7 Helpful / 0 Not
Good 24 holes, butů
Pros: The AO Fisher disc golf course has 24 holes ranging from open fields, near (and even across the edges of) a set of ponds, and in the woods, with distances to challenge the recreational to intermediate arm. Decently sized (4'x10' or more), level, concrete tee pads and DGA baskets await you in a well-maintained, sprawling park that has all the usual amenities for a family outing. DGA baskets catch very well, and there's even an extra one to practice on just past the first tee from the parking lot.
Holes ranging from 233 to 487 feet are generally geared toward the Intermediate player because of the prevalence of open holes, and the fact that the wind plays into a lot of the shots. They have added some letter holes to the design, to be played between 15 and 16, which do use some tighter wooded lanes. A couple of these have the smart player discing down because you really don't want to get off the middle of the fairway.
The most beautiful holes are actually E and 16. The former is a neat hyzer shot (rhbh) with a disc eating tree at the bend. The latter sweeps the other way after a reasonable water carry. These two of three consecutive holes (if played 1-15, A-F, 16-18) make for a neat turn at the back of the park.
Cons: The lack of elevation and the long grassy rough on the letter holes are the two main negatives I noted here on my couple of visits. There are only benches out here for about three holes, and you'll walk about two miles to play this course. I didn't see a single trash can ON the course (though it was still pretty tidy). Two or more of the holes (at least 3 & 14) are a LOT longer than stated, so there are likely multiple pin positions being used. But the tee signs are so faded, they are almost unreadable, and could use a major replacement.
There are a few places where first timers will have to search a bit for the next tee. Walk around the lake a bit from 7 to 8, then walk toward the lake to see the #9 tee pad (the sign is blocked by a tree). Go to your right after hole 10, toward the bend in the lake. Then, it's easy to miss hole 13, which is across the road between 12 and 14. Double back after the long 14 pin position to a lane shot #15, pass the 16th tee to play the new holes, and come back to this spot for 16.
Folks complain about the goose droppings, and you will find that on the marshy end of the lake at the 11th basket, all along the berm which constitutes the 17th fairway, and a couple of the other lake area shots.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the Fisher course just leaves a little something to be desired, but it's not really clear what. It's a nice course, and the distances will make you work, but once you have the skill set to deuce these holes (at Advanced and Open), you won't find much of a thrilling challenge to this course. So it's a bit of a paradox. Higher skilled players (I wish I was one!) may choose to watch for high wind forecasts and practice this course if they plan to go out to a big tourney in the plains states.
The first time I played here, the rough field left of holes A & B was about thigh-high, and a total disc eater, but they have cut these grasses WAY back since my first visit.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Author O. Fisher DGC
Pros: Good mix of fairly open holes. Baskets and tee pads are in good shape. Nice layout for not having many elevation changes to work with. Park has restrooms. New wooded holes have been added, to give this course 24 holes.
Cons: The wooded holes could use a little maintence, to open up fairways and give players more room around the tee pads.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Simple, straightforward course that makes the most of the land available. While there's not much elevation or variation, with most of the holes playing fairly straight around a limited amount of obstacles, what's out there is used well, providing a decent mix of holes that don't feel repetitive.
Overall, the course is well maintained, with teepads and baskets in good condition.
Cons: While there isn't much in the way of improvement in hole layout, a few additional trash cans and a rejuvenation of the signage on the course would be a boon. Overall though, unless you want a more challenging course, there's not much to complain about.
Other Thoughts: For the record, I played this course following a round at another local course, and skipped the extra 6 holes, so my review is based on that. That said, the course does play very well even without them, and provides a nice course for a quick round.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
nice variation, great new 6 holes
Pros: open fields mostly, near some unforgiving ponds, then 6 holes in the woods, very difficult, yet incredibly well made.
Cons: watch out for long rough, and terrible woods to lose discs on the wooded 6
Other Thoughts: great course, try the whole 24 and its a real workout.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a decent course with many fun holes. The holes have some nice distance varieties. There are 2 ponds, which come into play on several holes. There are only slight elevation changes and it was used. The course is mostly open but there are scattered trees. The extra holes (A-F) are tightly wooded, however these holes are not currently on the map.
- tee signs
- concrete tee pads
- not crowded
Cons: Overall, the course isn't too hard to navigate but there are a few tricky spots where a map would definitely save you some time.
- goose poo near the water
- very windy in the open areas
Other Thoughts: Overall, the course is nice but nothing special. I think this course is a nice compliment to the other Dayton area courses. The Dayton area has a solid group of courses to play and my trip there was worth it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Never very busy. Nice baskets.
Cons: Can be hard to find your way to the next hole. The pond is annoying especially with all the poop around it. A lot of holes are very similar and, in my opinion, boring. Wind is definitely a factor. Watch out for non golfers in the summer. Can be very tough if you're a beginner.
Other Thoughts: I just think there are a number of better places to play in the Dayton area. I don't even bother with Arthur O. anymore.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a sprawling park with some rolling elevation changes, a couple water hazards, and scattered mature trees. The design takes advantage of the elevation changes available, they're not anything dramatic but they do add some interest and variety. Most holes play through scattered mature trees with multiple lines to hit, and a few evergreens that will catch a disc and make you pay for an errant shot. A few holes use the ponds to add some risk/reward with some fun water carries and dangerous pin placement. The added 6 holes play a tighter and more technical, adding a slightly different dimension to the course.
There is plenty of length here, with several holes that let you bomb a drive if you can accurately get past a few trees. The holes that do force specific shapes do a nice job of mixing up left and right turning shots to keep it a little more balanced. The tees are decent concrete pads with fine texture. There is adequate signage at the tees, and to direct you to the added 6 holes. The baskets are in nice shape and catch well.
Cons: There are some weird spots in terms of navigation, where I had to pull up the map on my phone to figure out where to go next. A couple holes are really easy to skip if you're not paying good attention. The course gets pretty repetitive, with mostly open longer holes where you only need to avoid a couple trees. The added holes do change things up a bit, but a couple of those don't have real fairways that are shaped in a way discs actually fly. Around the ponds, there is a ton of goose poop that's pretty hard to avoid.
Other Thoughts: This is an ok stop if you're in the Dayton area, but nothing spectacular. Beginners might find it a little long, and the water holes might be a little daunting especially on a windy day. More experienced players will find it a little easy with not much punishment for poor drives, and easy open lines to hit.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: One of the best courses in dayton and never crowded.Fun and a challange many elements of your game come into play. Better have a long arm to reach a lot of these holes but well balanced with reachable holes also.
Cons: long walk playin 18 even longer playin the newer 6 holes in the back.The wind can be brutal at times no drinking fountions that work and when it's hot damn.
Other Thoughts: The course is good to work on your driving skills
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Judge Arthur Fisher
Pros: Majority of course is open where you can let loose. Very clean no muddy areas
Cons: Some weekend traffic on course
6 extra holes after 15 are nice but very tight in comparison to rest of course
Other Thoughts: If wind is present it can be a major factor
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Bombs on your moms
Pros: Very nice concrete tees in a clean, busy park compliment a truely fantastic disc golf course. Long holes over nice grass and rolling hills gives players with consistent rollers a great opportunity to birdie. A couple holes play over water, but they aren't unreasonable to clear or avoid. The 6 extra holes are tighter than the rest of the course adding some needed variety. Course flows nicely.
Cons: There is goose poop everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Park is very busy with non-golfers on weekends during the summer. Some fairways become crowded with people fishing the water hazards.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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