Could Be a Gem
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Pros: + Well kept park
+ Plenty of parking
+ Close to freeway
+ Some variety in shots
Cons: - Small teepads
- Bad baskets
- Inadequate signage
- Hard to navigate without a map
- Thick rough on the stream signature holes
Other Thoughts: Yes the teepads and baskets could be better, but what is missing here the most is ease of use. There is a top ten course and an intermediate course less than 15 minutes away from here so I can't help but wonder why this short 9 hole course wasn't tailored more to beginners. The first basket is not in view from the starting tee. Making your way to hole 2 is not bad but figuring out where to go from there could give some trouble. Then the two holes built around the small stream looked like fun from the pictures. However, once you see what kind of rough is around the stream you realize clipping a tree would be a nightmare. I wouldn't even consider hole 6 playable. Maybe it is better in the fall though. Hole 9 is a good walk from 8 and not within sight. It also is bordered by the dog pens and thick rough.
It is by all means a decent course, but you can't help but wonder why it isn't getting the detail the rest of the park has got. The basketball court, playground, and dog portions are super nice. Someone with some good disc golf experience really needs to take the reigns here.
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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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