Fort Thomas, KY 
Highland Hills Park Share
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3 / 280ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    6/21/2013   8/16/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 281  Reviewed: 265  Exp: 5 Years
This review was updated on 5/3/2016
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This small, hilly, neighborhood park in northern Kentucky, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, has had major infrastructure improvements in the past year or so. Beautiful pavilions, bathrooms, landscaping, a top-notch baseball field (with benches placed between shade trees overlooking the third base line, a wonderful scoreboard, etc), and play areas, have all been added or upgraded.

The DG course has some very interesting, hilly shots, starting with a 259 foot downhill where you'll want to put on the brakes, and not run long into the woods, through a series of right, then left-bending shots through this rolling terrain, and a finishing hole that will stretch out your arm (482', with OB roadway on the right, and trees to navigate, plus a down slope left to avoid: a tricksy challenge).

Holes 3-9 now have nicely sized poured concrete tees. The baskets have been fixed up and freshly powdercoated (2016). Hole 2 currently plays as a short ace run, and no longer conflicts with 3, which plays further up the hill. And they put 7 where it should be: out about 290' across the valley.

There is a decent range of distances here for the Rec to Int arm, requiring some thought to navigate the sometimes tight gaps through the park trees.
Cons: 2016 edit: Many of the former hazards have been fixed! Be careful though, as there is a picnic table in the left side of the #6 fairway (blind from the tee), so walk up and check to be sure it's unoccupied before you throw!!! There are also two tables to the right of the #9 fairway.

And the 8th hole still requires a low, hard drive from a nearly blind angle to travel over the roadway for nearly 200' (and needing to wait, and sometimes wait a long time, for cars, pedestrians, joggers, and so on, to clear). Or a mando will be declared, but again, that won't stop the casuals...
Other Thoughts: This park is really looking great, and the DG course seems to be on its way back to being a really fun challenge. I plan to revisit and update this review again (and raise my rating) once they've finished the upgrades.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice rolling hills

1    1/17/2011   1/17/2011
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 54  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.2 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A technical course played on nice rolling hills .
The course has a good mix of long and short holes which were enjoyable to play .
The course offer nice basket placements that make for a nice challenge .
Cons: hole one plays close to a basketball court ,and some of the other holes plays very close to areas that other park goers use puts people at risk of being hit .
the baskets were some of the worst I have ever played on
Other Thoughts: Much better courses in the surronding areas

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    2/2/2009   2/4/2009
Review By: Chainchaser
Played: 41  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I really have found this course a great place for a beginner to cut their teeth on. Recently someone has did a little work to the baskets so they are not as bad a they were and the mud pit and rocks have been replaced with truck's. This course has some great elevation change with some challenging holes. I understand that the boy scouts built this course and they did a fine job. This course is close to downtown cincinnati so if you are like me you can leave work at noon and get 9 holes in and be back to work before lunch is over. Big plus in my book.
Cons: Some tees are getting bad especcialy 4 as most of the stone has slipped apart making it hard to tee off.. Some holes do not have tee markers. Baskets need work.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad beginner course that can help with most aspects of the game.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Highland Hills

2-4    12/20/2009   8/17/2008
Review By: discgolferjr
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 8.8 Years
This review was updated on 12/20/2009
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good starter course. A good 9 hole course. Combo of righty and lefty holes. In downtown area. Has good D. Offers some challenges. Teesigns installed.
Cons: Old baskets. Rusted Chains. Hard to putt. In the middle of a neighborhood. Most tees uneven. Tees are very slippary when raining or snowing. 7 and 9 teesigns missing. All baskets are bent. Lots of vandalism.
Other Thoughts: Some other courses near so play those too. This course was the one that encouraged me to play Disc Golf. If you want more of a challenge, go to Lincoln Ridge or Mt. Airy forest.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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