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Pros: I played this course yesterday and had a great time on it. The course is a little shorter than a few other around, but given the grounds, they did a fantastic job with it. The flow is really good and makes good sense with the exception of 5-6-7. Getting to play over water was pretty awesome, as this is a rarity here in OH. The grounds are very well kept and clean. The grass is always kept to a minimum except for the last three holes, but you won't lose your disc in the grass.
Cons: The first thing that confused me was the sign on the clubhouse(?), that is pointing back towards the woods. I found hole one and thought because of the sign that you played it back into the woods. I found out after throwing my disc over the creek that you actually play the hole back towards York Rd. So if you are reading this, if you can see the numbers on the reflector posts then you are throwing in the right direction. As far as Holes, 5-6-7. From 5 you have walk to the North side of the church building towards York Rd. and you will find the tee for 6. After six walk towards the Pond. Hole 7 isn't marked with a reflector post, but you will see a 4ft beam on almost the very western point of the pond, that's the long tee, the short tee is on the north side of the pond with the same 4ft. beam as the rest of the holes. Bring a swim suit as the water hazard is deceptively difficult. I played the short tee just to be on the safe side since it was my first time on the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a church, be respectful of the grounds. This course will make you feel good as birdies or skins are not too hard to get and it's pretty open.
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Fun Little Warm up or Training Course
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Pros: Beautiful small course in a gorgeous - ahem - wait for it - PASTORAL setting.
On a church property - I wanted to do this at the church I'm pastor at, but the footprint's too small at mine, so am delighted that someone in the area did it.
Once you get it, the course flow makes perfect sense.
Not a lot of space, but the space used is used remarkably well and efficiently.
Very close to two other disc golf courses, and a brand new disc golf shop. Parma is quickly becoming the go to place in the Cleveland area for our wonderful sport!
The lake holes offer a challenge that can be rather deceptive. You look at it and think "this thing will be easy to avoid." In truth, it is a disc magnet. My group has lost four discs to it in two visits.
Pro and Am pads.
There's a nearly empty fishing tackle box in the woods near hole nine, in very good shape. Just an FYI :)
Cons: Natural Tee pads. Not really a con, as I couldn't possibly ask the good people who put this course in to spend any more money to promote our sport, but both times I've played it the ground has been pretty muddy, which makes a run up a bit on the hazardous side.
Holes could be better marked. Now, in defense of the course designer it is obvious that they marked each tee when they were installed. Many of the tees are marked, but sadly some are not, and without a course map it can be difficult to navigate the first time through. Be particularly careful from holes 5 - 6. Up to that point (and indeed after) the progression from hole to hole was fairly straight forward, and made a lot of sense. We lost our way after 5 and ended up in the woods. To make matters more interesting, there were pegs in the ground labeled "7 basket" and "7 tee" but 7 was nowhere near the woods. Please see other thoughts for course progression.
Hole 5 plays over a parking lot, and both times we played there was a truck parked almost directly in front of the tee pad. As long as you loft your shot, you'll have no problems, and the challenge is even kind of cool, but I have to admit to being nervous about hitting that thing each time I drive off of that particular tee.
Other Thoughts: Hole progression: - sorry there are no distances, none are available at the course. I would guesstimate that the longest hole is 3, at MAYBE 300 feet. I could be wrong.
1 - Tee is behind a building in front of the church. (building looks like a house) Hole is toward York Road through slight tree cover. There are woods to your right.
2 - Tee is a few feet from hole 1, toward York Road. The fairway hugs the driveway heading towards York.
3 - Tee is a few feet from hole 2, and the fairway crosses the driveway. This hole leads away from York, and deeper into the church property. There are woods to your right, but an open fairway.
4 - Woods to the right.
5 - Over a parking lot, to the right of the playground.
6 - Head around the playground, you'll throw to nearly the tee for hole 1.
7 - Head toward the lake. The fairway hugs the lake, and it is quite easy to lose discs here.
8 . Similar to 7.
9. Lake is now behind you, and the hole is in light tree cover.
I know that's not the greatest walkthrough, was just trying to go by memory. This really is a great little course, especially in tandem with the very nearby Tri C -West course, or as a warm up for Veterans Memorial Park. This course would benefit from more permanent tee markers, a course map, and perhaps a number on each basket indicating which hole it is. I look forward to hopefully many, many rounds at this beautiful little course, as it is extremely close to my house, and fun to play. I can't stress that part enough. This might not be the biggest or the most technical course, but man, it sure is FUN! :)
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Nice lake, dont make a mistake.
Pros: - 9 hole course now giving Parma 3 courses!
- Long and short tee's on every hole.
- Lots of parking available.
- Very easy to navigate, currently reflectors with hole number mark all tees.
- The course flows pretty good up until #9.
- Nice wooden kick-boards also define tee's very well.
- #1 is a nice short wooded hole playing left.
- #2, #4, #5's green and #6 all have slight elevation.
- #2 from longs might be my favorite hole. Being down hill whipping a side arm and skipping the drive-way.
- #5 is a awesome hyzer shot around the church. You cant see the basket from the tee and has a drop-off green.
- #7 long tee is a beautiful water hole that ate my star boss. Please return if found.
- #8 and #9 are also somewhat wooded fun holes.
- Great course for beginners.
- 1 minute from a disc golf shop at Pleasant Valley and York.
Cons: - Kinda short even from longs.
- Not too many trees in play.
- No concrete tee's.
- Plays very close to church drive-way and church its-self. As well as a kids playground by #5 and #6.
- #9 had some down trees and taller grass, could see it being more of a problem in summer.
- #9 also does not finish by #1.
Other Thoughts: Course is a good addition to Parma's other two courses, especially with the lake here. I hope everybody treats this new course and church grounds with respect because its a gift from god. :)
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