Centerville, OH 
Stubbs Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: mrclc Hole #9 (Taken 10/2015)
3 / 224ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee



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Fun but Wet

5+    6/18/2016   6/22/2016
Review By: ForearmGalore
Played: 137  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 3.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Plays pretty quickly if not a lot of people are there.
-Offers a good mix of holes for both forearm and backhand throws
-Can be challenging if you let it be. Some holes don't have too much in your way, but you still need to throw well. Hole 15 is VERY challenging, and it's almost impossible to find a good lane for par. Get ready to try a roller!
-Front and Back 9 throw to the same baskets, but from different tee pads. This course does a good job on many of them of varying up the shot enough that it feels like a different 9. Some are similar, but that's to be expected.
Cons: -There's 4 different water hazards where you can loose a disc. One really isn't an issue in most cases because it's behind and to the left of hole 4/13. But, the other 3 water hazards are very much in your way and can easily be thrown into. The most threatening is the pond at 9/18. You have to throw over it both times. The throw from the 9 tee pad is pretty short, roughly 100-150, but the throw from 18 is pretty substantial. Probably close to 200 and you need to fade out to the RIGHT to get to the basket. Good for forearm. Tough for backhand. (This can be a good thing if you like this challenge, but if you're worried about loosing a disc this might not be the course for you)
-Some holes tend to get pretty water logged even if it hasn't rained in about a week. Hole 3/12 as well as the pathway to hole 5/14 can get pretty muddy.
Other Thoughts: Average course, but not the best for beginners if you're not willing to air it out and risk loosing a disc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Clean & Pleasant Park Course

5+    6/13/2016   6/16/2016
Review By: mrclc
Played: 266  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Stubbs Park DGC is the ideal disc golf installation for a neighborhood park. From an amenity standpoint it can't be beat, and the design is pretty solid considering what little there was to work with. The course plays along the back side of a well-trafficked city park near a walking path that is elegantly avoided throughout the round. Eighteen concrete tee pads play to nine baskets to create "18 holes", even if the pads don't really offer dramatically different looks from the front 9 to the back 9. Although mostly open, nearly half of the holes require some level of placement either off the tee or in your landing zone. Hole 18 even features a surprisingly robust water carry while still providing a bail out zone toward the Hole 9 pad for the more timid or less skilled.

The real highlights here are the cushy amenities. Detailed tee signs! Concrete pads! Info/map board! Port-a-johns! Brand new Mach III's! Practice basket! Exceptional maintenance! Best of all are the signs indicating that pedestrians on the walking path are entering a disc golf course, and that they should look out for flying discs. This cements the central idea that permeates this course: disc golf is a park activity that's just as important and welcomed as everything else. This mutual respect is a refreshing attitude to see in a city park, and it makes Stubbs a more desirable destination than its rating. Please don't ruin it by disregarding park rules (no littering, drugs, etc.).

For now, the disc golf course is rarely crowded, and the 18 holes to 9 baskets layout doesn't cause much of an issue.
Cons: Apart from the obvious drawback of only 9 baskets, about half of the holes are pretty much wide open, flat, and forgettable. Obviously this is a limitation of the land more so than the design, but it's a drawback nonetheless. I might have compensated with some slightly trickier, more protected pin positions (Basket 4/13 especially), but it is what it is.

There are permanent bathrooms in the park, but it looks like they remain locked for daily use.
Other Thoughts: Stubbs Park is the second new disc golf course in the Dayton metro area in the past couple years that seems geared toward a quick, casual round - and that's okay. It's a great place to play 18 holes and feel welcomed, and that hits the spot on a weekday evening. These mid-level "after work" courses are great for when you may not want the crowds and challenge that go along with some of the better, more established area circuits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Pretty nice 2x9!]

2-4    11/1/2015   11/2/2015
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 291  Reviewed: 275  Exp: 5.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Ten beautiful, new DGA Mach 3 baskets and 18 flush concrete tee pads have been installed around the perimeter and across the open field spaces of this large, multi-use park, in such a way as to present a range of options for different skill levels. There are easier tees and much more challenging lines, some with pond and tree gut checks and conundrums. Since there aren't yet tee signs or next tee signage, there may still be time to group them for an easier nine and a harder nine to be played in sequence (see other thoughts, below). There is some open field distance for recreational to intermediate players to enjoy airing out a couple, and there are definitely challenging holes for the intermediate to advanced player, as well.

In particular, 2/11 require a low skip shot in from the right, or a braver hyzer (rhbh), with a deep, marshy pond area to the left of the fairway. Hole 5 is a really challenging gap shot that needs to clear another such pond and still fade to the green before the thick set of woods on the right. Hole 6/15 seems to be begging for a good (rhbh) roller or sky hyzer, as the basket sits temptingly nearby, but oh, so far away (the distance listed HAS to be along the intended line of flight arcing left to right through the trees). Hole 7/15 could be deuced with a good, strong lhbh or rhfh drive, but cuts too far right for a rhbh anny line (do you have a roller?) 17 shoots out through a trio of trees 75 feet off the tee. Neat shot. And 18 is a real gut-check pond skirting shot for the guy like me who throws rhbh 99% of the time. Even 9 has a pond crossing challenge for newer players, but can be crossed with 130 feet of 'D' or a willingness to bail out to the left of the pond.

Overall, they've got a good design going here, requiring a variety of shots, and which can be enjoyed by a lot of different skill levels.
Cons: Bring the map: No signage yet! For the most part, the design plays safely away from the many other park activities, but hole 6/15 seems to ask for a left to right line that does flirt with the gravel path. The three pond areas might eat a lot of newer players' discs. They didn't have any elevation to work with in the space provided, so all the shots are basically level (well, there's a little dip behind the 8/17 basket and a ditch beyond the pond on 9/18). And finally, first timers will easily overlook the existence of the practice basket, hidden from the parking area a little bit by the pines left of the 10th tee pad.
Other Thoughts: The fact is, so far, they've chosen to mix up the tee numbering to create a broader range of difficulties and shots over an 18 hole, twice-around loop. Personally, I look at the two by nine style of course as an opportunity to showcase an easier nine and a harder nine, so beginners can enjoy a quick round without crushing the ego. I'd flip 3/12, 5/14 & 7/16 so the shorter or easier tees came all on the front nine. The other six holes are actually the easier of the tees, so it's not far off.
Finally, first timers, enter the park and go straight back along the main drive until you get to the large parking area, cross to the back left and up a short drive to a smaller lot with a playground on the right, just before the first tee to the left of a large rock.

Reviewer Background as of this writing: age 54 w/ 4 yr experience, rated 900+/-, played 238+ courses in 23 states, 80% within 3hr drive of Cincinnati. Thrown with folks rated 600's to 1000's, ages 9 to 85 in events and leagues at all tiers. Seldom drive beyond 300-330, but have a solid up-shot and putting game. I haven't designed any courses, but try to lend a hand (with my severely desk-job limited skill set) when I can.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

New Course

1    10/20/2015   10/21/2015
Review By: Utahraptor
Played: 76  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 2.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New 18 hole course. Does a decent job of trying to squeeze 18 into a small space. Nice concrete teepads. Good use of natural ponds. Throws over water on hole 9 and 18, and over small pond on holes 5/14. Some alternate tees provide a different feel (5&14, 9&18).
Cons: There are 18 holes, but only 9 baskets. Hole 1 shares with hole 10, 2 with 11, etc. This will work when the course is not crowded, but would be a problem if a lot of people are playing. Most of the tees provide a very similar experience. For example, 1&10 play to the same fairway and basket, and there is only a difference of 17 feet between the tees.
Other Thoughts: If not crowded, you could throw holes 1 & 10 at the same time, and then 2&11, etc, keeping two discs in play at once. If its crowded, and a group is ready to play 1 and 10, they could throw at the same time, although that would force them to continue this process throughout the whole course. Until the signs are installed, you will need to print the map to ensure you use the right tee.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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