Park variety now includes nine
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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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