Good effort: will stay busy
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Pros: The Huber Park disc golf course has nine challenging holes for the Rec to Intermediate player, mostly because 5 of the holes are over 300 feet, with two of those over 400. Concrete tees, new Innova Disc Catchers, new and informative tee signs, and a variety of other park activities are tucked into a relatively small park just across the street from the High School, so this course will get plenty of foot traffic.
The first hole starts just past the park entrance, and runs left (west) down a slight hill, making it a fun ace run opportunity. Then the holes run primarily north and south, following the design of the well-crafted map you saw beside the first tee. There are opportunities to shape shots in and out of the majestic park trees, and there is little to no chance of losing a disc here.
Cons: In terms of safety in design, 'interesting' fairways for 6, 7 & 9 bring a lot of other park activities & structures into play. Hole six drives straight past the playground and picnic table area, 7 is a mando that will grind up your plastic on the driveway, or risk going over the guardrail to the fields below, and nine is a long-ish hyzer (rhbh) that sweeps around behind the gazebo shelter. The park will be replacing a lot if the roof shingles there prematurely (and plastic will get chewed up by those same shingles).
Hole #4's tee box slopes significantly down and to the left. When (not if) it is replaced, I actually hope it is moved away from the hyzer line from the first tee.
The effort to finish the ninth hole near the front is commendable, but leads to unnecessarily confusing flow for 5, 6, 8 & 9 (please see map).
Other Thoughts: Finally, though usage is needed to grow the sport, the location of this course near the high school will result in a LOT of usage by teens. Hopefully, the local club, and other more mature players will keep an eye on things, and mentor these up and coming players to be mature and responsible disc golfers!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: I like the layout of the course. Some of the holes could be put in a different order to flow a little better, but overall, not bad.
I like the semi-openness of the course. There were an abundance of trees, but you can work shots around them.
Cons: Some of the tee pads are placed on sides of hills, making them unlevel and difficult to throw off of, especially in wet conditions. Ended up throwing off the grass on a few holes. The tee pads are way too short.
Other Thoughts: Nice beginner course. Some 400-foot holes allow you to open up, but I found myself throwing mids a lot of times off the tee.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Good Use of Area
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Pros: The course is really clean. It is easy to find. It also a great leisure course. Tee Signs are nice and the Tee Pads are great.
Cons: #4 Tee Pad is just bad. It needs to be leveled out. Especially when its wet. Too easy to lose your footing.
The Picnic Pavilion on #9 is a hazard. It should not have been incorporated in the design. Standing on the Tee Pad, it is next to impossible to play that hole if anyone is using the pavilion as they are never watching and Hyzers will take someones head off. I understand that there was a need to get a hole 9 in but the basket could easily be moved RIGHT over by the road and cut down the Pavilion at least a little. IMO, I would rather have the chance of hitting a car then a kid.
The layout should play #5, #9, #6, #7, #8. This will have you ending up right by the parking lot instead of walking back up the fairway on 9 or up the road.
Other Thoughts: This is a great 9 hole course for those who want a quick round. There is a good variety of shot options on each hole and the OB on a few holes makes it more of a challenge.
It is ideal to bring your kids to as you can see the playground from anywhere on the course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Despite being only a 9hole course, this is well worth playing. It makes good use of the terrain, to include park features such as the gazebo mando on 9. Designers offer a good mix of downhill and uphill shots as well. Concrete teepads have been installed, and while they could be slightly longer, they are very well made.
Cons: Apart from finishing the course and wanting to play a few more, there's not much to complain about. The teepad for 4, which plays downhill, could have been leveled out more properly, and it's easy to tee off on 9 rather than 6 as you pass by it on the way from 5 if you're not paying enough attention, although the easily read sign makes this somewhat amusing. Also, errant drives from 9 could prove hazardous while driving on 6 if someone hyzers a shot out throwing RHBH, as I nearly took a disc to the head in this manner.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Brand new course, in huber heights, very nice 9 hole layout, huge trees as obstacles.signs!!!
Cons: Only 9 holes, not a lot of obstacles, except trees.
Other Thoughts: Finally added a needed course in Huber Heights, shows great potential, some long shots, some short.
One of the best 9 hole courses I've played
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Pros: - Concrete tee pads
- Some holes longer than you'd expect
- Good use of the land available
- Trees come into play and add just the right amount of difficulty
Cons: - Tee pads are a little too short
- No signs (yet, but they're coming)
- Layout is a bit confusing (without a map or signs)
Other Thoughts: This course is a nice addidtion to the Dayton area, as there are very few 9 hole courses around. This type of course, in a high traffic area like it is, is a great way to get newcomers introduced to the sport. The course is easy enough to make a new player want more, and difficult enough to not bore the season player.
The tee pads are a little short for my taste, and there are no signs yet, but I've been told they will be ordered and installed soon. But, the course designer(s) made good use of the smal amount of space they had to work with. I was expecting all 150-250 foot holes, but quite a few of these are quite a bit longer than that. The low hanging branches and large diameter trees add a nice amount of difficulty and keep things interesting. This course is a perfect into to the sport. Hopefully new players will use this course for practice, or as a springboard to move to the larger, more difficult local courses available.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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