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Pros: Once you find your way to the first tee (as noted, outside the outfield of the ballpark at the southwest corner of the park), the flow of this course works pretty logically (especially from the short tees), and you'll find excellent signage and two large, level, flush, concrete tees for each hole. The DisCatcher baskets are visible and in good shape. There are exposed holes which will be affected by wind, holes playing near the creek and easily deflected off the trees there, and holes in park woods with branches to force low ceilings and line shaping. There's a mando into a piney lane on 8, and paths and paved areas that could be used as OB to make for some serious challenge from the long tees.
Working its way mostly counterclockwise around the perimeter of a multi-use community park, the disc golf course in Prospect, OH presented a surprisingly fun challenge to this mid-level arm, and impressed with its installation and amenities. It has enough variety between the long tees and the short ones to satisfy players from Rec to Advanced.
Cons: There's a map kiosk in the middle of the park, at the smaller lot just inside the entrance, but more signage leading to the disc golf course proper would be great. Though hole 9 finishes fairly close to this lot, if you want to play around more than once, remember you've got that hike to hole 1 each time.
The lack of elevation is very noticeable, and something the course designers had to live with. I was concerned about some of the hazardous lines that play right down or over the walking paths, toward the baseball bleachers on long 5, and even straight over a picnic table and at a shelter on long 9.
Though the flow was pretty good, there is a little odd loop after hole five: walk forward, don't cross the path to the tee you'll see first: that's long 9. If you're playing only the short tees, you'll walk across the 6th fairway after 8. The map didn't give a good indication of how far out to the right you'll walk after 1 to get to long 2, so I drew up an aerial map. You also will feel like you're doubling back quite a bit to play long 3 and 4.
Other Thoughts: You may want to bring a disc retriever if you play the creekside holes (2, 3 & 4) aggressively, especially if you're throwing discs you want to keep!
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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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A gem of a course
Pros: 1) concrete tees
2) 2 sets of tees
3) good use of land available
4) highlight hole: 2
5) nice course map at kiosk
Cons: 1) lack of elevation changes
2) some holes come close to pedestrian paths
3) long walk to hole 1 from the parking lot
Other Thoughts: This course is a gem. Although it lacks any elevation changes, it makes up for this by excellent tee and target placement. The course winds around the edges of a park for the first 4 or 5 holes and then criss-crosses through the rest of it.
The tees and targets are expertly placed to allow for challenge and fun at the same time. Hole 2 is a good example of this concept. It's a tight wooded hole right next to an open field on the left and a creek on the right. You can shoot out into the field with a flick or try your luck right up the middle. If you choose a flick and hit a tree early, you're probably looking at bogey. If you go up the middle, it could be the same, or even worse, you could go into the muddy creek and lose your disc.
The majority of the holes have trees in play as obstacles. Most of the holes are lightly wooded, but hole 2 is a tight and heavily wooded hole.
My biggest complaint about the course is the walk from the parking lot to hole 1. Not only is it a long walk, but I had to ask a park employee to show me where it is, even though it's marked on the map at the kiosk. They could easily fix this by putting a sign or signs in the ground to direct you to the right spot. It's by the score board for the ball field.
All in all, this is one of the best 9 hole courses I've ever played. This one, Walsh Park in Fremont, and Mt. Gilead are at the top of my list for 9 hole courses in Ohio so far.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Nice Park Good course
Pros: Nice Park Well
Well taken care of
More of a challenge then you would think
Tape on the baskets marking the next hole, big plus. The course would have been a little difficult to navigate without it.
Cons: According to the other reviews signs and tee pads are on the way, so I won't put that in as a con (although I kinda just did)
First hole was a little tough to find
Other Thoughts: I had a little trouble trouble finding the first hole. Luckily I came across a friendly dog walker who pointed me in the right direction. The first hole is open but the next 3 are lightly wooded holes that run along side a creek. They not very long and at first glance they may seem easy but there is a very real danger of a ricochet off a tree into the creek. After wards you play a hole that connects you back to into the park and the next 4 run through a fairly busy park. Watch for pedestrians, keep your shots low and avoid some trees in here, it's a little trickier then it looks.
All in all not a bad course. It's by no means a pro caliber course or one that would be worthy of a road trip. Nothing standout here but it's a friendly little community course. Go to G&R's in close by Waldo afterwords a get yourself a World Famous Fried Bologna Sandwich, they're delicious!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Nice multi-recreational park.
Two tee's per hole. The longs average in the mid-300's range. This may not seem very long, but these are challenging holes. Every hole has an element of danger to it. The long tee's are identified by orange flags and the short ones have wood block stops.
Many tight lines are needed to par this course. I was pleasantly surprised with the technical challenge here. Recovery may not be gentle.
Holes 2-4 are wooded and run along side a creek. Hole 5 acts as a segway between the land and style. Once you get to 6, low ceilings become major obstacles. You will need to hit some lazers down here.
New Innova baskets. Sexy.
Cons: Long tee's were not always easy to find.
No signage whatsoever. However, the course flowed quite well. I never had to look much to find the short tee's.
Other Thoughts: I read munky's review stating that concrete tee's and signage is coming soon. That pretty much takes care of the con's above.
My rating is for the course as it was yesterday. I will revise this review later this summer.
This is a nice effort. I look forward to seeing this course evolve.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Course Still Under Construction
Pros: new course
Cons: its not finished
Other Thoughts: i went through today and used colored tape to mark the baskets. this will help people find the next tees. concrete tees for the shorts and signs will be in as soon as the workers can schedule it. the toe boards for the shorts will then be moved to the long tees positions. as for marker flags, they keep getting mowed over or removed by mischievous people. i will post a hole-by-hole review once it is finished. until then, please enjoy the course and bear with me until it is finished.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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need more DG Prospects in Propect, Ohio
Pros: Found (Jeremy, a local player) near the park entrance and he showed me both long and short tees.
9 holes (Innova baskets)
Well maintained park (and town, watch your speed)
restroom is centrally located to the ballfields and the later section of the DGC.
Cons: grass tees, missing long tee flags (was told they may have been mowed over)
no tee signs, nor any next tee signs (i told the local player, Jeremy that colored duct or electrical tape on the spoke in the basket well pointing to the next tee would go a long way for players that aren't familar with this DGC.)
Other Thoughts: holes #2, # 3, and # 4 play adjacent to a shallow creek. # 8 has a mando to prevent novice players from straying near the pool area.
Short tees have footboards, long tee have nothing of a defined teeing area other than a orange flag.
# 1 starts behind the right-center field fence of the Barrnet ball field.
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