Walton Community Park
Pros: This course is a short course that can be played in about 30 minutes. The couple of times that I have played this course, there has been no one else on the course. The park itself is very well taken care of. What I like most about this course is the variety of shots. Some holes are wide open, some dogleg right, some left, and some holes are wooded. If you are looking for a quick 9 or a short course, this is a good place to start.
Cons: The baskets are old on this course and they are missed labeled due to relocation of the holes. For example, hole1 is labeled 10. (Not a huge issue). The walk from 8 to 9 is a little long. It sits behind the dog park area.
Other Thoughts: This course is easily accessible from the I75s Walton exit. From the exit ramp it is only about 5 minutes away.
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Short little 9 hole
Pros: This was a decent course given the small setting. The signs are in at the tee pads and # 1 has a course map next to it. It took about 35-40 min to complete. Which is nice if you have kids at the playground that get bored quick.
Cons: The walk from 8 to 9 is a small hike but not too terrible. Nothing like the hike back to 1 on Idlewild. Same goes for 9 to 1 if you start on 8. It's not horrible though.
Another con is that the baskets are miss-numbered but this is due to being re-used. Hole 1 is marked 10 but barely legible.
Other Thoughts: Overall it was a decent little course that didn't take that long to play.
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Park variety now includes nine
Pros: This nine hole course lies right at the junction of Interstates 75 & 71 in North-Central Kentucky in a really nice multi-use park (jogging trails, baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dog park, horseshoes, shelters, bathrooms -well, a port-o-let this late in the season-, water fountains, etc.). The directions are good on the course page, but you might try pulling into the park (Bearcat Drive is one-way), and turning up into the parking lot by the first shelter. Walk thru past the basketball courts & warm up on the 8th basket, then go uphill between the baseball field & the dog park. Play #9 first & finish at 8, right by your car.
The design does a fairly good job of incorporating a variety of shots to challenge the recreational to intermediate player to stay under par (27). Hole distances are actually quite decently varied for the terrain, and range from a 190 foot tight gap, guarded basket hole (#6) to an open downhill shot over 340' (#3). Be aware that you can play the paths as OB and challenge yourself not to go long or right on that one! If you like a precision risk/reward shot, you might like #9 (see below).
Cons: There are no signs or markers yet, so be sure to bring a map. Some of the shots have hidden baskets tucked just behind trees, around bends, and near other park functions. The only real negatives where these are an issue come on: hole nine, which annies (rhbh) to a finish less than 20 feet from the left field fence of the ball bark, with no gate nearby; and on hole six, which has a fairway running straight up a narrow pedestrian bridge. Neat shot, but watch for walkers!
Speaking of hole nine, it is way uphill past the ball field and dog park, so it barely feels like part of the design (but, they really don't have any better space for it in this VERY multi-use park).
Though there are nine concrete tee pads, some are really quite small, especially on the holes over 300 feet.
The baskets are an older variety (DGA?) 18 chain (two ring) design, most are fairly rusty, and the baskets are shallow. Hole 5 has loose chains, 6 has a bent top, and hole 3 has a bar missing in the basket, so your disc can drop through the bottom.
Other Thoughts: The use of older baskets may actually be a neat idea: get a course in place cheaply by recycling, so the park can see the benefit of having a really decent DG course, and they might be more willing to invest in the upgraded nine.
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Solid use of old baskets.
Pros: Decent little 9 hole course and a nice addition to Boone Co. Parks. This course is currently using some of the baskets from the old Boone Woods course which was redesigned a couple years ago. (2010) I'll take a new course with old baskets over waiting for funding for new baskets any day. At least they're double chains.
Good use of the limited available space and existing foliage. Mostly open with a few shorter tunnel shots thrown in the middle make for a nice mix of throws. Lengths range from 188 feet to 344'. Shots are required to be shaped both left, right, and straight. The park is a little hilly, pretty standard elevation changes for this area, so you get a good mix of level, uphill, and downhill shots. Other than a couple WIDE open shots, the baskets are strategically placed around trees for more interesting greens. The course makes a loop, starting and ending on opposite sides of the baseball field.
Hole 5 and 6 are great short holes that require good control to hit the lines. Hole 6 has to clear a small creek restoration area and is framed by the straight gap.
The course is pretty easy to navigate after you've played it once, but you'll need a map for your first round.
Cons: The re-installation of old baskets is great as far as saving money for the county, but they are a bit rough. They won't keep me away though and seem to catch adequately.
Very short concrete teepads, maybe 8' long at most. The length is noticeable, especially for a tall player with a longer stride.
The course does come close to some walking paths, but nothing too terrible and generally the portion that you're throwing near is visible and pedestrians would be easy to see and wait to pass.
There are currently no tee signs or a course map on site. The basket numbers (where applicable) aren't easily visible because of the age of baskets. Bring a map your first visit.
Other Thoughts: Small county park in a more rural area of the Cincy suburbs with a variety of amenities including tennis, baseball, basketball, horseshoes, pedestrian path, dog park, soccer field, and a couple small shelters. Appeared clean and well maintained during my visit. Saturday, mid afternoon on a beautiful fall day and the park was not crowded.
Check out the old gravestones in the fenced in area to the left of hole 9.
The course doesn't have any garbage cans on the course so pack your trash out and find a can in one of the other areas.
Easy to find, close to I-75.
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