3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wilson Park is a 9 hole course right next to a school. There is a course map at the start of the course. It has multiple tee pads which help cater to a wider variety of skill level. There are some elevation changes that come into play on about half the holes. A couple the holes have some rough in play and most have mature trees in play.
Cons: There is a course map by hole 1 which makes the course look simple to navigate but quickly found out it isn't. Only 4 holes have tee signs, a couple have posts with numbers and some tees aren't marked. A few of the baskets don't have hole numbers on which doesn't help figuring out which basket to throw at.
There isn't a very good shot variety here.
The tees are gravel/dirt. The discatcher baskets look old and worn and only have the outer ring of chains.
The course feels pretty cramped in the park so be careful if other people are present on the course or playground.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for anyone who lives close by, but I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to play here. There's only rough on a few holes so it's not bad for beginners although a really bad shot could end up in someone's back yard.
Be sure to take a course map with you.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: good course to practice, but not nothing worth traveling to.
Cons: nothing is marked, and there are no pads, last time I played there were a few spots that were worn from teeing off. If you dont bring the course map then you wont know where to tee from
Other Thoughts: the course is always clean but would much rather travel to monroe on turtlecreek
If there were just markings of where to throw it would make the course so much better.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Elementary School Course?
Pros: This course is set on an elementary school property, and, as such, it is well maintained. There is little schule and very few places to lose discs.
There are decent baskets (DISCatchers with a single set of chains) and a good kiosk map. The map shows the multiple tee locations which are a big plus in giving this course length-variety. Some holes from the shorts are very short while sone of the long tees create long bomb opportunities.
Cons: First of all, without a map (which we had), we would have been completely lost. Some of the holes are marked with a single wooden stack with a painted top (indicating which tee pad it is) and most of those had a number sticker on them. However, not every hole and certainly not every placement was marked. Sometimes it was obvious from a dirt patch in the grass where the tee pad was, but most of the time it was not. There were some tee pads that had paint marking them, but it was faded and hard to see.
The course had several "fairways" that were not really defined at all. The basket was behind several large, sprawling trees with no clear path for the flight of a disc. The worst was hole 2 where, from the long pad, one had to shoot dangerously close to neighbors fences through a very narrow gap in the trees. (Hole 6 was very similar.) This is not a good combination for the type of player using an elementary school course.
This was the most disconcerting thing for me: this is not an elementary school course. I brought my wife and child, and they left discouraged at the course's length and a little nervous after we got an errant disc from someone's yard. As such, this course is not well designed for its location.
The other main design issue here is that many of the holes overlap, with tees for two holes literally on top of each other (check out the map). It was hard to stay "in the fairway" when many of the fairways ran together.
Other Thoughts: I guess the main reason I didn't like the course was that I was expecting a very easy, very beginner friendly course and instead found a longer course (the distances listed on Cincinnati's web site are way off) that was very strange in spots with no obvious fairways for beginning players.
With better signage marking all the tees and with some rerouting of a few bad fairways, this course could have potential.
But as someone who has played almost every 9 hole course along I-75 in Ohio, there are many others I would much rather play for a quick round to stretch the legs. As someone else wrote, this course is not worth the trip unless you live in town.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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