Lockland's Disc Golf
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Pros: Driving into park, look right at baseball field 1. Hole # 1 starts by baseball field # 1, 3rd base side and throws up hill towards houses. Hole 2 throws along road. To get to tee 3, you will need to walk along path about 200 yards. All the rest of the tees fall into place clockwise around walking path. The baskets are all Innova Discatchers, double chained. The tee boxes are dirt with wooden posts There are also red round signs in ground.
Cons: Only real con is that course is in middle of park with 3 baseball fields, a playgound, a soccer field, and a walking path. There is also a skate board/ roller blade stunt path and a half court basketball court that aren't in the way.
Other Thoughts: Nice course in the middle of the city. You can geta round or two in during lunch.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
a good 9 hole
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Pros: a well kept, 9 hole course in the middle of the park. This course is a good beginner and for has enough obstacle for advanced players as well. It has slight elevation changes, and enough trees in the way to keep it interesting.
Cons: Not incredibly challenging, but not real easy either. Some people might not like that it sits in the middle of a park. there is a pathway for walkers in the way too, but not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: A good 9 hole worth checking out.
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Nice new Course
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Pros: Great elevation changes..
Fav holes are #4 and #6 #7
always play it as a par 3 course
Cons: small, and if there are sporting events, it could get nasty. Walking path winds around this park. watch out for others...
Other Thoughts: home course. glad its around....
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Quirky Quick Nine
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Pros: The Gardner Park DG course has nine quirky, but decently fun, semi-urban holes fairly well laid out for the casual to Rec player to get a quick round in, possibly over a lunch break, if you work along the I-75 corridor just north of Cincinnati (inside the outer belt).
There are a couple of uphill shots and one downhill, even two or three that bring the park's trees into play, and the course mostly works its way counter-clockwise around the perimeter of the park rectangle, so there isn't much chance of getting lost.
The range of distances is readily apparent when you transition from the 550 foot #6 (which runs across the back of the park soccer field to a surprisingly high risk/reward green - go long on your approach, or skip into the woods, and you might find that your disc has gone into what can be a fairly deep, wide, and fast-flowing Mill Creek!) … to the very next hole (#7) being an easy ace run 70 footer!
Tee areas are currently grass/dirt marked by a red plate and a tee sign, but the Innova baskets are fairly decent.
For such a confined space, this park has a huge variety of other activities for family members, from ball fields, bb courts, play equipment, a small skate park, shelters, benches, bathrooms, etc.: all the usual family park amenities.
Cons: The limitations of the park mean this will only get nine baskets, and it's unlikely that poured tee pads will go in here.
There is a long trek from the #2 basket to the #3 tee area.
Errant shots are likely to involve other park patrons, and even some of the fairways cross the walking path twice. The tee area for hole #3 launches right over the horseshoe pits. There is a bench less than 50 feet from the #9 basket that's in play for a bad, long drive or approach shot.
The hill coming down from the #4 tee is very steep, so watch out if you've got knee problems or if it's wet.
Other Thoughts: Probably not a course to out of your way for, but if you are already in the area, it could be a good warm up, or the only decent course nearby. I've experienced that myself, having the closest course to my home being handy, but a little bit sad. I won't specify which nine hole course near my home I mean, but I think I'm one of the few who play there. Gardner has to get more traffic, being 'in town'.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great baskets, easy 9 hole, I believe the tee signs have been updated no prob finding
Cons: Would be easy to nail a jogger for beginner, soccer could deff make hole 6 unplayable
Other Thoughts: This is an easy nine hole that can be played during lunch break (I played pushing stroller).
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There are a few elevation changes and a variety of shots. Most of the holes are short which makes this a great beginner's course. The biggest pro for me was that I was able to throw a hyzer and anhyzer with a mid-range which was good practice.
Cons: Holes play near a walking path that comes in to play on most holes. I was there on a Friday afternoon and there were 2 people walking the trail. These 2 people were the only other people in the park.
Other Thoughts: I can't wait to go back and play this course. It was a great warm up before heading over to Winton Woods which only took about 15 minutes to get there.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice addition to the park
Pros: Nice baskets, nice variety of shots with terrain.
It wasn't boring for an experienced golfer and will hopefully introduce the sport to the neighborhood.
Cons: Multi-use park and the danger to non-golfers.
The lack of Tee signs or pads.
Hole 6 and 9 are probably the worst for possible interaction with the walkers or people playing soccer next to 6. 6 should have been shorter so that 7 was longer then ~110'.
Map is a must till they get tee signs.
Other Thoughts: It was not very crowded on a Sunday evening but 9 is a long, blind shot going over the walking path. We spotted for each other to make sure it was safe.
Safety of the non-golfers is my concern at this park.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun Active Course
Pros: Course has convenient parking location as you can park and start on Hole 1 without having to walk far for 1st tee which is located next to Field 1 (All the baseball fields are numbered and Field 1 is the 1st field when entering Gardner Park) 3rd baseline. There are 2 restroom facilities too. The course takes you around the whole park and can be played in about 30 minutes if you're playing well. Great use of the land as there are elevation changes and Mill Creek is even brought into play.
Cons: It's hard to find your way around as this is still a new course and hole info or tee pads are not up yet. They do have temporary Innova markers on the ground but they are hard to find as there isn't anything sticking up out of the ground marking where to tee off as of yet. Mulch pads will be coming soon from what I hear and having those will be very helpful!
Other Thoughts: Skate Park is up and running down there too as of 06/23/11 which has a perfect setup for skaters. I haven't messed around down there yet but it will be done this week I imagine. There are 2 other ball fields which are rarely used and not in the way; same goes for the soccer field. As a Lockland resident it's rare to see anyone on the soccer field as they don't utilize that field for games. The walking path seems to have lead people to believe that there are a lot of walkers but again, as a Lockland resident, they are not really an issue as visibility is clear on every hole and you can see anyone who's walking. They have yet to hold a 5,000 people marathon so comments about "walkers" should be ignored. You will see "some" people but that's life:)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Course for Quick Round
Pros: Nice brand-new course in quiet local park. New baskets are top quality. Enough trees to provide some shade, scenery, and obstacles. Nice use of elevation and trees to make a small course more difficult. Each hole felt like it was well thought-out. Great place to play a quick 9....two of us played this course in about 12-15 minutes over lunch.
Cons: Tees are grass and currently hard to find. Will be easier to find once they get worn in a bit, but they will remain slippery until a better surface is put in place. I have heard rumors that they will be adding mulch. While this is not great, it is better than slippery grass. While course has about 4 legit par fours (holes 3, 6, 9) all of the rest can be played as par 2. An expert player could play 7 as a par 1. You literally just toss a soft hyzer around the tree and hope you aced it.
Other Thoughts: All in all a very enjoyable course for a quick round. More fun and less crowded than most Cincinnati short courses if you want to take a few minutes to work on your short game. Although not an issue at lunch time I can definitely see how there could be major problems if the baseball fields, soccer fields, and jogging path are in use. All three are in play frequently. Last thought - watch out for Mill Creek on holes 6-9 (especially #6 approach). When I was there it looked like anything unfortunate enough to make it in the creek would be long gone.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Be Aware of People
Pros: +Every hole has some sort of obstacle, whether it be trees (usually), hills (first few only), or distance (hole 6).
+Logical course layout, with only one medium-distance walk between basket #2 and tee #3.
+Course drains well to a nearby creek, so mud isn't usually an issue except maybe around #9's basket
+Hole six is definitely over 300 feet, would like to see distances measured
+Hole 3 is up a hill and slightly to the right, unable to see the basket from the tee
+Plenty of parking and restrooms on site
Cons: -The first four holes are next to baseball diamonds; there was a game going on by hole 1 and 2, so we had to be cautious and really couldn't throw at one confidently, erring on the side of caution.
-The walking path and soccer fields make up hole 6's fairway, if there are soccer games going on, it may be unplayable
-Holes 6-9 are basically paralleling the walking path. Be VERY careful, I can see some joggers being hit at this course for sure.
-Every hole just plays for the most part straight ahead, no doglegs
-Holes 4, 7, and 8 are all very short, probably under 200 feet
-Poison Ivy everywhere, and ragweed abounds (for you allergy sufferers)
-Grass tees, with no maps (we had to climb the hill to see the pin on hole 3 to know where to throw)
Other Thoughts: The red marker discs are hard to locate in the grass, making finding the next tee difficult if you haven't played it before. It's a fun course, making great use of existing old growth trees. I'd see taking someone here who's new to wooded courses but pretty much has some basic disc control down, especially if there are sporting events going on or joggers present.
There was a large tree down right in front of tee #9, it was from the storms last night, and I imagine it will be cleaned up very soon, but I thought I'd mention it.
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