2. Hole #2 I believe it was is really tough. Its about 500 feet and a par 3 thru a really tight wooded area that finally opens up.
3. Sticker bushes in a few different spots
Other Thoughts: The disc golf course was solid but just knowing there was a lot of history on that land and the fact there is now a disc golf course on it I just thought was really awesome. It does appear to be slightly run down though in what looks to be the bad side of town but we didn't run into any trouble at all and I would def come back. This was stop #5 of our 111 hole day and took two people 1:54 minutes to play
love this coarse
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: challenging hole, narrow tree ways, calls for a lot of different shots, good tee pads and baskets.
Cons: next to a golf coarse watch out for golf balls, sometimes crowded
Other Thoughts: nice coarse i got my first ace here.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -variety of hyzer/anhyzer shots
-true par 4. easy 3 if you throw a good layup drive, but tough 4 if you make an errant throw
-not muddy, even during rain and the day after big rain the ground wasn't bad at all, very impressive.
Cons: -all short holes, never used more than a midrange on the whole course.
-parking lot behind #9 and next to #10 can be a bit nerve racking.
Other Thoughts: Fun course, i bet the difficulty level is MUCH tougher once the leaves come on the trees and a few of the lines get tighter. So for easier play, do it in spring. I bet the fall is tough with all the leaves off the trees.
I really enjoyed the course (not so much my playing though). It is a nice match to some of the longer courses in Bowling Green.
Slow turnovers (rhbh) are a HUGE asset to have in your arsenal for Hobson Grove.
My favorite hole was #4. Downhill slow turnover. I nearly aced it in practice, and failed miserably in my 2 tourney rounds, haha.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun and Technical
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tee Signs-Good
This course is fun with some good scenery. Most of the holes are reachable with mid-range or putter. A putter is a very smart choice on this course. Lots of different options for routes as you play through the course. Hole 2 is a lot of fun
Cons: Tee Pads in need of repair. I noticed some baskets not being used down by 13 and 14 I guess they could be used someone kind of a waste. Some fairways are poke and hope holes which do not reward golf shots.
Other Thoughts: Course is good course to be hot at then it would be easy to shoot 6-7 down. Hole 2 is sweet its not my shot but a forehand roller i think would be the shot to get to second level on that hole to get easy 3
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pros: Very nice course. Surrounds a historic mansion...plays alongside a ball golf course for a country club kind of feel...which is different for me...I'm used to playing more "urban" course. The course goes in and out of fairly open but still technical "grove" holes...with mature hardwoods being the primary obstacles...moderate elevation change here and there. There are some cool rocky areas around too...which help give this course a distinct feel. The wooded holes are tight and technical...but fair. The rough is pretty cleared out in the woods too...again most of the trees are mature hardwoods...which is a nice change to many newer courses that are new-growth forests with lots of underbrush and cedars. Most holes on the course are in the 275-325ft range...a few are much shorter and a couple are quite a bit longer...especially Hole 2...which is a legit par 4 if you ask me. Tee pads are pretty good...GREAT signage...even though we had never played the course...we always new which way to go next and where the pin was even on blind holes..because the hole map on each sign was very well done.
Cons: Cons: Not too many for this course.... The tee pads were a little bit narrow...but I had no real issues with that personally...no need for a big run-up on most of the holes. A couple of tee boxes were dangerously close to the previous hole's basket.
Other Thoughts: Other thoughts: We played Kereiakes the same day...I thought this course was a great counterpart to it....both great courses...but very different. We really liked Hole 15...its a shorty...but cleverly designed....the teepad is a V shape...fairways on either side of the trees...giving you multiple lines to the pin. Definitely play this course if you go to BG! Lots of fun!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A great course to add to the BG collection. A good mix between heavly wooded and lightly holes. Good changes in distance so every drive is not the same. Some alternate routes on some shots. Very beautiful course.
Cons: Not many. Can be easy to lose a disc. You throw towards the parking lot at one of the holes. Hard to find if you don't know where it is.
Other Thoughts: Contains one of the hardest holes in BG in hole 2. You make it out with a 4 and are happy. I would rate this the second hardest in Bowling Green not counting Holler. Definately one to check out in BG.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun in the Woods
Pros: The course is built around the Historic Hobson House. Most of the holes are reachable for most skill levels, the only one being out of place is hole 2. Most holes have very narrow gaps or barely a gap at all. That being said, you have to hit your lines pretty much perfectly on almost all the wooded holes or else you will be fighting for a par. There is a good combination of wooded and open holes along with some elevation changes that keep the course interesting.
Most of the tee pads are in good condition, and some (8 and 9 are the two I remember) have the line of the fairway in the tee pad's concrete (I thought that was neat). This course also requires a good mix of backhand, sidearm, (and sometimes) overhand shots in order to navigate its tricky fairways. The course is absolutely beautiful when played in the fall and all the leaves have changed color.
This is the course in Bowling Green that you go to if you want to learn how to throw a midrange properly. Shooting well here in practice will really improve your technical game. No two holes throw the same, which is something I love about the course.
Cons: The course is very messy due to the lack of trash cans, and some of the tee pads are cracked. Some of the tee pads are not level, so watch your footing. Bugs can be an issue in the summer, as can poison ivy, so bring bug spray and watch your step. If you are there when the wind is blowing the wrong way, you will catch a whiff of the sewage treatment plant right next door.
Other Thoughts: There are a few ace run holes, mainly being 4, 15, and 17. I love to empty my bag each of those because they are fun to throw at. The elevation changes at 9 and 17 are great, being uphill and downhill respectively. Do not be alarmed if you see police cars rolling in and out of the park, as there is a police shooting range behind the park. This course and Preston Miller are both great wooded courses, but this one is definitely the best.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Old school course for everyone
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course traverses the land around the Historic Hobson House which dates back to pre-Civil War times. Seventeen of the eighteen holes are reachable in one throw by players of most skill levels. With that being said, you have to hit your lines as this is a very technical course that can be very punishing with errant throws. Slight to moderate elevation changes on almost every hole. I find a good balance of hyzer and anhyzer shots throughout the course. Some open holes with the rest being heavily wooded. New tee signs have been installed within the year and several new tee pads have been put in in place of old cracked pads. The course is easy to navigate with the front nine being on one side of the Hobson House and the back nine being on the other.
Cons: I didn't think the rough was too overbearing but there is quite a bit of poison ivy and such out there. Also, the bugs can be quite annoying so don't forget your bug spray. There aren't many trash cans available on the course so the trash build up can be unsightly and unnecessary.
Other Thoughts: There's not a lot that can be done about it other than don't be out there with the wind blowing the wrong direction, but there's a waste treatment facility directly adjacent to the course. It is visible from holes 5 and 6 and can stink up the course if you're unlucky. Also, a new entrance road to the police shooting range has been built right near number 5 so don't freak out if you see anywhere from one to eight cop cars rolling in or out during your round. The firing range is also audible on the back side of the course around numbers 12 and 13 from time to time.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
My very 1st course I played
Pros: Nostalgic. Very first course built in Bowling Green. Easy to navigate and decent elevations up and down. Very technical wood lines to throw into, and except for hole #2, all holes aren't so long that the hills beat you up.
Cons: The tee box signs really need to be removed and reinstalled. Just too basic for me, but I guess basic is all about the older courses, and this course is just a mere two years younger than my 33 year old butt haha. The last time I played the course, next to the barn by the teepad on #17, they had stacked random bricks next to it for no apparent reason. I really hope they have moved them because it was an eyesore to me.
Other Thoughts: This was my very first course I ever played on, so I will hold it dear to my heart. It beat the living crud out of me as a newbie, and if you are fresh out the box, be patient. I would suggest cut your teeth at Kerieakes or Preston Miller first if you are in BG before you tackle this technical course. However, what a historic, fine course this is. It will always be my "must" play everytime I travel back to my old college town.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun wooded course
Pros: The course plays through a hilly and wooded park that seemed to have no conflicts between disc golf and other park uses. The elevation is great here, none of the hills are severe, but nearly every hole plays up, down or across a hill to add challenge and variety to the course. There are some fun shot shapes that require you to hit different lines if you want to stay out of the thick rough lurking on most holes. Several greens have some roll away potential adding to the challenge and fun.
There are concrete tee pads, and decent signs that make the course easy to follow with no major navigational issues. The property seemed fairly well maintained with no trash or graffiti around. The baskets were showing some wear, but caught fine.
Cons: The course is a little short, without any real distance. There is enough challenge from the woods to make up for it, but some length would add a little more variety. The course felt a little heavy on RHBH hyzer shots, some more balance in hole shape would be nice. The tees are a little small, and some were cracked making for a little uneven footing at times. A few holes play a little too close to the park road, taking away from the secluded feel of the holes deeper in the woods and potentially causing some safety issues. There are several blind holes, so you'll do a little extra walking to know where to throw, and a spotter comes in handy at times.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun, old school course with great wooded holes and nice elevation. Beginners will find it a little tight and punishing, but a reasonable length. More experienced players won't find much length, but enough technical woods shots to keep it challenging and interesting. This one's definitely worth a stop when you're in the Bowling Green area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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