1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Concrete Teepads
Cons: Trash everywhere
Other Thoughts: The course is up to par finally. There is still a trash issue, and kids coming out to tear up the place. Brand new signage is nice, making the course comprehensible. Keep em coming!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads now
Well trimmed fairways
Good course to practice shorter technical shots
A few holes where you can air it out
Good course for first timers and beginners
Cons: Sometimes layout is confusing
Course has the tendency to be muddy
Rough tends to be long (watch your disc) (bug spray would be a suggestion)
Other Thoughts: This course looks and plays much better now that they have done some renovations. I would suggest checking it out again if you have not played it for a while as it was a fun experience.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: -Decent bit of land
-Concrete Tees are now in
-Behind a church
-You pretty much can ace run every hole
-Some pretty shots
Cons: -You pretty much can ace run every hole
-Very confusing to follow and navigate
-No trash cans
-Course is typically mistreated and people don't treat it with respect and there is trash everywhere
-Signs are destroyed and crappy
-Often has huge groups of ill-mannered kids.
-Behind a church
Other Thoughts: I completely re-did my review following the 2013 Ace Race. They had the course in good shape and there was minimal trash and destruction. Hopefully this carries through. The addition of concrete tees is nice, however, they are not uniform and one or two may actually be a bit dangerous at times.
Right now, the course has won me over, the Ace Race did the trick. But will it last? Treat it with respect, people!
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Potential not yet realized
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Is right by the Disc Golf Mart
-Has nice trees and is a decent park area
-Good course to introduce n00bs to the game
-Is finally getting concrete tees and hopefully more care along with that
Cons: -No trash cans, benches, or just about any other accommodation
-Trash is everywhere
-Tee signs are paper and have been all torn up and defaced
-Confusing flow of course and basket placement will have you guessing where to go and shoot
-The driveway to this place is all gravel and has some pretty big rocks. The turn to get in is very narrow and only can fit one car as there is a huge rock right on the corner preventing you from going around
-Is a very short course and doesn't offer too much of a challenge for experienced players.
Other Thoughts: I played this course to try and practice for the upcoming Ace Race and it made me remember why we never play this course. There is a lone trash can when you enter the area and it is overflowing with bud light. The trash continues on the course at tee pads and everywhere in between. I guess in Pickerington they just litter all over the place (Simsbury, anyone?) The course design is not great and particularly (I don't know the exact hole since the signs were gone) there is a tee where you see a basket down below but it turns out the basket you are supposed to shoot at is closer than that and tucked into the tree line. Somehow this course gets busy when there is a much better course just across the way (Simsbury).
Now that they're getting concrete tees (and the guy at the park said overall maintenance) it would be nice to see some improvement here. The last time I played this course was years ago and it hasn't gotten any better since. This is a very short course and does offer a few challenges when you can find them, because the paths to the next tee are not always easy to find. This course has some potential to be a decent shorty, but it needs a lot more care before that is realized. Pick up your trash, PICK!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Sweet Course, with minor troubles
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice short course, great for an after work round in the summer.
Good variety of shots (open field, woods, water and mixed lengths).
Grass is kept mowed.
Cons: Natural tee pads that get mucky and slippery at times.
Lots of broken glass (although the church youth group does pick in up from time to time).
No garbage cans.
Signs are often damaged.
Hard to navigate on your first couple of visits.
Can get very congested if busy.
TONS of poison ivy.
Other Thoughts: This is a sweet, well designed course. It is nice and short if you want to head out after work in the summer and get a quick round in. The holes are well placed with lots of different shots to take. Left, right, woods, fields, short and longs. The church tries it's best to maintain the course, it is always mowed and in pretty good shape as far as vegitation goes. Over all I feel that this is a very good course.
The CONS are that some of the people using this course are not at all respectful. More often than not there are large amounts of broken glass all over the place. The tee signs get ripped off and posts are busted on a few holes. The church youth group tries to clean this up, but it gets ahead of them. It is sad that a few crappy people are making the course ugly and even slightly dangerous for those of us that want to go out and enjoy it. Also, the church is maintaining this course and letting us play for free, so people should try a little harder to be tidy out there. Right now it is cleaned up, hopefully it will stay glass free this summer. Tee pads can get really slippery, but a rumor is going around that concrete pads are coming. If you are allergic to poison ivy be VERY careful, it is everywhere in the woods and growing up a lot of the trees.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A nice warm-up...
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: * Beginner friendly
* Nice, high quality baskets
* Second course in Pickerington provides a good warm-up before you go play Simsbury.
* Concrete tee pads are in
Cons: * NO trash cans means tons of trash all over course
* concrete tees seem a couple feet shorter than I'm used too
* Poorly marked layout leads to lots of hunting for the next tee.
Other Thoughts: I want to like this course, I really do. And it has tons of potential. However, the people who play this course are clearly a problem. The first thing we noticed about this course was a ridiculously high number of broken beer bottles around some of the baskets. In addition, several signs had been ripped down, and replaced by laminated paper signs. One of these had been torn in half and left lying on the ground. To me this shows that the church is TRYING to keep the course up, but the idiots playing the course are a problem. In fairness, having a trash can every few holes would alleviate some of the issues with trash. However, I fail to understand why people cant haul their trash out with them, and REALLY can't understand why someone would buy a 12 pack of Bud Light Platinum and proceed to smash every bottle over a basket, leaving tons of blue glass lying around. Due to the amount of trash, and overall poor repair, I wonder if the church will keep the course open.
update: Concrete tees are in, and there was little glass to be found during the Ace Race. I'll play this course again in a few weeks, and if it's still clean I'll give it another 1/2 point bump.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: ace runner
tech anhyzer RHBH shots
lots of small window shots
wonderful short-to-long hole variations
Cons: lots of trash on course
no tee pads
redundant walking on some holes
signage distance incorrect on several holes
Other Thoughts: today was my first round out here. i enjoyed the layout of the course, got to throw lots of magics, rhynos, rocs, coyotes and king cobras, like the tight lines and smooth turnover opportunities. i would love to see teepads and better signage. i did hit a mulligan ace on 8 and threw relatively well. i give it a strong 2.5 and would love to give it higher......and with a little more work it could easy
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
I'll play it again
Pros: This course may be relatively short and simple but it has some variety.
There are plenty of open holes. A couple of those open holes have nice distance. Don't leave your drivers at home 'cause you will need a couple distance drives. 7 & 13 are both bomb shots of 400+ft. Just a note though, 13 claims to be 510ft. I find this embellished a bit. It seemed more like 450 at most.
A few of the technical holes were quite nice. 3 has an elevated tee tossing to a sharp hooked pin. 5 was one of my favorites. It has you shooting a 250+ft. shot over a little creek to a tucked pin. 9 also has some style. Its a short hole but you need to lay-up through some brush to make a deuce. To mention one more, 15 was a nice little run to a guarded pin.
It's nice to have another 18 holer in town.
Cons: I found myself multiple times, through the round, double checking to make sure I am aiming at the right pin. Hole 3 is understandable. It shows (and identifies, more specifically) hole 7 which is in view. Then you move to hole 4 and there are again 2 pins in view and the sign shows a minor dog leg. Since the tee's are natural and multi-directional, it was dicey. Same with holes 7 and 12.
I know it's been said repeatedly, but the mud is truly a concern. I think it's harsh to judge a course poorly for this because it is simply a product of the land available and the recent weather. However, you should avoid this course when its wet. The natural tee's and many of the fairways will suck you in.
Other Thoughts: This was a reasonable effort.
Certainly, this course is worth playing. It has just enough diversity to make it interesting. You will use everything from distance drivers to putters off the tee (although it is definitely a short course). You will need to thread a couple tight lines. You will have plenty of room to hyzer yet there are a couple hard anny's mixed in.
Take this course for what it is...a recreational course. This course is not meant to hone your PDGA skills. It is meant to provide an opportunity to get away from your TV and your social media and get some time in with nature.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Good For Family Discin'
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + Now a full 18 holes
+ The kind of course that would rarely be crowded.
+ A reasonable variety of shots, both distance and lines.
Cons: - Confusing layout with no course map available
- Poorly defined natural tees, if defined at all.
**********Many holes have their tee areas dug out and framed to pour concrete tee pads in the near future*****************************************
- Not very challenging to the average competitive player.
- Many forgettable holes
Other Thoughts: This is the kind of course that would be perfect to bring the family, or new players, to. If you're looking for a challenging/competitive experience you'll be much better served by going to the nearby Simsbury DGC.
I never did get over to this course when it was only 9 holes. As far as I can tell the previous layout was still somewhat evident and made following the flow of the course confusing. At multiple points, we had trouble figuring out which basket we should be shooting at. On one hole we figured out after that fact that we played to the wrong basket. What bugged me more than that though were the poorly defined tees. We could not tell where the front of the teebox was supposed to be on pretty much all holes so we agreed to use the sign posts as the mark for the front of the box. On top of that the natural tees were often pretty rutted and I can see how on a soggy/muddy days teeing off would become miserable
The good points of this course are few but there. There are 18 holes to play for free, and the odds that you would go there and it would be crowded seems like it would be slim to none. There are shots that vary from under 200' to over 400' and that finish left, right, and straight. However that variety ends up feeling fairly stale by the end and many of the 200' and under holes were very forgettable. The land itself appears to be able to host a more challenging layout, yet the woods get under utilized in my opinion and there are a few ponds that I wish really came into play.
Overall the course seems to not live up to its potential. If you live in Pickerington I can see frequenting there for casual and solitary rounds. But unfortunately not worth much of a drive to get there.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Not Sure I Like The New Layout
Pros: -Kept most of the good holes from the 9 hole layout and built on it.
-A couple nice ace runs make your round more exciting.
-Large variety of hole distances, from 155'-510'.
-Water comes into play
-Some wooded holes as well as open bombs.
Cons: -As stated before, mud becomes a very large issue on the lower elevated holes.
-A few holes that seem like they do not need to be there, like hole 8
-After playing the first wood hole, I got very excited because I saw a lot of potential in the woods. But there was only one other wooded hole. I thought that certain holes could get pulled and there could be a few more wooded holes.
-No bathrooms or water fountains/vending machines
Other Thoughts: I thought that the design was a little bit off on the new 9 holes. I think I enjoyed the old layout better.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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