7 Helpful / 1 Not
Has become a favorite
Pros: Great mix of shots
Nice elevation changes
Diverse mix of open and wooded holes
Cons: Awkward baskets
Rubber pads can be short
Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic course on beautiful land
This course truly has it all. I use pretty much every disc in my bag here. You will need distance drives, accurate mids, hooks and slices. Some baskets are on sloping greens.
There is a pretty even mix of open and wooded holes. There are a couple more open. But all of them have some added challenge. The open holes deal with elevation changes and various natural hazards. The wooded holes have tight fairways and gorgeous lookouts (you have to venture slightly off course to see the best vista, it is off hole 4, I believe).
It can get pretty windy on some of the open holes. Bring a stable wind driver. You have to shoot over little valleys on a few holes.
The maintenance of this course is also top notch. The fairways are mowed into patterns and pathways. It's very sharp.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
One of my Favorites
Pros: Lots of Elevation Changes
Challenging but not Frustrating
Good Shot Variety
Good use of the land
Cons: I really can't think of any.
Other Thoughts: I like this Course a lot. Probably in the middle of my Ohio Top 10. You go from the field into the woods back into the field, back into the woods again and then you finish up in the open field. I like the mix. Also I'm a big fan of elevation changes and this course has plenty.
It's located in a Public Park and it's well Maintained
It's peaceful and a little out of the way.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Flat Rocks Rock!
Pros: The course feels very secluded...you will never see another car, street, or building. It is a great course for "getting away". There is no water hazards, but this course has everything else and is well laid out. You have opportunities to make controlled drives through small gaps as well as opportunities to grip/rip.
The wooded holes are challenging. An accurate drive will be rewarded with a relaxing par. However, if you hit one of the early trees, you will pay for it with multiple strokes.
The open holes are pretty creative. There are several blind shots and chances to really test your distance. Many of the open holes look like the old Irish golf courses...there are fairways cut out with well maintained grass, with thigh high grass on the sides or splitting alternate fairways. The tall grass helps keep you on your toes as it makes an approach shot difficult.
Cons: I didn't feel the course was lacking anything.
Other Thoughts: The local players were very nice and welcomed me into their group.
Lots of score cards and maps were available at the message board.
It is clear that the locals love their course with such details being taken care of like brooms at the wooded tees.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Great use of a hill top
Pros: -Well maintaned
-Course is well marked
-Great elevation changes
-Great mix of woods and open holes
-The course was very clean
-Plenty of parking
Cons: -Rubber mats on tee pads can get slick if wet
-Baskets need updated
Other Thoughts: This was the first public course I had ever played on and although very challenging at times you have to respect that those challenges will only make you better. Great course!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Well worth the wait.
Pros: - Well maintained course
- Large rubber mat tees with good signage
- Mix of both wooded and open holes
- Elevation changes in both open and wooded sections along with tight wooded fairways add good difficulty.
- Hole design requires all types of shot execution
- Two tee selections on most holes
- Practice pin
- Large parking area
- Porta-potty on site
Cons: - Rubber mat tees could get a bit treacherous in adverse or wet weather.
- Traversing between a couple of the holes can be confusing. I suggest printing off the course map until you get to know the course.
- Basket size and shape are irregular, at least compared to other central Ohio courses.
- No water on site
- Pro tees are still natural and not marked the best but the course is very new and this will come in time
Other Thoughts: My friends and I had been anxious for this course to open and we finally made it down to play. Five of us played this course for the first time on 8/23/09 and it was great. Everyone we met was nice and it feels like those who play there really enjoy the game and love the course. I also have to say that for the first year of operation this course feels very seasoned. Most courses take a few years to 'break in' but Flat Rocks doesn't seem to really have that issue.
The ever changing elevation on this course makes all the difference. You get a good mix of technical and power play, especially from the long tees. Wild elevation does come with a small price though as quite a few holes are somewhat 'blind'. If the course is busy you need to be aware of the group ahead and behind. A walk up the fairway to check clear is basically mandatory on several of the open holes.
Lets talk about the rubber mat tees. They are soft, installed well, big, and my group had absolutely no issues with them. Its the first time we had played a course with them. I think they work well and are probably a much lower cost option than concrete. The only issue I see, as stated above, is that they could get pretty slippery if wet, muddy, or possibly dusty. Still, there are brooms on some of the holes in the woods to keep the mats clean and debris free.
The baskets are shaped kinda funky. Not sure if they meet PDGA requirements (they probably do but I need to read the rule) but they are much different than any other i've played. The lower basket is very deep and the chains area is smaller in diameter. We had a situation in our group, and the group in front, where a practically dead center putt bounced right out. It will take a few rounds to figure out if basket design is really a problem or if I just need to learn how to play them.
This course was a great time and toatlly worth checking out. They have regular doubles and several tournys scheduled. This course isn't wasting any time breaking onto the scene quickly.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Good layout with a lot of different looks.
Cons: Some of the holes require you to put the disc right on point which isn't always easy. Has a porta-pot but no water fountains. Baskets are a little weird
Other Thoughts: I aced hole 5, haha
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very nice course, gives you alot of challenging shots.. Some what hilly and moderately wooded.. Bring lots of discs, many different types of shots required.. Will deffinetly play again!
Cons: Baskets are kinda wierd, very small diameter and extremely deep, reqires a acurate putt....
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great mix of wooded and open holes on rolling hills
designed very well and uses the land very well .
fairly challenging with good pin placement .
Cons: A few long walks to the next tee and can get confusing after # 12 for first timers .
some poke and pray holes
Other Thoughts: loved this course and enjoy it every time i play here
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 10 Not
Home Sweet Home
Pros: It has made me ready for all others courses...A little uphill and down hill...Blind and within view...forehand backhand...wooded and open
Cons: That it snows in the winter.....
Home course and wouldn't have it any other way....first ace first birdie and bogeys....LDGA is also a great club with 2 tourneys a year so far...more to come! Come say hi at weekly random draw doubles on Wednesdays @ 530pm when it gets dark earlier and 6 when more daylight is available *not during winter
Sundays at 11am every week all year!
$3 entry($2 to payout $1 to ace fund) $150 ace fund!
2 of 12 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Top of hill, past sunrise park tennis courts.
Pros: Nice mix, open areas and woods. Hole 9 brings your next to the parking area. Has a Practice hole. Lots of players there. Lots of friendly people playing.
Cons: some grassys spots hard to find disc. Just rem, hole 13 is a cross over, so don't get mixed up on which hole to shoot for.
Other Thoughts: Nice layout, had portapotty. Tees are clearly marked.
3 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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