Pretty good ‘starter’
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Scaled with distances for the Recreational player to enjoy, and with a well-tended park atmosphere featuring established trees and no underbrush, you have little to no chance to lose a disc while learning the game here, provided you use caution going around the left to right bend by the canal on hole 5. Great course map at the start, informative signage at each level concrete tee pad, and newer DisCatcher baskets at each of the nine level holes.
You need to shape shots around some large pines on holes 1 & 7, and can choose your line throughout most of the course. The course flow makes for a decent, quick loop, without too much punishing distance or tight greens to deter families from enjoying their park. And there isn't much else in the way of disc golf really close by. But if your kids start out here, they can 'graduate' to a couple of more challenging courses within a half hour's drive, one in Lima (Ottawa Metro Park), and another in St. Marys (Grand Miami).
Cons: The lack of distance will keep most folks at Intermediate and above disinterested, but might be just a hair too long for youngsters to really feel accomplished here. The private yards are actually a little too close on the right on holes 2 through 4, so good diplomacy is a must if you stray too wide. There are spots where you see too many baskets too close together (1, 9 & 7 are only a long putt away from each other). And you should wait to tee off on hole 2 if folks are putting out on 6.
Other Thoughts: Swinging through the region to check off a small group of courses, I was glad to have met a local family for a brief chat as they politely let me play through. They seemed to be enjoying themselves and appreciate having a course in their town.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
At your Leisure, you'll find a good DG course :)
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Descriptive tee signs (each tee sign mentioned to make sure the hole is clear before throwing. and with a small space such as this park, this is essential)
Big enough tee pads. Heck, I've been to many parks that would love to have tee pads like Leisure Park has.
Very hospitable club members! (And from what I gathered I was late for Sunday morning scrambles, which started @ 11 am)
Cons: not enough park space for more holes and some holes bordered neighboring back yards.
this course favored a LHBH player.
Other Thoughts: Given the space that was provided, the local Disc Golf club did a good job with a good recreational Disc Golf course.
I would add a little spice to the course by elevating a basket or two or putting a basket nearer the creek.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a decent course, and I commend everyone involved in getting it put in. It's very flat, which makes for an easy walk. This course is great for a quick round or two. I played it twice in about 35 to 40 minutes. The course also flows well, with no issues finding teepads.
Cons: While the teepads are easy to find, some of the baskets are confusing. When I stepped on the tee for hole one, I could see 2 baskets. Thinking I had figured out which one it was, I played for it to find that was the basket for hole 9... the other one I could see was hole 7! Hole 1 was behind a tree. While this made it a better hole, it points to the main problem with the course: it's packed in tight. I was the only one there the day I played, but if there were other people, we would have been throwing at each other on a couple pads, and probably in each others fairways a few times. This course also lacks interest. While hole 7 has an ok line, most of the rest of the course is just a matter of getting around a single tree. Most of these lines tend to be anny lines as well, so there's not a lot of diversity.
Other Thoughts: This course was a pleasant walk, and a good break from a long car trip along US 30. I feel the course is packed in tight, but I'm not sure there's much room to work. I don't know if the area behind the building there (I think it's a firehouse) is part of the park, but a hole or 2 back there could space things out. Or perhaps a 6 hole course would fit the park better. I like the holes ok, but there's just not really anything special about this course. My recommendation: don't go out of your way to play here, but it's pleasant enough if your passing by it anyway.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: extremely well marked, great signs
well maintained by city park
great for all skill levels
Cons: grass tee boxes
only 9 holes
no trashcans on course
Other Thoughts: busy park in general with swing sets, horseshoes, etc.
well worth the drive to play
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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