Incredible Backyard Course!
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Pros: Holy Hooks' Hideaway! Hooks' Hideaway is an incredibly fun private course in the small town of Robertsville(Population of 330). Every turn brings you something unique! From throwing under a treehouse to throwing at a hanging basket, the tasteful mix of unique holes is enough to make me want more. There are a few holes with a huge risk-reward factor. Andre's yard is just meant for a disc golf course. It's scenic and has a great mix of open areas, wooded areas, and hills. The course flows beautifully, and there is no confusion what so ever when going from hole to hole. Andre is an incredible host, and really takes pride in this beautiful property. Therefore, the course is in great shape.
Cons: All of the tee boxes are either gravel or just grass. There are some really short holes, but that isn't a huge con because they are still a blast to play. The baskets are starting to wear and tear, but they aren't in really bad shape at the moment. Anything other than that is just getting really picky, so I'll stop there.
Other Thoughts: In conclusion, Hooks' Hideaway is a phenomenal private course. There is an incredible fun factor that really isn't present at many Ohio courses. Andre was a great host(Not to mention course designer), and I can't wait to return back for some more fun times at the hideaway!
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I'm HOOKed on Hook's Hideaway
Pros: This review is based solely on night time play. I've never played this course during the daylight. But at night, hanging out with Andre and friends and Andre's family around the campfire and playing Disc Golf @ Hook's Hideaway. It doesn't get much better than this.
Also there was 2 additional holes added for the glow tournament in which I played in, so the course I played might be different than what you could play.
First and foremost, Andre is a great host. His property is immaculate and should be treated as such.
There's plenty of variety at this course. Weather you like tight wooded holes # 5-# 10, or you like the more open grip and rip type holes # 1- # 5 and # 11.
And there's a lot of uniqueness that you'll find at this course that you probably won't find elsewhere. Like hole # 3, The basket that is a top of a 7 foot tall platform. With the neighbor's lake in the background (shouldn't come into play, but could and if you do cross his neighbor's driveway it's O.B.).
Hanging basket in the woods # 10. The fairway is all uphill and it's pretty tight to boot. But one can easily reach the basket as most of the holes in the woods are pretty short. But again, most of the holes in the woods are on a very slopped downward terrain. But Andre has plenty of holes for both the LHBH player and the RHBH player. One just needs to use their imagination.
I personally liked watching everyone tee off from the short tee on hole # 6 when I was up in the kids tree house that is above the teeing area. And to get down one has to slide down the fireman's pole. And for all you Ohio State fans, Andre is a former Buckeye Football player and flies the OSU flag proudly on his kids tree house.
All the fairways we're lit as Andre had those battery operated night lights dotted along the fairways. He also had O.B. marked with string within the creeks banks on hole # 9. And all the baskets had glow sticks down the main pole in the basket.
I like the open holes as well, even though I took an extra 5 strokes from landing in the O.B. area. But it was my fault for not executing the hole, not the way Andre cut out the fairways. As there was tall grass and there was a distinct cut fairway. And one drop zone in which it went both ways for both the hole that went up his front yard and the hole that went down his front yard.
Cons: No Cement tees, but I did hear Andre say that he is considering putting in cement tees in the future (like I said, a GREAT Host).
homemade baskets on some holes.
One has to drive through East Canton, which is a town with very strict speed limit laws.
Other Thoughts: Personally I tore up the wooded holes with birdies on hole # 7-10 in the second round.
I also enjoyed knowing that Andre lives on the original Route 30. and his road is mostly all brick. One doesn't see country roads like this one very much anymore and I personally loved it.
There is also the Hitching Post bar down the street from Andre house. and plenty of other restaurants, Grocery stores and pharmacies within a couple miles of Andre's home.
Just be careful with your speed as you drive through East Canton and Minerva. those towns are VERY strict with their respective speed limit zones.
Thank You Andre for all your efforts, I Look forward to the next glow tournament--------- -
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Pros: 12 ft elevated basket, a hanging basket, great country scenery. No waiting around for big groups to play. Flows really well.
Cons: Some home made baskets, but they do catch pretty good. A mix of natural and gravel tees.
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