Ravenna, OH
West Branch State Park Share
Uploaded By: Logan20 Hole #1 (Taken 8/2013)
3 / 285ft.   -- / --   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
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5+    8/13/2013   8/14/2013
Review By: Logan20
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 0.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Scenic. It's just nice being in the woods, you know? Saw a few deer first time out.

Good chance to drive putts or work on your mid range discs. Leave the drivers at home.

Nice baskets and tee signs.
Cons: Not really challenging. But fun non-the-less

Natural tees can get sloppy if it's been raining recently
Other Thoughts: It's just a fun course to go play a quick round, I live 15 minutes away so probably wouldn't go if it was much further.

Holes 2 and 9 I believe are marked par 4's and should be 3's IMO

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Broad is the Path to Destruction

1    7/12/2013   7/26/2013
Review By: swatso
Played: 327  Reviewed: 324  Exp: 5.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Opportunity to work on straight-and-narrow game.

Practice basket.
Cons:
Single tee/pin position.

Fairly flat, fairly short.
Other Thoughts:
Other than the majority of #1 (beginning) and #9 (ending), this course plays entirely within the dense woods (i.e. thick canopy, so little undergrowth) in a small part of a large public park. Most fairways are tight - one-to-three person-wide walking paths, often needing a sharp turn (lefts more common than rights) late.

The online map aids in navigation, but I still missed tee-4, finding tee-5 instead, then backtracking. From basket-2, backtrack and look right to find tee-3.

Favourite hole: #8. One of the longer holes at 320', it is the only hole that requires an S-shape, and initially loses, then gains, elevation.

If you're in the mood for a quick, short, tight round, pay a visit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Tight but fair

1    6/4/2013   6/5/2013
Review By: Burky
Played: 39  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: beautiful heavy forest setting
new baskets
low chance to lose disc
interesting layout
great map on each hole
differing shot patterns
tight but fair
basket areas are cleaned nicely
plenty of parking
nice practice basket
Cons: 1 set of tee's
no garbage cans on course
natural tees with kick board(great shape though)
hard to navigate without map(I'm drawing a crude one up)
Par is a little off(should be all 3's)
Other Thoughts: Beautiful newer course with loads of potential. Heavily wooded but has nice fair lines that give everyone a chance to advance towards the hole Course winds through a dense forest just north of the main lake. When driving there turn into the main drive past the West Branch park sign and continue on road towards main office. Course will be on the left. Parking is just past the practice basket. The designer definitely put some thought into the layout. Course winds around the forest area just north of parking area. Definitely helps if you can throw a nice straight shot 200-250 feet. Fairways are cleared of trees and give you lines to follow. Course can be tricky to find your way around due to the dense forest it is sometimes a little hard to find next tees. I'm uploading a crude map to help fellow golfers get around. Two really nice signature holes to finish round. #8 is just a beautiful S-curve that drops down and then back up a hill . # 9 is a straight shot to basket into a field that allows you to throw away. The tricky part though is a grouping of low hanging branches that you must stay under before you make field. Makes for a fun, challenging shot. Site lists three holes as par 4's but course sets up to play all holes as par 3's.

Overall it is nice to see another nice course built in an Ohio State Park and has lots of potential to grow going forward.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Nice start, could be great

1    4/6/2013   4/6/2013
Review By: jhilton
Played: 47  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 2.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has some real potential. There is a ton of land here and there is room and some topographical features that could allow this course to really develop some signature holes. The individuals working on this case have done a lot of work to clear the first lanes. If they are going to invest that work into developing the longer white tee lines and another 9 holes, I will be very excited to return repeatedly.
Cons: At this point the course only plays from the red tees. This makes the holes relatively short overall and fairly easy. Adding white lines will really help. Some more permanent tee pads will help here also. Some of the holes get repetitive as the woods all have a similar look, but this will change as the course gets worn in more.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent start, I can't wait to come back to see improvements as they come in. Here is a hole to hole review as it stands today.

1 - Medium length line into a pin protected by trees. There are two lanes cut into the basket that provide alternative routes to the basket.

You have to take a right from the number 1 pin together to basket 2. It can be a bit confusing.

2 - This is a longer tunnel short with a lazy right turning shape. The pin is tucked in sharp left at the end.

3 - This is a fun short straight ace race hole

4 - This is a neat, tight l shape. The disc flies straight for most of the hole, then should cut in hard left at the very end

Find the tee for 5 off to the right

5 - This is a fun short right turn with some water hazard potential. Probably one of the most scenic holes.

The number 6 tee requires you to walk back up the number 5 fairway.

6 - This is a short uphill with a small left turn to the pin at the end

Go back to the left to find 7

7 - This is a shorter tunnel shot with a big fallout into a gully on the right. Nice way to make a more risky green!

8 - This is a nice narrow s-bend right the. Left tunnel. This is one of the most imaginative holes in the course design.

Go left from the pin to find the tee for 9

9 - This is a longer open field throw. A good chance to finally rip an open driver.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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